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I noticed that almost all of the 1st gyms are rock types why??

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I always thought it was to set up a difficulty level. For example, in the 1st gen, picking a Bulbasaur would be easy mode, since you're have no problem defeating Brock and Misty, the first 2 gym leaders. Squirtle was Normal, since he would squash Brock, but wouldn't be very effective against Misty's water pokemon. Charmander was Hard since he wasn't effective against the first 2 gyms.

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It's probably because There are only a few pokemon you see at the beginning of the game. weak, rock, normal-flying, bug, grass, fighting and normal. Well, Normal types are not a common gym type. And as you noticed, in sinnoh, kanto and hoenn the first gym is rock, and in johto, the first gym is flying. In Hoenn, Sinnoh, and johto, the second gym is (in that order) fighting, grass and bug. Which kind of goes with what I said: By the time you ge to the first gym, those will have been the only pokemon you will have seen. grass, flying, fighting, bug, normal, and normal-flying types. You know, the machops, makuhitas, pidgeys, starlys, spearows, caterpies, weedles, wurmples, metapods, rattatas, bidoofs, sentrets. They cant start you off with those and then have a gym leader with dragon or ice types! get what im sayin?

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it would be cool if they tried starting with a dragon gym. axew, dratini, and bagon!!!
Yeah but realize only two types really work against dragon and they are dragon and ice. While some of the water starters do learn ice type moves it usually isn't until their later levels.
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No particular reason, Thats Gamefreaks business, Although I always thought, it was because it gave water and grass types an easy start, and made fire have to work harder.

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