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* Mega Blaziken was in Pokemon X and Y, while the other Mega Evolved Hoenn starters have to wait until Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. [[EarlyBirdCameo Get it?]]
** Interestingly, the same can also be said of the anime, where, over 10 years ago, Blaziken was the first form of any Hoenn starter shown.
** Blaziken's ability (Speed Boost) also makes sense when you think about this.



* Continuing on with the Omega/Alpha theme, Primal Groudon has the ability Desolate Land ("Land of Endings" in Japanese), which sounds like a place where life would end (hence Omega). Primal Kyogre has the ability Primordial Sea ("Sea of Beginnings"), which sounds like a place where life would begin (hence Alpha). Furthermore, their signature moves Precipice Blades (Precipice refers to the sharp drop at the '''end''' of a cliff) and Origin Pulse (Origin and beginning) also reflect this.
** Their abilities also reflect the goals of the villainous teams trying to use them. Desolate Land for Magma, and Primordial Sea for Aqua.
* Mega Swampert having Swift Swim seems pretty random at first considering how bulky it is, but a closer look at its design shows that it's actually a perfect fit for its ability. Its overall design is more streamlined than before, its wider frame means it gains more lift as it swims, and its arm muscles are much stronger, making Mega Swampert a very good swimmer. Not only that, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDOzD9NTeLY this clip]] shows that those orange bumps on Swampert's arms can hold and eject water at high speeds making it move faster. Now in what weather condition is there a lot of excess water in Swampert's surroundings for it to use?
* Why does Mega Sceptile have Lightning Rod? Its tail looks like an evergreen tree and the tip of its tail looks like a lightning rod. A common way to protect trees from lightning strikes is to put lightning rods on them to absorb the electricity.
* Both Mega Swampert and Mega Sceptile's abilities are particularly useful in double battles. Fitting, given the original games were the first to introduce them.
* Some people might think that it's a little odd that the Dragon-type Altaria had the Fairy-type Moonblast added to its movepool in X and Y given the relationship [[ObviousRulePatch between the two]]. Come ORAS, and Altaria is given a Mega Evolution that renders it Dragon/Fairy. It's also no wonder why it lost its secondary Flying-type - calling it a living cloud doesn't even begin to describe the sheer amount of [[MessyHair plumage it has.]]



* While Mega Salamence's design at first can seem quite hilarious (and many have found one or another reason to pick at it) it actually makes quite a lot of sense, design-wise. Ever since Salamence was a Bagon, all it wanted to do was Fly. Now its Mega Evolution makes it heavily resemble [[OlympusMons Latios and Latias]], who are often compared to ''jets'', showing that not only can it fly, but it speeds through the skies at the same time. Bringing out Salamence's true power only helps further realize its dreams.
** Similarly, the fandom loved Salamence for being a badass western dragon whose secondary flying-type was overshadowed at best and considered a liability at worst even before power creep set in. Its mega evolution makes it incredibly dangerous not by making it a better dragon, but by making it a better flier.
** Actually, in Generation III, Dragon was Special and Flying was Physical, so Salamence was used not for strong Dragon Type moves, but to use Dragon Dance, and then use Flying Attacks to hit most enemies for at least neutral damage. Generations IV and V changed this by making new Physical moves and giving it a strong Outrage, which filled the same role of a strong attack that nothing was immune to. But then X and Y introduced Fairies, which would take no damage from these moves. So what could be done to make Salamence strong again? Go back to using powerful Flying attacks, thanks to its new Aerialate. Salamence's Mega is really just a return to its roots, doing what it always wanted to do. And now, even with so many powerful fairies and Steel Types, Mega Salamence's Aerialate means that it was banned not because it was too good of a Dragon, but because it was too good of a Flier.
* Mega Slowbro gains the ability [[ImprovisedArmor Shell Armor]] - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin its shell becomes its armor.]]
** Its Defense is equal to a Cloyster's. It's covered by a Shellder, Cloyster's pre-evolved form. The Shellder basically evolved (for the battle).
* Mega Diancie has a drop in Defense and Special Defense after it Mega Evolves from Diancie. Mega Diancie has lost all its impurities and become all diamond and diamonds maybe one of the hardest substances, but they're so brittle, that if small enough, they can be shattered with a hammer.
* Mega Metagross is this. It looks like they added a Metang and two Beldums onto a normal Metagross. Each evolutionary stage of the Beldum line is said to be composed of two members of the previous stage. Metang is two Beldum and Metagross is two Metang or four Beldum or ''one Metang and two Beldum'' Mega Metagross is still technically two normal Metagross combined.
* Mega Audino resembles Audino's equivalent of Blissey. This doesn't make sense, until you remember Mega Banette. Mega Banette could have easily been a regular evolution to its line like Dusknoir was but it would not make a good foil if it was. Mega Audino is Audino's answer to Blissey while at the same time giving a difference between the two Pokemon so that the two make good foils for one another.
* As stated in X and Y, Mega Gardevoir's chest plate (its heart) is in two pieces, representing it opening its heart to its trainer. When Gallade Mega Evolves, similar plates appear on its arms, meaning that Mega Gallade literally wears its heart on its sleeve.



* Mega Latias and Mega Latios are confirmed to look exactly the same as they do in X and Y's hidden data. In other words, they're difficult to tell apart. Not only does this make sense given that they're alternate gender counterparts to each other, it also makes sense from a developer's viewpoint due to the fact that it allows the developers to represent both using one overworld model when you use the Eon Flute to fly on them in real time (instead of instantaneous like using the Fly HM move).



* The theme for the Primal Legendaries contains snippets of the original GBA song from the original games. In other words, the song is ''reverting'' itself.



* Kyogre is about 15ft tall and its appearance heavily resembles a killer whale. In its Primal Form, [[MakeMyMonsterGrow it grows to about 32ft tall.]] The largest male killer whale on record was 32ft tall.
** The sea covers about 70% of the earth, which makes it more than twice the size of the land. Primal Groudon is about 16ft tall. Now with all this in mind: what is 16 times 2, again?



* The energy that is related to Mega-Evoution is called Infinity Energy right? While Groudon and Kyogre had Primal Reversions, Rayquaza has a Mega-Evolution instead. If you look at Rayquaza, the TronLines/Streamer patterns incorporate Lemniscates, or sideways 8s. What is a Lemniscate the symbol of? Infinity.
* Valerie from ''X and Y'' mentions that she's fascinated with the concept of becoming a Pokemon and that her fashion style has been influenced by that. Her winged dress didn't exactly resemble any Fairy-type Pokemon...until these games introduced the Normal/Fairy Mega Audino, who sports similar wing-like frills that are nearly located in the same places on its body as are those on Valerie's outfit.



* How does Rayquaza Mega Evolve without a Mega Stone? It doesn't. It ate the Meteorite, which has the Mega Evolution symbol on it. Its Mega Stone is internal.



* On a similar note, when flying on the back of Mega Latios/Latias, one can engage in midair battles against flying wild Pokemon. You can use Pokemon that can't fly for this. And even more baffling, you can use Primal Groudon, the second heaviest Pokemon in existence, with no consequences.



