History Headscratchers / PokemonBlackAndWhite

11th Oct '17 1:36:36 PM BlazTorch314
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* The Striaton City Gym chooses which Gym Leader you face based on whether you chose a grass, water, or fire type as your starter. My question is: What about everyone else? Most trainers don't get their starters from a Professor. For example, if someone like Wally, whose starter was a Ralts, tried to challenge Striaton City Gym, what would happen?
8th Jul '17 9:06:21 AM nombretomado
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** I assumed at the time of playing it that Reshiram represents truth because it also represents the "natural" or "traditional" state -- things staying the same -- while Zekrom, being part machine, represents ideals because it also represents "progress" in all its forms, including technological -- things changing. Correct me if I'm wrong (TheOtherWiki has failed me), but isn't change/lack of change another duality that the Yin/Yang represents?

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** I assumed at the time of playing it that Reshiram represents truth because it also represents the "natural" or "traditional" state -- things staying the same -- while Zekrom, being part machine, represents ideals because it also represents "progress" in all its forms, including technological -- things changing. Correct me if I'm wrong (TheOtherWiki (Wiki/TheOtherWiki has failed me), but isn't change/lack of change another duality that the Yin/Yang represents?
22nd Jan '17 7:12:27 PM AmazingFish117
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** Also, Cynthia is an adult. Adults have finished growing, so they don't look that different after a few years.
22nd Dec '16 6:11:59 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Skyla's outfit: Is it the standard Unovan uniform for female pilots, or whatever company she works for? Do the more elderly female pilots wear that outfit too?
11th Aug '16 6:11:42 PM Kindle4Light
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* Sandile and its evolutions are gavials, which mostly eat insects. But since they're Dark-typed, they're weak to Bug-type moves...
** Um, Sandile/Krokorok/Krookodile are actually based off of the crocodiles in general (In particular the Spectatled Caiman). They feed on far more than just insects. Plus, eating a Bug-Type Pokemon as food and battling it in a trainer-based battle are two completely different things.
** The Japanese name of Sandile refers to crocodile but the two evolutions refer to gavials, as do their head shapes. Being weak to bug moves does not matter much though. They are ambush predators.
16th Jul '16 4:04:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** N was being raised as a king, hinting that Ghetsis would use him to replace the government. I doubt Ghetsis would simply use N as a puppet king, considering to a megalomaniac like him that's not good enough. Ghetsis could try to claim N was filling the spot for him, but people would prefer N and catch on to Ghetsis only doing all this [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans for the sake of ruling Unova.]] Ghetsis could arrest him, but then he'd have to keep him alive, which [[TheSociopath would be too much of hassle.]] Let's face it, Ghetsis would probably take the easy way out and kill N, probably using his Hydreigon to do it: Hydreigon [[AxCrazy are infamous for their temper]], and Ghetsis could claim that he lost control of Hydreigon. In summation, Ghetsis would've found killing N the best option at ensuring his rise to power, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy and we all know that's something]] [[LackOfEmpathy he'd have no problem with.]]

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*** N was being raised as a king, hinting that Ghetsis would use him to replace the government. I doubt Ghetsis would simply use N as a puppet king, considering to a megalomaniac like him that's not good enough. Ghetsis could try to claim N was filling the spot for him, but people would prefer N and catch on to Ghetsis only doing all this [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans for the sake of ruling Unova.]] Ghetsis could arrest him, but then he'd have to keep him alive, which [[TheSociopath would be too much of hassle.]] Let's face it, Ghetsis would probably take the easy way out and kill N, probably using his Hydreigon to do it: Hydreigon [[AxCrazy are infamous for their temper]], and Ghetsis could claim that he lost control of Hydreigon. In summation, Ghetsis would've found killing N the best option at ensuring his rise to power, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy and we all know that's something]] something [[LackOfEmpathy he'd have no problem with.]]
11th Jun '16 12:38:34 PM Technicolourtardis
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* Why the fuck is Alder not officially classified as a Bug-type Master when he's Champion? Half his team is bugs, and apparently having half your team be a type (Steven, Iris, Lance) allows you to be classified as a master of a certain type.
10th Mar '16 5:37:20 AM heejung
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** N and Ghetsis say it themselves: in the first BW game, they are not trying to force people to release their pokemon, but rather trying to 'change the world'. Most people in Unova know of the legendary dragon that accompanied the hero, so the wielder of the legendary who has also beaten the champion WILL be taken seriously regarding the matter of pokemon. Team Plasma's traditional appearance is also to take advantage of the Unovan hero lore. They wanted the public to view N as the second coming of the ancient king and hero. They were going to influence the general public and make a world where keeping pokemon was viewed as wrong. You can actually see the difference in people's reactions to the two times Ghetsis appeared in public and made a speech about pokemon liberation. In Accumula town people dismissed the idea quickly, but after N acquired the dragon, the Opelucid crowd was much more receptive to what Ghetsis said.
17th Feb '16 8:13:50 PM OrangenChan
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** Well, if it was ''underground'', presumably it would be harder to notice. They weren't exactly building it right behind the league where people would actually see it. How in the world they manage to figure out a way to get it to come up like that without people noticing something was up beforehand is a good question, though.


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** Maybe people thought that Team Plasma would release their Pokémon, too, or... Team Plasma somehow managed to convince people that they were the only ones doing it "right." A necessary evil type of situation, maybe?
23rd Nov '15 8:50:33 PM bwburke94
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*** That's exactly the point of the move: to force slower Pokemon to move first, including those using decreased priority moves. If any move seems like it works for the sole purpose of benefiting your opponent or is otherwise useless in a single or rotation battle, chances are that it was intended for use in double and triple battles. The same goes for many moves that you wouldn't be able to use consistently, such as Snatch (which can be used by one of your Pokemon to steal the effects of one of your other Pokemon's moves). Quash is almost useless without Trick Room, though. It forces the opponent to go last, but it has no increased Priority and most of the Pokemon that gain the move are slow. Even worse is the fact that, unlike After You, the number of things able to learn it didn't increase in B2W2.

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*** That's exactly the point of the move: to force slower Pokemon to move first, including those using decreased priority moves. If any move seems like it works for the sole purpose of benefiting your opponent or is otherwise useless in a single or rotation battle, chances are that it was intended for use in double and triple battles. The same goes for many moves that you wouldn't be able to use consistently, such as Snatch (which can be used by one of your Pokemon to steal the effects of one of your other Pokemon's moves). Quash is almost useless without Trick Room, though. It forces the opponent to go last, but it has no increased Priority and most of the Pokemon that gain the move are slow. Even worse is the fact that, unlike After You, the number of things able to learn it didn't increase in B2W2.[=B2W2=].



* In Hiun/Castelia City, there's streets where there are lots of people busily running back and forth. But when you get to the Central Plaza, there's barely any people there. What happened to them?

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* In Hiun/Castelia Castelia City, there's streets where there are lots of people busily running back and forth. But when you get to the Central Plaza, there's barely any people there. What happened to them?
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