Created By: Raso on June 26, 2011 Last Edited By: Raso on July 20, 2011

Instant Mount

A mount in a video game that you can summon.

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Videogames can be very large one way to get across them is a Mount.

Mounts in Video Games come in three flavors Static Mount [1] (which do not move unless you are already on them) (Future YKTTW) Power-Up Mount (Currently named The Yoshi rename inc) and the summonable mount, this is the latter.

You can summon said mount in a variety of ways, a Holler Button, Summon Magic, use of an item, or just getting on a pet
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  • Various Legend of Zelda games have you summon Epona
  • Wo W before patch 2.0 mounts were summoned via items kept in your inventory. Post 2.0 those items taught spells to summon one. There are well over 100 different mounts and Achievements to Gotta Catch Them All.
  • Dynasty Warriors 5 and up give you a whistle button to summon their mount which can be recieved by equiping a saddle item or Hijack one off some other officer.
  • Pokémon the fly and surf skill can instantly make one of your Mons into a makeshift mount. This becomes humorous when the Pokemon in question is actually smaller than the protagonist.
    • As well as receiving a bike midway though your adventure Really handy with the Quick Select function.
Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • June 26, 2011
    fluffything
    • Several Pokemon can be ridden using the moves "Surf" or "Fly". This becomes humorous when the Pokemon in question is actually smaller than the protagonist.
  • June 26, 2011
    Koveras
  • June 27, 2011
    shimaspawn
    ^ Those horses would be the first type of mount, not this one. They just stand around and you have no way to call them.
  • June 27, 2011
    Raso
    Yeah that would be This YKTTW.
  • June 27, 2011
    Micah
    This doesn't just happen in video games -- paladin mounts in 3rd edition Dungeons And Dragons work this way.
  • June 27, 2011
    Stratadrake
    • In Drakengard, you can instantly summon your dragon (your mount) from almost anywhere in a level.
  • June 28, 2011
    Octagon8
    One of the main characteristics of Egoboo paladins is the "Call Gelding" spell, which summons a ridable lizard.
  • June 28, 2011
    Raso
    ^^^ It is a gaming trope (there are probably a few fantasy shows that draw inspiration from games for this too)
  • June 28, 2011
    Mozgwsloiku
    In the same spirit, The Jetsons used collapsible cars
  • July 6, 2011
    Aielyn
    The funniest of the "Flying" pokemon would have to be Doduo and Dodrio, as they are designed as flightless birds with wings so small they'd never even be able to slow themselves while falling, yet can fly, with the protagonist, without a problem.
  • July 7, 2011
    LoopyChew
    • In the Assassins Creed II games (II and Brotherhood) to date, it is possible to summon a horse from most places, no matter how ridiculous it might seem, and they're always just around the corner, coming your way.
    • This happens in Red Dead Redemption. You can summon a new horse the moment your old one dies.
  • July 20, 2011
    TBeholder
    It's from Middle Asian and Russian folklore. You got to call its name while shaking the bridle, three times -- or something like this. Not always quite a looker, but you get the idea.
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