* How could Mewtwo have any Mega Stones when the Kalosian War occurred millenia before it was even created? We might have to thank Maxie/Archie for that. That skyward burst of Infinity Energy that came from the Cave of Origin when Groudon/Kyogre was taken care of happened to create a new batch of Mega Stones when the leftover energy rained back down, and the Hoenn and Kanto games take place around the same time.


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** You may have noticed that most of these legendaries are found in dark portals with golden outlines. [[spoiler:These are exactly like the rings on Hoopa (an unreleased Pokémon), and ''especially'' like the big ring on the body of its Unbound forme. Leaked event dialogue from X and Y reveals that stealing things into pocket dimensions -- including ''an entire castle'' -- is Hoopa's modus operandi, and it does this basically ForTheEvulz. Dropping a dozen OlympusMons on Hoenn is [[{{Jerkass}} Hoopa's idea of a joke...]]]]

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** You may have noticed that most of these legendaries are found in dark portals with golden outlines. [[spoiler:These These are exactly like the rings on Hoopa (an unreleased Pokémon), and ''especially'' like the big ring on the body of its Unbound forme. Leaked event dialogue from X and Y reveals that stealing things into pocket dimensions -- including ''an entire castle'' -- is Hoopa's modus operandi, and it does this basically ForTheEvulz. Dropping a dozen OlympusMons on Hoenn is [[{{Jerkass}} Hoopa's idea of a joke...]]]]]]



* Episode Delta backs to Hoenn's history 3000 years ago, and involves Deoxys. Ruby and Emerald's entries say it was a space virus that got exposed to a laser beam. Now what kind of laser beam would be used 3000 years ago? [[spoiler:AZ's weapon is something along these lines.]]

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* Episode Delta backs to Hoenn's history 3000 years ago, and involves Deoxys. Ruby and Emerald's entries say it was a space virus that got exposed to a laser beam. Now what kind of laser beam would be used 3000 years ago? [[spoiler:AZ's AZ's weapon is something along these lines.]]



* [[spoiler:The Delta Episode]] finally revealed the existence of a Pokémon multiverse. Using this fact, it's very easy to prove that all Pokémon media and all Pokémon games are canon even if they're remakes, [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo they're different "versions" of each other]] or that they contradict each other - they just portray events from different universes.

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* [[spoiler:The The Delta Episode]] Episode finally revealed the existence of a Pokémon multiverse. Using this fact, it's very easy to prove that all Pokémon media and all Pokémon games are canon even if they're remakes, [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo they're different "versions" of each other]] or that they contradict each other - they just portray events from different universes.



* Apparently, [[spoiler:Deoxys's]] psychic powers cannot overcome the force of gravity or the ground's friction, since [[spoiler:in Birth Island the player has to push the triangle manually. In space however, the triangle solves itself.]]

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* Apparently, [[spoiler:Deoxys's]] Deoxys's psychic powers cannot overcome the force of gravity or the ground's friction, since [[spoiler:in in Birth Island the player has to push the triangle manually. In space however, the triangle solves itself.]]



* Zinnia talks about [[spoiler:the existence of the original game's reality]] and asks the player what would happen if the meteorite that was heading towards the planet were to collide with it. Said meteorite was mentioned to be heading towards south of Sootopolis (where the other secret/post-game islands of Hoenn were in the original games) and contained Deoxys within it, complete with the same triangle with it inside that appeared on Birth Island. [[spoiler: Piece these facts together, and you'd realize that said event did, in fact, already happen in the original game's continuity, with the result being that said meteorite became Birth Island and that nothing else was effected.]]

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* Zinnia talks about [[spoiler:the the existence of the original game's reality]] reality and asks the player what would happen if the meteorite that was heading towards the planet were to collide with it. Said meteorite was mentioned to be heading towards south of Sootopolis (where the other secret/post-game islands of Hoenn were in the original games) and contained Deoxys within it, complete with the same triangle with it inside that appeared on Birth Island. [[spoiler: Piece these facts together, and you'd realize that said event did, in fact, already happen in the original game's continuity, with the result being that said meteorite became Birth Island and that nothing else was effected.]]




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* At the end of the Sky Pillar climb during Delta Episode, Zinnia says that [[spoiler: the reason she went to the extremes of stealing Key Stones was because she didn't want to risk not doing right by ''"those who could not... live up to that fate"''. And when she prepares to begin the ritual to summon Rayquaza, it's clear that she's preparing for ''not surviving it'', and it's pretty clearly straining on her. Earlier on, when you meet Zinnia's grandmother, and she says that the Draconids' reversals of the last two disasters both required a good deal of sacrifice, and Zinnia's willing to let the "sacrificial blade" aim at her own heart. ''How many Draconids died in previous summoning attempts for the third go-round?'' And even worse: '''''is that what happened to the first Aster?''''']]
** It gets worse. Even if [[spoiler: she did survive summoning Rayquaza and managed to bring it under her command, the next step would have been riding it into space to destroy the Meteorite. But Zinnia doesn't have the suit the player got from the enemy team, so she'd have nothing to protect her from the vacuum of space. In other words, while summoning Rayquaza had a definite possibility of dying as a result, riding Rayquaza to destroy the meteorite without any kind of protection would ''definitely'' have killed her.]]
** There's one silver lining, though: [[spoiler: Mega Rayquaza seems to have no trouble at all being in outer space. You could HandWave it as Rayquaza being a legendary if not for the fact that it seems to be projecting its Delta Stream ability around it and the protagonist... Also, Zinnia initially attempted to summon Rayquaza by helping Team Magma/Aqua. If everything had gone "correctly" there, then Zinnia may have been able to get her hands on the Magma/Aqua Suit that way.]]
* Steven's father talks about how they use a source of energy called "Infinity Energy." It's implied that this energy is [[spoiler: the same energy that as used with [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY AZ's Ultimate Weapon, which requires the sacrifice of Pokemon to power it. Does this perhaps mean that Devon corporation is killing pokemon for energy?]]
** The notes at Sea Mauville [[spoiler:pretty much confirm that ''this has happened'' at least in the past, to our horror.]] In one of the cupboards, there is even an [[spoiler:energy drink made of "Seviper Extract"...]] It's implied that [[spoiler:this is why Wattson put a stop to the New Mauville project, as the nature of the energy extraction was too gruesome for him.]]
** [[spoiler: The truth of the matter is revealed if you talk to Wattson and his wife after checking on the possible malfunction in New Mauville. Namely, the completion and utilization of a 69-floor underground city would have been detrimental to the local wildlife. However, the Seviper Extract is unnerving in a different fashion. If you translate it to real-life terms, you get...snake oil. ''Mauville Holdings was giving its employees mere placebos.'']]
* How could Mewtwo have any Mega Stones when the Kalosian War occurred millenia before it was even created? [[spoiler: We might have to thank Maxie/Archie for that. That skyward burst of Infinity Energy that came from the Cave of Origin when Groudon/Kyogre was taken care of happened to create a new batch of Mega Stones when the leftover energy rained back down, and the Hoenn and Kanto games take place around the same time.]]

