History Fridge / Pokemon

26th Jan '17 5:12:57 PM HarrisonTheTroper2
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** [[HilariousInHindsight Taken up a step when a slowpoke that KNEW Curse was obtained!]]
24th Jan '17 3:46:39 PM Dattix
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** Notably, Alola does not have its own fossil Pokémon, and the fossils found there are essentially collector's items you buy from a shop. In RealLife, the Hawaiian Islands are geologically very young, plus volcanic soils of a young age are poor at preserving fossilized remains, so very few major archaeological discoveries have been made there (aside from recently extinct species and certain kinds of plants). Since Alola is also volcanic, we can assume the same situation is true there.
20th Jan '17 8:20:28 PM immortalfrieza
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** One issue is that Pokemon almost always require fighting in order to catch. These things will fight to stay free until they fall unconscious, yet after they are captured they are more than willing to do what the trainer says 9 times out of 10. True, some Pokemon refuse to obey their trainers, but they don't attempt to escape again. The whole thing definitely sounds like brainwashing or Stockholm Syndrome or something along those lines.

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** One issue is that Pokemon almost always require fighting in order to catch. These things will fight to stay free until they fall unconscious, yet after they are captured they suddenly out of the blue are more than willing to do what the trainer says 9 times out of 10. True, some Pokemon refuse to obey their trainers, but they don't attempt to escape again. The whole thing definitely sounds like brainwashing or Stockholm Syndrome or something along those lines.
20th Jan '17 8:18:25 PM immortalfrieza
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** One issue is that Pokemon almost always require fighting in order to catch. These things will fight to stay free until they fall unconscious, yet after they are captured they are more than willing to do what the trainer says 9 times out of 10. True, some Pokemon refuse to obey their trainers, but they don't attempt to escape again. The whole thing definitely sounds like brainwashing or Stockholm Syndrome or something along those lines.
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!
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