This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Why can Electric types be paralyzed?

#1CakeOfLiesPosted 8/19/2013 10:16:21 AM
Poison types can't be poisoned, Fire types can't be burned, Grass types aren't effected by Leech Seed, Ice types can't be frozen...

Why can Electric types be paralyzed? Seriously, Electivire isn't effected by Thunder Wave, Thunder, or Zap Cannon (heck, he's boosted by those moves), but a little bit of Static and he's crippled. It just doesn't make sense. It's annoying too. My Electric types always suffer from Paralysis, but I never use Thunder Wave against an Electric type because part of me thinks that they're actually immune to it.

Thoughts?
---
I'm not easily impressed; I'm usually oblivious to whatever's in front of me.
Pokemon White 2 FC: 3139-7420-3142 - THIEF
#2Hughs_RagePosted 8/19/2013 10:19:39 AM(edited)
Because paralysis has nothing to do with electricity...
I mean electricity CAN paralyze you, but so can many other things
That's why things like Body Slam paralyze, because it ends up crippling the Pokemon
Being an electric monster doesn't prevent you from being crippled :p
---
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdtqd6EJTY1qlpahho1_500.jpg My husbando <3
QWILFISH for Smash 4! Also waiting on Qwilfish's Megalution, QWILSHARK!
#3ProdozulPosted 8/19/2013 10:19:43 AM
I've been wondering about this, I think it has to do with the fact that paralysis can come from a variety of different attacks. Such as thunder wave, body slam, and stun spore to name a few, it would just seem really unbalanced to make electric types completely immune to paralysis.
#4CakeOfLies(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 10:20:37 AM(edited)
Hughs_Rage posted...
Because paralysis has nothing to do with electricity...
I mean electricity CAN paralyze you, but so can many other things
That's why things like Body Slam paralyze, because it ends up crippling the Pokemon


Body Slam is literally the only paralyzing move that has nothing to do with electricity though. That's my point here. Every paralyzing move EXCEPT FOR ONE involves electricity.
Heck, the animation for it is electricity!

Edit: Forgot Stun Spore and Effect Spore. Still.
---
I'm not easily impressed; I'm usually oblivious to whatever's in front of me.
Pokemon White 2 FC: 3139-7420-3142 - THIEF
#5Rayquaza_is_ZPosted 8/19/2013 10:20:32 AM
Yeah, like what Hugh's Rage said.
Also, burning some that is already on fire or intense heat would be redundant..same with poison. But I never got why Leech Seed don't affect grass types though.
---
3DS_FC_1907-8641-1413
So excited for October 12th, 2013!
#6Arne83Posted 8/19/2013 10:20:48 AM
CakeOfLies posted...
Hughs_Rage posted...
Because paralysis has nothing to do with electricity...
I mean electricity CAN paralyze you, but so can many other things
That's why things like Body Slam paralyze, because it ends up crippling the Pokemon


Body Slam is literally the only paralyzing move that has nothing to do with electricity though. That's my point here. Every paralyzing move EXCEPT FOR ONE involves electricity.
Heck, the animation for it is electricity!


Stun Spore.
---
More of a Pokemon fan than TherianReturns will ever be.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals..." - Agent K.
#7CakeOfLies(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 10:21:09 AM
Arne83 posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
Hughs_Rage posted...
Because paralysis has nothing to do with electricity...
I mean electricity CAN paralyze you, but so can many other things
That's why things like Body Slam paralyze, because it ends up crippling the Pokemon


Body Slam is literally the only paralyzing move that has nothing to do with electricity though. That's my point here. Every paralyzing move EXCEPT FOR ONE involves electricity.
Heck, the animation for it is electricity!


Stun Spore.


I ninja'd you with my edit. >:)
---
I'm not easily impressed; I'm usually oblivious to whatever's in front of me.
Pokemon White 2 FC: 3139-7420-3142 - THIEF
#8smokinace829Posted 8/19/2013 10:21:17 AM
Game Freak Logic
---
"If you are going through hell, keep going - Winston Churchill"
GT : Brutal Tw0
#9ice_phoenix_Posted 8/19/2013 10:21:44 AM
Arne83 posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
Hughs_Rage posted...
Because paralysis has nothing to do with electricity...
I mean electricity CAN paralyze you, but so can many other things
That's why things like Body Slam paralyze, because it ends up crippling the Pokemon


Body Slam is literally the only paralyzing move that has nothing to do with electricity though. That's my point here. Every paralyzing move EXCEPT FOR ONE involves electricity.
Heck, the animation for it is electricity!


Stun Spore.

and Glare
---
~yay_meh~
I freeze people then I melt them into water and drink them. <3
#10LazHarshawPosted 8/19/2013 10:22:04 AM
CakeOfLies posted...
Hughs_Rage posted...
Because paralysis has nothing to do with electricity...
I mean electricity CAN paralyze you, but so can many other things
That's why things like Body Slam paralyze, because it ends up crippling the Pokemon


Body Slam is literally the only paralyzing move that has nothing to do with electricity though. That's my point here. Every paralyzing move EXCEPT FOR ONE involves electricity.
Heck, the animation for it is electricity!

Edit: Forgot Stun Spore and Effect Spore. Still.


Lick and gaze paralyze as well.
---
Mega Ampharos' Talent Agent
Client Headshot - http://imgur.com/D90UC4h