Pet Mod [Gen 8] AbNormal V3

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Original idea by MegaGallade
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AbNormal
The Absence of Normal!


This Pet Mod aims to replace the Normal type completely, in a community project format. Thus meaning, every Normal type must have their types changed. There will be various phases which each allow different options to post.
  • Phase 1: Submissions
Every few days, I will post a few Normal type Pokemon and Moves below. Then, you will be able to aim to retype it in a format similar to this:
Pokemon: Dunsparce
New type: Bug/Ground
New moves: +X-Scissor, +Earthquake, +Attack Order
Justification: Dunsparce looks very Bug-like, and it's drill on it's tail seems more ground type as well.

Move: Retaliate
New type: Dark
Justification: Retaliation in general is bad thing to do, and the Dark type is known to be also known as an evil type.

Move: Crush Claw
New type: Same type as Zangoose
Justification: It is Zangoose's Signature Move.
Up to 3 new moves are allowed on a type-changed Pokemon.
However, a submission will not be accepted if it is like this:

Pokemon: Dunsparce
New type: Dragon/Fire
New moves: +Spacial Rend, +Roar of Thyme, +Blast Burn, +Dragon Rush, +Magikarp's Revenge
Justification: Dunsparce is awsome.

Move: Retaliate
New type: Fairy
Justification: lol idk lol
Partner Eevee
Skwovet
Greedent
Wooloo
Dubwool
Galarian Zigzagoon
Galarian Linoone
Obstagoon
Male Indeedee
Female Indeedee
Gigantamax Meowth
Gigantamax Snorlax
Gigantamax Eevee

Veevee Volley
Court Change
Max Strike
Stuff Cheeks
Teatime
G-Max Gold Rush
G-Max Replenish
G-Max Cuddle

  • Phase 2: Voting
At the end of the submissions period I will find all submissions, put them into one post and allow voting.
The voting format will be like this:

First Choice: UserX
Second Choice: UserY
Third Choice: UserZ
The First Choice gets 3 points, second gets 2 and third gets 1. Obviously the userwith most votes gets his/her submission put into the project itself
  • Phase 3: Results
After the voting period, I will put up the results, and the people who win will have their submission put into the project itself.
AbNormal Spreadsheet - Mechanic changes, Pokémon types, Moves-to-Pokemon changes and Move types can be found here.
 
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Cookie Butter

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Current Slate:
Partner Eevee
Greedent line
Dubwool line
Obstagoon line

Veevee Volley
Court Change
Max Strike
Stuff Cheeks
 

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Pokemon: Partner Eevee
New type: Fairy
Justification: Regular eevee is fairy

Pokemon: Skwovet and Greedent
New type: Grass
New moves: Giga Drain, Energy Ball, Leafage, Leech Seed, Slack Off
Justification: All the dex entries talk about are berries

Pokemon: Galarian Zigzagoon line
New type: Dark
Justification: Just removing the Normal


Move: Stuff Cheeks
New type: Grass
Justification: It's stuffing the cheeks with berries

Move: Veevee Voley
New type: Whatever type Partner Eevee becomes after this slate ends
Justification:
...duh

Move: Court Change
New type: Fire
Justification: Signature move of a fire-type


Also since no normal moves will exist, it would be impossible to even use Max Strike, so idt we should bother with it
 
Alright, let's see here, I've got a couple of cents I can put in here...

Pokémon: Wooloo, Dubwool
New Type: Grass
New Moves: Rollout, Slam, Leech Seed
Justification: Cotton is pretty similar to Wool, I think? Cotton Spore is also a Grass move. Considered giving it Horn Leech before remembering Shield's dex says Dubwool doesn't fight with its horns.

Pokémon: Galarian Zigzagoon and Linoone, Obstagoon
New Type: Dark for Z/L, Dark/Fighting for O
New Moves: Sucker Punch
Justification: Changing Zigzagoon and Linoone to pure Dark basically keeps them the same. Obstagoon being Dark/Fighting just... it's hard to explain, but the more I look at the design and think about it, the more proper it feels, I guess?


Move: Court Change
New Type: Grass
Justification: Football/Soccer games (name depending on your region) usually take place on a grassy field. Cinderace is based on a player of said sport.

Move: Max Strike
New Type: Null
Justification: Breakneck Blitz was also a normal type move changed to Null. Honestly, it's probably more of "justification by how it was previously".
 

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Pokémon: Wooloo, Dubwool
New Type: Steel
New Moves: Iron Head, Nuzzle, Fire Lash
Justification: Had to think outside the box a bit for this. I chose Steel-type under the concept of steel wool. Iron Head is to add another Steel-type move to their movepool, since some of the Normal-type moves they have are Steel-type here, Nuzzle is because you can make steel wool spark (and I guess you'd want to nuzzle wool or something lol), and Fire Lash because you can do cool stuff like this with steel wool. For the sake of coverage, let's pretend that Wooloo and Dubwool is able to do that with its own wool.

