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Stupid things the Pokémon anime made you believe

Discussion in 'Animé Polls' started by NovaBrunswick, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Akkipeddi

    Akkipeddi Gold Experience

    And that Ash didn't nickname his Muk as Mukkey which was a true hero and could time travel.
  2. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 ^Probably Steven Universe?

    wasm't that only with the evil scientest's time machine?
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  3. Akkipeddi

    Akkipeddi Gold Experience

    True, but Mukkey had incredible skill and knowledge to know how to use that thing.
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  4. FlygontheRavager

    FlygontheRavager #1 Pokémon Anime Fan!

    Either you’re joking, or you’ve gone Cyrus, because...yikes. :confused:
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  5. Kintaro

    Kintaro Banned

    I used to think all Psyduck was incapable of normal battling because of Misty's. It probably didn't help that we didn't see another trainer in the anime with a Psyduck who could battle properly for a long time if I remember correctly.
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  6. Razor Claw

    Razor Claw Active Member

    I thought Togepi was Gen 1 for the longest time
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  7. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    Pretty much this, although my first Pokemon game was FireRed.
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  8. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 ^Probably Steven Universe?

    not something the anime made me believe, but there was that one old promo in CN that made me believe pikachu was an experiment made by professor oak
  9. horrahforyou

    horrahforyou Pokemon and Kamen Rider is life

    Ash taking up Island Challenges even he's only 10 years old. Unless he finally turns 11 or so during SM
    The trainer must be at least 11 years old to participate in an Island Challenge
  10. lemoncatpower

    lemoncatpower Cynical optimist

    Speaking of Togepi, I remember being so sure it was a baby aerodactyl
  11. CMButch

    CMButch Kanto is love. Kanto is life.

    Same. When I was a kid I thought that too, but when I bought Pokemon Gen 1 puzzle.
    Here it is: https://twitter.com/neatstuffhere/status/764210812466626560
    I saw there's no Togepi. BTW I also thought because of that puzzle that Eevee evolves into Vaporeon, Vaporeon into Jolteon and Jolteon into Flareon :confused::confused:
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  12. Ho-oh was generation 1 pokemon!
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  13. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    I have a few misconceptions about the anime.

    1. Every Pokémon can only say they’re names and not sound like anything else if they couldn’t actually talk or communicate through telepathy.
    2. Porygon caused the seizures. Pretty common misconception that most people getting wrong and I didn’t know it was actually Pikachu’s fault for twenty years.
    3. I thought that Brock had no eyes and kept wondering how he could see without them.
    4. I thought that the Tauros at Oak’s lab had magically appeared out of nowhere because I didn’t know that the Dratini episode was pulled for western audiences which left many important events not shown.
    5. The Dratini as seen in said banned episode confused me in the Poké Rap as it was clearly from an episode but I couldn’t remember ever seeing such an episode.
  14. BTS_fan

    BTS_fan Banned

    That Slowpoke needed Shellder to evolve in the games.
  15. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Poor Porygon, getting blamed for a crime he didn’t commit. :(

    Using that logic, Pikachu should be banned. XD

    Brock’s eyes do appear in one episode, when he opens them wide.

    It was banned because of excessive showing of firearms, especially the bit where the Safari Warden pulls a gun on Ash (but doesn’t shoot). I guess it wouldn’t go over so well in America with its high rate of shootings, but Officer Jenny has been shown with a gun before, and she hasn’t been banned. o_O

    You probably thought that because Misty got the Togepi egg in the episode where an Aerodactyl and the other fossil Pokémon attacked Ash and his friends.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2019
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  16. Kintaro

    Kintaro Banned

    Like a lot of older fans, I thought Misty/Brock were actually good at battling when the OS was originally airing. In retrospect, and having watched all the battles of all the other male/female companions, Misty/Brock were probably the least competent battlers of most of the main cast during their original run.
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  17. Aduro

    Aduro Mt.BtlMaster

    That all pokemon have the potential to be the best. Even if we have IV training now, natures, lame abilities and Hidden Power stats are still a thing.

    I think Ash's Story Arc from moment he lost to Harrison to the moment he lost to Alain has always been a good lesson is false hope TBH.
  18. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    Ghost/Psychic types were both invincible and impossible to control for normal people. I remember being frustrated whenever Ash would dex Haunter and Gengar, and Dexter would have no entry, even into the Orange League. Even as a child it made no sense to me that Champion Drake knew his Gengar's capabilities, but a Pokedex didn't, and a baby Lapras could KO it with an Ice Beam/Night Shade explosion. Basically a huge cop-out.

    Anime Sabrina was completely invincible, so I was always upset like when that ronin trainer had a Marsh Badge, but his only Pokemon was Marowak. Kadabra could redirect Thunder, Mewtwo could toss Nidoking/Arcanine like ragdolls, but a Marowak can beat Psychic? The overwhelming might of these types in such limited presentation is why fans at the time thought Ash would never get a Ghost/Psychic Pokemon, and why few other trainers had them.

    Ghost-type invincibility is why Ghosts had phases in PASBL.
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  19. Kintaro

    Kintaro Banned

    The original seasons did make Dragon and ghost pokemon seem like they were these "invincible" pokemon, not to mention psychic pokemon. It's why the main cast didn't get a dragon till Ash's Gible in DP, and why May wasn't allowed to keep Swablu.
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  20. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Samayo Kiri, Keeper of the Gates Ethereal

    It's possible Sabrina went easier on Trainers after Ash and co. got rid of her issues.
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