History Headscratchers / PokemonXAndY

17th Sep '17 3:59:21 AM Matic
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*** It appears to be a ''volcanic'' badlands.

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*** ** It appears does appear to be a ''volcanic'' badlands.
17th Sep '17 3:27:02 AM Matic
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*** Gible and Slugma can be found there. Gible lives in holes warmed by geothermal heat, and Slugma is only ever found in volcanic areas.


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*** Gible and Slugma can be found there. Gible lives live in holes warmed by geothermal heat, heat[[labelnote: *]]According to its Pokemon X and Sun dex entries[[/labelnote]], and Slugma is only ever found in volcanic areas.

17th Sep '17 3:14:40 AM Matic
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*** It appears to be a ''volcanic'' badlands.
**** One of the power plants is partially built into a pool of lava. It's somewhat visible ingame and confirmed by the official map, which places the power plants in a layout similar to their ingame placement.
**** Gible and Slugma can be found there. Gible lives in holes warmed by geothermal heat, and Slugma is only ever found in volcanic areas.

3rd Sep '17 9:37:44 AM HalcyonDayz
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* So, if the workers won't let me travel around Lumiose City because of a power outage, then why are they letting random {{NPCs}} walk right pass them?

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* So, if the workers won't let me travel around Lumiose City because of a power outage, then why are they letting random {{NPCs}} {{Non Player Character}}s walk right pass them?
10th Jun '17 5:21:54 PM MagBas
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[[folder:Legendaries]]

