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    I think a Light type could be plausible. I am really surprised that they didn't include one earlier.

    I think it would be interesting if they included some kind of new type. It would change things up a bit.
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    I don't really want there to be a mew type but if there were Sylveon would definitely be the forerunner for it I think.

    As for the techniques a light type would use, I can't help but have Flash come to mind first :P
    I know that was a typo but that's actually interesting... what if the catch was that there's a new type, but that it only affected Pokemon like Mew/Mewtwo/Mewthree, and had no difference in super effective attacks (so it'd affect nothing and nothing would hit them super effectively)?
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      I think it would be awesome to have a extremely rare type called Light or Holy. Strong against Dragon and Dark (the book of Revelation) and weak against nothing. Of coure, you would have to beat the game before you gain access to them because otherwise it would be too easy to dominate the game with.
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        I think it would be awesome to have a extremely rare type called Light or Holy. Strong against Dragon and Dark (the book of Revelation) and weak against nothing. Of coure, you would have to beat the game before you gain access to them because otherwise it would be too easy to dominate the game with.
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        If Light is included, its would only have an attachment to Dark because "Good beats evil". Nothing more. Light could also be super-effective to Ghost types since ghosts are normally seen in bright light and cnadles are used to ward off spirits.
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          I'm sure it's been said a billion times, but in Japanese it's not "dark" it's "fighting dirty". Which is why fighting is super effective against dark types, because the honorable way is better than the cheap way.

          If there were a new type then I don't think it would be "light".
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            Nah, I really think it will be a light type many people already speculated it to be the new type but we will never know until we see it.
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              i think that if a new type is introduced it should be a sound type, there are already some pokemon who could fit this type and alot of moves that could(or even should) be a sound type
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                A Sound type sounds ridiculous... What can its weaknesses aand resistences be?? ...
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                  A Sound type sounds ridiculous... What can its weaknesses aand resistences be?? ...
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                  thats okay, i can see your point

                  well in the battle palace in emerled you couldn't control your pokemons and tell them what to do because the water blocked the sound in the room, so water could have resistence to sound, and even rock or steel because its like a wall that block the sound.
                  it can be super effective against ghost(like in some movies that you use sound waves to track ghost) and against psychic, because psychic power its something from your brain and the sound interrupt you to think well.
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                    New types seem unnecessary, Ithink new type combinations will be good enough
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                      Probably been stated like a billion times, but the Fighting type is supposed to be the "good" type to conquer "evil" (dark). A light type would be redundant.

                      I'm just not too fond of the idea of a Sound type, either. It feels more like something that would fit between normal and psychic, and while this may be years and years of Pokemon conditioning, Sound just doesn't sound as sensible as an element (which is kind of invalid, since Fighting is totally an elemental force).

                      I like the types we have now, tbh. For me it would be enough if they only added new type combos.
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                        i think it's possible, but not likely, cuz it would be such a mess!! theyd have to retype all the pokemon, the moves, and the anime and movies cant be undone. there would likely be changes to the tcg too. compatibility between the games, too, would be affected. there are just so many things that would change if they do introduce a new type. but still, it's possible, and i know GF can handle all these :)
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                          The only thing I wish to see regarding types is:
                          Removing Steel's immunity to poison attacks but keep it immune to poison status.
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                            i think it's possible, but not likely, cuz it would be such a mess!! theyd have to retype all the pokemon, the moves, and the anime and movies cant be undone. there would likely be changes to the tcg too. compatibility between the games, too, would be affected. there are just so many things that would change if they do introduce a new type. but still, it's possible, and i know GF can handle all these :)
                            They wouldn't have to retype anything actually. Everything in the past can remain as they were and move on from that point forward.
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                            Yeah and with that in mind they'd have to create new types that can't fit into anything else we have, otherwise that'd involve retyping, which is something that could become extremely confusing...
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                              But why? It wouldn't really make sense if you can utilize poison attacks towards something and not poison it (the exception being poison type themselves).
                              Because I think a Steel Pokémon should be immune to Poison status since it's steel. But it should still take damage from Poison attacks, shouldn't Acid/Acid Spray work to melt Steel? I just hate how Steel made Poison even more nerfed. :/ But then, seeing how GF stupidly made Toxic learnable by almost every damn specie... I don't know u_u

