But then there are pokemon who despite having having the best type matchup don't actually do so well because of the sets it can run.If someone brings up a Magikarp I can hardly call that a counter to Steel.I think the "counter type" should be... I don't know. Clarified? Updated? Like, if a type resists the Gym's STAB, then it leans towards a counter type, but if that type isn't super-effective against that Gym type at the same time, I think they should cancel out. Like a x2 and x0.5 at the same time. You just get 1. Bringing Water to Steel would count Water as a counter type, since Water resists Steel, but Steel doesn't resist Water. Which would also mean that Dragon isn't a counter type to Dragon. You'd bring a type that's weak to that Gym type's STAB, while at the same time you brought a type that has STAB super-effectiveness against the Gym's type.