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What are the most defensive types overall, and their histories?

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Like what are the most defensive types overall and how did they influence the game in each generation?

asked Aug 8, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Aug 9, 2011 by Pokemaster
Why the downvotes? This is a decent question with tangible answers.

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Rock was made to be the "defensive" type for first gen. But then, the psychics was too overpowered so in second gen, they introduced Steel and dark to counter psychics. Now steel is the more dominant defensive type.

answered Aug 8, 2011 by Halcyonic Falcon
And because of that, fightting, fire and ground type moves are so popular on competitive play
yeah, because you can argue that they over-compensated when they made steel/dark and now you kinda need something to deal with those.