Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Discussions > Pokémon General
Reload this Page Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

Pokémon General Theories, experiences and other discussions regarding the Pokémon franchise that can't be covered in any of the other boards.



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old December 22nd, 2012 (05:24 PM).
WinterKirby's Avatar
WinterKirby WinterKirby is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
Posts: 152
Alright, so everyone knows there are plenty of starter combinations instead of Water/Fire/Grass. Such as Psychic/Dark/Fighting, or Bug/Rock/Grass.

But not many people do sets of 5. What combinations of types can you think of that utilize 5 Pokémon instead of 3, where each Pokémon has a weakness to 2 others and a strength against 2 others. Similar to:
"Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and—as it always has—rock crushes scissors" —Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old December 22nd, 2012 (09:28 PM).
Sassy Milkshake's Avatar
Sassy Milkshake Sassy Milkshake is offline
It's ok to cry.
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
Posts: 373
I've been sitting here for about 15 minutes trying to find one where there's super effective coverage over two types, let alone resistance. So kudos to anyone who can do this. ;P
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old December 22nd, 2012 (10:40 PM).
InkFrog's Avatar
InkFrog InkFrog is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Gender: Female
Posts: 58
I've looked through pretty much every combination possible, and I'm pretty sure that there is no "clean" sets of five. That is: there is no set where every type does normal damage against all the types in the set other than the ones it's weak or resistant to. There's always one type that can hurt two types in the set, or one that's immune to one further down the set etc.

Pokemon is an awesomely complex game. It's no surprise that there's no sets of five. I found a few sets of four though!
__________________
My current rps!

Sam Heights in Tainted Waters
TEAM:

Jack Mesa in Ultimate Tournament
TEAM:
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old December 23rd, 2012 (10:02 AM). Edited December 23rd, 2012 by WinterKirby.
WinterKirby's Avatar
WinterKirby WinterKirby is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
Posts: 152
I got close to 5, with Water/Fire/Grass/Ground/Electric, but it doesn't work out all the way.

EDIT: OH MY GOD I DID IT.

Ground\Fire\Grass\Rock\Ice

Ground beats Fire, Fire beats Grass, Grass beats Rock, Rock beats Ice, Ice beats Ground, Ground beats Rock, Rock beats Fire, Fire beats Ice, Ice beats Grass, and Grass beats Ground.
__________________
X/Y Friend Code: 1349-5852-1728 | Pinkie | Flying | Hoot-Hoot, Pidgey, and Tropius

Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old December 23rd, 2012 (11:38 AM).
InkFrog's Avatar
InkFrog InkFrog is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Gender: Female
Posts: 58
It works, but not really if you think about it. What I was saying is that in Rock paper scissors lizard spock, throwing rock and lizard would result in a tie, so nothing in the chain can beat any of the ones that AREN'T its designated "win." In Ground\Fire\Grass\Rock\Ice there's several of those. Grass beats ground AND rock, rock beats fire AND ice, Ice beats grass AND rock.. actually, every single one of those beats two things in the chain... so I guess it's still even.

(But did you check resistances?)
__________________
My current rps!

Sam Heights in Tainted Waters
TEAM:

Jack Mesa in Ultimate Tournament
TEAM:
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old December 23rd, 2012 (01:41 PM).
WinterKirby's Avatar
WinterKirby WinterKirby is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
Posts: 152
I didn't really care about the resistances. All each type really needs to do is beat two types and be beaten by the other two types.

Also, rock crushes lizard.
__________________
X/Y Friend Code: 1349-5852-1728 | Pinkie | Flying | Hoot-Hoot, Pidgey, and Tropius

Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old December 28th, 2012 (12:18 AM).
Cardinal's Avatar
Cardinal Cardinal is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Gender: Male
Posts: 60
I did a three one:

Flying/Grass/Rock

I like this one too, it's a set of four:

Poison/Grass/Water/Ground

Starters for These:

Taillow/Shroomish/Geodude

Grimer/Shroomish/Buizel/Diglett
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old December 28th, 2012 (08:23 AM).
WinterKirby's Avatar
WinterKirby WinterKirby is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
Posts: 152
Well, in your set of four, Grass beats both Water and Ground, giving it an unfair advantage over the other three. In a set of four, each type would have to have an equal number of advantages and disadvantages.

Also, this thread is for sets of five.
__________________
X/Y Friend Code: 1349-5852-1728 | Pinkie | Flying | Hoot-Hoot, Pidgey, and Tropius

Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old December 28th, 2012 (04:21 PM).
Rou.Tsuki's Avatar
Rou.Tsuki Rou.Tsuki is offline
It's happy hour somewhere...
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: West Coast - US
Gender: Female
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 63
It exponentially more difficult to do the more elements you add in. That is why this game (rock/paper/scissor) is limited to three. Now to do this in terms of Pokemon elements/types and up the ante to five... I must applude you WinterKirby for finding something feasible. Now to match up the right pokemon for the game...

I double-dog-dare-you to find a combination of seven and/or nine!
__________________
Please PM me when you add me so I may add a new friend!
Pokemon Y/3DS Friend Code
: 3437-4176-3884
My
Vivillon Pattern: High Plains
Friend Safari: POISON - Whirlipede, Kakuna
, and Garbodor
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links

You may also like.. (Beta)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 08:10 PM.