History Headscratchers / PokemonRubyAndSapphire

22nd Mar '17 3:24:47 PM Everdream
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** If it's not simply GameplayAndStorySegregation, you might be able to HandWave it with most Ice moves being solid. The ice would have to melt first and then evaporate, and possibly the moves happen quickly enough that there's not enough time for that to happen.

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** If it's not simply GameplayAndStorySegregation, you might be able to HandWave it with most Ice moves being solid. The ice would have to melt first and then evaporate, and possibly the moves happen quickly enough that there's not enough time for that to happen.happen.
* According to the Pokedex, Absol is mistakenly believed by many people to be the cause of natural disasters when it is actually trying to warn people about them. Do all these people not have Pokedexes or other in-universe sources to tell them the truth? This seems like the kind of thing that would become common knowledge after it was discovered, but the Pokedex speaks as if most people are still making this same mistake about Absol. It should have at least made a in-universe impact when the truth was discovered, such as being mentioned in the news, pokemon nature shows, Wiki's articles about Absol (assuming the Pokemon world has Internet), etc...
1st Feb '17 2:34:27 AM OrangenChan
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** Presumably ORAS takes place chronologically prior to XY, and since Looker appears there as his usual self he must recover in the meantime, but beyond that we have no information on how he ended up there and what caused his amnesia. Conceivably something related to an assignment of his with the international police. Just another mystery to ponder over, like the ghost girl and that hex maniac

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** Presumably ORAS takes place chronologically prior to XY, and since Looker appears there as his usual self he must recover in the meantime, but beyond that we have no information on how he ended up there and what caused his amnesia. Conceivably something related to an assignment of his with the international police. Just another mystery to ponder over, like the ghost girl and that hex maniacmaniac.
** ''Possibly'' explained in Sun and Moon in the post-game Ultra Beast sidequest. [[spoiler: A similar thing happened with [=SM=]'s version of Anabel, so it's likely that [=ORAS=] Looker is a Faller like her. However, this leaves the question of whether it's the same Looker as in [=XY=] and his other appearances, but that could be easily handwaved with the multiverse meaning that there's multiple versions of everyone anyway.]]



* Why doesn't Desolate Land have any effect on damage-dealing Ice-type moves? You'd think weather hot enough to make damage-dealing Water-type moves fail would have a similar effect on what are essentially moves utilizing frozen water and/or coldness.

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* Why doesn't Desolate Land have any effect on damage-dealing Ice-type moves? You'd think weather hot enough to make damage-dealing Water-type moves fail would have a similar effect on what are essentially moves utilizing frozen water and/or coldness.coldness.
** If it's not simply GameplayAndStorySegregation, you might be able to HandWave it with most Ice moves being solid. The ice would have to melt first and then evaporate, and possibly the moves happen quickly enough that there's not enough time for that to happen.
19th Nov '16 5:35:08 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** I figured it was because they also added in several trainer classes that weren't in the original games (like Street Thugs, Delinquents, Fairy Girls, etc.). Plus they had all the various Kalos classes in the Battle Maison, right? Maybe they just didn't want to have even more trainer classes lying around in the code.

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** I figured it was because they also added in several trainer classes that weren't in the original games (like Street Thugs, Delinquents, Fairy Girls, etc.). Plus they had all the various Kalos classes in the Battle Maison, right? Maybe they just didn't want to have even more trainer classes lying around in the code.code.
* Why doesn't Desolate Land have any effect on damage-dealing Ice-type moves? You'd think weather hot enough to make damage-dealing Water-type moves fail would have a similar effect on what are essentially moves utilizing frozen water and/or coldness.
10th Apr '16 11:41:44 PM spudwalt
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* Why aren't there any female Triathletes in the remakes? The lack of female Psychics is at least explainable; Hex Maniacs became a DistaffCounterpart to the class in Gen VI. Yet there's no reason as to why they cut the female Triathletes.

