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    Default Is there an easy way to identify the type of Pokmon one is considering battling at a gym?

    Because in battle certain types of Pokmon are more effective against certain other types than others, it is in my best interest to know the type of Pokmon Im considering engaging so that I can send in the most suitable Pokmon for the job.

    Of course, its very easy to identify the type of any of my own Pokmon: I simply tap on the Pokmon and all relevant information is displayed.

    But Ive found no easy way to identify the type of Pokmon Im considering engaging at a gym. Of course, some are pretty obvious based on their name, such as Flareon being a Fire type; however, with other Pokmon, their type is not so obvious.

    Is there an easy way to identify the type of Pokmon Im considering engaging? Or do I have to Google the Pokmon each and every time until eventually I know them all by heart?
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to identify the type of Pokmon one is considering battling at a gym?

    Seriously, guys? None of you can think of an easy or simple way to identify an opponent Pokmon’s type?
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to identify the type of Pokmon one is considering battling at a gym?

    Color is a good indicator. People like myself who have been playing Pokmon for 15-20 years already know. Green is grass, blue is water, white is normal, black/dark is ghost, purple is poison, yellow is electric, brown is ground, grey is rock, fire is red, although Ninetails is yellow, dragon is easily identifiable with the first gen Pokmon, except Dratini and Dragonair, dual colored Pokmon with yellow or pink/purple are psychic, as in Drowzee, Hypno, Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, and Mr. Mime. However I believe Pokmon GO uses dual typing, which a chart would be easiest for. Gyarados is Water and Flying, therefore electric attacks do 4 times damage. Geodude, Graveller, and Golem are Rock and Ground and therefore water does 4 times damage. I am not 100% certain whether or not Pokmon GO uses dual typing, I'm pretty sure they do though. You can make a fairly accurate assessment though based on the color of the Pokmon.
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to identify the type of Pokmon one is considering battling at a gym?

    I should also mention appearance and name are also a big factor in determining typing. For example Charmander. Charmander is orange, has char in the name, and has a flame on his tail, so fire. I understand that's an easy one. Also, one type advantage that really doesn't make sense and is still quite new. Fairy type, was only introduced a year or two ago. Fairy type is super effective against Dragon.
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to identify the type of Pokmon one is considering battling at a gym?

    Great info. I think we all really appreciate your insight @metllicamilitia
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to identify the type of Pokmon one is considering battling at a gym?

    Today I sent my Vaporeon (Water Type) in to battle an Aerodactyl (Flying/Rock) at a gym the team of which was not the same as mine.

    According to the Type Matchup Chart, I should have defeated it (normal damage for the Flying part of the Aerodactyl, and x2 damage for the Rock part of the Aerodactyl).

    My Vaporeon’s CP was 1533 and the Aerodactyl’s CP was 1309.

    Yet, I still managed to get my *** kicked, and the Aerodactyl apparently suffered no damage (see below).

    What the heck went wrong?!

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    I’ve yet to become a Defender in a friendly gym, let alone defeat a Pokmon in a gym from a different team.
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to identify the type of Pokmon one is considering battling at a gym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rafagon View Post
    Today I sent my Vaporeon (Water Type) in to battle an Aerodactyl (Flying/Rock) at a gym the team of which was not the same as mine.

    According to the Type Matchup Chart, I should have defeated it (normal damage for the Flying part of the Aerodactyl, and x2 damage for the Rock part of the Aerodactyl).

    My Vaporeon’s CP was 1533 and the Aerodactyl’s CP was 1309.

    Yet, I still managed to get my *** kicked, and the Aerodactyl apparently suffered no damage (see below).

    What the heck went wrong?!

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    I’ve yet to become a Defender in a friendly gym, let alone defeat a Pokmon in a gym from a different team.
    Do you tap the screen to make your pocket monster attack? I tap the screen repeatedly as fast as i can until the bar on top fills up, then I hold the screen for his special attack to unleash, then back to tapping...
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to identify the type of Pokmon one is considering battling at a gym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron7624 View Post
    Do you tap the screen to make your pocket monster attack? I tap the screen repeatedly as fast as i can until the bar on top fills up, then I hold the screen for his special attack to unleash, then back to tapping...
    Well, that explains that! I wasn't tapping on anything or holding the screen! I thought I was just supposed to tap the Go icon and then watch the battle and hope for the best!

    Stupid game tells me 50 times a day that I'm going too fast and makes me tap on "I'm a passenger" but not once could they tell me, "You're not fighting back! Tap the screen repeatedly to fight, you fool!"

    Thank you so much. I tried it and it made the battles much more interesting. Oh, I still totally lost, but at least I fought back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafagon View Post
    Well, that explains that! I wasn't tapping on anything or holding the screen! I thought I was just supposed to tap the Go icon and then watch the battle and hope for the best!

    Stupid game tells me 50 times a day that I'm going too fast and makes me tap on "I'm a passenger" but not once could they tell me, "You're not fighting back! Tap the screen repeatedly to fight, you fool!"

    Thank you so much. I tried it and it made the battles much more interesting. Oh, I still totally lost, but at least I fought back!
    Enjoy your battles!!
    It takes a bit to figure out the long press speical attack. I still don't get the timing right, but if you search for Trainer Tips on You Tube for the episode about training in gyms, it is a good explanation of how to fight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metllicamilitia View Post
    I should also mention appearance and name are also a big factor in determining typing. For example Charmander. Charmander is orange, has char in the name, and has a flame on his tail, so fire. I understand that's an easy one. Also, one type advantage that really doesn't make sense and is still quite new. Fairy type, was only introduced a year or two ago. Fairy type is super effective against Dragon.
    It would take a bit of work and time, but I'm considering adding them as contacts on my iPhone. I'd make a new category called Pokmon, obviously, and then only display that category of contacts while I'm out playing. I really hate the thought of going into Safari and Googling before each and every fight. Here's my prototype contact card. Crazy, or potentially helpful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafagon View Post
    It would take a bit of work and time, but I'm considering adding them as contacts on my iPhone. I'd make a new category called Pokmon, obviously, and then only display that category of contacts while I'm out playing. I really hate the thought of going into Safari and Googling before each and every fight. Here's my prototype contact card. Crazy, or potentially helpful?

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    It's one way to do it. To easily search by Pokmon, since any list right now is going to have all 700+ Pokmon on it. In November that will increase to over 800+ Pokmon when the new games come out.
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to identify the type of Pokmon one is considering battling at a gym?

    Quote Originally Posted by metllicamilitia View Post
    I should also mention appearance and name are also a big factor in determining typing. For example Charmander. Charmander is orange, has char in the name, and has a flame on his tail, so fire. I understand that's an easy one. Also, one type advantage that really doesn't make sense and is still quite new. Fairy type, was only introduced a year or two ago. Fairy type is super effective against Dragon.
    Really great informations here. Thanks a lot!

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