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.
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.
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.
Peter Occil, in charge of The Ultimate Pokemon Center
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[This message has been edited by poccil (edited 06-10-2001).]