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    Default Stupid things that you thought/did with pokemon as a kid

    Hey this thread is basically about you guys writing about things that you thought or did relating to pokemon that when you think about it now is pretty stupid.
    It could be you thinking that something did something if you pressed it or listening to something on the internet that turned out to be fake. Or maybe you thought a certain character in the show was a girl instead of a guy or a guy instead of a girl. Share your stories!

    I'll start us off by saying this...
    When i was young i used to hate getting my stats lowered by an opponent because i thought it actually took away your stats forever, not just lowering it during the battle.
    If you dont understand, if you have an attack of 183 for example, and an opponent used growl and lowered your attack. I thought it went down to 182.

    So share your stories on things that you did that you think weren't exactly smart.

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    In pokemon red, I though that when my pikachu fainted from poisoning while walking with it in my party in viridian forrest, it meant that it fainted and I had to go find it in the forrest or else I would lose my pikachu forever... ya it's really stupid but I was young so
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    I used to think Slowbro evolved into Slowking ^.^'
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    OMG, tons of stuff (Mostly due to a "nerdy" 6-year old friend who really did think all of this was true):

    ~ Magcargo evolved into Torkoal
    ~ Latios and Latias, when put in the daycare, made baby Lugias
    ~ Of course, the obligatory button-mashing-to-catch-a-Pokemon stuff.
    ~ There was a super-rare Pokemon that new all eight HM's in exactly one spot in R/S on a given time of the week.
    ~ Groudon and Kyogre were actually called Ruby and Sapphire.
    ~ The Trick Master, after you've completed all his challenges, hid in a secret passage in Victory road.
    ~ Female Hippowdon were shiny.
    ~ The first shiny Pokemon I ever found (a Linoone) was a glitch. So I slaughtered it with the strongest Pokemon in my arsenal.
    ~ The Scorched Slab held the secret to getting Mew in R/S.
    ~ Dragon-types were weak against water. The fire and such...
    ~ Gastly was a split-evolution that tied in with Cloyster.
    ~ Poliwhirl and Poliwrath were the same Pokemon.
    ~ If you got a team of six Pokemon to lvl. 100, they would all have a simultaneous evolution and merge into one ultimate Pokemon.
    ~ All the Pokegods were real, and each one could be obtained for every ten times you beat the Pokemon league.
    ~ The Ho-oh that flew over Ash in the first episode of the anime was not a Ho-oh, but rather a Fearow evolution named Leerow.
    ~ There was a way to obtain a custom-colored red, white, and blue Pikachu by some crazy means that involved leaving your game on and unattended for 24 hours straight. Needless to say, I stopped believing every single one of this kid's rumors after this.
    ~ And probably the coup de gras, ZapMolCuno (yes, that Team Rocket experiment in the manga) was apparently obtainable, by means of obtaining all three legendary birds in R/B and then trading them to R/S. Then they’d all fuse together. Yeah.


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    Man, this brings back to mind rumors of Pikablu, Oak's secret garden of catchable starters and Mew under the truck in Red and Blue. So nostalgic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryubane View Post
    ~ Latios and Latias, when put in the daycare, made baby Lugias
    I heard something like that once. They do look sort of similar, don't they?

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    ~ Gastly was a split-evolution that tied in with Cloyster.
    And these look similar also. I believe I just noticed the similarity and thought, "A water and Ghost type would be cool."

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryubane View Post
    ~ The Ho-oh that flew over Ash in the first episode of the anime was not a Ho-oh, but rather a Fearow evolution named Leerow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WynautQueen View Post
    Man, this brings back to mind rumors of Pikablu, Oak's secret garden of catchable starters and Mew under the truck in Red and Blue. So nostalgic!
    Believe it or not, the Topps Pokémon First Movie trading cards called Marill "Pikablu" (since the cards also featured Pikachu's Vacation).

    And I actually tried out the truck thing, fully expecting to see no truck! When I saw the truck, I got my hopes up for nothing.

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    As for something stupid I once did, I used to struggle with training more than just my starter. So, I'd be running around with a level 48 starter and...what? Maybe about level 12 for the other five.

    Then I'd come up against somebody with Pokémon strong against my starter. It was so bad, I was using Blastoise's Bubblebeam against Erika's Grass types. So my brother tells me, "Water moves aren't good against Grass types." I actually responded, "It's a beam--it will burn plants!"

    Yikes.

