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October 9th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Pokémon General Poll #24 - Favorite Type

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Every type has its strengths and weaknesses. While one might be focused on special moves or physical moves, another might have consistently good designs. It could be the most common type or the least common. Whatever that little trait is, it makes you love that type more than any other. So what is it?

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Mr Cat Dog
October 9th, 2011, 12:48 PM
A lot of my favourite Pokemon are Water-critters (Lapras, Kingdra, Milotic), so I'd probably have to go with that. I guess I like how versatile they can be in battle, and how useful they can be, what with being the majority users of Surf and whatnot. The designs of Water Pokemon are also good on the whole, which makes sense given the sheer number of them.

October 9th, 2011, 1:44 PM
And they say Pokemon games don't have bugs.

When it comes to my favorite type, I don't put gameplay aspects into it. I love bug pokemon for what they are; bugs. Scary, badster, multipede homies. Their designs are also pretty okay and it's unfair, how underrated they are.

October 9th, 2011, 2:15 PM
Fire. Always Fire. I have no idea why really, I always started with Charmander in RB, I think it stems from that. And my favourite legendary bird is Moltres. I always need a good Fire-type on my team.

October 9th, 2011, 3:05 PM

When I was a little boy, I always had a fascination with Meganium – although I only ever chose it to be my starter once, because I wasn’t too impressed with its move pool (I totally underestimated the power of dual screens and synthesis). I also had a fascination with various other grass types - Venusaur, Roselia, Breloom - but I never had an attraction to non-green coloured Grass types (Victreebel being mainly yellow, for example).

The colour green represents learning, growth, or freedom to pursue new ideas, and as a young boy, the whole world filled me with excitement and I wanted to know more, which is probably why I was so fascinated with these types of Pokémon. Today, I still an striving to learn more and more and have a complete understanding of everything, so maybe this love for Grass types stems back to my knowledge-hungry self.

Also, I like using grass types because they are really annoying. Substitue, Leech Seed, Poison Powder, Sleep Powder, Giga Drain... ahh... so fun.


My next favourite would be Water types. The majority of water types are blue, and blue is supposed to represent calmness, relaxation and a flow – it is also the population’s most favourite colour. I aspire to be a calm and relaxed person, so maybe everytime I like a water type it's my mind telling me to go forth and relax.

October 9th, 2011, 4:07 PM
My favorite Pokemon type is Water because of how it has neutral coverage against most types. Water Pokemon also have good designs. Fighting and Dragon come in close.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
October 9th, 2011, 4:40 PM
My favorite type of Pokemon will have to be Ghost because they have two immunities that barely no one uses but its still a good thing to have.


October 9th, 2011, 5:38 PM
For as long as I can remember, I've always loved dem Ghost critters. Some of them are mischievous while some are regarded as "evil". I'd always have a Ghost-type Pokemon on my team, since most of them are quite skilled for battling.

October 9th, 2011, 10:01 PM
My favorite type is the Water-type cos most of my fave Pokemon are Water-type (including you-know-who).

I'm also a fan of Electric (for being fast and cool), Psychic (some Psychics are sooooo cute), Flying (I always need a Pokemon to get me somewhere), Dark (high Attack stat and cool moves), Ice (really good type to take down Dragons), Normal (because of their diversity), Grass (support and their recovery tactics), Fire (they are very strong attackers) and Ghost (great support and disabling moves. Until I used Chandelure in Black, I never often used Ghosts).

I love to collect Pokemon of all types although the ones mentioned above I have a slight preference for.

October 9th, 2011, 10:05 PM
In design: Fire.
Competitively: Dragon and Psychic (or at least the Pokemon are of those types :x).
In-game: Fighting.

So a mix of all four! :) Fire was basically always my favourite, though.

Oh, and I used to use Flying in-game ages ago.

October 10th, 2011, 12:46 AM
Water and Flying, though I love Pokemon from every type. I always have a Flying and a Water Pokemon on my team, and sometimes my Flying Pokemon doesn't even know Fly.

October 10th, 2011, 1:50 AM
Water and Ice are my favotire pokemon type. They represent the cold heart in me XD

Pokemon Trainer Touko
October 10th, 2011, 2:39 AM
Flying type - I love flying type because I like birds, and most flying types are cute <3
Grass type - Many grass type pokes are cute too, tho they have many weaknesses :<
Electric type - Coolest. Pokes. Ever.
Water type - Prettyful designs :D

Eliminator Jr.
October 10th, 2011, 4:23 AM
My favourite type is definitely flying. So many Pokémon which I love belong to the type - they're all designed really well. I don't really battle competitively so I can't vouch for how good they are in battle.

October 10th, 2011, 8:16 AM
I don't prefer one type above the other, but I have a few that I like more than others.

