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Fire-types are the ones that naturally adopt fire into their living methods, or are on fire to begin with. Electabuzz is Electric-type despite the ability to Fire Punch, because it is able to eat/produce electricity at a degree only Elec-types can, for example.
Temp data for Kangaskhan: The "baby" in a Kangaskhan's pouch is sometimes actually an underdeveloped twin.
That Kangaskhan thing makes a lot of sense.
Charizard's wing flaps wouldn't really provide enough thrust to get that body off the ground, would they?
What if the wings themselves are just for steering? If you notice, Charizard's tail is always straight when it's flying; perhaps in flight it rapidly expels flammable gas from the tip to create thrust? The wings are basically rudders. Charizard flight would be closer to a missile than it would be to bird flight.
Like a Lunar Dragon?
"Also: How do we explain the various types?" -Kinkajou
I have a theory that I'll propose here, it seems to work, but it's kind of Hand Wave-ey. Ready?
Aura. A stereotypical Pokemon has seventeen cores of life force (Think Naruto and chakra points), each corresponding to a type designation, plus one more, for a more raw Life Energy type core. Some cores are more prominent than others in specific species, and the most powerful ones determine the attributes of the Pokemon in regards to type. The Pokemon instinctively utilizes one of these cores even for very mundane attacks. Tackle therefor uses the Normal core, and a Pokemon with a strong Steel core will resist it, not because the Pokemon itself is tough, but because the superpower-based oomph is countered by an inherent part of itself. The raw life force serves as vein-like framework for the other cores and if detected can determine how vital the organism is. Lucario's Aura attacks stem more from the raw core, but still have a Fighting affiliation. Humans typically have only three considerable cores. Those for Fighting and Psychic, and the raw core, and average people have basically inactive Fighting and Psychic cores. Humes who learn to use Aura or become psychics have less elemental restrictions as far as abilities go, because their primary "type" is typeless, but actual attacks tend to be on the weak side.
This idea could help explain massages and other things I've forgotten this idea could help explain.
edited 1st Apr '10 3:55:16 AM by ElementBlue
Types are human classifications relevant to elemental proficiency. Naturally, Tentacruel would excel in Water and Poison-based moves. Make it Water/Poison, then.
^^ Hmm, so that could also Hand Wave the type matchups.
Done with that post.
edited 1st Apr '10 3:53:12 AM by ElementBlue
I also think that there's an element of "humans mastered all type cores to the point of not being able to use it themselves, but are able to master any Pokemon".
I can kinda sorta see that, but that would require poke-powers in humans in the past... Ah! Like they said was true in that Sinnoh legend about Pokemon and people being indistinguishable. I like it!
Afti - Yeah but then you have pokemon like Gligar who don't learn a move based on either of their types.
That doesn't mean anything.
Gligar doesn't learn any Flying moves (It does learn a couple Ground moves) because, over time, Flying attacks became less useful for dealing with its prey; it still has the structures that make it more proficient with that type, but they're beginning to atrophy from disuse. Theoretically, it would eventually become a Ground/Poison type with Levitate.
Do I have to do it in order?
I have a few ideas for Pokemon later in the Pokedex.
Also, Eggs and Baby Pokemon. How does that work?
Neh, I still like the cores idea because it explains resistances nicely. A pokemon's type is determined by what is super-effective and what isn't seems normal.
Also Thnikkafan, you can add any pokemon you feel like working on. So far we started with the Kanto starters but moved onto the Sentret line.
I would like one of those handy Pokemon design-up sheets that Tangent has.
Template: (Feel free to add/remove headers)
Just make sure we don't have too many discussions at once.
! ??? Line
!! Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
* ??? [???]
!! Notable Biology
!! Courting and Childrearing
!! Social Structure
edited 15th Dec '10 11:39:06 AM by Tangent128
Wait. Are there animals (cows, deer, bears) or are there only analog Pokemon (Miltank, Tauros, Ursaring)?
Your descriptions mention them, but they don't really make sense to me.
Grimer are also capable of physically attacking, usually by attempting to suffocate the target. Larger Muk are capable of grabbing individuals and consuming them whole. Muk are also able to fling their sludge for long distances. Grimer and Muk are also radioactive, emitting potentially harmful X-rays.
If you encounted a Muk, call the authorities. Bases cause the film to violently effervesce and scatter. Fire only ignites the film. Both of these anger the Muk.
edited 2nd Apr '10 7:06:46 AM by Thnikkafan
Addressing one problem I've had: Why does Geodude float?
Possible answer: It has some measure of telekinesis over its own mineral structure. When it evolves into Graveler, it becomes too heavy to lift itself. It isn't classified as rock/psychic because it doesn't have the assortment of weaknesses and immunities most psychic types have and it can't use its powers on anything other than itself.
Alternate answer: Gravity control.
Geodude doesn't float. Depictions of it floating are lazy artists; its powerful arms are used to climb mountains to find prey or shelter. On flat ground, it moves very slowly because they are sub-par as "legs".
Oh. Oh well.
I'mma write up a Tropius article when I have more time. My personal favorite flying type!
About Grimer and Muk, was that trying to go off of the Pokedex descriptions? The idea of there being a Pokemon that's illegal to catch (aside from some legendaries) doesn't fit with the anime or the games, Ash even had a Muk that climbed all over Professor Oak!
I just ran with the Pokedex descriptions. I haven't seen the show in, like, ever.
Yeah, I know Ash had a Muk, but to be honest, I didn't care. I was just making Muk into a completely different beast.
I thought it was established we were going by the games' canon.
In that case, Koga has a Muk. As a high-ranking league official, I doubt he'd secretly have an illegal Pokemon.
(Also, Muk very clearly has a distinct, individual mind. How do the microbes form this?)
We're going by whichever canon works best, or departing from it entirely if none of them are satisfying.
That said, the Muk description may be a bit overpowered there... and 3 out of 4 continuities I know of give Koga a Muk.
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