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* FakeBalance: Downplayed in comparison to the Gen. I games, but the Psychic type still has a tremendous advantage owing in large part due to the sheer lack of Dark- and Steel-type mons. Further, while more and better Ghost-type moves are present, the only Ghost-type line (Gastly) is part-Poison and thus weak to Psychic type moves. A good Psychic-type Pokémon can still run roughshod over most of the game, with only the odd Dark or Ghost-type ''move'' being used to worry about. Even then, this was before the physical/special split, so the aforementioned Gastly line couldn't really take advantage of either of their STABs due to being special attackers, and Psychic types could tank the few offensive Dark-type moves easily since they still ran off the Special Attack stat (most Psychic types have high Special Defense).

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* FakeBalance: Downplayed in comparison to the Gen. I games, but the Psychic type still has a tremendous advantage owing in large part due to the sheer lack of Dark- and Steel-type mons. Further, while more and better Ghost-type moves are present, the only Ghost-type line (Gastly) is part-Poison and thus weak to Psychic type moves. A good Psychic-type Pokémon can still run roughshod over most of the game, with only the odd Dark or Ghost-type ''move'' being used to worry about. Even then, this was before the physical/special split, so the aforementioned Gastly line couldn't really take advantage of either of their STABs [=STABs=] due to being special attackers, and Psychic types could tank the few offensive Dark-type moves easily since they still ran off the Special Attack stat (most Psychic types have high Special Defense).

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* FakeBalance: Downplayed in comparison to the Gen. I games, but the Psychic type still has a tremendous advantage owing in large part due to the sheer lack of Dark- and Steel-type mons. Further, while more and better Ghost-type moves are present, the only Ghost-type line (Gastly) is part-Poison and thus weak to Psychic type moves. A good Psychic-type Pokémon can still run roughshod over most of the game, with only the odd Dark or Ghost-type ''move'' being used to worry about. Even then, this was before the physical/special split, so the aforementioned Gastly line couldn't really take advantage of either of their STABs due to being special attackers, and Psychic types could tank the few offensive Dark-type moves easily since they still ran off the Special Attack stat (most Psychic types have high Special Defense).

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* StationaryEnemy: There's two places where a sleeping Snorlax blocks the path. They can only be engaged and forced to move by playing a Pokeflute at it.


While the game's balance is undeniably broken (Balance? Psychic types LAUGH at your pitiful thoughts of BALANCE!), and glitches abound (Missingnoooooo!)...it's ''Pokémon''.

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While the game's balance is undeniably broken (Balance? Psychic types LAUGH at your pitiful thoughts of BALANCE!), broken, and glitches abound (Missingnoooooo!)...abound...it's ''Pokémon''.


* TheAnimeOfTheGame: While of course they were the inspiration for the long running ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, there is also the miniseries ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'', based more closely on ''Red'' and ''Blue'' than the main anime is.


* NonstandardCharacterDesign: A retroactive example with Jynx. In the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor release, Jynx's color palette consisted of four colors[[note]]red, yellow, black, and white.[[/note]] like every other sprite in the game. For the UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole release, an extra color[[note]]purple[[/note]] was added to change Jynx's skin color to avoid the accusations of {{Blackface}} that have plagued the Pokémon for decades. This is notable as the Game Boy Color could not support sprites with more than four colors.

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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: A retroactive example with Jynx. In the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor release, Jynx's color palette consisted of four colors[[note]]red, yellow, black, and white.[[/note]] colors like every other sprite in the game. game (for Jynx, it's red, black, yellow, and white). For the UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole release, an extra color[[note]]purple[[/note]] color (purple) was added to change Jynx's skin color to avoid the accusations of {{Blackface}} that have plagued the Pokémon for decades. This is notable as the Game Boy Color could not support sprites with more than four colors.colors; it was done by changing the palette for only part of Jynx's sprite. [[note]]Pokemon sprites are actually composed of several sprite tiles. In the Virtual Console version, the tiles corresponding to Jynx's face and hands were given a different palette than the rest of her, mostly identical other than black being replaced with purple.[[/note]]


* ConvenientWeaknessPlacement: In several locations, you can find Pokémon which are strong against the local gym leader. For example, Diglett's Cave outside of Vermilion City is full of Ground-type Diglett, who are immune to Lt. Surge's Electric-type attacks. Just outside of Celadon City, there is a patch of grass where you can catch either Growlithe or Vulpix (depending on your version,) both Fire-types to counter Erika's Grass-types. In order to get to Cinnabar Island, home of the Fire-type gym leader Blaine, you'll need to pass a water route (and optionally through the Seafoam Islands), which are full of Water-type Pokémon to counter him.
* CoolOldLady: Agatha of the Elite Four. She uses the cool Ghost-type and was friends with Prof. Oak in their youth.

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* ConvenientWeaknessPlacement: In several locations, Some gyms are located quite close to places where you can find easily catch Pokémon which are strong against the local gym leader. them. For example, example:
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Diglett's Cave outside of Vermilion City is full of Ground-type Diglett, who are immune to Lt. Surge's Electric-type attacks. attacks.
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Just outside east of Celadon City, there City is a patch of grass Route 7, where you can catch find either Growlithe or Vulpix (depending on your version,) both version), Fire-types who can deal a lot of damage to counter Erika's Grass-types. In order to get to Cinnabar Island, home of the Grass-types.
** Blaine established a
Fire-type gym leader Blaine, you'll need to pass a water route (and optionally through ''on an island''. Granted, it makes sense since Cinnabar Island is also the Seafoam Islands), which are full site of Water-type Pokémon to counter him.
an active volcano, but still, he's literally surrounded by his greatest weakness.
* CoolOldLady: Agatha of the Elite Four. She uses the cool is a formidable Ghost-type trainer and was friends with Prof. Oak in their youth.



