Light Type > Fairy Type
by, 22nd April 2013 at 03:00 AM (1201 Views)
So, as all of you may or may not know, there are heavy rumors circling that the "Fairy" type is to be introduced for upcoming titles X and Y. What do I think of this?
When I hear that type, I automatically think; My Little Pony. I know Pokemon is aimed toward children, but good grief! Are we going to be getting a Y rating now as opposed to Y7? What would be considered a fairy besides Clefairy and Togetic? Sure, they could create new fairies, but in order to catch up to par with other types, literally half the dex (at least) would have to be Fairy type. What would fairies even be effective against? Any ideas?
On the contrary, if Light types were introduced instead, it would balance the competitive field out even more. How so?
Effective against Dark, Ghost, and Electric. Sableye and Spiritomb would no longer be invincible, and Electric types (as much as I adore them) would have a secondary weakness. Now before you go off and say "Dark is technically Evil type according to Japan's typing", has it ever occurred to you that Light could be considered "Good" over there? Either way, it's a synonym we're looking at, which makes perfect sense no matter how you look at it.
I grew up on the first gen wagon, and I'm all for a new type, just not something as uncreative as "Fairy".
What next? A dinosaur type? A fish type? Or maybe the Bird type will become a reality?
Light is a type that should've been introduced long ago. And FYI, Psychic or Fighting are not anything close to Light. Psychic has no effect on Dark, so how is that light? Fighting is physical, Light leans more on the special side.
If there is a type that resembles Light, it's Electric, and even then, it's not the same thing. Light is a component of electricity, as is Fire. Also, Just think, the ground is one giant rock(s), yet we have both Ground and Rock types. Ice is just frozen water, yet we have Ice and Water. So, tell me, what exactly would be wrong with the Light type? Nothing. You just won't take five minutes out of your day to memorize a new typing. Back in the day, we had to memorize Dark and Steel, and that was TWO new types introduced at the time. I understand that was to balance the OPness of Psychic, but the way I see it, Light would balance the playing field to perfection. Fairy type could potentially worsen it. On top of that, I play Pokemon for Pokemon, not for Charlie the Unicorn and/or pony shows.
I'd rather no new type at all over adding the Fairy type. What I want ultimately, though, is the Light type to be incorporated. Change is never a bad thing if utilized correctly, which I strongly believe it will be. We're too far in the series for Game Freak to mess majorly mess up, competitively speaking.
That all said, what's your take on a new type? Are you for Light types or Fairy types. Maybe both? Neither?
Your opinion will be respected as long as mine is. Feel free to share your view and intake.
Until next blog,