* Why are there so few legendary Pokemon? Heck, why are there so few new Pokemon in general? And if there are only a few legendary Pokemon, what are the anime movies going to be about this generation?
** I was disappointed with the scarcity of new Pokemon too. It stuck out to me a lot since there are three seperate Pokedexes: they're practically full of the old Pokemon, with a couple of new ones occasionally popping up. My understanding of this is that it's possible this may become a trend for future games. Remember there are now almost 720 Pokemon: The fourth and fifth generations both introduced more than a hundred new ones. Game Freak may not want to keep esclating the numbers up to huge figures, or else in 5 year's time we'll have more than 1000 Pokemon, and personally I think that's far too much. That said, I'm only speculating, and maybe they were simply trying something new for this game and next generation they'll introduce a much larger number of new Pokemon. Personally I think the relative fewness of new Pokemon works fairly well since there's lots of old Pokemon from all 5 regions to use as well: there's lots of choice, unlike in Black and White where players could only exclusively use new Pokemon.
** Also, note that event-exclusive legendaries are unknown at this point. (and unlike the fifth generation, it's impossible to break open the game just to take a peak on what event-exclusive Pokemon are programmed into the game).
** Don't forget all the new Mega Evolutions... Maybe all the time and effort normally going into the new Pokémon went into those instead. I was a bit down about that, myself, but there's still hope for the event-exclusive legendaries.
** And this generation was the one where they had to work out the jump to 3D. They had to get every Pokemon that already existed worked into 3D, and the Poke-Amie, and the sprites for them.
** It's likely for practical reasons. Unlike previous games, which just had to update the sprites a bit, this game had to have unique 3-D models and animations for 700+ pokemon, plus mega evolutions, which is a lot of additional work. And honestly, I'd much rather have fewer new Pokemon, but with better designs. So far, (IMO at least) this generation has had a much better hit-to-miss ratio when it comes to the new designs. In previous gens there were a lot more pokemon, but most of them were blatant Expies of previous ones that didn't add much to the game. This time around, even the ComMons have fairly interesting designs (i.e. Bunnelby has an interesting dual-type evolution, and Fletchling is badass when fully evolved). Scatterbug is kinda typical, but at least it looks pretty.
** In addition to practicality, it would also be highly inefficient for Game Freak to continually introduce 100+ new Pokémon with every generation. Doing so would leave them overstocked and oversaturated. Let us not forget that even excluding the 69 Gen VI Pokémon, there are still ''649'' perfectly usable Pokémon that they can include. You wouldn't go to the store and buy ten canisters of coffee if you still had one left. At most, you'd probably buy three or four. It's economics. Plus, there are only so many ways that they can spin movepools, type combinations, and stat spreads before it becomes redundant, so taking their time and saving the possibilities that they have left for future installments makes sense. Mega evolutions are a stroke of genius in this regard, as they allow Game Freak to make older Pokémon relevant again in lieu of creating entirely new Pokémon (which also has its own inherent issue, as Junichi Masuda has stated that coming up with names for all of them is difficult) while still introducing new content. Mega evolutions would be like creamer. You need it to add taste to the coffee (unless you drink black, I suppose), and it works just fine with the coffee you already have, but buying creamer doesn't overstock you on coffee because it's not the same thing.
** Also don't forget that the Nintendo 3DS still has restrictions in what type of Wi-Fi we can connect to. There are so many places in Sydney, Australia that just simply refuses to accept my 2DS, due to 2/3DSs in general hating Wi-Fis that require security passwords - and this makes Dex filling harder than what should be reasonably necessary. It's outright impossible for those who has neither friends that play the game, nor have compatible Wi-Fi. And this restriction is imposed by a company that ''DOES'' take the ultimate responsibility in publishing Pokémon games, and there's no apparent justification for imposing said restriction. (Furthermore, another stupidity is Nintendo of Australia not publishing any locations for compatible Wi-Fi when Nintendo of America/Britain does so - and the former is in a country that only has 5 cities that has over 1 million people.) If anything, Nintendo is the one that should be removing these stupid hardware restrictions ''before'' GF adds further Pokémon.
** Personally I said "Only three legendaries? And they're all available in-game? YESSS!" just because I hoped ''so much'' that they would toss that ScrappyMechanic out the window. It's never stated in the official announcements, but stores have the right to refuse to participate in these events, and independent game stores virtually ''never'' get them. So every time there's some kind of store-exclusive event, I have to drive about two and a half hours down to Denver to see if they've decided to participate. (Which the last few times they've ''not'' - That Shiny Dialga event? Nearest store that had it is located in Boulder, CO.) Even if there's the possibility of Spotpass, the idea of getting legendaries without having to be living outside of FlyoverCountry is still a step in the right direction.
** The store is over two hours away and you don't call the store to check before getting in the car?
** [previous poster] I actually have business down in Denver on a regular basis due to work, so I go check while I'm already down there.
** Occasionally, they will also sometimes give you the wrong information. Sometimes, it's on purpose, and sometimes, the person you speak to has a grudge against a particular fandom, company, or franchise. For instance, a [=GameStop=] I contacted mentioned they didn't have ''VideoGame/PokemonBattleRevolution'', but I went there anyway and a different person sold a copy to me without a second thought (and the game was right there on the shelf behind the counter). I wanted to get ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' from a Best Buy, but the person I spoke to thought it was for the [=PS3=] and, upon finding out it was on the Wii, attempted to persuade me against buying it. A different [=GameStop=] I visited for a Pokémon event turned out to not have one, and when I asked about it, the clerk started mockingly calling me "Trainer" until I left. There are a lot of immature and/or dumb people selling video games, and I learned that there's no way to tell if a store has a game or is participating in something unless you visit there yourself, and even then it's not a guarantee.
** Sorry buddy, there's still going to be Event Legendaries / Mythical Pokemon, we just can't see them in game because the 3DS is hard to hack, but their names (but not their images) have been found in the GTS data. In fact, the fandom wasn't supposed to be able to hack data to see Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Manaphy, Shaymin, Darkrai, Arceus, Genosect, Meloretta, and Keldeo early - they aren't announced until the events begin - it's just that usually they can hack the game data and pull out the information. The 3DS is just more secure.
** As long as they have SpotPass, then I won't complain.
** I've also heard of the possibility of DLC Pokemon, which wouldn't be a bad idea. Still, I just kinda wish that we had 2 extra Pokemon, so that way we'd have an even 720 Pokemon.
** You're in luck - more Pokemon have been found.
** They appear to be the event-only deal.
** I always thought the in-game backstory was enough to imply a sound reason for the low number of new pokemon in this Generation.[[spoiler:.. A device that insta-kills every living thing will wipe out all kinds of stuff, right?]]

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[[folder:Nerfed moves]]

* Seriously, what's with the nerf on so many special moves? Especially Thunder/Blizzard/Fire Blast. They didn't need nerfing because their unreliable accuracy and abysmal amount of PP is the reason why they're not used that much.
** It's probably a way to counteract the power creep brought on by new threats like Mega Gengar, Charizard Y and Alakazam. Also, Thunder and Blizzard are very useful on rain or hail teams competitively, because they have 100% accuracy in those weather conditions.
** Then why not nerf the physical moves? We have big threats from physically-oriented megas. And most Dragons are physically-oriented while Dragons are special; Dragons are just gonna benefit from this.
** Some physical moves are rather impractical or have limited distributions compared to their special counterparts. Flare Blitz, Wild Charge and Brave Bird cost hitpoints, Close Combat reduces both defenses...

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[[folder:DLC]]

* Apparently WordOfGod is thatthere won't be any DLC for Pokemon X and Y because they "[[http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/20532/20131027/pokemon-x-and-y-dlc-nintendo-downloadable.htm like the idea that Pokémon can be enjoyed with just one piece of software]]". But like the first games for each generation, X and Y lack a lot of the features normally seen in the UpdatedRerelease of said first two games (or in [[PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]]'s case, sequels), namely the move tutors. Would they seriously rather put out a whole other game that has all those extra goodies rather than just release them as an expansion to the already existing game and save us players the headache of having to start from scratch again?
** Patches apparently don't count, in your case.
** DLC isn't going to stop Game Freak from doing what they've been doing for generations now.

