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Water as a type is overpowered.

#11fahademonPosted 8/24/2013 12:00:19 PM
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.
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#12SteaIth_RockPosted 8/24/2013 12:11:09 PM
rain isn't even a top 5 type

dragon steel fighting ground ghost
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#13javel34Posted 8/24/2013 12:12:24 PM
Because every water Pokemon gets abilities to abuse rain via swift swim, or storm drain.
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#14NeonDragon9000Posted 8/24/2013 12:21:26 PM
I'd be okay with Water being weak to Poison.

Otherwise, I don't think Water is as OP as it's often made out to be.
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#15MagikarpRulesPosted 8/24/2013 12:28:09 PM
I think that what makes Water so powerful is:

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.
#16Lucis_FerrePosted 8/24/2013 12:30:56 PM
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.
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#17MetaFalconPunchPosted 8/24/2013 12:55:33 PM
This is one of the reasons I like Electric type.
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#18CharizardFirePosted 8/24/2013 1:14:20 PM
From: NeonDragon9000 | #014
I'd be okay with Water being weak to Poison.

This. It's badly needed.
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#19GloryChaos(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2013 2:15:48 PM
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.
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