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27th May '16 2:33:55 PM InsertCleverNameHere
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** ''Headscratchers/PokemonRedAndBlue

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** ''Headscratchers/PokemonRedAndBlue
4th May '16 6:10:05 AM Dephlogisticate
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* The move Double Team is explained as being the Pokemon moving so fast it looks like it cloned itself many times. Why not use that speed to just attack the opponent directly? Another problem; when a Pokemon attacks a Pokemon using Double Team logically no matter which "clone" it hits it should hurt the Pokemon, because according to the explanation it's not really a true clone, it just appears that way because of the Pokemon moving really fast. It's like saying that if a person runs fast enough, if someone hits them it won't harm them. This move would make more sense if the user really was cloning themselves.

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* The move Double Team is explained as being the Pokemon moving so fast it looks like it cloned itself many times. Why not use that speed to just attack the opponent directly? Another problem; when a Pokemon attacks a Pokemon using Double Team logically no matter which "clone" it hits it should hurt the Pokemon, because according to the explanation it's not really a true clone, it just appears that way because of the Pokemon moving really fast. It's like saying that if a person runs fast enough, if someone hits them it won't harm them. This move would make more sense if the user really was cloning themselves.
** Double Team is more accurately an optical illusion induced by the super speed. Sure, by attack where the pokemon ''might'' be is a sensible strategy, but it, on average, only has a fraction of the chance to work as attacking every single one of them at once. And there already are attacks for the first idea; Quick Attack and Extreme Speed. The point of Double Team, in universe, is to slow down opponents so that you have time to think of a strategy while they frustrate and exhaust
themselves.
16th Mar '16 3:32:05 PM Everdream
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** I assumed that underleveled evolved Pokemon existed due to age. While under human care, humans can trigger the evolution process by whatever means needed for the species to evolve. Wild Pokemon on the other hand don't have access to these "triggers" and may simply evolve due to the aging and maturation process.

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** I assumed that underleveled evolved Pokemon existed due to age. While under human care, humans can trigger the evolution process by whatever means needed for the species to evolve. Wild Pokemon on the other hand don't have access to these "triggers" and may simply evolve due to the aging and maturation process.process.
* The move Double Team is explained as being the Pokemon moving so fast it looks like it cloned itself many times. Why not use that speed to just attack the opponent directly? Another problem; when a Pokemon attacks a Pokemon using Double Team logically no matter which "clone" it hits it should hurt the Pokemon, because according to the explanation it's not really a true clone, it just appears that way because of the Pokemon moving really fast. It's like saying that if a person runs fast enough, if someone hits them it won't harm them. This move would make more sense if the user really was cloning themselves.
16th Mar '16 12:40:20 PM PDL
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** In captivity, a Caterpie would not exactly be killed any Pokémon because it's just a trainer battle; thus they'd grow their hard shell slower. The wild is a very dangerous place for a tiny, soft-bodied caterpillar creature; there'd be the Pidgeys, Pidgeottos, and possibly Pikachus as natural predators (and don't even get me started on the bug-eating Johto Pokémon that arrived to the area in HG/SS, such as Hoothoot and Ariados), and thus they'd grow their hard shell earlier due to these predators. Why the Pidgeottos are underleveled, on the other hand, is a different story...

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** In captivity, a Caterpie would not exactly be killed any Pokémon because it's just a trainer battle; thus they'd grow their hard shell slower. The wild is a very dangerous place for a tiny, soft-bodied caterpillar creature; there'd be the Pidgeys, Pidgeottos, and possibly Pikachus as natural predators (and don't even get me started on the bug-eating Johto Pokémon that arrived to the area in HG/SS, such as Hoothoot and Ariados), and thus they'd grow their hard shell earlier due to these predators. Why the Pidgeottos are underleveled, on the other hand, is a different story...story...
** I assumed that underleveled evolved Pokemon existed due to age. While under human care, humans can trigger the evolution process by whatever means needed for the species to evolve. Wild Pokemon on the other hand don't have access to these "triggers" and may simply evolve due to the aging and maturation process.
16th Mar '16 12:34:48 PM geekgecko
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* Caterpie (at least the one/ones you catch) evolves into Metapod at level 7. Ok, then explain how can you find and fight level FIVE Metapods in the Viridian Forest in Fire Red?

