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Pokemon "Did You Know" facts thread.

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by shoz999, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. shoz999

    shoz999 Trainer for Fun!

    Did you know there are actually at most, currently as of this post, confirmed to be fourteen regions? Not seven? It's true, each and everyone of them having their own lore and background. Outside of the main seven currently there is...
    The Orre Region featured in Pokemon Colosseum and XD.
    The Fiore, Almia and Oblivia regions featured in Pokemon Ranger
    The Ransei region featured in Pokemon Conquest
    The Ferrum region featured in Pokken Tournament
    The Holon region featured in Pokemon TCG's Delta Species. Yes even the TCG had it's own developed region with background and lore.

    The Holon region, arguably the most obscured region from the Pokemon series, where the Delta Species roam featured in the TCG. If I had to describe Holon, Holon is like the "X-Files" of Pokemon regions. A lot of strange unexplained stuff happens here.
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    The mountain range where fossil Pokemon roam...

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    An island that holds beaches full of strange crystals...

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    Holon lake, a lake with a mysterious ancient past

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    Mirage Forest where the unexplained and weird happens

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    Holon City, a city of science and also the only city of the Holon Region

    Now your also probably wondering why I'm mentioning this Holon region specifically? Well did you know that the regional variants idea didn't started nor was it fully realized in the Alolan region? Regional variants started to take form in the anime and later on they were fully more conceptualized in TCG's Holon region through the form of Delta Species where Pokemon have different typse, abilities and move variants. For the case of Aerodactyl shown in one of the pictures, it is part fire-type.
     
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  2. LusoTrainer

    LusoTrainer Retro Trainer

    Satoshi Tajiri's favourite Pokémon is Poliwag.

    Despite being described to, and being based on a creature that eats dreams, Drowzee never learns the move Dream Eater by level up.
     
  3. shoz999

    shoz999 Trainer for Fun!

    That's actually why some think Red of Pokemon Adventures very first Pokemon is a Poliwag. Talking about this makes me wonder how much did Kusaka researched into Satoshi's role in the Pokemon series. Do you think he ever personally interviewed him for his research? That fact that Satoshi's favorite Pokemon is Poliwag of Gen 1 is not well known a lot throughout other Pokemon adaptations.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018
  4. raichu27

    raichu27 Well-Known Member

    The Ice/Ground type is the only type combination to have a weakness to all the 3 starter types. It's also the only type combination to be weak against both Grass and Fire.

    Psychic Pokemon only had one weakness in Gen 1.

    There was no Bug TMs in Gen 1 and 3.

    The first legendary Pokemon that Ash encounter in the anime was actually a Generation 2 Pokemon.

    You can actually delete HM moves for the Gen 1 & 2 games in Pokemon Stadium 2 at their Pokemon Center.
     
  5. shoz999

    shoz999 Trainer for Fun!

    Here's an interesting fact definitely for any curious Pokemon Adventure fan. The Lost Chapter.

    Pokemon Adventures Chapter 268 - The Escape was never originally supposed to be released in volumes. Ch. 268 - The Escape was originally classified as a "Lost Chapter", meaning it was only to be published ONCE in a magazine, never to be reprinted again in a volume or in any future format ever. Luckily for Adventure fans, we did get to see this sweet teary eyed story at the beginning of the Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen Volumes. I am so glad they reprinted this chapter.

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  6. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria The best Mega Evolution

    There is a glitch in the Generation 1 games (not Stadium, only in RBY) where Focus Energy made critical hits land four times less likely instead of its intended effect of landing four times more likely.
     
  7. shoz999

    shoz999 Trainer for Fun!

    Here's an interesting fact for Pokemon Adventures, Pokemon Trading Card Game and Pokemon Lore fans.

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    The villain Sird, one of the three members of Team Rocket's Three Beasts, is arguably the most ruthless and mysterious member. This Frieza-like character resembles a vampire and her friends resemble as classic movie monsters such as the werewolf and Frankenstein, in fact that's actually the main theme of the Three Beasts, they resemble classic movie monsters. However what you may not know is that Sird is not an original design from Pokemon Adventures. She's an original design from the Pokemon Trading Card Game.

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    In the Pokemon Trading Card Game, Sird is adapted from the card, "Rocket's Admin" from the Ex Team Rocket Returns expansion. What's also interesting is that the Persian featured in this TCG card is a Pokemon Sird owns.

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    However it doesn't end there folks! What's even more interesting is Sird's Pokemon Team. You have Persian and Banette who serve as her main battlers but her most interesting team member is actually Starmie. Other than using Psychic to transport objects, Starmie has the unique and extremely rare movie, Camouflage. This is a move rarely seen in the anime which turns Starmie into one of the most potentially stealthily dangerous Pokemon in the Pokemon series, able to blend in any environment like a chameleon by changing not only it's typing but it's body as well, surprise attacking unsuspecting victims. This intimidating take on Starmie is actually quite fitting for the vampire-like Sird.
     
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  8. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria The best Mega Evolution

    Draco Meteor was named so because it won a competition in December 2005 hosted by CoroCoro in Japan in where entrants were to provide a name for the strongest Dragon-type move. The Japanese name is a pun on both 'Meteor Shower' and 'Dragon' in Japanese.
     
