and i'm confused with the whole mixing of species and elemental types comment. what exactly do you mean there? that all pokemon of the same type are somehow a shared species or something? because that's complete bollocks.
as for "bland" normal types, i'm not gonna argue with that one, because they're.... normal. that's exactly what they are. flying types, however, not bland. up until Black and White, there were no pure flying type pokemon. flying would be only a secondary type, meaning that the pokemon would have a primary type (normal, water, steel, etc.) and then flying as a secondary type. there aren't even any pokemon that have flying for their primary type, unless you're willing to count Pokéstar Studios opponents - Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia from Pokestar Studios, which obviously no one does because that'd be incredibly stupid. As for ground types, you're talking about a group of pokemon that includes Swampert and Quagsire, the biggest middle finger to electric type moves ever.
This post has been edited by Kaxbe: 14 February 2013 - 04:55 AM