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Why do you think Gamefreak created glut of fire/fighting starters?

#31ShanoaPosted 4/28/2013 10:32:27 PM
Honestly?
Because fighting is one of the strongest types out there [maybe even the strongest] and that's the only way a type as awful as fire is gonna compete.

Either that or Steel/Dragon/Water. But guess which ones it never gets paired up? [Except for 2 legendaries, woopdiedoo]
#32RingsOfUranusPosted 4/28/2013 10:35:10 PM
Lenne quit at life after everyone kind of Lol'd at the Infernape modeled after Goku thing.

And I mean really? Dragonball bashing? In a Pokemon forum? Seriously now?
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#33iKhanicPosted 4/28/2013 10:38:19 PM
Shanoa posted...
Honestly?
Because fighting is one of the strongest types out there [maybe even the strongest] and that's the only way a type as awful as fire is gonna compete.


Oh yes, because the best attacking type in the standard metagame which also have 5 resistances is such an awful type

http://www.smogon.com/smog/issue3/attacking_types
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#34Shadow_StarWolfPosted 4/29/2013 7:28:04 AM
I know Lenne is a troll but I still laugh at the fact that people don't know Son Wukong.

From: iKhanic | Posted: 4/29/2013 2:38:19 PM | #033
Oh yes, because the best attacking type in the standard metagame which also have 5 resistances is such an awful type

http://www.smogon.com/smog/issue3/attacking_types


Fire is a terrible defensive type though. It's like Ice type. Also you're looking at the statistics wrongly.
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#35iKhanicPosted 4/29/2013 1:26:22 PM
Shadow_StarWolf posted...
I know Lenne is a troll but I still laugh at the fact that people don't know Son Wukong.

From: iKhanic | Posted: 4/29/2013 2:38:19 PM | #033
Oh yes, because the best attacking type in the standard metagame which also have 5 resistances is such an awful type

http://www.smogon.com/smog/issue3/attacking_types


Fire is a terrible defensive type though. It's like Ice type. Also you're looking at the statistics wrongly.


It's not a good Defensive type, but it's not even close to as bad as Ice. Fire has some very nice resistances to priority moves like Bullet Punch and Ice Shard, As well as handy resistances to Megahorn, Power Whip, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Ice Beam, and Blizzard. I'm not saying its an amazing defensive type. But 5 resistances is nothing to scoff at, even if it's weak to two common attacking types and the most common type in existence.

The only reason there aren't more Fire types in OU is because of Stealth Rock, which I feel like Smogon over accounts for in the first place.
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#36IngSlayerPosted 4/29/2013 1:36:31 PM
Shadow_StarWolf posted...
You might as well complain that Pokemon has so many Water types.


Bad example. There are 109 Water Pokemon, the most of any type.
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#37RingsOfUranusPosted 4/29/2013 10:10:14 PM
Shadow_StarWolf posted...
I know Lenne is a troll but I still laugh at the fact that people don't know Son Wukong.

From: iKhanic | Posted: 4/29/2013 2:38:19 PM | #033
Oh yes, because the best attacking type in the standard metagame which also have 5 resistances is such an awful type

http://www.smogon.com/smog/issue3/attacking_types


Fire is a terrible defensive type though. It's like Ice type. Also you're looking at the statistics wrongly.


You laugh at the fact that people don't know ancient Chinese literature? Granted it was lolzy to see them say Infernape was based on Goku and make a fuss about its lack of originality, but Journey to the West isn't exactly something you'll need to write a book report on anywhere in the Western hemisphere.
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#38Shadow_StarWolfPosted 4/30/2013 2:13:15 AM
From: RingsOfUranus | Posted: 4/30/2013 2:10:14 PM | #037
You laugh at the fact that people don't know ancient Chinese literature? Granted it was lolzy to see them say Infernape was based on Goku and make a fuss about its lack of originality, but Journey to the West isn't exactly something you'll need to write a book report on anywhere in the Western hemisphere.


It's a popular enough to be referenced a lot though, and I recall a Son Wukong film made by Westerners.

From: iKhanic | Posted: 4/30/2013 5:26:22 AM | #035
The only reason there aren't more Fire types in OU is because of Stealth Rock, which I feel like Smogon over accounts for in the first place.


lolno, Stealth Rock doesn't impede a lot if said Pokemon is pretty good. Even without SR your Preciouszard will most likely be in RU.

From: IngSlayer | Posted: 4/30/2013 5:36:31 AM | #036
Bad example. There are 109 Water Pokemon, the most of any type.

That's the point though.
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