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User Info: Lord_Ichmael

Lord_Ichmael
3 years ago#1
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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Hydregionzek
3 years ago#2
Cuz Pogeymanz is srs biz
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BurnedPotatoes
3 years ago#3
Elemental energy brah...

Become one with nature...
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Laharl00
3 years ago#4
How does Magnezone use toxic?

Lemmie add some petrol to this potential fire. :)
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User Info: SilentS89

SilentS89
3 years ago#5
Laharl00 posted...
How does Magnezone use toxic?

Lemmie add some petrol to this potential fire. :)


Battery acid.

User Info: Lord_Ichmael

Lord_Ichmael
3 years ago#6
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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seth_sage12300
3 years ago#7
Lord_Ichmael posted...
Perhaps I'm looking into it too much.


This is it.
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Lexifox
3 years ago#8
It's a game.
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User Info: Lord_Ichmael

Lord_Ichmael
3 years ago#9
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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SilentS89
3 years ago#10
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.
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