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Posted by poccil (Member # 1457) on 06-10-2001, 06:52 PM:
Here is the test I did:

Gave all my attacks the fake type of Dragon (testing Tackle against Gastly proves that the type is really changed), set wild Pokemon's DVs to 0.

L16 Bulbasaur, my Pokemon, knows Tackle and Splash.
L16 Gastly, the wild Pokemon, knows only Amnesia.
For the first phase of the test, I made the wild Pokemon know only Amnesia and keep using it while I keep using Splash.

On all these tests, Gastly's HP is 35.
Test 1 - Gastly uses Amnesia until its Special can't be raised anymore, then I use Tackle to attack.
The attack did 13 damage.
Test 2 - Right away, I use Tackle to attack.
Gastly faints!

On the second phase of this test, I replace Amnesia with Barrier.
Test 3 - Gastly uses Barrier until its Defense can't be raised anymore, then I use Tackle to attack.
Gastly faints!

Since Gastly is prevented from fainting only by using Amnesia, Dragon in RBY is proven to be a Special type.

Soon I'll test Dragon's type alignments and see if they match GS's.

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[This message has been edited by poccil (edited 06-10-2001).]

Posted by Ransu (Member # 1697) on 06-10-2001, 07:00 PM:
Well it is pretty damn easy to see that a Dragonite with a Dragon type move does not do crap to anything

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Posted by White Cat (Member # 42) on 06-11-2001, 10:21 AM:
Meowth346 tested this a long time ago...

"C'mon, you know it's, it's getting a joke, you know a-- You know, you know it's not a suit, a govern-- a country... that you put on and you take off, you know."
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Posted by TeeJay (Member # 265) on 06-11-2001, 04:09 PM:
He knows that.

"BRAYZE's infatuation kept her from attacking enemy ANTHRAX!" -Biffster

Posted by Ultam (Member # 1826) on 06-11-2001, 10:36 PM:
We have known this for a while...

Former GSC and RBY mod of TPM

Posted by MK (Member # 1445) on 06-11-2001, 10:40 PM:
Don't listen to ém poccil, I applaud your research.

-MK guardian of the non existant sandwich

Posted by Sudowoodo (Member # 1768) on 06-12-2001, 05:10 AM:
Originally posted by MK:
Don't listen to ém poccil, I applaud your research.

-MK guardian of the non existant sandwich

Me too! *claps*

The moon is made of chocolate

Posted by Mr. K (Member # 2) on 06-12-2001, 11:55 PM:
This test was done, as mentioned, a while ago. It's just that it's kinda useless info, even in the abstract, because for all we know, they might program an "Invert Attack/Special" line into all Dragon attacks.

Hacking the ROM is fun, but not really relevant to game play in some instances. That kind of thing is the reason everyone thinks Blizzard freezes 30% of the time.

Its data says that (the same way the data says Dragon attacks are Special-based), but it doesn't come out that way in practice for reasons not immediately apparent in the data line.

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