History Pokemon / TropesSToZ

14th May '18 9:55:18 AM Tavernier
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** Inverted in all the main series ''Pokémon'' games. Even if you have the money to do so, shops refuse to sell you the higher level [=PokéBalls=] and healing items until you've advanced the plot and obtained sufficient Gym badges.

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** Inverted in all the main series ''Pokémon'' games.games, starting with Generation IV. Even if you have the money to do so, shops refuse to sell you the higher level [=PokéBalls=] and healing items until you've advanced the plot and obtained sufficient Gym badges.
14th May '18 9:53:28 AM Tavernier
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* ThemeDeck: Every Gym Leader and Elite Four member (and, in Alola, Trial Captain and Kahuna) specializes in a specific Pokémon type, but while Gym Leaders specialize exclusively in their given type, the Elite Four have been known on occasion to have more varied teams. Champions are fairly evenly split on whether they specialize or go for maximum variety.
12th May '18 10:32:20 AM sarysa
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** In Gen I, ghost types were only found on one tower and required a Slyph Scope to be able to see and capture at all. By Gen II, ghost types were more common and the scope was [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse written out entirely]]. By Gen VII, ghost types are treated in-universe as dangerous, but are also far more mundane than they originally were.
1st May '18 9:36:53 PM Tavernier
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** Well, whoever it is that writes the Pokedex sure doesn't have one. Pokedex entries regularly say things like "Gardevoir can create black holes" and "Alakazam has an IQ of [[ImprobablyHighIQ 5,000]]". The height and weight estimates they give fare no better; most infamously Wailord can be calculated to be less dense than ''air''. If you want to point out that Wailord is technically the [[ ''[[FridgeBrilliance Float Whale Pokémon...]]'', you'd still have to reconcile its ability to dive 10,000 feet underwater after simply inhaling.

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** Well, whoever it is that writes the Pokedex sure doesn't have one. Pokedex entries regularly say things like "Gardevoir can create black holes" and "Alakazam has an IQ of [[ImprobablyHighIQ 5,000]]". The height and weight estimates they give fare no better; most infamously Wailord can be calculated to be less dense than ''air''. If you want to point out that Wailord is technically the [[ ''[[FridgeBrilliance Float Whale Pokémon...]]'', ]]'' you'd still have to reconcile its ability to dive 10,000 feet underwater after simply inhaling.
1st May '18 9:35:56 PM Tavernier
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** Well, whoever it is that writes the Pokedex sure doesn't have one. Pokedex entries regularly say things like "Gardevoir can create black holes" and "Alakazam has an IQ of [[ImprobablyHighIQ 5,000]]". The height and weight estimates they give fare no better; most infamously Wailord can be calculated to be less dense than ''air''. [[FridgeBrilliance And then you notice it is the Float Whale Pokémon...]]

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** Well, whoever it is that writes the Pokedex sure doesn't have one. Pokedex entries regularly say things like "Gardevoir can create black holes" and "Alakazam has an IQ of [[ImprobablyHighIQ 5,000]]". The height and weight estimates they give fare no better; most infamously Wailord can be calculated to be less dense than ''air''. [[FridgeBrilliance And then If you notice it want to point out that Wailord is technically the [[ ''[[FridgeBrilliance Float Whale Pokémon...]]]]'', you'd still have to reconcile its ability to dive 10,000 feet underwater after simply inhaling.
1st May '18 9:32:27 PM Tavernier
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* WritersCannotDoMath: Whoever keeps coming up with Pokédex flavor text and stats seems to be sticking numbers in at random, resulting in ridiculous situations like Wailord being lighter than air or Magcargo having a temperature [[ConvectionSchmonvection directly comparable to the surface of the sun]].
1st May '18 9:30:32 PM Tavernier
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* WritersCannotDoMath: Whoever keeps coming up with Pokédex flavor text and stats seems to be sticking numbers in at random, resulting in ridiculous situations like Wailord being lighter than air or Magcargo having a temperature [[ConvectionSchmonvection directly comparable to the surface of the sun]].
19th Apr '18 2:48:07 PM Tavernier
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** Downplayed with the protagonists of ''Pokemon Ranger'', Lunick and Solana.
19th Apr '18 1:39:05 PM Tavernier
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* WasOnceAMan: A few Pokemon are specifically identified or rumored to have once been human, such as Yamask, which arose from human spirits, or Kadabra, a human boy whose own PsychicPowers made him a BalefulPolymorph.
9th Apr '18 8:50:10 AM PDL
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* SolveTheSoupCans: Many areas of the Pokémon games feature "puzzles" that have little to do with how strong your Pokémon are, but nevertheless serve as obstacles in the way of challenging a Gym Leader (or in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', the Totem Pokémon). The oddest and most memorable one being Vermilion City's gym, which involves digging through trash cans to find switches that open the door to Lt.Surge's room.
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