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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. SlowPokeBroKing

    SlowPokeBroKing Future Gym Leader

    Was the Linoone at full health? Because it could have potentially been attempting to heal them but couldn't due to it being at full HP already.
     
  2. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    ^Twenty times in a row though? It was at full health but it is very unlikely that Present was trying to heal every single time considering the 20% chance of healing coming into effect 20 in a row straight.
     
  3. ninijatt

    ninijatt Half, ninja, half cat, all attitude

    Eh, I respect your opinion because it definitely makes sense but from a game design perspective, I have to disagree.
     
  4. Sutittaja

    Sutittaja Lightning zebra

    I have always wondered why Acid Armor doesn't raise evasion. I mesn if you melt your body and become invisible, how does that raise defense but not evasion.
     
  5. yael1225

    yael1225 New Member

    Floating Geodude... 'nuff said.
     
  6. Alexander18

    Alexander18 Banned

    Drayden not being champion in Black 2. Iris was the gym leader in White and was made champion for White 2 but she wasn't the gym leader in Black. They still let her be champion in Black 2 despite Drayden being the gym leader of Black. It would have made sense to make him champion of Black 2.
     
  7. Akashin

    Akashin Well-Known Member

    The context of how she came to be Champion wouldn't have really made any sense had it been done in reverse, though.
     
  8. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    They probably just weren't ready to have a version exclusive Champion yet. Honestly, I don't see it as that much of a problem. What bugged me about that scenario was in Black and White, Drayden was the master and Iris the student, and yet it was Iris that became the Champion.
     
  9. SlowPokeBroKing

    SlowPokeBroKing Future Gym Leader

    Which means the student became the master after years of training.
     
  10. Pikachu52

    Pikachu52 Well-Known Member

    To be fair they did that in Emerald too. Juan said he was Wallace's Mentor
     
  11. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Maybe it's just because of how young Iris seemed (or that I was used to the Iris in the show, who could never be Champion), but that explanation just never sat right with me.

    They did I suppose. However, since we never meet Juan in Ruby and Sapphire, I had always justified it as Juan being called in as a replacement Gym Leader when Wallace became Champion. It wasn't necessarily a simple case of Wallace moving above his master, as Juan didn't stay stationary like Drayden did.
     
  12. Pikachu52

    Pikachu52 Well-Known Member

    But Wallace is harder to beat than Juan (unless you catch Rayquaza) which suggests he may have surpassed his old mentor.
     
  13. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    It never made much sense to me to make the one breedable legendary be Manaphy. Not a gendered legendary like the Lati twins, not the introduced Heatran who has both genders...no, for some reason this Pokemon was chosen to be the one legendary that can reproduce. Not even Diancie, who is explictly a mutated non-legendary
     
  14. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Part of it probably came from the fact that Manaphy is received from an egg, so the first of many people who just hatched their Manaphy might be to check and see if they can go get another Manaphy egg. It's also just a special gimmick for Manaphy, sort of like how Deoxys' gimmick is form changing or Kyurem's gimmick is fusion.
     
  15. Cerony

    Cerony grass monkey

    Unless there's some kind of bug or manipulation happening with the game then that's really the only explanation. Go buy a lottery ticket!
     
  16. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Still doesn't explain why Dianice can't breed Carbink, despite originating from one
     
  17. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    I think I answered that question in another thread, but I would assume that lore-wise, Diancie's mutation was so great that it is no longer able to interbreed with Carbink or produce Carbink offspring. This is consistent with scientific classifications of species, where a mutation (or more likely an accumulation of mutations) is considered to make a new species when the mutant can no longer breed with the progenitor species. As Diancie is considered a different species of Pokemon from Carbink, scientifically speaking, it makes sense that it can't have Carbink offspring.
     
  18. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Kangaskhan-Programmed to breed, despite its eggs still having the baby inside of them
    Nidorina and Nidoqueen-Not programmed to breed, despite Nidoran Female being breedable

    Pokemon logic, amirite?
     
  19. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria ☆~Shiny hunter▢~ and Animal Crossing

    Yeah, and still, Mew has the DNA of all Pokémon, can use Transform like Ditto does and yet, still can't breed.
     
  20. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    What about how Heatran has both genders? I've always thought it was odd since it can't breed due to it being Legendary and also not like it even had a gender.
     

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