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Why can Electric types be paralyzed?

#21InhaledCornPosted 8/19/2013 11:36:21 AM
LazHarshaw 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!

Edit: Forgot Stun Spore and Effect Spore. Still.


Lick and gaze paralyze as well.


And Dragon breath.
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#22CakeOfLies(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 11:38:07 AM
InhaledCorn posted...
LazHarshaw 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!

Edit: Forgot Stun Spore and Effect Spore. Still.


Lick and gaze paralyze as well.


And Dragon breath.


I wasn't aware of Dragon Breath paralyzing...
Okay. Rephrase the title.

Why can Electric types be paralyzed by Electric type moves?
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#23LazHarshawPosted 8/19/2013 11:39:27 AM
CakeOfLies posted...
InhaledCorn posted...
LazHarshaw 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!

Edit: Forgot Stun Spore and Effect Spore. Still.


Lick and gaze paralyze as well.


And Dragon breath.


I wasn't aware of Dragon Breath paralyzing...
Okay. Rephrase the title.

Why can Electric types be paralyzed by Electric type moves?


Getting overcharged/short circuit.
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#24CakeOfLies(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 11:40:17 AM
LazHarshaw posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
I wasn't aware of Dragon Breath paralyzing...
Okay. Rephrase the title.

Why can Electric types be paralyzed by Electric type moves?


Getting overcharged/short circuit.


Nah. I don't think so.
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#25NegaZeldaPosted 8/19/2013 11:43:58 AM
Surely another question that has the same levy as this is: Why can Ice types still be frozen? That has no excuse since all moves that freeze are Ice type!
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#26Faust_8Posted 8/19/2013 11:49:39 AM
I would be fine with Electric types immune to paralysis from Electric moves. That would make sense.

Poison can't be poisoned because nothing poisons except poisonous attacks.
Fire can't be burned because nothing burns except with intense heat.

And so on. But since paralysis isn't caused by only Electric moves, they can't be fully immune...but it would make sense that Electric shouldn't be able to paralyze Electric.

Inflicting paralysis with an Electric move on an Electric Pokemon makes as much sense to me as burning a Fire type. :/
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#2717MasterPosted 8/19/2013 11:50:04 AM
I'm about 99% certain you cannot freeze an Ice type.

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Freeze
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#28SPDShadowRangerPosted 8/19/2013 11:52:21 AM
Denial it hilarious.

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.


And Bounce, DragonBreath, Freeze Shock, Fling, Force Palm, Secret Power, and Tri Attack.
#29CakeOfLies(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 11:53:45 AM
SPDShadowRanger posted...
Denial it hilarious.

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.


And Bounce, DragonBreath, Freeze Shock, Fling, Force Palm, Secret Power, and Tri Attack.


Freeze Shock and Tri Attack both involve electricity.
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#30the_cajun88Posted 8/19/2013 2:14:06 PM
Ice-types can be frozen by Tri-Attack and Secret Power.
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