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Why is Jirachi and Dome Desire steel type?

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it just doesn't make any sense

asked Jun 19, 2013 by scytherzilla
reshown Jun 19, 2013 by trachy

2 Answers

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Well, Jirachi's arrival coincides with the arrival of a comet. While having a mystical (psychic) quality in most mythologies, in real life comets are composed of ice and metallic elements (steel). As for doom desire, game freak already has a gen 3 event Pokemon with a base 140 power psychic move (deoxys, psycho boost) so they probably didn't want another. Also, steel is Jirachi's primary type.

Hope this helped

answered Jun 19, 2013 by Ludicobro
Doom Desire actually causes a bunch of comets to be launched. So Doom Desire is Steel for the same reason Jirachi is Steel.
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I reason to believe that Game Freak wanted to have that move to be a steel type. Also if it was any other type, Jirachi won't get the STAB from the move. If it was a psychic type move, then it would be a stronger clone of future sight. Like all moves, Doom Desire is at at the hands of Game Freak and are open to their minds.

answered Jun 19, 2013 by Troll Patrol