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How did Game Freak explain Dark and Steel existing in Gen. II?

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2 years ago#1
People are wondering how Game Freak is going to explain, in-story, how Fairy-types suddenly appeared (and retconned certain Pokemon). But what about in Gen. II, when Magnemite suddenly became half-Steel?

Does anyone remember how that was explained?
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2 years ago#2
I remember Jasmine saying that Steel was, in fact, recently discovered in GSC, but HG/SS sorta retconned that, and she says nothing of the sort.

Gen II did try to tell us that they somehow discovered 100 Pokemon and 2 types in three years, but since then, it's been more along the lines of "What do you mean? These things have always existed!"
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2 years ago#3
They just said that, through research, it was recently discovered that there were two new types. That's all the explanation they need to give for Fairy too.
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2 years ago#4
It was just "newly discovered," same as all Gen II Pokemon. Though it's important to note that HgSs retconned and removed all references to anything being a new discovery. The Mystery Egg became "just another Pokemon Egg," Pichu wasn't recently discovered (but Professor Elm did discover it first), and Jasmine just talked about the greatness of the Steel-type before her match.
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2 years ago#5
Arceus gave it to them.
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2 years ago#6
Fairy just wasnt known to people in Kanto through to Unova... And when Kalos was found, the Fairy type was discovered.. It's always existed (theoretically speaking), and tests show, Jiggly, Marril and Gardevour fit said type...

They didn't know Fairy type existed, so they could class something a type they didn't know existed....

Makes perfect sense
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2 years ago#7
Old timeline: Dark- and Steel-types had been discovered in the three years between R/jG/B/Y and G/S/C.

New timeline: Dark- and Steel-types have always existed since FR/LG ret-conned the Kanto era to include such types.
2 years ago#8
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