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[[folder:Mega stones exclusivity]]

* Why are some Mega Stones exclusive to the opposite version? For example, you can get a Houndoom in X, but the Houndoomite is a Y exclusive. I know it's to encourage trading, but this basically means that your version exclusive will never Mega Evolve, because the stone you need is in the other version. They could have put at least two Mega Stones of the same kind per game, one to keep for yourself, one to trade. What were they thinking?
** They were thinking, "Hey. you want this Pokemon? [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo Get the other game.]]"
** Yeah, probably the same shit with the Challenge Mode mechanics with [=BW2=] (and Regice/Registeel for that matter), where they're just out for their money, although at least these can be traded over Wi-Fi. But most Mega Stones you can't get until post-game anyway, so I don't think it's completely questionable.

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[[folder:DLC]]

* Apparently WordOfGod is thatthere won't be any DLC for Pokemon X and Y because they "[[http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/20532/20131027/pokemon-x-and-y-dlc-nintendo-downloadable.htm like the idea that Pokémon can be enjoyed with just one piece of software]]". But like the first games for each generation, X and Y lack a lot of the features normally seen in the UpdatedRerelease of said first two games (or in [[PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]]'s case, sequels), namely the move tutors. Would they seriously rather put out a whole other game that has all those extra goodies rather than just release them as an expansion to the already existing game and save us players the headache of having to start from scratch again?
** Patches apparently don't count, in your case.
** DLC isn't going to stop Game Freak from doing what they've been doing for generations now.

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[[folder:Mega stones exclusivity]]

* Why are some Mega Stones exclusive to the opposite version? For example, you can get a Houndoom in X, but the Houndoomite is a Y exclusive. I know it's to encourage trading, but this basically means that your version exclusive will never Mega Evolve, because the stone you need is in the other version. They could have put at least two Mega Stones of the same kind per game, one to keep for yourself, one to trade. What were they thinking?
** They were thinking, "Hey. you want this Pokemon? [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo Get the other game.]]"
** Yeah, probably the same shit with the Challenge Mode mechanics with [=BW2=] (and Regice/Registeel for that matter), where they're just out for their money, although at least these can be traded over Wi-Fi. But most Mega Stones you can't get until post-game anyway, so I don't think it's completely questionable.

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[[folder:XY relevance]]

* Why are people saying that XY will no longer be relevant when Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire release?
** Because of FanDumb. Of course it won't become irrelevant. After all, there's many Pokémon found in the Kalos region not native to Hoenn.
** It's simply the timing. Not even a year after X and Y came out, they decided 'Let's remake Ruby and Sapphire!'. It is seen as GameFreak trying to push aside the game with CharacterCreation in favor of their traditional method of creating manga characters for you to play as.
** Actually the remakes were in development at the same time as X and Y. They merely "announced it" after X and Y were released.

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[[folder:Vio]]

* So, you can't have "Vio" in a character or Pokémon's name, because Vio is French for "rape". And yet, the first Gym Leader's name is "Viola". {{Hypocrite}}s much?
** Most likely, it was an oversight and they didn't bother to exclude that one.

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9th Apr '17 1:43:45 PM Gosicrystal
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** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The game's actually programed to hurt you if you were to touch anywhere on the Pokemon where it should logically hurt you]] (like Pikachu's cheeks, because that's where he stores his electricity).

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** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The game's actually programed to hurt you if you were to touch anywhere on the Pokemon where it should logically hurt you]] you (like Pikachu's cheeks, because that's where he stores his electricity).
7th Jan '17 1:18:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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** [[FreudWasRight Men have "swords", women have "sheaths"]].

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** [[FreudWasRight Men have "swords", women have "sheaths"]].
"sheaths".
18th Dec '16 12:03:34 PM MayIncon
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** False equivalence. Because things that are weak to Fairy are many and powerful in Gen V, because Fairies tend to have bigger movepool than Electric-types, because Poison suffers from many weak members and Steel suffers from the lack of offense among many things.
18th Dec '16 11:58:58 AM MayIncon
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** Also, it's a pair of swords, not a [[BFS single, huge sword]].

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** Also, it's a pair of swords, not a [[BFS [[{{BFS}} single, huge sword]].
** Also Huge Power is for bunny-like Pokemon (it's a Japanese thing).
17th Sep '16 12:32:24 AM Geodude6
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*** Mew was found in Guyana, which is in South *America*, not South *Africa*. At least in the real world, Poké-Guyana might be in Poké-Africa.
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