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On the subject of new types...

#1Kinneth123Posted 9/24/2013 6:17:01 AM
I know Dark was put in to balance Psychic, and Fairy was put in to balance Dragon, but was Steel put in to balance anything?
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#2CakeOfLiesPosted 9/24/2013 6:17:22 AM
Psychic.
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#3Kinneth123(Topic Creator)Posted 9/24/2013 6:18:41 AM
CakeOfLies posted...
Psychic.


It was that broken that it needed two types to balance it out? o.o

I played in that generation, but I don't remember Psychic being too much of a problem.
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#4mehmetskiPosted 9/24/2013 6:21:24 AM
Kinneth123 posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
Psychic.


It was that broken that it needed two types to balance it out? o.o

I played in that generation, but I don't remember Psychic being too much of a problem.


yes it was. it had only one weakness, bug, which couldnt pull anything off. and it had no offensive weakness, it hit poison fighting for super effective, and gen1 had about 46 poison pokemon.
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#5CakeOfLiesPosted 9/24/2013 6:22:49 AM
Kinneth123 posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
Psychic.


It was that broken that it needed two types to balance it out? o.o

I played in that generation, but I don't remember Psychic being too much of a problem.


It only had one weakness. Bug. The only Bug type that learned a good move was Beedrill with Pin Missile.
Another problem was that Beedrill was Poison type, so STAB Psychic destroyed him.
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#6RoyMaster4Posted 9/24/2013 6:26:50 AM
Theoretically ghosts were supposed to beat psychics, but Gengar was weak to psychic because he's part poison. It might have been better if another ghost type was introduced in GSC, but all we got was Misdreavus. However, they needed something since psychic moves were too strong to begin with, not being resisted by anything (besides psychic). You can see they made up a resistance in the card game (though that might be ghost vs normal). Steel also helped balance dragon a little bit, but at the time there were no powerful dragon moves. Perhaps they anticipated future additions?
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