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Why does Water resist Steel?

#1scrappybristolPosted 9/27/2013 10:04:17 AM
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#2Meta289Posted 9/27/2013 10:05:29 AM
Because Steel types aren't rustproof.
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#3CakeOfLiesPosted 9/27/2013 10:06:31 AM
I agree.
We should make Bullet Punch hurt even more of a multitude of Pokemon by making Water not resist it anymore.
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#4ZTIger5Posted 9/27/2013 10:14:38 AM
You can't affect water very much by cutting it with a metal knife or striking with a hammer. It's fluid and just changes shape to flow around it. That's about the best I can think of.
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#5LightHawKnightPosted 9/27/2013 10:15:50 AM
ZTIger5 posted...
You can't affect water very much by cutting it with a metal knife or striking with a hammer. It's fluid and just changes shape to flow around it. That's about the best I can think of.


Then shouldn't fighting moves not work well either?
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#6scrappybristol(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 10:16:21 AM
LightHawKnight posted...
ZTIger5 posted...
You can't affect water very much by cutting it with a metal knife or striking with a hammer. It's fluid and just changes shape to flow around it. That's about the best I can think of.


Then shouldn't fighting moves not work well either?


And Rock? And Normal?
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#7SlimeStackPosted 9/27/2013 10:19:34 AM
You can punch a lake to death but you can't slice one up.
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#8M4nnimalPosted 9/27/2013 10:20:19 AM
Meta289 posted...
Because Steel types aren't rustproof.


This is probably the best answer (not that it makes that much sense, though).
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#9JackSolomonPosted 9/27/2013 10:20:28 AM
Drop a chunk of steel into some water, see what happens: It rusts and sinks. Simply by being in water, Steel grows weaker. Water resists Steel because when the two of them clash, Water isn't disturbed, while Steel actively becomes weakened.

As opposed to Fighting and Rock: While they may have similar effects on Water, they themselves are not weakened by their efforts.
#10FireSeerPosted 9/27/2013 10:21:57 AM
Trying to find something that makes sense in type advantages just isn't possible when a bunch simply don't make sense. Bug beats psychic?
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