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    Actually using rare candy thinking it was a good idea.
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    The Mew/Truck thing in Red and Blue, thinking Missingno was actually a real Pokemon, when I first seen Stantler I thought it was an evolution of Tauros.
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    This is pretty recent.
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    ^No, but that's one of the cutest things I've heard on here (no offence). "Don't die, Magicarp!"

    Anyway...the Truck thing. I just KNEW it had something under it. Imagine how happy I was to find the actual Mew glitch. My old friend, Naomi taught it to me...then they had to go back to Korea. I still miss Naomi. She was my best friend, and didn't treat me like I was a freak because I can't get in the sunlight, but I digress.

    Not knowing how to get into Saffron City comes to mind. Thinking I could catch a Togepi in the grass between Pallet and Cinnabar. You know the one. I also used to get Ground and Rock types mixed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zozo1999 View Post
    I used to think Slowbro evolved into Slowking ^.^'
    yes! i used to think that too...then when i realised it didnt i thought it was stupid that slowpoke evolved into two different pokemon.

    another thing i unfortunately believed was the way to get deoxys and jirachi on r/s.
    i remember reading on the internet that if the space tower in mosdeep city reached 50 successful launches you could go into space and catch jirachi. and then if it got to 100 you could go into space again to catch deoxys. unless it was the other way around. so there i was playing for ages catching more and more pokemon to try and get the count up hoping i could go into space and catch them
    ...now that i look on it...i can't believe i thought it was true.

    oh yer and i thought that if you got to go to mirage island you could find deoxys there as well...another lie...even though ive never actually been to that island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zozo1999 View Post
    I used to think Slowbro evolved into Slowking ^.^'
    Same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemmeh View Post
    ^No, but that's one of the cutest things I've heard on here (no offence). "Don't die, Magicarp!"
    No, I'm not offended by that. :P (You can bet I no longer felt sorry for them upon meeting a gazillion wild magikarp while surfing.)

    As for the Slowking thing...-not trying to be funny here, but- you mean Slowbro doesn't evolve into it??
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    -i thought that there were levels past 100
    -you could fly to the moon in r/s >.>
    -thought for r/s you had to get BRAWLEE'S help, not BRAILLE.
    -thought that gust was a flying type move :/
    -thought mirage island was worthwhile
    -i thought back in the days of blue that if you played forever, your character would die.(he does have a bed!)
    -thought your mom slept in your bed on adventures V.V
    -used to feed my pokemon pokeblocks in r/s..thought they needed to eat
    -also i thought that flying on pokemon like swellow was cruel...I MEAN THEYRE TINY.

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    Where to begin, where to begin.

    - In Red and Blue, I used my Master Ball on a Grimer because I thought that I could get another one.
    - After seeing my cousin evolve his Kadabra and Graveler by trading, I tried to evolve my Lv. 20 Wartortle by Trading as well.
    - I believed that Missingno. was actually a super rare pokemon that only my friends and I knew about.
    - That I could take on a Lv. 100 Blastoise with my Lv. 36 one, granted I gave it a lot of Proteins, Calcium, amongst other things, but still.
    - The truck glitch was completely impossible to pull off, due to me not having access to trade at the time, still never saw the thing though.
    - That Sudowoodo was a Grass-type Pokemon, talk about deceiving.
    - That you could breed Legendaries and Ditto after doing various things.
    - That EV training actually meant using Eevee to upgrade your Pokemon's stats.
    - Beating on Psyduck makes it stronger
    - Teaching my Starter all HM moves
    - Only training my Starter believing that he would be invincible
    - The last pokemon we left at Oak's would die/be obtained by me later on.
    - Brock and Misty would travel with you after you beat them.
    - Legendary Pokemon would come back after you beat them.
    - Legendary Pokemon could not be captured at all.

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    My turn:

    - I used to only train my starter
    - I thought Ho-oh in the first episode was a weird Fearow
    - Having a level 100 Machamp use strength on the truck while a link cable connects RBY to GSC would create a hole that takes you to Johto (my cousin tried that one)
    - Catching an Articuno and releasing it will cause three baby Articunos to appear in Seafoam Island
    - Thanks to the Anime, I thought Macargo was a 3rd gen. Pokemon and Keckleon was a 2nd gen Pokemon (I never beat GSC because of the 'only traing my starter' thing, so I never saw caught Slugma)
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    -Slowbro-->Slowking
    -Aerodactyl w/Metal Coat-->Skarmory
    -Ghastly-->Cloyster(split evo)
    -Charvana-Sharpedo-Wailmer(I haven't seen Wailord yet and it seemed logical since their were listed after each other)
    -You could use fly from Depratements Stores' roofs
    -Gengar was pure Ghost
    -A long time ago I thought only the attacks base power was the thing that calculated its strenght, needless to say, all my pokemon had hyper beam
    -Also I though that it was randomly selected which pokemon that attacked first( speed stat?)
    -Recently, the first time I saw the covers of Diamond and Pearl, this is so stupid, I thought Palkia and Dialga was evolved "android" forms of Groudon and Suicune-.-( Then I believed pokemon had gone too far when legendaries evolved, luckily this was not true)


