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New Pokemon X and Y Rumours suggest Dual Typed Moves?

May 12th, 2013 by Nin3DS3 comments so far



Among other things of course.  You see, PokeBeach has posted some interesting new ‘insider information’ they were sent about Pokemon X and Y, in which quite a few intriguing concepts were mentioned.  Here are the rumours they were sent:

  • Fairy will be a new type. It is weak to Poison and Steel, immune to Dragon, super effective against Dragon, Dark, and Fighting, and Fire and Psychic-type Pokemon take half damage from it.
  • Sylveon is Fairy-type. Some older Pokemon will be reclassified to Fairy, such as Mawile (Steel/Fairy).
  • Mewtwo has two new formes, not just one. Both are activated via items.
  • The professor’s English name is Patrice.
  • The Starter final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Fighting, and Water/Dark.
  • The first Gym is Bug, the second is Fairy, and the fourth is Fighting.
  • A few attacks will be dual-typed.
  • There will be a new type of battling style that Flying-type Pokemon and Pokemon with Levitate can participate in.
  • You will be able to see a Pokemon’s EVs at a certain in-game facility. You will be able to boost the EVs through mini-games. It will take about two hours to get one stat to max EVs.

As you can see, there’s some pretty intriguing ideas there. Let’s go through them and discuss how likely they are and whether they’d really work that well:

Fairy will be a new type. It is weak to Poison and Steel, immune to Dragon, super effective against Dragon, Dark, and Fighting, and Fire and Psychic-type Pokemon take half damage from it.

First up, we’ve got that old ‘fairy type’ rumour mentioned back in a previous post.  This time however, it seems we get possible info on what its type effectiveness is compared to the existing ones.

But is this plausible?  I’m not sure. For one thing, how the heck can this Fairy type be immune to Dragon attacks?  I mean, for balance reasons that’s a decent idea, but as far as logic goes, it makes no sense whatsoever.  What the hell do fairies have to do with dragons that makes them effective against them?  It doesn’t seem to have any basic in real world mythology or anything…

And good against Fighting is interesting too.  How’s that work?  Are fairies usually considered good at combat?

The type effectiveness just makes very little sense, especially if the type is named the ‘Fairy’ type.  Light type?  I can sort of see it having these strengths and weaknesses (fire distorts light to a degree, light defeats dark, perhaps dragons are considered ‘evil’ enough that light would be effective against them), but I don’t think it makes much sense in this context.

Sylveon is Fairy-type. Some older Pokemon will be reclassified to Fairy, such as Mawile (Steel/Fairy).

This seems plausible.  It happened to Magnemite and Magneton in gen 2 after all.

Mewtwo has two new formes, not just one. Both are activated via items.

This also makes sense.  Especially when you consider this point from PokeBeach’s page:

We just noticed this, but the filename for Mewtwo’s new forme on the official Pokemon movie website is http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/img/pokemon/long/info/infoM2x.png. M2X = Mewtwo X, so maybe there’s a Mewtwo Y? Regular Mewtwo’s filename is infoM2.png, so the “x” was obviously added on purpose for the form’s filename.

Given this naming scheme, a second Mewtwo form seems like it’d make perfect sense.

The professor’s English name is Patrice.

I have no idea whether this is accurate or not.  However, considering it’s not a plant based name like the other professor names, I’m rather skeptical of it already.

The Starter final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Fighting, and Water/Dark.

This would seemingly make sense given the current designs of the starter Pokemon in generation 6.  I do hope it is true, it’d be nice to not have yet another Fire/Fighting starter like we got for the last three generations.

The first Gym is Bug, the second is Fairy, and the fourth is Fighting.

First gym bug?  Somehow, I’m not sure about this.  It’s never been the case before, and it seems like it might give an unfair advantage to the Fire typed starter.  Then again, given that we got a couple of bug type gyms early on in the other games as well as a ton of gyms which unfairly punished those who chose fire types, maybe this is Game Freak’s way of making up for this.

If it is true, I guess gen 6 could be very much another gen 2, one where the fire starter has an absolutely brilliant time going up against the different gym leaders and trainers and where the grass one gets pretty much slaughtered like Chikorita did back in gen 2.

A few attacks will be dual-typed.

This however seems like it could be a bit too implausible.  Dual typed attacks?  How the hell would that work?

For instance, what happens if you use a part fire, part grass attack against a water type?  Double damage?  Half damage?  Neutral damage?

And wouldn’t this make certain moves way, way overpowered against certain Pokemon?  Just imagine the pain a fire/psychic dual type move would do to a Bulbasaur or the like…  Might be a little too powerful.

There will be a new type of battling style that Flying-type Pokemon and Pokemon with Levitate can participate in.

Don’t tell me, aerial combat.  That would be interesting, but I’m not sure how it’d work that differently from the existing battle style.

You will be able to see a Pokemon’s EVs at a certain in-game facility. You will be able to boost the EVs through mini-games. It will take about two hours to get one stat to max EVs.

This would be brilliant if true, but I have no idea how likely it’d be.

All in all though, these new Pokemon X and Y rumours are fairly interesting.  Are they plausible?  Depends on what part of the rumour list we’re talking about, I don’t see the whole Fairy type thing working well at all. But they are intriguing, and I do think it’d be interesting to see whether they do turn out to be accurate.

Source:

http://pokebeach.com/2013/05/supposed-pokemon-x-and-y-insider-information

Have Your Say!

  • Sylveon

    “Insider information” is the oldest trick in the book when people try to pass off false information as being legit. Unless something is revealed in CoroCoro (and said leak is actually legitimate, hence why I was skeptical about the new Pokémon when they were first revealed) or is confirmed by Nintendo themselves, don’t believe it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/edwin307 Edwin A

      “Don’t believe it” yet this so called “insider information” just so happens to be true. So while you continue to think certain information is fake, I’ll keep my mind open to the idea that maybe it is real. I know your post is 5 months old but it just shows how “insider information” does exist. :)

      • http://nintendo3dscommunity.com/ CM30

        It’s mostly true yes. But keep in mind when this was posted, so were two million other sets of rumours that had a lot of inaccuracies and plain made up crap in them.

        Also, these two things weren’t true:

        “The first Gym is Bug, the second is Fairy, and the fourth is Fighting.”

        “The professor’s English name is Patrice.”

        So it’s not a perfect result.