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What is the point or strength of normal types would you say in the first 4 generations? They seem so mediocre.
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>>38571029
>He doesn't know how overpowered the Normal type was in gen 1
It was second only to Psychic. The Steel type had to be created just to wall it.
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>>38571029
Normal types weren't about power, they were about coverage and versatility.
Most normal types had a ridiculously large and diverse move pool, allowing one to easily act as a counter to just about anything you might face.
The trade off of course was no stab on any of those elemental moves, but back then a lot of normals actually had pretty decent stats to work with.

Nowadays though they're mostly regulated to early route shitmon duty.
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>>38571029
They were quite strong in Gen 1. Only Rock resisted it, and Ghost, the only type that was immune, only had one family of Pokemon.
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>>38571076
Gen 1 also was back when psychic was king, so fighting type and ghost (since the only one was also poison) type had risks to use. Never mind everything with rock type also sort of sucking. Then again I was only playing with other elementary school kids at the time, so maybe I'm just off base here.
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>>38571029
Only one weakness. STAB Hyper Beam. Big movepool.
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>>38571223
stab hyper beam before the att/spe split, made some mons really OP
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>>38571029
The opportunity to just have "plain ol' cute mammal/bird" Pokemon as opposed to everything being elementally oriented.

>>38571249
Additionally in gen 1, Hyper Beam had no recharge phase if it KO'd the foe. Shit was broken.
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>>38571249
It was worse in gen 1 where it didn't have to recharge if you OHKO'd with it (which more often than not, you did.)
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>>38571267
First gen normal type didn't have STAB however, but that's not to say hyper beam was bad
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>>38571029
>he doesn't know about gen 2 snorlax
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>>38571201
>Never mind everything with rock type also sort of sucking.

Rhydon and Golem were both commonly used because their Rock/Ground ty[omg gave them both a resistance to Normal, and an immunity to Electric
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>>38571029
Normal is the balance type. It’s meant to just be typings as raw as they can.
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>>38571029
In gen 1 the good normal types had STAB auto-crit slash, hyperbeams that didn't need recharging, along with access to special moves that covered the rock type resistance.

In gen 2, the good normal types had bulk. Curselax was the best pokemon in the meta except for ubers since it made perfect use of curse. Blissey was good and continues to be for obvious reasons.
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>>38571201
Fighting wasn't even good. Hitmonlee was the only one that learned a good Fighting-type move in Hi-Jump Kick; everyone else was stuck with the eternally shitty Submission, which to this day has 80% accuracy for no justifiable reason. Primeape couldn't take hits, Hitmonlee couldn't take hits and was a worse Machamp, Hitmonchan did no damage AND couldn't take hits, Poliwrath was better off using Amnesia, and Machamp's best moves weren't Fighting-type.



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