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25th Aug '16 2:31:11 AM technix
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** Cherubi is a living cherry.

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** Cherubi is a living cherry. And the Pokedex entry for Starly states that those birds love to munch on it.
17th Aug '16 7:25:36 PM DustSnitch
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* AbandonedCatchphrase: The franchise used to have "[[GottaCatchThemAll Gotta catch 'em all!]]" as its {{Tagline}} but it went out of fashion with [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Generation III]], because it was impossible in ''Ruby'' & ''Sapphire'' to have all the 386 Pokemon existing at the time. It started popping up again come [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Gen VI]], but never to its initial ubiquity.
17th Aug '16 5:45:18 PM mousegold
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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Curse (for Ghost types), [[ActionBomb Selfdestruct and Explosion]], Perish Song, and more. Plus several others; Final Gambit in particular comes to mind. Let's just say that it's a damn good thing Blissey can't learn it.[[note]]Final Gambit does damage equal to the user's HP, [[CastFromHitPoints then causes the user to faint]]. Blissey has the highest base HP in the game.[[/note]] Hilariously, Shedinja '''does''' learn it.

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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Curse (for Ghost types), [[ActionBomb Selfdestruct and Explosion]], Perish Song, and more. Plus several others; Final Gambit in particular comes to mind. Let's just say that it's a damn good thing Blissey can't learn it.[[note]]Final Gambit does damage equal to the user's HP, [[CastFromHitPoints then causes the user to faint]]. Blissey has the highest base HP in the game.[[/note]] Hilariously, Shedinja [[OneHitPointWonder Shedinja]] '''does''' learn it.
15th Aug '16 4:02:05 AM flamemario12
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* ActionPet: Basically what a captured Pokémon becomes.

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* ActionPet: Basically what a captured Happens to any Pokémon becomes.captured by a trainer.



* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Noctowl, as stated in the Pokédex in the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Silver]]'' Version. {{Justified|Trope}}, though, since owls can rotate their heads by a lot in real life.

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* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: AbnormalLimbRotationRange:
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Noctowl, as stated in the Pokédex in the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Silver]]'' Version. {{Justified|Trope}}, though, since owls can rotate their heads by a lot in real life.Version.
** Rowlet is prone to rotating its head 180 degrees.



* AnthropomorphicFood: Oddish, the radish Pokémon; Cherubi, the living cherry. Subverted with Exeggcute, which aren't actually eggs.

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* AnthropomorphicFood: Oddish, the radish Pokémon; Cherubi, the AnthropomorphicFood:
** Cherubi is a
living cherry. Subverted with Exeggcute, which aren't actually eggs.



** Swirlix, the Cotton Candy, as well.
* AntlionMonster: Trapinch waits in its hole to capture prey, and like its Real Life counterpart, evolves into a dragonfly-like creature. Its Arena Trap ability [[YouWillNotEvadeMe prevents non-flying enemies from escaping]].
** While not based on actual antlions, Diglett and Dugtrio also have the Arena Trap ability.
* AnythingThatMoves: The shapeshifting Ditto will breed with just about ''anything'', including "gender unknown" mons who refuse to breed ''with each other''. The only Pokémon that can't be bred with Ditto are ones in the "No Eggs" group, which includes baby Pokémon and Legendaries (with the exception of Manaphy, who can only be bred with Ditto) and other Ditto as of Gen 3.

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** Swirlix, the Cotton Candy, as well.
Bounsweet is a living mangosteen.
* AntlionMonster: Trapinch waits in its hole to capture prey, and like its Real Life counterpart, evolves into a dragonfly-like creature. Its Arena Trap ability [[YouWillNotEvadeMe prevents non-flying enemies from escaping]].
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escaping]]. While not based on actual antlions, Diglett and Dugtrio also have the Arena Trap ability.
* AnythingThatMoves: The shapeshifting Ditto will breed with just about ''anything'', including "gender unknown" mons who refuse to breed ''with each other''. generless mons. The only Pokémon that can't be bred with Ditto are ones in the "No Eggs" "Undiscovered" group, which includes baby Pokémon and Legendaries (with the exception of Manaphy, who can only be bred with Ditto) and other Ditto as of Gen 3.Generation III.
15th Aug '16 3:41:22 AM flamemario12
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Most of the professors across the series have this to some extent. Oak can't remember his own grandson's name, Birch is sent into panic when faced with a single low-level ComMon... taken in further in ''Omega Ruby[=/=]Alpha Sapphire'' with a running gag that he gets chased multiple times, the final time being [[spoiler:his wife is chasing him, and he doesn't even realize it's her, asking you to fight off this "Wild Pokemon" with a choosing of Unova starters]]. Later professors avert this, however.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Most of the professors across the series have this to some extent. Oak can't remember his own grandson's name, Birch is sent into panic when faced with a single low-level ComMon... taken in further in ''Omega Ruby[=/=]Alpha Sapphire'' with a running gag that he gets chased multiple times, the final time being [[spoiler:his his wife is chasing him, and he doesn't even realize it's her, asking you to fight off this "Wild Pokemon" with a choosing of Unova starters]].Sinnoh starters. Later professors avert this, however.



