Top Ten Pokemon Types That Should Be Made

The Top Ten
1 Sound

Again for those who are wondering what sound would be strong against; electric, steel, water, and psychic types. Weak against: normal, flying fighting and dragon types. Will not affect: ghost, ground, rock, or fighting types. Normal damage: the types not mentioned.
Strong against:
-electric: sound can control and manipulate electricity
-water: sound can burst a water balloon due to causing ripples and churning
-steel: sound bursts have been strong enough to rupture steel plating
-psychic: loud noises disrupt the concentration and mental focus
Weak against:
-normal: why not something as simple as sound be weak against normal?
-flying: winged Pokemon could break sound barriers
-fighting: fists, kicks, and other physical attacks could break sound barriers on impact
-dragon: Most dragons are flying types and roars can manipulate sound, also why not let dragons be strong against something else besides just dragon types?

I believe a sound type should be strong against electric types. A Tesla coil experiment with music has shown how sound can control electric currents and they couldn't resist the redirection of the sound. A strong enough sound wave could also bend currents (it hasn't been proven but in theory an ultra sonic boom could likely bend a lightning bolt). Also I believe it's about time electric Pokemon have a second weakness besides ground types. The other types weak against sound would be steel, water, and psychic types. A sound types weakness should be normal, flying, fighting, and dragon types. I think something should be weak against normal types, and why not something as simple as sound?

I don't see why everyone's big issue with this type is "what would it be effective against? ". I feel like there are plenty of types that don't exactly "make sense" as far as their strengths/weaknesses go (psychic being super effective against poison, flying being S/E against fighting, fighting being S/E against dark, dark being S/E against psychic, ice being S/E against dragon, etc.). Just make it S/E against things that don't have many weaknesses, and give it weaknesses to things that could use some more strengths. There's SO many Pokemon and attacks that can fit into this type that it seems almost ridiculous to not add it. It would have made more sense than Fairy type (which SHOULD have been "Magic"... "Fairy" is just too vague, in my opinion).

If sound was added, three types Pokemon would have to be added ( bats and birds, and noise things), although sound would most likely be a larger type than ghost, with 20 normal type moves that would automatically become sound, and a few others that have other respective types. Sound if added correctly would include at least 90 currently existing Pokemon, which would more than halve the normal type, and in many situations lead to a third type, considering most birds would be flying and sound already without even considering their other type ( normal is dropped)

2 Light

Light type strong against:
-ghost: idea taken from another Nintendo series, (Mario) boos hate light
-electric: electric is a type of light and will not affect the type in fact light will cancel out electricity
-fire: like electric, fire is another light source. It would be cancelled by light.
-flying: as sunlight blinds the birds it could blind a flying Pokemon this could also tie in with bat-like Pokemon, since bats hate light also.
Light type weaknesses:
-grass: Grass types absorb light
-fairy: fairies also absorb light and manipulate it
-steel: can block light and contain it
-dragon: attracted to shiny objects and any dragon attack on a light type will never miss
Light type resistance and zero affect:
-Dark: Dark is penetrated by light yet black holes swallow light.

Light types would give ghost another weakness and if you think about it, electric and fire couldn't affect light types because their both sources of light. A light type would be weak against grass because a grass type would just absorb light attacks. Other light type weaknesses include fairy, and steel types. Light types would be strong against ghost, electric, fire, and flying. Dark and light types would resist each other and dragon type moves would always connect though not super strong. A dragon type move would be drawn to light like moths to a flame because Dragons are drawn to shiny objects. Light type candidates include Voltorb/electrode, Rotom, Cresselia, Chinchou/Lanturn, etc. Attacks that's for Pokemon company to decide.

Light would be a great type to have. A good opposite for dark. I think light would be super effective against dark but dark would be super effective against light. Darkness is the total absence or reduction of light. But being that dark types are always using umbrakinesis, or the manipulation of darkness, involves the suction of light, because darkness involves black holes, which suck up everything. It would also be less effective to grass because plants manipulate the light in order to grow.

I would really like a light type, as it would balance out the dark type. It feels a bit strange to have a dark type but no light type. Pokemon could have done many great light types and it would have been great however they went. Unfortunately, by now, it makes no sense to have a light type as fire and fairy cover it and most retypes of moves and Pokemon would just be of fire and/or fairy.

3 Cosmic

I'm gonna list my ideal type effectiveness
super effective on: psychic, dark, itself. rock
not very effective on: fairy, steel, sound, food
weak to: fairy, steel, food
resistant to: psychic, dark, rock

While there are of course Pokemon from space, there are also Pokemon like Staryu that spend their time drawing power from space and stars.

