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Stupid things that you thought/did with pokemon as a kid

NovaBrunswick

Canada Connoisseur
Is this a stupid thing to think? I thought you could go to the Saffron Gym immediately after you beat the Celadon Gym in Yellow. Turns out you have to go to Lavender Town first and deal with all the Silph Co. stuff. :confused:

I also thought that when I defeated Flannery, that was the end of the game, as she was the last Gym Leader in Hoenn (this was because of a magazine, where an article on Ruby and Sapphire only showed four Gym Leaders).
 

RedJirachi

Veteran member
Am I the only one who never got the “Pressing A and/or B repeatedly to increase the catch rate of a Pokemon” thing? It seems almost everyone here has done that at some point, but I never really believed in it. It just puts unnecessary pressure on your buttons and can even damage them if you do it too much.
I did, but a variation where I pressed B and up or down
 

NovaBrunswick

Canada Connoisseur
- When I was in 2nd grade or so and watched the Advanced Generation anime episodes with May in it I kept thinking Misty would come back and May was only temporary... sadly this wasn't true.

I thought a similar thing, but I thought May was Misty’s sister or something of the kind. I didn’t see the episode where Misty left to go back to the Cerulean Gym.

Whenever I heard about the johto or hoenn starters being starter pokemon I would say "no way, thats charmander, bulbasaur, and squirtle not those other guys! What are you trying to do, replace them?"

I didn't have a clue.

My cousin thought the Johto starters looked weird when they first came out. I thought the same when the Hoenn starters first came out as well, as I was used to the Kanto and Johto starters.
 
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When Mew was first revealed there was a rumor going around at my school saying that it was unique because it had the power to devolve Pokemon.

Honestly I wouldn't mind if such a thing were possible. You catch an evolved Pokemon, then instead of breeding it to get its pre-evolved form in the dex you reverse the evolution. Heck, they could even use it in the anime to show just how powerful Pikachu really would be as a Raichu for a couple of episodes before returning to being a Pikachu.
 

NovaBrunswick

Canada Connoisseur
When Mew was first revealed there was a rumor going around at my school saying that it was unique because it had the power to devolve Pokemon.

Honestly I wouldn't mind if such a thing were possible. You catch an evolved Pokemon, then instead of breeding it to get its pre-evolved form in the dex you reverse the evolution. Heck, they could even use it in the anime to show just how powerful Pikachu really would be as a Raichu for a couple of episodes before returning to being a Pikachu.

Wouldn't that be too much like Digimon though?

Speaking of which, I used to think Digimon was related to Pokémon when I was a kid. They're both Japanese in origin and have to do with monsters who are used as pets and in battle, and they both have 'mon' at the end. I used to think that the main orange lizard Digimon was Charmander or a baby Charizard. XD
 

TokoyamiTheDark

The Purple Karakasa
When I was younger, one of my cousins found the Master Ball in Ruby and used it to catch a LV.2 Wurmple and gave it a NSFW nickname, then showed it to me... I was boiling mad, but later proud of myself to have completed the Hoenn dex on both Ruby & Sapphire WITHOUT the use of any Master Balls, since I was unaware they were in Gen 3... my cousin knew it but never told me, so, yeah...
 

NovaBrunswick

Canada Connoisseur
When I was younger, one of my cousins found the Master Ball in Ruby and used it to catch a LV.2 Wurmple and gave it a NSFW nickname, then showed it to me... I was boiling mad, but later proud of myself to have completed the Hoenn dex on both Ruby & Sapphire WITHOUT the use of any Master Balls, since I was unaware they were in Gen 3... my cousin knew it but never told me, so, yeah...

Funnily enough, I did a similar thing in Ruby as well. It was a Dustox though, and I don't think I gave it a nickname, NSFW or not.
 

Ohshi

Banned from Club Penguin
I thought that the rocket in Mossdeep City actually launched into space for some kind of special event that would allow you to catch Deoxys or Jirachi. Ironically we could eventually catch Deoxys in space in ORAS, although that's probably just a coincidence and not a direct reference to those rumours.

lol me 2. Although I’m sad to this day that Jirachi has yet to have a place to be catchable. Even the Mythicals after him like Shaymin and Victini have locations to be caught at.
 

NovaBrunswick

Canada Connoisseur
I thought that the rocket in Mossdeep City actually launched into space for some kind of special event that would allow you to catch Deoxys or Jirachi. Ironically we could eventually catch Deoxys in space in ORAS, although that's probably just a coincidence and not a direct reference to those rumours.

Don’t forget that mysterious white rock just outside the space centre. Why else would it just be sitting there?

I once thought that Johto was Gen III and Hoenn was Gen II

Why did you think that?
 

NovaBrunswick

Canada Connoisseur
I don't remember the main reason why. It was around Gen V when I started Pokemon. I think I even thought Unova was Gen I.

Well, to be fair, Gen 5 was supposed to be a totally new generation.
 

NovaBrunswick

Canada Connoisseur
When I first played, I believed that all attacks relied on the Attack stat and that Special Attack/Defense affected stat boosts.

I used to think only attacks that did damage mattered, and stat-raising or dropping moves like Leer, Growl and Tail Whip were useless. Only when I started playing SoulSilver did I realise they can be useful in some situations, like giving Torment to my Umbreon.
 

Mega Ampharos the Dragon

Electric type Enthusiast
I just remembered when I recently borrowed Pokemon Diamond from a library, I would immediately start the game without deleting the old file (bear in mind that this was the first time I've played a used game). It wasn't until I tried saving around when you fight Mars when I realized you can't save unless you delete the old file. Even worse, my Female Turtwig wasn't saved.
 

NovaBrunswick

Canada Connoisseur
I just remembered when I recently borrowed Pokemon Diamond from a library, I would immediately start the game without deleting the old file (bear in mind that this was the first time I've played a used game). It wasn't until I tried saving around when you fight Mars when I realized you can't save unless you delete the old file. Even worse, my Female Turtwig wasn't saved.

That was actually me when I first played Black. I bought it used, so someone had obviously made a game before me, and I got to around the first town when I realised I couldn't save. So I had to do that "delete the old saved file" button combination and do all that again, which luckily wasn't much.
 
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