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11th Sep '16 5:46:51 PM Geodude6
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** The newly-revealed (at the time of this edit) Pokemon Mudsdale (a horse) was the subject of complaints that its 8'2"[[note]]2.5m[[/note]] height and 2028 lbs.[[note]]920 kg[[/note]] weight were unrealisticly high. Mudsdale actually averts this trope, though, as its measurements are comparable to larger breeds of horses in real life such as Clydsedales, resulting in this trope being more "Sci Fi '''Readers''' Have No Sense of Scale."
10th Sep '16 10:41:18 PM ChaosGallade
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** If you trade a Shelmet for a certain other Pokémon, when the trade is concluded, the other Pokémon will have his shell-helmet and Shelmet will evolve into Accelgor, who has insane speed but lower defensive stats.

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** If you trade a Shelmet for a certain other Pokémon, Karrablast, when the trade is concluded, the other Pokémon Karrablast will have his shell-helmet take Shelmet's shell, evolving into Escavalier in the process, and Shelmet will evolve into Accelgor, who has insane speed but lower defensive stats.
4th Sep '16 7:50:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* SupernaturalRepellent:
** The aptly named "Repel" items (Repel, Super Repel, Max Repel, in ascending order of duration) in the series blocks RandomEncounters with any wild VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} of lower level than the first one in the PlayerParty. It's drawn as a spray-can like bug repellent.
** The Cleanse Tag is a held item introduced in [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Generation II]]. Equipped to the first VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} in the party, it reduces the rate of random encounters with lower-level wild VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}.
** {{Inverted}} with the Generation II move Sweet Scent, which causes an instant random encounter if used outside of battle in a tile where wild VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} can appear (even overriding use of a Repel or Cleanse Tag).
30th Aug '16 8:09:37 AM MayIncon
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* ScavengersAreScum: It is almost guaranteed Pokémon based off of RealLife scavengers are [[DarkIsEvil Dark]]-[[CombatPragmatist typed]]. At this moment we have the hyenas Poochyena and Mightyena (Dark/Normal), the vultures Vullaby and Mandibuzz and the [[CreepyCrows crows]] Murkrow and Hunchcrow (Dark/Flying), and the weasels Sneasel and Weavile (Dark/Ice). On the other hand, many other Pokemon that look like RealLife predators don't always fall in this type. For example, the lions Litleo and Pyroar are dual type Fire/Normal Pokemon, whereas the Shinx evolutionary line, regardless of its [[DarkIsNotEvil black fur]], is Electric-typed. It is subverted with the [[PiranhaProblem Carvanha]] and Sandile lines, though.

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* ScavengersAreScum: It is almost guaranteed Pokémon based off of RealLife scavengers are [[DarkIsEvil Dark]]-[[CombatPragmatist typed]]. At this moment we have the hyenas Poochyena and Mightyena (Dark/Normal), (Dark), the vultures Vullaby and Mandibuzz and the [[CreepyCrows crows]] Murkrow and Hunchcrow (Dark/Flying), and the weasels Sneasel and Weavile (Dark/Ice). On the other hand, many other Pokemon that look like RealLife predators don't always fall in this type. For example, the lions Litleo and Pyroar are dual type Fire/Normal Pokemon, whereas the Shinx evolutionary line, regardless of its [[DarkIsNotEvil black fur]], is Electric-typed. It is subverted with the [[PiranhaProblem Carvanha]] and Sandile lines, though.
9th Aug '16 8:52:09 AM BeerBaron
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* SuspiciousVideogameGenerosity: In each game, right before facing the Elite Four, you'll find a Pokémon Center and Pokémart, as well as a PC so you can switch out your HM Pokémon needed to navigate Victory Road with the absolute best Pokémon in your arsenal.
** Many games provide a subtle variation of this, most commonly before gyms. For example, you can trade for a Machop before facing [[ThatOneBoss Whitney]], Elesa and Clemont are [[ShockAndAwe electric-type]] leaders whom you reach by going through routes largely populated with ground-types, and the path to [[OurFairiesAreDIfferent Valerie's]] gym is populated with several poison-types such as [[GlassCannon Haunter]].

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* SuspiciousVideogameGenerosity: SuspiciousVideogameGenerosity:
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In each game, right before facing the Elite Four, you'll find a Pokémon Center and Pokémart, as well as a PC so you can switch out your HM Pokémon needed to navigate Victory Road with the absolute best Pokémon in your arsenal.
** Many games provide a subtle variation of this, combine this with ConvenientWeaknessPlacement, most commonly before gyms. For example, you can trade for a Machop before facing [[ThatOneBoss Whitney]], Elesa and Clemont are [[ShockAndAwe electric-type]] leaders whom you reach by going through routes largely populated with ground-types, and the path to [[OurFairiesAreDIfferent Valerie's]] gym is populated with several poison-types such as [[GlassCannon Haunter]].
9th Aug '16 8:28:30 AM BeerBaron
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* SchmuckBait: As cool as the Fire-type starting Pokémon may look, generally speaking, they're the worst ones to start off with, and more often than not picking them will result in you getting absolutely ''slaughtered'' as soon as you run into that game's WakeUpCallBoss.
** There is also the Magikarp salesman in the R/B/Y games (and the remakes.) For $500, he'll sell you the most useless Pokémon in the game... [[SubvertedTrope unless you think]] that getting the trope namer for MagikarpPower well before you can fish it up normally is worth the extra $300.