Finally someone that sees it too! I also would love an Astral(Cosmic) type, cause it would be perfect for mythical/legendary pokemon like Cosmog, Lunala, Palkia, Dialga etc.
It would be strong against ground, grass, water, fire, pretty much life supporting elements.
And as weakness, it could be affected by psychic and fairy maybe.
I think it could be immune to rock since space is full of them.

They should have two legendary cosmic types that control space and time (each controlling a different one) and for a Pokemon game you have to try and catch them. If you catch them, they can take you to any region at any time. Like how in Pokemon black opeludic city is the future but in Pokemon white is the past. They could take you to either.

4 Wind

Wind and Flying could both exist and be different from each other. We already have Rock and Ground, which both represent Earth, as well as Ice and Water which are the same matter, just different temperatures. I see no reason why Wind and Flying can't co-exist.

Wind type would allow mammals, reptiles, and other non-winged creatures to use Wind attacks in the same vein as other elemental types. In a game where we have electric mice, fire dogs, grass goats, and water weasels, I see no reason why we can't have wind raccoons or wind gazelles. Wind pokemon don't necessarily have to be flying and would be susceptible to ground attacks.

The lack of a wind/air type is strange. It has always been on of the four classic elements. Look at other media like Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Fifth Element, Captain Planet. The four elements are always "Water, Fire, Earth, and Wind." Wind is always an elemental type in almost all video games or movies which reference such magical elements. Pokemon should really have a wind type - and it's definitely different from Flying. Honestly, in my opinion, flying shouldn't even be a type. It should just be an ability, like Levitate. Maybe make flying bird type and then add wind type.

Pokemon is a perfect balance between the elements. Fire types burn through their enemies. Water types flow with indestructible force. Grass and ground types harness the power of the earth to blow through obstacles. And Wind Pokemon... Oh... What's that, Game Freak?.. What do you mean there's no wind type?.. Just these birds?.. Aww man, but what about the whole fire water earth wind thing I was doing there? Man, you ruined it dude. We really need a wind or air type.

Why are there comments saying to be Flying Type the Pokemon must be a bird? To be flying type you need to fly, not necessarily have wings. Rayquaza has no wings, Gyarados has no wings. Plenty of bug Pokemon are Flying type, but they're not birds. And Emolga is a Flying type and it's a mammal. Noibat and Noivern are primary Flying, and Tornadus is pure Flying.

5 Crystal

This would be a mixture of Rock and Ice, and have a close relation to Fairy. They would use moves like Diamond Storm and introduce moves like Crystal Beam and Ruby Shard.

Strong Against:
Grass, it would just shred it
Fighting, imagine fighting a diamond with your fists, ow
Dark, since they are lustrous, they can penetrate the dark with light
Flying, it would scratch their wings pretty bad, and then they couldn't fly

Weak Against:
Fire, since it can melt, mold and change it
Steel, since the crystal would shatter against it
Rock, same reason as Steel, shatter on contact
Dragon, since they're attracted to shiny thinga and have super tough scales, so the crystal won't hurt it

Immunities and Zero Effects:
Poison, same reason steel is immune, it can't get through
Fairy, both wouldn't affect each other because they're closely related to each other

The only reason I vote for this is because I created a Pokemon that was based off of gems, and I don't know what type to make it, seeing as a giant flying ruby doesn't really seem very steel-typish.

I really like this idea, because in the T.V. show there is one special Onix made of crystal. That one was strong against water en weak against Fire

I'm going to add this to my game actually, with the same effectiveness's as the ones some people here have shared out.

6 Shadow

Yes, yes, I know, "but we already have a Dark type! " Sure, Dark SOUNDS like it would be for shadows, the night, the moon and the like, but let me ask you this- what does the move Gang Up have to do with any of those things? What about Bite? Fake Tears? Nasty Plot? The list goes on and on and on!

You see, the Dark type is not a type about shadows OR the night OR the moon; it is a type about evil. Mischief. Manipulation. That's why it's called the Evil type in Japan.

So, where would this put Shadow? Shadow WOULD be the type for the shadows, the night, the moon!

I propose that Pokémon changes Dark type's English name to Evil type, and adds the Light and Shadow types. Why didn't I vote for Light? This type needs it much more, and people need to know how it wouldn't just be a carbon copy of Dark type.

Nintendo already made a shadow type, it's just not in the main series games. Also, it prevents leveling (until cured, but once cured all xp gained during the shadow form will flood in) but is super effective on everything except shadow (which has a resistance to it).

To everyone saying it's too similar to the Dark type, remember that "Dark" refers to immorality, not the absence of light. In Japan, the Dark type is actually called the "Evil" type.

