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Anyone else think Poison type needs a buff?

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by duhu, Jan 7, 2013.

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  1. duhu

    duhu Member

    Only super effective against one type- (Grass). It is the only type that is only super effective against one type, with the exception to the Normal type. Additionally, being good against the grass type is not that impressive. Grass has a boatload of weaknesses to types that generally hit harder (Fire, for example).

    Only 4 resistances- (Poison, Fighting, Grass, Bug). Not bad, but not great either. In my experience these are less common types, however.

    No immunities. There are 7 types with immunities (nearly half). Poison does not have one.

    It does not affect Steel.

    Two weaknesses- (Ground, Psychic)- not bad, though these are two common types/moves.

    With that being said, there are some good/common/heavily used poison type moves, such as Toxic or toxic spikes, but my main emphasis is on the type itself. Personally, I think the biggest problem is the lack of power poison types. The only type with fewer strengths is the Normal type, but Normal's are common because there are plenty of power pokemon in that type (Snorlax, Blissey, etc) There is a reason that there has only ever been 1 poison gym/elite four user, with none since Gen 2. Most of the best poison types were in gen 1, but they've lost some of their power with many core offensive poison attacks becoming special attacks. Gen 4 was another step in the right direction with Skuntank and Drapion, but then Gen 5 took a dump with only 3 (mediocre) poison types. At the very least, I think Poison should be super-effective against Bug.
  2. LizardonX

    LizardonX Banned

    Poison=SE vs Water

    that's it really.
  3. Cutty

    Cutty Forever now

    Theres always the weakest one in the family.
  4. Hilda

    Hilda Well-Known Member

    No, Poison shouldn't be super effective against Water because that wouldn't make any sense.
    If you took first-aid classes before getting a drivers license, water is used for the contact or consuming of anything acidic or chemical to dilute them.
    Water should resist Poison and be super effective against it, because it makes it weaker.

    Yes, I am speaking about acids and chemicals, but it should also dilute the purity of Poison and the Poison types have an attack called Acid.
  5. *~Silver*~

    *~Silver*~ Well-Known Member

    Poison types are the types I tend to lean towards because I like how they look [with the exception of Trubbish, and its evolved form. -_-'], they're not the most liked Pokemon, and they have done me good in a lot of gym battles and even gotten through the Elite Four.
    I have to admit though, you have a point. I always that that Poison Types should be strong against physic types, even though in the games they're weak against it. Some poisons can really effect the brain. The best way to explain this for Pokemon terms would be to take the Tracker Jackers from The Hunger Games. [Am I the only one who basically imagined them as Beedrills? xD] The venom in them really messed up people's mind, and even killed that one girl who's name I forgot. [No, I'm not the biggest fan of that book or movie. xD They're good though.] There are ways to explain this in chemistry, and other real-world things, but I think the Tracker Jackers explain it best for Pokemon. xD
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  6. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    poison shouls be effective on water since coz of the polluted thing nya~
  7. *~Silver*~

    *~Silver*~ Well-Known Member

    I guess certain moves would be more effective than others. Sludge attack would be effective, but moves like Poison Gas would do little-to-nothing on a water Pokemon.
  8. Ditto B1tch

    Ditto B1tch Well-Known Member

    Despite all the disadvantages you posted about poison type, I don't think it needs alteration. We have the type match-up set since Generation II and it was going too drastic to change it on Generation VI (if there were one). Poison is paired with many types, so they can fix the weakness as well as many poison-type Pokemons have large movepools, allowing them to use other non-poison type moves.
  9. *~Silver*~

    *~Silver*~ Well-Known Member

    That's true. Most Poison Pokemon can use Dark Type attacks, which can actually give them some advantages to many Physic Pokemon, even though Poison is supposed to be weak against it.
  10. Mitja

    Mitja Veteran smartass


    Yep sounds about fair and reasonable.
  11. Ryan7437

    Ryan7437 Banned

    And it doesn't affect one-type. Steel. Even though I think it should be SE against it because acid burns through stuff.
  12. Hidden Power

    Hidden Power Well-Known Member

    Poison>Water could be a reference to polluted water, but if Poison is good enough to be super effective against Normal I think every other type out there can be too. I don't really see the link with Dark either.
  13. stylesbk

    stylesbk @stylesbk

    I think most Poison Types shoudl recieve some kind of stat boost, Arbok and Nidoking could be bumped up just a tad so their a little more physical. For me personally I just don't think there are many cool looking Poison types and that's what i'm looking for.
  14. Ver-mont

    Ver-mont Well-Known Member

    Poison is also associated to pollution, and polluted water becomes useless as well as killing everything that lives in it.

    So, yes, Poison should be super effective against Water.
  15. deoxysdude94

    deoxysdude94 lost the game again

    Maybe gen 6 will introduce a type that poison can beat.
  16. lolzkidudz

    lolzkidudz Gen7!!!

    I agree with SE water and bug (the latter weak to insecticide). and if flying types is considered air/wind, might as well include it.
  17. BaneRain

    BaneRain New Member

    >implying weaknesses and resistances have to make sense: Bug>Dark, Grass>Electric, Fighting>Steel, Psychic>Poison

    I think that being super-effective vs water would be great and would make sense for the most part (pollution). It also wouldn't have too much of a negative impact on the competitive meta. I'm all for it. Poison's been shafted for too long!

    The only reason I disagree with poison being good against bug is because it would make poor Parasect even weaker ._.

    Also I had an idea. What if poison was sort of divided into a subtype, just a couple moves though. For instance, acid and acid spray have a secondary effect that allow them to hit steel types. Maybe acid armor makes it so physical poison attacks hit steel types? Think how solarbeam in the sun requires no charging, minimize+stomp, dcurl+rollout, etc,
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  18. Quilava42

    Quilava42 Blazing Flowers

    Poison should be super effective of Water. I mean, it impures the natural water they have. It should be resistant to Water.
  19. Honeyichigo

    Honeyichigo The manliest

    This right here. The type chart doesn't make sense sometimes, but this is just too far.

    If anything, poison should be SE against fighting. It already resists it for whatever reason, so this would just be an extension of an existing connection rather than the creation of a rather tenuous new one. Also, most of what I hear about poison's defensive capabilities is good, so I don't think there's any reason to add on to that.
  20. Schade

    Schade The real Slim Schady

    Poison, the type is pretty weak. But the Pokemon of the type are always a pain to defeat, imo. just look at Muk, Swalot, roserade and Crobat, for example.
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