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    Ok basically this thread is about what thing in the games or anime series which has bothered you in some way or been that little bit irritating.

    Allow me to start with these two examples:

    1) Why is it that Hitmonlee can learn Sucker Punch but not Hitmonchan? It's the punching pokemon and it's Kicking counterpart has a Punch which it can't have.

    2) Why on earth can Wooper learn Ice Punch? Where are it's arms?

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    How can Doduo learn fly?
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    how can a pidgey fly you across a continent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsdaytreecko View Post
    2) Why on earth can Wooper learn Ice Punch? Where are it's arms?
    My theory. Wooper's tail morphs into a FIST when using Ice Punch. Best I think anyone can come up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsdaytreecko View Post
    Why is it that Hitmonlee can learn Sucker Punch but not Hitmonchan? It's the punching pokemon and it's Kicking counterpart has a Punch which it can't have.
    Sucker Punch's name in japanese just translates to "Surprise Attack". The english name is just a cultural adaptation of sorts. It's not a literal punch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by paracelsus View Post
    how can a pidgey fly you across a continent
    same with Pidove (gen 5 clone)

    Quote Originally Posted by Honeyichigo View Post
    Sucker Punch's name in japanese just translates to "Surprise Attack". The english name is just a cultural adaptation of sorts. It's not a literal punch.
    Fair enough. Just doesn't seem right in english. Curse you translations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsdaytreecko View Post
    Ok basically this thread is about what thing in the games or anime series which has bothered you in some way or been that little bit irritating.

    Allow me to start with these two examples:

    1) Why is it that Hitmonlee can learn Sucker Punch but not Hitmonchan? It's the punching pokemon and it's Kicking counterpart has a Punch which it can't have.

    2) Why on earth can Wooper learn Ice Punch? Where are it's arms?
    1) I think Gamefreak just decided to troll us there
    2) Maybe it releases an artificial fist?
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    How can Doduo learn fly?
    It probably runs really fast or something. Or maybe it just flies without wings, you know what I mean? Like Superman or something.
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    how can a pidgey fly you across a continent
    It's a region, so it's probably smaller than a US state. But yeah I don't get how that works.
    Quote Originally Posted by neo darkrai View Post
    My theory. Wooper's tail morphs into a FIST when using Ice Punch. Best I think anyone can come up with.
    Hey, that's pretty clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honeyichigo View Post
    Sucker Punch's name in japanese just translates to "Surprise Attack". The english name is just a cultural adaptation of sorts. It's not a literal punch.
    Wow, I never thought of that.

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    Okay, Shinx can have the ability Intimidate, right? Well, if someone were to send out a Shinx with this ability against, say, Rayquaza, then Rayquaza, a mighty, powerful dragon, would end up being scared of a cute little lion cub.

    How...?


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    Out of battle:

    "Go Rhy_____!"
    "Use Sur...Wait what!"
    "surfs on Rhy_____"

    In Battle:

    "Opponent used Surf on Rhy____"
    "It's Super Effective!"


    Conclusion: Rhyhorn family are strong... but incredibly stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic-Inferno View Post
    Okay, Shinx can have the ability Intimidate, right? Well, if someone were to send out a Shinx with this ability against, say, Rayquaza, then Rayquaza, a mighty, powerful dragon, would end up being scared of a cute little lion cub.

    How...?
    I guess this is a "don't judge a book by it's cover" scenario. Perhaps they have a phobia of big cats... who knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic-Inferno View Post
    Okay, Shinx can have the ability Intimidate, right? Well, if someone were to send out a Shinx with this ability against, say, Rayquaza, then Rayquaza, a mighty, powerful dragon, would end up being scared of a cute little lion cub.

    How...?
    Well it's just a name. It was probably the best the could come up with to describe the ability.
    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsdaytreecko View Post
    Out of battle:

    "Go Rhy_____!"
    "Use Sur...Wait what!"
    "surfs on Rhy_____"

    In Battle:

    "Opponent used Surf on Rhy____"
    "It's Super Effective!"


