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The Pokédex - Extended Fanon Edition:

 5701 Aminatep, Thu, 16th Jun '11 4:57:37 AM from Glorious Mother Russia
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So uh

Calling dibs on evolutionary process.

A couple of questions: is it an accepted fact that Arceus created everything? Are there real animals in the setting or only pokemon?

edited 16th Jun '11 4:58:33 AM by Aminatep

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 5702 Swampertrox, Thu, 16th Jun '11 7:10:13 AM from Abandoned Ship Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Mage of Life
Pretty sure there are only Pokemon. As for Arceus, there are multiple religions with multiple interpretations of the Pokeverse, so you should be able to do anything that doesn't conflict too much with other stuff.

edited 16th Jun '11 7:10:23 AM by Swampertrox

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 5703 Neo Crimson, Thu, 16th Jun '11 8:02:29 AM from behind your lines.
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Something I'd like to add for the Swablu line, coinciding with my theories for Dragon Pokemon. See, what differentiates Dragons from normal reptilian Pokemon is a specific type of super-tough hide that is resistant to most things and can only be pierced by cold or techniques specifically designed to counter it ("Dragon" type attacks). The reason why Altaria is classified as a Dragon is because, upon evolution, it develops this so-called "Dragon Scale" hide. That's also the reason why Charizard and Gyarados aren't considered dragons.
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 5704 rmctagg09, Thu, 16th Jun '11 8:14:55 AM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
[up] That works for me.
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 5705 Silent Reverence, Thu, 16th Jun '11 8:23:59 AM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
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I'm pretty sure there are not only Pokémon, unless "trees", "plankton" and "bacteria", in case they exist (and the trees do, in all canons, with apparently the same variety that exists here in Earth) are all Pokémon. There's also no reason why only humans (and trees?) have to be the only Earth-esque creatures out there when we have been shown fish in at least one continuity and there is evidence of life, Pokémon or otherwise, beyond the atmosphere of Pokéarth. Also considering something that has been said several times before — there's no way to sustain an ecosystem with such a low amount of different species.

As for Arceus, only the myth states that he created "everything", or at least that he came before "everything" (else). I'm not sure how close to the truth could that be while still interpreting the myth. He might have created only Pokémon and a Poképlanet, for example, although that gets fairly complicated. For a creature that created a friggin' universe, Arceus was nerfed to the point of Humiliation Conga in Movie 12 (dying because a mere meteorite hit him, or because someone dumped a bit of "silverwater" on him, duh), but then that's the anime...

edited 16th Jun '11 8:28:07 AM by SilentReverence

 5706 Aminatep, Thu, 16th Jun '11 8:58:25 AM from Glorious Mother Russia
Vulpes Zerda
Bottom line: So Arceus created all pokemon 100%?
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I jacked one of my fingers up today, so there'll be a slight delay on the Venipede article.

Creating the Universe does not equal creating each and every different lifeform. Those are different things.

 5709 Aminatep, Thu, 16th Jun '11 3:17:27 PM from Glorious Mother Russia
Vulpes Zerda
Huh. So if anything, they don't seem to actually evolve in the straight sense.

That puts an interesting spin on this. I think it's kinda like intelligent design vs. spontaneous, except intelligent design's the scientific view here.
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 5710 Tracer Bullet, Thu, 16th Jun '11 3:30:48 PM from A Dark and Rainy Alley
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I thought that someone already wrote a Swablu article...
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 5711 rmctagg09, Thu, 16th Jun '11 3:35:56 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
[up] Yeah, Sullen did.
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 5712 Sullen Frog, Thu, 16th Jun '11 3:45:28 PM from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Whisperer in Darkness
I'm fairly certain that I'd remember if I wrote a Swablu article, guys.tongue
 5713 rmctagg09, Thu, 16th Jun '11 3:46:24 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
[up] Oh wait, that was the Dratini article.

