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June 20th, 2013 (7:24 PM). Edited June 20th, 2013 by pedrito3_poke.
Even if dual-typed moves were to introduced I don't think they would work like Sabrewulf238 explained.
I think it would simply be about fusing the two types in one attack, just like we fuse the two types' weaknesses/resistances in dual-typed Pokémon. For example:
Fighting moves are SE against: Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark, Steel
Fighting moves are NVE against: Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug
Fighting moves have no effect on: Ghost
Ghost moves are SE against: Psychic, Ghost
Ghost moves are NVE against: Dark, Steel
Ghost moves have no effect on: Normal
So, a Fighting/Ghost move like Shadow Punch would:
be SE against: Ice, Rock
be NVE against: Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug
have no effect on: Normal, Ghost
And Freeze Shock would:
be SE against: Flying (x4)
be NVE against: Fire, Ice, Steel
have no effect on: Ground
I've always agreed that some moves would make more sense if they were dual-typed, but imo this would make the game too complicated. It would just take too much time for one to calculate the effect that the attack would have in the opponent. Still, this would only be applied to a few attacks, so you wouldn't be forced to use it.
Also, about the lack of room for second type buttons to appear on an attack's information page, I don't think that's an obstacle if they want to make dual-typed moved. A single typed move would be like
and a dual typed move would be like
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