    Conclusion: Rhyhorn family are strong... but incredibly stupid
    A Rhydon can surf. Simple as that. It's not like the water attacks them while they're swimming. And don't post multiple times in a row, that's against the rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PikaPika677 View Post
    Well it's just a name. It was probably the best the could come up with to describe the ability.


    A Rhydon can surf. Simple as that. It's not like the water attacks them while they're swimming. And don't post multiple times in a row, that's against the rules.
    If in an anime situation, a surfing pokemon could be attacked by pokemon below the water's surface

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    Why can't Scyther fly again? it does in the anime yet can't learn the move

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    Doduo jumps.

    Any ways, why do Seaking spawn in the fall but Goldeen spwan in the spring?

    How come Umbreon and Togepi are poisoness? How come it seems like nearly every Pokemon is poisoness?

    Why can't you climb back up ledges?

    How come there are cylinders everywhere in the water and you can't go between trees?

    Why are mach bikes faster then acro bikes and why can't you do wheelies on mach bikes? Why does changing the gears on a bike make it faster or slower?

    Why are there elevated rails randomly placed everywhere? Why can some of them you can only walk across, while on others you need a bike (specifically a acro bike)?

    Why it when you leave a location everything turns back to normal whether that it was cutting down grass or crushing rocks?

    Why does a super potion and fresh water heal the same amount of damage but yet fresh water is cheaper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsdaytreecko View Post
    If in an anime situation, a surfing pokemon could be attacked by pokemon below the water's surface
    Yes, it gets attacked by Water Pokémon; but that doesn't make it unable to swim. That's just like saying the Swimmer class trainers can't swim because they can get attacked by underwater Pokémon.
    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsdaytreecko View Post
    Why can't Scyther fly again? it does in the anime yet can't learn the move
    The anime made a mistake or something. The anime always makes mistakes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kim62 View Post
    Doduo jumps.
    Interesting theory.
    Any ways, why do Seaking spawn in the fall but Goldeen spwan in the spring?
    Goldeen are born in spring and evolve into Seaking in fall.
    How come Umbreon and Togepi are poisoness? How come it seems like nearly every Pokemon is poisoness?
    I don't know
    Why can't you climb back up ledges?
    Well they're higher than you think but the game needs to save that tilespace for other stuff
    How come there are cylinders everywhere in the water and you can't go between trees?
    I don't remember cylinders in water. Was that in the GBA games? And you can't go between trees because that would defeat the purpose of setting up trees as obstacles.
    Why are mach bikes faster then acro bikes and why can't you do wheelies on mach bikes? Why does changing the gears on a bike make it faster or slower?
    Mach bikes are more mach than Acro Bikes. Acro Bikes are more acro than Mach Bikes and so Mach Bikes lack the acro to do wheelies. Irl, changing gears DOES affect the bike speed.
    Why are there elevated rails randomly placed everywhere? Why can some of them you can only walk across, while on others you need a bike (specifically a acro bike)?
    I don't play 3rd gen
    Why it when you leave a location everything turns back to normal whether that it was cutting down grass or crushing rocks?
    Someone follows you and places objects on the field when you leave the location
    Why does a super potion and fresh water heal the same amount of damage but yet fresh water is cheaper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim62 View Post
    Doduo jumps.

    Any ways, why do Seaking spawn in the fall but Goldeen spwan in the spring?

    How come Umbreon and Togepi are poisoness? How come it seems like nearly every Pokemon is poisoness?

    Why can't you climb back up ledges?

    How come there are cylinders everywhere in the water and you can't go between trees?

    Why are mach bikes faster then acro bikes and why can't you do wheelies on mach bikes? Why does changing the gears on a bike make it faster or slower?

    Why are there elevated rails randomly placed everywhere? Why can some of them you can only walk across, while on others you need a bike (specifically a acro bike)?

    Why it when you leave a location everything turns back to normal whether that it was cutting down grass or crushing rocks?

    Why does a super potion and fresh water heal the same amount of damage but yet fresh water is cheaper?
    Wild Goldeen may have a population increase in spring and evolve in autumn/fall

    I'm assuming you're relating to the move Toxic? Who knows? might be something they ate.

