Rain is really dominating the Metagame.Every battle I see rain.And now they might ban Keldeo(the only poke on my team that can benefit from rain). Really.Gastrodon,Politoed,Gyarados,Starmie,Vaporeon,Thundurus-T.On almost every team.So annoying. --- http://tinyurl.com/OperationDecode | Please sign this for Digimon Re:Digitize Decode to get localized!(see quote) Official (Shadow)Lugia of all Pokemon Boards.
Because every water Pokemon gets abilities to abuse rain via swift swim, or storm drain. --- Black 2 FC: 3569 1730 6208 http://zettai-cosplay.deviantart.com/art/Skyla-Cosplay-244148531 my wife. Doesn't count Tiger, this ones real.
1) Almost every Water Pokemon can pack Ice type moves for coverage (which means they could even take out Grass types) 2) A Pokemon with Swift Swim (almost all of them Water types themselves, if not all) sees both its speed and its damage output increased
Not to mention powerful moves like Surf and Waterfall. And now Scald, which on top of having a good BP, has a high chance to cause a burn.
Water may not be as overpowered as Dragon, but it sure is one of the top types overall.
either tied with Flying or Flying slighty surpasses it I don't remember
Water's most common. As of Gen V there's 109 Water Pokemon, so about 17% of all Pokemon. If we count Froakie, Skrelp and Clauncher, and Froakie's inevitable 2 evos, that's 114.
Normal's second at 97 and Flying's third with 84. Counting known Gen 6 Pokemon (Fletchling, Helioptile, the rabbit and Litleo for Normal, Fletchling, Talonflame, Noivern and Yveltal for Flying), that's 101 for Normal and 88 for Flying. --- 'Success rates are but scientific theory. A brave heart will defy any odds!' 'Don't beg for things, do it yourself or else you won't get anything.'
Another example of gamefreak's love affair with water type pokemon.
Introduce scald as a tm. Every single water type in the game save for special cases like Rotom-W and any water type who also happens to be part ice (all of which would love to use it, due to being defensively oriented) can learn the move.
Gamefreak introduces lava plume. Only a handful of fire types can learn it at all. --- Brawl FC - 1332 8069 6690 http://i.imgur.com/OZ9aS.png