Damn it, I know it's there, but we neglected to have it indexed.

edited 16th Jun '11 3:48:06 PM by rmctagg09

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 5714 Sullen Frog, Thu, 16th Jun '11 3:51:35 PM from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Whisperer in Darkness
Indeed—along with Axew, Totodile, Rhyhorn, Absol, Groudon, Deoxys, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltress, Lugia, Dialga, Onix, Spiritomb, Cobalion, Larvitar, and Cacnea.

And I'm fairly certain that there was a Swablu line at some point.

edited 16th Jun '11 3:52:03 PM by SullenFrog

 5715 rmctagg09, Thu, 16th Jun '11 3:55:08 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
I'm trying to find it back.
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 5716 Tangent 128, Thu, 16th Jun '11 3:56:40 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Found it

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edited 16th Jun '11 3:57:17 PM by Tangent128

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 5717 Swampertrox, Thu, 16th Jun '11 3:59:44 PM from Abandoned Ship Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Mage of Life
[up]x12: The question wasn't whether there were other lifeforms beside Pokemon, it was whether there were other animals. Aside from a couple anime inconsistencies (I can only think of two, and one was an ad) there are no non-Pokemon animals in canon.

About Arceus, my personal theory is that he/she/it/whatever created the universe, the Dragon trio, the Lake trio, Mew, and any other relevant legendaries (possibly Zeshirom) and then other lifeforms evolved from Mew, making it the ancestor of all pokemon.
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 5718 Neo Crimson, Thu, 16th Jun '11 4:00:41 PM from behind your lines.
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Should we ask the author if we can make additions/edits?
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 5719 Marioguy 128, Thu, 16th Jun '11 4:06:23 PM from various galaxies
Geomancer
Yeah, it could use a buffing.
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 5720 Silent Reverence, Thu, 16th Jun '11 5:31:10 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
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[up][up][up] Humans. Alghough I concede to the point, a worls with our plants and bacteria but not our animals simply doesn't make sense, in particular after you add that the animal-replacements shoot Fricking Laser Beams from their mouths and level mountains with thier tails. Oh and they "evolve" metamorphosis-like.

Then again I'm a beleiver on the Generation Ship theory so...

 5721 Silent Reverence, Thu, 16th Jun '11 5:55:27 PM from 3 tiles right 1 tile up
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edited 16th Jun '11 5:55:47 PM by SilentReverence

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I always figured that the Pokemon planet was colonized in a similar method to the 40k colonization strategy pre-Age of Strife, namely they landed on a planet, befriended the alien lifeforms, and gradually forgot about the fact they came from space.
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 5723 Blissey 1, Thu, 16th Jun '11 6:48:43 PM from a random Pokčcenter Relationship Status: I know
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or perhaps they landed on the planet, and something caused a class 1 Apocalypse How causing them to loose all the high tech stuff they landed with, kinda like Dragonriders of Pern.

edited 16th Jun '11 6:50:04 PM by Blissey1

 5724 Kexruct, Thu, 16th Jun '11 7:05:03 PM from Vvardenfell
nonarySpade
OR!

Maybe they do have normal animals, but the Kanto/Johto/Hoenn/Sinnoh/Unova/Whatever other regions are so densely populated by Pokemon no one notices normal animals. The rest of the worlds has a much different Pokemon:Animal ratio. Or maybe it could just be Gameplay and Story Segregation, as if a normal animal appeared, people would wonder why you couldn't catch it. Also, keep in mind some of the articles mention normal animals. One final note: my brother has a Japanese card of Spearow (or should I say Onisuzume? tongue) has a worm in the foreground.

edited 16th Jun '11 7:05:16 PM by Kexruct

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 5725 Aminatep, Fri, 17th Jun '11 2:33:10 AM from Glorious Mother Russia
Vulpes Zerda
Possibly earthworms and planktons are 'mons but they either suck too much and no one uses them or don't attack humans.
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