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C/D: Poison type should be changed to Toxic type

#1PrettyTonyTigerPosted 7/20/2013 9:56:44 AM
The way they generally labeling everything in poison type, AS poison is NOT correct! I can not stand to see so many people get this all mixed up, partly thanks to GF not clarifying.

POISON and VENOM are NOT the SAME thing! SNAKES are VENOMOUS. Now PLANTS or FUNGI are POISONOUS. Say, I can eat a king kobra and be perfectly FINE. But a MUSHROOM can NOT bite me so there is no way it can be venomous. Follow? Allow me to elaborate:

POISON is a substance that is INGESTED. Upon ingestion, that is where bodily harm takes place. Notice how the plant "Poison Ivy" is named POISON. And not Venomous Ivy. That would NOT make ANY sense because PLANTS do not BITE people!! NEVER in my life have i ever seen the phrase "venoomous plant" used. So some pokemon being poison type does make sense, such as amoongus. But still generalizing every toxin as poison is NOT correct.
But let's look at pokemon who ARE examples of poison:

Amoongus, beeing a MUSHROOM
Vileplume, being a PLANT
Venusaur, poison coming from the plant on the back i assume
Muk, if you eat it you would become very ill
Toxicroak, being a frog meaning it has poison glands
Garbodor, being a pile of nasty trash
Victreebell, being a plant

Now VENOM does NOT work this way. VENOM comes from highly focused and concentrated "weapons" of animals, like fangs, or stingers. VENOM has to work by being injected. Meaning that one could literally drink sampled venom, or eat black widow spiders and be perfectly fine. VENOM is NOT POISONOUS. So it is incorrect to say "Seviper is a poisounous snake-like pokemon. It uses it's very long fangs to inject prey with poison" NO. Also the move named "poison fang" would be better off being named Venom Fang.
Examples of pokemon who are venomous:
Arbok. being a snake
Seviper, being a snake,
All the Nido family, their Venom comes from focused points, their spines and horns
Drapion, being a scorpion meaning it injects poison via tail stinger or claws (psuedo-scorpions)
Beedrill, being a bee, using a stinger
Scolipede, being a centipede, which HUNTS with venomous bite
Ariados, same reason as above^
Qwlfish. Like the Nido's, it's venom comes from spines over its body

So if you understand me you'll get why it irritates me. This can be all clarified if change the name to Toxic Type. Because Venom and Poisons are toxins to our bodies. But they are both not POISON.
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#2X_Ayumi_XPosted 7/20/2013 9:58:23 AM
Isn't it the same thing...?
"It's toxic, it can kill you."
"It's poisonus, it can kill you."
"It's venomous, it can kill you."
"It's Justin Beaver's music, it can kill you."
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#3P0k3m0nWaRR10R8Posted 7/20/2013 9:58:48 AM
You could make a similar argument with Grass.
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#4EnferolunosPosted 7/20/2013 10:00:05 AM
PrettyTonyTiger posted...
Waaaaah


Okay
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#5DrakoVongola1Posted 7/20/2013 10:01:28 AM
I really hate to be the one to break it to you, but...Nobody cares >_>
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#6P0k3m0nWaRR10R8Posted 7/20/2013 10:01:53 AM
Enferolunos posted...
PrettyTonyTiger posted...
Waaaaah


Okay


Somebody call the wambulance
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#7Arne83Posted 7/20/2013 10:03:14 AM
X_Ayumi_X posted...
Isn't it the same thing...?
"It's toxic, it can kill you."
"It's poisonus, it can kill you."
"It's venomous, it can kill you."
"It's Justin Beaver's music, it can kill you."


Well, no. Like he said... in order for a venom to work, it needs to injected directing into the blood stream. A poison on the other hand, doesn't... It can be ingested, absorbed through the skin, etc.

But, at the same time... I'm gonna have to say D.
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#8ClassyOldHatPosted 7/20/2013 10:08:28 AM
It would be more accurate, so I wouldn't mind the change.

Even better, it would finally stop this stupid "water dilutes poison" argument when people are discussing type balance. Poison in Pokemon encompasses not just Poison that might be diluted under certain select circumstances, but also venom, and pollution (which most agree should not mix with water).
#9RDS1Posted 7/20/2013 10:08:52 AM
First Fire-type needs to be renamed Heat-type because some of it's attacks are based on magma or warm updrafts instead of actual fire.
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#10X_Ayumi_XPosted 7/20/2013 10:09:16 AM
Arne83 posted...
X_Ayumi_X posted...
Isn't it the same thing...?
"It's toxic, it can kill you."
"It's poisonus, it can kill you."
"It's venomous, it can kill you."
"It's Justin Beaver's music, it can kill you."


Well, no. Like he said... in order for a venom to work, it needs to injected directing into the blood stream. A poison on the other hand, doesn't... It can be ingested, absorbed through the skin, etc.

But, at the same time... I'm gonna have to say D.


So I can bathe in venom and not die?
I need to get my spiders in a spitting contest and fast.
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