* AllYourPowersCombined: The Baton Pass move allows you to pass any secondary effects to another Pokémon. With luck and patience, you could pass along a quadrupling of both Defenses, Speed, the Attack stat of your choice, give opponents only a 33% chance of connecting with most moves, and the ability to regenerate. It requires the patience of a saint and can be thrown off by a critical hit, some status ailments, the moves Roar, Whirlwind, Dragon Tail (unless you have a Smeargle with both Baton Pass and Ingrain, or [[{{Mons}} Pokémon]] with the ability Suction Cups), Haze, or Clear Smog (though Steel types are immune to the last option).
** However, this can easily backfire through the use of Perish Song ([[BlessedWithSuck luckily, the countdown does not apply to whichever Pokémon switches in]]) and [[AwesomeByAnalysis Psych Up]] (your opponent copies any stat changes you have made and, since it's a single turn move, does so in much less time than you did).
** The EV system works like this in a way. Every time you beat a Pokémon (trained or wild), you gain [=EVs=] in whatever is their best stat (like HP for Chansey, Speed for Ninjask, etc). After enough [=EVs=] in one stat, that stat increases one point. Basically, it means your Pokémon starts to take on the stats of the enemies it faces.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: The Baton Pass move allows you to pass any secondary effects to another Pokémon. With luck and patience, you could pass along a quadrupling of both Defenses, Speed, the Attack stat of your choice, give opponents only a 33% chance of connecting with most moves, and the ability to regenerate. It requires the patience of a saint and can be thrown off by a critical hit, some status ailments, the moves Roar, Whirlwind, Dragon Tail (unless you have a Smeargle with both Baton Pass and Ingrain, or [[{{Mons}} Pokémon]] with the ability Suction Cups), Haze, or Clear Smog (though Steel types are immune to the last option).
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option). However, this can easily backfire through the use of Perish Song ([[BlessedWithSuck luckily, the countdown does not apply to whichever Pokémon switches in]]) and [[AwesomeByAnalysis Psych Up]] (your opponent copies any stat changes you have made and, since it's a single turn move, does so in much less time than you did).
** The EV system works like this in a way. Every time you beat a Pokémon (trained or wild), you gain [=EVs=] in whatever is their best stat (like HP for Chansey, Speed for Ninjask, etc). After enough [=EVs=] in one stat, that stat increases one point. Basically, it means your Pokémon starts to take on the stats of the enemies it faces.
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* AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair:
** Standards of the series are patches of grass with a darker shade than others, trash cans, the centers of plateaus, dead-ends, and rocks. Thank [[OlympusMons Arceus]] for the [[InconsistentDub Item Finder/Dowsing Machine]] when they're anywhere else.
** Don't bother with pots or trash bins, however. There are millions of them starting in Generation III; every single one of them is empty, but [[RedHerring the text leads you on to think that some of them aren't]]. In Gen I you could find a great ball in a trash can on the S.S. Anne.
** The game eventually started [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] this: "A Medal for curiosity seekers who checked trash cans even though they knew they were empty."

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* AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair:
** Not only that Hyperspace Hole and Hyperspace Fury will never miss, they also break any protection moves as well. Normally, protection moves block other always-accurate moves.
* AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair:
Standards of the series are patches of grass with a darker shade than others, trash cans, the centers of plateaus, dead-ends, and rocks. Thank [[OlympusMons Arceus]] goodness for the [[InconsistentDub Item Finder/Dowsing Machine]] when they're anywhere else.
** Don't bother with pots or trash bins, however. There are millions of them starting in Generation III; every single one of them is empty, but [[RedHerring the text leads you on to think that some of them aren't]]. In Gen I you could find a great ball in a trash can on the S.S. Anne.
** The game eventually started [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] this: "A Medal for curiosity seekers who checked trash cans even though they knew they were empty."
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* AnimeHair: Too many characters to list.

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* AnimeHair: Too many A majority of characters to list.have wacky hairstyles.
13th Aug '16 5:50:56 PM SpinAttaxx
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* ArtificialBrilliance:
** The Trainers in the various Battle facilities tend to be smarter than regular in-game Trainers, though occasionally they will still do some odd things.
** Generation IV in general bumped up the AI of Trainers as well. Especially with specific Trainer types like Ace Trainers, Gym Leaders, and the Elite Four/Champion. There are also cases of Trainers using specific move strategies like Endeavor - Quick Attack and Mean Look - Curse (with Ghost types).
*** The [[OldMaster Veterans]] in Gen V ''will'' catch you off guard by hitting your {{mons}} with super-effective moves that you'd never expect their {{mons}} to have. Yes, they finally have Trainers outside the Gym Leaders/Elite Four/Battle (insert facility name here) who bother to use [=TMs=]!
*** Ghetsis' Hydreigon in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has amazing type coverage for an NPC Trainer's Pokémon - it will hit you with Fire Blast, Surf, Focus Blast, and Dragon Pulse (that last move being the only move that Hydreigon learns via level-up). It tends to be the biggest threat in his entire team.



