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damage categories and types

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by pikapika200, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. pikapika200

    pikapika200 Member

    As you know,the damage category used to depend on the type of the move. Then came gen 4,with the physical-special split. And in Gen 6,the fairy-type was introduced. Which damage category would the fairy-type be if the damage category still depended on the type of the move?
  2. Scammel

    Scammel Well-Known Member

    Special, without a doubt.
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  3. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I'd have to agree it would be special, making it even more of a bane for Fighting type Pokemon
  4. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    Also going to agree with Special, makes the most sense.
  5. Zold

    Zold Pokémon Breeder

    The only physical Fairy-type move is Play Rough and it's respective Z-moves. There are about 7-8 special Fairy-type moves. I think it's fair(y) to say that would we have still gotten the old system, Fairy would definitely be special.
  6. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Special *nod nod* Their main forms of attack are glitter and moon beams. Not very physical.
  7. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    There is no way Fairy would ever be physical because the majority of Fairy-types are specially oriented, therefore special moves fit them better. It would've been very obvious that if the physical-special split didn't occur, the Fairy-type would obviously be a special type.
  8. pikapika200

    pikapika200 Member

    why did the physical-special split occur? sceptile was harmed by it,because it learns dragon claw,which was special in gen 3 and it has high special attack.
  9. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    There were just as many Pokémon that would have benefitted from it, like Feraligatr, who had a special type and has a higher base Attack stat than Special Attack. And Azumarill, who gets much of its power from Huge Power. It occurred so that Game Freak could work with a wider variety of moves and these moves weren't just limited to the categories physical and special based on their type.
  10. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    That's why Ghost type moves were special from Gen 1-3. They came to be as the counter to Psychic types, most Ghost Pokemon were special oriented and...oh wait, Ghost type moves were physical. So anything could go
  11. Kirby Dragons

    Kirby Dragons Well-Known Member

    Sylveon is proof Fairy would've been Special; all the other Eeveelutions have Special types.
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  12. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff

    Special given how traditionally any fairy like creatures were said to have magical abilities. Psychic was Special because of the typing’s connection to magic and other supernatural powers.

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