                              Anyway, this stupid Sylveon is probably a new type... -__- So I'm starting to believe a new type will be introduced... I just hope they won't add 2 new types or more. ._.
                              Well, it's kinda obvious, but I also think this Generation will have to do with genes and DNA...: X Pokémon, Y Pokémon, an introduction of a new Eeveelution (Eevee is know for its particularly unique DNA) and the next movies is mainly about Genesects (who had their genes modified) a new Mewtwo (most probably another DNA modification...)
                              So, if there is a new type, chances is it will have some connection with DNA... Can't wait to see...
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                                I personally feel that a light type would, yes be a little late, but fit in perfect to counteract the dark type.
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                                The problem I have with that theory is that Dark was introduced as a way to hinder Psychic types, which almost makes it an opposite. On top of that, types are generally introduced as they are found in the natural world for the most part, and Light is pretty much cover by Electric/Fire (as they produce light)/Normal (all the fairies and everything). It just seems redundant to me at this point =/
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                                Honestly, despite the gap in years since Dark and Steel-types were introduced, I wouldn't entirely mind a new type. From what I see, a lot of people don't want a new type now either because they thinks it's been too long, it's not needed, or they fear it will mess up the balance of the current system. Although, one would think that if GameFreak were to incorporate a new type today they would have learned from previous mistakes and keep the balance with whatever new type they would want to add.
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                                  I think a sound type would be a great addition and fit in perfectly with the current way things war, with normal types filling in for "sound" Pokemon. I really dislike the idea of a "fairy" type because light would fit so much better, again replacing or adding to many normal types. Even if sound still had the same properties as normal types (or more likely lacking immunities to and from ghosts), it would just make abilities such as Soundproof much clearer.
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                                  Hm... as I've pretty much said a while back, several months ago. If there was ever a Light-type introduced it would balance out typing very well.

                                  And to those who think that "adding in a new type would cause imbalances with many Pokémon", it won't. There's plenty of room for a type or two, I can tell you that it's impossible to take out a Spiritomb in one turn unless you're at a level that's more higher than Spiritomb. And as for Tynamo, Eelektrik, Eelektross... they can only be taken out in one turn if the player's Pokémon has Mold Breaker ability.

                                  So those things tell me... that there's room to counter those issues, Electric-type only has one weakness, while Ghost and Dark types have Pokémon that have a Ghost/Dark type combination.

                                  Anything can happen, if Fairy-type became a reality... it could be strong against Electric types due to it's illusion-like attacks to conducting electricity and fire. And if Light-type became a reality, it would be strong against both Ghost and Dark types, which would take out Pokémon like Spirtomb in one turn, due to the attacks based on light wavelengths (eg. infrared, ultraviolet, visible light, gamma ray).

                                  It really doesn't matter what type they introduce in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Game Freak will figure a way to balance them all out... for every Pokémon. And if you're wondering why there was problems with the typing in Generation I, it was due to the lack of types, lack of development team and amount of time they had back then. They've come a long way since those days, and many things have changed since then.

                                  Just saying.
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                                    Hm... as I've pretty much said a while back, several months ago. If there was ever a Light-type introduced it would balance out typing very well.

                                    And to those who think that "adding in a new type would cause imbalances with many Pokémon", it won't. There's plenty of room for a type or two, I can tell you that it's impossible to take out a Spiritomb in one turn unless you're at a level that's more higher than Spiritomb. And as for Tynamo, Eelektrik, Eelektross... they can only be taken out in one turn if the player's Pokémon has Mold Breaker ability.

                                    So those things tell me... that there's room to counter those issues, Electric-type only has one weakness, while Ghost and Dark types have Pokémon that have a Ghost/Dark type combination.

                                    Anything can happen, if Fairy-type became a reality... it could be strong against Electric types due to it's illusion-like attacks to conducting electricity and fire. And if Light-type became a reality, it would be strong against both Ghost and Dark types, which would take out Pokémon like Spirtomb in one turn, due to the attacks based on light wavelengths (eg. infrared, ultraviolet, visible light, gamma ray).

                                    It really doesn't matter what type they introduce in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Game Freak will figure a way to balance them all out... for every Pokémon. And if you're wondering why there was problems with the typing in Generation I, it was due to the lack of types, lack of development team and amount of time they had back then. They've come a long way since those days, and many things have changed since then.

