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Thread: Adding electric type pokemon to the starter list

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    Default Adding electric type pokemon to the starter list

    why not add electric to the list they in perfectly.

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    It doesn't fit even close into the type triangle. In fact, of the few type triangles that work almost as well as Fire-Grass-Water, I don't think Electric is in any of them.
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    it be a type square lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    It doesn't fit even close into the type triangle. In fact, of the few type triangles that work almost as well as Fire-Grass-Water, I don't think Electric is in any of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikachufuture View Post
    it be a type square lol.
    Care to explain this?

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    fire reistant to grass grass resistant water water resistant fire grass resistant to electric type square.

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    also fire and electric can represent neutral damage.

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    Why add something that's not needed? Electric Pokemon aren't hard to come by.
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    it'll make it fresh and give more options on picking a starter.

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    It would mess up the balance on the triangle.


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    this won't be a triangle it be a square.

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    That would completely ruin the balance... But if you want an electric starter, look for a copy of yellow version.

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    how would it ruin the balance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikachufuture View Post
    this won't be a triangle it be a square.
    A square with no balance at all, Electric gets neutral damage from the other starters.


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    grass is resistant to electric attacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikachufuture View Post
    how would it ruin the balance ?
    Because neither Grass, Fire or Water are super effective against electric type.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikachufuture View Post
    it'll make it fresh and give more options on picking a starter.
    I think there should be a way to skip the starters and obtain a different pokemon.



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    We're either replying to a kid with an obsession with a Pokemon that is really unlikely to be re-introduced as a starter again (Pikachu), or a troll.

    On the other hand, I'm kind of wondering why some of the more experienced forum users above me don't apply to be forum mods. You guys react faster than most of the mods on GPD, and can help to clean up pointless threads like these by locking/moving them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikachufuture View Post
    fire reistant to grass grass resistant water water resistant fire grass resistant to electric type square.
    Grass would also resist Water attacks, making it unfair in that regard. Additionally, Water would be weak to both Electric and Grass.

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    I didn't understand very well if you meant that instead three, we would have four starters or if GF should replace one of the starters type with electric. Anyways... this isn't a good idea. A group composed of by fire, grass, water and electric is not balanced totally. Grass would be in most advantace from the four, water in the most disadvantage, and fire and electric would be in neutral situation.

    If you want so much an electric starter, hope they'll create a remake for Yellow Version. Thunder Yellow... why not? It would be a good game in 3DS generation, as FR/LG have already been launched and I don't think they will remake them again now in Gen VI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hidden Power View Post
    On the other hand, I'm kind of wondering why some of the more experienced forum users above me don't apply to be forum mods.
    Uh, you can apply?
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    There are exactly three type squares that function like Fire/Water/Grass. They are Fire/Water/Grass/Bug, Fire/Rock/Ground/Grass, and Grass/Flying/Rock/Ground.

    Which one of these includes Electric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Excitable Boy View Post
    There are exactly three type squares that function like Fire/Water/Grass.
    They are Fire/Water/Grass/Bug,
    Doesn't work.

    -Water doesn't resist Bug and vice versa.
    -Bug doesn't resist Bug
    - The Grass has an unfair disadvantage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Excitable Boy View Post
    Fire/Rock/Ground/Grass,
    Doesn't work.

    -Ground doesn't resist Fire and vice versa.
    -Grass doesn't resist Rock and Ground and vice versa.
    - Both Fire and Rock has an unfair disadvantage.
    - Rock doesn't resist Rock.
    -Ground doesn't resist Ground.


    Quote Originally Posted by Excitable Boy View Post
    Grass/Flying/Rock/Ground.
    Again doesn't work.

    - Rock doesn't resist Rock.
    -Ground doesn't resist Ground.
    -Flying doesn't resist flying
    -Grass doesn't resist Rock and Ground and vice versa.
    -Ground doesn't resist or is weak to Ground.


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    The starter triangle is supposed to be a rock/paper/scissors thing to teach kids the basics about the game.

    Fire burns grass. Grass sucks up water. Water douses fire.

    Adding a fourth type wouldn't fit into that at all. Even if they were to change the type triangle to something else, electric still wouldn't fit in very well. The best I can think of is Ground/Water/Electric, but some of those concepts are obscure and kind of hard for younger players to understand.
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