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Pokémon Riddle revival!

Discussion in 'Games' started by octoboy, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. The Walrein

    The Walrein Well-Known Member

    Okay, here's my next riddle:

    It met its match, its wounds won't heal,
    it must bite itself, to make its meal.
    Those two it has, oppose in name;
    the choice is false, they're exactly the same.
    It's exactly one, it's clearly two,
    One will double, it'll add something new.
     
  2. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    This is quite the impressively cryptic one for sure. I'll get the ball rolling by guessing delibird; the fourth line sounds to me like 2 possible abilities which share an effect, delibird having insomnia and vital spirit. It also holds food in its tail, which kind of relates to the second line, I guess? And maybe it won't heal because if it can't sleep, it can't rest? Also, apparently both Hustle and Vital Spirit increase the chance of finding high-level pokémon, so that's another overlap, and also might be what "add something new" means?
     
  3. The Walrein

    The Walrein Well-Known Member

    Thanks!

    The answer's not Delibird, but you got at least one of the clues correct.
     
  4. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    Wimpod? Its Wimp Out ability has the same effect as golisopod's Emergency Exit ability, despite one sounding cowardly, and the other sounding like a wise decision, and if the pokémon has Emergency Exit, it would be stronger, due to being the evolved form. Why it has to bite itself, I can't guess though. Is it because it might scavenge other dead wimpods?
     
  5. The Walrein

    The Walrein Well-Known Member

    Sorry, it's not Wimpod.
     
  6. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    It's not reuniclus, is it? Its line's two abilities are overcoat and magic guard, and while both protect it from hail and sandstorms, magic guard protects it from more. And I guess it has to bite itself to eat because it can't bite anything unless it breaks the bubble around it.

    I'm starting to run out of identical/similar abilities, especially overlapping ones. If I'm wrong to think that's what Line 4 means, I hope I'm informed before I lose my mind.
     
  7. The Walrein

    The Walrein Well-Known Member

    It's not Reuniclus, and you're not wrong about line 4. As a hint, line 3 is also describing this Pokemon's abilities.
     
  8. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    I figured as much about line 3.

    It's not exploud, is it? That line originally was meant to have the ability, "cacophony", but got the ability, "soundproof" instead. Soundproof appears to refer to silence, whereas cacophony refers to loudness, but the abilities have the same effect. Can't tell how the first two lines would factor into it, but this is about the last set of differently-named, identical abilities I can think of :/
     
  9. The Walrein

    The Walrein Well-Known Member

    It's not exploud, although cacophony/soundproof was a clever guess for what the pair of abilities might've been.

    I'll provide some hints for the first two lines:

    Line 1: This Pokemon is still 'wounded' even at full hp. This is unrelated to it having 'met its match'.
    Line 2: The 'biting' referred to involves teeth, but not jaws.
     
  10. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    Could it be gligar? It needs a razor fang to evolve into gliscor and become a better hunter (plus, scorpions/bats hunt insects, and gligar itself is in the bug breeding group) and its Dream World ability is immunity, while gliscor's is poison heal, both of which prevent poison damage despite one's name implying preventing poisoning altogether, while the other's name implies receiving the poisoning, but benefiting from it. The healing from poison heal would be the extra thing the second ability adds. Maybe "met its match" refers to its type combo, being ground meets flying, flying being ground type's match due to immunity? What it's permanently wounded from, I'm not so sure, but this seems to fit.
     
  11. The Walrein

    The Walrein Well-Known Member

    That was another creative answer, but unfortunately it's not gligar. I'll give another hint about the abilities: They weren't always 'exactly the same', but they became so when this Pokemon debuted.

    Also, some hints for lines 5 and 6:
    In Line 5, 'it's exactly one' could be restated to say it's exactly twelve.
    Line 6 refers to what will happen when this Pokemon evolves.
     
  12. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    It's not teddiursa, is it?

    Teddiursa has pickup and honey gather, both of which do nothing in battle, but cause teddiursa to obtain items following a battle. It's always licking honey off its own paws (thus biting itself), and when it evolves, it gets guts, which, like quick feet, give it a boost when it's under status condition.
     
  13. The Walrein

    The Walrein Well-Known Member

    No, it isn't teddiursa. Note that my previous clue about this Pokemon having abilities that weren't always exactly the same, but became so at its debut time means that this Pokemon has to be from the fourth generation or later.
     
