History VideoGame / PokemonRedAndBlue

6th Dec '16 8:20:49 AM BeerBaron
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* CripplingOverspecialization: While Psychic-types rule the day thanks to incredibly broken balance, there is ''one'' Pokémon who can give them a good fight: the humble Parasect. While the Psychic-type weakness to Ghost is bugged into an immunity, Psychic-types are still weak to Bug-type attacks. Unfortunately, there are no Bug-type moves which deal worthwhile enough damage to make a difference. Enter Parasect, who can learn the 100% accurate Sleep-inducing move Spore. Simply put the opposing Psychic-type to sleep and use the STAB receiving Leech Life to drain their health while restoring health to Parasect. Unfortunately, Parasect learns very few other worthwhile moves and comes with a crippling 4x weakness to Fire and Flying-types, leaving it only useful as a Psychic counter.



* FakeBalance: Psychic effectively has no weaknesses, as Ghost is bugged to not work against them at all while the only Bug moves are incredibly weak. Strong neutral attacks do more damage than a super effective Bug attack, unless it's a Pin Missile that hit 4-5 times. One notable exception is the humble Parasect. His Leech Life does ''triple'' damage to Psychic types because of its STAB, which makes it equal in power to the rather strong normal-type Bite, except that it also heals you for half the damage done. This, in addition to Parasect's 100% accurate Spore, will let you breeze through Sabrina's gym while your fungal friend puts her Pokémon to sleep and then sucks their big brains out. He even stands a chance against your rival's Alakazam, and will practically one-hit his Exeggutor because of the latter's secondary Grass type.

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* FakeBalance: Psychic effectively has no weaknesses, as Ghost is bugged to not work against them at all while the only Bug moves are incredibly weak. Strong neutral attacks do more damage than a super effective Bug attack, unless it's a Pin Missile that hit 4-5 times. One notable exception is the humble Parasect. His Leech Life does ''triple'' damage to Psychic types because of its STAB, which makes it equal in power to the rather strong normal-type Bite, except that it also heals you for half the damage done. This, in addition to Parasect's 100% accurate Spore, will let you breeze through Sabrina's gym while your fungal friend puts her Pokémon to sleep and then sucks their big brains out. He even stands a chance against your rival's Alakazam, and will practically one-hit his Exeggutor because of the latter's secondary Grass type. Unfortunately, other than these circumstances, Parasect's 4x weakness to Fire and Flying-types causes it to enter CripplingOverspecialization territory.
6th Dec '16 8:12:56 AM BeerBaron
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* FakeBalance: Psychic effectively has no weaknesses, as Ghost is bugged to not work against them at all while the only Bug moves are incredibly weak. Strong neutral attacks do more damage than a super effective Bug attack, unless it's a Pin Missile that hit 4-5 times.
** One notable exception is the humble Parasect. His Leech Life does ''triple'' damage to Psychic types because of its STAB, which makes it equal in power to the rather strong normal-type Bite, except that it also heals you for half the damage done. This, in addition to Parasect's 100% accurate Spore, will let you breeze through Sabrina's gym while your fungal friend puts her Pokémon to sleep and then sucks their big brains out. He even stands a chance against your rival's Alakazam, and will practically one-hit his Exeggutor because of the latter's secondary Grass type.

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* FakeBalance: Psychic effectively has no weaknesses, as Ghost is bugged to not work against them at all while the only Bug moves are incredibly weak. Strong neutral attacks do more damage than a super effective Bug attack, unless it's a Pin Missile that hit 4-5 times.
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times. One notable exception is the humble Parasect. His Leech Life does ''triple'' damage to Psychic types because of its STAB, which makes it equal in power to the rather strong normal-type Bite, except that it also heals you for half the damage done. This, in addition to Parasect's 100% accurate Spore, will let you breeze through Sabrina's gym while your fungal friend puts her Pokémon to sleep and then sucks their big brains out. He even stands a chance against your rival's Alakazam, and will practically one-hit his Exeggutor because of the latter's secondary Grass type.
28th Nov '16 2:29:40 PM Kayube
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* AscendedMeme: In the re-release in 2016, Game Freak added Mew into the game in the same way the old rumor said to: by using Strength on the truck you can find in the S. S. Anne screen.
28th Nov '16 1:15:18 PM SaniOKh
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** When a Pokémon with evolutionary forms introduced after Generation 1 attempts to evolve, it will automatically stop evolving until the player obtained the National Dex. Though it made the remakes more faithful to the originals, this mechanic proved unpopular, so the later remakes simply added any evolutionary forms introduced in later generation to the dex and allowed them to evolve, though items required for evolution were usually hidden until the post-game. Later games let you get those by trading and use them, the Pokemon just won't appear in the Pokedex, this game prohibits that too, and you can't even trade in from the Hoenn games until the post game either (Though nothing stops you from using another Kanto game as an intermediary)