For a long time, I have loved the Bug-type Pokemon. These insects and arachnids are adorable and beastly, all in the same type. They have weaker moves than other types, but in this case, it's a love for the Pokemon.

Fire is another one of my favourite types. The attacks are powerful and beautiful, and the Pokemon are generally good ones. While there isn't a volcano Pokemon, or a fireball, or magma golem, the ones we get are good enough.

I also love the water-types, especially the fish and starters. They have good moves and good Pokemon, enough said.

I like grass and rock types as well, but maybe a bit less than those three. I guess for me it's mostly about the Pokemon in each type, rather than the type itself.

October 11th, 2011, 12:42 AM
My favourite type will always be the bugs. They are the underdogs in pokemon, with many people disliking them, yet so many of them are usefull. Generation V has some of the best bugs ever including a legendary. One of the most powerfull pokemons in the meta game is a bug type (Scizor). Every single design is awesome and they are great psychic killers. If anyone underestimates bugs in a battle thye will surely regrett it.

October 11th, 2011, 1:55 AM
My favourite type is ground since most of the things manage to be both so powerful and cute, plus resistant against annoying electric attacks and thunder waves - plus Sandshrew is ground. <3 Then very close to that is Poison, it's a really interesting type to play around with and can be deadly!

October 11th, 2011, 1:58 AM
Grass, Ice, and Bugs are my favorites. I like Ice because winter is my favorite season among other season. Except for Beartic and Vanilluxe family, all of them have good design in my taste. Grass become my favorite because I always pick grass as my starter. While I like bugs because some of them are really cool and kinda underdogs so I decided to give them some love.

In short, I think there are no particular reason to like them. I just like those particular types with hard-to-explain reason :P

October 11th, 2011, 9:09 AM
I like the large variation in designs among psychic types. That a lot of them are pretty creative and well-thought out helps a lot, too. You have ones which are based around dreams (Munna, Drowzee), outer space (Solrock, Beheeyem), mysticism and magic (Xatu, Kadabra) and then just plain weird stuff like that looks interesting.

October 12th, 2011, 2:36 PM
My top favorite type would be metal. I love most of their designs, and a lot of them have really nice stats. I adored Aggron and Metagross in RSE, while Bronzong was decent, with Lucario filling in a nice gap. Let's not forget Scizor either.

However, I find myself to prefer fighting types as well. With a monstrous attack stat, I love it. Especially Medicham, which swept through most of the Hoenn E4 on its own.

Lastly, psychic. I usually have a psychic-type on my team, and coupled with their high special attack, it's a threat to be reckoned with.

October 12th, 2011, 8:47 PM
Ground and rock. They're strong on defense, but easier to raise and more common than steel, and learn some devastating attacks later on. I also like their strength against fire and flying, types which I find to be overused.

I have literally never played through any pokemon game without a geodude in my party. Never.

Mister Coffee
October 12th, 2011, 11:35 PM
My favorite type is Fight Type. It's just always the best. Classic beat down with a lot of the best and scariest moves, as well as some of the best pokemon.

I'd be crazy not to run at least one Fight type in every team I build.

October 13th, 2011, 4:40 AM
My favorite types are bug, poison, ghost and ice. If I had to pick just one I think I would go with poison since it has the most of my favorite pokemon in it.

October 13th, 2011, 4:40 PM
Easy, know this in an instant... Flying!

October 16th, 2011, 11:56 AM
I don't prefer one over the other. I like pretty much four types Fire, Ground, Steel, and Dark.

Fire - Partly due to starters I like this typing, I think I have choose Fire type on my first run every generation outside of Gen IV, I love their move pool and designs. I also like the newer Fire pokes introduced in Gen V Volcarona is absolutely amazing in battle and design, I love the entire Litwick like, Victini <3, then last generation Magmortar looked awesome and was quite usefully(preferred to use Mags over Infernape tbh), Heatran is awesome sauce it has some many resistances, great move pool, just good stuff.

Ground - I know Ash has an affinity for Ground types and I don't blame him, I absolutely love them. There are so many beasts among them like Garchomp and Excadrill whom are both Ubers.I generally like the designs of them as well. And my favorite or close to favorite Legend Groudon is as the name implies Ground.

Steel - OMG Steven Stone is such a boss. Some of them are hit and miss put most of them for me are hit. Like I said earlier I started every generation with a Fire type until Empoleon came about, to me it look so sleek and classy at the same time. It has a good deal of resistances, love the Water/Steel dual type.

Dark - Like with Steel there are some hits and misses here but mostly hits. It does have my favorite Pseudo Legendary in Tyranitar as well as another awesome Pseudo Legendary in Hydregion. Also has my favorite Eeveelution in Umbreon. Zoroark and Bisharp awesome looking pokes.

