Anything Goes: 3rd Types a Charm


Hello PUCLonians! Welcome back to another edition of Anything Goes! In my many ponderings (I think I just made up that word) about Pokemon, I have occasionally thought about what it would be like for a Pokemon to have 3 types. I think these kind of Pokemon would become extremely unbalanced. The could potentially have 8x weakness to certain types, as well as 1/8x resistance to others. If the right types were lined up, a Pokemon could be rendered useless or nearly invincible. That being said, there are a handful of Pokemon that, in my opinion, should have an additional type. If you haven’t done so already, go check out “The Fluff” by The Fluffiest Whimsicott where she discusses the Pokemon that she thinks should have an additional type. Writing this without having read her article yet, I can only speculate at what she wrote, but I am guessing there is some commentary on a possible 3rd type for her mascot. Let’s get started.

First, honorable mentions:

Dragalge – Poison/Dragon is a decent typing to try to combat Fairies, but it should also have water.

Inkay/Malimar – I LOVE the Dark/Psychic typing but it is found around water and represents a squid, it should be a water type.

Gyarados – Yeah, it should be a Dragon. Old argument is old.


These two are the main inspiration for this article. I just can understand how they are not Poison type. They have a pink/purple color scheme, which is a typical property of Poison type Pokemon. They are also have a sharp and pointy design. Heck, if Gliscor’s hidden ability is Poison Heal, which has it gain HP when it is poisoned. Ground/Flying is a great type combo, but it’s a no brainer to include Poison on these Pokemon.

Rotom forms


This is the second time in two weeks that I get to include this very interesting Pokemon in my article. Rotom is a Ghost/Electric type but when it takes one of its other forms it loses the Ghost typing for a new type, depending on the form. I think it should still maintain the Ghost typing, which would ultimately make them more effective, in my opinion.


One type combination I would love to see is Dragon/Bug. I don’t know why but I think it would be fascinating to have a Pokemon with this typing. If I were to add a 3rd type to Yanma and Yanmega it would be Dragon because, well, they’re dragonflies. But there is a similar Pokemon that I think could use an additional type more than these two.


How is this entire evolution line not part bug? The whole evolution line is based off of an antlion which is an insect (often confused with a dragonfly) that eats ants that it traps in the sand. Adding a Bug type to this Pokemon only seems fitting.



Another Pokemon that should be adorned with a Bug type is Drapion. The Poison/Dark typing is fantastic with only one weakness (Ground), but this Pokemon is should, like the two examples I used before it, be Bug type. Its pre-evolution, Skorupi, was part Bug and they are both based off of scorpions. Bug typing would be extremely fitting.


Lugia Guardian of the seas by Jess1810
Art by Jess1810 on DeviantArt.

I was going to post 3-4 pictures of Lugia in the water, but the graphic above sums it up pretty well. In all of the pictures, movies, cards and video game where I have seen with Lugia, it is always associated with water. It is the Guardian of the Seas! In Johto, it is found deep within the Whirl Islands which are surrounded with water. To be fair, I’m not entirely sure why Lugia is even a Psychic type. If any readers have some insight to this, that would be appreciated! Never the less, a Psychic/Flying/Water type would be good for this Pokemon.

Well, those are a few of my thoughts on which Pokemon should have a 3rd type (or maybe a different type than they were assigned, I got a little off topic sometimes). Are there any that you think I missed? Are there any that I listed that you disagree with? Let me know in the comments. And again, go read “The Fluff” if you haven’t done so already!

Smell ya later!

Prof. Snag

Prof. Snag is a regular cohost of the PUCL Podcast as of September 2016. He began as a writer of the "Anything Goes" series of opinion articles and occasionally writes "The Gloom," a satire series. As of December 2016, he began hosting PUCL Game Corner, a Pokemon Game Show.

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