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* At the end of the Sky Pillar climb during Delta Episode, Zinnia says that [[spoiler: the reason she went to the extremes of stealing Key Stones was because she didn't want to risk not doing right by ''"those who could not... live up to that fate"''. And when she prepares to begin the ritual to summon Rayquaza, it's clear that she's preparing for ''not surviving it'', and it's pretty clearly straining on her. Earlier on, when you meet Zinnia's grandmother, and she says that the Draconids' reversals of the last two disasters both required a good deal of sacrifice, and Zinnia's willing to let the "sacrificial blade" aim at her own heart. ''How many Draconids died in previous summoning attempts for the third go-round?'' And even worse: '''''is that what happened to the first Aster?''''']]
Aster?'''''
** It gets worse. Even if [[spoiler: she did survive summoning Rayquaza and managed to bring it under her command, the next step would have been riding it into space to destroy the Meteorite. But Zinnia doesn't have the suit the player got from the enemy team, so she'd have nothing to protect her from the vacuum of space. In other words, while summoning Rayquaza had a definite possibility of dying as a result, riding Rayquaza to destroy the meteorite without any kind of protection would ''definitely'' have killed her.]]
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** There's one silver lining, though: [[spoiler: Mega Rayquaza seems to have no trouble at all being in outer space. You could HandWave it as Rayquaza being a legendary if not for the fact that it seems to be projecting its Delta Stream ability around it and the protagonist... Also, Zinnia initially attempted to summon Rayquaza by helping Team Magma/Aqua. If everything had gone "correctly" there, then Zinnia may have been able to get her hands on the Magma/Aqua Suit that way.]]
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* Steven's father talks about how they use a source of energy called "Infinity Energy." It's implied that this energy is [[spoiler: the same energy that as used with [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY AZ's Ultimate Weapon, Weapon]], which requires the sacrifice of Pokemon to power it. Does this perhaps mean that Devon corporation is killing pokemon for energy?]]
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** The notes at Sea Mauville [[spoiler:pretty pretty much confirm that ''this has happened'' at least in the past, to our horror.]] horror. In one of the cupboards, there is even an [[spoiler:energy energy drink made of "Seviper Extract"...]] Extract"... It's implied that [[spoiler:this this is why Wattson put a stop to the New Mauville project, as the nature of the energy extraction was too gruesome for him.]]
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** [[spoiler: The truth of the matter is revealed if you talk to Wattson and his wife after checking on the possible malfunction in New Mauville. Namely, the completion and utilization of a 69-floor underground city would have been detrimental to the local wildlife. However, the Seviper Extract is unnerving in a different fashion. If you translate it to real-life terms, you get...snake oil. ''Mauville Holdings was giving its employees mere placebos.'']]
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* How could Mewtwo have any Mega Stones when the Kalosian War occurred millenia before it was even created? [[spoiler: We might have to thank Maxie/Archie for that. That skyward burst of Infinity Energy that came from the Cave of Origin when Groudon/Kyogre was taken care of happened to create a new batch of Mega Stones when the leftover energy rained back down, and the Hoenn and Kanto games take place around the same time.]]


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* Why did Maxie and Archie fail in the original games? They wanted to control Groudon or Kyogre... [[FailedASpotCheck with the Orb of the opposite legendary]]. As the remakes reveals that both Orbs have different effects on both legendaries, what the team leaders wanted to do is to suppress the Pokémon enough to be tamable.

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* Why did Maxie and Archie fail in the original games? They wanted to control Groudon or Kyogre... [[FailedASpotCheck with the Orb of the opposite legendary]]. As However, as the remakes reveals that both Orbs have different effects on both legendaries, what the team leaders wanted to do is to suppress the Pokémon enough to be tamable.tamable; they probably know what they were doing after all.

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## The villains want to flood the world/burn the world. Literature/TheBible presents us with two apocalypses, the Flood of Noah wiping out almost all of humanity and the Book of Revelation foretelling the capital-A Apocalypse, which is often portrayed as a rather explosive, firey event. The Alpha Apocalypse, the Flood and the Omega Apocalypse, Armageddon.

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** Actually, in Generation III, Dragon was Special and Flying was Physical, so Salamence was used not for strong Dragon Type moves, but to use Dragon Dance, and then use Flying Attacks to hit most enemies for at least neutral damage. Generations IV and V changed this by making new Physical moves and giving it a strong Outrage, which filled the same role of a strong attack that nothing was immune to. But then X and Y introduced Fairies, which would take no damage from these moves. So what could be done to make Salamence strong again? Go back to using powerful Flying attacks, thanks to its new Aerialate. Salamence's Mega is really just a return to its roots, doing what it always wanted to do. And now, even with so many powerful fairies and Steel Types, Mega Salamence's Aerialate means that it was banned not because it was too good of a Dragon, but because it was too good of a Flier.


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** Also, since they're his family, of course their opinion of him would be favorably biased (unless they're a DysfunctionalFamily, which they're not).



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** Its Defense is equal to a Cloyster's. It's covered by a Shellder, Cloyster's pre-evolved form. The Shellder basically evolved (for the battle).



** This makes even more sense when you remember that the original R/S/E games are alternate reality versions of the remake's timeline. In the originals, you never encounter Deoxys in space, yet there's never the impending doom of a meteor crash, and instead you find Deoxys and the same triangle that appeared in the meteor on Birth Island. The truth is the earth was never in danger, since Deoxys itself would've somehow stopped or destroyed the meteor once it reached the Earth. Basically in the remakes you and Mega Rayquaza blow up Deoxys's space sedan. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Great Job.]]

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** This makes even more sense when you remember that the original R/S/E games are alternate reality versions of the remake's timeline. In the originals, you never encounter Deoxys in space, yet there's never the impending doom of a meteor crash, and instead you find Deoxys and the same triangle that appeared in the meteor on Birth Island. The truth is the earth was never in danger, since Deoxys itself would've somehow stopped or destroyed the meteor once it reached the Earth. Basically in the remakes you and Mega Rayquaza blow up Deoxys's space sedan. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Great Job.]]NiceJobBreakingItHero.



* Mega Slowbro's Defense is equal to a Cloyster's. It's covered by a Shellder, Cloyster's pre-evolved form. The Shellder basically evolved (for the battle).



** Speaking of Brawly... His dialogue tends to be somewhat awkwardly written in [=ORAS=] especially, what with things like "surf your giant wave". Then a TV show in-game confirms that Brawly is originally from Kanto. Suddenly it makes sense - even ''if'' CommonTongue is in play, what could sound perfectly natural in Kanto-dialect might come across as odd in other regions, and you never meet him on his "home field".

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** Speaking of Brawly... His Brawly's dialogue tends to be somewhat awkwardly written in [=ORAS=] especially, what with things like "surf your giant wave". Then a TV show in-game confirms that Brawly is originally from Kanto. Suddenly it makes sense - even ''if'' CommonTongue is in play, what could sound perfectly natural in Kanto-dialect might come across as odd in other regions, and you never meet him on his "home field".



** In the episode of WebVideo/PokemonGenerations called "The Vision" Courtney sees a possible future. Having a vision is usually a power Psychics have.

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** Also, they weren't around at the time of the original games, only in the remakes, and they were introduced in Gen VI, the same generation whose [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY main games]] have a character called A.Z. who is also related to a flower, or rather a Floette.



