and while we are at it we stop flying type from being just a secondary type
It's inspired by Totoro. Fairy type isn't reserved to pink girlymons. See Xerneas and Mawile.
The alternatives would be fighting, dark or ground, which do not fit nearly as well as fairy.
People tend to think it's lack of super-effective typing makes it useless, even though that is countered by the immunity to Ghost.
I mean, what could Normal even be logically made super-effective against? Never really got the weakness to Fighting though (Is it because normal people are weaker than people who know how to fight?).
>give it a mane of fire
Plus lions are known for roaring, so the Normal type gives them STAB on Hyper Voice.
It is literally just a raccoon that zigzags. How is that dark in the slightest? It only learns ONE dark move through level up and that is fucking FLING! The strongest one through TMs is Thief. Dark type literally makes no sense on it.
That's why we don't need to get rid of normal type, it's generally reserved for Pokemon that resemble real animals that you'd find in a field or something. Discounting water types.
Also, why get rid of normal if you're gonna add "???"? At that point just change normal to act like the ??? you're proposing.
>starly, spearow, pidove lines
It started as a type dedicated to animals without special attributes, cute pink blobs that fit nothing else and gimmick mons like ditto. However it's not even a pure neutral type, considering it has it's own quirks like being immune to ghost and weak against fighting. Does it really make sense for Ditto and the Pokegod to be weak against fighting?
Now things get even dumber the more and more they make normal type pokemon with double typing.
Then there's flying which was initially just a secondary type but tornadus already broke the rule and it's the main type of Noivern.
??? is reserved for pure neutral pokemon. ditto gets a type when transforming. eevee gets a type when evolving. porygon gets a type through conversion. castform gets a type by changing the weather. kekleon gets a type when hit. arceus gets a type when holding a plate
>porygon gets a type through conversion
Then what the fuck do you do with Adaptability on Porygon-Z when it has no type with no typeless moves to begin with? Force it to have conversion and fuck it over even more compared to 2? Why? For what purpose?
>forcing a useless move on to a pokemon that's built as a glass cannon and can't afford to use that extra turn to set up when it already needs at least one setup
It's like you want Porygon-Z to go in to the dumpster.
I shiggy diggy doo.
I like it. Normal type bugs me aswell.
The only things I would change would be perhaps to make teddiursa/ursaring and aipom/ambipom fighting/dark. Maybe Tauros and Boufallant ground/dark.
Yes, let's make Chansey/Blissey even more of a bitch to take down
Normal is fine the way it is
It's weak to Fighting because Fighting-types are trained martial artists and Normal-types are, well, normal, and they can't tough Ghosts, but Ghosts can't touch them either, so it's balanced
>implying Barrierd is girly
>implying Gardeoir line is pink
>implying Azumarill is pink or girly
>implying Granbull is girly
>implying Togekiss is pink or girly
>implying Carbink is pink or girly
>implying Klefki is pink or girly
>implying Xerneas is pink or girly
Zigzagoon is not a raccoon, but a raccoon-dog/tanuki.
Entirely different animal.
>exploud/chatot/swellow all lose STAB boomburst
>persian/ambipom both lose STAB fake-out
>ursaring/zangoose/raticate all lose STAB facade
>helioptile/wiggly/exploud all lose STAB hyper voice
a lot of these guys would be worse for wear
Still not enough. Make it an immunity to ghost and in return give ghost an immunity to it. And while we're at it we could use it to reshape the type chart a bit. I think some good small changes would be to make it resisted by rock (rock needs boosts) and steel (obligatory). Fighting would lose its edge without the normal type so I think also give it a weakness to fighting.
Good ideas though anons, ???/typeless is a good replacement for normal, which was admittedly pretty useless.
that isnt balanced though is it.
they cant touch ghosts and ghosts cant touch them is balanced.
also having fighting wreck them gives them one advantage equal to one of their disadvantages, and then also a second big disadvantage with no counterbalance.
Making anything weak to normal would completely destroy the balance because almost every single Pokemon learns normal moves.
Whatever you let normal be good against would instantly become the shittiest type as every Pokemon gets SE options against it.
>Source on that?
my eyes and critical thinking
Next thing you're gonna deny that Xerneas isn't inspired by the forest spirit from Princess Mononoke
why would bulls be dark type? Why not fighting? Why racoon and badger dark but tanuki and ferret ground? Why Zangoose dark? Why Kanghaskan ground or fighting for that matter? why random animals fairy?
>Also, why get rid of normal if you're gonna add "???"? At that point just change normal to act like the ??? you're proposing.
A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.
OP you suck dicks
The problem with Normal isn't that it exists, but rather that it's combined with things. By nature of being an elemental beast, you're no longer "normal". All Pokémon that are half-normal should have the typing removed, with the exception of Doduo/Dodrio who should become pure Normal because, well, they don't fly.
Exploud line not Soind type?
I think introducing this type, in face of eliminating Normal, would make much more sense even if it to be of a limited pool instead of making whismur a fairy.
Other sound types: Noivern, Pyroar, Meloetta, Chatot, Jiggly line, Mismagius (if it isn't ghost/fairy).
pic related also inspired by tototoro