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Does anyone else miss when Ghost and Dragon used to be unique types?

#1Davidk92Posted 4/30/2013 4:19:40 PM
Only the Gengar and Dragonite lines had them. It made them feel special. Now they're no more unique than the other 15 types... *sigh*
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#2RatedRKO7Posted 4/30/2013 4:20:50 PM
no
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#3Strain42Posted 4/30/2013 4:25:06 PM
Dragon I understand kind of being a big deal, as that's established in the Pokemon mythos that Dragon Pokemon are supposed to be these rare creatures

But Ghost is just Ghost. I never really assumed there was any special REASON why the Gastly line were the only ghosts. I just assumed it worked out that way.

As far as I'm concerned, more of any type is a good thing.
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#4austinglPosted 4/30/2013 4:25:31 PM
I honestly don't care
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#5MetaFalconPunchPosted 4/30/2013 4:32:25 PM
RatedRKO7 posted...
no

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#6Ari917Posted 4/30/2013 4:34:34 PM
They're still the lowest and second-lowest in number among the other types, so no.
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#7NewMoonShadowPosted 4/30/2013 4:40:43 PM
The irony is that there wasn't a single pure-Ghost type in Red and Blue. Not only was there not a single pure Ghost-Type, but their unfortunate sub-type (Poison) made them weak against the Type they were supposed to be strong against (Psychic).

Anyway, there really aren't THAT many dragons, there are only a few introduced in each generation who aren't Legendaries, and many of those only have Dragon as a sub-type.

Gen 1
-Dratini

Gen 2
-Kingdra (Water/Dragon)

Gen 3
-Vibrava (Ground/Dragon)
-Altaria
-Bagon

Gen 4
-Gible

Gen 5
-Axew
-Druddigon
-Deino (Dark/Dragon)

All the other Dragons are Legendaries, as their legendary mythos would seem to imply. There are just a lot of them now because there have been a lot of Generations of Pokemon.
#8wahaha911Posted 4/30/2013 4:42:46 PM
NewMoonShadow posted...
The irony is that there wasn't a single pure-Ghost type in Red and Blue. Not only was there not a single pure Ghost-Type, but their unfortunate sub-type (Poison) made them weak against the Type they were supposed to be strong against (Psychic).

Anyway, there really aren't THAT many dragons, there are only a few introduced in each generation who aren't Legendaries, and many of those only have Dragon as a sub-type.

Gen 1
-Dratini

Gen 2
-Kingdra (Water/Dragon)

Gen 3
-Vibrava (Ground/Dragon)
-Altaria
-Bagon

Gen 4
-Gible

Gen 5
-Axew
-Druddigon
-Deino (Dark/Dragon)

All the other Dragons are Legendaries, as their legendary mythos would seem to imply. There are just a lot of them now because there have been a lot of Generations of Pokemon.


They weren't SUPPOSED to be stronger than psychic during gen 1 as it didn't even AFFECT psychic in gen 1
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#9TherianReturnsPosted 4/30/2013 4:43:03 PM
Genwunner alert. There are 649+ Pokemon now. Get over it.
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#10NewMoonShadowPosted 4/30/2013 4:51:27 PM
wahaha911 posted...
NewMoonShadow posted...
The irony is that there wasn't a single pure-Ghost type in Red and Blue. Not only was there not a single pure Ghost-Type, but their unfortunate sub-type (Poison) made them weak against the Type they were supposed to be strong against (Psychic).

Anyway, there really aren't THAT many dragons, there are only a few introduced in each generation who aren't Legendaries, and many of those only have Dragon as a sub-type.

Gen 1
-Dratini

Gen 2
-Kingdra (Water/Dragon)

Gen 3
-Vibrava (Ground/Dragon)
-Altaria
-Bagon

Gen 4
-Gible

Gen 5
-Axew
-Druddigon
-Deino (Dark/Dragon)

All the other Dragons are Legendaries, as their legendary mythos would seem to imply. There are just a lot of them now because there have been a lot of Generations of Pokemon.


They weren't SUPPOSED to be stronger than psychic during gen 1 as it didn't even AFFECT psychic in gen 1


After doing some research I found this.

Ghost-type moves had no effect on Psychic Pokemon. This was actually a mistake: several game guides stated that Ghost was super-effective on Psychic, and an in-game trainer at Saffron City says that Psychic Pokemon fear only ghosts and bugs! However, this only affected one move: Lick. The two other Ghost moves, Confuse Ray and Night Shade, affected all Pokemon equally. It was corrected in Generation II when Ghost became super-effective against Psychic.


Interesting bit of trivia, and it only makes it even more hilarious that the Ghost-Type was so hilariously bad against the type they were created to counter by both poor design decision of the Pokemon itself and bugs that rendered its moves useless against Psychics.