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Why isn't Gengar pure ghost?

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2 years ago#1
How is it poison?
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2 years ago#2
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2 years ago#3
EVERYTHING was poison type in gen 1, that's why psychic was so godly.
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2 years ago#4
Because Game Freak envisioned it as being made up of poisonous gas and the like.
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2 years ago#5
It used to be toxic gas brah.
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2 years ago#6
Because then it would have been No Weak in Gen 1.
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2 years ago#7
scrappybristol posted...
Because then it would have been No Weak in Gen 1.


Well, technically, Ghost has always been weak to itself. Granted, Lick is a piss poor move, but it always dealt SE damage to other Ghosts. Night Shade was an oddball, I remember that thing hitting Normal and Psychic type Pokémon that were otherwise immune to Ghost.
2 years ago#8
scrappybristol posted...
Because then it would have been No Weak in Gen 1.


I really doubt GF cared that much about game balance in Gen 1.

...At least I hope they didn't.
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2 years ago#9
PrettyTonyTiger posted...
EVERYTHING was poison type in gen 1.

2 years ago#10
Lexifox posted...
scrappybristol posted...
Because then it would have been No Weak in Gen 1.


I really doubt GF cared that much about game balance in Gen 1.

...At least I hope they didn't.


Well, Gyarados' and Charizard's typing suggest that they cared at least a little.
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