- Dec 12, 2016
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This is a ridiculous question because there isn't a need to give it a Fighting or Dark type move. It does fine with its current movepool, doesn't need it for its design, doesn't need it to keep up with other Pokemon of the same type, and has gone seven generations without gaining one. The only reason we're talking about it is because you want it to have a move of every type.if you would need to add it a fighting or dark type move what would you give it?
Ropes. Not vines.but using ropes with the right way with mass and jump techniques can make wonders.
Why use Normal-type moves when it gets STAB on Poison? Bug doesn't resist Poison, either.ok tusche, it has enogh normal type moves for that.
Grass-type moves would still hit Rock/Dragon, Rock/Grass, and Rock/Bug with regular effectiveness. Venusaur is not weak to any of their STABs.ice/steel? ice/poison? ice/dragon? rock/dragon? rock/grass? rock/bug? fairy/poison?
Poison-type moves would still hit Ice/Dragon, Rock/Dragon, Rock/Grass, Rock/Bug, and Fairy/Poison with regular effectiveness. Venusaur is not weak to any of their STABs.
Out of that whole list, there are only two type combinations that Venusaur would actually have to worry about. One of them (Ice/Steel) has a glaring double weakness. The other (Ice/Poison) does not currently exist.
So, no, I don't think Venusaur needs Steel coverage.
Dragon/Poison, Fire/Poison, Ghost/Poison, pure Poison, resist Grass and Poison, but are weak to Ground, which Venusaur has with Earthquake. (Bug/Poison is hit neutrally by Ground) The only combination I could see that would resist both without a weakness is Poison/Flying.what if the oponent has a dual typing that resists its grass and poison moves? how many do we have that can do that by now?
But here's the thing-even with Venusaur's fantastic coverage, it doesn't need to be able to hit every Pokemon out there. No Pokemon is going to be able to take on all others-that's why people have teams.
Battles aren't just about types. There's movesets, abilities, stats, items, and other factors to consider. There's no one answer to "would a Venusaur beat a Shedinja?" because the battle can go all sorts of ways. (and you shouldn't be looking to counter one specific Pokemon with it)what about Venusaur vs Shedinja? vs Aegislash? vs Kangaskhan?
Biological energy trees? ...So, photosynthesis?thats a little bad after 7 generations taking that acid batteries are known and scientist try to create biological energy trees.
Also, there's nothing "bad" about not having a design yet. We can't have every possible Pokemon designed all at once.
Personally, I feel like it's got enough coverage with Solar Beam and Thunder Punch, but adding in Thunderbolt and Energy Ball to free up choices (don't have to force it to be a mixed attacker or to get sunlight) would help it get more use!I think Typhlosion needs: Scald (Emboar learns it, and Typhlosion's supposed to be a Volcano, so like Volcanion it should be able to learn it to), Earth Power, Thunderbolt (static electricity). It desperately needs this coverage. Maybe throw in energy Ball so it can hold its own against other Pokemon and making it a better choice than Delphox or Houndoom (which according to smogon are recommended to use in its place).