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[Not a Bug] Ditto's type when Transformed into Arceus

Discussion in 'Bug Wasteland' started by The Dark Master, Apr 20, 2013.

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  1. The Dark Master

    The Dark Master Member

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    I was doing an Uber battle when an opponent sent out their Ditto on my Arceus-Dark:
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    So it looks like my Arceus is Dark and the opponent's is Normal. But look at turn 44:

    Start of turn 44
    The foe's Transformer used Judgment!
    Arceus lost 67 HP! (15% of its health)

    Arceus used Judgment!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Transformer lost 30% of its health!

    The opponent is using a Normal type Judgement on a Dark type - it hits for normal damage as expected.
    However, when I attack with a Dark type Judgement, it isn't very effective. This is as if the opponent has transformed into my type - which is Dark. The image also shows as a Dark type Arceus.

    So is the Ditto Normal, or Dark? And what should it be?

    Edit: Here's another example with Arceus-Ghost, where the Ditto can't hit the Ghost type with a Normal move, but the Ghost Arceus can hit the Ghost type Ditto.
    http://i.imgur.com/4aYD3kk.png
     
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  2. Zerowaltz

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    The type of attack Judgment is dependent on the user's held plate (since only Arceus can learn it normally), not the user's type. Since transforming only copies the type of a Pokemon and not the held item, the Ditto will not be holding a plate and its Judgment will be Normal-type.
     
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