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    Thundershock/Thunderbolt/Thunder etc., it should be lightning, not thunder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibachi View Post
    Thundershock/Thunderbolt/Thunder etc., it should be lightning, not thunder.
    Well, then Aurora Beam should be Rainbow-Colored Freezing Beam. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalFlygon08 View Post
    Now as for why BURN lowers ATK I don't get, if anything, it should lower the DEF, since a burned part of your skin is very very sensitive to touch, and thus, a burned Pokemon should take more Physical Damage.
    And for balancing reasons, it's better that it doesn't do both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythicalzoe View Post
    why doesnt the following moves move at light speed if they are made of pure light to begin with?
    Solar beam
    Flash Cannon
    Flash
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    Aurora Beam
    Signal Beam
    The pokemon has to shoot the attack first.

    They might move at light speed, but the pokemon may not have it's chance to fire until it's hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibachi View Post
    Thundershock/Thunderbolt/Thunder etc., it should be lightning, not thunder.
    Probably would have been if not for the 12-character limit on move names (although IMO, "Thundershock" does have a better ring to it than "Lightningshock").

    I may have asked this before, but why is Pidgeot's speed lower than that of Slaking and Miltank? Even if you disregard the Mach 2 thing in the Pokedex, you'd think a Pokemon based on a bird of prey would be much more agile than one based on a giant sloth or a dairy cow. (And yes, I know Pokemon ≠ animals, but surely Game Freak drew from the animalistic basis of the Pokemon to some extent when coming up with stat spreads... right?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Penguin View Post
    Probably would have been if not for the 12-character limit on move names (although IMO, "Thundershock" does have a better ring to it than "Lightningshock").

    I may have asked this before, but why is Pidgeot's speed lower than that of Slaking and Miltank? Even if you disregard the Mach 2 thing in the Pokedex, you'd think a Pokemon based on a bird of prey would be much more agile than one based on a giant sloth or a dairy cow. (And yes, I know Pokemon ≠ animals, but surely Game Freak drew from the animalistic basis of the Pokemon to some extent when coming up with stat spreads... right?)
    No where is it stated that Slaking can't move fast when it needs to, it just says that it prefers not to move. As for Miltank, I have no clue.

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    I like to think that the claims of certain Pokemon being able to reach ridiculous speeds are referring to the Pokemon's maximum speed, not necessarily the speed they always move at.

    In battle, they presumably wouldn't have enough time to reach it, so battle speed could be viewed more as how quickly they accelerate.

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    Solosis having more special attack than Arceus.. I mean, it's a ball.. Of goo.. With a face..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyro13 View Post
    Solosis having more special attack than Arceus.. I mean, it's a ball.. Of goo.. With a face..
    Solosis? Are you crazy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyro13 View Post
    Solosis having more special attack than Arceus.. I mean, it's a ball.. Of goo.. With a face..
    solosis has a base 105 special attack

    arceus has 120 base special attack.


    reuniclus on the other hand has base 125 though


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    Quote Originally Posted by trident20 View Post
    solosis has a base 105 special attack

    arceus has 120 base special attack.


    reuniclus on the other hand has base 125 though
    I assume he thought Solosis was the one with 125 special attack (it's actually Duosion) and forgot that Arceus had 120s across the board instead of even 100s like other legendaries. I actually forgot these two facts myself when I first read it.

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    Slaking having a speed that equals Legendaries ._.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkac View Post
    Slaking having a speed that equals Legendaries ._.
    Um
    Speed in pokemon is always off. I don't think they really compare a pokemon's speed stat to the others they are making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agonist View Post
    No where is it stated that Slaking can't move fast when it needs to, it just says that it prefers not to move.
    That's true, but sloths aren't exactly known for their speed. Then again, this is Pokemon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rakurai View Post
    I like to think that the claims of certain Pokemon being able to reach ridiculous speeds are referring to the Pokemon's maximum speed, not necessarily the speed they always move at.

    In battle, they presumably wouldn't have enough time to reach it, so battle speed could be viewed more as how quickly they accelerate.
    That's an interesting hypothesis. When you think of it that way, it seems much more logical.

    ...So does that mean that Pokemon with the same base speed also have the same rate of acceleration? I mean, from a real-world standpoint, the "speed tie" mechanic in battles doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but I'm curious to hear other people's explanations.

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    Steelix without Iron Defense, surprised with all that steel it doesn't learn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident20 View Post
    solosis has a base 105 special attack

    arceus has 120 base special attack.


    reuniclus on the other hand has base 125 though
    Ah, my bad.. Well, Cranidos has 125 base Attack iirc, so at least THAT beats Arceus. Though you can't as easily make fun of Arceus that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Penguin View Post
    That's true, but sloths aren't exactly known for their speed. Then again, this is Pokemon...
    It's not really a sloth, more of an ape, which can move fairly fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agonist View Post
    It's not really a sloth, more of an ape, which can move fairly fast.
    I've always thought it to be a Gorrila. And, unless I'm mistaken, those aren't the fastest creatures in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachmac View Post
    I've always thought it to be a Gorrila. And, unless I'm mistaken, those aren't the fastest creatures in the world.
    I didn't say it was the fastest creature in the world, I just said it wasn't that slow. Also, gorillas are apes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agonist View Post
    I didn't say it was the fastest creature in the world, I just said it wasn't that slow. Also, gorillas are apes.
    I know, but I was making the point that being an ape alone isn't enough for it to be fast.
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    Golurk flying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zachmac View Post
    I know, but I was making the point that being an ape alone isn't enough for it to be fast.
    Why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agonist View Post
    Why not?
    ...Because not all apes are fast. Like Gorrilas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachmac View Post
    ...Because not all apes are fast. Like Gorrilas.
    ... Gorillas can run twenty to twenty-five mph in real life. That's not particularly slow.

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