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How do certain moves retain certain types?

#1Lord_IchmaelPosted 3/26/2014 5:44:26 PM
So, we've heard (or at least I have) rationalizations on certain type chart quirks that aren't obvious. Bugs break Psychic's concentration, it's hard to punch a bird, etc... But how does this apply to certain moves?

X-Scissor is Bug-type but tends to be available to Pokemon with blades or blade-like appendages. How then does it retain its Bug properties when Weavile or Excadrill uses it? Do swinging 2 blades in an X-formation break a Psychic's concentration moreso than a single blade (Slash) would?

Similarly, Power Whip involves swinging a vine or, according to the move description, tentacles. How does it retain its water-absorbing, erosion-inducing properties when Goodra or Lickilicky uses it?

How does Aqua Tail remain "aqua" when Rhyperior uses it?

How does Focus Blast, a blast of mental energy, have the same type properties as Close Combat rather than Psychic?

How does hitting an opponent with two brutal chops become Dragon-type (Dual Chop)?

How can Crobat use Brave Bird?

Perhaps I'm looking into it too much.
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#2HydregionzekPosted 3/26/2014 5:45:34 PM
Cuz Pogeymanz is srs biz
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#3BurnedPotatoesPosted 3/26/2014 5:46:20 PM
Elemental energy brah...

Become one with nature...

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#4Laharl00Posted 3/26/2014 5:48:43 PM
How does Magnezone use toxic?

Lemmie add some petrol to this potential fire. :)
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#5SilentS89Posted 3/26/2014 5:51:32 PM
Laharl00 posted...
How does Magnezone use toxic?

Lemmie add some petrol to this potential fire. :)


Battery acid.
#6Lord_Ichmael(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2014 5:53:07 PM
Well then we get into problems like Shell Smash Smeargle.

I always assumed it just smashed a seashell or something next to it and that somehow gives it the +2 offenses/-1 defenses.
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#7seth_sage12300Posted 3/26/2014 5:53:41 PM
Lord_Ichmael posted...
Perhaps I'm looking into it too much.


This is it.
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#8LexifoxPosted 3/26/2014 5:54:18 PM
It's a game.
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#9Lord_Ichmael(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2014 5:54:22 PM
seth_sage12300 posted...
Lord_Ichmael posted...
Perhaps I'm looking into it too much.


This is it.


That was an attempt to pre-empt anyone else saying the same =(
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#10SilentS89Posted 3/26/2014 5:55:05 PM
Lord_Ichmael posted...
seth_sage12300 posted...
Lord_Ichmael posted...
Perhaps I'm looking into it too much.


This is it.


That was an attempt to pre-empt anyone else saying the same =(


Too subtle.