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* Why aren't there any female Triathletes in the remakes? The lack of female Psychics is at least explainable; Hex Maniacs became a DistaffCounterpart to the class in Gen VI. Yet there's no reason as to why they cut the female Triathletes.Triathletes.
** I figured it was because they also added in several trainer classes that weren't in the original games (like Street Thugs, Delinquents, Fairy Girls, etc.). Plus they had all the various Kalos classes in the Battle Maison, right? Maybe they just didn't want to have even more trainer classes lying around in the code.
8th Apr '16 5:29:37 PM Eagal
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** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the remake since Ralts learns Confusion at level 4 now.

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** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in In the remake since Ralts learns Confusion at level 4 now.
27th Mar '16 5:59:56 PM InsertCleverNameHere
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** Probably because Glalie is commonly agreed by players to be [[MasterOfNone rather underwhelming]]. Froslass isn't super-great either, but her [[FragileSpeedster increased speed]] compared to Glalie made her stand out a lot more in comparison (at least at the time). A boost for Frosslass would definitely be nice, but she needs one "less" than Glalie did.

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** Probably because Glalie is commonly agreed by players to be [[MasterOfNone rather underwhelming]]. Froslass isn't super-great either, but her [[FragileSpeedster increased speed]] compared to Glalie made her stand out a lot more in comparison (at least at the time). A boost for Frosslass would definitely be nice, but she needs one "less" than Glalie did.did.
* Why aren't there any female Triathletes in the remakes? The lack of female Psychics is at least explainable; Hex Maniacs became a DistaffCounterpart to the class in Gen VI. Yet there's no reason as to why they cut the female Triathletes.
9th Feb '16 5:31:16 PM Perentie
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** Groudon and Kyogre are not depicted as hellbent on wiping out life so much as slaves to their desire to absorb natural energy and fulfill their purpose in the world (to create more land and water respectively). Without masses of natural energy messing with and overwhelming their minds they are apparently as reasonable as other legendaries, and are even noted to have saved human societies in the past from droughts and floods respectively.

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** Groudon and Kyogre are not depicted as hellbent on wiping out life so much as slaves to their desire to absorb natural energy and fulfill their purpose in the world (to create more land and water respectively). Without masses of natural energy messing with and overwhelming their minds they are apparently as reasonable as other legendaries, and are even noted to have saved human societies in the past from droughts and floods respectively. So one could assume that while heading into the Cave of Origin they may have been so single-mindedly focused on their goal (the energy within) that they didn't even take notice of the player character grabbing onto them.
9th Feb '16 5:28:45 PM Perentie
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** Groudon and Kyogre are not depicted as hellbent on wiping out life so much as slaves to their desire to absorb natural energy and fulfill their purpose in the world (to create more land and water respectively). Without masses of natural energy messing with and overwhelming their minds they are apparently as reasonable as other legendaries, and are even noted to have saved human societies in the past from droughts and floods respectively.
9th Nov '15 5:42:00 AM OrangenChan
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** If the original [[spoiler: Aster ''was'' Zinnia's daughter, there's no telling how young Aster was; she could have been a year or two old, for all we know]]. Zinnia could plausibly be a young-looking 18-20 year old. Putting her somewhere in the late teens could HandWave the ambiguous in-game references to her age, anyway.


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** Belle Pikachu's dress looks rather heavy and warm, doesn't it? Perhaps a loose connection to a [[IncrediblyLamePun cold]] move like Icicle Crash.
1st Oct '15 9:38:30 PM OrangenChan
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* Why Mega Glalie and no Mega Froslass? Why in fact, did Gallade not get a Mega until after Gardevoir? Did they purposely split up the Pokemon who evolve by Dawn Stone?

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* Why Mega Glalie and no Mega Froslass? Why in fact, did Gallade not get a Mega until after Gardevoir? Did they purposely split up the Pokemon who evolve by Dawn Stone?Stone?
** Probably because Glalie is commonly agreed by players to be [[MasterOfNone rather underwhelming]]. Froslass isn't super-great either, but her [[FragileSpeedster increased speed]] compared to Glalie made her stand out a lot more in comparison (at least at the time). A boost for Frosslass would definitely be nice, but she needs one "less" than Glalie did.
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