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New Type Ideas
« on: December 09, 2010, 05:06:50 AM »
As unlikely as Game Freak is to implement new types into future games, what new types would you be interested in seeing. For the sake of simplicity, here is a simple guide for how to post new types so we can get a good idea of how they'd perform:

Basic summary of the concept behind the type.

Super Effective: Types that your type is super effective against
Resistant: Types that resist your type
Immune: Types that are immune to your type

Weak to: Types that your type is weak to
Resistant: Types that your type resists
Immune: Types that your type is immune to

Give an idea of what sorts of stats the type will have.

Examples of moves for the type (can be old moves, but be reasonable)

Examples of Pokemon for the type (can be old Pokemon, but be reasonable)

Here's a type that I created:

Plastic is composed of Pokemon made of rubber, plastic, or other synthethic polymers. The Plastic-type is known for great Special Defense, and good Attack as well. Since plastics are elastic and durable, they resist Ground and Fighting type moves, and as plastic is an insulator it resists Electric-type attacks as well. Many harsh chemicals tend to severely damage plastics, so the Plastic-type is weak to Poison.

Super Effective: Flying, Bug, Water (e.g. netting, webs, barriers)
Resistant: Steel, Fire, Poison

Weak to: Poison
Resistant: Electric, Ground, Fighting, Flying

HP: 45
Atk: 80
Def: 70
SAtk: 50
SDef: 120
Spd: 60

Net (Stat): Drops enemy speed by one level
Lasso (Physical): Wraps around the enemy and lowers evasion
Bounce (Physical): Same as old move which was formerly Flying-type
Inflate (Stat): Restores 1/2 max. HP

Jigglypuff et al: Based on balloons
Grass/Plastic: Plastic Flower Pokemon
Fire/Plastic: Candle Pokemon
Steel/Plastic: Trampoline Pokemon

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Re: New Type Ideas
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 06:39:52 AM »
The Sound type is embodied by battle moves which make use of soundwaves, and Pokemon who specialize in the usage of such moves, e.g. Loudred and its booming voice, or Chatot with its voice mimicry.  In general, these moves are more effective through dense mediums which allow sound waves to travel faster--such as Steel--and less effective against soft mediums which have them travel slower, such as many Ghost-types who are largely comprised of gas.

x2: Steel
x2: Rock
x2: Ice
x0.5: Water
x0.5: Ghost
x0: "Soundproof" ability

x0.5: Steel, Ice, Rock - It's like trying to hit a flame with ice, man.
x2: Electric - Scrambles the signal. (Well, at least it makes more sense than Bug-on-Dark.)

Average stats:
HP: 60
Atk: 40
Def: 80
Sp. Atk: 90
Sp. Def: 110
Spd: 90
(Based on 480 stat total)

Move examples
Most Sound moves are of the Stat category, with a few Special moves mixed in.  Next to none are Physical.
Hyper Voice
Echo Voice
Ancient Song
Sonic Boom
Perish Song
Sleep Talk

Pokemon Examples
Whismer, Loudred, Exploud (Sound)
Chatot (Sound/Flying)
Kricketot, Kricketune (Bug/Sound)
Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff (Sound)
Chingling (Sound/Psychic)

Rock and Ice definitely don't need another weakness (especially considering Sound turns many Normal moves--resistances--into weaknesses).  However, this typing does give Water a much-needed buff and is otherwise quite sound. (Hohoho.)[/spoiler]

Eggs... taken literally, an egg is an unborn child.  This type focuses on using them as weapons in bloodsport entertainment.  How morbid.

x0.5: Steel, Rock, Flying
x2: Psychic, Dragon

x0.5: Fighting - Actually, most egg outer layers are very difficult with brute force compared to precision.
x0.5: Rock
x0.5: Ground
x2: Fire - Fried or scrambled?
x2: Poison
x2: Flying

Average stats:
HP: 100
Atk: 70
Def: 120
Sp. Atk: 60
Sp. Def: 110
Spd: 30
(Based on 480 stat total)

Move examples
Most Sound moves are either Stat or Physical.  Next to none are Special.
Egg Bomb
Shell Layer - Clone of Barrier or Iron Defense

Pokemon Examples
Happiny, Chansey, Blissey (Egg)
Exeggcute, Exeggutor (Egg/Psychic)
Togepi, Togetic, Togekiss (Egg, Egg/Flying)

A ludicrous type which would never see the light of day, surely, but every single one of its type-effective traits helps to improve balance.[/spoiler]

Blades, claws, fangs, and spikes; cutting and piercing.  It's a pretty simple concept.  Of course, most of these moves will be physical attacks, and many of the pokemon

x2: Grass, Fighting, Electric
x0.5: Rock, Steel, Water

x0.5: Fighting
x2: Rock

Average stats:
HP: 70
Atk: 120
Def: 70
Sp. Atk: 60
Sp. Def: 70
Spd: 100
(Based on 480 stat total)

Move examples
Most Sharp moves are Physical, with a few Stats.  Next to none are Special.
Vice Grip
Horn Attack
Fury Swipes
Spike Cannon
Crush Claw
Razor Wind
False Swipe
Swords Dance
Horn Drill

Pokemon Examples
Pinsir (Bug/Sharp)
Scyther (Bug/Sharp)
Scizor (Steel/Sharp)
Gallade (Psychic/Sharp)
Goldeen, Seaking (Sharp/Water)
Farfetch'd (Sharp/Flying)
Meowth, Persian (Sharp)

I'd say it's a marginal improvement to the types' balance; nothing seems too glaring, for sure.[/spoiler]

Of course, there's also the Light type... but really, I've heard that so many times already.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2010, 06:45:01 AM by Guy »

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Re: New Type Ideas
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 12:03:50 PM »
Sound seems like it would work the best out of the other proposed types, since Egg is... an egg and sharp is a physical quality that doesn't really fit in with the other types. Also, Light could work, since after all we have a Dark type...

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Re: New Type Ideas
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 05:05:03 PM »
I agree with your assessment, but I honestly don't think any new type would 'work.'  Pokemon has all the types it needs, and with a few exceptions, they're actually rather balanced as-is.  It's merely fun to play around with new ideas, however horrible they may be. (Egg was a joke, obviously.)

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Re: New Type Ideas
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2015, 03:55:12 PM »
Mechanical: Machines that are super effective against any soft Pokemon