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4526 CalamityJane31st Mar 2011 04:04:17 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Hazards is kinda small... But now, how would I explain it? How do they stop a move from working? Do I need to explain how it works or should I just go with what it does?

Guess I didn't think things all the way through.
This is gonna take a while.
4527 Marioguy12831st Mar 2011 04:06:21 PM from various galaxies
Geomancer
Hmm, did someone ever come up with an explanation for how Disable works?

edited 31st Mar '11 4:07:41 PM by Marioguy128

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4528 CalamityJane31st Mar 2011 04:07:11 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
I don't think so, but I might be wrong. If there is an explanation, I could base it off of that.
This is gonna take a while.
Outer Cloyster
My guess would be creating some kind of temporary aversion or a powerful compulsion not to use it. Maybe fear-based but that's a little tenuous. Maybe it's just some kind of pattern-based thing that creates a literal mental block. It would be a lot easier to explain if Disable was psychic not normal...
4530 CalamityJane31st Mar 2011 04:14:05 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Maybe it has something to do with injuring the Frillicent that has something to do with the nerve clusters they have? Or maybe it's Obscura at work here. I dunno.
This is gonna take a while.
4531 Marioguy12831st Mar 2011 04:27:12 PM from various galaxies
Geomancer
Thing is, Cursed Body works on all moves, not just ones that make contact. How to explain that... tricky indeed. Here's a picture of it in action in the anime. Maybe that'll inspire something?

edited 31st Mar '11 4:27:32 PM by Marioguy128

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4532 memyselfandI231st Mar 2011 04:27:45 PM from The Biosphere , Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Nemesis of Reason
Calamity Jane: The Frillish article is awesome, although the idea of Frillish and Jellicent as completely insane by our standards seems somewhat random.

Also, Disable and Cursed Body might just be paralysis of the part used to attack. the Frillish line are jellies after all.
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4533 CalamityJane31st Mar 2011 04:29:01 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Well, my justification for the insanity stands as this:

  • No proper brain
  • No proper sense of logic
  • Sapient
  • No proper sense of logic + Sapience = Insane.

edited 31st Mar '11 4:29:12 PM by CalamityJane

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4534 memyselfandI231st Mar 2011 04:30:31 PM from The Biosphere , Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Nemesis of Reason
If it has no proper brain, how is it sapient?
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4535 TracerBullet31st Mar 2011 04:32:39 PM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
... So by that logic, wouldn't Tentacool also be psychotic?
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4536 CalamityJane31st Mar 2011 04:34:32 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
All pokemon are sapient, aren't they?

And no, Tentacool has a brain. I think.
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4537 memyselfandI231st Mar 2011 04:35:04 PM from The Biosphere , Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Nemesis of Reason
Eh, I guess. Besides, it is funny.

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4538 CalamityJane31st Mar 2011 04:36:51 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Indeed it is.
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4539 memyselfandI231st Mar 2011 04:49:00 PM from The Biosphere , Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Nemesis of Reason
But what about Cursed Body?
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4540 CalamityJane31st Mar 2011 05:03:09 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Yeah I got nothing.
This is gonna take a while.
4541 memyselfandI231st Mar 2011 05:04:53 PM from The Biosphere , Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Nemesis of Reason
I think its an obscura attack that creates some kind of paralysis in the anatomy used to perform the move.

Also, I'm claiming the Pawniard Line.

edited 31st Mar '11 5:06:49 PM by memyselfandI2

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4542 Neo_Crimson31st Mar 2011 05:07:34 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
Neural Paralysis maybe? They know how to do the move but they're temporarily incapable for firing the neurons required to used the move. Like temporarily forgetting how to walk. This could be done via Neuro-toxins, a very precise electrical shock, or psychic in nature. I'm banking on the latter because most things that know Disable are Psychics.
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4543 memyselfandI231st Mar 2011 05:12:22 PM from The Biosphere , Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Nemesis of Reason
So they cause a very minor stroke?
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4544 CalamityJane31st Mar 2011 05:13:27 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Weird.
This is gonna take a while.
4545 Neo_Crimson31st Mar 2011 05:17:33 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
So they cause a very minor stroke?

More like a cognitive block or an enforced recall error. As far as mental attacks go this doesn't seem that implausible.
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4546 CalamityJane31st Mar 2011 05:19:38 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Then what's up with the glowy black energy around Frillish when he used Cursed Body on Vine Whip?
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4547 Neo_Crimson31st Mar 2011 05:23:07 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
The Obscura or whatever briefly becoming visible before the mental portion of the attack occurs?
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4548 CalamityJane31st Mar 2011 05:26:21 PM from BYU Idaho , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Herp derp, thanks guys. I'll type it up once I'm done with other stuff.
This is gonna take a while.
4549 SilentReverence31st Mar 2011 09:00:21 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
adopting kitteh
So I finally came back. Given my day however, that means I'll go right to sleep.

Also waiting to see the results of my first AFD prank, hm....
4550 TracerBullet31st Mar 2011 10:39:48 PM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
Guess Who...?
Because apparently Jabber hates us, here's a link to that web client for the chatroom:

http://speeqe.com/room/pokÚdex@salon.tropi.us/
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