Originally Posted by Fat Ryanide
I know it's kind of an oxymoron as far as type combinations go, but I just realised how strong a Ghost/Steel type Pokemon would be for countering strong fighting type pokemon.
It would be immune to toxic, toxic spikes and fighting moves, resist stealth rock, be neutral to Dark (fighting type often have dark moves like payback to take care of ghosts) resistant to Stone Edge and if it had levitate, it could get over Earthquake too, leaving only Fire Punch on the common threat list.
But what on earth could a levitating ghost/steel pokemon even be?
sorry for posting twice really quickly but i only have so much library computer time
Ghost/steel doesn't really seem that big of an oxymoron to me. Maybe because ghosts are ex-living things and steel is things that generally aren't alive, but there are probably bigger oxymorons out there. Idk, flavour-wise it would kinda make sense if they did something like bronzong or golurk, those are great pokemon in terms of flavour (imo).
Also, I highly, highly doubt gamefreak would make a ghost/steel with levitate. I know it's the competitive player's dream, but that's exactly why, because it's too broken to be used in the normal game. Also, because it would basically outclass every steel/psychic, like jirachi and metagross, who are supposed to be powerful, late-game beasts. But then again, 5th gen was nearly as power creep as yugioh, so i shouldn't rely on that point.