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Things in the Pokémon world which just don't make sense (by pokémon standards)

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Doomsdaytreecko, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Doomsdaytreecko

    Doomsdaytreecko New Member

    Things in the Pokémon world which just don't make sense (by pokémon standards)

    Ok basically this thread is about what thing in the games or anime series which has bothered you in some way or been that little bit irritating.

    Allow me to start with these two examples:

    1) Why is it that Hitmonlee can learn Sucker Punch but not Hitmonchan? It's the punching pokemon and it's Kicking counterpart has a Punch which it can't have.

    2) Why on earth can Wooper learn Ice Punch? Where are it's arms?
  2. Black Inc.

    Black Inc. No pasa nada.

    How can Doduo learn fly?
  3. paracelsus

    paracelsus Well-Known Member

    how can a pidgey fly you across a continent
  4. neo darkrai

    neo darkrai Amateur YouTuber

    My theory. Wooper's tail morphs into a FIST when using Ice Punch. Best I think anyone can come up with.
  5. Honeyichigo

    Honeyichigo The manliest

    Sucker Punch's name in japanese just translates to "Surprise Attack". The english name is just a cultural adaptation of sorts. It's not a literal punch.
  6. Doomsdaytreecko

    Doomsdaytreecko New Member

    same with Pidove (gen 5 clone)

    Fair enough. Just doesn't seem right in english. Curse you translations
    AgentKallus likes this.
  7. 1) I think Gamefreak just decided to troll us there
    2) Maybe it releases an artificial fist?
    It probably runs really fast or something. Or maybe it just flies without wings, you know what I mean? Like Superman or something.
    It's a region, so it's probably smaller than a US state. But yeah I don't get how that works.
    Hey, that's pretty clever.

    Wow, I never thought of that.
  8. Squiddly Dee

    Squiddly Dee ∈ (⊙ ⊖ ⊙) ∋

    Okay, Shinx can have the ability Intimidate, right? Well, if someone were to send out a Shinx with this ability against, say, Rayquaza, then Rayquaza, a mighty, powerful dragon, would end up being scared of a cute little lion cub.

  9. Doomsdaytreecko

    Doomsdaytreecko New Member

    Out of battle:

    "Go Rhy_____!"
    "Use Sur...Wait what!"
    "surfs on Rhy_____"

    In Battle:

    "Opponent used Surf on Rhy____"
    "It's Super Effective!"

    Conclusion: Rhyhorn family are strong... but incredibly stupid
  10. Doomsdaytreecko

    Doomsdaytreecko New Member

    I guess this is a "don't judge a book by it's cover" scenario. Perhaps they have a phobia of big cats... who knows
  11. Doomsdaytreecko

    Doomsdaytreecko New Member

  12. Well it's just a name. It was probably the best the could come up with to describe the ability.
    A Rhydon can surf. Simple as that. It's not like the water attacks them while they're swimming. And don't post multiple times in a row, that's against the rules.
  13. Doomsdaytreecko

    Doomsdaytreecko New Member

    If in an anime situation, a surfing pokemon could be attacked by pokemon below the water's surface
  14. Doomsdaytreecko

    Doomsdaytreecko New Member

    Why can't Scyther fly again? it does in the anime yet can't learn the move
  15. Kim62

    Kim62 The avatars suck.

    Doduo jumps.

    Any ways, why do Seaking spawn in the fall but Goldeen spwan in the spring?

    How come Umbreon and Togepi are poisoness? How come it seems like nearly every Pokemon is poisoness?

    Why can't you climb back up ledges?

    How come there are cylinders everywhere in the water and you can't go between trees?

    Why are mach bikes faster then acro bikes and why can't you do wheelies on mach bikes? Why does changing the gears on a bike make it faster or slower?

    Why are there elevated rails randomly placed everywhere? Why can some of them you can only walk across, while on others you need a bike (specifically a acro bike)?

    Why it when you leave a location everything turns back to normal whether that it was cutting down grass or crushing rocks?

    Why does a super potion and fresh water heal the same amount of damage but yet fresh water is cheaper?
  16. Yes, it gets attacked by Water Pokémon; but that doesn't make it unable to swim. That's just like saying the Swimmer class trainers can't swim because they can get attacked by underwater Pokémon.
    The anime made a mistake or something. The anime always makes mistakes.
    Answers in bold red.
  17. Doomsdaytreecko

    Doomsdaytreecko New Member

    Wild Goldeen may have a population increase in spring and evolve in autumn/fall

    I'm assuming you're relating to the move Toxic? Who knows? might be something they ate.

    Too steep.

    Water pollution, poor waste disposals and tight gaps between trees

    The gear changes may be related to the constant speed at which the trainer is pedalling at. changing the gear on the bike will change if you keep the average pedal cycle the same. i don't know completely, just a hypothesis.

    the rails confused me aswell.

    I want to say Miracle Gro but...

    Cheaper to obtain as it's water
  18. Doomsdaytreecko

    Doomsdaytreecko New Member

    Why do we need a machine to trade pokemon? can't we just hand the pokemon over to the other person?
  19. This is like saying "Why do we need Pokéballs to capture Pokémon? Why can't we just use traps like nets?". Maybe the machine alters their mind or something.
  20. Doomsdaytreecko

    Doomsdaytreecko New Member

    This is like saying "Why do we need Pokéballs to capture Pokémon? Why can't we just use traps like nets?". Maybe the machine alters their mind or something.

    Pokéballs in my opinion are for portable convenience. draggin six pokemon around in a net would not be useful. imagine lugging the groudon around. that'd be a one way trip to a physio... but you'd never get there coz you'd want to take you groudon with you

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