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*** And then they changed their minds in [[VideoGame/PokemonLegendsArceus Pokémon Legends: Arceus]], where Nosepass can evolve through Thunder Stone.

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** Bede grew up in an orphanage. That's pretty much it. Look up stories of foster parents and you will see many children in their care acting out ''horrifically'' due to the trauma of being in the system in ways even very few adults would. I'm talking stories of re-enacting any abuse on other children, of violence towards their foster siblings and parents, suicide attempts, etc, and that's even when the foster parents are the most loving caregivers you can imagine... then think about the fact that kids who grew up in orphanages were ''even worse''. Him growing up in an orphanage really does explain it because it cannot be overstated how traumatic it is for a child to be forcibly severed from their parents at a crucial stage of their development, whether it's due to prison, CPS or death, and how much it compounds that trauma to be sent to caregivers that they can't even form an attachment to because it's not a permanent arrangement. Think about how outright cruel some kids with even stable homes can be, and realise that the fact that Bede is only destroying historical sites and sneering at you is ''spectacularly'' well adjusted for a child of his background. Without Opal's intervention he could have ended up far, far worse by the time he was a teenager.

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*** In [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl]], you evolve Nosepass solely with the magnetic area in Mt. Coronet. Apparently, they realized feeding a Nosepass a Thunder Stone like Magneton and Charjabug to get it to evolve wouldn't make sense.


* So, the games mention how difficult it is to challenge the Galar League and that Trainers tend to drop out after Kabu...but the area right before you challenge Kabu gives you access to a ton of Water, Ground, and Rock-Type Pokemon. So why is the Galar League that difficult for the NPCs? What is causing them problems that we, the players, aren't facing? Furthermore, Hop seems to have trouble against the sixth Gym, which is either a Rock-Type Gym or an Ice-Type Gym. Excluding his Starter selection, at the time, Hop is experimenting with his team, and has access to a Trevenant, a Grass-Type, and a Heatmor, a Fire-Type. So why is he struggling against a Gym that has has Pokemon available to counter?

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* So, the games mention how difficult it is to challenge the Galar League and that Trainers tend to drop out after Kabu...but the area right before you challenge Kabu gives you access to a ton of Water, Ground, and Rock-Type Pokemon. So why is the Galar League that difficult for the NPCs? [=NPCs=]? What is causing them problems that we, the players, aren't facing? Furthermore, Hop seems to have trouble against the sixth Gym, which is either a Rock-Type Gym or an Ice-Type Gym. Excluding his Starter selection, at the time, Hop is experimenting with his team, and has access to a Trevenant, a Grass-Type, and a Heatmor, a Fire-Type. So why is he struggling against a Gym that has has Pokemon available to counter?

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** There are various implications that pokemon don't simply keep leveling up regardless of who the trainer is, that for most people their limit in training ability restricts the level/power their pokemon reach (in the pokemon world levels might be thought of as representations of power and experience rather than actual numbers accumulated through battles and items). Hence why prodigies can get pokemon to level 60 over the course of their gym challenge while many normal trainers may work their whole lives and never get past level 30. Kabu is the first gym leader to use a team of fully evolved pokemon for the gym challenge, and the first to use a Gigantamax. Those two factors combined with the level he chooses to fight at are simply too much for a lot of challengers to overcome regardless of type advantage as their ability to "level up" their pokemon is simply too low. As for Hop, don't forget that Gordie's ace is also a Fire type and that Trevenant doesn't resist Rock type moves, and if he's up against Melony her ace is part Water type.

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* So, the games mention how difficult it is to challenge the Galar League and that Trainers tend to drop out after Kabu...but the area right before you challenge Kabu gives you access to a ton of Water, Ground, and Rock-Type Pokemon. So why is the Galar League that difficult for the NPCs? What is causing them problems that we, the players, aren't facing? Furthermore, Hop seems to have trouble against the sixth Gym, which is either a Rock-Type Gym or an Ice-Type Gym. Excluding his Starter selection, at the time, Hop is experimenting with his team, and has access to a Trevenant, a Grass-Type, and a Heatmor, a Fire-Type. So why is he struggling against a Gym that has has Pokemon available to counter?

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** Just because they can roll doesn't mean they can roll hard and fast enough to count as an attack.

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** There is an NPC at the train station who notes these "rocky" Pokemon were not there when he was growing up in the area, meaning they are a recent addition. The locals may simply not understand their significance. A Omanyte pokedex entry also notes wild populations are the result of escapes from labs, as well as trainers releasing them.

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* Is no one else perplexed by the presence of live fossil Pokemon just wandering around in the wild of the Crown Tundra? There isn't even an NPC explaining whether there was some phenomenon that occurred which resulted in the presence of such pokemon which only come about by way of resurrection from fossils in other regions in the pokemon world.

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* Why are so many of the wild Pokemon available in the Isle of Armor so much higher level in Sword than they are in Shield? I don't see any given reason and it makes it more of a hassle early on in that game.


