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* In ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', the [[TheGoomba Mettaurs]] appear in every game, and in every single one they drop a Guard/Reflect chip. While they serve a purpose as an early defensive chip, they get obsoleted very quickly as the shockwave they release is too slow to deal consistent damage. Since Mettaurs appear nearly everywhere, you're bound to have an abundance of Guard chips. Lampshaded at least twice - in the second game, when in a foreign country, a kid asks you to get him a Guard * , because they're super rare there. However, all your spare chips have been stolen; if you don't have one in your folder, you can talk to a tourist from your country, who gives you 30 Guard * chips! If you talk to her again, she says: "No need to thank me, I still have over 1000 'Guard *' chips".

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* In ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', the [[TheGoomba Mettaurs]] appear in every game, and in every single one they drop a Guard/Reflect chip. While they serve a purpose as an early defensive chip, they get obsoleted very quickly as the shockwave they release is too slow to deal consistent damage. Since Mettaurs appear nearly everywhere, you're bound to have an abundance of Guard chips. Lampshaded at least twice - in the second game, when in a foreign country, a kid asks you to get him a Guard * , because they're super rare there. However, all your spare chips have been stolen; if you don't have one in your folder, you can talk to a tourist from your country, [[WorthlessYellowRocks who gives you 30 Guard * chips! chips]]! If you talk to her again, she says: "No need to thank me, I still have over 1000 'Guard *' chips".

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* In Eastern American fishing, bluegills are aggressive predators that lack a preference for bait, making them one of the most common species to be caught in these waters. This can be an annoyance to fishermen seeking out a different fish such as trout or bass, as bluegills steal the bait intended for these species.



** Also, as mentioned above, PowerCreep hasn't exactly helped. These days you have Lvl 4's that are more powerful than the old Level 5's and now certain Lvl 3's ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tune_Warrior Tune Warrior]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/X-Saber_Airbellum X-Saber Airbellum]]) are stronger than some of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Celtic_Guardian the old]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Winged_Dragon,_Guardian_of_the_Fortress_1 Level 4's]]. And let's not forget poor [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Red-Eyes_B._Dragon Red-Eyes]], who's a Level 7 Normal Monster and there are Level 6 Monsters that have the ''exact same stats'' for one Tribute less (like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Amphibian_Beast Amphibian Beast]]).
*** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Chainsaw_Insect Chainsaw Insect]] is even worse, a level 4 with 2400 attack, 0 defense, even [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Muka_Muka Muka Muka]] which is a low level (and actually is pretty old) that could get that strong by its effect wasn't always and how often are you going to use Chainsaw Insect in defense? Poor, poor Red-Eyes.
*** Not to mention that they remade a couple old notable cards by giving them adjectives to their names to make them have any sort of purpose in the modern game. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Obnoxious_Celtic_Guard The Obnoxious Celtic Guard]] is a remake of a pathetic card with only 1400 attack points and gives it resistance to being destroyed by strong cards. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Swift_Gaia_the_Fierce_Knight Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight]] takes a monster which is disappointing for requiring two tributes and gives it the ability to sometimes be summoned WITHOUT a tribute.
*** On the subject of new Gaia's, there's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Knight%2C_the_Force_of_Earth this]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Drake,_the_Universal_Force this]]. Both are much stronger than the original.
** This goes back to [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Vol.1 the very first set]], since the only cards then were Normal monsters. Hitotsu-Me Giant, Silver Fang, and Mammoth Graveyard were the most powerful low-level cards by far, with 1200 ATK, and everything else had 800 at most. The only reason to ever use the 800s was that Trap Hole could kill monsters with more than 1000 ATK, and the only reason to ever use anything weaker than them was... well, nonexistent.