  14. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    I suspected.

    How about blitzle? Lightningrod didn't always provide immunity to electrical attacks, but by gen 5 it did, and blitzle also gets motor drive, which also absorbs electrical attacks. As for the permanently wounded part, the word "stripes" once was used to refer to wounds...
     
  15. The Walrein

    The Walrein Well-Known Member

    It's not blitzle, although that bit about 'stripes' was creative.

    Okay, time for some new lines:

    It can move a lot, while staying where placed.
    Should you trust it? Probably not, it's-
     
  16. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    I'm thinking klink (or maybe klang?). Gears spin without going anywhere, and they interlock their teeth when they spin, so the gears sink their teeth into each other, meaning they bite themselves. Klink actually generates energy to support its life this way, so that could be seen as "eating" to the klink. Each gear klink has has an X eye, as if it's injured, and its match would be the other gear. As for the ability thing, apparently plus and minus got altered in gen 5 to not exclusively charge with the other ability, so plus and minus are identical now, "clearly two" referring to its third ability, clear body, which is effectively its second ability due to plus and minus becoming the same (despite their representing opposite charges). Or it could just refer to klink's being a single pokémon while having two abilities. And of course, it has extra gears added to it as it evolves.

    If it's not klink, can you please give me a table to flip? I think I might need one.
     
  17. The Walrein

    The Walrein Well-Known Member

    Klink is correct! You covered almost all the clues in your explanation, but I'll list out the meaning for each line for clarity's sake:

    It met its match: Refers to each gear of the Klink having a certain predestined match with another gear, as per the Black and Alpha Saphire dex entries
    its wounds won't heal: Refers to the bandage-like X-eyes.
    it must bite itself, to make its meal: About the two gears interlocking with their teeth and spinning together to make the energy they need to live as per all the other dex entries
    Those two it has, oppose in name: Klink's two non-hidden abilities, Plus and Minus, are named after opposite charges
    the choice is false, they're exactly the same: Plus and Minus are completely interchangeable as of Gen 5, when Klink debuted.
    It's exactly one: Klink is exactly one foot in height
    it's clearly two: Klink is composed of two gears.
    One will double: Klink's evolution Klang is exactly two feet in height
    it'll add something new: Klink gains a new gear when it evolves.
    It can move a lot, while staying where placed: Gears can spin around while staying in place
    Should you trust it? Probably not, it's-: The rhyme scheme suggests the ending is something like 'rather two-faced', referring to how Klink literally has two different faces.

    Good job octoboy! I'm looking forward to seeing your riddle!
     
  18. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    Yaaay, finally! I actually learned that plus and minus don't require the opposite ability from trying to decipher this thing. In any case, that second line was really clever, had me scratching my head until I thought of (the often forgettable) klink and was like, "Ohhhhhhhhh!"

    Let's see how you find this one. And I might need you to call everyone else and say yours has been solved, as it appears to have scared everyone off :p

    My life’s a rather tragic story
    For I never got my glory
    I could not be three in two
    For my chance vanished into the blue
    Considering all of the victor’s pride
    You’d think he’d like me, but he’ll brush me aside
    Unless I blend into the crowd and conform
    Though if he makes me do that, I’ll raise up a storm
    And maybe take the blue one’s place
    Just like his predecessor left me in disgrace
    But for now I’m only the one who grieves
    The one who turns around and leaves
     
  19. AgentKallus

    AgentKallus I eat breakfast for breakfast.

    I can't think of a good answer so I'll make a terrible guess to keep the threads from dying.

    Is it Smeargle?

    My life’s a rather tragic story
    Smeargle's life recently got worse cause now Dark Void always fails when used by smeargle but it used to work just fine.
    For I never got my glory
    When the last time smeargle was celebrated or anything?
    I could not be three in two
    smeargle couldn't be three in two, that's for sure and certain.
    For my chance vanished into the blue
    If you painted a picture of a blue smeargle on a blue background using only one shade of blue then...
    You’d think he’d like me, but he’ll brush me aside
    Smeargle's tail is a brush.
     
  20. octoboy

    octoboy I Crush Everything

    Thanks for breaking the ice there. It isn't smeargle though.
     

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