History Headscratchers / Pokemon

21st Sep '16 11:06:26 PM SevenOfDiamonds
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** 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.

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** 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.themselves.
* Who rescues you and takes you to the Pokecenter after you black out? Why doesn't anyone else black out, do you have some sort of psychological/neurological issue? (yes I know WHY they programmed it that way, but the in world reason is another matter)
29th Aug '16 2:17:33 PM Maikou
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*** Same poster as just above: NonLethalKO. Read the page quote.
29th Aug '16 2:14:21 PM Maikou
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*** Well, [[ThisIsReality this]] [[InvertedTrope ain't]] the real world. Stop with the edgey crap.

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*** Well, [[ThisIsReality this]] [[InvertedTrope ain't]] the real world. Stop with the edgey crap.Look, seriously, that's impossible. The whole point is that Pokemon [[NonLethalKO DON'T die.]] Seriously, eating some berries or DRINKING SODA/LEMONADE heals off getting flattened, slashed, burned, '''poison and worse poison''' not to mention several methods of paralysis, there is NO reason to think they fucking die every time they lose all their HP.
29th Aug '16 11:06:58 AM Maikou
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*** Well, [[ThisIsReality this]] [[InvertedTrope ain't]] the real world. Stop with the edgey crap.
27th May '16 2:33:55 PM InsertCleverNameHere
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** ''Headscratchers/PokemonRedAndBlue

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** ''Headscratchers/PokemonRedAndBlue''Headscratchers/PokemonRedAndBlue''
27th May '16 2:33:19 PM InsertCleverNameHere
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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...
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