* Early in the game there are two rich trainers who both use a full restore during battle. At first glance, the explanation seems to be they're rich enough to afford full restores this early, but that [[FridgeLogic falls flat]] when you consider the items that can be bought depend on where you are, and we're nowhere near where you can purchase them. The real reason? Consider they both have Zigzagoon. They got them via pickup, which, in Ruby and Sapphire, have a 10% chance at getting a full restore. (Admittedly, this ceases to be true in Emerald and the remakes--from Emerald onward, what you can get is tied to the Pokemon's level, so you can't get full restores until level 21 at earliest, and even then the chance is only 1%.)
* The Sealed Chamber in Generation III, where you unseal the Regis, says "We sealed the Pokémon away. We feared it." Why would ''three'' Pokémon be referred to collectively as "it?" Then Generation IV brought us Regigigas, and you need the three golems from Gen III to wake it up - the Sealed Chamber was using the word "Pokémon" in the singular, not the plural, and the "it" is Regigigas, who they sealed away using the other golems. Ergo, a seemingly nonsensical sentence in Generation III was actually foreshadowing the appearance of a new legendary in Generation IV.
* The idea of berries was greatly expanded upon in Generation III, with 43 berries in Ruby/Sapphire compared to 10 in GSC and NONE in the originals. Clearly, the soil of Hoenn is far more fertile than in any previous region. Bring in Team Magma, with the blazing sun caused by Groudon; and Team Aqua, with constant rainfall from Kyogre. Plants need both sunlight and water to survive, but having too much of one, with little of the other, will probably kill plants or stunt their growth. Realizing that Hoenn's way of life is clearly centered around its climate and crops, Team Magma and Team Aqua may actually be the most devastating villain team of any Pokémon game.
** A bit of expansion here. In Emerald, these two extremes of rain and shine alternate instead, making the weather unnatural. While it could also destroy plant life (although some plants can live with it), it also has a more noticeable effect on animals and even humans, like your allergies acting up. Not to mention, one of the two warring Pokémon will have to win eventually anyway.
* Beldum is only able to learn take down, this makes sense as without merging with another beldum to form a metang it's body and mind won't be complex enough for either it's psychic abilities or any moves more complex than slamming it's entire body at somebody.
* In the remakes, each member of the Elite Four has an elaborate pavilion and when you get close to it, there's a cutscene where the pavilion's outside comes to life. Sidney, the Dark-type Elite Four member, has a pavilion surrounded by sand, and his cutscene shows the desert lighting up. It seems more appropriate for a Ground-type user... until you remember that the Dark-type is all about deception and trickery. He's trying to trick challengers who didn't do the research into thinking that he uses an entirely different type.

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* Early in the game there are two rich trainers who both use a full restore during battle. At first glance, the explanation seems to be they're rich enough to afford full restores this early, but that [[FridgeLogic falls flat]] when you consider the items that can be bought depend on where you are, and we're nowhere near where you can purchase them. The real reason? Consider they both have Zigzagoon. They got them via pickup, which, in Ruby and Sapphire, have a 10% chance at getting a full restore. (Admittedly, this This ceases to be true in Emerald and the remakes--from remakes, however: from Emerald onward, what you can get is tied to the Pokemon's level, so you can't get full restores until level 21 at earliest, and even then the chance is only 1%.)
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* The Sealed Chamber in Generation III, where you unseal the Regis, says "We ''"We sealed the Pokémon away. We feared it." "'' Why would ''three'' Pokémon be referred to collectively as "it?" Then Generation IV brought us Regigigas, and you need the three golems from Gen III to wake it up - the Sealed Chamber was using the word "Pokémon" in the singular, not the plural, and the "it" is Regigigas, who they sealed away using the other golems. Ergo, a seemingly nonsensical sentence in Generation III was actually foreshadowing the appearance of a new legendary in Generation IV.
* The idea of berries was greatly expanded upon in Generation III, with 43 berries in Ruby/Sapphire compared to 10 in GSC and NONE in the originals. Clearly, the soil of Hoenn is far more fertile than in any previous region. Bring in Team Magma, with the blazing sun caused by Groudon; and Team Aqua, with constant rainfall from Kyogre. Plants need both sunlight and water to survive, but having too much of one, with little of the other, will probably kill plants or stunt their growth. Furthermore, in Emerald, these two extremes of rain and shine alternate instead, making the weather unnatural. While it could also destroy plant life (although some plants can live with it), it also has a more noticeable effect on animals and even humans, like your allergies acting up. Not to mention, one of the two warring Pokémon will have to win eventually anyway. Realizing that Hoenn's way of life is clearly centered around its climate and crops, Team Magma and Team Aqua may actually be the most devastating villain team of any Pokémon game.
** A bit of expansion here. In Emerald, these two extremes of rain and shine alternate instead, making the weather unnatural. While it could also destroy plant life (although some plants can live with it), it also has a more noticeable effect on animals and even humans, like your allergies acting up. Not to mention, one of the two warring Pokémon will have to win eventually anyway.
* Beldum is only able to learn take down, this Take Down. This makes sense as as, without merging with another beldum Beldum to form a metang Metang, it's body and mind won't wouldn't be complex enough for either it's psychic abilities or any moves more complex than slamming it's entire body at somebody.
* In the remakes, each member of the Elite Four has an elaborate pavilion and when you get close to it, there's a cutscene where the pavilion's outside comes to life. Sidney, the Dark-type Elite Four member, has a pavilion surrounded by sand, and his cutscene shows the desert lighting up. It seems more appropriate for a Ground-type user... until you remember that the Dark-type is all about [[CombatPragmatist deception and trickery.trickery]]. He's trying to trick challengers who didn't do the research into thinking that he uses an entirely different type.



** Groudon's ability working underwater veers right into FridgeHorror if you think about it from a physics standpoint. A sufficient source of heat can flash-vaporize water. To do it underwater, you'd need a massive amount of heat, for example a nuclear bomb, like the one in ''Film/PacificRim'' for instance. You're walking around with something producing as much heat as a ''thermo-nuclear explosion near-constantly''. ConvectionSchmonvection is ''clearly'' in play with Primal Groudon.
*** On the other hand, by the time you encounter Groudon, you have the Blue Orb which is supposed to counteract Primal Groudon's magic.
** More generally - there are no restrictions at all on what Pokemon or attacks you can use while underwater, which takes the old conundrum of how Golem can be used while surfing UpToEleven. Lava snails can survive and breathe fire at the bottom of the ocean; electric attacks can be used without electrocuting the player character. How you or your non-water-type Pokemon can breathe underwater (or hold their breath indefinitely) is also never addressed.
*** Well, in ''[=ORAS=]'', the player is given a scuba mask when they get dive, at least. Though that still doesn't explain any non-Water-Types they may have...
* On a similar note, when flying on the back of Mega Latios/Latias, one can engage in midair battles against flying wild Pokemon. You can use Pokemon that can't fly for this.
** Even more baffling, you can use Primal Groudon, the second heaviest Pokemon in existence, with no consequences

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** Groudon's ability working underwater veers right into FridgeHorror if you think about it from a physics standpoint. A sufficient source of heat can flash-vaporize water. To do it underwater, you'd need a massive amount of heat, for example a nuclear bomb, like the one in ''Film/PacificRim'' for instance. You're walking around with something producing as much heat as a ''thermo-nuclear explosion near-constantly''. ConvectionSchmonvection is ''clearly'' in play with Primal Groudon.
***
Groudon. On the other hand, by the time you encounter Groudon, you have the Blue Orb which is supposed to counteract Primal Groudon's magic.
** More generally - there are no restrictions at all on what Pokemon or attacks you can use while underwater, which takes the old conundrum of how Golem can be used while surfing UpToEleven. Lava snails can survive and breathe fire at the bottom of the ocean; electric attacks can be used without electrocuting the player character. How you or your non-water-type Pokemon can breathe underwater (or hold their breath indefinitely) is also never addressed.
*** Well,
At least in ''[=ORAS=]'', ''[=ORAS=]'' the player is given a scuba mask when they get dive, at least.dive. Though that still doesn't explain any non-Water-Types they may have...
* On a similar note, when flying on the back of Mega Latios/Latias, one can engage in midair battles against flying wild Pokemon. You can use Pokemon that can't fly for this.
** Even
this. And even more baffling, you can use Primal Groudon, the second heaviest Pokemon in existence, with no consequences consequences.



