5 Ocak 2016 Salı
Let's discuss fan types. Part 8. Cyber/Digital/Virtual-type
1. So, what is this type all about?
A fairly recently conceived type, Cyber-type expects to include the new technological advancements of modern computer science within the Pokémon universe.
This type includes computer software and technological species that can't be presented as Steel or Electric, either because they must have another type, or are completely made of data and merely have physical projections within the magical nature of Pokémon universe.
2.Where does this name come from?
The type does not have a determined name, because of its vague nature as a concept.
3. Does this type have an in-game source?
Yes, the Porygon-line and to lesser extent Genesect embody the concepts behind this type.
Porygon-line are entirely software based species, with moves like Conversion and Conversion 2, which refer to Conversion of a file type from one type to another. Their Japanese name is Texture, and Texture 2, which refer to the Texture of 3D models.
Techno Blast is move caused by Genesect's Megelo Cannon and Genesect are cybernetic Pokémon, enhanced with mechanic parts.
The ability Download is purely software based.
4. What would be the ideas behind such a type?
Primarily this type would include virtual software and artificial intelligence, as well as possibly cyborgs.
Whatever the type might be, it must be related to computer science.
5. What would be the type interactions of such a type?
It is hard to say. Certain stuff based on short circuiting and other machine errors must be considered.
6. What would be the distribution of such a type?
Definitely low. The only possible way this type can be common is if the species are purchased through man-made means, much like how Porygon is a game prize. Another way would be to introduce a cyberspace, a concept invented during the 90s that falsely believes the information change processes of computers exist within a completely different universe within our own, similar to how one's mind emerges due to interaction of neurons. This idea was actually used by GameFreak with the action platform game Pulseman.
7. Future comments:
The whole idea behind this is to further demarcate Normal-type, by getting rid of its status as an encompassing type that includes anything that can't be any of the other existing types.
Something similar to this might happen for Bird based, Animal based, or cell based Pokémon within Normal-types, but I'm not sure if I'll discuss such ideas.
This idea is also problematic because it is too similar to Pokémon's primary rival, Digimon.