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* Caterpie (at least the one/ones you catch) evolves into Metapod at level 7. Ok, then explain how can you find and fight level FIVE Metapods in the Viridian Forest in Fire Red?Red?
** In captivity, a Caterpie would not exactly be killed any Pokémon because it's just a trainer battle; thus they'd grow their hard shell slower. The wild is a very dangerous place for a tiny, soft-bodied caterpillar creature; there'd be the Pidgeys, Pidgeottos, and possibly Pikachus as natural predators (and don't even get me started on the bug-eating Johto Pokémon that arrived to the area in HG/SS, such as Hoothoot and Ariados), and thus they'd grow their hard shell earlier due to these predators. Why the Pidgeottos are underleveled, on the other hand, is a different story...
1st Mar '16 11:45:15 AM JiminysJournal
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* Main Series games
** ''Headscratchers/PokemonGoldAndSilver''
** ''Headscratchers/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''
** ''Headscratchers/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''
** ''Headscratchers/PokemonBlackAndWhite''
** ''Headscratchers/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''
** ''Headscratchers/PokemonXAndY''
* Other games with their own pages
** ''Headscratchers/PokemonColosseum''
** ''Headscratchers/PokemonMysteryDungeon''
** ''Headscratchers/PokemonRanger''



* ''[[Headscratchers/PokemonArceusAndTheJewelOfLife Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonRanger''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonMysteryDungeon''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonBlackAndWhite''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonColosseum''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonXAndY''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''

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* ** ''[[Headscratchers/PokemonArceusAndTheJewelOfLife Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonRanger''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonMysteryDungeon''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonBlackAndWhite''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonColosseum''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonXAndY''
* ''Headscratchers/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''
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16th Dec '15 4:42:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** PokemonConquest shows that before Pokeballs (Or at least in a region that doesn't use Pokeballs) trainers tamed Pokemon, rather than catch them. The Pokemon became their partners because they sensed a kinship, or were impressed by their strength. This seems the most likely answer. Not to mention before Pokeballs they used Apricorns. But how long ago that was, or how many centuries they used them is unknown.

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** PokemonConquest VideoGame/PokemonConquest shows that before Pokeballs (Or at least in a region that doesn't use Pokeballs) trainers tamed Pokemon, rather than catch them. The Pokemon became their partners because they sensed a kinship, or were impressed by their strength. This seems the most likely answer. Not to mention before Pokeballs they used Apricorns. But how long ago that was, or how many centuries they used them is unknown.
2nd Dec '15 1:50:04 AM akanesarumara
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** "Pocket Monsters" was the original name for the games, but in order to [[CharacterNameLimits save space]], especially on the Gameboy's tiny screen, it was shortened to "Pockemon". The name "Pokémon" was used during the translation of the game for western audiences in 1997-1998 as it was already close to another unrelated franchise, ''Monsters in my Pocket''. Why the company keeps both names is probably due to trademark issues.

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** "Pocket Monsters" was the original name for the games, but in order to [[CharacterNameLimits save space]], especially on the Gameboy's tiny screen, it was shortened to "Pockemon". The name "Pokémon" was used during the translation of the game for western audiences in 1997-1998 as it was already close to another unrelated franchise, ''Monsters in my Pocket''. Why the company keeps both names is probably due to trademark issues.issues.
* Caterpie (at least the one/ones you catch) evolves into Metapod at level 7. Ok, then explain how can you find and fight level FIVE Metapods in the Viridian Forest in Fire Red?
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