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Should Gyarados have it's Type Changed?

Discussion in 'Poképolls' started by Meeker, Nov 17, 2012.


Should Gyarados have it's Typing Changed?

Poll closed Feb 15, 2013.
  1. Yes

    14 vote(s)
  2. No

    45 vote(s)
  1. Meeker

    Meeker It needs a fence.

    Gyarados, the pokemon that somehow is a flying-type instead of a dragon-type. What do you think?
  2. blaze boy

    blaze boy Aka SamuraiDon

    Why would Gyarados have it typing changed when it was meant to be Water/Flying in the first place.

    That this thread will get locked.
  3. Lanik

    Lanik Well-Known Member

    Although that sounds very logical, I don't think it'll ever happen. Pokemon types are set as stone. If Game Freak wanted to make Gyarados into a physical version of Kingdra, they would've done it way earlier.
  4. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    Based on its origin. It's not out of nowhere.

    A Water/Dragon-type in Generation I would have had no weaknesses.

    No. It was typed that way for a reason to begin with. There's zero reason to change it sixteen years later and about as much chance it will be changed.
  5. Bolt the Cat

    Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder

    What if instead they made a Gyarados clone that was Water/Dragon?
  6. YinYang

    YinYang Fire and Shadows

    It's types are strange, but they're fine the way they are. Like already said, it was done for a reason and it would have had its flying type changed a long time ago.
  7. Rakurai

    Rakurai Well-Known Member

    For balance reasons, no.

    It's bad enough to deal with when it has multiple weaknesses.
  8. TherianForm

    TherianForm King of TM87

    I guess, maybe. But it will never happen though.
  9. SimH8

    SimH8 Well-Known Member

    If anything I'd like to see it become a mono water type.
  10. Will-powered Spriter

    Will-powered Spriter Pokédex Complete!

    Nah, for the reasons everyone else said.

    It should be able to learn a few more flying moves though. Hurricane suits it.
  11. blaze boy

    blaze boy Aka SamuraiDon

    They already made one called Milotic, just without the secondary typing.

    But then it loses it edge.

    Gyarados is a physical attacker and Hurricane is a special base move.
  12. Will-powered Spriter

    Will-powered Spriter Pokédex Complete!

    And? For three generations all water moves were special and it still learnt them.

    Anyway, none of the current physical flying moves really fit it, except maybe Sky Attack.
  13. Chapter

    Chapter hello, im back sorta

    Although the flying part isnt random, lets admit it everyone. He really dose seem like a dragon type (tho i still love kingdra)

    Ehh... yea i could see that. What i would also understand his secondary as dark. ya kno, sea monster pkmn. dread of the abyss?
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  14. xJeffx

    xJeffx Well-Known Member

    Yes, for a water/flying type Gyarados can only learns one flying move and it's Bounce.
  15. Dragon Trainer X

    Dragon Trainer X 良い感じ!

    I think he should. As a sea leviathan (a water dragon), it seems surprising that they didn't have Gyarados as a Dragon/Water-Type. Sadly though, they probably aren't going to change it after they have established it.
  16. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    It does not. Check the resistances on a Water/Dragon-type and then keep in mind that Generation I had one Dragon-type attack, that dealt out set damage regardless of everything else. Gyarados would have been unstoppable.
  17. It should. I always mistake it for water/dragon.
  18. Bolt the Cat

    Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder

    Right, exactly what I said, except completely different.

    No, I'm talking about a Pokemon that actually has that the Water/Dragon type, not a draconic pure Water type.
  19. Moonlight_Tails

    Moonlight_Tails Nocturnal Trainer

    I totally agree.
  20. Short Wing

    Short Wing Home of the Braviary

    So, another Kingdra?

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