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\n** Also, as mentioned above, PowerCreep hasn't exactly helped. These days you have Lvl 4's that are more powerful than the old Level 5's and now certain Lvl 3's ([[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tune_Warrior Tune Warrior]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/X-Saber_Airbellum X-Saber Airbellum]]) are stronger than some of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Celtic_Guardian the old]] [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Winged_Dragon,_Guardian_of_the_Fortress_1 Level 4's]]. And let's not forget poor [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Red-Eyes_B._Dragon Red-Eyes]], who's a Level 7 Normal Monster and there are Level 6 Monsters that have the ''exact same stats'' for one Tribute less (like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Amphibian_Beast Amphibian Beast]]).\n*** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Chainsaw_Insect Chainsaw Insect]] is even worse, a level 4 with 2400 attack, 0 defense, even [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Muka_Muka Muka Muka]] which is a low level (and actually is pretty old) that could get that strong by its effect wasn't always and how often are you going to use Chainsaw Insect in defense? Poor, poor Red-Eyes.\n*** Not to mention that they remade a couple old notable cards by giving them adjectives to their names to make them have any sort of purpose in the modern game. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Obnoxious_Celtic_Guard The Obnoxious Celtic Guard]] is a remake of a pathetic card with only 1400 attack points and gives it resistance to being destroyed by strong cards. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Swift_Gaia_the_Fierce_Knight Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight]] takes a monster which is disappointing for requiring two tributes and gives it the ability to sometimes be summoned WITHOUT a tribute.\n*** On the subject of new Gaia's, there's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Knight%2C_the_Force_of_Earth this]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Drake,_the_Universal_Force this]]. Both are much stronger than the original.\n** This goes back to [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Vol.1 the very first set]], since the only cards then were Normal monsters. Hitotsu-Me Giant, Silver Fang, and Mammoth Graveyard were the most powerful low-level cards by far, with 1200 ATK, and everything else had 800 at most. The only reason to ever use the 800s was that Trap Hole could kill monsters with more than 1000 ATK, and the only reason to ever use anything weaker than them was... well, nonexistent. As implied above, though, PowerCreep also had some major effects on making even those cards viable--Celtic Guardian came out just a month later with 1400 ATK, rendering all the other cards strictly worse, and a month later, it was followed by Uraby with 1500 ATK and Mystical Elf with 2000 DEF, rendering the above cards also worthless. Six months in, the benchmark was set by Gemini Elf with 1900 ATK and would stay that way for a while; consequently, every beatdown deck would be just "Gemini Elf, plus a bunch of cards that are almost as good as Gemini Elf because I can't just run fifteen copies of it."

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* A number of the creatures in ''VideoGame/ARKSurvivalEvolved'' qualify, but none more so than the Dodo, which has no real purpose in combat and is really only suitable as a pet or a source of food. While its lack of fighting power makes it a good first creature to tame, players will quickly move on to ones that are more powerful.

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*** Except Weedle, anyway, whose final form Beedrill received a [[SuperMode Mega Evolution]] in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'' which turns it into a GlassCannon, emphasis on both the 'glass' and the 'cannon'.


** Although this is averted when you reach hell. All the characters you can invite are actually useful and have a decent amount of good skills. Of course by that point in the game, who cares?

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** Although this is averted when you reach hell. All the characters you can invite are actually useful and have a decent amount of good skills. Of course course, by that point in the game, who cares?


** Rattata, Pidgey and Spearow, as well as [[{{Expy}} all the others based on them.]] (Yes, Hoothoot, Sentret, Poochyena, Taillow, Zigzagoon, Starly, Bidoof, Patrat, Purrloin, Lillipup, Pidove, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Pikipek, Yungoos, Skwovet and Rookiedee, we mean ''you.'') Also [[GoddamnedBats Zubat]] and Geodude, which can be caught early on in all generations (excluding ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'') and ''continue'' to show up in every single cave you enter throughout the game.

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** Rattata, Pidgey and Spearow, as well as [[{{Expy}} all the others based on them.]] (Yes, Hoothoot, Sentret, Poochyena, Taillow, Zigzagoon, Starly, Bidoof, Patrat, Purrloin, Lillipup, Pidove, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Pikipek, Yungoos, Skwovet and Rookiedee, Rookidee, we mean ''you.'') Also [[GoddamnedBats Zubat]] and Geodude, which can be caught early on in all generations (excluding ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'') and ''continue'' to show up in every single cave you enter throughout the game.



** Rookiedee is a pure-Flying type, unlike the rest of the early-game bird which were Normal/Flying. It eventually evolves into the Flying/Steel Corviknight, a StoneWall with decent attack with a ton of useful resistances and only two weaknesses.

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** Rookiedee Rookidee is a pure-Flying type, unlike the rest of the early-game bird which were Normal/Flying. It eventually evolves into the Flying/Steel Corviknight, a StoneWall with decent attack with a ton of useful resistances and only two weaknesses.


