It's not. TPC and Game Freak just ignore it because the majority of the fanbase is made up of kids who are more easily attracted to fire-types.
>lots of defensive, recovery, and support moves
>but lots of weaknesses that kill them in 1 hit
>lots of status inflicting moves
>but usually somewhat inaccurate and grass types are too slow to get the first hit
Maybe if Spore went to more grass types they'd be more popular. As it stands pure grass is a horrible type. Mega Venusaur got lucky as a defensive behemoth with Thick Fat.
Grass is my favorite type.
My life is pain.
It's not a bad type at all. It's just a lot of fun to cry and whine about how your type is no good. GF was smart enough this generation to balance out the types so that Dragon-lovers, Bug-lovers, and Poison-lovers could do this. It's really easy to say that people can complain about how bad their favourite type is no matter how the game is balanced, but I appreciate GF's extra effort.
I still think Grass has it better than Ice typing.
all in all there's really only 3 viable ice types to use in battle. Weavile, Mamoswine, and Cloyster if you manage to set up shell smash.
beyond that you're not finding anything that's bringing anything to the table for a team.
at least ice type moves are excellent, just not coming from Ice type mons.
Because you're looking at the wrong Grass-types, nerd.
>most common type in OU
>not good at anything
Esper apologists please go.
It's bizarre to me how you mention Cloyster but neglect Kyurem-B. Also if we wanna stretch it a little, M-Obama is somewhat viable with certain teambuilds and Froslass is a unique hazard setter and (anti-)lead which I'd much rather use than Cloyster.
Your choice. Either play some PU or stay sad that you can't use your, I guess, Sis.
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Despite being complete crap on paper with all those weaknesses and resisting types Grass actually holds very useful niches in being the sole cockblock to Water types (resisting and SE) and one of the two existing ones to Ground types (also resisting and SE; the other being Flying that's just immune to it), as well as possessing good exclusive support moves in Spore and Leech Seed. So while a monoGrass team is indeed going to be struggling a lot, having a Grass type in your regular team can prove a blessing in certain matchups.
This. Fire is only more popular because people are too lazy to think defensively and so instead they just rush and go offensive. It's the reason why Meganium is the least popular starter overall.
>Imagine best starter M.Venusaur with spore