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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. Pikachu52

    Pikachu52 Well-Known Member

    The Electric Tale of Pikachu had quite a good answer for how TM may work. You open it like a box over the Pokémon's head.
     

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  2. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    That's an interesting interpretation. While it's probably the closest thing we have to a canon explanation, there's a big problem with it. TMs are discs, and look nothing like that box. TMs as we know them can't possibly work that way. (Also, they call them Technique Machines instead of Technical Machines)
     
  3. Alexander18

    Alexander18 Banned

    I was watching Hoopa and the Clash of Ages when I saw Kyogre in the air. How is Kyogre flying? The last time I checked, Kyogre was pure water and not a flying type. That really doesn't make any sense.
     
  4. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    I haven't watched the movie yet, so I can't say for sure, but are you certain that it's not just jumping out of the water? Also, just because a Pokemon isn't a Flying-Type doesn't mean it can't fly. Many Pokemon, especially Legendary Pokemon, can float in the air. It wouldn't be that unusual for Kyogre to float too.
     
  5. Hero of Truth

    Hero of Truth Lillie Fan

    I think they did this for convenience. Or else they would need a more zoomed out screen to fit Kyogre in the sea, but this would result in the legendaries looking tiny and that's not cool.

    Another reason why this movie failed big time.
     
  6. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria ☆~Shiny hunter▢~ and Animal Crossing

    It isn't meant to fly, it's more like floating, like if you send it out in the games on land.
     
  7. Pipip

    Pipip Member

    Even after catching legendaries, people are willing to challenge you to a battle.
    I literally have what is regarded as a god in my party, the Pokémon that created the universe, and yet this random trainer sends out his weak a** Geodude in an attempt to defeat me?
     
  8. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    They don't know you have a Legendary until the battle actually starts, then it's too late. Besides, in the show we see plenty of people who knowingly challenge Legendary Pokemon to battles in order to test and/or challenge themselves.
     
  9. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria ☆~Shiny hunter▢~ and Animal Crossing

    Pretty much they are forced to challenge you to a battle, regardless if you have a Legendary or not.
     
  10. Chloe Cassandra

    Chloe Cassandra Long time no see.

    I don't understand why Pokémon can be bred moves that they already know by leveling up. It seems like a cheating tactic to say that it has an egg move when it actually doesn't.
     
  11. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    I never understood why the Chansey line never became Fairy or at least a Normal/Fairy types. They all seem to fit the profile of being healing fairies like Legend of Zelda. Only without the wings and with eggs as the source of healing. Also never understood why Spritzee and Aromatise aren't part Flyinf considering they are bird like.
     
  12. I'll somewhat agree with his.
    I sometimes avoid using Fighting moves if I'm fighting one of these three now, since I assume it will have the Fairy typing as well.
     
  13. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    I find it weird because the Wigglytuff and Clefable lines were turned into Fairy-Types. All three lines were pink puffballs introduced in Kanto. Why would two become Fairies, but not the third?
     
  14. Creyk

    Creyk Well-Known Member

    It would have altered it's competitive usage too much if instead of only being weak to Fighting, now it had to deal with Poison and Steel type attacks. The creators of the game do not want that.

    (On the flipside, isn't it weird that Audino - Chansey replacement - got a mega before the original? Why don't we have Mega Blissey instead?)
     
  15. Razor Shiftry

    Razor Shiftry Cynthia = Porn Star

    Stop and just think about what you just said. Mega Blissey? Her fatness already stretches to eternity man...

    I'm utterly amazed that there isn't a steel typed sword move yet. I mean, in the generation that introduced a frickin' haunted sword...and they give it iron head.

    You got Secret Sword, Leaf Blade, Razor Shell...
     
  16. Aromatic Mist

    Aromatic Mist Sensuble

    I know this is quite an old post, but I've always speculated that you actually play the disc to your Pokemon, which would feature another Pokemon using the move so they could imitate what that Pokemon is doing. However, this would raise some questions, such as why were they all single use items before Gen IV? And furthermore, what's the disc being played on? And do people pirate TMs?

    Personally, I've never understood why Pokemon like Patrat, Pidove and Glameow can learn Hypnosis. What's so hypnotic about a rodent, a pigeon, and a cat?
     
  17. ninijatt

    ninijatt Half, ninja, half cat, all attitude

    I don't want to live in a world where Chansey isn't weak to Close Combat
     
  18. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I still don't understand how no Bug/Flying Pokemon can learn Fly. If a Pidgey can lift me up, a Yanmega should be able to
     
  19. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    If I had to guess, its because Patrat has the ability to cause parts of its body to glow, so it can cause its body to glow in hypnotic sequences, Pidove is a pigeon, which are known for walking and bobbing their head in a rhythm, which could be considered hypnotic, and Glameow could use its tail as a pendulum.

    Personally, I find lore and logic to be more important than functionality. If Chansey should be a Fairy-Type, the type chart shouldn't stop it.

    Fly is in odd scenario because it is also a field move. When considering what Pokemon can learn it, the first thing considered is probably what Pokemon it would actually make sense for a trainer to ride across the region on. Then Pokemon like Pidgey or other common bird Pokemon are given Fly so that players can have easy access to a Pokemon that can learn it, that way no one complains that Fly is too inaccessible. Yanmega doesn't fit either criteria. It makes no sense for a trainer to ride on it, and it's not a common Pokemon available early in the game.
     
  20. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    I tried using Present on a couple different Linoone and the text said it had no effect. I did this twenty times. It doesn't make sense that the move doesn't have any effect on Normal types when it used to cause damage on them.
     

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