Move: Court Change
New Type: Fighting
Justification: Sports, on a court or not, are competitive against two team fighting to win. Also Cinderace is basically Fighting-type with its movepool, but Game Freak was scared to make another Fire / Fighting type starter.
 
Pokemon: Skwovet line
New type: Grass (Skwovet) -> Grass/Ground (Greedent)
New moves: +Earth Power, Bulldoze, Energy Ball
Justification: Grass is pretty obvious due to the relation to berries and berry trees and Ground because Greedent just looks like a Ground-type to me and also reminds me a lot of Diggersby, who also picked up a secondary Ground typing.

Move: Court Change
New type: Ground
Justification: In any sport that requires a court change between halves or games (Soccer, Football, Basketball, Tennis, etc.), it always changes which side of the ground you play on or work towards
 

Cookie Butter

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Voting is open.
Fairy-type Partner Eevee wins by default, and so does Fairy-type Veevee Voley.
Null-type Max Strike wins by default.
Grass-type Stuffed Cheeks wins by default.

Options:

Greedent line
Grass (+Giga Drain, Energy Ball, Leech Seed)
Grass -> Grass/Ground (+Earth Power, Bulldoze, Energy Ball)

Dubwool line
Grass (+Rollout, Slam, Leech Seed)
Steel (+Iron Head, Nuzzle, Fire Lash)

Obstagoon
Dark
Dark -> Dark -> Dark/Fighting (+Sucker Punch)

Court Change
Fire
Grass
Ground
Fighting
 
Greedent Line: Yoshiblaze, AquaticPanic
Dubwool Line: Estronic, Spiderpig2398
Obstagoon: Spiderpig2398, AquaticPanic
Court Change: Yoshiblaze, Spiderpig2398, Estronic
 

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Greedent Line: Yoshiblaze, AquaticPanic
Dubwool Line: Estronic, Spiderpig2398
Obstagoon: Spiderpig2398, AquaticPanic
Court Change: Spiderpig2398, Estronic
 

Cookie Butter

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Partner Eevee
Fairy (By AquaticPanic )
Skwovet Grass +Earth Power, Bulldoze, Energy Ball (By Yoshiblaze )
Greedent Grass/Ground +Earth Power, Bulldoze, Energy Ball (By Yoshiblaze )
Wooloo and Dubwool Steel +Iron Head, Nuzzle, Fire Lash (By Estronic )
Galarian Zigzagoon and Linoone
Dark +Sucker Punch (By Spiderpig2398 )
Obstagoon Dark/Fighting +Sucker Punch (By Spiderpig2398 )

Veevee Voley Fairy (By AquaticPanic )
Max Strike Null (By Spiderpig2398 and Yung Dramps )
Stuff Cheeks Grass (By AquaticPanic )
Court Change Tie between Ground (Yoshiblaze) and Grass (Spiderpig2398).

Next up for submissions is:
Male Indeedee
Female Indeedee
Gigantamax Meowth
Gigantamax Snorlax
Gigantamax Eevee

Teatime
G-Max Gold Rush
G-Max Replenish
G-Max Cuddle


Yes, you can make Gigantamax different from base if you so desire. We'll also do the tiebreaker this slate.
 
No surprises if my submissions all don’t make the cut.

:Indeedee:
Pokemon: Male Indeedee, Female Indeedee
New type: Psychic/Fairy
New moves: +Moonblast,
Justification: In a way, they’re cute, which is good enough for Gamefreak to make them Fairy-type. Also, numerous Fairy-type moves in their movepool yet they are not Fairy-type just isn’t right.

:Snorlax-gmax:
Pokemon: Snorlax-GMax
New type: Grass/Ground
New moves: Power Whip, Solar Blade, Leaf Blade
Justification: It’s just like Torterra, with a giant slab of land on top of it, which make sense for it to be Grass-Ground like Torterra.

Move: G-Max Replenish
New type: Grass
Justification: Growing, and replenishing, is always associated with plants.

Move: G-Max Cuddle
New type: Same type as Eevee
Justification: It is Eevee’s Signature Move.
 
:indeedee:
Pokemon: Male Indeedee
New type: Psychic/Fire
New moves: +Fire Blast, Overheat, Outrage
Justification: You know that anime trope of characters literally catching on fire when they're angry? Basically that and your body does get hotter when you're angry


:indeedee:
Pokemon: Female Indeedee
New type: Psychic/Fairy
New moves: +Moonlight, Moonblast, Charm
Justification: Fairy is basically the happy and cute type with moves like Baby-Doll Eyes, Charm, Play Rough, Decorate, and Sweet Kiss, so this just kinda works
 
Pokemon: Indeedee-M
New Type: Psychic/Dark
New Moves: Dark Pulse, Parting Shot, Nasty Plot
Justification: I'll be serious, Male Indeedee looks... significantly more creepy than the female counterpart, which is probably something to do with the face more than anything. Surely behind its face lies some sort of trickery in order to "act as a valet for those they serve" most effectively.