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                                    but spiritomb and eleektross created like this that they won't have any weakness
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                                    Honestly, despite the gap in years since Dark and Steel-types were introduced, I wouldn't entirely mind a new type. From what I see, a lot of people don't want a new type now either because they thinks it's been too long, it's not needed, or they fear it will mess up the balance of the current system. Although, one would think that if GameFreak were to incorporate a new type today they would have learned from previous mistakes and keep the balance with whatever new type they would want to add.
                                    Or even so they'd limit the new type to just one or two Pokemon so it doesn't affect much overall.
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                                    Hm... as I've pretty much said a while back, several months ago. If there was ever a Light-type introduced it would balance out typing very well.

                                    And to those who think that "adding in a new type would cause imbalances with many Pokémon", it won't. There's plenty of room for a type or two, I can tell you that it's impossible to take out a Spiritomb in one turn unless you're at a level that's more higher than Spiritomb. And as for Tynamo, Eelektrik, Eelektross... they can only be taken out in one turn if the player's Pokémon has Mold Breaker ability.

                                    So those things tell me... that there's room to counter those issues, Electric-type only has one weakness, while Ghost and Dark types have Pokémon that have a Ghost/Dark type combination.

                                    Anything can happen, if Fairy-type became a reality... it could be strong against Electric types due to it's illusion-like attacks to conducting electricity and fire. And if Light-type became a reality, it would be strong against both Ghost and Dark types, which would take out Pokémon like Spirtomb in one turn, due to the attacks based on light wavelengths (eg. infrared, ultraviolet, visible light, gamma ray).

                                    It really doesn't matter what type they introduce in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Game Freak will figure a way to balance them all out... for every Pokémon. And if you're wondering why there was problems with the typing in Generation I, it was due to the lack of types, lack of development team and amount of time they had back then. They've come a long way since those days, and many things have changed since then.

                                    Just saying.
                                    And I respectfully disagree. Nobody can say for sure what adding a new type to the game can cause. Whether it's balanced or not is something we can't reasonably speculate at this stage. I do, however, think that new types are completely unneeded and definitely add the risk of creating balancing issues. As far as I'm concerned, Steel- and Dark-type were added to help balance the game and fix problems that Gen I had with balancing. Psychic- and Dragon-types were vastly overpowered.

                                    Nothing could resist dragon-type moves (and while Dragon Rage was the only move in Gen 1, Gen 2 introduced Outrage, Twister, and DragonBreath, all which would've been unresisted otherwise), so they had to create something that could handle that. In comes Steel as nothing else really makes sense for resisting Dragon.

                                    Psychic in Gen 1 was ridiculous as well. Pokemon like Slowbro and Alakazam were scary as all hell. With the single special stat instead of the attack / defense split, the move Amnesia was a free +2 to essentially both. It was too easy to decimate a team with your psychic pokemon even if they had a resistance to it (because after a +2 you're already essentially hitting for neutral with STAB). In comes Dark, introducing an immunity to such things. Of course they also added the Attack / Defense split for the special side as well which ended up crippling Psychics for quite some time, but as of Gen 5 Psychic type pokemon are up there yet again.

                                    I just see a new type as not being needed at all and runs risks that far outweigh the benefits.

                                    Also about Spiritomb and Eelektross. Spiritomb is meant to be a defensive pokemon. Just because he has no weaknesses doesn't mean he's overpowered. Sure, he can take a hit or two. He can't do too much back though which makes him fulfill his role as a defensive pokemon. Eelektross can also be OHKO'd pretty easily and also has very very low speed making it not terribly threatening. Again, just because a pokemon has no weaknesses doesn't make it overpowered.
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                                      If Gen VI does add the Fairy/Light typing rumor that is floating around, they will most likely change old Pokemon, such as Clefairy and Mawile, into that new type or to include that typing. Do you think they will use this as an excuse to change other Pokemon's typing to what they should have been like the rumor of them mixing up Psyduck and Slowpoke's typing or making, for example, Blastoise a Water/Rock-Steel-Ground type because he looks like he would be? Do you think they will add more types including the Fairy/Light one? If so what will the Pokemon that are affected by it become?
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