History Headscratchers / Pokemon

20th Oct '17 8:43:18 AM chasemaddigan
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** ''Headscratchers/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness''
16th Sep '17 12:05:08 PM 1998bmw
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* Why aren't Bugs weak against Ice? Sure, there are a select few species of bugs that can tough out extreme cold, but those are major exceptions. Bugs are cold-blooded, and they almost always die or go underground in the winter. And this is in temperate biomes, and Ice-type attacks are surely far below normal wintertime temperature. It wouldn't make sense for Bugs to resist Ice just on that basis alone. That would be comparable to Grass taking neutral damage from Bugs because there are plants that eat bugs, or Grass taking neutral damage from Ice because evergreen trees stay green even in cold winter conditions.
4th Sep '17 1:07:32 PM HalcyonDayz
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** And before that, there was a fisherman in Lake of Rage that rewards you based on the size of Magikarps you show him, indicating that they vary in size. There were also similar NPCs asking to see a Shroomish and a Barboach in Sootopolis City.

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** And before that, there was a fisherman in Lake of Rage that rewards you based on the size of Magikarps you show him, indicating that they vary in size. There were also similar NPCs {{Non Player Character}}s asking to see a Shroomish and a Barboach in Sootopolis City.
11th Aug '17 11:04:32 AM 1998bmw
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* Speaking of Water, why isn't it weak to Poison? Marine and freshwater habitats are extremely vulnerable to liquid pollution, and coral bleaching is caused by chemical imbalances in water, so I'm having a hard time thinking up a reason why Water WOULDN'T be weak to Poison.
24th Jul '17 6:20:12 AM DefiantBee
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**I've been operating on the assumption that whatever energy gives them the ability to fire off move like hyperbeam also serves as a protective barrier of sorts; any actual, bodily harm will either be negated or healed off wolverine-style until the shield goes down (i.e. The pokemon "faints") this would explain why a weak pokemon at a high enough level can overpower a larger one (lv. 100 caterpie has enough power to take down lv.30 venusaurs "shield" despite having no hope of going in for the kill once it does.)
25th Jun '17 2:50:12 AM Mesmiranda
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* What would happen if someone like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikkel_Hansen Mikkel Hansen]] (one of the best handballers in the world) threw a pokeball at full power at a pokemon?

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* What would happen if someone like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikkel_Hansen Mikkel Hansen]] (one of the best handballers in the world) threw a pokeball at full power at a pokemon?pokemon?
** The Pokémon gets swirly eyes and a couple of stars circling around its head for a few minutes, then starts yelling at Mikkel. Or, more realistically, it gets a really bad bruise (Pokéballs seem pretty light, so I don't know how much damage they would do). Either way, not a happy Pokémon. The force of the throw doesn't seem to be related to the capture rate or friendship or anything else--it's the [[MagiTek Magitek]] inside the Pokéballs that counts.
9th Jun '17 12:51:49 AM PieCat
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*** The above person states that they have never read a Pokemon fanfiction.
4th Jun '17 11:51:32 AM KrisDK
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* What would happen if someone like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikkel_Hansen Mikkel Hansen]] (one of the best handballers in the world, video compilation [[here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GHBU8exU70]]) threw a pokeball at full power at a pokemon?

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* What would happen if someone like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikkel_Hansen Mikkel Hansen]] (one of the best handballers in the world, video compilation [[here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GHBU8exU70]]) world) threw a pokeball at full power at a pokemon?
4th Jun '17 11:50:00 AM KrisDK
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** There may not be an in-universe reason as to why the professor or other authority gives you a choice between 3 Pokémon that are Grass, Fire and Water apart from just [[AppealToTradition "tradition"]]. But the out-of-universe reason is to teach the player (who might be new to the game) about the type triangle (a major game mechanic that's vital to understanding how the game works). Its easy to understand how these types can interact with each other as people should be familiar with what fire, water and plants are. The same can't be said for say Fighting, Dark and Psychic types (hence why they won't change the starting types).

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** There may not be an in-universe reason as to why the professor or other authority gives you a choice between 3 Pokémon that are Grass, Fire and Water apart from just [[AppealToTradition "tradition"]]. But the out-of-universe reason is to teach the player (who might be new to the game) about the type triangle (a major game mechanic that's vital to understanding how the game works). Its easy to understand how these types can interact with each other as people should be familiar with what fire, water and plants are. The same can't be said for say Fighting, Dark and Psychic types (hence why they won't change the starting types).types).
* What would happen if someone like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikkel_Hansen Mikkel Hansen]] (one of the best handballers in the world, video compilation [[here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GHBU8exU70]]) threw a pokeball at full power at a pokemon?
24th Mar '17 8:24:32 AM PDL
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** There hasn't been one so far. Professor Oak implies that the Kanto starters were Pokémon he found during his days as a trainer. Professor Elm mentions that he only just caught the Johto starters. Professor Birch is too busy being harassed by wild Pokémon to explain where he found the Hoenn starters. Professor Rowan never got a chance to say anything about the Sinnoh starters in ''Diamond'' and ''Pearl'', since he accidentally left behind the briefcase containing them, but even in ''Platinum'' he doesn't say anything about them. Professor Juniper doesn't meet you in person until you've already got a Pokémon in either pair of games, but neither her note from the originals or her assistant in the sequels mention anything specific about the Unova starters; the fact that she provides the same options both times implies that she has a supply on hand for every new trainer, but nothing's ever explicitly stated. Professor Sycamore sent the Kalos starters with some of your "friends", and he doesn't say anything when he gives you a Kanto starter in person, although the Kanto starter does seem to be an off-the-cuff decision. Professor Kukui doesn't actually get to give you a Pokémon, but Hala does, and it's implied that the Alolan starters are traditional for the Island Challenge.

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** There hasn't been one so far. Professor Oak implies that the Kanto starters were Pokémon he found during his days as a trainer. Professor Elm mentions that he only just caught the Johto starters. Professor Birch is too busy being harassed by wild Pokémon to explain where he found the Hoenn starters. Professor Rowan never got a chance to say anything about the Sinnoh starters in ''Diamond'' and ''Pearl'', since he accidentally left behind the briefcase containing them, but even in ''Platinum'' he doesn't say anything about them. Professor Juniper doesn't meet you in person until you've already got a Pokémon in either pair of games, but neither her note from the originals or her assistant in the sequels mention anything specific about the Unova starters; the fact that she provides the same options both times implies that she has a supply on hand for every new trainer, but nothing's ever explicitly stated. Professor Sycamore sent the Kalos starters with some of your "friends", and he doesn't say anything when he gives you a Kanto starter in person, although the Kanto starter does seem to be an off-the-cuff decision. Professor Kukui doesn't actually get to give you a Pokémon, but Hala does, and it's implied that the Alolan starters are traditional for the Island Challenge.Challenge.
** There may not be an in-universe reason as to why the professor or other authority gives you a choice between 3 Pokémon that are Grass, Fire and Water apart from just [[AppealToTradition "tradition"]]. But the out-of-universe reason is to teach the player (who might be new to the game) about the type triangle (a major game mechanic that's vital to understanding how the game works). Its easy to understand how these types can interact with each other as people should be familiar with what fire, water and plants are. The same can't be said for say Fighting, Dark and Psychic types (hence why they won't change the starting types).
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