Discussion Pokémon which have not appeared as 1 of their types

Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by Grass-Type Farm Owner, May 18, 2019.

  1. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner

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    I made a list like this for myself out of curiosity to see if there were any general trends as to which Pokemon never appear as 1 of their types. I've seen other people talk about Pokemon which have never had 1 of their types represented in the TCG, so I figured I'd share this.

    Some ground rules:
    • Tag Teams count (i.e. Psychic Solgaleo, Dragon Guzzlord, and Colorless Legendary Birds).
    • Dual-type cards count, so long as the dual-types in that set are based on the Pokemon's actual types.
    • Owner's Pokemon count (e.g. Team Magma's Aron/Lairon/Aggron are the only times those Pokemon have been Fighting-type).
    • Crystal Pokemon do not count as Colorless.
    • Jumbo cards do not count.
    • Forms are counted as 1 Pokemon unless the TCG gives the forms different names.
    • For instance, even though Zygarde 10% Forme has never had a Dragon-type card, it is excluded from this list because all Zygarde forms are just considered "Zygarde." Another example would be Zen Mode Darmanitan, which has never appeared as a Fire-type but both forms are called "Darmanitan."
    • Conversely, even though Necrozma and Dawn Wings Necrozma cards are always Psychic, Necrozma's forms are effectively 4 individual species as far as the TCG is concerned, and therefore Dusk Mane and Ultra Necrozma are included among the missing Psychics. Similar examples include Mega Evolutions and Alola Forms.
    • Pokemon and forms which do not have a card at all are marked with an asterisk.

    Grass and Bug Pokemon lacking Grass cards

    Grass
    Mega Abomasnow*
    Ferroseed
    Ferrothorn
    Pumpkaboo
    Gourgeist
    Applin*
    Flapple*
    Appletun*
    Calyrex*

    Bug
    Mega Pinsir*
    Mega Scizor
    Anorith
    Armaldo
    Venipede
    Whirlipede
    Scolipede
    Escavalier
    Joltik
    Charjabug
    Vikavolt
    Cutiefly
    Ribombee
    Sizzlipede
    Centiskorch
    Snom
    Frosmoth

    Fire Pokemon lacking Fire cards
    Fire
    Primal Groudon
    Galarian Darmanitan*
    Carkol*
    Coalossal*

    Water and Ice Pokemon lacking Water cards
    Water
    Mega Sharpedo
    Skrelp
    Arrokuda*
    Barraskewda*
    Dracovish*
    Arctovish*
    Urshifu*

    Ice
    Galarian Mr. Mime*
    Galarian Mr. Rime*
    Mega Abomasnow*
    Galarian Darumaka*
    Galarian Darmanitan*
    Arctozolt*
    Arctovish*

    Electric Pokemon lacking Lightning cards

    Electric
    Toxel*
    Toxtricity*
    Dracozolt*
    Arctozolt*

    Psychic, Ghost, and Fairy Pokemon lacking Psychic cards
    Psychic
    Alolan Raichu
    Galarian Slowpoke*
    Galarian Mr. Mime*
    Galarian Mr. Rime*
    Mega Medicham*
    Mega Metagross
    Mega Latias*
    Mega Latios
    Delphox
    Bruxish
    Dusk Mane Necrozma
    Ultra Necrozma
    Dottler
    Orbeetle
    Hatenna*
    Hattrem*
    Hatterene*
    Calyrex*

    Ghost
    Galarian Corsola*
    Galarian Cursola*
    Galarian Yamask*
    Galarian Runerigus*
    Mega Sableye
    Mega Banette*
    Froslass
    Frillish
    Jellicent
    Decidueye
    Dreepy*
    Drakloak*
    Dragapult*

    Fairy
    Cleffa
    Clefairy
    Clefable
    Alolan Ninetales
    Igglybuff
    Jigglypuff
    Wigglytuff
    Galarian Weezing*
    Togepi
    Togetic
    Togekiss
    Azurill
    Marill
    Azumarill
    Snubbull
    Granbull
    Mawile
    Mega Mawile
    Mega Altaria
    Mega Audino
    Cottonee
    Whimsicott
    Flabebe
    Floette
    Florges
    Spritzee
    Aromatisse
    Swirlix
    Slurpuff
    Sylveon
    Dedenne
    Carbink
    Klefki
    Xerneas
    Diancie
    Mega Diancie
    Primarina
    Cutiefly
    Ribombee
    Morelull
    Shiinotic
    Comfey
    Tapu Koko
    Tapu Bulu
    Tapu Fini
    Magearna
    Hatterene*
    Impidimp*
    Morgrem*
    Grimmsnarl*
    Milcery*
    Alcremie*
    Zacian*

