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Well beside the tornado pokemon why are all the flying types have to be normal too ?

There is a Pokemon that is a Pure flying type Tornadus and Tornadus-T.
He already mentioned that... :P
I think it's because it's not logical that fighting is not very effective against a bird, so they gave it normal type

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Pokemon wants to mess with our heads? lol.
Its a hard thing to say, but after diamond and pearl, it would be because flying type pokemon lose there flying type half when they use roost. and if they didn't have their flying type half.... they would be a nothing or something.

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'???' type
Does not exist..
Then how come Curse used to be a ??? type? And Eggs were ??? types?  And clearly, because I have a source from Bulbapedia, it clearly does exist. Arceus even has a color for it. http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/%3F%3F%3F_(type)
If a purely flying type uses Roost, then that pokemon becomes a Normal type for that turn. It says to on the Bulbapedia site for roost
No, until gen 5 it would become ??? type.
what about tornadus?
Tornadus didn't exist before Generation 5. If it did, it would probably also become ??? type.
Yes that’s the reason I hate it when people think why are game freak bad it’s just that Pokémon won’t have a type if they use roost and are pure flying
no, thats not the case. typhlosion using burn up becomes ??? type. a pure flying type using roost would be the same thing, a ??? type w/o any weaknesses.
A pure flying Pokemon becomes NORMAL type when using roost. It's different from burn up.
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It's is because, in beta gen 1, Pokemon used the "bird" type. Then they say charizard, and that screwed everything up. Sense Charizard isn't a bird, They changed it to Flying-Normal. They kept it that way in later generations too, such as Tailow, and Fletchling. The only Pure flying type, is Tornadus because it doesn't really make sense to have it be flying-normal.

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Well, it does make some sense since the ones that are normal and flying are usually related to non flying birds in reality. But its not entirely bad: it negates ghost completely. The only down side is that it makes fighter regularly effective.
one example of this is...
-doduo and dodrio, ostriches