* At the end of the Sky Pillar climb during Delta Episode, Zinnia says that [[spoiler: the reason she went to the extremes of stealing Key Stones was because she didn't want to risk not doing right by "those who could not...live up to that fate". And when she prepares to begin the ritual to summon Rayquaza, it's clear that she's preparing for ''not surviving it''--and it's pretty clearly straining on her. Earlier on, when you meet Zinnia's grandmother, she says that the Draconids' reversals of the last two disasters both required a good deal of sacrifice, and Zinnia's willing to let the "sacrificial blade" aim at her own heart. ''How many Draconids died in previous summoning attempts for the third go-round?'' Even worse--'''''is that what happened to the first Aster?''''']]

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* At the end of the Sky Pillar climb during Delta Episode, Zinnia says that [[spoiler: the reason she went to the extremes of stealing Key Stones was because she didn't want to risk not doing right by "those ''"those who could not...not... live up to that fate". fate"''. And when she prepares to begin the ritual to summon Rayquaza, it's clear that she's preparing for ''not surviving it''--and it'', and it's pretty clearly straining on her. Earlier on, when you meet Zinnia's grandmother, and she says that the Draconids' reversals of the last two disasters both required a good deal of sacrifice, and Zinnia's willing to let the "sacrificial blade" aim at her own heart. ''How many Draconids died in previous summoning attempts for the third go-round?'' Even worse--'''''is And even worse: '''''is that what happened to the first Aster?''''']]



*** Except that [[spoiler: Mega Rayquaza seems to have no trouble at all being in outer space. You could HandWave it as Rayquaza being a legendary if not for the fact that it seems to be projecting its Delta Stream ability around it and the protagonist... So that [[AWizardDidIt might give it (and hypothetically Zinnia) some protection]].]]
*** Also, something I just thought of. [[spoiler:Zinnia initially attempted to summon Rayquaza by helping Team Magma/Aqua. If everything had gone "correctly" there, then Zinnia may have been able to get her hands on the Magma/Aqua Suit that way.]]
* Steven's father talks about how they use a source of energy called "Infinity Energy." It's implied that this energy is [[spoiler: the same energy that as used with [[PokemonXandY AZ's Ultimate Weapon.]] Which requires the sacrifice of Pokemon to power it. Does this perhaps mean that Devon corporation is killing pokemon for energy?]]
** Not likely, there was an early line that implied it came from "deep sea minerals" in a manner similar to fossil fuels. It's also implied that the process of mega-evolution spawns it as well as shown the anime's Team Flare arc. Not to mention they'd have to be killing humans as well since the rocket also used human energy from key-stones.

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*** Except that ** There's one silver lining, though: [[spoiler: Mega Rayquaza seems to have no trouble at all being in outer space. You could HandWave it as Rayquaza being a legendary if not for the fact that it seems to be projecting its Delta Stream ability around it and the protagonist... So that [[AWizardDidIt might give it (and hypothetically Zinnia) some protection]].]]
***
Also, something I just thought of. [[spoiler:Zinnia Zinnia initially attempted to summon Rayquaza by helping Team Magma/Aqua. If everything had gone "correctly" there, then Zinnia may have been able to get her hands on the Magma/Aqua Suit that way.]]
* Steven's father talks about how they use a source of energy called "Infinity Energy." It's implied that this energy is [[spoiler: the same energy that as used with [[PokemonXandY [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY AZ's Ultimate Weapon.]] Which Weapon, which requires the sacrifice of Pokemon to power it. Does this perhaps mean that Devon corporation is killing pokemon for energy?]]
** Not likely, there was an early line that implied it came from "deep sea minerals" in a manner similar to fossil fuels. It's also implied that the process of mega-evolution spawns it as well as shown the anime's Team Flare arc. Not to mention they'd have to be killing humans as well since the rocket also used human energy from key-stones.
energy?]]



*** [[spoiler: The truth of the matter is revealed if you talk to Wattson and his wife after checking on the possible malfunction in New Mauville. Namely, the completion and utilization of a 69-floor underground city would have been detrimental to the local wildlife. However, the Seviper Extract is unnerving in a different fashion. If you translate it to real-life terms, you get...snake oil. ''Mauville Holdings was giving its employees mere placebos.'']]

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*** ** [[spoiler: The truth of the matter is revealed if you talk to Wattson and his wife after checking on the possible malfunction in New Mauville. Namely, the completion and utilization of a 69-floor underground city would have been detrimental to the local wildlife. However, the Seviper Extract is unnerving in a different fashion. If you translate it to real-life terms, you get...snake oil. ''Mauville Holdings was giving its employees mere placebos.'']]



** For less horror, it's not beyond the realm of possibility of Mega Stones being unusable until the correct pokemon shows up. Mewtwo was probably late to the party
*** Alternatively, while Mewtwo wasn't around back then, its progenitor Mew was. Therefore, one could hypothesize that the Mewtwo Mega Stones are actually calibrated for Mew, but Mewtwo's genetic code is just close enough for them to trigger.
*** Then why can't you use them to Mega Evolve Mew?
*** The Mewtwo Mega Stones could be very, very, damaged by the time of the games, going so far as to activate for the first Pokemon to touch it... In this case, the Clone Pokemon.
* The rather... suggestive nature of Courtney, who despite her looks is presumably an adult, in the remakes is rather disturbing when one realizes that Brendan/May is only 12 years old. [[NoYay Yeah... She possibly is intensely physically attracted to a 12-year-old boy/girl.]]

