How'd you react if Delta Species were introduced in Gen 7?
Mono-type Pokemon have the rare chance being found with an additional type.
Would be glorious. Really. Really. Glorious. Steel blastoise? Count me in! However, the tcg delta species distribution was kinda wierd. EG: Steel thunder dragonite. Or water/steel and mono fire rayquaza. Or water steel azumaril. Not to mention dark steel cradily and fighting steel armaldo.
Cool ideas like a psychic ninetails, fire arbok, steel zangoose, steel starmiel or my personal favorites fire mankey and fighting electabuzz would be more than welcome, and if they limit the possibility of delta species to mono type pokemon, I would be really happy. The tcg also had the habit of slapping steal on something and calling it a day.
I've thought Delta Species in the video games would be cool before, but they'd have to do something like give a Pokémon an extra effect when it's sent out, I don't want to have to fight Gyarados not knowing if it's Dragon type or not.
>as scarce as legendaries
>make it harder than getting shiny pokes
>just a small percentage
So what you're saying is that you only want hackers, RNGers etc. to be able to use them competitively?
>playing in Shift mode
>implying it's rocket science to simply put a δ symbol before the pokemon's name
While it sounds fun in theory, It would remove the unique typing of many existing Pokémon.
Also, if they want a change of typing in a old mon they could just reflect it in a Mega Evolution (like M-Sceptile being Grass/Dragon, for example).
Type is one of if not the most important distinguishing characteristics a pokemon has. If you're going to change something so drastic so willy-nilly you might as well just make a new pokemon.