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Thread: Cannot find symbol for constructor

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    Default Cannot find symbol for constructor

    public class Monster {
    	private String name;
    	private String[] types;
    	private Move[] moveList = new Move[4]
    	public Monster (String name, String type) {	
    		this.name = name;
    		this.types = new String[]{type};
    	public Monster (String name, String type1, String type2) {
    		this.name= name;
    		this.types = new String[]{type1, type2};
    	public String getName() {
    		return this.name;
    	public Boolean hasType(String type) {
    		for (String item: this.types){
    			if (type.equals(item)){
    				return true;
    		return false;
    	public Move getMove(int index) {
    		return moveList[index];
    	public void setMove(int index, Move move) {
    		moveList[index] = move;
    	public String toString(){
    		return this.name + " (" + this.type1 + "): " + this.type2;
    When I try to add strings into the monster constructor is comes back with symbol not found for monster

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    Default Re: Cannot find symbol for constructor

    Please copy the full text of the error message and paste it here. It should include the source line where the error happens.

    I do not see any symbol named: monster in the posted code. Java is case sensitive so monster is different from Monster.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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