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** For less horror, it's not beyond the realm of possibility of Mega Stones being unusable until the correct pokemon shows up. Mewtwo was probably late to the party
*** Alternatively, while Mewtwo wasn't around back then, its progenitor Mew was. Therefore, one could hypothesize that the Mewtwo Mega Stones are actually calibrated for Mew, but Mewtwo's genetic code is just close enough for them to trigger.
*** Then why can't you use them to Mega Evolve Mew?
*** The Mewtwo Mega Stones could be very, very, damaged by the time of the games, going so far as to activate for the first Pokemon to touch it... In this case, the Clone Pokemon.
* The rather... suggestive nature of Courtney, who despite her looks is presumably an adult, in the remakes is rather disturbing when one realizes that Brendan/May is only 12 years old. [[NoYay Yeah... She possibly is intensely physically attracted to a 12-year-old boy/girl.]]]]
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* Why did Maxie and Archie fail in the original games? They wanted to control Groudon or Kyogre... [[FailedASpotCheck with Orb of the opposite legendary]]. As the remakes reveals that both orbs have different effects on both legendaries, what the team leaders want to do is to suppress the Pokémon enough to be tamable.
** Or perhaps the orbs did correspond with the right Pokémon. If you look closely, Groudon has blue TronLines, so the Blue Orb would probably match its inner blue aura. The same can be said for Kyogre who has very noticeable red TronLines, so the Red Orb would likewise match him. Maxie and Archie couldn't control them because, well, man is no match for the power of nature when things start to really [[GaiasVengeance hit the fan.]]
** It's more complex in the remakes--the matching color orb awakens the legendary, but the ''opposite'' color orb keeps its power in check, so the villains really should have taken both, but only took the matching orb because they didn't realize the true extent of the legendary's power. You're given the opposite orb after the Mt. Pyre event and the matching orb after encountering and catching/defeating the cover legendary, so you are better equipped to wield the legendary in battle when it's all said and done (and even if you knock it out, if it does rear its head again you can deal with it easier).
* In the Devon Corporation building in Rustboro City, there is a scientist who mentions that "I'm attempting a device that lets you see into the dreams of Pokémon!! But it's not going well..." Two generations later, you get to [[DreamWorld do just this]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. This is referenced to in the remakes.
* As mentioned in RedHerring on the main page for this game, the Winstrates discuss how good and awesome their son is, but he is simply nothing more than another Cooltrainer on Victory Road. Like how someone is the village's best swordsman, but will find themselves to be average in the grand scale, the cooltrainer comes off as talented to the Winstrates since he is the best in their family.
** The remakes [[SubvertedTrope subvert this]] thanks to a bit of ShowDontTell. If you defeat the Winstrates, you can find Vito's grandmother polishing one of his several trophies, and his updated party implies that he's travelled to [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Unova]] for training. Vito might very well be one of the ''better'' NPC trainers... until he meets Brendan/May, whose role as the PlayerCharacter kicks him in the Poké Balls so hard, he ''retires from training from the loss.'' Vito basically represents the many other trainers of the Pokemon world [[OvershadowedByAwesome who don't even get a fair chance at their dreams]] thanks to this being a franchise with many [[KidHero kid heroes]].
* Gardevoir's loyalty and devotion makes sense from an evolutionary (Darwinian that is) standpoint if you look at its pre-evolved forms. Ralts is one of the weakest Pokemon in the series, even outdoing Magikarp and Kirlia is the weakest evolved Pokemon that isn't a sedentary cocoon. Gardevoir evolved to [[PapaWolf fiercely protect those it loved]], [[MamaBear their children]], as they were so vulnerable. And think about humans, they can't fly, shoot fire or attack with their minds. Gardevoir sees its trainer as a defenseless child so the instinct carries over. The same can be said for the other evolution Gallade, a chivalrous pokemon who also protects the weak.
** Who happens to be the main trainer in Gen 3 to have a Gardevoir? Wally, the IllBoy, easily one of the most vulnerable major characters in game. (He had a Gallade in the remakes, a Pokémon known for fighting fiercely when protecting someone.)

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* Why did Maxie and Archie fail in the original games? They wanted to control Groudon or Kyogre... [[FailedASpotCheck with the Orb of the opposite legendary]]. As the remakes reveals that both orbs Orbs have different effects on both legendaries, what the team leaders want wanted to do is to suppress the Pokémon enough to be tamable.
** Or perhaps Alternatively, the orbs Orbs did correspond with the right Pokémon. If you look closely, Groudon has blue TronLines, so the Blue Orb would probably match its inner blue aura. The same can be said for Kyogre who has very noticeable red TronLines, so the Red Orb would likewise match him. Maxie and Archie couldn't control them because, well, [[GaiasVengeance man is no match for the power of nature nature]] when things start to really [[GaiasVengeance hit the fan.]]
fan.
** It's more complex in The remakes extend upon this: the remakes--the matching color orb Orb awakens the legendary, but the ''opposite'' color orb Orb keeps its power in check, so the villains really should have taken both, both Orbs, but only took the matching orb Orb because they didn't realize the true extent of the legendary's power. You're given the opposite orb Orb after the Mt. Pyre event and the matching orb Orb after encountering and catching/defeating the cover legendary, so you are better equipped to wield the legendary in battle when it's all said and done (and even if you knock it out, if it does rear its head again again, you can deal with it easier).
* In the Devon Corporation building in Rustboro City, there is there's a scientist who mentions that "I'm attempting a device that lets you see into the dreams of Pokémon!! But it's not going well..." Two generations later, you get to [[DreamWorld do just this]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. This is referenced to in the remakes.
* As mentioned in RedHerring on the main page for this game, the Winstrates discuss how good and awesome their son is, but he is simply nothing more than another Cooltrainer on Victory Road. Like how someone is the village's best swordsman, but will find themselves to be average in the grand scale, the cooltrainer Cooltrainer comes off as talented to the Winstrates since he is the best in their family.
** The remakes [[SubvertedTrope subvert this]] thanks to a bit of ShowDontTell. If you defeat the Winstrates, you can find Vito's grandmother polishing one of his several trophies, and his updated party implies that he's travelled to [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Unova]] for training. Vito might very well be one of the ''better'' NPC trainers... until he meets Brendan/May, whose role as the PlayerCharacter kicks him in the Poké Balls so hard, he ''retires from training from the loss.'' Vito basically represents the many other trainers of the Pokemon world [[OvershadowedByAwesome who don't even get a fair chance at their dreams]] thanks to this being a franchise with many [[KidHero kid heroes]].
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* Gardevoir's loyalty and devotion makes sense from an evolutionary (Darwinian that is) standpoint if you look at its pre-evolved forms. Ralts is one of the weakest Pokemon in the series, even outdoing Magikarp [[JokeCharacter Magikarp]], and Kirlia is the weakest evolved Pokemon that isn't a sedentary cocoon. Gardevoir evolved to [[PapaWolf fiercely protect those it loved]], [[MamaBear their children]], as they were so very vulnerable. And think about humans, they can't fly, shoot fire fire, or attack with their minds. Gardevoir sees its trainer as a defenseless child so the instinct carries over. The same can be said for the other evolution Gallade, the Gen IV evolution, a chivalrous pokemon who also protects the weak.
** Who happens to be the main trainer in Gen 3 III to have a Gardevoir? Wally, the IllBoy, easily one of the most vulnerable major characters in game. (He had a Gallade in In the remakes, he had a Gallade, a Pokémon known for fighting fiercely when protecting someone.)



* A meta example. In the games data, there exist NPC graphics for an odd yellow-skinned man. This scared a lot of ROM Hackers, and some were confused of why it was there, much less what it was. Turns out, this was a character from Game Freak's first game, Mendel Palace!

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* A meta example. In the games data, there exist are NPC graphics for an odd yellow-skinned man. This scared a lot of ROM Hackers, and some were confused of why it was there, much less what it was. Turns out, this was a character from Game Freak's first game, Mendel Palace!