    Fighting, Ground, and Rock Pokemon lacking Fighting cards
    Fighting
    Galarian Farfetch'd*
    Galarian Sirfetch'd*
    Mega Mewtwo
    Mega Heracross
    Mega Blaziken
    Mega Medicham*
    Monferno
    Mega Lopunny
    Mega Gallade
    Pignite
    Emboar
    Scraggy
    Scrafty
    Cobalion
    Virizion
    Keldeo
    Chesnaught
    Hakomo-o
    Kommo-o
    Pheromosa
    Falinks*
    Zamazenta
    Kubfu*
    Urshifu*

    Ground
    Alolan Diglett
    Alolan Dugtrio
    Mega Swampert
    Nincada
    Numel
    Camerupt
    Mega Camerupt
    Galarian Yamask*
    Galarian Runerigus*
    Galarian Stunfisk

    Rock
    Alolan Geodude
    Alolan Graveler
    Alolan Golem
    Corsola
    Mega Tyranitar
    Lileep
    Cradily
    Shieldon
    Bastiodon
    Tirtouga
    Amaura
    Aurorus
    Mega Diancie
    Nihilego
    Drednaw
    Rolycoly*
    Carkol*
    Coalossal*

    Dark and Poison Pokemon lacking Darkness cards
    Dark
    Mega Gyarados
    Mega Houndoom
    Ash-Greninja
    Impidimp*
    Morgrem*
    Grimmsnarl*
    Morpeko
    Urshifu*

    Poison
    Bulbasaur
    Ivysaur
    Venusaur
    Mega Venusaur
    Weedle
    Kakuna
    Beedrill
    Mega Beedrill
    Ekans
    Arbok
    Nidoran♀
    Nidorina
    Nidoqueen
    Nidoran♂
    Nidorino
    Nidoking
    Zubat
    Golbat
    Crobat
    Oddish
    Gloom
    Vileplume
    Venonat
    Venomoth
    Bellsprout
    Weepinbell
    Victreebel
    Tentacool
    Tentacruel
    Grimer
    Muk
    Gastly
    Haunter
    Gengar
    Mega Gengar
    Koffing
    Weezing
    Galarian Weezing*
    Spinarak
    Ariados
    Qwilfish
    Dustox
    Budew
    Roselia
    Roserade
    Gulpin
    Swalot
    Seviper
    Venipede
    Whirlipede
    Scolipede
    Trubbish
    Garbodor
    Foongus
    Amoongus
    Skrelp
    Dragalge
    Mareanie
    Toxapex
    Salandit
    Salazzle
    Nihilego
    Poipole
    Naganadel
    Toxel*
    Toxtricity*
    Eternatus*

    Silvally (Dark Memory or Poison Memory)

    Steel Pokemon lacking Metal cards
    Steel
    Mega Mawile
    Mega Lucario
    Togedemaru

    Silvally (Steel Memory)

    Dragon Pokemon lacking Dragon cards
    Dragon
    Mega Ampharos
    Mega Sceptile
    Mega Altaria
    Mega Latias*
    Tyrunt
    Applin*
    Flapple*
    Appletun*
    Dracozolt*
    Dracovish*
    Duraludon
    Dreepy*
    Drakloak*
    Dragapult*
    Eternatus*

    Silvally (Dragon Memory)

    Normal Pokemon lacking Colorless cards
    Normal
    Alolan Ratatta
    Alolan Raticate
    Wigglytuff (post-XY)
    Galarian Zigzagoon
    Galarian Linoone
    Galarian Obstagoon
    Azurill (post-XY)
    Deerling
    Sawsbuck
    Meloetta
    Litleo
    Pyroar
    Skwovet*
    Greedent*
    Indeedee

    Flying Pokemon which lack Colorless cards but have appeared with "Flying properties" (Lightning Weakness/Fighting Resistance)
    Flying
    Charizard
    Butterfree
    Zubat
    Golbat
    Crobat
    Scyther
    Gyarados
    Ledyba
    Ledian
    Natu
    Xatu
    Hoppip
    Skiploom
    Jumpluff
    Yanma
    Yanmega
    Murkrow
    Honchkrow
    Gligar
    Gliscor
    Mantyke
    Mantine
    Beautifly
    Masquerain
    Ninjask
    Tropius
    Mothim
    Combee
    Vespiquen
    Drifloon
    Drifblim
    Woobat
    Swoobat
    Sigilyph
    Archen
    Archeops
    Ducklett
    Swanna
    Emolga
    Vullaby
    Mandibuzz
    Yveltal
    Oricorio
    Minior
    Corviknight

    Flying Pokemon which lack Colorless cards and have not appeared with Flying properties
    Flying
    Mega Charizard
    Mega Pinsir*
    Togetic (post-XY)
    Togekiss (post-XY)
    Salamence (post-Dragons Exalted)
    Mega Salamence
    Thundurus
    Landorus
    Rowlet
    Dartrix

