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Runerigus not being Rock/Ghost is so bizarre. It’s literally reanimated rocks? I guess you could argue the tablets are clay and other clay based Pokémon (Claydol, Golurk) are Ground types.

Normal/Rock and Normal/Ice are awful combos nn rip to whatever gets them.

I’d like to see some legendary and mega exclusive type combos again too. Dragon/Fairy and Fire/Steel (cmon Magcargo evolution!) come to mind.
 
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Why do all the evolutions this Gen feel very.. Gen 1 in their execution? It’s all very Magnemite and Muk in the sense that the only thing that changes is the number of them or the color.

There are some Pokémon whose evolutions don't change that much, but there's also a lot that become pretty wildly different? Tarountula, Nymble, Tadbulb, Flittle and Shroodle for example.
 
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There hasn't been a Pokemon I've seen and KNEW would be a forever part of my team since Mimikyu but

Iron Valiant is one of them
 
So Gen 9 added seven new type combinations, and as of now these are the only nine unused ones:

Normal/Rock
Normal/Ice
Normal/Steel
Normal/Bug
Fairy/Ground
Fire/Fairy
Ice/Poison
Ghost/Rock
Dragon/Bug

I imagine we might finally have every possible combination by Gen 10, unless they add a new type. Still, some of these seem like such obvious combos it's wild they still haven't been used, like Fire/Fairy, Ghost/Rock and Dragon/Bug. Normal/Steel is probably the weirdest one, the two types are basically opposites design-wise, so curious how they'd make that work.

I'm still surprised Ninetales wasn't retconned as Fire/Fairy when Fairy was introduced, and them giving Fairy to Alolan Ninetales makes it make even less sense. The Fairy part of their design/inspiration applies to both equally.
 
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People who liked Dunsparce all these years were very into it as it was, there was truly no better option for an evolution than to just make it more Dunsparce. Why risk ruin its appeal? People wishing for a grandiose dragon/phoenix/fairy thing were totally missing the point… it’s a joke Pokémon based on a joke yokai. It’s not supposed to be cool.
 
I was very surprised H-Sneasel/Sneasler weren’t Ice/Poison. Their design just made sense for it.

Them not adding a Fire/Fairy Tapu still upsets me.

I'm still surprised Ninetales wasn't retconned as Fire/Fairy when Fairy was introduced, and them giving Fairy to Alolan Ninetales makes it make even less sense. The Fairy part of their design/inspiration applies to both equally.
Ninetails always read more part Ghost (or Psychic) to me especially with access to many Ghost moves and being based on a Kitsune.

People who liked Dunsparce all these years were very into it as it was, there was truly no better option for an evolution than to just make it more Dunsparce. Why risk ruin its appeal? People wishing for a grandiose dragon/phoenix/fairy thing were totally missing the point… it’s a joke Pokémon based on a joke yokai. It’s not supposed to be cool.

I don’t know, I saw a lot of people who claimed to be Dunsparce fans pissed off when they saw the leak showing it’s evolution. I honestly hate it but only because I think the rarer three-segmented version is the better of the two versions.

Construction worker humanoid that hits you with a steel girder.
So just a variant of the Timburr line?
 
There are Pokémon that could fit almost all those type combinations really. Aside from the ones everyone has mentioned, Rockruff, Cubchoo and Kricketot could have easily been /Normal for example. The only ones I don't think any current Pokémon would fit are Normal/Steel and Fairy/Ground.
 
Ninetails always read more part Ghost (or Psychic) to me especially with access to many Ghost moves and being based on a Kitsune.

I always thought Fire/Ghost before Fairy came in, but with Fairy being used for mythical creatures it makes more sense. I know kitsune are often described as spirits, but they aren't ghosts/spirits of the dead. But Ghost does make sense with its move pool to date, would feel more Gen 1 authentic, and would create contrast with its Alolan form, so I wouldn't object to it.
 
People who liked Dunsparce all these years were very into it as it was, there was truly no better option for an evolution than to just make it more Dunsparce. Why risk ruin its appeal? People wishing for a grandiose dragon/phoenix/fairy thing were totally missing the point… it’s a joke Pokémon based on a joke yokai. It’s not supposed to be cool.

If the second set of wings on Dudunsparce were just a little bigger, and it was given a normal/dragon type then I would have considered it a perfect evo tbh!

its cute either way.
 
The only ones I don't think any current Pokémon would fit are Normal/Steel and Fairy/Ground.
Normal/Steel: Mega Regional Tauros for the bits on its forehead and the shape of its horns. It's not much less steel-type-looking than Lucario.
Fairy/Ground: Miltank Furret Deadmau5 No idea but maybe some regional variant?

Honorary mention to Minccino for a potential normal/ice retcon.
 
If the second set of wings on Dudunsparce were just a little bigger, and it was given a normal/dragon type then I would have considered it a perfect evo tbh!

its cute either way.
Yeah, basically the issue is that people wanted it grow in a way that actually looks like it improves its mobility/makes it look more...functional and that evokes (and grants it) a more interesting typing. If they wanted it to look "the same" then it would be better if they kept it identical a-la finizen but with better stats and a better typing, because they just made it uglier now.

What they did was the most boring thing they could do with it imo. It's literally one step further than stretching its sprite, and probably equally easy/lazy to accomplish in whatever they design their models in.
 
It's literally one step further than stretching its sprite, and probably equally easy/lazy to accomplish in whatever they design their models in.
They just sliced the layer in half in Photoshop, spread the two halves apart & used content-aware fill in the middle. Iconic designer hacks.
 
I always thought Fire/Ghost before Fairy came in, but with Fairy being used for mythical creatures it makes more sense. I know kitsune are often described as spirits, but they aren't ghosts/spirits of the dead. But Ghost does make sense with its move pool to date, would feel more Gen 1 authentic, and would create contrast with its Alolan form, so I wouldn't object to it.
Yeah, either or would work. Bottom line is, GameFreak done goofed not giving Ninetails an additional typing.

Normal/Steel: Mega Regional Tauros for the bits on its forehead and the shape of its horns. It's not much less steel-type-looking than Lucario.
Fairy/Ground: Miltank Furret Deadmau5 No idea but maybe some regional variant?

Honorary mention to Minccino for a potential normal/ice retcon.

Gligar is the closest Ground type that could have possibly been part-Fairy compared to every other ground type (it’s got the most fantastical design in my honest opinion).
 
Gligar is the closest Ground type that could have possibly been part-Fairy compared to every other ground type (it’s got the most fantastical design in my honest opinion).
I'd love it because I'm ready for a vampire-esque fairy type since the Fairy type was introduced. (I don't think recall having any now?)
 
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