View Full Version : If Bowser was a Pokemon......

January 20th, 2012, 8:08 PM
What type would he be?

I was thinking Fire type. But then I was thinking Fire-type moves aren't always exclusive to Fire-types. Also, he is a giant turtle, which could mean he's a ground or water type. I was just kinda wondering this because of a forumfic I am writing on another site.

January 20th, 2012, 8:21 PM
That sounds like a weird concept to me... But closest is probably Fire/Dark.

January 20th, 2012, 8:28 PM
It could just be a Fire-type only. I mean his castle always had lava under it, but he didn't always do well when he fell in it... But Torkoal is a tortoise and is only a Fire-type.

January 20th, 2012, 8:31 PM
Eh, he's a turtle... Fire and... rock, possibly? He has a pretty rock-like build

January 20th, 2012, 8:34 PM
I always thought he was more of a Fire/Dragon type. In a Pokemon perspective, he's pretty much Charizard(a dragon like Pokemon) crossed over with Blastoise.

January 20th, 2012, 8:35 PM
I'm leaning towards Bowser being a pure Fire Pokemon because he's almost always in hot places, like his castles.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
January 21st, 2012, 6:05 AM
I'm going with pure Fire here. It doesn't seem like his shell has properties of either rock or steel, and although Bowser's been dumped into his own lava multiple times, he always survives and comes back.

I guess you could make an argument for Ground since sometimes he does cause earthquakes when he jumps up and down...

au bon
January 21st, 2012, 8:45 AM
He's definitely part dragon, but the other type would be either fire, rock, or dark. I can't really decide which one fits him the best, because he has a lot of qualities of those three. I guess I can eliminate rock because he isn't exactly defensive. Granted, all rock Pokémon aren't defensive, Bowser is punchable without getting your hand hurt. I guess I'll go with dark, just because dragons - being dragons - are capable of breathing fire anyway. So, dragon and dark are his types! Dragon is his primary, and dark is his secondary.

January 21st, 2012, 9:03 AM
Personally, I think it's Dragon/Fighting as the character is not a very defensive colour, although I guess it could learn a few fire and dark type moves.

Moves learn by level up.

-- Scratch
-- Mach Punch
5 Leer
10 Ember
20 DragonBreath
23 Triple Kick
26 Dragon Claw
30 Theif
37 Dragon Pulse
42 Hammer Arm
53 Nasty Plot
53 Hone Claws
60 DynamicPunch
67 Giga Impact
71 Outrage

January 21st, 2012, 12:10 PM
Weird question x)
I think it would be Dragon/Fire type. But I can't imagine Bowser as a Pokémon... Bowser is Bowser, king of Turtle.

Otter Mii-kun
January 21st, 2012, 12:16 PM
I originally thought Bowser was some sort of dragon, so I'd go with Dragon/Fire also.

January 21st, 2012, 3:03 PM
Now that i got some feedback, time to start a poll.

January 21st, 2012, 7:59 PM
Weird question x)
I think it would be Dragon/Fire type. But I can't imagine Bowser as a Pokémon... Bowser is Bowser, king of Turtle.

I'm gonna be a smart-A here, but Bowser is King of Koopas.

I'm pretty sure Bowser is Dark/Fire if here will ever be a pokemon. If he goes and captures Peach for no clear reason, Bowser probably has a dark intention......plus he has survived falling in lava ALL the times he does, except The New Super Mario Bros. for the DS.

January 21st, 2012, 10:32 PM
I'd say either Fire/Dragon or Fire/Ground, seeing as he's pretty landlocked and is always compared to a big bruiser, kinda like a Rhyperior or something.

January 22nd, 2012, 12:07 AM
i think he would be dark/fire. pretty much everything about him says "Dark!" and "Flames!"

The Void
January 22nd, 2012, 1:07 AM
Aside from having Fire Breath and for being evil, Bowser's attacks in Brawl are pretty much Dark- and Fire- related. So yeah, Dark/Fire. I can imagine his Dex entry would be like this (made it myself, don't steal :P):

Bowser, the Koopa King Pokemon.

Ever since the Mario series began, Bowser has had a long-standing feud with Mario and Luigi and is known to have always kidnapped their princess, Peach. In battle, Bowser uses its powerful claws and destructive fire to crush its opponents while using the tough shell on its back to block enemy attacks.


January 22nd, 2012, 2:12 AM

He reminds me cross Nidoking and Blastoise.

January 22nd, 2012, 1:39 PM
Yeah he'd definitely be dragon/fire since he's a DRAGON and he spits fire. He's a dragon because he is the Koopa king, and Koopa's are reptiles (typically turtles), and a fire breathing giant turtle with spikes comes close to a dragon imo.

February 3rd, 2012, 4:36 AM
He would either be Dark/Fire or Dragon/Fire. But like Yoshikkko said above, he does seem like a dragon and he breathes fire, so that is why I voted the latter.

February 3rd, 2012, 4:42 AM
Any, even combinations, of these types would probably seem fit: Fire, Dragon, and Dark. Like yoshi said, he spits out fire and lives in a, somewhat, fiery place. He looks like a wingless dragon tbh, and he kidnapped a Princess (somehow reminds me of the Ice King fufufufu).

BZW Golem
February 3rd, 2012, 4:50 AM
Just because he is a dragon (maybe turtle.. but he looks more like a dragon xD) and shoots fire.
Simple :3

February 22nd, 2012, 2:56 PM
A Dark/Fire type. He's evil in the Mario franchise. So I'd think he'd be a partial dark type in the Pokemon franchise to show this side of him. And he would be a partial fire type since he can breathe fire and whatnot.

March 13th, 2012, 9:22 AM
... Hahaha this is wonderful. Dragon/Fire imo! I don't really see how he could be much else! I guess Dragon is disputable, but I'm not sure if anything would fit better... :3

March 18th, 2012, 12:31 AM
Fire and Fighting ^_- ~cuz as well as breathing fire,he throws stuff and kicks stuff,bashes stuff...

March 20th, 2012, 3:35 PM
Almost definantly Dragon/Fire (or Fire/Dragon). There's nothing really "Dark" about him, he's just evil. Any Pokemon can be evil, even a Blissy. It just depends on who its Trainer is- that's even a quote from Fire Red, paraphrased of course. But he does have Fire and Dragon components, so that's probably what he'd be. Maybe Fire/Fighting, Fire/Water, or Fire/Ground but unlikely.