True, but they could have their own special moves. I imagine them being very stealthy Pokemon.

7 Energy

Energy is exactly like Mega Evolution, it uses the spirit and motivation of Pokemon to attack their opponents, so could that mean a stronger form of Mega Evolution?

Energy somehow is a mix of electric and fire, but stronger.


x2 damage: water, grass, ice, bug, ground, psychic, ghost
x4 damage: steel
x1/2 damage: dark, fairy,
x0 damage: fire, electric


x1/2 damage taken: water, grass, ice, poison, psychic
x2 damage taken: dark, fairy
x0 damage taken: fire, electric, steel

I think cosmic is better. Energy. Fits moves more

There is Energy cards so why not Energy Pokemon!

8 Time

A time type pokemon would be perfect! This could work. Offensively it could beat speedy type like electric, if we have a sound type, "faster than the speed of sound" that could work" also like a normal vs ghost thing it could be ineffective against cosmic and 100% resistant to cosmic, like a space and time sort of thing.

That's crazy, This could work. Pokemon that have trick room or something could be considered. Kinda close to psychic.

This is not too good because barely any pokemon will have it.

This is super cool

9 Plasma

Could be seen as the fourth state of matter, something between liquid and gas, but with as Fire/Electrik inspiration instead of a Water inspiration.
Could also be something instable, potentially explosive, and involving all the phenomenes like solar wind and aurora borealis. Could also refers to all the Nuclear, Energy... ideas of types.

x2 against : Poison, Flying, Ice
x0.5 against : Ground, Electrik

x2 by : Electrik, Fire, Ghost
x0.5 by : Poison, Flying

This shiuld be a type. I really like it. Its super effective to ice and not to fire and electric. Many new pokemon can be made. Mabye like gooey pokemon like ditto.

Plasma could be a great idea for Pokemon like Grimer or Muk, and they could be located in old abandoned power plants/nuclear factories, but a Plasma type would probably hurt the people and environment around it, considering all of the plasma/nuclear effect on people and the environment

Isn't that basically the electric type?

10 Cyber

I think that the Cyber type should be based on information and computation and not on mechanics or robots. After all, Cyber as a word comes from the Information age, long after mechanical machines were widely adopted. So Pokemon like Klinklang and Electrode are not suited for the Cyber type because they are not based on computers or information processing, while the Porygon line is suited for this type.

Here is how I think that type should behave:
Immume to:
- Confusion, because Cyber Pokemon specialize in information processing you cannot confuse them.
- Ice, because cooling off a computer only helps it to dissipate heat.

- Cyber, because Cyber Pokemon fight using information based moves but processing information is the strong point of Cyber Pokemon hence you would challenge them at their own game. But they are not immume since computers overheat when pushed beyond their limit (like when overclocking).
- Electric, because it often is their power ...more

Never heard of this type. Could be a possibility. Pokemon like Porygon and Ditto would be good types. Normal typing should be abolished completely.

This type has a lot of potential as the Magnemite, Voltorb and Porygon evolutionary lines are mechanical/inorganic by design/nature and would be perfect for this type.

I think we've ran out of good ideas. I know it's stupid, but I think this is basically electric. someone can conjure up some explanation to why they're different, if they want.

The Contenders
11 Aura

That's a good idea! I'm not sure why I like it, I just do. I just have the feeling that aura would be a cool type.

Lucario and giratina

Cosmic is better

12 Fossil

At this point, it would make more sense to have Fossil/Dinosaur be it's own type. The Rock typing on essentially every ancient Pokemon makes no sense from a ecological perspective, and it would make far more sense for the EVER GROWING LIST of ancient Pokemon to have their own specific type, for a new purpose. It would also add a lot more interest to getting these Pokemon, as they'd be your only consistent access to a rare type, and type rarity is something Pokemon hasn't really had since Gen 3.

All fossil pokemon are rock types, so this would be incredibly unnecessary and would involve changing multiple types within a single generation. This also presents the idea of why adding a new type would be difficult, since most of the pokemon that would fit in the ideas in this list already have 2 types.

It just makes sense there are at least two qualifiers in each gen.
Could be strong against rock and ground and weak against dark water fire and grass. Ghost wouldn't affectt it

They should put all the fossil pokemon in this category and then any ancient pokemon for future games.

13 Good

Good is fairy. Fairies are super effective against dragon and dark, which are considered evil. Good beats evil.

No sense whatsoever

I don't like it. Seems cliche

14 Life

I think that since we have grass types we should have a life type.

