A Pokemon fan proposes valuing dual-types more: Since Pokemon first came out, many creatures have had two types. Pokemon that only had one type were not the only ones with two types when they fully evolved.
Fans now have an idea for making having two types more important. Most people like Charizard, who is a Fire/Flying-type. This included some of the most popular pocket monsters, like that one.
Pokemon with two types had more strength and weakness than just one type. However, it didn’t matter which type was the main one and the secondary one. Pokemon would get the STAB attribute for both, no matter what.
People on Reddit named Bulbamew have come up with a way to clarify whether typing is the main one or the second one. They say that there was no point in having a difference because it didn’t make a difference in battle. In the early Pokemon games, many of the monsters were Rock/Ground-type, but Rhydon was Ground/Rock.
Bulbamew said that a Pokemon should only get the STAB attribute if it were the type it was most likely to do well with. As a case study, it would be like Rhydon getting a stronger Earthquake and Golem getting a stronger Stone Edge.
A Pokemon fan proposes valuing dual-types more
This would be important as more games are made because each one has added new forms for some Pokemon and ways to change their types during a fight, like Mega Evolutions.
As Bulbamew says, only the offensive side of the game should be affected by this change. That would make things too complicated. The only thing they don’t like about their plan is flying-type Pokemon.
Pokemon like Pidgeot had a second type called Flying for a long time. Many people might not like this, but Bulbamew doesn’t think that many people would be against it.
Many people want new things and changes in every new generation of Pokemon, but some people might be willing to change.
A lot of people say they agree with the idea and also give their ideas. One was that a Pokemon’s primary type got a 1.5x boost in STAB, while its secondary type got a 1.25x boost in the same way.
There was also the idea that a Pokemon could change its type in the middle of a fight, leading to some new strategies in the fight. One person even said they would like to see this kind of system in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
An interesting idea. It would change how many people build their teams because they would have to think more about a Pokemon‘s type.
People who own a Nintendo Switch can expect Pokemon Scarlet and Violet to come out in 2022.