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  9. shoz999

    shoz999 Trainer for Fun!

    Did you know the original Maxie and Archie in the original Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire had no motives. Contrary to popular belief these days, Maxie had no intention to advance humanity and Archie had no intention to save Pokemon in the original games through their somewhat questionably dumb plans in the remakes.

    In fact because Maxie and Archie really had no real logical motive and this was before GameFreak decided to humanize them, this lead to one of the most interesting and forgettable adaptations of Maxie and Archie. In the anime, they barely have any character development serving as your stereotypical Saturday morning character-of-the-week (or for their case 2 weeks) villains however in the manga, things are a lot more interesting. Maxie and Archie are villains obsessed with power, as Archie describes his motive that he "is a man who longs for the seas". This may seem like your stereotypical saturday morning villain cliche but the way it is executed makes this generic cliche quite intriguing as we see Team Magma and Team Aqua work through their plans step by step, making risky decisions, racing against time of each other almost like they are the main characters themselves. In some ways, your actually rooting for these villains to win.
     
  10. GarchompTheAssassin

    GarchompTheAssassin Water starter fan

    Ash-Greninja has the 2nd highest base Special Attack for both Water and Dark Pokemon

    Ash Ketchum's team in the XY series, excluding Pikachu and Goodra, consisted of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th fastest Pokemon introduced in gen VI (Talonflame, Noivern, Greninja and Hawlucha respectively)
     
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  11. Ignition

    Ignition Blessed picture

    If you look at Ash's Hoenn team, Ash's next capture was always weak to the previous.

    Pikachu>Swellow>Sceptile>Corphish>Torkoal>Glalie

    If you add Phanpy/Donphan's return on the back, it creates a perfect circle
     
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  12. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria The best Mega Evolution

    There is a glitch in the Gen 4 games where Fire Fang can bypass Wonder Guard. This is most likely an oversight due to Shedinja being the only Pokémon that has Wonder Guard and as a result can be damaged by Fire-type moves.
     
  13. Ignition

    Ignition Blessed picture

    Thought that was gen 5
     
  14. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria The best Mega Evolution

    Considering it’s Gen 4, it’s not as bad since it wasn’t in Gen 5 but it wasn’t in Gen 3. But I don’t think many people will notice it anyway.
     
  15. shoz999

    shoz999 Trainer for Fun!

    Did you know that Team Plasma is currently the only villainous team to have three leaders. First was N, then it was Ghetsis and then it was Colress. However this is just the games. In the Adventures manga, Team Rocket has been run by two different leaders, Giovanni and the Mask of Ice. In both the games and some anime and manga adaptations, Charon and Xerosic attempted to restart Team Galactic and Team Flare.
     
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  16. Sceptile Leaf Blade

    Sceptile Leaf Blade Well-Known Member

    The Cursed Body ability can also activate and disable Z-Moves, but the disabled Z-Move can be used regardless if the user gets an additional Z-Move through Rotom.
     
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  17. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria The best Mega Evolution

    Eelektrik is the only non-Gen 1 Pokémon that can evolve with the use of a Thunder Stone.
     
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  18. shoz999

    shoz999 Trainer for Fun!

    Here's an interesting fact for the anime and manga fans about Mewtwo.

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    Although Pokemon Adventures stands apart from the anime by being a more mature take on Pokemon, Kusaka, the writer of Adventures, has not only borrowed some influences but he did his homework of the Pokemon anime, in the same way he does for the games, including details that most anime fans would just not notice. For example in Pokemon Adventures FRLG arc, Mewtwo started to progress more as a character with a personality similar to Mewtwo of Mewtwo Strikes Back such as gaining the ability of telepathy, being trapped by the M2-Bind Armor borrowed from the beginning of the Mewtwo Strikes Back movie and Kusaka has incorporated the important detail that Mewtwo was cloned from Mew's eyebrow, a fact that most anime fans would overlook but not Kusaka who is amazing when it comes to addressing the importance of some of these minor details.

    However Adventures Mewtwo does have a fair amount of differences from the anime as his own character. An obvious fact is that Mewtwo's fighting style is far different from the anime, this Mewtwo using a mixture of psychic power and brute strength, using the giant kinetic spoon as his weapon. This detail would actually be mentioned again through his mega evolutions, one that utilizes his psychic power and the other utilizing brute strength. Another is that this Mewtwo currently still has a very hard time trusting humans, serving as the protector of the Pokemon Village, attacking any humans caught in it's sights. The only humans Mewtwo trusts as his friends are Red, Yellow and one of his creators, Blaine. Although it's hinted at, Fuji is not confirmed to be Mewtwo's creator but rather Blaine who suffers from an arm injury because he had to fuse his own cells to the incomplete Mew clone in order to complete it. Blaine originally thought Mewtwo was a monstrosity full of rage and destruction that had to be destroyed until Red captured it and convinced the scientist that it's possible for Mewtwo to grow up as any friendly gentled-hearted Pokemon.
     
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