History WhatAnIdiot / Pokemon

29th Mar '17 4:40:11 AM StarTropes
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'''You'd Also Expect:''' Somebody--''anybody''--to assume the worst and put the match on hold while they dispatch search-and-rescue teams.\\
'''Instead:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Nobody. Does. ''Anything]].'' Thousands of people just sit on their hands while Ash goes through insane amounts of crap to fight his way out of Team Rocket's clutches and return to the stadium. By the time he does, half his team has been exhausted.\\

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'''You'd Also Therefore Expect:''' Somebody--''anybody''--to assume the worst and put the match on hold while they dispatch search-and-rescue teams.\\
'''Instead:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Nobody. Does. ''Anything]].''Anything.'' Thousands of people just sit on their hands while Ash goes through insane amounts of crap to fight his way out of Team Rocket's clutches and return to the stadium. By the time he does, half his team has been exhausted.\\
7th Jan '17 10:36:44 AM esq263
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'''You'd Expect:''' Ash to quite reasonably remind Everett that he has a League Championship battle coming up that he can't afford to miss. After all, promise or no promise, Everett is being unreasonable in insisting on a battle right then and there; he can't reasonably expect Ash to keep his promise when he sets up a situation where anyone with common sense would decline to do so. (Lying in wait to intercept Ash just before a crucial battle, rather than challenging Ash at a more reasonable time.) For all Ash knows, Everett could quite conceivably be a saboteur in league with a rival, out to ruin Ash's chances.\\

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'''You'd Expect:''' Ash to quite reasonably remind Everett that he has a League Championship battle coming up that he can't afford to miss. miss, and to agree upon a set time for him and Everett to have their battle. After all, promise or no promise, Everett is being unreasonable in insisting on a battle right then and there; he can't reasonably expect Ash to keep his promise when he Everett sets up a situation where anyone with common sense would decline to do so. (Lying in wait to intercept Ash just before a crucial battle, rather than challenging Ash at a more reasonable time.) For all Ash knows, Everett could quite conceivably be a saboteur in league with a rival, out to ruin Ash's chances.\\
7th Jan '17 9:42:20 AM esq263
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** In "All Hail the Ice Battlefield", Ash is challenging the Snowbelle Gym, and he hasn't yet learnt to control the Ash-Greninja technique.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Either Ash to perfect the Ash-Greninja technique before challenging the Gym, or for him to rely on tried-and-true methods to battle.\\
'''Instead:''' He uses the Ash-Greninja technique but is still unable to control it. He passes out and loses the battle.
** In "A League of His Own", as Ash is headed to his first Kalos League Championship battle, he is challenged by Everett to an impromptu match and reminded of his promise to challenge the other trainer "next time".\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ash to quite reasonably remind Everett that he has a League Championship battle coming up that he can't afford to miss. After all, promise or no promise, Everett is being unreasonable in insisting on a battle right then and there; he can't reasonably expect Ash to keep his promise when he sets up a situation where anyone with common sense would decline to do so. (Lying in wait to intercept Ash just before a crucial battle, rather than challenging Ash at a more reasonable time.) For all Ash knows, Everett could quite conceivably be a saboteur in league with a rival, out to ruin Ash's chances.\\
** '''Instead:''' Ash chooses HonorBeforeReason and accepts the challenge. He avoids forfeiting his League battle by arriving at the last second, and is unable to use one of his most powerful Pokémon (Pikachu) He is fortunate that he wins the battle.
24th Dec '16 10:05:02 AM MitchellProductions
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'''Insteas:''' He seems to be content with just blasting them off again, over and over like hundreds of times. You'd think Ash gets tired of them by now...

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'''Insteas:''' '''Instead:''' He seems to be content with just blasting them off again, over and over like hundreds of times. You'd think Ash gets tired of them by now...
19th Dec '16 6:01:09 AM Loekman3
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** Regardless of their bumblingness as well as their incopetence, the Team Rocket Trio are still criminals and have been repeatedtly attempt to kidnap numerous Pokemons. And they keep doing this OncePerEpisode.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Ash to realize that as long as they are around, Pokemons can get kidnapped and people could be harmed, thus he decides to have Pikachu paralyze them and hand them over to Officer Jenny. That way, they won't ever pester Ash and his companions ever again.\\
'''Insteas:''' He seems to be content with just blasting them off again, over and over like hundreds of times. You'd think Ash gets tired of them by now...
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.\\
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