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Pokémon Design Misconceptions

Discussion in 'Orange Islands' started by Flaming Piranha, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Celever

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    But would you have not figured it out on colo or XD? I mean, anorith appears all the time in pokemon colo.
  2. CJorex

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    Not everyone has colosseum or XD. I know I don't but I certainly do want them
  3. Jimera0

    Jimera0 You don't understand, Edgar is the one in the hole!

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    I never had the misconception for Anorith, its eyes always seemed blindingly obvious to me. The eyes on ARMALDO however, are much less obvious, especially in its sprites. It's also a lot less common in the games so you would not have seen it as much. It doesn't help that Armaldo has those 3 sets of fins or feathers or w/e those thing are on its neck, making it not unreasonable to assume its eyes are just another pair of those things unless you look closely.

    Now that I DO know about it it's pretty obvious, and especially face-palm worthy for me since I had ALWAYS known that the red dots on Anorith aren't its eyes (so it wouldn't make sense for them to be eyes on Armaldo). I guess I just never really thought about or questioned it.

    Honestly I kind of wish that those red dots HAD become its eyes though because it looks a LOT less derpy that way...
  4. cant say

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    I really thought Sawk and Throh were Fighting / Rock with their jagged bodies

    [pimg]567[/pimg] [pimg]566[/pimg]

    Also considering Sawk has Sturdy, which is usually reserved for Rock and Steel types. I think Fighting / Rock would have been a sweet combo
  5. Antihaxxer

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    Terrakion wants to be the only amazing Fighting/Rock
  6. Lster728

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    Ok apparently I've had a history of misperceiving Water/Rock types.

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    First of all, I've had SO much trouble determining where the hell Kabuto's eyes are. Are they the measly dots on top of its shell, or the bright red eyes searching directly into my soul? I still cannot accept the truth(especially after seeing Kabutops' eyes).

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    Different Pokemon, same predicament. I thought that Relicanth was secretely plotting my death with those staring red eyes... Isn't wasn't until I saw his back sprite that he changed from a creepy demon to a grandfather-faced fish.
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    ...Pathetic. His eyes look just like Brock's.

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    Finally, there's Corsola's Gold sprite. Being the first time I saw Corsola, I thought it was just a pink ball with spikes coming out. I didn't notice ANY moveable arms and legs on it until later sprites came out.
  7. TheKAM1993

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    Yeah Kabuto still confuses me to this day, but I think it is the red eyes that are real.
  8. Hulavuta

    Hulavuta A sunflower holds its head up high!
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    Yeah, Kabuto always confuses me too >_<
  9. Jimera0

    Jimera0 You don't understand, Edgar is the one in the hole!

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    According to Bulbapedia they're BOTH pairs real eyes apparently, which I suppose isn't too crazy given arthropods are prone to that sort of thing in real life. The black ones are for when it's buried in sand at the bottom of the ocean or something, and the red ones are for... scaring the living daylights out of little kids I suppose?
  10. Ratatat

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    ^Yup yup, according to some dex entries, Kabuto has two sets of eyes.

    Yellow: A Pokémon that was recovered from a fossil. It uses the eyes on its back while hiding on the sea floor.

    Crystal: Three hundred million years ago, it hid on the sea floor. It also has eyes on its back that glow.

    This is actually a trait of real horseshoe crabs, who have 10 eyes spread about pretty much everywhere.

    http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/H/horseshoe_crab.html
  11. Lster728

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    So what happens to this second set of eyes after Kabuto evolves?
    They just disappear apparently?
  12. Celever

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    Apparently.

    Oh well, nintendo logic. I mean, fish > Octopus o_O
  13. Lster728

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    HOLY SHIZ YOU JUST INSPIRED A THREAD!!!
  14. Matezoide

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    Revolver (Remoraid) -> Cannon (Octilery)
  15. Shiruba

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    don't you mean revolver... oshawott?

    /shot
    (points if anyone gets the reference)
  16. Hiphopanonymous

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    Ekans? EKANS? EKANSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

    Speaking of, I thought for quite some time that Seviper was Arbok's evo...until I bred two of them, and out comes...another Seviper. Like, wait, it's a standalone? Took me a while (and some trolling on Serebii) to realize my derpiness.
  17. Perfect Cell

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    There was actually an infamous anime episode where they ask what Pokemon Arbok evolves into, and they said Seviper.
  18. Vashimus

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  19. Hiphopanonymous

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    Oh man, never thought the anime would derp QUITE that bad. Makes me wonder exactly how many people fell for that too...O.o
  20. Celever

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    Either way the spine disappears.

    That's a devolution.
  21. Shiruba

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    implying that a spine necessarily makes an organism better.

    YOU ARE
    BACKBONEIST

    I AM CALLING THE UNITED OCTOPUS FRONT ON YOU
    THEY WILL NOT BE PLEASED WITH YOUR BIGOTRY
  22. inanimate blob

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    I definitely fell for it. I got really upset when I thought my guidebook I depended on so heavily was wrong. A quick check on Serebii helped, though.
  23. Dark Fallen Angel

    Dark Fallen Angel FIDDLESTICKS IS ALSO GOOD ON MID!

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    [​IMG]

    On the end, I still do not know if this pink acorn on Amoonguss face is a nose or a mouth. I was certain that it was a nose, but my friend said it was a mouth. Now I am in doubt.
  24. Unoriginal Name

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    It's a mouth, but kind of like a beak, in the sense that it sticks our from the head and has no nose.
  25. Zabel Zarock

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    I always thought Amoongus looked like the mushroom pokemon version of Homer Simpson.

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