** Slimes do have a few things going for them -- First, in every ''Dragon Quest Monsters'' game, you can breed a King slime using basic slimes and a ''lot'' of patience; King slimes tend to be pretty powerful (they are basically given skills similar to the main series' heroes -- lightning, healing, revive, etc). Slimes themselves make good mates for other monsters -- in the original two games, Slime + anything meant a special kind of Slime, like Wingslime, Rockslime, Drakslime, all of which tended to be somewhat useful. But the thing slimes ''really'' had going for them is that, if you leveled them up enough, they learn [[EarthShatteringKaboom Ma]][[EnergyBall n]][[GameBreaker da]][[KamehameHadoken n]][[KiAttacks te]] -- Megamagic in the US version, a spell that uses up all your {{Mana}} at once to hit the enemy with a ''huge'' blast.

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** Slimes do have a few things going for them -- First, in every ''Dragon Quest Monsters'' game, you can breed a King slime using basic slimes and a ''lot'' of patience; King slimes tend to be pretty powerful (they are basically given skills similar to the main series' heroes -- lightning, healing, revive, etc). Slimes themselves make good mates for other monsters -- in the original two games, Slime + anything meant a special kind of Slime, like Wingslime, Rockslime, Drakslime, all of which tended to be somewhat useful. But the thing slimes ''really'' had going for them is that, if you leveled them up enough, they learn [[EarthShatteringKaboom Ma]][[EnergyBall n]][[GameBreaker da]][[KamehameHadoken n]][[KiAttacks n]][[KiManipulation te]] -- Megamagic in the US version, a spell that uses up all your {{Mana}} at once to hit the enemy with a ''huge'' blast.


* The Meow Wow, Hebby Repp, and Komory Bat dream eaters fill this role in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'', being very easy to create and showing up all over the first four worlds of the game. They're not too much weaker statistically then the tougher varieties of dream eater you can create, however, and their abilities can still prove useful in certain situations.

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* The Meow Wow, Hebby Repp, and Komory Bat dream eaters Dream Eaters fill this role in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', being very easy to create and showing up all over the first four worlds of the game. They're not too much weaker statistically then the tougher varieties of dream eater you can create, however, and their abilities can still prove useful in certain situations.


** Yungoos becomes this in ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' during the daytime. Rattata appears at night in it's place.

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** Yungoos becomes this in ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' during the daytime. Rattata appears at night in it's its place.



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* Early on, the Creator/{{Fox}} Broadcasting Company was frequently forced onto these types of TV stations-- second-rate independent stations that often had hilariously high channel numbers in the UHF band, making reception difficult (hence the "Fox network viewing positions" joke in ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''); often times, they'd had to go with the stations they had because longer-established, better known stations had turned Fox's affiliation offers down (since at the time Fox was tiny and was largely seen as going down the drain like the numerous other attempts at a fourth television network; in some cases, the stations they went after first were regional superstations and having network programming might've meant cable systems would drop them from their lineups). When Fox nabbed the rights to the NFL from Creator/{{CBS}} they knew football fans wouldn't be pleased with this situation, and thus they struck a deal with New World Communications for their stations (which were mostly CBS affils in NFC markets) to switch to Fox, which in turn spawned a massive DisasterDominoes situation across the entire industry (see that page for more).
** In turn, Creator/TheWB and Creator/{{UPN}} would ''also'' be forced onto these types of stations, and in the WB's case, via cable-exclusive stations (an approach also taken by Creator/TheCW, though they've largely moved from cable to OTA subchannels). Creator/IonTelevision still has this problem, as the majority of its' stations were mostly home shopping and infomercials before Ion's predecessor Pax TV began in 1998.

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** In VideoGame/MonsterRancher2 each monster has a card attached complete with a ranking from E to A. As you might have guessed, any monster ranked E qualifies for the trope.


** Pidgey will eventually evolve into a Pidgeot, i.e. the most mediocre bird Pokémon alive. Though it is a MemeticBadass thanks to ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon''.
*** Pidgeot gained a [[SuperMode mega evolution]] in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', gaining a substantial Sp.Atk boost along with the Ability No Guard to abuse STAB Hurricane and Heat Wave.

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** Pidgey will eventually evolve into a Pidgeot, i.e. the most mediocre bird Pokémon alive. Though it is a MemeticBadass thanks to ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon''.
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''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon''. Pidgeot also gained a [[SuperMode mega evolution]] in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire'', gaining a substantial Sp.Sp. Atk boost along with the Ability No Guard to abuse STAB Hurricane and Heat Wave.



