History WhatAnIdiot / Pokemon

26th Nov '16 7:50:33 PM Kayube
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'''Instead:''' They say their motto as usual, either blowing their cover and/or leaving themselves open to attack, ruining a plan that would otherwise have gone off without a hitch.

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'''Instead:''' They say their motto as usual, either blowing their cover and/or leaving themselves open to attack, ruining a plan that would otherwise have gone off without a hitch. (At least one episode showed this to apparently be some sort of actual psychological compulsion on their part when, at one point, Ash mentions some words from the motto to them while they're disguised and they're shown ''struggling to resist saying it'' before finally breaking down.)
17th Oct '16 1:22:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''Instead:''' [[HowDoIShotWeb It doesn't even think about using it]] and instead relies on the then-imperfect method of using the Mega Stone itself ''the next day'', leading to an unnecessary moment of tension as Korrina is forced to fight Team Rocket using Ash's Pikachu.\\

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'''Instead:''' [[HowDoIShotWeb [[ForgotAboutHisPowers It doesn't even think about using it]] and instead relies on the then-imperfect method of using the Mega Stone itself ''the next day'', leading to an unnecessary moment of tension as Korrina is forced to fight Team Rocket using Ash's Pikachu.\\



** In the same vein to above, Grant and Valerie show up with their aces.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Tyrantrum and Aromatisse to be in the lineup.\\
'''Instead:''' Stinking ''Tyrunt and Spritzee'' are still with them.
17th Oct '16 1:13:06 PM BoyNinja
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** Korrina is separated from her Lucario during a run in with a flock of Noibat in a cave.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Her Lucario to use aura to locate her immediately before sunset.\\
'''Instead:''' [[HowDoIShotWeb It doesn't even think about using it]] and instead relies on the then-imperfect method of using the Mega Stone itself ''the next day'', leading to an unnecessary moment of tension as Korrina is forced to fight Team Rocket using Ash's Pikachu.\\
'''You'd Also Expect:''' Korrina to use her other Pokemon to fight.\\
'''Instead:''' She doesn't.




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** Alain works for Team Flare while being lied about doing so for the good of humanity.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Alain starting to doubt their motives after scuffling against innocent Legendary Pokemon doing their jobs, with one of them being damaged and captured because of him.\\
'''Instead:''' He never doubts them ''once'' and leads to the implied genocide of Lumiose City. Cue ''very brief'' HeroicBSOD.
** Alain is completely sure bad things happen because he lacks power.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Alain to realize his PoorCommunicationKills issues keep making things worse.\\
'''Instead:''' Nope. It's totally his fault his power is too weak!
** Alain wants to fight Ash and Ash-Greninja at their full power.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He'd ask them at any time for a battle once they are ready.\\
'''Instead:''' He must totally steamroll 8 Gym Leaders in no time and every other Kalos League participant to fight him!
** The reanimated Megalith versus the "Kalos Defense Force".\\
'''You'd Expect:''' A large army of trainers and police forces showing up to put a stop to it for good.\\
'''Instead:''' Only Gym Leaders arrive as reinforcements, strangely leaving out fan favorites Siebold, Drasna, and Wikstrom from the action along with every other implied anime-only Gym Leader.
** In the same vein to above, Grant and Valerie show up with their aces.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Tyrantrum and Aromatisse to be in the lineup.\\
'''Instead:''' Stinking ''Tyrunt and Spritzee'' are still with them.
** Still in the same vein, the fact everyone uses their Pokemon to fight the monster.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Everyone tossing every single Pokemon they have at it (except for Ash's group sans Greninja and Pikachu, and whom had been slaughtered by Lysandre's Mega Gyarados).\\
'''Instead:''' They only use their aces, unnecessarily complicating the battle for the sake of action.
** ''Still'' in the same vein, Alain's league team.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Alain to spam Bisharp Guillotine or at least use anybody else for the battle.\\
'''Instead:''' He forgets he even has an Unfezant.\\
14th Sep '16 5:34:24 AM Kitch
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'''Instead:''' Lucario does it himself and dies a tragic, pointless death.

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'''Instead:''' Lucario does it himself and dies a tragic, pointless death. And he ''still'' needs Ash's help.
31st Aug '16 4:15:32 AM StarTropes
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'''Instead:''' They still decide to introduce themselves to him with their motto, leaving him to hang up feeling they are wasting his time.\\

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'''Instead:''' They still decide to introduce themselves to him with their motto, leaving him to hang up feeling they are wasting his time.\\
25th Jul '16 5:24:18 AM StarTropes
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* In ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'', Grings Kodai, the antagonist, sees a vision of the future. Part of the vision tells him his assistant will betray him.\\
'''You'd Expect''': He would lock her up in some way, ensuring that she won't be able to do anything to keep him from his goal.\\
'''Instead''': They conduct business as usual.
18th May '16 5:34:18 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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18th May '16 5:32:59 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** In "Island of the Giant Pokémon" Jessie and James are trapped on what they feel is a deserted island. They come across a phone booth and decide to call the operator who can collect call Giovanni.
'''You'd expect:''' Having gotten a hold of Giovanni, Jessie and James would ask him to send some sort of rescue.
'''Instead:''' They still decide to introduce themselves to him with their motto, leaving him to hang up feeling they are wasting his time.

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** In "Island of the Giant Pokémon" Jessie and James are trapped on what they feel is a deserted island. They come across a phone booth and decide to call the operator who can collect call Giovanni.
Giovanni.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Having gotten a hold of Giovanni, Jessie and James would ask him to send some sort of rescue.
rescue.\\
'''Instead:''' They still decide to introduce themselves to him with their motto, leaving him to hang up feeling they are wasting his time.\\
18th May '16 5:32:19 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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** In "Island of the Giant Pokémon" Jessie and James are trapped on what they feel is a deserted island. They come across a phone booth and decide to call the operator who can collect call Giovanni.
'''You'd expect:''' Having gotten a hold of Giovanni, Jessie and James would ask him to send some sort of rescue.
'''Instead:''' They still decide to introduce themselves to him with their motto, leaving him to hang up feeling they are wasting his time.
6th May '16 9:07:25 AM Kitch
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'''Instead:''' She enters the contest unprepared, and during the Appeal round, she tries to make Seviper use Sacred Fire (which it can't learn). When Seviper predictably doesn't use the move, she gives it a bunch of other suggestions that don't work (including [[EpicFail telling Seviper, a snake, to use Blaze Kick and Dragon Claw]]). Eventually, Meowth finally suggests telling Seviper to use Poison Tail (which it can learn), but by then, the damage is already done, and Jessie ends up losing.

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'''Instead:''' She enters the contest unprepared, and during the Appeal round, she tries to make Seviper use Sacred Fire (which it can't learn). When Seviper predictably doesn't use the move, she gives it a bunch of other suggestions that don't work (including [[EpicFail telling Seviper, a snake, to use Blaze Kick and Dragon Claw]]). Eventually, Meowth finally suggests telling Seviper to use Poison Tail (which it can learn), already knows), but by then, the damage is already done, and Jessie ends up losing.
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