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    What existing Pokemon do you think could be mistaken for a different type than they are?

    The biggest factor would of course be the appearance itself of the Pokemon, but also other factors such as moves it can learn, Pokedex entries, Egg Groups and other things.

    Some example that come to my mind are:

    Golduck - Water/Psychic (It learns a lot of Psychic moves and I was convinced it was actually part-Psychic when I was younger.)

    Flygon - Dragon/Bug (It's very bug-like in its appearance and it's in the Bug Egg Group.)

    Shelmet - Bug/Steel (I was quite surprised when I realized that it wasn't part Steel type, especially since Karrablast gains that type when evolving upon receiving Shelmet's shell.)

    Lugia - Water/Psychic or Water/Flying (I always thought of Lugia as a Water Type and kept forgetting whether it was Psychic or Flying. This might have been because of the second Pokemon movie where it dwelt under the sea and all the references to the sea in its 'dex entries.)

    So, any other ideas? What Pokémon do think could be mistaken as belonging to different type? Or are there any Pokémon you're convinced should be another type than they are?

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    I actually think Lugia could be a Dragon type based on appearance, even though it's considered a bird, it looks very dragon like, in that case Id say it could be Dragon/Water or Water/Flying. It always seemed more of a Water type than a Psychic type anyway.

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    Black Kyurem- Ice/Electric or Dragon/Electric (self explanatory)
    White Kyurem- Ice/Fire or Dragon/Fire (self explanatory)
    Seismitoad- Water/Poison (it learns several Poison type moves and even has a Poison themed ability)
    Charizard- Fire/Dragon (and it totally would've had it not been a starter)
    Huntail- Water/Dark (can learn several Dark type moves)
    Gorebyss- Water/Psychic (can learn several Psychic type moves)
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    i think drudiggon could've been rock/dragon

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    Drowzee and Hypno - Dark, just because there's no dark types native to Kanto and it irritates the heck out of me, but it does fit with their theme of sleep and eating dreams.

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    It's odd but whenever I see drudiggon, I can't help think that it's 'wings' remind me of Holly leaves or something like that.
    So I always thought it'd been cool if it was a Plant or Poison type. Dragon/Plant or Dragon/Poison would of been something new.

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    I used to think Lugia was Water/Flying because it was living in the Whirl Islands, and it is the guardian of the seas. Lugia's counterpart Ho-Oh is Fire/Flying. So...

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    Seviper- Poison/Dark as it just seems to fit the dark type.
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    Octillery Water/Poison
    Dustox Bug/Psychic (instead of Poison)
    Azurill Water (not Normal)
    Luxray Electric/Dark (We need this combination and Luxray was the perfect one for it)

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    Emboar could've been Fire/Dark, since it kind of reminds me of Ganon from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Would've been a lot better than being the third consecutive Fire/Fighting starter Pokemon. :\

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    If it weren't for its poisonous nature, Toxicroak would have totally been part Dark type. I always liked how it was the first underhanded Fighting type, dispelling the idea that all Fighting types are honourable and fight fairly.

    Conversely, I think Absol should have been a Psychic or Ghost type. I still can't see any reason why it should be a Dark type, it's a strange anomaly in a type that is consistently defined by specific behavioural traits. Perhaps it was originally conceived as actually causing disasters, but remade into a benevolent teller of Cassandra truths as an afterthought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GatoRage View Post
    What existing Pokemon do you think could be mistaken for a different type than they are?

    The biggest factor would of course be the appearance itself of the Pokemon, but also other factors such as moves it can learn, Pokedex entries, Egg Groups and other things.

    Some example that come to my mind are:

    Golduck - Water/Psychic (It learns a lot of Psychic moves and I was convinced it was actually part-Psychic when I was younger.)

    Flygon - Dragon/Bug (It's very bug-like in its appearance and it's in the Bug Egg Group.)

    Shelmet - Bug/Steel (I was quite surprised when I realized that it wasn't part Steel type, especially since Karrablast gains that type when evolving upon receiving Shelmet's shell.)

    Lugia - Water/Psychic or Water/Flying (I always thought of Lugia as a Water Type and kept forgetting whether it was Psychic or Flying. This might have been because of the second Pokemon movie where it dwelt under the sea and all the references to the sea in its 'dex entries.)

    So, any other ideas? What Pokémon do think could be mistaken as belonging to different type? Or are there any Pokémon you're convinced should be another type than they are?
    About Shellmet, first I thought that it would be weird for a pokemon to lose a secondary type by evolution, but then i remembered Gloom->Bellossom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastafari View Post
    Gothita line may be dark, IMO
    Why? They seem pretty benevolent (if a little eerie), judging from their Pokedex entries. There's nothing inherently bad about foretelling death.
    EDIT: Scratch that, it seems Gothorita enjoys using hypnosis to control children and lead them astray for it's own amusement. That's definitely Dark type material.

    On another note, I'm still surprised Cofagrigus wasn't Ghost/Steel. From the time it was revealed in pre-release, I think everyone assumed that it would be.
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    Staraptor- Fighting/Flying

    Charizard- Fire/Dragon

    Hoothoot and Noctowl- Psychic/Flying

    Dunsparce- Ground or Normal/Ground

    Tynamo, Eelektrik, and Eelektross- Electric/Water

    Granbull, Ursaring, Kangaskhan, Zangoose, Aipom, and Ambipom- Normal/Fighting

    Misdreavus and Mismagius- Ghost/Psychic

    Pinsir and Accelgor- Bug/Fighting

    Stantler- Psychic

    Suicune- Ice

    Lugia- Dragon/Water

    Sceptile- Grass/Dragon

    Volbeat and Illumise- Bug/Electric

    Seviper- Poison/Dark

    Chingling and Chimecho- Ghost

    Dusclops and Dusknoir- Ghost/Fighting

    Glalie- Ice/Rock
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalllady View Post
    Emboar could've been Fire/Dark, since it kind of reminds me of Ganon from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Would've been a lot better than being the third consecutive Fire/Fighting starter Pokemon. :\
    It looks more Ganon from Twilight Princess, to be more accurate. But considering the basis they used for Emboar, yep, it could have been a Fire/Dark Pokémon.

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