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^^ Hell yeah.
Or a platypus Pokemon that takes more advantage of the platy's unique attribute: A poisonous stinger with horrible venom that can cause pain for months. Pain which is immune to morphine. It would be a great signature attack.
You know, what if they finally allow more interaction with Gym leaders? What if you get to have double battles with them?
As in, not you battling against them with two pokemon, you teaming up with them. That would be killer awesome...
^^ However it would have to be male only because only males have those spurs.
Have you seen the Just Bugs Me page? Do you think Game Freak or Nintendo care about those kinds of specifics?
They care enough to retroactively put secondary sex characteristics in about half the Pokedex.
I think having a biologist work on the pokedex would be kick ass
Or at least a physicist to do some basic density calculations. There's no reason a 30' snake made of solid steel should be lighter than a 6' roughly spherical blob of fat.
The Pokedex is in serious need of a retroactive revamp as far as weight goes — especially if Low Kick is a harbinger of other similar mechanics.
edited 5th Mar '10 2:37:23 PM by Pykrete
Still, It could be male Platipi with one ability and femals with another.
Isn't Wailord significantly lighter than air, judging by its height and weight?
Artists Are Not Architects
Other than dimensions, the Pokemon designers mostly get it right. Except when it gets in the way of gameplay.
Which Pokémon's dimensions are you most similar to? I'm closest to Flygon—about three inches taller and 20 pounds heavier.
I would to see a documentary, or something of that varietry, of a Pokemon's natural habitat. Doesn't anyone want to see how certern abominations go through their lives?
Like, what's the deal with, say, Bronzor? What does it do? What does it eat? How does it procreate? It's some metal plate thing that is found floating merrily in the same area as a bunch of Bidoofs and other critters, and it sticks out like - like a floating metal plate with eyes!
I wouldn't mind a trainer who is an outright homage character to Steve Irwin. For added bonus, make him the Professor of the new region
And have him study Stingray pokemon and...
-Gets Tomatoes thrown at him-
Which tree should we name him after?
Crocodile Hunter? Definitely a tree that grows poisonous spines and sticks people. Being a temperate climate I'm sure Australia has one of those.
Alternatively, Ash tree.
A Pokémon pseudo-documentary? Sounds fun! Troper Covens material?
Signature Pokémon: Feraligatr, Kangaskhan
Their called "Gum trees" here, the most common being the blue gum.
Lol. Professer Blue Gum.
That can't be any worse a name than Blue Oak.
I believe the correct name is Green
You know what they say about wondering how they eat and breathe and those other science facts.
edited 6th Mar '10 8:02:40 PM by clockworkspider
Well, yeah, true. But still, the "what do they do" part would be interesting! My main issue is that they stick out so much like there's something special about them, but then they're just... there. Just some floating metal plate things that turn into gongs. It seems like such wasted potential to just... leave them like that. If you're gonna stick some weird-ass critters into an already weird variety of creatures, you should make some effort to make sense of them and flesh them out some more!
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