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2 years ago#1
Title says it all.

For me, 6 types:
- Poison: Wow, Gamefreaks really must hates this type. It started as super-effective against Grass and Bug, but then in Gen 2, they removed the effectiveness to Bug in addition of being screwed over by Steel. Only in Gen 6 did Poison get a buff by being a good type against Fairy. For Gen 7, not only should they bring back super-effectiveness to Bug, since Bug already deals 1/2 damage to Poison, but also another super-effectiveness. I was thinking Water due to how toxins can damage water ecosystems very quickly.

- Ice: Gamefreaks seemed to have neglected this type as well, since a lot of Ice types were dual types. It took them up to Gen 3 to add pure Ice types like Snorunt, Ghalie and Regice. Ice is only resistant against Ice. I believe that Ice needs to be resistant to Water, because while Water attacks technically means that they are hotter than Ice, what about that water freezes on contact with ice because it flash-freezes it? So that's why I could see Ice resisting Water. Scald could become a water/fire type move, like Flying Press is a flying/fighting type move.

- Grass: The major problem I have with Grass is that they often don't have access to the Type that would make them decent: Rock. It can take versions for them to get decent Rock moves in order to take out 4 of their 5 weaknesses. Yes, there's Hidden Power, but unless they add an option to manually indicate and choose which type this attack can be, I'll stick to standard ones.

- Fairy: No, it's not for the type chart, but for the fact that they only have 6 attacks and only one is Physical. Maybe they could double that amount in Gen 7.

- Fire: Once again, it's about the moves. As a buff, it should get more Physical attacks, in addition of making these Physical attacks more available via TMs, Egg Moves and/or Tutors.

- Psychic: Finally, another type that deserves more moves. More Physical attacks, in fact, more attacks regardless of kind. It has a lot of non-damaging ones, but surprisingly, less attacks.

So, which types deserve a buff?
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2 years ago#2
Grass and Ice please. Glaceon and Leafeon need some love.
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2 years ago#3
Psychic needs to be immune to Confusion.

Ice needs to resist Water, Ice, Dragon and Grass.
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2 years ago#4
No bug? *leaves topic*
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2 years ago#5
RotomGuy3 posted...
Psychic needs to be immune to Confusion.

Ice needs to resist Water, Ice, Dragon and Grass.


No.
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2 years ago#6
Sloth9230 posted...
No bug? *leaves topic*
2 years ago#7
Poison, dark and ground (nerf earthquake and make more ground moves that are exclusive to ground pokemons)
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2 years ago#8
+ Give Water a Poison Weakness
+ Give Ice a Water Resistance, let Hail work like Sandstorm for buffing Defense, and spread Freeze Dry to more Ice types

That's it. Basically, take Water down a peg or two.
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2 years ago#9
I agree with most of this, but poison and grass don't need any more buffs. Poison should be a poor offensive type because how good it is defensively. Not sure what you mean about grass type needing rock moves for coverage? Most grass types are supporters, they don't need that much coverage.
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2 years ago#10
Ice and Rock. Refrigerate would be so anazing on Auroros if not for that typing...

Vespiquen, Volcarona, and Vivillion have set good trends for bugs (Flying in Volcarona's case) that I'd like to see continued. Fairy is excellent on the typing chart, but I'd like to see more of a variety (and stronger stats on some future Fairies). Poison got a nice buff in being great against Fairy, but I'd like to see it buffed even more.

The grass-water-fire trio... I'd like to see more coverage and new dual-typings in future gens. I was thrilled with the typings for the starters this time around, Gogoat is one of my favorites thanks to that moveset, and grass really deserved that spore immunity, but I know GF can do more. I'm happy to see more and more early-route pokemon being viable, though.

I'd also like to see a more viable gimmick pokemon sometime. Imposter was amazing for Ditto, but others like Smeargle still end up iffy at best.
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