* The last or omega Hoenn starter listed is Mudkip, who as a Water-type has a better time against the Ground-type Groudon. The first or alpha Hoenn starter listed is Treecko, who as a Grass-type has the advantage against the Water-type Kyogre.
* Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire seems weird to most people that it's like put like that instead of the other way around but this cause two bits of brilliance. 1) Their acronym Oras, has the BilingualBonus of being Lithuanian for weather. and 2) All life started at sea but ends up on land.
** It's also Filipino for 'Time'. The Alpha villains try to bring everything back to the beginning of time, and both teams inadvertently bring about the end of time.
* Two critical locations are Mt. Pyre and Cave of Origin (on the former one there are weather trio Orbs, at least the two related to Groudon and Kyogre, the latter is where you fight the legendary as part of climax). The former is a graveyard, the latter is a place about which it's said it's where life begins (hence its name). Beginning and end. Alpha and Omega.
* Continuing on with the Omega/Alpha theme- Primal Groudon has the ability Desolate Land (Land of Endings in Japanese), which sounds like a place where life would end (hence Omega). Primal Kyogre has the ability Primordial Sea (Sea of Beginnings), which sounds like a place where life would begin (hence Alpha). Furthermore, their signature moves Precipice Blades (Precipice refers to the sharp drop at the '''end''' of a cliff) and Origin Pulse (Origin and beginning) also reflect this.

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* The last or omega (or Omega) Hoenn starter listed is Mudkip, who who, as a Water-type Water-type, has a better time against the Ground-type Groudon. The first or alpha (or Alpha) Hoenn starter listed is Treecko, who who, as a Grass-type Grass-type, has the advantage against the Water-type Kyogre.
* Omega Ruby For most people, "Omega Ruby" and Alpha Sapphire seems "Alpha Sapphire" come across as weird to most people that it's like put like that instead of titles, especially in the other way around wording order, but this cause two bits of brilliance. 1) brilliance:
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Their acronym Oras, acronym, ORAS, has the BilingualBonus of being Lithuanian for weather. weather, and 2) All life started at sea but ends up on land.
** It's
it's also Filipino for 'Time'. The Alpha villains try to bring everything back to the beginning of time, and both teams inadvertently [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom inadvertently]] bring about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of time.
time]].
## All life started at sea but ends up on land.
* Two critical locations are Mt. Pyre and Cave of Origin (on (where the former one there are weather trio Orbs, at least the two Orbs related to Groudon and Kyogre, the latter is where Kyogre can be locates) and Cave of Origin (where you fight the legendary as part of climax). The former is a graveyard, the latter is a place about which it's said it's where life begins (hence its name). [[MeaningfulName Beginning and end. end.]] [[TitleDrop Alpha and Omega.
Omega.]]
* Continuing on with the Omega/Alpha theme- theme, Primal Groudon has the ability Desolate Land (Land ("Land of Endings Endings" in Japanese), which sounds like a place where life would end (hence Omega). Primal Kyogre has the ability Primordial Sea (Sea ("Sea of Beginnings), Beginnings"), which sounds like a place where life would begin (hence Alpha). Furthermore, their signature moves Precipice Blades (Precipice refers to the sharp drop at the '''end''' of a cliff) and Origin Pulse (Origin and beginning) also reflect this.



* While Mega Salamence's design at first can seem quite hilarious and many have found one or another reason to pick at it it actually makes quite a lot of sense, design-wise. Ever since Salamence was a Bagon, all it wanted to do was Fly. Now its Mega Evolution makes it heavily resemble Latios and Latias, who are often compared to ''jets'', showing that not only can it fly, but it speeds through the skies at the same time. Bringing out Salamence's true power only helps further realize its dreams.

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* While Mega Salamence's design at first can seem quite hilarious and (and many have found one or another reason to pick at it it) it actually makes quite a lot of sense, design-wise. Ever since Salamence was a Bagon, all it wanted to do was Fly. Now its Mega Evolution makes it heavily resemble [[OlympusMons Latios and Latias, Latias]], who are often compared to ''jets'', showing that not only can it fly, but it speeds through the skies at the same time. Bringing out Salamence's true power only helps further realize its dreams.



* Why on earth would Wattson entrust a little kid with the New Mauville generator? Because you have beaten him, proving that you're at least somewhat responsible -- and because it is much easier for you to reach it than for him! In Gen III, none of his mons could learn Surf (and even in the remakes, the chances that he'd have a Raichu with Surf are slim), and the landscape would be harder to traverse for an old, chubby man than for a youngster like the protagonist.
** In the remakes at least you may be just a kid but you're one of the best, if not ''the'' best, trainers in the region. You defeated Magma/Aqua and saved the region. A little generator [[spoiler:giving off a false alarm]] isn't a problem for the champ.

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* Why on earth would Wattson entrust a little kid with the New Mauville generator? Because you have beaten him, proving that you're at least somewhat responsible -- responsible, and because it is much easier for you to reach it than for him! In Gen III, none of his mons could learn Surf (and even in the remakes, the chances that he'd have a Raichu with Surf are slim), and the landscape would be harder to traverse for an old, chubby man than for a youngster like the protagonist.
** In the remakes at least you may be just a kid but you're one of the best, if not ''the'' best, trainers in the region. You defeated Magma/Aqua and saved the region. A little generator [[spoiler:giving giving off a false alarm]] alarm isn't a problem for the champ.



* The Version exclusives between the Dual Legendaries makes sense if you go by the respective colors of Ruby and Sapphire. They are exclusive to a version according to their own color or variant:
** Ho-oh is mainly orangey red, while Lugia, while mainly white, has light blue and navy as part of its color scheme.
** Palkia has pink, while Dialga has navy and cyan as part of its color schemes.
** Reshiram produces an orange flames when activating its ability. Zekrom produces blue lightning by doing the same.
** While Tornadus is green instead, it's still exclusive to Omega Ruby by process of elimination and was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally going to be red]]. Thunderus, being cyan in color, is exclusive to Alpha Sapphire, as Tornadus goes to the other.
** This doesn't just applies to the legendary, most Pokemon exclusive to Omega Ruby have red, brown or warm colors in their achemes, while those in Alpha Sapphire have different shades of blue, with a few exceptions having cool colors instead.

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* The Version exclusives between the Dual Legendaries makes sense if you go by the respective colors of Ruby and Sapphire. They are exclusive to a version according to their own color or variant:
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variant:\\
Ho-oh is mainly orangey red, while Lugia, while mainly white, has light blue and navy as part of its color scheme.
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scheme.\\
Palkia has pink, while Dialga has navy and cyan as part of its color schemes.
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schemes.\\
Reshiram produces an orange flames when activating its ability. Zekrom produces blue lightning by doing the same.
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same.\\
While Tornadus is green instead, it's still exclusive to Omega Ruby by process of elimination and was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally going to be red]]. Thunderus, being cyan in color, is exclusive to Alpha Sapphire, as Tornadus goes to the other.
**
other.\\
This doesn't just applies to the legendary, most Pokemon exclusive to Omega Ruby have red, brown or warm colors in their achemes, while those in Alpha Sapphire have different shades of blue, with a few exceptions having cool colors instead.



