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Why is steam roller bug type? It's clearly steel

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User Info: TIGERJACKS0N

TIGERJACKS0N
4 years ago#1
It doesn't make sense. at all. One of those iron spikey roller things is used for the animation.
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User Info: ColtCababa

ColtCababa
4 years ago#2
Megahorn and X-Scissor are also Bug-type.
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Twilight_Sonata
4 years ago#3
It's "Hard Roller" in Japanese, and it's almost exclusive to the Venipede line, which should give some indication that it's supposed to be a Roly Poly reference.
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FuneralCake
4 years ago#4
It's a video game.
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reaverz
4 years ago#5
ColtCababa posted...
Megahorn and X-Scissor are also Bug-type.


Yeah, I remember back in Gen II I was especially confused as to why Megahorn was a Bug-type move. Then I remembered Crabhammer and since then have accepted that some moves are typed only for the purposes of STAB for the Pokemon that get the move.

Dual Chop is another Gen V move that has a type that was only chosen to give STAB to the Pokemon who learn it (which before BW2 consisted of Pokemon in only two lines, both Dragon-type).
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