Created By: lemonlime on August 27, 2012 Last Edited By: lemonlime on August 29, 2012

Unavoidable Tutorial

In which, in a video game, you are given the option to say no to a tutorial, but get given one anyways.

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Sometimes, video games give the player a choice about whether or not they would like a tutorial, in case the player has already played the game. The only problem is, newcomers might accidentally select "no". And so some games simply decide to provide a tutorial either way. This may be in the form of an NPC asking if you'd like to know how to do X, getting a no, and saying "Oh, of course, silly me. Of course you already knew that to do X, you have to press Y", or something along those lines. Or it may be as simple as saying "yes" or "no" having no impact whatsoever.


  • In Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal, your mother asks you "By the way, do you know how to use the phone?" Even if you say YES, she will explain. Every game also always seem to have one for catching wild Pokemon.
  • Kirby Superstar starts with the prompt "Is this your first time playing?" Regardless of your answer, it then asks "shall we explain 'copy'?" Regardless of your answer, it then explains "copy".
  • In The Legendof Zelda Skyward Sword, Fi does his when you first learn how to dowse.
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