History Fridge / POKEMON

6th Jan '17 11:00:19 AM treehugger0369
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*** No it's not. Zygarde's additional forms instead appeared in ''Sun and Moon''


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* When looking at characteristics, the fact that the one for the highest IV being a potentially maxed(31) Speed IV is "Alert to sounds" might seem odd at first glance, especially since an IV of 30 nets the more logical sounding "Likes to run" and an IV of 29 nets "Quick to flee". However, it's generally accepted among the fanbase that the speed stat actually refers to reflexes and reaction time in battle rather than the actual max speed a Pokémon can reach(explaining why some Pokémon with low base speed, such as Escavalier, are said to fly around at high speeds in the Pokédex--such Pokémon could just take a really long time to accelerate). With this in mind, "Alert to sounds" could mean the Pokémon is ''quicker to react'' to such noises, hence a max speed IV.
* On the subject of characteristics, most of them have a common theme with their stat:
** Most of the HP characteristics revolve around resting, a common way to restore health in video games, with the max IV being "Takes plenty of siestas". One of the outliers is "Loves to eat", and eating is another common healing method. (Can't answer where "Scatters things often" comes into play with this theme, though. Maybe it's an idiom that didn't translate well?)
** The Attack characteristics describe the Pokémon as being very physically active, with the max IV being "Likes to thrash about", indicating some pent-up energy.
** The Defense characteristics describe the Pokémon being physically tanky, either literally(e.g. the max IV of "Capable of taking hits") or via HeroicResolve (e.g. "Good perseverance").
** The Special Attack characteristics are mostly themed around intelligence--mental strength rather than physical. The max IV is "Mischievous"--any prankster will tell you that you have to be pretty smart to get away with such things. The theme is supported by the fact that the Wing that boosts Special Attack is called the ''Genius'' Wing and Pokémon with high Special Attack tending to have high Skill in ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]'''s Pokéathon
** The Special Defense characteristics are themed around stubbornness and pride, with the max IV being "Somewhat vain." If Special Attack is the mental counterpart to Attack, then Special Defense is the mental counterpart to Defense.
** The Speed characteristics are a bit more varied--two of them are based around the Pokémon being silly, two of them are based on the Pokémon liking to go fast, and the last one is the above described "Alert to sounds". It's more of a stretch, but if Speed really is reaction speed, then the Pokémon could just be acting on first impulse with the situation without stopping to think if the reaction is appropriate.
15th Dec '16 10:11:44 AM Mrmadrigal
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* In VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite, Unova's resident [[StealthPun literal]] [[PoisonMushroom poison mushrooms]] are Foongus and Amoongus, toadstool-like Pokémon whose caps look like pokeballs (and are identical to them in the overworld). According to the [[AllThereInTheManual Pokédex]], these are meant to lure in prey. Also according to the Pokédex, wild Pokémon [[EpicFail rarely fall for it]], because of freaking course they do. Why would a wild Pokémon seek out and approach Pokéballs? But there ''must'' be a reason why those caps developed the way they did, right? They very clearly have survived this far with this gimmick, so there must be ''something'' in the Pokémon world that actually falls for the trap regularly. So, let's think: What or ''who'' wanders through forests and fields, actively grabbing anything remotely shaped like a pokéba- [[PlayerCharacter oh.]] [[ToServeMan Oh dear...]] - MrMadrigal
9th Dec '16 8:54:19 PM Njfrank913
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** Gives new meaning to the phrase "rubbing salt in the wound".
23rd Nov '16 7:16:30 AM Kahran042
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* Powder's effect is a reference to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_explosion dust explosions]].
21st Oct '16 9:32:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Fridge/PokemonGenerations''
11th Oct '16 9:38:29 PM CJCroen1393
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* The addition of Pokemarts into the Pokemon Centers may have been meant to explain why Pokemon Centers don't expect pay--they get all their funding from the purchases made at the marts!
11th Oct '16 9:04:47 PM CJCroen1393
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* The Pikaclones become this when you realize that they're almost certainly ''all related to each other''--all of them are electric rodents with various morphological similarities, most notably the electricity producing organs in their cheeks, a trait that only they have. So Pikachu (and its evolutions), Pachirisu, Plusle, Minun, Emolga, etc. are all at least in the same family or suborder of rodents together, just adapted to different niches.
11th Oct '16 8:50:08 PM shonengirl
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* So, I stick two Pokemon in a daycare... And why do my Pokemon get along with outsider Pokemon better than those they have battled side-by-side with? Aside from any game mechanic explanation? It's not just in the "they simply see eachother as friends" way either, the daycare man says that they don't seem to like eachother much. ...Huh?

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* So, I stick two Pokemon in a daycare... And why do my Pokemon get along with outsider Pokemon better than those they have battled side-by-side with? Aside from any game mechanic explanation? It's not just in the "they simply see eachother as friends" way either, the daycare man says himself that they don't seem to like eachother much. ...Huh?


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** I did consider the possibility, but the daycare man specifically says that they don't seem to like eachother very much, as to why I said "It's not just in the 'they simply see eachother as friends' way either".
11th Oct '16 10:56:05 AM PDL
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** It's probably the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westermarck_effect Westermarck Effect]]. The psychological effect where two people, such as siblings, who grow up next to each other during the first few years of the lives don't find each other sexually attractive. A Pokemon trainer and their Pokemon form a "family unit" of sorts where the trainer is the "parental figure" and the Pokemon are the "children". They probably don't feel comfortable breeding with Pokemon they view as "siblings".
11th Oct '16 10:26:52 AM shonengirl
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* So, I stick two Pokemon in a daycare... And why do my Pokemon get along with outsider Pokemon better than those they have battled side-by-side with? Aside from any game mechanic explanation? It's not just in the "they simply see eachother as friends" way either, the daycare man says that they don't seem to like eachother much. ...Huh?
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