*** In ''Black and White'', the Pokemon 'Audino' seems to fit. It fills the same slot as Chansey/Blissey did in previous generations, being a tank and healer with simply ''absurd'' defense - and it appears in rustling grass on almost every route. However, it has a limited number of offensive moves, and its attack/sp. attack are horrible. The [[LampshadeHanging lampshade is hung]] in one Pokemon Center, where one kid says, 'They're lucky! If you beat them, your Pokemon will grow faster.'
*** Actually, nothing is being hung, least of all any kind of lampshade. The kid at the Pokemon Centre is actually giving you, in his own cryptic way, directions for assembling a DiscOneNuke. The "Lucky Egg" held item multiplies the Experience Points you get at battle's end; Audino give a ridiculous amount of Exp Points even without ("grow faster"), so things get turned UpToEleven when you equip the "Lucky" Egg. Notorious InfinityMinusOneSword s Dragonite, Tyranitar, Salamence, Metagross, Garchomp, and Hydreigon can all be received (in their infant forms) as soon as you have a friend to trade with; their sheer power would make the game comically easy, so they grow at a slower-than-normal rate. Now you know how to make your Beldum grow into a big, strong Metagross: give it a Lucky Egg and go Audino hunting!

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*** In ** ''Black and White'', the Pokemon 'Audino' seems to fit.White'' have Audino. It fills the same slot as Chansey/Blissey did in previous generations, being a tank and healer with simply ''absurd'' defense - and it appears in rustling grass on almost every route. However, it has a limited number of offensive moves, its Attack and its attack/sp. attack Sp. Attack are horrible. The [[LampshadeHanging lampshade is hung]] in one Pokemon Center, where one kid says, 'They're lucky! If you beat them, your Pokemon will grow faster.'
*** Actually, nothing is being hung, least
horrible, and it gives out a ton of all any kind of lampshade. The kid at the Pokemon Centre is actually giving you, in his own cryptic way, directions EXP, making it very good for assembling a DiscOneNuke. The "Lucky Egg" held item multiplies the Experience Points you get at battle's end; Audino give a ridiculous amount of Exp Points even without ("grow faster"), so things get turned UpToEleven when you equip the "Lucky" Egg. Notorious InfinityMinusOneSword s Dragonite, Tyranitar, Salamence, Metagross, Garchomp, and Hydreigon can all be received (in their infant forms) as soon as you have a friend to trade with; their sheer power would make the game comically easy, so they grow at a slower-than-normal rate. Now you know how to make your Beldum grow into a big, strong Metagross: give it a Lucky Egg and go Audino hunting!grinding.



** Staraptor, the fully evolved Starly, is a DiscOneNuke that just keep nuking. It can learn two flying type field moves with STAB, a fighting type move that covers its feathered ass, and is generally very versatile.

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** Staraptor, the fully evolved Starly, is a DiscOneNuke that just keep keeps nuking. It can learn two flying type field moves with STAB, a fighting type move that covers its feathered ass, and is generally very versatile.


*** Fletchling only LOOKS like it's one of these at first. Unlike all the Normal/Flying types that came before it, Fletchling evolves into the Fire/Flying type Talonflame, which is a certified Lucario killer.



** Corviknight, the fully evolved Rookiedee is a StoneWall with decent attack, and being a Steel/Flying pokemon it has the second-best defensive type in the game with a ton of resistances and only two weaknesses.

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** Unlike all the Normal/Flying types that came before it, Fletchling evolves into the Fire/Flying type Talonflame, which learns powerful flying- and fire-type attacks in Brave Bird and Flare Blitz.
** Rookiedee is a pure-Flying type, unlike the rest of the early-game bird which were Normal/Flying. It eventually evolves into the Flying/Steel
Corviknight, the fully evolved Rookiedee is a StoneWall with decent attack, and being a Steel/Flying pokemon it has the second-best defensive type in the game attack with a ton of useful resistances and only two weaknesses.

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**** Actually, nothing is being hung, least of all any kind of lampshade. The kid at the Pokemon Centre is actually giving you, in his own cryptic way, directions for assembling a DiscOneNuke. The "Lucky Egg" held item multiplies the Experience Points you get at battle's end; Audino give a ridiculous amount of Exp Points even without ("grow faster"), so things get turned UpToEleven when you equip the "Lucky" Egg. Notorious InfinityMinusOneSword s Dragonite, Tyranitar, Salamence, Metagross, Garchomp, and Hydreigon can all be received (in their infant forms) as soon as you have a friend to trade with; their sheer power would make the game comically easy, so they grow at a slower-than-normal rate. Now you know how to make your Beldum grow into a big, strong Metagross: give it a Lucky Egg and go Audino hunting!

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