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Which Pokémon type are you?

WyndonCalling

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Everyone here is a sucker for a good 'Which Pokémon are you?' quiz, but if you're like me you're never that convinced with the results; instead, I thought it would be interesting to have a crack at figuring out what we think of ourselves. I’ve worked up a list of personality traits associated with each type on the basis of the trainers of that type, along with the playstyles of the Pokémon themselves (easier said than done when two trainers of the same type can have wildly different personas!).

Let us know:
  • Which type(s) are you?
  • Have you picked up a different type over time?
  • Does your typing lead you to identify with a particular Pokémon?
  • Do you identify with a particular trainer of a particular type?
This list is very, very subjective, with huge degrees of overlap – you may only associate with the ‘good’ part of one type and only the ‘bad’ part of another, you may feel that you associate with six of the traits listed, or you may disagree with the characterisation entirely. If you have a different take on how the types can be applied to human personalities, by all means share it here!

Dark – Pragmatic and ambitious. At your best, there’s no tribulation you are unwilling to undertake to achieve your goals. At your worst, you progress in life at the expense of others and may even take pleasure in such.

Normal – Adaptable and flexible. At your best, you can try your hand at just about any experience life throws at you and you have a broad range of skills. At your worst, you have no truly deep expertise or definition of your own.

Fire – Passionate and bold. At your best, you are driven and care deeply about others and the world around you. At your worst, you are reckless, uncritical and let your emotions dictate your actions.

Electric – Energetic and enthusiastic. At your best, you are highly motivated and productive; you do not procrastinate. At your worst, you lack patience and are prone to slapdash work or ill-conceived decisions.

Rock – Tough and competitive. At your best, you achieve growth through challenge and are willing to fight to defend your ideals. At your worst, you are aggressive and uncomfortable when others do not rise to your competitive streak.

Water – Calm and cool. At your best, you are unperturbed by events and never stop moving and working effectively. At your worst, your antipathy can make you directionless, and your life may be dictated by the flow of others.

Grass – Optimistic and accommodating. At your best, you are perennially cheerful and help nurture others around you to grow through your positivity. At your worst, your benign worldview results in a lack of motivation and you are conflict-averse to the point of your own detriment.

Flying – Adventurous and thrill-seeking. At your best, you broaden your horizons and build personal growth through travel and new experiences. At your worst, you can lose sight of life’s fundamentals when chasing new highs.

Fairy – Imaginative and fanciful. At your best, your imagination grants you creative talent or the ability to rise above trivial problems. At your worst, your daydreaming can leave you with a willing obliviousness to real issues.

Ghost – Philosophical and reserved. At your best, you can use your connection to history and/or spiritualism to find and share wisdom. At your worst, you are intimidated by the present and struggle to relate to contemporary problems.

Fighting – Forthright and determined. At your best, you have no problem setting out into the world around you to right the wrongs and shape it as you see fit. At your worst, you can be self-righteous or bullying.

Bug – Curious and quick to learn. At your best, you learn, grow and pick up new skills faster than most. At your worst, you can be obsessive and react poorly to those not as invested in your interests.

Dragon – Confident and self-assured. At your best, your confidence leads you to seek excellence at everything you turn your hand to. At your worst, you are haughty and fail to understand those who don’t share your goals or sense of pride.

Psychic – Intellectual and high-minded. At your best, you are clever and can deploy your mind to plan for and dissect obstacles in your way. At your worst, you are snobbish and lack emotional intelligence.

Poison – Patient and collected. At your best, you are able to take your time and resolve issues through careful application of your skills. At your worst, your patience leaves you missing opportunities and neglecting your personal growth.

Ground – Sensible and level-headed. At your best, you are a font of good advice and see the world in clear terms. At your worst, you can be outdated or blunt in your approach to life and people.

Ice – Cold and dignified. At your best, you are always collected and able to resist the negative impulses of yourself and others. At your worst, you are perceived as being completely emotionless and lacking in empathy.

Steel – Enduring and unyielding. At your best, you have a mental fortitude unrivalled by others and can bear almost any burden. At your worst, you struggle to adapt to new ideas and may cling to personal dogma.
 
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Water – Calm and cool. At your best, you are unperturbed by events and never stop moving and working effectively. At your worst, your antipathy can make your directionless, and your life may be dictated by the flow of others.
Psychic – Intellectual and high-minded. At your best, you are clever and can deploy your mind to plan for and dissect obstacles in your way. At your worst, you are snobbish and lack emotional intelligence.
I'd say these two typings fit me best based on the descriptions, so that means I would be...
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one of these guys.

Edit: Bug/Psychic could also work too now that I think about it.
 
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Curiously enough, I think I fit Bug, Fire and Water. Might explain why I keep getting Torchic in PMD...
 

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If this chart is any implication, I'm either a Galarian Weezing or my second favorite Pokemon of all time: Mawile. (....or Klefki I s'pose.)

I'm really prone to losing myself in thought and/or procrastination, so I guess I'm firmly in Fairy in that regard.
 

