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Stupid things you did in Pokémon games as a kid

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by NovaBrunswick, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    At least it wasn't a Dustox like me. :p
     
  2. SubtleVVeirdoh

    SubtleVVeirdoh Unova Enthusiast

    • When breeding was introduced in Gen 2 thought it would give you a new Pokémon altogether.
    • Using Pikachu on Brock
    • Having like 2 or 3 STAB moves on one Pokémon.
    • Waiting for the S.S. Anne to return
    • Trying to catch Ghost with PokeBalls
     
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  3. SBaby

    SBaby Dungeon Master

    Here's one. I used to evolve Clefairy as soon as I got a Moon Stone. Yeah, whoops.
     
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  4. Redstar45

    Redstar45 A POCKET MONSTERS & DIGITAL MONSTERS Fan !

    Just try to beat green with just lv 25 raichu in Pokemon blue ......it is stupid but it is some how work ......even i still in shock about it. I was probably 9 years old at time.
     
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  5. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    In Black, I evolved my Pansage as soon as I got a Leaf Stone (I think the clown at the entrance to Castelia City gives you the stone corresponding to your elemental monkey's type). That meant I missed out on Crunch, so he got stuck with Bite for the whole game. At least Bite has that chance to cause flinching.
     
  6. nel3

    nel3 Crimson Dragon

    i messed up the yellow and silver games with my gameshark back then. the games still work normally without the gameshark but now some functions of the gameshark dont work on the 2 games.
     
  7. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    - Releasing pokemon. I can't remember why but I went through a phase where I caught and released pokemon constantly in gold.

    - Evolving my torchic to a Blaziken. In Sapphire I couldn't work out how to move on to Petelburg because of the weirdo looking at his own footprints so I trained my torchic all the way to a Blaziken...
     
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  8. Minedreigon

    Minedreigon A monument to all your sins

    Yep, thought this too.

    My first use of the Master Ball was on a Pikachu in the Trophy Garden.

    At the Battle Factory in Platinum, I thought the option to swap out Pokémon with your opponent after each battle was actually an option allowing me to permanently trade one of my party Pokémon for one of the Lv 100 Pokémon you get to use there, and was willing to trade off my starter for one before realising that wasn’t how it worked at all.

    I thought the Fire Stone would evolve any fire type, and was confused when my Monferno couldn’t evolve with it.

    In a different playthrough of Platinum, I trained my Piplup all the way up to Empoleon in the grass outside of Eterna City, “strategically” avoiding a grass type weakness by gaining the steel type.

    By BW I had wised up to these things and could play competently.
     
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  9. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I'm not sure if this would count as something stupid I did in the games, but we used to call Professor Birch (Hoenn's professor) Professor B*tch. How our parents didn't wise up to this, I have no idea. Maybe when we were kids, we didn't know what a birch was or how to say it, so we just said "b*tch" because that was the closest thing we could say. o_O

    I once released my Blaziken in Ruby because I just wanted to find out what happened if you released your starter. Luckily I'd saved beforehand, so I could restart the game and have my beloved Blaziken back. :D

    You were supposed to fight May first on the route north of Oldale, then the footprint guy would realise he was just looking at Pokémon footprints and move out of the way for you.

    At least it was a Pikachu, those are pretty rare. If it was something like a Wurmple, however...
     
  10. Yureishi

    Yureishi Well-Known Member

    In my first ever adventure on Pokémon Silver, I defeated Entei and used the Master Ball on a Pineco.
     
  11. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    OH GOD I FORGOT ABOUT NAMES. So I was a thick kid and couldn't read properly (still have trouble sometimes) so I mispronounced SO MUCH as a kid.
    - Fuchsia City was 'Furasia' (I STILL catch myself doing this one)
    - Ekruteak City was 'Erritick'
    - Lt. Surge was 'Lt. Sarge'
    - Lorelei was 'Lorelly'
    - Cyrus was 'Kyrius'
    - Curse (GODDAMN CURSE, A REAL WORD) was 'Cruse'

    He thought they were pokemon footsteps but they turned out to be his own. I know that now... This sorta ties in with the 'dipsh*t kid who can't read' thing
     
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  12. WhiteBlair

    WhiteBlair Well-Known Member

    Resetting my save file in Pokémon Silver multiple times because:
    • A. I couldn't find a way to reach beyond Vermillion.
    • B. I had no idea, nor my kid mind understood on my own, to find an electronic device via fishing in Misty's GYM.
    • C. Stuck on S.S Anne.
    • D. Using a Master Ball on Onix at Mt. Silver.
     
  13. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I used to pronounce Lt. Surge’s name as LT Surge, with the letters spelled out. I only realised years later that the LT was actually short for Lieutenant, since he’s supposed to be an American soldier who fought in the war.

    I also used to say:

    • Suicune as ‘Soo-koon’
    • Raikou as ‘Ray-koo’
    • Raichu as ‘Ray-choo’ (still do)
    • Plusle as ‘Ploo-sle’
    • Minun as ‘Minnun’
    Even now, I still pronounce a lot of Pokémon’s names wrong. I keep saying Brionne as ‘Bry-oh-nee’, when it’s simply pronounced ‘Bree-on’.
     
  14. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    My friend used to pronounce suicune as "suh-seen" and it drove me INSANE.
     
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  15. Cat's Eye Draco

    Cat's Eye Draco Well-Known Member

    Oh, gosh, I did that too. Still do, actually, out of force of habit. After saying it for so long "Lieutenant" just doesn't sound right. xD
     
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  16. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Lieutenant is one of those words that’s not pronounced like it’s spelled. In British English it’s pronounced Left-tenant, but American English pronounces it a little more like how it’s supposed to sound. Calling him 'Left-tenant' Surge just sounds weird, even to me - and I’m a Brit. xD
     
  17. Coolio35

    Coolio35 Active Member

    When i was 8 years old, i play pokemon gold. When I saw the red Gyrados at this special lake, i tought it was an error. So i decidet to beat it.
     
  18. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Who else thought Rock was immune to Electric and Electric was weak to Rock? I probably blame Brock for this one. XD
     
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  19. BR4VE

    BR4VE Omega Ruby Base on Route 18, Right Side Beach

    I remember the rumor of using strength on the truck near the S.S. Anne to find New, in the original Blue/Red version, even Yellow and the Pikablue rumor I was just recalling that the other day and thought maybe that rumor meant Marril.
     
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  20. BR4VE

    BR4VE Omega Ruby Base on Route 18, Right Side Beach

    In Yellow version my most powerful pokemon was a Pidgeot, the other 5 Pokemon I had in party were really low in level and pretty much useless in the Pokemon League. I used this pidgeot several times in the Pokemon League after, several fails my pidgeot was in the level 90s and I finally won with just pidgeot and a-lot of the moves Fly. I had to replenish pp, too.
     
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