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3 years ago#1
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.

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3 years ago#2
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
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3 years ago#3
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.
3 years ago#4
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.
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3 years ago#5
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.
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3 years ago#6
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.
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3 years ago#7
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. >:)
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3 years ago#9
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.

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3 years ago#10
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.


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