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Things that don’t make sense by Pokemon standards

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by pokemon trainer mystery, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    Did you hear about the dyslexic Satanist who sold his soul to Santa?

    Sheesh, I wish Delibird wasn't nigh-useless

    At least give it Pickup as an ability
     
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  2. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    Wow rood. How could you do my boy dirty like that
     
  3. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I never get Remoraid's evolution. How does a fish turn into an octopus?
     
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  4. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    That's definitely a very weird one. I have no idea why anyone at Game Freak would think of some fish evolving into an octopus. I think they might have had some similar gun/artillery weapon design as in both being either fish or octopi but changed over time that the differences became more obvious and that eventually led to their designs being completely different and not making any sense for them to be connected by evolution.
     
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  5. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    gun => tank

    I never really got how people didnt see this...? like even as a kid i was like "oh remoraid revolver, octillery tank"
     
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  6. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    But Remoraid and Octillary aren't a fish and an octopus, they're Pokémon. They happen to look like a fish and an octopus, but there not bound by the logic of the real world. It's not like there's been any rule that a Pokémon can't evolve into a Pokémon based on a different animal. We also have a lizard that evolves into a dragon, a piranha that evolves into a shark, and a cat that evolves into a tiger, to name a few. Evolution isn't only turning into a bigger version of what a Pokémon was, it also involves changes in form.

    Also, what Prof. SALTY said too.
     
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  7. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    Yeah, their Beta designs made the gun/tank analog a little more obvious and occasionally there's callbacks to it (like remoraid water guns)

    Final designs lose that subtlety and it's just bizarre
     
  8. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Because Delibird is a weak unevolving Pokemon with only two natural moves. One of which has a chance of healing the opponent, and it's not like the damage it could inflict is big enough to offset that. Though I suppose being that harsh is unfair to Delibird. I should save it to a Pokemon that deserves it like Unown

    I don't understand why Ghetsis or Lysandre offers you money at the end when you beat them. Ghetsis is a complete sociopath who outright tries to assault you in BW2, does he really have the honor to follow protocol? Or more accurately, the ability to ignore his pride and realize you can overpower him(especially in BW2 where he's gone insane). Lysandre is planning on committing genocide to solve the Malthusian dilemna after you beat him in his hideout, seems pointless to give you money especially when he ends up killing himself(or suffers a fate worse than death) by firing the Ultimate Weapon anyway
     
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  9. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Or little pre-school kids who probably don’t even know what money is.

    Pokémon: The only game in which you crush toddlers’ dreams by beating the **** out of their pets, and they reward you for it. xD
     
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  10. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    Well they should barely have the money to hand out to Trainers once they are defeated because they don't have jobs. At most it should just be their lunch money.
     
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  11. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    It probably is.
     
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  12. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    I guess so. It just doesn’t make any sense that they just have all the money to give out to Trainers upon defeat.
     
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  13. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    That can safely be assumed to be a relic of game mechanics only. By default, all trainers give you money when you beat them, and it's not worth the effort to program certain trainers to not give you money. We can safely assume that if Pokémon were real, and not limited by game mechanics, then they would not be handing you money.

    Fun fact, preschoolers have the lowest prize payout in the series, so yeah, they're probably handing you their lunch money.
     
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  14. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    I think that’s for BW for sure. In ORAS, Tubers have a base payout just as low, which is also due to their age.
     
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  15. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    That doesn't change the fact that Preschoolers have the lowest, even if it's a tie.
     
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  16. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    But you said they had the lowest payout in the series, which I thought was the series as a whole. While it is true that they both have the lowest payout, the Preschoolers only had it for one generation, which was Gen 5, and the Tubers had it for one pair of games, which was ORAS.
     
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  17. shoz999

    shoz999 The Legend of Youngster Joey!

    Watching the Best Wishes series. Really enjoying it and I'm watching so far currently one of the best Pokemon storyarcs ever where Meowth travels alongside Ash & Co. The character dynamics are just hilariously good, reminds me of the Tom and Jerry cartoons where they put aside their differences.

    So anyways I'm currently at the episode featuring Cubchoo. It showcases Iris's fear of Ice-types. What doesn't make sense is why is Iris not afraid of Cubchoo but is afraid of Beartic. So Beartic is big and scary but Cubchoo is tiny and cute right? That doesn't actually make anysense because that doesn't explain why Iris isn't afraid of Trip's Vanillite which is also small and adorable.
     
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  18. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Iris is afraid of Ice types because Dragons (which she specializes in) are weak to them. Maybe Cubchoo and Vanillite are too cute to be scared of?

    And Octillery’s Octazooka, which clearly harkens back to its beta design of being a tank.
     
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  19. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    I think Octazooka reminds me sort of more like a rocket launcher gun but still it follows the military essence of Octillery’s evolutionary line.
     
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  20. SBaby

    SBaby Dungeon Master

    I did always imagine the Trainers were stealing the kid's lunch money. What's funny about it is the rival goes through the area ahead of you, so the kid's getting robbed twice. And despite it all, the only thing he's worried about is his shorts.

    At least when YOU lose a battle it's kind of explained (the Pokémon Center is free normally, because it takes half of a losing Trainer's money as a sort of fine for getting all their Pokémon beaten so badly). But it definitely makes little sense that Team Rocket would just willingly fork over hundreds of dollars when they lose.
     
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