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So are Ice and poison types getting buffed at all? >_>

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2 years ago#21
Octaivian_Rex posted...
maslada posted...
Hvv0l24n9 posted...
No. Besides the supposed Freeze Dry.


Fingers crossed this move is going to have a usable base power with a wide distribution. Waters are so overdue a nerf.


It gets distributed to all the water types that learn ice beam.
http://static.freepik.com/free-photo/trollface_17-403125921.jpg


Doubt it. A move about dehydration, learned by water types?
I know pokemon=/=logic, but come on...
2 years ago#22
cloudrivera posted...
This is why Ice should beat Water types

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5QQJ-dkM_U


Similarly...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmxjic0maj1qkb4zeo1_500.gif
Ice should beat steel.

http://www.2spare.com/_media/imgs/articles/a168_b1.jpg
Flying and steel should be super-effective against each other.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4qipt5rct1ruucxro3_500.gif
Flying beats fire.

http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/chopping-mall/chopping-mall31.gif
Electric beats steel.

Remember, in Pokemon, logic is KING.
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2 years ago#23
Yeah, Ice really needs the boost. Looking at it Mathematically, it's in bad shape. On offense, let's consider hitting a type for Super Effective to be +1, being resisted to be -1, and having no effect to be -2. On Defense being weak to a type is -1, resisting a type is +1, and being immune to a type is +2.

Ice:
On offense: 0
On Defense: -3

Fighting:
On offense: -2
On Defense: 0

Ground:
On offense: 1
On Defense: 1

Fire:
On offense: 0
On Defense: 2

Rock:
On offense: 1
On Defense: -1

It's almost funny at this point, how little the Ice type gets.
2 years ago#24
ClassyOldHat posted...
Yeah, Ice really needs the boost. Looking at it Mathematically, it's in bad shape. On offense, let's consider hitting a type for Super Effective to be +1, being resisted to be -1, and having no effect to be -2. On Defense being weak to a type is -1, resisting a type is +1, and being immune to a type is +2.

Ice:
On offense: 0
On Defense: -3

Fighting:
On offense: -2
On Defense: 0

Ground:
On offense: 1
On Defense: 1

Fire:
On offense: 0
On Defense: 2

Rock:
On offense: 1
On Defense: -1

It's almost funny at this point, how little the Ice type gets.


That doesn't mean anything, really. You need to consider how common and how dangerous their targets are.
Ice has always been a powerful offensive type because all of its targets (especially dragons) were very common and hard to OHKO without an ice attack.
Conversely ground is the most common immunity in the game by a long shot. It is in no way better than ice as an offensive type.
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