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why do you think the first eeveelutions where fire/water/electric?

#11IHappyGoLuckyIPosted 6/21/2013 11:47:15 AM
It's just a difference in use. With the starters everybody had one, and so they had to be balanced amongst themselves (well, not counting how easy it was for water pokemon to have ice beam).

All the other trios were more individual in nature. You weren't expected to run around with a team of legendaries or eevees, you were expected to focus on your favorite if you had one and largely ignore the others. Because these trios weren't going to be as prevalent, they were never designed to be internally balanced. They were just designed to each have valuable skills that would work in concert with whatever team you designed yourself. Grass sucked as a typing for a long time (and arguably is still significantly underrepresented in competitive battling), so it would have been hard to set up a group of legendaries with an obviously weak link Grass component.
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#12MaetchPosted 6/21/2013 1:49:33 PM(edited)
Because Fire/Ice/Electric is a common elemental triangle in most RPGs. In Pokémon's case, most Water-type Pokémon can use Ice attacks anyway, so the pattern still holds true.
#13-hotdogturtle--Posted 6/21/2013 2:49:20 PM
From: Great_Reapette | #005
Also because Leafeon came in Gen IV

This is flawless logic for why Jolteon was created in gen 1.
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