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User Info: Gurl_du_Voir

Gurl_du_Voir
4 weeks ago#1
Literally makes no sense

User Info: kirbserker

kirbserker
4 weeks ago#2
Why is he poison type in a gen where he's literally the only ghost type (family)? He's already having that gimmick, why also be (at that point) the worst type?
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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
4 weeks ago#3
Why do birds fly?
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User Info: Gurl_du_Voir

Gurl_du_Voir
4 weeks ago#4
Judgmenl posted...
Why do birds fly?

That makes sense.
The thing I explained in OP does not.

User Info: The_Undying_84

The_Undying_84
4 weeks ago#5
Lots of Pokemon are.
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User Info: PrimalElz

PrimalElz
4 weeks ago#6
That's what happens when you're both Ghost and Poison. Gengar and Alakazam play a game of rocket tag.

Judgmenl posted...
Why do birds fly?

Tales of Berseria?
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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
4 weeks ago#7
PrimalElz posted...
That's what happens when you're both Ghost and Poison. Gengar and Alakazam play a game of rocket tag.

Tales of Berseria?


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User Info: saphirthereaper

saphirthereaper
4 weeks ago#8
Same reason as Dragon vs Dragon.

User Info: raphaelz

raphaelz
4 weeks ago#9
kirbserker posted...
Why is he poison type in a gen where he's literally the only ghost type (family)? He's already having that gimmick, why also be (at that point) the worst type?


Because there was no such thing as balance in Gen 1. Mewtwo was basically God that laughed at how Chansey and Slowbro tried to paralize/freeze him without any real counter beyond those two.

User Info: kirbserker

kirbserker
4 weeks ago#10
raphaelz posted...
Because there was no such thing as balance in Gen 1.

It's not even game balance. Heck, ghost can't hurt psychic (with Lick) in first gen. Why conceptually make the only ghost pokemon a dual type?
Paper is overpowered, but scissors is fine.
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