Move: Teatime
New Type: Water
Justification: You drink tea. But this might be a bit too literal with it...? Maybe? I guess it depends on your view of it.

Move: G-Max Gold Rush
New Type: Steel
Justification: Gold, coins, and the like are made of metals, right? This might rely on G-Max Meowth also being Steel type, which might admittedly tread on Galarian Meowth/Perrserker a little bit... But honestly, there's not really any other type this can be easily justified as.
 
:Meowth-gmax:
Pokemon: Meowth-Gmax
New Type: Dark
Justification: Same as the orignal

Move: G-Max Gold Rush
New Type: Dark
Justification: Same as pay day - plus its really a 'confusing' type

:Snorlax-gmax:
Pokemon: Snorlax-GMax
New type: Grass/Dark
New moves: Power Whip, Seed Bomb, Leaf Blade + Snorlax Moves
Justification: tree lol, plus dark type to maintain the 'glutton' theme
 

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Pokemon: Indeedee (Male and Female)
New type: Psychic
Justification: Just removing the Normal-type.

Gigantamax Snorlax
New type:
Psychic/Grass
Justification: Psychic because it's associated with sleep and regular is part Psychic, Grass because Gigantamax Snorlax has trees growing on it. It got Dark last gen because of how menacicng Pulverizing Pancake sounded, but Z-Moves don't exist any more so...

Voting will begin later today!
 

Cookie Butter

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Voting is open!

Options:
Male Indeedee
Psychic/Fairy (+Moonblast)
Psychic/Fire (+Fire Blast, Overheat, Outrage)
Psychic/Dark (+Dark Pulse, Parting Shot, Nasty Plot)
Psychic

Female Indeedee
Psychic/Fairy (+Moonlight, Moonblast, Charm)
Psychic

G-Max Gold Rush
Dark
Steel

Gigantamax Snorlax

Grass/Ground (+Power Whip, Solar Blade, Leaf Blade)
Grass/Dark (+Power Whip, Seed Bomb, Leaf Blade)
Gigantamax Meowth
Dark

Gigantamax Eevee
Fairy

Teatime

Water

G-Max Replenish

Grass

G-Max Cuddle

Fairy

Also I'll break the Court Change tie by choosing Ground
 

Cookie Butter

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Male Indeedee
Psychic/Dark +Dark Pulse, Parting Shot, Nasty Plot (By Spiderpig2398 )
Female Indeedee
Psychic/Fairy +Moonlight, Moonblast, Charm (By Yoshiblaze )
Gigantamax Meowth
Dark (By Tmi489 )
Gigantamax Snorlax
Grass/Dark +Power Whip, Seed Bomb, Leaf Blade (By Tmi489 )
Gigantamax Eevee
Fairy (By default)

Teatime
Water (By Spiderpig2398 )
G-Max Gold Rush
Dark (By Tmi489 )
G-Max Replenish
Grass (By @かたわれ時 )
G-Max Cuddle
Fairy (By @かたわれ時 )

Now comes a small distribution phase. You can suggest giving these previously Normal type moves to any Pokemon that fits. (Stuff Cheeks on Dedenne). You can also distribute old retyped moves to new Gen 8 Pokemon (Shell Smash on Drednaw).
Have fun!
 
great mod normal type was a horrible idea lol

just some general Galar movepool rounding to suggest

Acupressure: Hatterene, Indeedee
Barrage: Eldegoss
Body Slam: Sandaconda, Runerigus
Constrict: Grapploct, Sandaconda
Covet: Impidimp, Morgrem, Grimmsnarl
Dizzy Punch: Mr. Rime
Double-Edge: Duraludon, Stunfisk-Galar
Endure: Sirfetch'd
Entrainment: Grimmsnarl
Extreme Speed: Dragapult, Rapidash-Galar (I saw that Kanto Rapidash gets it, but figured I'd list in case it doesn't automatically carry)
Fake Out: Cinderace
Flash: Pincurchin, Toxtricity
Flail: Morpeko, Pincurchin, Zigzagoon-G, Linoone-G, Obstagoon
Head Charge: Darmanitan-Galar
Hold Back: Grapploct
Hyper Fang: Morpeko
Last Resort: Obstagoon, Thievul
Lock-On: Duraludon
Milk Drink: Wooloo, Dubwool, Milcery, Alcremie
Morning Sun: Centiskorch, Coalossal, Stonjourner
Natural Gift: Applin, Flapple, Appletun
Pain Split: Corsola-Galar, Cursola
Psych Up: Dottler, Orbeetle, Hatenna, Hattrem, Hatterene
Recover: Ponyta-Galar, Rapidash-Galar
Recycle: Indeedee
Reflect Type: Dottler, Orbeetle
Refresh: Indeedee, Ponyta-Galar, Rapidash-Galar
Safeguard: Ponyta-Galar, Rapidash-Galar
Shell Smash: Chewtle, Drednaw
Simple Beam: Dottler, Orbeetle
Slack Off: Silicobra, Sandaconda
Spike Cannon: Pincurchin
Strength: Coalossal, Stonjourner
Swagger: Nickit, Thievul
Tickle: Morgrem, Grimmsnarl
Thrash: Clobbopus, Grapploct, Obstagoon
Trump Card: Mr. Rime
Quick Attack: Yamper, Boltund, Pincurchin, Toxtricity
Wish: Alcremie
Work Up: Impidimp, Morgrem, Grimmsnarl, Ponyta-Galar, Rapidash-Galar
Wrap: Grapploct
Wring Out: Grapploct