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** When a Pokémon with evolutionary forms introduced after Generation 1 attempts to evolve, it will automatically stop evolving until the player obtained the National Dex. Though it made the remakes more faithful to the originals, this mechanic proved unpopular, so the later remakes simply added any evolutionary forms introduced in later generation to the dex and allowed them to evolve, though items required for evolution were usually hidden until the post-game. Later games let you get those by trading and use them, the Pokemon just won't appear in the Pokedex, this game prohibits that too, and you can't even trade in from the Hoenn games until the post game either (Though nothing stops either, nor can you from using use another Kanto game as an intermediary)intermediary as even in this case, the game will prevent you from accepting trades involving any non-Kanto Pokémon or eggs of any origin.
24th Nov '16 11:05:21 PM barryc10
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*AscendedMeme: In the re-release in 2016, Game Freak added Mew into the game in the same way the old rumor said to: by using Strength on the truck you can find in the S. S. Anne screen.
20th Nov '16 5:58:50 PM dmeagher13
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** When a Pokémon with evolutionary forms introduced after Generation 1 attempts to evolve, it will automatically stop evolving until the player obtained the National Dex. Though it made the remakes more faithful to the originals, this mechanic proved unpopular, so the later remakes simply adding any evolutionary forms introduced in later generation to the dex and allowing the players to evolve, though items required for evolution were hidden until the post game. Later games let you get those by trading and use them, the Pokemon just won't appear in the Pokedex, this game prohibits that too, and you can't even trade in from the Hoenn games until the post game either (Though nothing stops you from using another Kanto game as an intermediary)

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** When a Pokémon with evolutionary forms introduced after Generation 1 attempts to evolve, it will automatically stop evolving until the player obtained the National Dex. Though it made the remakes more faithful to the originals, this mechanic proved unpopular, so the later remakes simply adding added any evolutionary forms introduced in later generation to the dex and allowing the players allowed them to evolve, though items required for evolution were usually hidden until the post game.post-game. Later games let you get those by trading and use them, the Pokemon just won't appear in the Pokedex, this game prohibits that too, and you can't even trade in from the Hoenn games until the post game either (Though nothing stops you from using another Kanto game as an intermediary)
20th Nov '16 5:29:25 PM geekgecko
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* ChekovsGag: One ''20 years'' in the making, no less. When Bill fuses with a Pokémon, it's just a humorous reference to Film/TheFly1986, and he tells you to run the "cell separation system" to de-fuse him. Then in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler: Bill and the Cell Seperation System are revealed as the only things that might save Lusamine, as she fuses an Ultra Beast and ends up getting a lot of toxins in her body]].

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* ChekovsGag: ChekhovsGag: One ''20 years'' in the making, no less. When Bill fuses with a Pokémon, it's just a humorous reference to Film/TheFly1986, and he tells you to run the "cell separation system" "Cell Separation System" to de-fuse him. Then in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler: Bill and the Cell Seperation System are revealed as the only things that might save Lusamine, as she fuses an Ultra Beast and ends up getting a lot of toxins from it in her body]].
20th Nov '16 5:26:04 PM geekgecko
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* ChekovsGag: One ''20 years'' in the making, no less. When Bill fuses with a Pokémon, it's just a humorous reference to Film/TheFly1986, and he tells you to run the "cell separation system" to de-fuse him. Then in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', [[spoiler: Bill and the Cell Seperation System are revealed as the only things that might save Lusamine, as she fuses an Ultra Beast and ends up getting a lot of toxins in her body]].
20th Nov '16 1:08:14 PM Underveil
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[[caption-width-right:350:The one where it all began.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The one where games that started it all began.all.]]
8th Nov '16 6:05:06 AM GM_3826
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* HiddenAgendaVillain: Team Rocket is clearly up to ''something'', but it's never fully explained in-game. However, if you put together the pieces, along with a few details shown in the Anime to fill in the gaps, you can come up with a pretty plausible theory: [[spoiler:They were trying to regain control of Mewtwo after it broke out of the Cinnabar Mansion. No living Pokemon is stronger than Mewtwo, but something revived from a fossil might work. Ghosts are strong against Psychic (at least, in-universe, game glitches notwithstanding,) so a horde of Ghost-type Pokemon from the Pokemon Tower might also work (hence the need for the Silph Scope). Finally, the Master Ball can capture any Pokemon without fail... but there's only one in the entire region, so Giovanni had to take it by force]]. It's justified in that the average Rocket Grunt probably doesn't know that Mewtwo even exists, and Giovanni isn't about to spill the beans to an eleven-year-old who's seemingly intent on wrecking his organization.

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* HiddenAgendaVillain: Team Rocket is clearly up to ''something'', but it's never fully explained in-game. However, if you put together the pieces, along with a few details shown in the Anime to fill in the gaps, you can come up with a pretty plausible theory: [[spoiler:They were trying to regain gain control of Mewtwo after it broke out of the Cinnabar Mansion. No living Pokemon is stronger than Mewtwo, but something revived from a fossil might work. Ghosts are strong against Psychic (at least, in-universe, game glitches notwithstanding,) so a horde of Ghost-type Pokemon from the Pokemon Tower might also work (hence the need for the Silph Scope). They also hold hostage Mr. Fuji, since he helped create Mewtwo. Finally, the Master Ball can capture any Pokemon without fail... but there's only one in the entire region, so Giovanni had to take it by force]]. It's justified in that the average Rocket Grunt probably doesn't know that Mewtwo even exists, and Giovanni isn't about to spill the beans to an eleven-year-old who's seemingly intent on wrecking his organization.
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