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JakeEMan
June 1st, 2006, 08:09 AM
Do you have any theories for weaknesses and resistances. I have two that I can think of:
Electric doesn't affect groung because doesn't conduct Electricity.
Water affects Rock and Groung because water erodes em'.
That's all i can think of what bout you guys?

Rayquaaza
June 1st, 2006, 10:41 AM
You are actually fully right. Every Pokemon element has his against-element which owns a factor which beats him easily. For example: the Pokemons of the water element suffer the electricity element because their skin is wet and the electricity it is led more that in other Pokemons. The same one is worth for all the elements. If you want I will be pleased to do other examples

WHALESDUDE
June 1st, 2006, 10:57 AM
Oh, Fighting is good against rock because it can break the rocks. Ice is good against flying because it adds weight ot htier wings, and thus unables them to fly. But I don't know why psychic is good against poison... It never clicked to me...

Rioku_Zanketa
June 1st, 2006, 11:04 AM
Psychic is good against poison because when poisoned,you can't concentrate,thus not letting you use your powers....

flying is good against fighting cuz physical attacks cannot reach the air,but flying can easily swoop down and hit it....

dragon is only affected by itself and Ice because dragons are mostly involed with fire and stuff,right?....so Ice chills it out...otherwise,dragons are so powerful the saying"fight fire with fire" goes best with it...

this is fun and what I've been waiting for....^_^ any more you want?....

Rayquaaza
June 2nd, 2006, 10:30 AM
Psychic is good against poison because when poisoned,you can't concentrate,thus not letting you use your powers....

flying is good against fighting cuz physical attacks cannot reach the air,but flying can easily swoop down and hit it....

dragon is only affected by itself and Ice because dragons are mostly involed with fire and stuff,right?....so Ice chills it out...otherwise,dragons are so powerful the saying"fight fire with fire" goes best with it...

this is fun and what I've been waiting for....^_^ any more you want?....


All corrected. How I really think: to every element his against-element.

Smarties-chan
June 2nd, 2006, 10:32 AM
Oh, Fighting is good against rock because it can break the rocks. Ice is good against flying because it adds weight ot htier wings, and thus unables them to fly. But I don't know why psychic is good against poison... It never clicked to me...
Psychic powers will probaly disrupt the chemical balance in the poison running through a Poison type's body, thus dealing additional damage.

enyce
June 2nd, 2006, 11:05 AM
Psychic is good against fighting because of that quote "mind over matter". So your brain power is better than physical power.

But I never knew why Fighting was good against dark. Maybe "fighting against the dark side" star wars LOL

aragornbird
June 2nd, 2006, 01:55 PM
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Dark is weak against Fighting because in GSC, they wanted Fighting types to be more popular and Psychic types to be less overpowered. Hence, the new types Steel and Dark are both weak against Fighting.

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enyce
June 2nd, 2006, 02:02 PM
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Dark is weak against Fighting because in GSC, they wanted Fighting types to be more popular and Psychic types to be less overpowered. Hence, the new types Steel and Dark are both weak against Fighting.

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This thread is for logical reasons why its weak against that element. Not becuase of what the creators want that. I know that.

I wanted know the logical elemental reason.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 4th, 2006, 05:31 AM
Dark is weak against Fighting because in GSC, they wanted Fighting types to be more popular and Psychic types to be less overpowered. Hence, the new types Steel and Dark are both weak against Fighting
Well that makes akot of sense

Psychic powers will probaly disrupt the chemical balance in the poison running through a Poison type's body, thus dealing additional damage
yeah its kind of like Science.

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Tha Pkmn Prodigy
June 4th, 2006, 01:06 PM
yeah and poison moves have no effect against steel types because steel is naturally resistant against a poison....and dark types are good against psychics probably because psychics need something 2 focus on whille using their powers and you cant see anything if its dark

enyce
June 4th, 2006, 03:07 PM
Well Im waiting on dark against fighting. Not because of the creator but a reason of logic

Tha Pkmn Prodigy
June 4th, 2006, 03:11 PM
maybe fighting is good against dark because weak people are afraid of the dark....and people that like to fight are usually brave.....and if you are brave then u are most likely not afraid of the dark...therefore it wont affect you as much and u have an advantage

Rioku_Zanketa
June 4th, 2006, 03:34 PM
good one!!!

hey...I think we covered alot..is there any more?....and if there is,....save some for me...I wanna try some more...and Rayquaaza,...what do you mean "all corrected"?.....

Ninetales
June 4th, 2006, 08:19 PM
**Dragon-type Pokemon are resistant to Fire, Water, Grass, and Electric attacks because they're elemental. Those four elements are kind of like the original four elements: wind, water, fire, and earth. Dragons can be master of any one of those four elements, hence why they're resistant to those Pokemon types.
**The reason why Electric attacks are strong against Flying-type Pokemon probably relates to Benjamin Franklin's experiment with flying a kite in a thunderstorm...
**Fire attacks are strong against the Steel-type because metals conduct heat well. (In that case, shouldn't Steel-types be weak against electricity too? Metal also conducts electricity well.)
**About Dark prevailing over Psychic: Many people who divine the future and foresee a terrible omen (Dark) are haunted by it, and thus they are the first ones to suffer from the omen. Thus Psychic-types are weak against Dark attacks. Also, if the omen's in the future, psychics can do very little if anything to stop the omen from happening, hence psychic attacks' weakness against Dark-types.
**About Ground attacks' strengths: Dirt is often used to put out fires, whether normal or electrical. This explains Ground attacks' strengths against Fire and Electric-type Pokemon. Also, some soils neutralize acid rain, hence Ground attacks being super-effective against Poison-types and Poison attacks being weak against Ground Pokemon. Earthquakes break up the land (rocks), so that's why Ground attacks are strong against Rock-types.
**Normal and Ghost attacks are ineffective against each other. This is because ghosts can't affect or be affected by the physical world.
**However, ghosts CAN influence the minds of people (and that's why people "see" them or are "possessed" by them), and that's why Ghost attacks are super-effective against the Psychic-type.
**I think Ice attacks are super-effective against Dragons for two reasons: First of all, most dragons can fly, and if Flying Pokemon are weak against ice, so are Dragons. Second, dragons, no matter how magical, are still reptiles, who stop moving when the temperature gets too cold. Thus dragons are sensitive to ice.
**Poison attacks are super-effective against Grass-type Pokemon because of the way pesticides can poison plants (and that's why it's better to eat organic produce). Speaking of pesticides, that was originally the reason why Poison attacks were super-effective against Bug Pokemon, but I guess people later realized that bugs could over time develop resistances to bug repellants, so Poison attacks were made neutral in that case.
**OK, here's one I don't agree with: Dark prevails over Ghost. Why? It should be the other way around. Ghosts are mainly seen at night, and they are usually seen as possessing many dark qualities themselves--don't you think that for these reasons ghost Pokemon should be strong against the Dark-type?

Tha Pkmn Prodigy
June 6th, 2006, 04:53 PM
i just cant believe you typed all that ^__^

charizard_maa
June 6th, 2006, 05:29 PM
I heard that Fighting is strong against Dark because Dark attacks and stuff are likt dirty tricks. Biting is what some people consider fair or Taunt is the same. Faint Attack is a trick. So Figthing types are fair and believe in honor and all that good stuff. So if you believe in good(honor) over coming evil(tricks) then you can see why Fighting is strong against Dark.

Ghost and Dark. Intresting. I be thinking the programmer's way of balancing the weakness and strengths thing. Still you don't want to hear that. So let say this. We finally see something that is more dirtier and tricklier then the good old ghost type. THey can outsmart the ghost thus able to beat them.