Gen V was the peak.
- Sep 11, 2018
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Like ogre, cyber strikes me more as a 'trait' than an actual proper typing. (Same with types like sound and light.)
I happen to really love sound/music based pokemon. I could see a lot of things get retyped to include sound. However, my issue with adding the sound type arises with moves. There are plenty of moved that are "sound" moves mechanically, but have a distinct type already. Things like bug buzz and sparkling aria. Unless they're willing to start making dual type moves a thing (which I don't particularly want), I don't think sound as a type works. Not to mention all the dual typed pokemon that already exist that are themed around some kind of sound or music motif (Toxtricity, Lapras, Seismitoad, etc.).Honestly, I'm pretty much fine with the current type chart available.
As for "Sound", it just doesn't really make sense when Sound-based moves already are 'distinct' anyway in terms of battle mechanics; and there's only a handful of Pokemon that really have sound as part of their character identity (Ex. Whismur line, Chatot, Chimecho line, Meloetta etc.)
I thought I made a post to this effect but it was actually on a fangame forum about the same topic, lol.
One thing I think is worth bringing up in discussions of new types is that types aren't the only way to classify Pokemon and moves! We've got things like Bulletproof for ball and bomb moves, Assist for cat Pokemon, the effects of sound-based moves, etc., so a shared trait could have an effect in battle without necessarily being brought into the type chart! (Of course, that's easier to say on a forum for developing fangames where people have a say in things rather than talking about the canon games, haha) Maybe instead of a Space type, we get more moves in the vein of Cosmic Power that can only be learned by the alien-based Pokemon, for example.
It does kind of suck that sound-based Pokemon don't get any kind of boost on sound-based moves like STAB, though, because it does seem like they should, but at the same time, most of them are already getting STAB on their relevant sound moves.
I kinda feel that's what they wanted to do with Steel and possibly Dark, but that might be me over-analyzing Jasmine's backstory and the PC dialogue in the Spaceworld demo, where they mention that Yoroidori (Skarmory) is a Pokémon of a new type.You know what? I've been thinking about this topic in general over the past few days and the conclusion I came to is that GF adding a new Type in is a rare enough occurrence that I think it would be worth trying to incorporate the new Type into the game's story and/or the Region's Lore rather than just quietly retconning past Pokémon.
Hm, maybe Beast type Pokémon can be classified as those that are very feral and vicious in battle. Though that’ll be tough since a lot of dark types are like that as well. On another note, only carnivorous Pokémon can be this type.Nothing really.
Only thing I can think of is Beast-type but it'd be a bit difficult to retype certain moves into Beast-type. Cause what exactly classifies if a move is a Beast move over something else.
As far as Pokémon go, Arcanine, Mightyena, Granbull, just to name 3 of them.
Problem is, most types have different design philosophies: for poison we've had toxic trash, gas, scorpions to name a few; for water we've had fishes, tortoises, a dog (Suicune). These are just some examples of how a type's theme can vary, and I'd say a earth type can easily do the job of both types togheter.Separating Rock and Ground should remain. The reason is that the types describe their pokemon distinctively, and it allows for neater designs. Rock Pokemon are related to actual hard - they're usually made of Rock itself. Ground Types aren't supposedly hard - They can have the structure of anything, and just be known to live underground or use ground attacks.
I.e.: Without the disticntion, many pokemon would feel strange to call earth type.
Gaia wouldn't work as a type name, as all others are obvious and straight-forward.I wouldn't really call it Earth-type either. More something like Gaia.
But I agree it should stay seperate. There is not really any type I feel can or should be merged with something else.