** Mostly averted with the Battle Tower/Frontier, though occasionally the Trainers there will still do some odd things.
** Generation IV in general bumped up the AI as well. Especially with specific Trainer types like Ace Trainers, Gym Leaders, and the Elite Four/Champion. There are also cases of Trainers using specific move strategies like Endeavor - Quick Attack and Mean Look - Curse (with Ghost types).
*** The [[OldMaster Veterans]] in Gen V ''will'' catch you off guard by hitting your {{mons}} with super-effective moves that you'd never expect their {{mons}} to have. Yes, they finally have Trainers outside the Gym Leaders/Elite Four/Battle (insert facility name here) who bother to use [=TMs=]!
*** [[spoiler:Ghetsis' Hydreigon being a prime example. It will be hitting you with Fire Blast, Surf, Focus Blast, and Dragon Pulse. The last being the only move that Hydreigons learn normally. It tends to be the biggest threat in his entire team.]]
*** The Mix Tournament in B2/W2's Pokemon World Tournament involves your opponent temporarily taking one of your Pokemon and vice versa. This can lead to some stupid moves like Elesa taking the only thing on your team weak against electricity in trade for one of her Electric types.

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** Mostly averted with the Battle Tower/Frontier, though occasionally the Trainers there will still do some odd things.
** Generation IV in general bumped up the AI as well. Especially with specific Trainer types like Ace Trainers, Gym Leaders, and the Elite Four/Champion. There are also cases of Trainers using specific move strategies like Endeavor - Quick Attack and Mean Look - Curse (with Ghost types).
*** The [[OldMaster Veterans]] in Gen V ''will'' catch you off guard by hitting your {{mons}} with super-effective moves that you'd never expect their {{mons}} to have. Yes, they finally have Trainers outside the Gym Leaders/Elite Four/Battle (insert facility name here) who bother to use [=TMs=]!
*** [[spoiler:Ghetsis' Hydreigon being a prime example. It will be hitting you with Fire Blast, Surf, Focus Blast, and Dragon Pulse. The last being the only move that Hydreigons learn normally. It tends to be the biggest threat in his entire team.]]
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The Mix Tournament in B2/W2's Pokemon World Tournament involves your opponent temporarily taking one of your Pokemon and vice versa. This can lead to some stupid moves like Elesa taking the only thing on your team weak against electricity in trade for one of her Electric types.
13th Aug '16 5:43:20 PM SpinAttaxx
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** In general, ''Pokemon'' in generation I started out with a hard, coarsely shaded 80's-90's {{Shonen}} manga style which started to get smoother in generation II and III, generation IV and V made use of the space allowed with two larger screens and featured more detailed character sprites, and generation VI has full 3-D models and sleek artwork.

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** In general, ''Pokemon'' in generation Generation I started out with a hard, coarsely shaded 80's-90's {{Shonen}} manga style which started to get smoother in generation Generations II and III, generation Generation IV and V made use of the space allowed with two larger screens and featured more detailed character sprites, and generation Generation VI has full (if chibi-fied) 3-D models and sleek artwork.artwork, and Generation VII has properly proportioned character models and a more natural, less blocky look to the world's terrain.


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** Most games feature a check at the Pokémon League to see if the player has all eight Gym Badges. This made sense in Generation I (and its remake) and ''X/Y'', where it's possible to reach the gates from the second major town/city -- not so much in later games, where you can't even reach it until you have the eighth badge (and usually the games makes heavy useage of {{Broken Bridge}}s to make sure you can't skip any Gyms before then).
8th Aug '16 10:38:26 PM RAMChYLD
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* FaceOfTheBand: Most people who don't play pokémon only know what a Pikachu is.
2nd Aug '16 12:28:47 PM DonPiano
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The games' locations are based very much on real-life locations in Japan and the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]]. [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Kanto]] is based on the real-life region of the same name; [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Johto]] is based on the Kansai region and western Chubu region; [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Hoenn]] is based on the Kyushu region; [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] is based on Hokkaido. [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite The 5th generation]] has branched out into the United States with Unova being based on New York/New Jersey. [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY The 6th generation]] Kalos region expands even further, being based on France. And the [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon 7th generation]] takes us back to the US with the Alola region based on Hawaii. [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_world_in_relation_to_the_real_world Here's a more detailed list]].

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The games' locations are based very much on real-life locations in Japan and the [[{{Eagleland}} United States]]. [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Kanto]] is based on the real-life region of the same name; [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Johto]] is based on the Kansai region and western Chubu region; [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Hoenn]] is based on the Kyushu region; [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] is based on Hokkaido. [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite The 5th generation]] has branched out into the United States with Unova being based on New York/New Jersey. [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY The 6th generation]] Kalos region expands even further, being based on France. And the [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon 7th generation]] takes us back to the US with the Alola region based on Hawaii. [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_world_in_relation_to_the_real_world net/wiki/Pokémon_world_in_relation_to_the_real_world Here's a more detailed list]].
2nd Aug '16 12:19:34 PM DonPiano
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