    Quote Originally Posted by Ryubane View Post
    ~ The Ho-oh that flew over Ash in the first episode of the anime was not a Ho-oh, but rather a Fearow evolution named Leerow.
    .
    To me it was a little different, the bird was still the evolution of Fearow.. Even when Ho-oh where revealed, I still thoug the line went Spearow-Fearow-Ho-oh-
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    Before I even played the games, I thought every Pokémon was unique, and of course that meant no evolutions. For example, the first time I saw Chronicles with Ritchie in, I thought that he was just looking after Ash's Pikachu. XD

    I also didn't think the Regis and Jirachi were legendary. Weird, I know. For some reason, I thought ABSOL was...

    I too fell ffor the 'only train your starter' thing. I beat the Elite Four with only Empoleon and Palkia. XP Tried to give it up in Sapphire (Pearl was my first game) with a Lombre, but ultimately failed. Cue Kyogre and Blaziken. Just used Venusaur for FireRed then. Finally, in SoulSilver, I BEAT THE ELITE FOUR WITH MEGANIUM, FURRET, PIKACHU (no Thunderstone, not because of Ash - barely watch the show now), PIDGEOT, SEAKING AND TOGETIC!!! ALL LEVEL 52!! =] In fact, grinding is pretty fun IMO, so I'm gonna train MORE THAN SIX when Black comes out. (In case you're curious, Snivy).

    Keeping Pound, Bubble and Peck on my Empoleon because the anime made me think they were strong. Changed them to Metal Claw, Brine and Drill Peck later.

    Thinking the egg that contained Happiny (<3) in Pearl contained a Bonsly because of the pattern. Blame the anime. Again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zozo1999 View Post
    I used to think Slowbro evolved into Slowking ^.^'
    This. ;]

    I always thought Flash was a very useful move, so I always replaced my brother's Kadabra's Psychic with Flash. And I always taught Flash to any pokemon that could learn it.

    Then I tried to catch the Marowak's ghost, then I tried to catch those "regular" ghosts. I thought they were some sort of super-rare and powerful pokemon. xD
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    I also used to think that some types were strong or weak to each other depending on practicality and real-world application. As in, Ice was weak to water because water melts ice in real life. Yeahhh...


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    My 6 year old self had some strange theories about the pokemon centre in pokemon yellow:

    -healing your pokemon at the pokemon centre gave them exp
    -you had to go into the pokemon centre to heal your pokemon if you got beat by a trainer
    -the guy sitting on the couch had no legs whatsoever, and couldnt move:/


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    I used to believe that having Horn Drill on a Pokémon would be a good idea even though I paid no attention to stats in the game. I still don't pay any attention to stats but I don't use Horn Drill at all when I do play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K3v1n View Post
    -i thought that there were levels past 100
    This was me even in the days of G/S.

    Quote Originally Posted by K3v1n View Post
    -thought that gust was a flying type move :/
    Uuuhh...it is a Flying-type move.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberBlastoise View Post
    - In Red and Blue, I used my Master Ball on a Grimer because I thought that I could get another one.
    - After seeing my cousin evolve his Kadabra and Graveler by trading, I tried to evolve my Lv. 20 Wartortle by Trading as well.
    Not to make fun, but that is absolutely hilarious.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberBlastoise View Post
    - That EV training actually meant using Eevee to upgrade your Pokemon's stats.
    Also hilarious. I thought about how that might be confusing to people who've heard very little about Pokémon.

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    Wanted to see what the "Release" option did and then cried when my Bellsprout disappeared. At least I didn't try that with a more rare Pokemon. Also, was stuck in Goldenrod for a while because I didn't notice the house with the spray bottle behind the gym.




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    Technically there are levels past 100, on glitch pokemon.

    I tried some glitch where you released every non-fire type Pokemon and ou would get an Epic Charizard thing in RB, sady it didn't happen.

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