I don't think we need any more types we have 18 times now a nice even number and they are all balanced so I say just leave things the way they are now.
Chatter.I really don’t like the idea of making ‘Sound’ as a type.
Making sound is a NORMAL thing to do even in Pokemon world that’s why all Sound based moves were typed as normal.
If we get a new type Game Freak should not make the same mistake in G8 that they did in XY - giving the brand new Fairy type a Gym but not giving the Dark Type a Gym after it had been waiting for 14 years for one. The wait is now at 20 years, but hopefully they won't p*ss off Dark's fans this time. So both a prospective new type and the Dark type should get Gyms.
That's not the same thing. Wind moves are considered part of the Flying type, just like space related things are considered part of the Psychic type, and pollution related things are considered part of the Poison type. They're very consistent, even though, theoretically, they all could be different types.Sound based attacks being "Normal type moves" is to me is like the difference in a. Flying wing based attacks and physical based attacks that are "flying" related, and b. attacks like Whirlwind that are based on literally "wind and air". Should this type be divided into two types, Flying Type and Air/Wind Type. Most people would argue no to that kind of division, and I personally see Sound based attacks in the same vein.
That's not the same thing. Wind moves are considered part of the Flying type, just like space related things are considered part of the Psychic type, and pollution related things are considered part of the Poison type. They're very consistent, even though, theoretically, they all could be different types.
Sound, on the other hand, isn't really consistently a part of any other type. There are sound-based concepts; many of them fall into the Normal type (as in, the "none-of-the-other-specific-types type"), but then you have sound-based stuff scattered through a handful of types, not just when it comes to moves. For instance, you have Noibat and Noivern, whose concept revolves around sound waves, with the weird typing of Flying/Dragon, in that order – why not Normal/Dragon, if sound is meant to be considered part of the Normal type?
At least to me, it sounds less like sound is meant to be part of the Normal type and more like it usually falls into Normal simply because it's not consistently incorporated by any specific type.
They do have wings, but so do a number of other winged Pokémon that are not Flying-types, some of them Dragons too. And it's their first type, as opposed to every other non-Tornadus Flying Pokémon. I've always figured the primary Flying type was meant to evoke the sound waves traveling through the air, since that's their main theme.Noibat/Noivern are very clearly "Flying", with wings, have other Flying type moves.
Theoretically, if a "Sound type" would come to be a reality, Noibat/Noivern would more likely become Normal/Sound. Sound/Dragon seems less likely.