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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. Akashin

    Akashin Well-Known Member

    And it makes no sense that Mud Shot, an attack that involves flinging mud, doesn't work on Flying Pokemon despite not traveling along the ground. Game mechanics trump logic in some places, plain and simple.
     
  2. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria ☆~Shiny hunter▢~

    Emboar using Scald doesn't make sense to me. How would a primarily Fire type Pokémon shoot hot water/steam at the opponent?
     
  3. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    I've always imagined it as releasing steam through its nostrils. It's a bit of a cartoonish image, but is does make some sense, at least in a cartoonish environment like Pokemon.
     
  4. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    It makes even less sense that bone moves don't work. They're throwing bones in the air!
     
  5. Blaze The Movie Fan

    Blaze The Movie Fan Reviewer and PokéFan

    To be honest the only move that it DOES make sense that flying-types are immune to are earthquake, fissure and magnitude. With everything else, it should have effect on flying-type Pokémon.
     
  6. Venia Silente

    Venia Silente [](int x){return x;}

    What doesn't make sense is Fire Blast shaped like a 5-star. I mean, why a 5-star? And why pointed the way it is? It can't even be chalked up to Pokémon mouthing the fire out and their dental arrangement shaping the fire attack because if that happened it would also happen to eg.: Water moves. I want my 7-star Fire Blast.
     
  7. Bananarama

    Bananarama The light is coming

    Apparently that's meant to be a kanji for "big". I think that makes some sense, considering its power.
     
  8. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria ☆~Shiny hunter▢~

    To expand on what Flo said, yeah, it's based on this kanji 大 (だい, Dai), meaning big. In fact Fire Blast's Japanese name Daimonji (だいもんじ) is based off bonfires lit off a mountain on Kyoto, which includes one that's in the shape of the 'Dai' kanji on the last day of the Obon Festival.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
  9. Gillachu

    Gillachu Banned

    Huh, this explains the scene from the Cinnabar gym episode where the attack changed shape as it got smaller.
     
  10. Mrs. Oreo

    Mrs. Oreo Banned

    If you mean the Japanese version of Volcanic Panic then yup, its shape changed into the kanji for medium, then small before disappearing. ^^
     
  11. Venia Silente

    Venia Silente [](int x){return x;}

    Nice, I never thought it had that kind of explanation.

    (...And here I was thinking it was just "make attacks look weird")
     
  12. Blaze The Movie Fan

    Blaze The Movie Fan Reviewer and PokéFan

    I'm sorry I don't see how it being in a cartoonish environment makes it make sense.

    I mean a lot of things in the Donald Duck shorts don't make any sense, and I don't think these make any more sense because it's in an cartoonish environment. But I still find the show fun despite it not making much sense.

    Your first sentence is a better explanation in my opinion than the fact it's a cartoonish environment.
     
  13. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Garbodor can learn Attract. Volcarona cannot. What is this I don't even.
     
  14. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    I didn't believe you when you said Volcarona couldn't learn Attract and had to look it up for myself. That is very odd as every other gendered Pokemon can learn it with the exception of Nincada, which does so to avoid awkwardness with Shedinja. I'd be willing to bet that just as Cryogonal being able to learn Attract despite being genderless, Volcarona not being able to learn it is an oversight/mistake. Very strange indeed.

    As for Garbodor, Pokemon logic dictates that any Pokemon with a gender that can learn TMs can learn Attract (except Volcarona apparently...), so not that odd relatively speaking. I don't necessarily agree with that choice though.
     
  15. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria ☆~Shiny hunter▢~

    Yeah, even Ferroseed/Ferrothorn can't. I don't know exactly why but yeah, I kind of find it odd that Larvesta/Volcarona and Ferroseed/Ferrothorn can't because almost it is said that gendered Pokémon should learn Attract though with Nincada's case it totally makes sense as Bguy7 pointed out.
     
  16. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Ferroseed and Ferrothorn too? That's crazy. Now I'm really curious what's going on here.
     
  17. Alexander18

    Alexander18 Banned

    Getting a whole new pokemon while Zygarde in its new forms not being in a gen 6 game makes no sense. Zygarde in gen 6 should not be left in such an incomplete state.
     
  18. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Calm down. Gen 6 isn't over yet.
     
  19. Akashin

    Akashin Well-Known Member

    And it made no more or less sense when it happened in the past. It still doesn't mean anything.

    Nor does it have anything to do with the purpose of this thread, really (though that's nothing new, all things considered).
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
  20. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army

    I never understood why Fairy Wind doesn't have a secondary effect. Every other move like it does. Icy Wind lowers Speed, Ominous Wind and Silver Wind the user's stats, Heat Wave causes a Burn, and Whirlwind either ends wild battles or switches Pokemon. But Fairy Wind? Just damage. It should have either acted like the Fairy type equilvilant of Silver Wind or cause some sort of status effect.
     

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