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My Weekly Moan

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by , 23rd March 2012 at 06:41 AM (293 Views)
Hi, everybody. I'm going to do a blog complaining somehow about an aspect of Pokemon that really annoys me.

This week I'm going to tackle Water Types. These Pokemon have annoyed me throughout the ages.

Water types make up an odd 17% of all Pokemon and every region besides Johto have at least one Water-type specialist, Hoenn having two. Neither of these figures particularly annoy me, I just felt like saying them.

I am a lover of Fire-types, which would traditionally make me hate the Water specimens. So maybe this is biased. So what.

Anyway, what does annoy me about water types then? I hear you ask.

In my opinion the games have given Water types too much power. 40% of all HMs are Water type, this gives them a monopoly over other types when it comes to early move learning. Get a Horsea egg, hatch it, troll everyone with Dive and Surf. Also the water type has only two weaknesses compared to four resistances. This annoys me as one of them is electric, a pathetic and weak race of Pokemon that should not be allowed to live, and the other is Grass, a disadvantage most water types can negate by quickly learning a move like Ice Beam or Sludge Bomb.

There are only five Pokemon that are doubly resistant to Water Types and, guess what, they're all part Water. Another thing that annoys me resistance-wise is their uncanny ability to suddenly aquire one weakness. Ground is the most commonly paired type to water, only leaving it vulnerable to Grass types, although quite badly vulnerable.

Now my biggest moan about Water types. I am a frequenter of the URPG boards and it constantly annoys me when someone takes out my Chimchar with one hit from Hydro Pump. What annoys me more is that they are Basic Pokemon. A quick comparison between two Starters.

Totodile: Moves include Hydro Pump, Superpower, Ice Fang and Thrash.

Now let's look at a Fire type counterpart, Charmander

Moves include: Inferno, Flame Burst, Flamethrower, Slash.

As we can clearly see, Totodile kinda has an advantage.

I am right, you are wrong, Black is White.

Thank you, I was BlazeMaster

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  1. Water Max's Avatar
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    Also the water type has only two weaknesses compared to four resistances. This annoys me as one of them is electric, a pathetic and weak race of Pokemon that should not be allowed to live
    I think that Electric is also one of the best types in the Pokémon video games because it is only weak to one type which is Ground.
  2. BlazeMaster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Water Max
    I think that Electric is also one of the best types in the Pokémon video games because it is only weak to one type which is Ground.
    Just my opinion, judging at the average standard of quite a few electrics (minus the awesomes like Elektross and Electivire) Kinda suck stats wise.
  3. Natural Harmonia Gropius's Avatar
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    Firstly, how is Totodile's counterpart Charmander?It's obviously Cyndaquil.
    Secondly, you're going to HATE my planned URPG team (I wanna be the next Shizui, Like no one ever was...)

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