There are about 900 Pokémon in being, yet there are still many character combinations that have yet to be used in the series. In some cases, this is due to likely balance issues for Pokémon that could be excessively strong in terms of resistances, while others are more cryptic and could potentially be a result of Game Freak specifically holding back ideas to use in future games. There are however sixteen unique type combinations that have even to appear in the Pokémon serial, even taking into account the recent additions from the Galar region .
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Normal + Ice/Poison/Bug/Rock/Ghost/Steel
Normal is the most park Pokémon type in the series, yet it even has n’t been paired up with several other types .
A Normal/Ice-type Pokémon would probably be decimated in competitive battles, due to a X4 weakness to Fighting-type moves and X2 weakness to coarse Rock, Steel, and Fire-type threats. A Normal/Rock-type Pokémon would besides suffer on the battlefield, thanks to a X4 helplessness to Fighting-type moves and X2 weakness to Ground, Steel, Water, and Grass-type moves .
It ‘s easy to see why a Normal/Ghost-type would n’t work, as it would possess three full immunities to Normal, Fighting, and Ghost-type attacks, while merely taking double damage from Dark-type moves. A Normal/Poison-type Pokémon would besides fair well, due to only taking double damage from Ground and Psychic-type moves, while resisting Poison, Bug, Grass, and Fairy. A theoretical Normal/Steel-type Pokémon would besides be OP, due to how it would resist ten unlike types of damage and be immune to two .
It seems strange that a Normal/Bug-type Pokémon has so far to exist, due to how common the types are and how it would have balanced weaknesses .
The fact that there is n’t an Electric/Fighting-type Pokémon on the list might be the most surprise omission of all, considering how these two types would apparently go well together in terms of concept. It ‘s easy to imagine a martial arts-themed Pokémon that powers up its attacks with electricity in order to shock opponents while punching/kicking them .
The type match-up for an Electric/Fighting-type Pokémon are besides fairly balanced, with it resisting five types ( Rock, Bug, Steel, Electric, and Dark ), while taking double damage from Ground, Psychic, and Fairy. It would have no immunities or X4 weaknesses .
It ‘s easy to imagine an Ice/Poison-type Pokémon, but the reason one does n’t exist even might have to do with condition impression immunities. An Ice/Poison-type Pokémon would be immune to both freezing and poisoning ( except in exceeding circumstances ), which would protect it from some of the most park condition effects in the crippled. The resistances and weaknesses would otherwise be fairly balanced .
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There has been a Rock/Fighting-type Pokémon in the past in the human body of Terrakion, but there has even to be a Fighting/Ground-type Pokémon. A theoretical Fighting/Ground-type Pokémon would have some severe strengths and weaknesses, in the form of taking double wrong from six different types of damage, while resisting three types, taking quarter wrong from Rock-type moves, and being immune to Electric-type moves .
A theoretical Poison/Psychic-type Pokémon would be fairly balanced, with three duplicate weaknesses, three resistances, and one-fourth electric resistance to Fighting-type moves, so it ‘s odd that there are no Pokémon of this type in the series so far .
It ‘s easier to understand why a Poison/Steel-type would not exist, due to the fact that it would have six resistances, a one-fourth resistance to Bug, Grass, and Fairy-type moves, and unsusceptibility to Poison-type attacks. This would be slenderly offset by a X4 failing to Ground-type moves, but the Poison/Steel-type Pokémon would have the advantage in lots of unlike situations .
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A Ground/Fairy-type Pokémon would besides be reasonably beefy in terms of its defenses. It would have sum exemption to both Electric and Dragon-type attacks while resisting four others. It would have X2 weakness to four common types of attacks ( Steel, Water, Grass, and Ice ), but it could calm be quite a terror to certain teams .
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It ‘s strange that there has n’t been a Bug/Dragon-type Pokémon to date, considering that it would make sense for there to be a Pokémon based on a dragonfly that has draconic qualities. There is a dragonfly Pokémon in the shape of Yanma and its development, but those are Bug/Flying-type Pokémon. A Bug/Dragon-type Pokémon would be fairly balanced in terms of its types, so it ‘s likely that one will appear in the future .
A Bug/Dark-type Pokémon besides seems fairly likely, due to how poise it would be in terms of typing and how easy it would be to come up with a concept. There are a fortune of insects in the world who live in colored, isolate places that could well be reworked into a Pokémon .
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There have been several Ground/Ghost-type Pokémon in the form of the Golurk and Sandygast lines, but there have so far to be any Rock/Ghost-type Pokémon. The Golurk and Sandygast could well have been changed to Rock/Ghost-types and still maintained their concepts ( as is much the font with Rock and Ground-type Pokémon ) and the typing is actually more poise than Ground/Ghost in terms of weaknesses, so possibly this will besides appear in the future .
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