DawningWinds

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I think I'm some combination of dark, rock, and psychic, based on this. I guess Inkay, Malamar, Tyranitar, Lunatone, or Solrock. I don't identify of them in particular, really.
 

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@WyndonCalling You forgot a few:
Bird type: Unique but forgettable. At best, you are a unique individual with a strong personality. At worst, you are pushed to the side, forgotten by the world.

??? type: Aloof and mysterious. At best, you are wondered about by many, and are very interesting. At worst, you are inscrutable and too unattached.


This is a joke. I am really bad at this sort of thing and there were a couple unused types I thought would be funny to include. As you can see, I failed. Miserably. ;)
 

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Bird type: Unique but forgettable. At best, you are a unique individual with a strong personality. At worst, you are pushed to the side, forgotten by the world.
*Remembers that the people in the Whatsapp group I was in completely forgot about me, to the point I feel like they see me as a stalker for knowing things in which I was present*

This seems strangely on-point for me.
 

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I fit both Fire/Fairy and Fire/Bug...guess I’m Volcarona or Centiskorch. I personally like the former more.
 

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Grass and Psychic

Exxegcute, Exxegutor - one of my least favourite Pokemon
Celebi - he's ok
Calyrex - interesting

So why do you think psychic types are emotionally immature??
 

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So why do you think psychic types are emotionally immature??

It's not about immaturity - it's about the fact that Psychic is the type of supercomputers and aliens from outer space, with a fair few aloof or outright unpleasant trainers specialising in the type. It's about being dismissive or ignorant of the emotional needs of yourself and others.

Now, as I said in the OP, you don't have to identify with that description at all and you can definitely find in-world contradictions; after all, Psychic can also be the type for empaths, with species such as Gardevoir being much less about the giant-floating-brain vibe and more about emotional resonance. Think of the list as a starter for ten. :)

I think I'm some combination of dark, rock, and psychic, based on this. I guess Inkay, Malamar, Tyranitar, Lunatone, or Solrock. I don't identify of them in particular, really.

I think I get the impression of what you're going for - is there a particular species or perhaps trainer which seems more apt outside the structure of the list?
 

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Oh yeah, guess I'd better do mine - it's hard to pick given that almost all of these inevitably reflect a part of my own character that I recognise at least a little.

I'll go with... Poison and Dark, so I guess I'm Drapion. I'm definitely an ambitious person, but it's more of a long-term thing where I live for incremental goals on the path towards a prestigious future (on my own terms). I did consider something like Steel or Water, too, because I've discovered over the course of the past year that I'm quite a mentally robust person compared to the people around me. As for my weaknesses, it's risk-aversion and conservatism, which at worst can manifest as outright laziness.

I also want to say a word about the philosophy of several Dark-type trainers, particularly Grimsley and Sidney. I like their emphasis on sportsmanship and understanding that competition can be both cut-throat and fun, as well as an opportunity for personal growth. It's why I like Random battles so much - once you break through the illusion of luck and realise that 90% of outcomes boil down to player agency, you'll skyrocket up the ladder.
 

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Your descriptions for Fairy and Ghost both describe me to a tee. Between composing music, writing stories, reading about spirituality and metaphysics, feeling a sense of longing for the early 20th century to the point of wondering if I lived in that time in a past life, immersing myself in the worlds of Pokemon and Doctor Who, and daydreaming about the future, I don't really spend much time in the here and now. This has been especially true during the pandemic, with my limitless imagination acting as a source of refuge. (Edit: I should probably add that spirituality, at its core, is actually all about being in the here and now, but I sometimes forget this because I'm so fascinated by other aspects like reincarnation, the afterlife, alternate realities and so on.)

So I guess that means I must be Mimikyu! I didn't expect that at all. Its Pokedex entries describe it as a vengeful Pokemon which isn't me at all, but I am a fairly quiet person who sometimes envies others for their popularity or social prowess.

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This is a fun idea!
Poison – Patient and collected. At your best, you are able to take your time and resolve issues through careful application of your skills. At your worst, your patience leaves you missing opportunities and neglecting your personal growth.

Ground – Sensible and level-headed. At your best, you are a font of good advice and see the world in clear terms. At your worst, you can be outdated or blunt in your approach to life and people.
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A lot of them seem to partly fit me, like:
Ghost – Philosophical and reserved. At your best, you can use your connection to history and/or spiritualism to find and share wisdom. At your worst, you are intimidated by the present and struggle to relate to contemporary problems.
the underlined part resonates with me the most out of everything on the list, but I am absolutely not a spiritual/philosophical person in the slightest.
 

Jyo

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according to decryptions - Fairy and Water seem to be closest to me
I'm very calm, and always cheerful, good or bad news i smile and try to make others feel better

even if male, do love all the cute and funny stuff
 

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Really excellent work on composing all those profiles! They all feel distinct and well-defined which is impressive for a group of 18 different elemental types.

By the looks of it, I seem to be... Normal/Bug, so I don’t even exist yet. :)
 
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