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Why do certain types affect other types?

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The ones I don't get are:

Ice 2x to Dragon

Fight and Bug 2x to Dark

Ghost 2x to Ghost

Electric 1/2 to Grass

Ground 2x to Poison

Flying 2x to fighting

asked Apr 16, 2012 by Danny

4 Answers

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Best answer

Well.

Ice vs. Dragon

This makes sense because Dragons are cold blooded and thus get tired in the cold. When you are tired you are weaker so it makes sense that using the cold against a reptile would be highly effective.


Fight vs. Dark

Fighting vs. Dark is a good vs. evil struggle, the Fighting type represents the noble swordsmen or martial artist fighting the wicked forces of evil. Good always triumphs over evil so Fighting is super effective against Dark.


Bug vs. Dark

I do not fully understand this one but it could be that bugs are attracted to light and not dark, or that insects are distracting such as in the case of Bug vs. Psychic. Though it could just be that there had to be another type it was weak to so it would not be over-powered.


Ghost vs. Ghost

I think is because it is a takes one to beat one kind of thing similar to Dragon vs. Dragon. Ghosts are commonly thought to be intangible and thus can not be touched through ordinary means (reason for Fighting and Normal immunity) so it would take a Ghost to hurt a Ghost.


Electric vs. Grass

I always thought it should be Electric super effective on grass because Lightning can start fires. But Grass already has waaaay to many weaknesses and Electric gives it a useful resistance. Also Grass grows on the ground and the electric charge would be absorbed quickly by the ground.


Ground vs. Poison

The Ground can simply be piled on Poison to absorb and dissipate it. Not much to say on this one.


Flying vs. Fighting

This makes a lot of sense, ever tried to catch a fly? It is hard isn't it? They just go out of your reach and you can't hit them and then continue to buzz around you so fast you can not hit them. Or if you tried to Attack a bird it would just fly out of reach and could quickly attack you before you could hit it. It is very hard for someone who fights with their fists to attack something in the air so it makes sense that Flying has an advantage over Fighting.


Hope I helped :D

answered Apr 16, 2012 by Speed freak
I think i've heard that Bug vs Dark is like that Bugs usually are awaken at night so Dark would not bother the Bugs
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While Some weakness like Fire & water are obvious, the game designers needed to assign certain weaknesses to certain types they saw fit.
Hope this helps

answered Apr 16, 2012 by I_MISS_HOENN_T-T
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This is a very vague question. I don't understand some of these either. However, I can provide this. It is a question we cannot answer correctly.

Game Freak did it that way. They can. You would have to ask them for their logic(which they don't have).

<- Ask him. Teh creator.

answered Apr 16, 2012 by Ninja
edited Apr 16, 2012 by Ninja
"which they don't have" seems kinda rude....
just saying...
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I dont get it ether ,but they had to have weaknesses.

answered Apr 17, 2012 by magikarp fan