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* SchmuckBait: SchmuckBait:
** Played with.
As cool as the Fire-type starting Pokémon may look, generally speaking, they're the worst ones to start off with, and more often than not picking them will result in you getting absolutely ''slaughtered'' as soon as you run into that game's WakeUpCallBoss.
** There is also
WakeUpCallBoss. However, with the relative rarity of Fire-types compared to the plethora of Grass and Water-types usually available, they may make for a better long-term option.
** The
Magikarp salesman in the R/B/Y games (and the remakes.) For $500, he'll sell you the most useless Pokémon in the game... [[SubvertedTrope unless you think]] that getting the trope namer for MagikarpPower well before you can fish it up normally is worth the extra $300.
9th Aug '16 8:23:28 AM BeerBaron
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* ScavengersAreScum: It is almost guaranteed Pokémon based off of RealLife scavengers are [[DarkIsEvil Dark]]-[[CombatPragmatist typed]]. At this moment we have the hyenas Poochyena and Mightyena (Dark/Normal), the vultures Vullaby and Mandibuzz (Dark/Flying), the [[CreepyCrows crows]] Murkrow and Hunchcrow and the weasels Sneasel and Weavile (Dark/Ice). On the other hand, many other Pokemon that look like RealLife predators don't always fall in this type. For example, the lions Litleo and Pyroar are dual type Fire/Normal Pokemon, whereas the Shinx evolutionary line, regardless of its [[DarkIsNotEvil black fur]], is Electric-typed. It is subverted with the [[PiranhaProblem Carvanha]] and Sandile lines, though.

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* ScavengersAreScum: It is almost guaranteed Pokémon based off of RealLife scavengers are [[DarkIsEvil Dark]]-[[CombatPragmatist typed]]. At this moment we have the hyenas Poochyena and Mightyena (Dark/Normal), the vultures Vullaby and Mandibuzz (Dark/Flying), and the [[CreepyCrows crows]] Murkrow and Hunchcrow (Dark/Flying), and the weasels Sneasel and Weavile (Dark/Ice). On the other hand, many other Pokemon that look like RealLife predators don't always fall in this type. For example, the lions Litleo and Pyroar are dual type Fire/Normal Pokemon, whereas the Shinx evolutionary line, regardless of its [[DarkIsNotEvil black fur]], is Electric-typed. It is subverted with the [[PiranhaProblem Carvanha]] and Sandile lines, though.
6th Aug '16 2:55:07 PM morenohijazo
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* ScavengersAreScum: It is almost guaranteed Pokémon based off of RealLife scavengers are [[DarkIsEvil Dark]]-[[CombatPragmatist typed]]. At this moment we have the hyenas Poochyena and Mightyena (Dark/Normal), the vultures Vullaby and Mandibuzz (Dark/Flying), the [[CreepyCrows crows]] Murkrow and Hunchcrow and the weasels Sneasel and Weavile (Dark/Ice). On the other hand, many other Pokemon that look like RealLife predators don't always fall in this type. For example, the lions Litleo and Pyroar are dual type Fire/Normal Pokemon, whereas the Shinx evolutionary line, regardless of its [[DarkIsNotEvil black fur]], is Electric-typed. It is subverted with the [[PiranhaProblem Carvanha]] and Sandile lines, though.
25th Jul '16 12:37:07 PM PeppermintTwist
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* StarterMon: Every main-series game with the exception of Pokemon Yellow offers you a choice between a grass type, a water type, and a fire-type sstarter. Spinoff games also like giving you Eevee as a starter, giving you a choice in a different manner.
25th Jul '16 9:56:34 AM PDL
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* SmartAnimalAverageHuman: Pokémon practically feeds off of this trope where average humans train their pets, or "Pokémon", to become stronger and smarter with each battle. Their intelligence could even surpass that of humans.

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* SmartAnimalAverageHuman: Pokémon practically feeds off of this trope where average humans train their pets, or "Pokémon", to become stronger and presumably smarter with each battle. Their intelligence could even surpass that of humans.humans, although this is more of an InformedAbility as they'll still follow a competent trainer's orders despite their intelligence. In general Pokemon intelligence ranges from dog-like to the same level as a human child or a chimpanzee.
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