Ice types were never considered a defensive type, so it's not a spectacular blow. We also don't know what Fairy attacks are going to be like, so they may not be widespread or powerful enough to matter. --- "Murder of the living is tragic, but murder of the idea is unforgivable." - Janus, speaker of the synod
Ice types are especially screwed because "Fairy" is good on Dragon, which may cut the usage of some Dragon types, which are Ice type's favorite targets. --- The Official Bulbasaur of Pokemon X's board Bowser Jr, T Zelda, Ridley, Palutena, Pittoo, Isaac, Shulk, Mewtwo, Robin, Balloon Fight, Crono, Mii, Megaman, Neku
I personally wish for ice to resist flying and dragon attacks.
I always thought the same thing since a ton of bird casualties occur from birds colliding into windows (I know windows aren't made of ice, but they are both frail, and I can't imagine birds faring too well after flying into a thick sheet of ice).
Which was never an issue. Ice is a great offensive type... when used by other Pokemon. The problem is the Ice type Pokemon themselves are terrible because the type is terrible defensively, and a weakness to Fairy is only going to make them even worse.
Ice types were never considered a defensive type, so it's not a spectacular blow.
Then why do the so many Ice-types have defensively-oriented stats?
You know, the whole "breaking ice" thing may have been a bit misleading. Maybe it's not so much that Sylveon is super-effective against Ice, but that it resists Ice. Maybepossiblyhaps? --- Creator of Jay's Journey (see quote!) "It's not ten years old! Therefore, it sucks!" - Nostalgia whores everywhere
The problem with Ice Pokemon is that most of them are designed poorly with bad stat distribution and equally terrible movepools. Many Ice Types have only Ice-Moves and awful coverage alongside them. Weaknesses hasn't stopped Mamoswine from being OU.
Ice-Type is a Glass Cannon type, and it always will be.
What will adding more resistances to a Pokemon like Beartic and Vanilluxe do? They will still suck because the former is slow and the latter has a horrid movepool. --- This is the worst bird yet. White 2 FC: 3483 0523 8765