Thanks darkestarcher for helping me come up with this idea, but HMs should be different types to add more variety to Pokemon movesets. Cut should be Grass or Steel type, or maybe even Bug, so that it could actually not be used only on HM slaves and a decent early game coverage move for some Pokemon. Imagine having a Grass type Cut on Charmander to help against Misty.
Other HMs should also have more variety in terms of typing. Strength and Rock Climb could very easily be Rock type moves. --- Love me long time.
But then it wouldn't make as much sense for them to have such a wide distribution. Plus it's hard to justify "cut" being something other than normal based on its description... Why not just make Tackle a dragon type move, body slam an ice move, Bite can be Psychic... --- "Earth is a silly place. Half the world has no clean water. And the other half has so much, they poo in it." 3DS FC: 2750 1911 5515
But then it wouldn't make as much sense for them to have such a wide distribution. Plus it's hard to justify "cut" being something other than normal based on its description... Why not just make Tackle a dragon type move, body slam an ice move, Bite can be Psychic...
Well Cut's description merely says to cut with scythes or claws. It could very well be Steel type or even Grass since its used to chop down trees. There are weirder descriptions out there.
I wouldn't mind Strength being Fighting, either! Anything but Normal. --- Love me long time.
Cut could easily be grass. It's normally used to cut trees to begin with.
Strength can be fighting.
Leave Rock Climb Rock so there is one Normal type HM.
And personally, I rather HM's just become "rare TM's". If you want something to be done outside of battle, make it a Key Item. --- Donnel is my # 1 bro. We fist bump, slay some risen, eat some chicken strips, bomb the Valmese and steal sugar from Gaius on a daily basis. Like a Boss. FE:A
I could see Cut being a Grass attack; it seems like a lot of Grass-types learn it when it doesn't really make sense, anyway (how, exactly, are Oddish and Tangela using it?). --- Official Bride and Wife of Noire (of the Fire Emblem Awakening message board)