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11th Mar '17 6:01:57 PM billybobfred
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[[caption-width-right:160:[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Ah, Mark the Third. Good to see you.]][[note]]He told you his real name, and you get to [[HelloInsertNameHere "report" it to the Police Officer.]][[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:160:[[ComicallyMissingThePoint [[caption-width-right:320:[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Ah, Mark the Third. Good to see you.]][[note]]He told you his real name, and you get to [[HelloInsertNameHere "report" it to the Police Officer.]][[/note]]]]
11th Mar '17 6:00:10 PM billybobfred
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[[caption-width-right:258:[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Ah, Mark the Third. Good to see you.]][[note]]He told you his real name, and you get to [[HelloInsertNameHere "report" it to the Police Officer.]][[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:258:[[ComicallyMissingThePoint [[caption-width-right:160:[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Ah, Mark the Third. Good to see you.]][[note]]He told you his real name, and you get to [[HelloInsertNameHere "report" it to the Police Officer.]][[/note]]]]
21st Jan '17 7:31:06 AM Prime32
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** In Generations II-IV, a "???" type existed which was neutral against all other types. However, this only appeared as the type of the move Curse (which as a status move isn't normally affected by ElementalRockPaperScissors anyway) and in a few other niche situations.[[note]]Using moves like Conversion to become a mono-typed Flying Pokémon, then using Roost (heals the user but removes their Flying type); using Weather Ball in ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' when the game-exclusive Shadow Sky is in effect; hacking a "??? Plate" into the game and equipping it to Arceus; hacking an unhatched Egg into being usable in battle.[[/note]] In Generation V it was removed (and Curse changed to a Ghost-type move), presumably for the number of headaches it created for the programmers.
4th Dec '16 4:08:38 PM Tabs
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'': When you first encounter an Ultra Beast, their name is listed as "???".
30th Nov '16 2:41:04 PM MugenKagemaru
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*** There is also the final overworld area in the Light World, from where you can enter the final boss and get the ending, which is simply called "?" like the area in ''Ocarina of Time''. It's heavily implied to be the top of Parallel Tower, but it's not confirmed.
23rd Nov '16 6:14:33 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'': Your rival gives his own name as "???". You [[HelloInsertNameHere enter]] his name later.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'': Your ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', [[TropeNamer your
rival gives his own name as "???"."???"]]. You [[HelloInsertNameHere enter]] his name later.


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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', the Ultra Beasts ([[spoiler:extradimensional Pokémon]]), are shown to be this in battle until you catch them and they're registered in your Pokédex. However, they're also given code names by the two International Police agents working on dealing with them, and one even gets referred to by its name during the main course of the game[[note]]Specifically UB-01: Symbiont gets referred to as Nihilego by the villain[[/note]].
22nd Nov '16 10:42:17 PM Vir
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' also use question marks to represent non-seen Pokemon in the Pokedex. Similarly, their equivalent/version of [[TheMissingno Missingno.]] is shown as the same icon, or for another kind, two white question marks.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' also use question marks to represent non-seen Pokemon Pokémon in the Pokedex. Similarly, their equivalent/version of [[TheMissingno Missingno.]] is shown as the same icon, or for another kind, two white question marks.marks.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'': When you first encounter an Ultra Beast, their name is listed as "???".
22nd Nov '16 8:42:19 AM MugenKagemaru
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** ROM hack example, but in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Parallel Worlds]]'', the Frozen World counterpart of "Your House" (Link's house) is "?'s House" and the owner is never met.
26th Aug '16 7:28:53 AM dotchan
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* ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' - Some end-game enemies drop ??? Seeds, which either give the best gear the game or a special item to allow for the second class change when planted.
13th Aug '16 5:44:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', the technophobic Sam Vimes, when dealing with the local analogue of a smart phone. becomes ''Insert Name Here'' to the demon driving the machine. Sam is too busy/unwilling to read a manual that is five or six times the size of the actual device (never a good sign) and the demon's programming is too inflexible for it to bypass the rote method from the manual. So Vimes remains ''Insert Name Here''.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the technophobic Sam Vimes, when dealing with the local analogue of a smart phone. becomes ''Insert Name Here'' to the demon driving the machine. Sam is too busy/unwilling to read a manual that is five or six times the size of the actual device (never a good sign) and the demon's programming is too inflexible for it to bypass the rote method from the manual. So Vimes remains ''Insert Name Here''.
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