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Why does Game Freak keep making defensive Ice-types?

#11TropiOUsPosted 4/11/2014 9:12:54 PM(edited)
legendrider posted...
cloud_8f8f posted...
NeonDragon9000 posted...
inspirits posted...
hey, avalugg is cool.


It is, but all that Defense goes to waste on such a terrible defensive type.


How is it terrible? I was planning on using one, but you just crushed my hopes.


Ice type only has 1 resistance and a few common weaknesses.
Defensively.....yeah
But Avalugg is a pretty good defensive ice type, can take a Blaze Kick or 2 to the face. However, all it takes is an ember to cripple it.


noithing should be using blaze kick
ever
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#12NeonDragon9000(Topic Creator)Posted 4/11/2014 9:13:56 PM
The other problem with Avalugg specifically is its awful base SpD. And most Fire-types are likely to be using special moves, so...
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#13legendriderPosted 4/11/2014 9:20:31 PM
TropiOUs posted...
legendrider posted...
cloud_8f8f posted...
NeonDragon9000 posted...
inspirits posted...
hey, avalugg is cool.


It is, but all that Defense goes to waste on such a terrible defensive type.


How is it terrible? I was planning on using one, but you just crushed my hopes.


Ice type only has 1 resistance and a few common weaknesses.
Defensively.....yeah
But Avalugg is a pretty good defensive ice type, can take a Blaze Kick or 2 to the face. However, all it takes is an ember to cripple it.


noithing should be using blaze kick
ever


But Hitmonlee wanted it :'(
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#14Elec Man EXEPosted 4/11/2014 9:25:47 PM
I really don't know TC. I facepalm every time another one shows up, but they just keep doing it. Like, yah, I get it, ice is hard to break and that equals defense right? Same reason why Rock types are often defensive I suppose. But if they wanted to go that route they shouldn't have made them such crappy defensive types. But they did, and they should either change their weaknesses and resists to reflect their defensive nature (unlikely) or accept both Ice and Rock are bad defensive types and stop making a majority of Ice and Rock types either pure defensive or bulky.

Avalugg sort of kind of works to a certain extent thanks to a ridiculous defensive spread and Recover. But 95% of the time it just doesn't work at all.
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#15Kakashi_LawyerPosted 4/12/2014 7:23:34 PM(edited)
Gamefreak doesn't want their beloved Dragon types to get wrecked. Ice types being better offensively would make Dragons go extinct.
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#16PokemonYoutubePosted 4/12/2014 8:56:52 PM
Avalugg tanks physical hits like a champ and hits hard in return.
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