15 Magic

I think this type would not be based purely on magic in the Imagination also I think more of psychic would be immune because many scholars and intelligent minds claim that magic does not exist.

I think this is a great idea for gen 8 kinda close to Psychic but far enough I was thinking of this but I thought it was too close to psychic but now I think it would be great!

This would be great for gen 8. I think this should be added because of the sword and shield games.

I actually thought of a type like this before I saw this how cool.

16 Mineral

Rock, Ground, and Steel type pokemon are considered 'Mineral' pokemon already. Plus, we have Diancie, made of some kinda mineral, yet she is a rock/fairy type.

Yes I call Diancie a girl because it looks kinda like one. Guys don't do pink rock dresses. Girls do pink dresses. Plus, the thing doesn't look genderless anyways.

A mineral type would be a great idea. And the pokemon can use a certain attack type acording to its colour like magical gemsa aka minerals.

We already have rock and ground. Mineral would be more of a ground type

Well, rock and ground are technically alike, so bringing in another type to represent Earth is not a good idea

17 Hydra

Hydra is a water monster. It would just go under water or dragon. If this was made a type, it would have to specifically focus on Pokemon that were ONLY hydra-like, and that does NOT leave a lot of room for creativity.

Hydreigon was the first Pokemon to come to mind when I saw hydra.

No, the only hydra pokemon is hydreigon. Plus it's way too specific

It has lots of heads! And it's also on water

18 Death

This type can be really dangerous. What if they cause real deaths in Pokemon during battles? And if this type does become a reality, Pokemon won't remain a kid's show anymore (and may transform into a 18+ show).

This type would be to Pokemon who like nothing but bring destruction on the world
Affective against: light, psychic, fairy, grass, bug, flying.

Weak against: magic.

Allied types: Dark, ghost, cosmic.

Death would not cause real deaths probably just like a dark type move and there weaknesses are time, life, and fighting. There advantages should be life, grass, bug, dragon, fairy, and psychic

Nickname it death, plus we have dark type but there could be something different with it. Or it could be an opposite dark type

19 Space

It should be called cosmic type, and we could change the type of solrock, lunatone, clefairy, deoxys and more.

I agree with the cosmic, but not the Pokemon.

Moon Pokemon would be cool!

Woo! A Sun Pokemon so cool

20 Zombie

Zombie would be the same old thing over and over again, like

Oh no it's a zombie type, looks like the same thing only Small/bigger!

Like corporeal undead, these use hands and mouth to spread the virus and fight.

This would be neat.Imagine a Pokemon that is Zombie/Ground that is a dead cloaked man rising from the grave!

It would be weak to dragon.

21 Rubber

Could resist Electric, Water, Fighting, Ground and be weak to Ice, Fire, Steel, and maybe Poison. It could be strong against Dark because good guys often use rubber bullets and other items to stop bad guys, Water because rubber is very water resistant and good at displacing water, and Electric since it would be a poor enough conductor to hit Electric Pokemon.
Although the only Pokemon that exist right now that would fit this type would be Pokemon like Floatzel and possibly others like Ditto, Spoink, or Chansey (one is an amorphous gum-like blob, the other has an elastic pouch and more of a rubber-like appearance than Kangaskhan).
I would love this type because I feel like it would be pretty useful defensively and wouldn't overlap too much with any existing type (I'd argue the closest would be Grass, but without the weaknesses to Bug and Flying). Most of the above types just feel too generic compared to rubber.

We've never had a Pokemon made of rubber before. I feel it could be a new type and I've thought of moves it could learn and it's strengths and weaknesses when I was only in 2nd grade. It could be weak to fire and (maybe fighting); and resist electric completely, grass, and water

The rubber type is an agreeable type for the Pokemon franchise games. After all, not only is rubber useful against electricity, but being a rubber type can make one stretch its limbs or tail, stretch its blood vessels to activate blood doping for increasing speed, accuracy and evasion, inflate its bones to make sure it lands big physical blows to land powerful moves against foes with punches or kicks and can inflate the muscles to become bouncy and powerful at the same time by compressing its limbs and releasing a punch or kick that could send the foe's Pokemon out of bounds. This type is purely ingenious which makes this more qualified to be a type.

Rubber types would be amazing. I mean, imagine using your Ditto using Univeral Stretch or something. I mean, doesn't that sound cool? I think so.

22 Air

We already have flying. Use your head.

23 Blizzard

That would be Ice type. We already have that.

It is a move right?

I always wondered about stronger types based off of others, like lava for a fire type

24 Dino

Some Pokemon come from fossils. Make a type for this. (Fossil type works too. )

25 Ancient

All Fossil pokemon like kabuto would be fossil, like it.

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