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Little details you noticed about the Pokemon series.

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by shoz999, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. shoz999

    shoz999 The Legend of Mudkip

    Discuss the little details you noticed about the Pokemon series.

    Okay, so I'll start with something I thought was only in the Pokemon Adventures manga but then after looking at other mediums, this is originally from the game canon. I'm talking about the Subway Bosses expressing their personalities through their faces which I've never actually noticed before outside of the manga where they just flaunt their personalities openly.

    So these are the Subway Bosses featured in the Pokemon Adventures manga. Emmet, the one in the white uniform, is the cheery excited one while Ingo, the one in the black uniform, is the professional serious one and you can see it on their faces. For a while, I thought this was a detail only in the Pokemon Adventures manga until I took another look at their other appearances in the games and TCG.

    We can see these same facial expressions in the official game art as in the manga didn't just gave Emmet & Ingo original personalities but instead were expanding upon these characteristics found in the artwork and that is just so cool. It's the same Emmet looking excited while we see the same Ingo looking serious but it's not only just in the games, it's also in the official and exclusive TCG artwork.

    You can also see these very same expressions in the exclusive TCG artwork lol only much more stylish, Emmet once again looking excited while Ingo looks all serious. I don't know about you but does the Subway Bosses remind you of the Velvet sibling from the Persona games? Anyways, pretty cool detail right?
  2. Fushiki

    Fushiki Golden Orchid

    My biggest one is pretty old.

    This is the Pokémon Gold sprite of Sentret:
    Do you see the white ring on its body? When I was little, I thought it was its mouth!
  3. wolf jani

    wolf jani Cutting down lolicons

    Greninja's scarf is it's tongue. It took me a while to notice that
  4. Ignition

    Ignition Buttwitch needs more appreciation

    The Dexnav Poochyena that appears in the beginning of ORAS has an Egg Move that changes based on what starter you have:Thunder Fang for Treecko, Ice Fang for Torchic, and Fire Fang for Mudkip
  5. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    That Professor Oak was rivals with Agatha. Kind of cool.
  6. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Eelektross' sprite change. The evolutionary line has Levitate as an ability. In the Generation V games, Eelektross kind of "stands" upright on its fins. But from Generation VI onwards its animation is "swimming" like a real eel/lamprey and more obviously floating. This was probably done to make the fact it levitates clear and not just a gameplay-only element.

    I think this might be why Gengar's ability was changed from Levitate to Cursed Body as well. Gastly and Haunter are ultra-light poisonous gas, without legs. Gengar is clearly standing and gets proper weight like a more tangible, solid entity. The retcon seems to be because the dev teams realized there wasn't much, if any good reason why Gengar has Levitate as it clearly isn't floating. After all, the other ghost Duskull loses Levitate upon evolving where it gets feet and stays on the ground

    It's subtle, but Cyrus's localized names actually fits into the name theme of Team Galactic's command structure. His name is derived from the Sun, which while not a planet in the modern sense it is in the Classical sense. That being the wandering stars, which were the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The only commander who does not fit the wandering stars naming in any regard is Charon/Pluto, neither of whom were known to the Greeks and are regarded as a moon/dwarf planet. Charon/Pluto was introduced later, is more of a hanger-on, carries no respect among his peers and doesn't even have a Pokemon team. Fitting, to be named after something outside of the nomenclature and a celestial object inferior to a planet or star.

    Jupiter was named Ceres in the Spanish translation, another dwarf planet, which might be a slight to how she has zero idealism or good intentions compared to her boss, Saturn(who doesn't know the full extent of the plan) or Mars(who does but approves of Cyrus' goals). On another team, the Seven Sages are all referencing colors. That is, except for Ghetsis. It's a subtle foreshadowing to how Ghetsis is far more important and knows more than he lets on by having a distinctly different theme naming of his supposed equals

    Finally, there's Lysandre. As a man associated with fire, even his appearance, it seems like his ace should be a Fire type and not the Water type Gyarados. Even to show off Mega Evolution, there are Fire type Megas he could've used. But Gyarados is known as a highly destructive and aggressive creature, one of the most rage-filled Pokemon in the game, who's Dark or "evil" type upon Mega Evolution. And what is Lysandre's goals? To destroy the majority of the planet out of an insane belief he can start over and improve it. What brought him to it? Frustration and anger at the world's failing to conserve resources and not being able to find a solution. Gyarados is the embodiment of Lysandre's madness, violent goals and misanthropy
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2019

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