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For example, Dark was a Special type before the Physical-Special split. Now out of 46 Dark type moves, only three are special. (Dark Pulse, Snarl, Baddy Bad.) Are there any more types like this, where the majority of moves are either physical or special, but the typing as a whole was the opposite before the Physical-Special split?

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Fairy type moves didn't exist in Gens 1 through 3
What do you mean, 1-3?
So you want all the types or only the types that used to special but are now mostly physical and vise versa?
ghost type used to be physical and dragon type used to be special but you could argue that theres a fairly equal amount of physical/special moves for those types now
I think the only ones from Physical to Special would be Ghost and possibly Poison.
Yes to the second thing @A typical glance

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There only 4 types that fit your description and they are:

Grass: grass used to be a special type but now it has 17 physical moves and 14 special ones.

Poison: poison used to be physical but now it has 10 special moves and 6 physical ones.

Ghost: this one was surprising, ghost actually has more physical moves that special ones which means that game freak was right when making every ghost move physical from gen 1 to 3. Ghost has 6 special moves and 13 physical ones. Even less than half

Dark (obviously): dark used to be special for some reason but now it has 4 special moves and 23 physical ones. I don't know what game freak was thinking making all dark moves special from gen 1 to 3.

Keep in mind that I included Z moves

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Physical: Normal Fighting Flying Poison Ground Rock Bug Ghost Steel
Special: Fire Water Grass Electric Psychic Ice Dragon Dark

Source: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Damage_category

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Why is that flagged lol. They put sauce as a mispelling, they were pointing that out"....ark

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Lol! It wasn't me who flagged!
Also why it was edited???
Because Dun SParce said sauce instead of source
Why is this flagged again? All the words look like they're spelled correctly.