That's a good point. I suppose the best explanation is that it's Water qualities aren't prominent enough. A Pokemon's primary type would be based on what type qualities are strongest, and the secondary type would be, well, the runner up. But Pokemon can still have elements of a third type, like Lapras. Lapras is a Water and Ice type, and yet it can communicate psychically. So it has Psychic type traits. But those traits aren't enough to classify it as Psychic, not over either it's Water type qualities or Ice type qualities.i don't understand why lugia isn't a water type
If you take a look at Lugia's learnset (ignoring the Normal-type moves), it learns 3 Psychic moves, 3 Flying moves, 2 Water moves, and 1 of Dragon, Rock, and Dark moves. If you take a look at the TM and HM moves (ignoring Normal-type moves again), it can learn 8 Psychic moves, 4 Water moves, and a bunch of other stuff. Like what reynard said, the other two types are way dominant over water (Psychic moves>Water moves; Can fly, has wings).yea i get what you're saying but it's still the guardian of the sea that sounds like instant water type to me
I can understand Reshiram being able to fly with it's lightweight [relative] frame and booster in its tail.
But Zekrom? Does he use the friction of the air or something?
Bulbapedia said:Zekrom's tail contains a generator that produces energy for its Electric-based attacks and emits a sort of anti-gravity field which enables it to float and fly through the skies with minimal effects from aerodynamic resistance and the planet's gravity.