* The Delta Episode [[spoiler: finally revealed the existence of a Pokémon multiverse. Using this fact, it's very easy to prove that all Pokémon media and all Pokémon games are canon even if they're remakes, [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo they're different "versions" of each other]] or that they contradict each other - they just portray events from different universes.]]
** And also perhaps the side games. [[=PokemonMysteryDungeon=]] is implied to be a world where humans existed at one point but were wiped out, existing only as fairy tales. Coincidently, in the first game there was also an unexplained meteor, that housed Deoxys, hurdling towards that world, that Rayquaza had to stop. Foreshadowing perhaps?
* [[spoiler: Apparently, Deoxys' psychic powers cannot overcome the force of gravity or the ground's friction, since in Birth Island the player has to push the triangle manually. In space however, the triangle solves itself.]]

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* The [[spoiler:The Delta Episode [[spoiler: Episode]] finally revealed the existence of a Pokémon multiverse. Using this fact, it's very easy to prove that all Pokémon media and all Pokémon games are canon even if they're remakes, [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo they're different "versions" of each other]] or that they contradict each other - they just portray events from different universes.]]
universes.
** And also perhaps the side games. [[=PokemonMysteryDungeon=]] VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon is implied to be a world where humans existed at one point but were wiped out, existing only as fairy tales. Coincidently, in the first game there was also an unexplained meteor, that housed Deoxys, hurdling towards that world, that Rayquaza had to stop. Foreshadowing perhaps?
* [[spoiler: Apparently, Deoxys' [[spoiler:Deoxys's]] psychic powers cannot overcome the force of gravity or the ground's friction, since in [[spoiler:in Birth Island the player has to push the triangle manually. In space however, the triangle solves itself.]]



* Where do you first find wild Absol in this or any of the Pokémon games? On the routes between Fortree, Lilycove, and Mt. Pyre. When does that happen in terms of story? When Magma/Aqua are about to steal the Blue/Red Orb to reawaken Groudon/Kyogre and Dry out/Flood the earth. The Absol are trying to warn the player! Which makes it all the much more satisfying to capture an Absol, level it up, and use it to stop them.

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* Where do you first find wild Absol in this or any of the Pokémon GBA or [=3DS=] games? On the routes between Fortree, Lilycove, and Mt. Pyre. When does that happen in terms of story? When Magma/Aqua are about to steal the Blue/Red Orb to reawaken Groudon/Kyogre and Dry out/Flood the earth. The Absol are trying to warn the player! Which makes it all the much more satisfying to capture an Absol, level it up, and use it to stop them.



* Zinnia talks about [[spoiler: the existence of the original game's reality]] and asks the player what would happen if the meteorite that was heading towards the planet were to collide with it. Said meteorite was mentioned to be heading towards south of Sootopolis (where the other secret/post-game islands of Hoenn were in the original games) and contained Deoxys within it, complete with the same triangle with it inside that appeared on Birth Island. [[spoiler: Piece these facts together, and you'd realize that said event did, in fact, already happen in the original game's continuity, with the result being that said meteorite became Birth Island and that nothing else was effected.]]

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* Zinnia talks about [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the existence of the original game's reality]] and asks the player what would happen if the meteorite that was heading towards the planet were to collide with it. Said meteorite was mentioned to be heading towards south of Sootopolis (where the other secret/post-game islands of Hoenn were in the original games) and contained Deoxys within it, complete with the same triangle with it inside that appeared on Birth Island. [[spoiler: Piece these facts together, and you'd realize that said event did, in fact, already happen in the original game's continuity, with the result being that said meteorite became Birth Island and that nothing else was effected.]]



** In the episode of Pokemon Generations called "The Vision" Courtney sees a possible future. Having a vision is usually a power Psychics have.

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** In the episode of Pokemon Generations WebVideo/PokemonGenerations called "The Vision" Courtney sees a possible future. Having a vision is usually a power Psychics have.



** This holds true in almost all official translations that make use of {{Dub Name Change}}s - even the Korean, which otherwise has pretty ''odd'' translation choices at times[[note]]just as an example, they typically keep the tree-theme among professors, but apparently decided just to name Birch a slang word for "exceptionally hairy people, particularly men" anyway[[/note]]. The exception being Chinese, where 'Maxie' and 'Magma' don't share any syllables at all... But 'Archie' and 'Aqua' still share the same symbol. Consider who is the more boisterous of the two, and it makes sense that it wouldn't be the other way around.

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** This holds true in almost all official translations that make use of {{Dub Name Change}}s {{dub name change}}s - even the Korean, which otherwise has pretty ''odd'' translation choices at times[[note]]just as an example, they typically keep the tree-theme among professors, but apparently decided just to name Birch a slang word for "exceptionally hairy people, particularly men" anyway[[/note]]. The exception being Chinese, where 'Maxie' and 'Magma' don't share any syllables at all... But 'Archie' and 'Aqua' still share the same symbol. Consider who is the more boisterous of the two, and it makes sense that it wouldn't be the other way around.


[[center:[-'''Main Games:''' [[Fridge/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Blue]] | [[Fridge/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold and Silver]] | '''Ruby and Sapphire''' | [[Fridge/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond and Pearl]] | [[Fridge/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]] | [[Fridge/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Black 2 and White 2]] | [[Fridge/PokemonXAndY X and Y]] | [[Fridge/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]] | [[Fridge/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]]-]]]

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[[center:[-'''Main Games:''' [[Fridge/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Blue]] | [[Fridge/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold and Silver]] | '''Ruby and Sapphire''' | [[Fridge/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond and Pearl]] | [[Fridge/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]] | [[Fridge/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Black 2 and White 2]] | [[Fridge/PokemonXAndY X and Y]] | [[Fridge/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]] | [[Fridge/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]]-]]]Moon]] | [[Fridge/PokemonSwordAndShield Sword and Shield]]-]]]

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** Alternatively, when it's a much weaker Ralts or Kirlia, its trainer would be protecting it. Once it becomes a more powerful Gardevoir/Gallade, it can finally protect the trainer who protected it.


* The rather... suggestive nature of Courtney, who despite her looks is presumably an adult, in the remakes is rather disturbing when one realizes that Brendan/May is only 12 years old. [[{{Shotacon}} Yeah... She possibly is intensely physically attracted to a 12-year-old boy/girl.]]

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* The rather... suggestive nature of Courtney, who despite her looks is presumably an adult, in the remakes is rather disturbing when one realizes that Brendan/May is only 12 years old. [[{{Shotacon}} [[NoYay Yeah... She possibly is intensely physically attracted to a 12-year-old boy/girl.]]


*** The Mewtwo Mega Stones could be very, very, damaged by the time of the games, going so far as to activate for the first Pokemon to touch it... In this case, the Clone Pokemon.

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*** The Mewtwo Mega Stones could be very, very, damaged by the time of the games, going so far as to activate for the first Pokemon to touch it... In this case, the Clone Pokemon.Pokemon.
* The rather... suggestive nature of Courtney, who despite her looks is presumably an adult, in the remakes is rather disturbing when one realizes that Brendan/May is only 12 years old. [[{{Shotacon}} Yeah... She possibly is intensely physically attracted to a 12-year-old boy/girl.]]

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** May will always be approximately 11 in the anime because [[ComicBookTime time doesn't pass]] (which WordOfGod confirmed in a 2017 interview). As for the games, there have been cases where girls as young as nine have started puberty, so it could've applied to May, who is implied to be (and confirmed in ORAS) 12 years old. Note that most of the other females, from the 11-year old [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Selene]], to the approximately 14-year old [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hilda]], don't have much in the breast development, and puberty can come as late as 16.

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