Thanks for reading.
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No more of them. Not even as starters, not even as wilds. It's getting tiresome ;_;
And as for the starters having typings that might ruin the balance? We don't really need them to have second typings. The Johto Starters were all pure mono-typed and they were fine on their own (except for Meganium).
@Grass Type Trainer; Design-wise, I really like Meganium as well. But her move-pool was small when she had so much potential.
Anyways, we don't really need secondary-typings to worry about advantages and disadvantages as mono-types work just fine given the right stats and move-pool.
@Dark Blueberry; Meganium's movepool could definitely be a lot better, but I don't think she's that bad. Outclassed is the word I would use for her, not bad.
But that's off-topic. Speaking of monotypes, I honestly thought Emboar would have been better as a pure Fire type. Honestly, I don't even see the Fighting type part in its design, I mostly just accept that it's there because Game Freak tells me so.
I mean sure, he could look like a sumo wrestler, I guess, but he could also just look like a pig, who aren't exactly known for being anorexic.
I honestly think that the Unova Starters should have been the second set of monotyped Starters in the series.
Regardless, I want the Gen VI Fire Starter to be mono-Fire. I know it's not a popular opinion, but hey, we have three mono-Grass and three mono-Water types with only one mon-Fire type. Isn't mono-Fire supposed to be the default type? Then why are there more Fire/Fighting than there are mono Fire Starters?
You know, it'd be pretty funny if they made a Fire/Fighting starter... on its first stage only, that on its first evolution lost the Fighting typing.
But that's silly. Though there is plenty of room for concept creativity with type changes within the same evolutionary line.
And dual-typed first stage starters are something I'd like to see again too. Even Turtwig wasn't part Ground.
As for the Unova starters, I think Samurott is more of a Fighting type... The only previous part water is Poliwrath, and only in a single stage.
Anyways, for Fire/Fighting pokémon... It's just a combination they have now explored the most they could. Just by coincidence the same way so many big legendaries are dragons: There's nothing wrong with the pokémon themselves, but they have missed out on much more potential variety.
If anything, I agree that a Fighting/Fire, for a single other pokémon, would be fine. Maybe a Fighting type that evolves in different dual types or something.
Though to be REALLY honest, Gen V got me tired of Fighting types as a whole.
I don't mind the combination, but no more in the starters please. Can't be bothered with that any more.
Here's another question for you guys. Charizard, Typhlosion and Blaziken are some of the most popular Starters of all time. Infernape and Emboar...not so much.
Do you think the steady decline of the Fire Starter's formerly inherent popularity is due mostly to the reuse of the Fire/Fighting type combo, or are there any other factors involved? If so, which?
I definately think Fire/Fighting being the repeated typing for starters contributed to it. People are just tired of seeing Fighting as the second type for the Fire type starters. I know many people were dissapointed when Emboar was revealed to be Fire/Fighting. Charizard and Typlosion were Fire/Flying and pure Fire respectively and when Blaziken came about, Fire/Fighting was a new type combo. In fact, all of the Fire/Fighting Pokemon have only ever been starter Pokemon, I do think that has a lot if not all to do with how unpopular they are now. If Game Freak were to use a different type with Fire next generation, I think the Fire type starter may become popular again.
Yes, but I need more Fire/Fighting-type Pokemon, not just starters. A quadruped Fire/Fighting-type Pokemon could be cool, as most of this type combination are bipedal.
There shouldn't have been more than one generation of Fire-Fighting starters in the first place. If it was only Combusken and Blaziken, then I'd say maybe as a non-starter, but since that is not how Game Freak has... designed... the fire starters for the past two generations, I must say that if I ever see a new Fire-Fighting, especially a starter, within two generations, I will go to Game Freak in Japan and yell at the top of my lungs.
I don't mind duo-type starters - hell, Mudkip is my favourite starter since it gains the ground type after it's first evolution.
But really, 3 Fire/Fighting starters in a row? Come on.
One of the things I have found that has made me pick grass or water starters is the fact that the designs of the pokemon themselves are beginning to be a bit lacking. In R/S/E, I could pick any one of the starters and be pleased with the choice. I liked all of them. But Gen IV? I had to pick the one I hated the least. I mean, this is only personally for me, but it just seems like something is off about them. Perhaps they lack the simplicity in the design that the previous generations had.
I dunno. Please though, no more Fire/Fighting starters. Keep 'em monotype or try something else.