highlighted some in red if they made sense but seemed like they might be...annoying based on the competitive strength of those pokemon

Tried to base these on what made sense (particularly with the new types for the moves). Except with Quick Attack on Pincurchin. That's just something I think we all need.
 

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Give Return, Frustation and Hidden Power to pretty much any gen 8 mons. They're universal moves
great mod normal type was a horrible idea lol

just some general Galar movepool rounding to suggest

Acupressure: Hatterene, Indeedee
Barrage: Eldegoss
Body Slam: Sandaconda, Runerigus
Constrict: Grapploct, Sandaconda
Covet: Impidimp, Morgrem, Grimmsnarl
Dizzy Punch: Mr. Rime
Double-Edge: Duraludon, Stunfisk-Galar
Endure: Sirfetch'd
Entrainment: Grimmsnarl
Extreme Speed: Dragapult, Rapidash-Galar (I saw that Kanto Rapidash gets it, but figured I'd list in case it doesn't automatically carry)
Fake Out: Cinderace
Flash: Pincurchin, Toxtricity
Flail: Morpeko, Pincurchin, Zigzagoon-G, Linoone-G, Obstagoon
Head Charge: Darmanitan-Galar
Hold Back: Grapploct
Hyper Fang: Morpeko
Last Resort: Obstagoon, Thievul
Lock-On: Duraludon
Milk Drink: Wooloo, Dubwool, Milcery, Alcremie
Morning Sun: Centiskorch, Coalossal, Stonjourner
Natural Gift: Applin, Flapple, Appletun
Pain Split: Corsola-Galar, Cursola
Psych Up: Dottler, Orbeetle, Hatenna, Hattrem, Hatterene
Recover: Ponyta-Galar, Rapidash-Galar
Recycle: Indeedee
Reflect Type: Dottler, Orbeetle
Refresh: Indeedee, Ponyta-Galar, Rapidash-Galar
Safeguard: Ponyta-Galar, Rapidash-Galar
Shell Smash: Chewtle, Drednaw
Simple Beam: Dottler, Orbeetle
Slack Off: Silicobra, Sandaconda
Spike Cannon: Pincurchin
Strength: Coalossal, Stonjourner
Swagger: Nickit, Thievul
Tickle: Morgrem, Grimmsnarl
Thrash: Clobbopus, Grapploct, Obstagoon
Trump Card: Mr. Rime
Quick Attack: Yamper, Boltund, Pincurchin, Toxtricity
Wish: Alcremie
Work Up: Impidimp, Morgrem, Grimmsnarl, Ponyta-Galar, Rapidash-Galar
Wrap: Grapploct
Wring Out: Grapploct

highlighted some in red if they made sense but seemed like they might be...annoying based on the competitive strength of those pokemon

Tried to base these on what made sense (particularly with the new types for the moves). Except with Quick Attack on Pincurchin. That's just something I think we all need.
I'm approving all of these except Extreme Speed Dragapult.
I also have a few additions of my own (some that I think were overlooked in previous Gens):
Double-Edge: Haxorus line
Stockpile, Swallow, Spit Up: Bibarel line
Recover: Hatterene line
Skull Bash: Bastiodon
Court Change: Passimian, Oricorio
Recycle: Shuckle
Noble Roar: Zacian, Zamazenta, Entei, Raikou, Suicune
Boomburst: Swoobat line
Stuff Cheeks: Dedenne, Pachirisu, Emolga
With that I'll be closing the slate (and the Pet Mod) as well. Thanks to everyone who helped and submitted!

As soon as I get it coded and hosted, I'll be hosting a tournament.
For now, you can use this thread to talk about the meta, post/discuss teams, sets, resources, etc. Have fun!
 

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