Moltres Rider
October 16th, 2011, 2:38 PM
#1 Flying --- would love to ride them
#2 Fire --- because I am married to a fire type (Reshiram) and a fire type in my transportation (Moltres)

October 16th, 2011, 3:50 PM
After lots and lots of thinking, I would have to say it's a tie between Steel and Bug types. There aren't a whole lot of pure Steel-types, so most Pokémon of that type are actually dual-types. It makes for some interesting combinations, and with Steel's many resistances, makes for some pretty solid Pokémon. Aaaand most Bug-types are cute ok. And kind of badass too since ~somehow~ Psychic Pokémon are weak against them.

October 16th, 2011, 6:12 PM
My favorite would be Ghost because of their attacks and also their designs, I always have a Ghost type in my party whatever Generation it is.
Second would be Ice or Psychic because of the same reasons

October 16th, 2011, 6:36 PM
My favorite type is flying. Almost all my favorite Pokemon belong to flying types, and I never noticed that until earlier this year. It's such a wonderful type! They usually arent very versatile, but I think they have great designs, and can be very strong. My second favorite type is Dragon though. Dragons can learn almost every type of move, and are amazingly strong. I love dragon types and flying types. But I love flying types about 5% more! ;D

October 17th, 2011, 9:46 AM
It's really hard for me to decide between Dragon, Water, and Electric, but since I have to choose, I'll go with Dragon. I think maybe it has to do with the designs of Dragon type pokemon; specifically Dragonair I find to be very pretty and elegant-looking, yet with an air of power. Then there are the ones that just look downright awesome, like Haxorus. And it's pretty cool that both Flygon and Altaria are part Dragon; I love them both.

October 26th, 2011, 10:14 AM

It's one of those. :3 I like Dragons for their elegance and versatility. I like Ghosts for their mysticism and evilness and because they look cool. I like both for their rarity, power, and type matchups. Being weak to your own type is badass.
I also just happen to like most Pokémon that turn out to be those types.

Ground used to be my favourite type because it is amazing offensively, but Dragonite and Gengar have since changed my mind. <3

October 26th, 2011, 2:18 PM
I love fire type pokemon. They all seem so cool and strong.

Pokémon Ranger ✩ Moriarty
October 29th, 2011, 11:41 AM
Grass. Dig your roots in and slowly but surely drain your enemy dry.

November 3rd, 2011, 5:19 AM
Easy...bugs mainly cause for one you never see them used online(except volcarna and scizor) and their actulay really good and two i became the final E4 on my main server on PO as a bug user :P

November 3rd, 2011, 9:29 AM
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Both are equally my favorite types. I love their designs, stats, movesets! I'm much more of a cute pokemon fan! :'x

November 3rd, 2011, 9:33 AM
My favorite type is... Water! Because I like Water & because blue is my fav color :P

November 3rd, 2011, 11:02 AM
Many of my fave pokemon are Electric like Pichu, Pikachu, Emolga, Mareep, Flaffy, Ampharose, Pachirisu, Raichu and Jolteon, so i think i will go for electric.

But then again there are many water pokemon i like, such as the adorable Mudkip, Squirtle, milotic, goldeen and seeking, lantern, clampearl and more. So both i guess.


November 3rd, 2011, 4:16 PM

I just love them. They're usually strong, and they're pretty good in a battle. Many of my favorites are dragon types or resemble dragons.

November 9th, 2011, 12:24 AM
poison will be my favorite type, closely followed by bug, normal, ghost, dark, psychic, and flying.

November 9th, 2011, 7:28 AM
I've always have a liking on Ice types. Aside from being cool, they only can destroy nasty dragon types easily like paper. Ice types are mostly fragile but very exceptional special attackers, glass cannons as they say.

November 9th, 2011, 7:53 AM
If you ask me what's my favorite type, it has to be psychic. They are unique in their abilities. I personally prefer moves like telekinesis, teleport (Alakazam), psycho cut (Gallade), Future Sight (Natu) etc and other moves by which they take over the mind of the opponent.
Other than that, I also like fire and dragon type pokemons ! :)

November 19th, 2011, 8:50 AM
Electric and Ghost types for sure, I always wanted Gengar to learn a move that shoots black thunderbolts. It'd be a combination of the 2.

Night Shade doesn't count. :P

Fourth The Tyrant
November 19th, 2011, 1:00 PM
I'll always love Dragon the most! I love the designs and how rare and powerful they are.

Although Fire and Poison come as close seconds.

Game Over1375
November 19th, 2011, 1:46 PM
I love Steel-types myself. XD The sheer power (and defense) of the Pokemon belonging to the Steel-type is simply incredible.

Second is a tie between Dragon and Water-types. I've always liked the Water-type since I started playing Pokemon (Mostly from a childhood crush on Misty. Nowadays it's because I love Water-type Pokemon). Dragon-type though? Ever since I saw Lance use Dragonite in R/B/Y, I was in love. ^_^