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    Okay, so simple, what mistakes did you have about Pokemon designs when you first saw them.

    For example, I've been playing Pokemon since Red and Blue and for all these years I thought Poliwag's mouth was its nose. All these years... and I just figured that out this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MachoCheese View Post
    Poliwag's mouth was its nose.
    Wait... That's a mouth?!

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    I once mistook Misdreavus's Gen III sprite's red gems on its neck as its mouth. Until then I learned of its design and felt stupid.




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    Quote Originally Posted by MachoCheese View Post
    Okay, so simple, what mistakes did you have about Pokemon designs when you first saw them.

    For example, I've been playing Pokemon since Red and Blue and for all these years I thought Poliwag's mouth was its nose. All these years... and I just figured that out this year.
    i always thought the same thing!
    and i guess one of mine was that i thought kyogre was like voltorb in that it didnt have a mouth until i traded one to collosseum and battled with it, and when i saw its mouth ope ope i was like wait, whaatt
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    Quote Originally Posted by MachoCheese View Post
    Okay, so simple, what mistakes did you have about Pokemon designs when you first saw them.

    For example, I've been playing Pokemon since Red and Blue and for all these years I thought Poliwag's mouth was its nose. All these years... and I just figured that out this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MachoCheese View Post
    Okay, so simple, what mistakes did you have about Pokemon designs when you first saw them.

    For example, I've been playing Pokemon since Red and Blue and for all these years I thought Poliwag's mouth was its nose. All these years... and I just figured that out this year.
    Really?! 0_o How did you figure out it WASN'T its nose?!
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    Yeah, I know its hard to think of Poliwag in that way but look at Bulbapedia's image gallery of it

    http://archives.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Category:Poliwag

    The more pictures you see the more its recognizable as a mouth.

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    I checked the Bulbapedia, and sure enough, that's a mouth... Jesus... this is weirder than the theory of Diglett's nose being a mouth with a tooth in it...
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    All the way until I got to Hoenn in the anime last year, I had thought that Hariyama had a beak. The V-Shape of the rising-sun pattern is similar to the shape of a beak. Little did I know this was its chest!

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    A friend of mine told me that she thought that the red dots/areas on Armaldo's head were its eyes, while the actual eyes were ears. After she told me that, I can not unsee it hehe!!
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    Ok, who else thought that the only way Samurott can use razor shell is with his helmet?

    Another one is that I thought Gardevoir floats instead because she has no legs...I found out otherwise when I played coliseum
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    The way its Ruby/Sapphire sprite was configured, I always thought Nosepass' right leg was actually a protruding mouth. I thought Nosepass was just a big floating head and therefore it seemed like the freakiest frikkin thing I had ever encountered.
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    I remember thinking that Woobat's nose was it's eye, then I saw the pictures for Woobat and found out that it's eyes were just covered by it's fur.
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    First time I saw Probopass I thought it had two stumpy winglike arms and a tail. Then I found out about the "mini-noses". And Roggenrola... "That's a weird looking eye... Oh. That's an ear."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MachoCheese View Post
    Yeah, I know its hard to think of Poliwag in that way but look at Bulbapedia's image gallery of it

    http://archives.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Category:Poliwag

    The more pictures you see the more its recognizable as a mouth.
    Woah...well that would make sense, hehe... ;P
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    Just like the jwitzz, I thought digglets nose was a mouth. I was so very dumb.

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    Did anyone else think that Lilignat's petals had faces on it?
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    Wow...pretty much every single thing everyone is saying is what I thought about that certain Pokémon, or that the things you have now just told me I now will see forever since I can never "unsee" them! >.<
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    i thought snorlax's belly......was a huge chin.......yeeeeeeah.......i was 6 okay?

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    In the original Red and Blue sprites for Fearow, the way that its right wing was positioned made it look like it was part of its beak. I thought that Fearow was a toucan.

    I also originally had Gardevoir's face backwards. I thought its pointed ears were actually a long nose and a pointed lip, and that it was looking up and to the right.
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    Classic one, I always thought Hoothoot had only one foot.
    And I also thought Hitmontop had three feet but, in fact, he has two and a tail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulba the Great! View Post
    http://pad3.whstatic.com/images/thum...ald-Step-4.jpg

    The way its Ruby/Sapphire sprite was configured, I always thought Nosepass' right leg was actually a protruding mouth. I thought Nosepass was just a big floating head and therefore it seemed like the freakiest frikkin thing I had ever encountered.
    Yes! I thought that was so weird until I saw it in gen 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papousse View Post
    Classic one, I always thought Hoothoot had only one foot.
    And I also thought Hitmontop had three feet but, in fact, he has two and a tail.
    Wait, WHAT O_O!? Hoothoot has two feet!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by City Of Delusion View Post
    Wait, WHAT O_O!? Hoothoot has two feet!?
    See ! I knew I wouldn't be the only one !
    Eh, yes, I was shocked too. Hoothoot has two feet, take a look here.
    And here's the Gold and Heart Gold Pokédex entry for Hoothoot...
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    It always stands on one foot. It changes feet so fast, the movement can rarely be seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by City Of Delusion View Post
    Wait, WHAT O_O!? Hoothoot has two feet!?
    Yeah, I think this can be seen in Hoothoot's 3D model on Stadium 2 onwards. If you look closely, I believe you can see it's foot switch between each hop.

    One from me, in 3rd Gen, I thought that Milotic's eyes were presented as almost sorrowful, but then I saw closely that the white dot wasn't there for effect, and that the dot was actually its pupil. It's a lot more evident in its other sprites, but it's 3rd Gen sprite is misleading.
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