* The part during the Opal battle where Opal asks the player what her age is. For background, the choices are "16" and "88", and taking one good look at Opal, you'll know that "88" is the obvious correct choice, but apparently it's still counted wrong in the game because Opal doesn't like being called old and wants a player to say that she's younger. I know it's PlayedForLaughs, but doesn't this seem like cheating on Opal's part? The entire point of a quiz is to answer questions correctly, and "88" is the correct choice, so it should be considered correct. It just seems unprofessional in addition to bad sportsmanship, to give the player a stat downgrade just because you don't like like being called old. Imagine being a trainer participating in the gym challenge who did tons of research on the gym leader knowing that the gym was quiz themed, only to get hit by a stat downgrade and called "insensitive" by the gym leader for answering a question the way it's intended to. It's basically the same equivalent of a game show host asking the question "What kind of ingredients do you put on a sandwich?" and counting "mayonnaise" wrong because he doesn't like mayonnaise.

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* The part during the Opal battle where Opal asks the player what her age is. For background, the choices are "16" and "88", and taking one good look at Opal, you'll know that "88" is the obvious correct choice, but apparently it's still counted wrong in the game because Opal doesn't like being called old and wants a player to say that she's younger. I know it's PlayedForLaughs, but doesn't this seem like cheating on Opal's part? The entire point of a quiz is to answer questions correctly, and "88" is the correct choice, so technically it should be considered correct. It just seems unprofessional in addition to bad sportsmanship, to give the player a stat downgrade just because you don't like like being called old.correct. Imagine being a trainer participating in the gym challenge who did tons of research on the gym leader knowing that the gym was quiz themed, only to get hit by a stat downgrade and called "insensitive" by the gym leader for answering a question the way it's intended to. It's basically the same equivalent of a game show host asking the question "What kind of ingredients do you put on a sandwich?" and counting "mayonnaise" wrong because he doesn't like mayonnaise.


* The part during the Opal battle where Opal asks the player what her age is. For background, the choices are "16" and "88", and taking one good look at Opal, you'll know that "88" is the obvious correct choice, but apparently it's still counted wrong in the game because Opal doesn't like being called old and wants a player to say that she's younger. I know it's PlayedForLaughs, but doesn't this seem like cheating on Opal's part? The entire point of the challenge is to answer quiz questions correctly, and "88" is the correct choice, so it should be considered correct. It just seems really unprofessional, in addition to bad sportsmanship, to give the player a stat downgrade just because you don't like being called "old". Think of all the innocent trainers participating in the gym challenge who did tons of research on the gym leader knowing that the gym was quiz themed, only to get hit by a stat downgrade and called "insensitive" by the gym leader for answering the age question the way it's intended to. You'd think Opal was a scumbag screwing over the trainers. It's basically the same equivalent of a game show host asking the question "What kind of ingredients do you put on a sandwich?" and counting "mayonnaise" wrong because he doesn't like mayonnaise.

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* The part during the Opal battle where Opal asks the player what her age is. For background, the choices are "16" and "88", and taking one good look at Opal, you'll know that "88" is the obvious correct choice, but apparently it's still counted wrong in the game because Opal doesn't like being called old and wants a player to say that she's younger. I know it's PlayedForLaughs, but doesn't this seem like cheating on Opal's part? The entire point of the challenge a quiz is to answer quiz questions correctly, and "88" is the correct choice, so it should be considered correct. It just seems really unprofessional, unprofessional in addition to bad sportsmanship, to give the player a stat downgrade just because you don't like like being called "old". Think of all the innocent trainers old. Imagine being a trainer participating in the gym challenge who did tons of research on the gym leader knowing that the gym was quiz themed, only to get hit by a stat downgrade and called "insensitive" by the gym leader for answering the age a question the way it's intended to. You'd think Opal was a scumbag screwing over the trainers.to. It's basically the same equivalent of a game show host asking the question "What kind of ingredients do you put on a sandwich?" and counting "mayonnaise" wrong because he doesn't like mayonnaise.


*** Are you implying that a movie is a good reason to not pursue an energy source? If anything, I think that now is the perfect time to start using nuclear because fossil fuels (including natural gas) are making our planet uninhabitable, and other energy sources can't fill the gap.

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*** Are you implying that a movie is a good reason to not pursue an energy source? If anything, I think that now is the perfect time to start using nuclear because fossil fuels (including natural gas) are making our planet uninhabitable, and other energy sources can't fill the gap.

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*** The trainers are likely protected to an extent by their Dynamax Bands. If Dynamax Power can make barriers for Pokemon, they should be able to create barriers for people, too.



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*** The issue with the above idea is that Runerigus' rune "stone" body is specifically said to be made out of clay (hence its Ground typing) rather than actual stone. Plus even if it used the rock archway for material, it wouldn't explain why it needs that specific location when there is stone all over Galar.

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