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10 months ago#41
Remove ice resistance to rock-
Rock is resisted by three types (ground, steel, fighting) and only four pokemon double resist it, making it a great offensive typing (SE against ice, flying, fire, and bug)- removing a SE for rock doesn't hurt it too much, makes SR less strong/centralizing, and gives some ice pokemon some good options (Avalugg as an actual effective rapid spinner what?)

Ice resists water;
Water is SE against 3 and NVE against three, net zero. If ice resists water, it wouldn't affect very much because water is still neutral to steel, and hits common ground types hard.
Water is a great type anyways, with only two weaknesses and 4 resists. You could probably even make water not resist ice anymore and it would be balanced.
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10 months ago#42
I would prefer that they resisted each other actually, like how both Fighting and Bug resist each other.

It makes sense to me--a lot of ice will freeze water, a lot of water will melt ice. They should be equal against each other, either both resisting or both hitting for neutral.
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10 months ago#43
Ice now resists water, ground and flying
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10 months ago#44
They should've made Ice resistant to Fairy. It doesn't make any sense but the Ice typing needs a defensive buff. Make it resistant to water as well.
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10 months ago#45
Rather than just messing with the type chart, how about an addition to actually change things up, strategically?

The move Inversion Room/Invert Room/Inverted Room would make ice types defensively viable.
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10 months ago#46
ThornAernought posted...
Rather than just messing with the type chart, how about an addition to actually change things up, strategically?

The move Inversion Room/Invert Room/Inverted Room would make ice types defensively viable.


a pokemon with an ability similar to inversion would be cool. aurorus would work as a great wall with this ability
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10 months ago#47
That would just force you to set up, JUST to use ice types if that's what you're specifically looking to do. Most likely would just be a waste of time
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