    Too steep.

    Water pollution, poor waste disposals and tight gaps between trees

    The gear changes may be related to the constant speed at which the trainer is pedalling at. changing the gear on the bike will change if you keep the average pedal cycle the same. i don't know completely, just a hypothesis.


    the rails confused me aswell.

    I want to say Miracle Gro but...

    Cheaper to obtain as it's water

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    Why do we need a machine to trade pokemon? can't we just hand the pokemon over to the other person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsdaytreecko View Post
    Why do we need a machine to trade pokemon? can't we just hand the pokemon over to the other person?
    This is like saying "Why do we need Pokéballs to capture Pokémon? Why can't we just use traps like nets?". Maybe the machine alters their mind or something.

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    This is like saying "Why do we need Pokéballs to capture Pokémon? Why can't we just use traps like nets?". Maybe the machine alters their mind or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsdaytreecko View Post
    Why do we need a machine to trade pokemon? can't we just hand the pokemon over to the other person?
    I'm guessing trade machines alter programming in the Poké Ball somehow to prevent thieves stating that they got their stolen Pokémon in trades.

    And in regards to Pidgey/Pidove learning Fly, a better question would be, why does Yanmega NOT learn Fly? In its HG/SS dex entry, Yanmega is confirmed to be able to support an adult human in flight. The main characters of these games are at worst young teenagers. Who generally weigh less than adult humans. Thus making it even easier to be carried by a Yanmega. In the air.

    A few other things to consider:

    Torchic's ability to learn Mega Punch, DynamicPunch, and Seismic Toss.

    Ferroseed's animation shows it spinning rapidly. Guess which move it can't learn? Yep- Rapid Spin.

    Look at Zangoose. Look at them claws. It learns Scratch, Fury Swipes, Slash, Crush Claw, Shadow Claw, and Aerial Ace. Now try to teach it Cut. Yep. Zangoose can't learn Cut.

    On the subject of Pokémon that can't learn Cut: Maractus. Do you see the sharp needles all over its body? How can that NOT cut anything?

    Most Fire-types can't learn Flash. And yet they can generate fire, a source of light. This is particularly insane when you consider Charmander can't learn Flash, and it's seen use in the anime for things we'd use Flash for in-game!

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    What, would you say, is the most basic requirement for learning Headbutt? That's right- a head. Farfetch'd has a head. Farfetch'd can learn Headbutt. Now let's look at Pidgey, a similarly-built Pokémon. Pidgey has a head. And yet, Pidgey can't learn Headbutt!

    Pin Missile and Spike Cannon are, for all intents and purposes, the same move. So why is it that any Pokémon that learns one can't learn the other?

    Ground moves can't affect Flying-types. OK, Tornadus avoiding Earthquake, that I can understand. But when you consider that this grants Gyarados an immunity to Bone Club...

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    Ash ketchum is still 10 years old and constantly forgets what electric attacks do and don't affect.
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    That list was amazing. so many things to consider.

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    If the trading machine is nessicary to prove that pokemon were not stolen, why was it that, in gen 4, you could throw your pokeballs into the air and swap the pokemon?

    Gen 2

    Why do i lose a significant amount of money from my mother "buying" berries? I think she's spending my money at the game corner


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    Secret bases:

    How did i fit a slide in a hedge? how did it get in my laptop?

    When i use secret power on a tree to climb the tree, why is there cracks in the which i can't cross? is the tree unsuitable for a treehouse?

    Using planks of wood to cover said cracks in floor which only just cover the crack. One false move and you could fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missingno. Master View Post
    In Orre, it is possible to massage Pokémon. Any Pokémon. Including Slugma and Magcargo.
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    what makes it worse is when, i think it was gen 1, when a ground type was actually effected by pikachu's electric moves.

    Nintendo confirmed that they are aware of the age reset. They reset it so the new audience would have an age appropriate character as the protagonist. in 20 years time, if it's still running, i doubt kids are going to want to watch a man run around in his mid 30's looking for pokémon as he still tries to fufill his goal to be a pokémon master. all abit crazy really

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