    Old TCG Typings (Poison, Dragon, & Fairy)
    Gen 1-3 Poison Pokemon which never got Grass cards
    Tentacool
    Tentacruel
    Gastly
    Haunter
    Gengar
    Qwilfish

    Gen 1-5 Dragon Pokemon which never got Colorless cards
    Dialga
    Palkia
    Giratina
    Deino
    Zweilous
    Hydreigon
    Reshiram
    Zekrom
    Kyurem

    Gen 1-7 Poison Pokemon which never got Psychic cards
    Bulbasaur
    Ivysaur
    Venusaur
    Mega Venusaur
    Weedle
    Kakuna
    Beedrill
    Mega Beedrill
    Bellsprout
    Weepinbell
    Victreebel
    Vileplume
    Venonat
    Venomoth
    Spinarak
    Ariados
    Qwilfish
    Stunky
    Foongus
    Amoonguss

    Gen 1-7 Fairy Pokemon which never got Fairy cards (RIP)
    Mime Jr.
    Mega Audino
    Primarina
    Tapu Koko
    Tapu Bulu
    Magearna
    Arceus
    Silvally (Fairy Memory)

    I do have a far more detailed list that breaks it down further (such as more forms, Pokemon whose 2 types are 1 type in the TCG but always have the same Weakness/Resistance, oddities like Seel being treated as an Ice-type several times, and other minutiae), but the trimmed version is less of an eyesore. Anyway, let me know if I made a mistake somewhere.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2020


  2. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Only things I'm seeing are Steelix and Mega Steelix both got dual-typed Fighting/Metal cards in Steam Siege, and Vileplume delta species was Psychic/Metal (but this was before the Poison type change in Gen 4 so it's understandably listed here and splitting hairs on my part).
     
  3. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Steelix EX was not dual typed only the mega
     
  4. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    Oops. Had it marked as both in my database for some reason, but you're right!
     
  5. I had something like this posted a while ago, I don't know what happened to it. I however didn't count Owner's Pokemon (like Team Magma's Aggron) tag team Pokemon or other special Pokemon like Diancie Prism, but that's just me.
     
  6. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
    Grass-Type Farm Owner

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    So Unified Minds (or possibly Hidden Fates, as I suspect some cards got pushed into that) is giving us several firsts:

    -Water Wimpod
    -Water Golisopod
    -Fighting Steelix
    -Darkness Mega Sableye (debut)
    -Dragon Noibat
    -Dragon Naganadel
    -Colorless Articuno
    -Colorless Zapdos
    -Colorless Moltres
     
  7. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    This topic spoke Fighting Steelix into existence.
     
  8. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    I did not anticipate these lists to be so long. Wow. TPCi is Slaking!
     
  9. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
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    The reasons are mostly understandable. Grass, Water, Psychic, Fighting and Colorless are the more bloated types of the card game either due to excess of Pokemon from the main type in the video games or having to combine 2 or more video games into one TCG type. As an example there are plenty of pure Water or Ice-type Pokemon that are already hurting for TCG representation due to Pokemon selection choices, so they're not going to go out of their way to take something like Volcanion, which also represents a far less plentiful typing, and make it Water unless it's a gimmick (like being dual-typed) or some whimsical one-off.

    If you look at the most neglected Pokemon in terms of printing, very few of them are Fire, Lightning, Darkness, Metal, Fairy or Dragon, because those are 1:1 video game matches and even in the video games there aren't as many of them. And if you happen to be a Pokemon that has two of these types your value to PCL shoots up exponentially. See also: the frequent appearances for the Magnemite line, Houndour line, Reshiram and Zekrom, etc.
     
  10. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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    Cosmic Eclipse brings us a lot of first-timer types!

    -Water Sneasel
    -Psychic Solgaleo
    -Psychic Blacephalon
    -Fighting Palpitoad
    -Fighting Seismitoad
    -Fighting Carracosta (presumably)
    -Metal Alolan Sandshrew
    -Fairy Igglybuff
    -Fairy Azurill
    -Dragon Arceus
    -Dragon Guzzlord
    -Colorless Mega Lopunny (debut)
    -Colorless Helioptile
    -Colorless Heliolisk

    It also marks the first time Vibrava and Flygon have appeared as Fighting-type since Dragon became its own type in the TCG, and the first time Jigglypuff has had a Colorless card since the addition of Fairy.
     
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  11. Grass-Type Farm Owner Aspiring Trainer
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    Updated for Sword & Shield. Put all the Poison-types lacking Darkness cards in a spoiler within the spoiler since it's such a big list at the moment. Also made a memorial of sorts for Poison Pokemon that never got Grass or Psychic cards and Dragons which never got Colorless cards.
     

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