* CripplingOverspecialization: Parasect (and its pre-evolution Paras) is the only Pokémon in the game with Spore, the only 100% accurate Sleep-inducing move (while other Sleep-inducing moves have no better than 75% accuracy). Unfortunately, Parasect has awful stats, including being tied with Snorlax and Slowbro for the slowest fully-evolved Pokémon in the game but without anywhere near the durability they have to afford taking hits, and Parasect learns few other worthwhile moves, including the only Bug move it learns being the pitiful 20 power Leech Life and not learning the only good Grass move Razor Leaf, preventing it from making real use of its STAB and any possible type advantages. Plus, while its dual Grass/Bug typing gives it a valuable double resistance to Ground moves and a resistance to Water moves, it comes with a slew of exploitable weaknesses, including a crippling double weakness to Fire and Flying-types. So all Parasect can really do is put an opposing Pokémon to sleep with certainty...if it can get a move in at all that is.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: CripplingOverspecialization:
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Parasect (and its pre-evolution Paras) is the only Pokémon in the game with Spore, the only 100% accurate Sleep-inducing move (while other Sleep-inducing moves have no better than 75% accuracy). Unfortunately, Parasect has awful stats, including being tied with Snorlax and Slowbro for the slowest fully-evolved Pokémon in the game but without anywhere near the durability they have to afford taking hits, and Parasect learns few other worthwhile moves, including the only Bug move it learns being the pitiful 20 power Leech Life and not learning the only good Grass move Razor Leaf, preventing it from making real use of its STAB and any possible type advantages. Plus, while its dual Grass/Bug typing gives it a valuable double resistance to Ground moves and a resistance to Water moves, it comes with a slew of exploitable weaknesses, including a crippling double weakness to Fire and Flying-types. So all Parasect can really do is put an opposing Pokémon to sleep with certainty...if it can get a move in at all that is.


* BossArenaIdiocy: Almost every gym leader makes their home near an area where Pokémon [[ConvenientWeaknessPlacement strong against their preferred type]] make their home. If you're having trouble with a particular gym leader, simply catch one of those Mons, level it up a bit, and then use it to sweep the leader.


* InterfaceSpoiler: The Viridian Gym Leader's identity is played up as a mystery, with even the guy who gives you advice in every Gym not knowing who they are...[[FailedASpotCheck except checking the statues at the front point-blank gives away their name.]]


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Compiled into a separate page [[Radar/{{Pokemon}} here]].

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Compiled into a separate GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page [[Radar/{{Pokemon}} here]].to make sure your example fits the current definition.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Compiled into a separate page [[Radar/{{Pokemon}} here]].

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Compiled into a separate GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page [[Radar/{{Pokemon}} here]].to make sure your example fits the current definition.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Compiled into a separate page [[Radar/{{Pokemon}} here]].

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Compiled into a separate GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page [[Radar/{{Pokemon}} here]].to make sure your example fits the current definition.


* YearsTooEarly: In a corruption of this trope, The Camper/Jr. Trainer in Brock's gym mistakenly claims you're ten thousand ''light years'' from facing Brock before battling him, only to realize his mistake after the fact.



* YearsTooEarly: In a corruption of this trope, The Camper/Jr. Trainer in Brock's gym mistakenly claims you're ten thousand ''light years'' from facing Brock before battling him, only to realize his mistake after the fact.

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* YearsTooEarly: In a corruption of this trope, The Camper/Jr. Trainer in Brock's gym mistakenly claims you're ten thousand ''light years'' from facing Brock before battling him, only to realize his mistake after the fact.


* CanonImmigrant: A few characters from the anime can be found in early routes, like AJ and Giselle. Melanie and a [[AdaptationalHeroism much nicer]] Damien show up to give you Bulbasaur and Charmander as well. Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy show up too. And, of course, there's Jessie and James, who are recurring enemies. Because of game mechanics, though, they aren't named.

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* CanonImmigrant: A few characters from the anime can be found in early routes, like AJ and Giselle. Melanie and a [[AdaptationalHeroism [[AdaptationalNiceGuy much nicer]] Damien show up to give you Bulbasaur and Charmander as well. Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy show up too. And, of course, there's Jessie and James, who are recurring enemies. Because of game mechanics, though, they aren't named.


* AdaptationalHeroism: Damien isn't as much of an uncaring {{Jerkass}} as he is in the anime, as he actively knows he's a lousy trainer and figures his Charmander deserves better.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalNiceGuy: Damien isn't as much of an uncaring {{Jerkass}} as he is in the anime, as he actively knows he's a lousy trainer and figures his Charmander deserves better.

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* ADogNamedDog: In the French version, Rock Tunnel is simply called "La Grotte", "The Cave". It finally got a proper name in ''VideoGame/PokemonLetsGoPikachuAndLetsGoEevee''.

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