History Fridge / POKEMON

3rd Jan '18 5:23:08 PM nombretomado
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* For a while, the move Hypnosis confused me - how do you knock someone out just by mentally telling them to go to sleep? Then I read ''[[TheHeroesOfOlympus The Lost Hero,]]'' which mentioned a minor Greek god named Hypnos. Now it makes sense -- the word "hypnosis" was derived from Hypnos's name, and he's the god of sleep!

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* For a while, the move Hypnosis confused me - how do you knock someone out just by mentally telling them to go to sleep? Then I read ''[[TheHeroesOfOlympus ''[[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The Lost Hero,]]'' which mentioned a minor Greek god named Hypnos. Now it makes sense -- the word "hypnosis" was derived from Hypnos's name, and he's the god of sleep!
2nd Dec '17 4:13:09 PM CJCroen1393
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** Kalos: Amaura/Aurorous are both noted to be polar dinosaurs and Tyrunt/Tyrantrum have feathers (though admittedly not particularly extensive ones). This makes it possible that Kalos was once a snowy tundra. The fact that the prey gained a typing that is strong against the predator hints that the Amaura line may have migrated or adapted at some point to deal with their predator like Alolan Ratatta.

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** Kalos: Amaura/Aurorous are both noted to be polar dinosaurs and Tyrunt/Tyrantrum have feathers (though admittedly not particularly extensive ones). This makes it possible that Kalos was once a snowy tundra. The fact that the prey gained a typing that is strong against the predator hints that the Amaura line may have migrated or adapted at some point to deal with their predator like Alolan Ratatta. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon lent support to the former possibility by noting that Tyrantrum's feathery coat may have been much more extensive back in its own time period.
18th Nov '17 8:41:21 AM Foxtrope
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* Solarbeam is an absolutely terrifying move if you think about it. A Pokemon absorbs solar radiation into its body and fires it as a concentrated energy beam which could cause who knows how much destruction. From a level 5 Bulbasaur, it would only give a nasty sun burn and set plants on fire. From a level 40 Venasaur, it could cause third degree burns, near instant skin cancer and vaporize most plants. From a level 100 Primal Groudon? Nuclear Armageddon or worse.

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* Solarbeam is an absolutely terrifying move if you think about it. A Pokemon absorbs solar radiation into its body and fires it as a concentrated energy beam which could cause who knows how much destruction. From a level 5 Bulbasaur, it would only give a nasty sun burn and set plants on fire. From a level 40 Venasaur, it could cause third degree burns, near instant skin cancer and vaporize most plants. From a level 100 Primal Groudon? Death rays that can cause Nuclear Armageddon or worse.
20th Sep '17 2:53:37 AM Emperor_Oshron
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** And let's not forget the first example of this: Farfetch is native to Johto.

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** And let's not forget the first example of this: Farfetch Farfetch'd is native to Johto.Johto.
*** Not necessarily--they can be found in the wilds of Kanto in Yellow Version, too. (In that game, it's the only way to acquire one since the man trading it in Red/Blue no longer does.) That could very well mean that Farfetch'd migrate much like real ducks, though.
14th Aug '17 4:32:58 PM Aggron9988
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** In ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', in a similar vein to slowpokes tail, the Moon entry for Crabrawler says: "It punches so much, its pincers often come off from overuse, but they grow back quickly. What little meat they contain is rich and delicious." so there's a sort of crab meat/seafood item. Slowpoke tails are also mentioned to be a part of alolan home cooking (made into a stew). A somewhat more questionable (and perhaps purposly vague) source of animal proteins are the "Fresh fillets/Frozen lean cuts/ and Leftover ''fish'' tips" for sale (but not actually available to the player character) in the Thrifty Megamart.

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** In ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', in a similar vein to slowpokes tail, tails, the Moon entry for Crabrawler says: "It punches so much, its pincers often come off from overuse, but they grow back quickly. What little meat they contain is rich and delicious." so there's a sort of crab meat/seafood item. Slowpoke tails are also mentioned to be a part of alolan Alolan home cooking (made into a stew). A somewhat more questionable (and perhaps purposly vague) source of animal proteins are the "Fresh fillets/Frozen lean cuts/ and Leftover ''fish'' tips" for sale (but not actually available to the player character) in the Thrifty Megamart. It's possible that besides berry orchards/farms, there's farms for Pokemon that can have parts of their body harvested without lasting harm, like Crabrawler pincers, Slowpoke tails, Tropius fruits, etc.
14th Aug '17 4:21:27 PM Aggron9988
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** In ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', in a similar vein to slowpokes tail, the Moon entry for Crabrawler says: "It punches so much, its pincers often come off from overuse, but they grow back quickly. What little meat they contain is rich and delicious." so there's a sort of crab meat/seafood item. Slowpoke tails are also mentioned to be a part of alolan home cooking (made into a stew). A somewhat more questionable (and perhaps purposly vague) source of animal proteins are the "Fresh fillets/Frozen lean cuts/ and Leftover ''fish'' tips" for sale (but not actually available to the player character) in the Thrifty Megamart.
14th Jul '17 4:11:31 PM fugyfruit101
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** Or your both straight up trying to mug each other
17th May '17 2:37:16 PM H.N.Levian
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**** If something doesn't seem to make sense, and you get an explanation for it that makes sense and doesn't contradict anything, denying it out of hand is a bit pointless. There's no point questioning something if you refuse answers.
28th Mar '17 11:05:14 AM syndomatic
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** Possibly confirmed by gen VII, where Ride Pokèmon override Hidden Moves, and your sprite while the feature is activated depicts you in safety gear. It may also serve as an in-universe explanation to why it took 7 gens for the ScrappyMechanic to be ridden altogether -- after a few too many accidents some people finally realized it'd be safer to relegate transportation/boulder-moving/rock-hurling duties to Pokèmon already ''specifically'' trained for those tasks, with adequate gear to boot, instead of leaving them up to the mostly-child Trainers themselves.

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** Possibly confirmed by gen VII, where Ride Pokèmon override Hidden Moves, and your sprite while the feature is activated depicts you in safety gear. It may also serve as an in-universe explanation to why it took 7 gens for the ScrappyMechanic to be ridden altogether -- after a few too many accidents some people finally realized it'd be safer to relegate transportation/boulder-moving/rock-hurling duties to Pokèmon already ''specifically'' trained for those tasks, with adequate gear to boot, instead of leaving them up to the mostly-child Trainers themselves. Maybe it's not just cultural differences that make Alolans get mad at tourists who use the wrong Pokèmon to ride on.
28th Mar '17 10:59:21 AM syndomatic
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** Possibly confirmed by gen VII, where Ride Pokèmon override Hidden Moves, and your sprite while the feature is activated depicts you in safety gear. It may also serve as an in-universe explanation to why it took 7 gens for the ScrappyMechanic to be ridden altogether -- after a few too many accidents some people finally realized it'd be safer to relegate transportation/boulder-moving/rock-hurling duties to Pokèmon already ''specifically'' trained for those tasks, with adequate gear to boot, instead of leaving them up to the mostly-child Trainers themselves.
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