Pokémon Design Misconceptions

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I used to think those red spots were tentacruel's eyes lol
Haha, yeah, I did too. I, as mentioned by others, was fooled by Cradily and Sharpedo.
While not really a design misconception, when I first played the games, I thought Gyarados was Dragon-type...I'm sure you see why. Later on, I thought Octillery and Torkoal were part Rock, and only learned Torkoal wasn't a few weeks ago.
 
I didn't know the black stuff on Zapdos were actually part of his wings. I thought they were just shadows or something.
Honestly, I'm not sure how Zapdos' wings work. Half the time the black looks like someone added a second pair of wings on top of the first pair. I've got an old (RBY-era) model kit of it that literally gives it two pairs of wings in exactly that fashion, so I don't even know.

Also, I didn't realize Crobat had real feet for the longest time. I thought the smaller pair of wings were its feet.
 

Cresselia~~

Junichi Masuda likes this!!
according to tyhe manga, water comes from the hands. also poliwhirl/wrath do have mouths, butthe mouth's are see-through (in reference to frogs who do have see-through organs)
Satoshi Tajiri said that the swirly things were the intestines in an interview...

so if those were where the water comes from *eeeek* o___0||||
 


For some reason, until just recently I had never seen Dunsparce's mouth. I thought those little prong thingies on its chin were mandibles or something lol. I feel really stupid now,
 
I really thought Sawk and Throh were Fighting / Rock with their jagged bodies

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Also considering Sawk has Sturdy, which is usually reserved for Rock and Steel types. I think Fighting / Rock would have been a sweet combo
For some odd reason i thought that sawk and throh were Fighting/Water and Fighting/Fire, respectively. The colors made me think that way for some odd reason lol.
 
Here's a really recent one: Honedge only has one eye.





The holes in the sheathe make it look like it has 3 eyes and a mouth, but that's actually just the lines on the sword. I don't know how common of a misconception is, but I seen a lot of fan art show it as 3 eyes and 1 mouth, so I felt that it was enough of a misconception to post about.

BTW, is there a spoiler code for the new format? I can't seem to find one, and it's really bugging me.
 
Here's a really recent one: Honedge only has one eye.





The holes in the sheathe make it look like it has 3 eyes and a mouth, but that's actually just the lines on the sword. I don't know how common of a misconception is, but I seen a lot of fan art show it as 3 eyes and 1 mouth, so I felt that it was enough of a misconception to post about.

BTW, is there a spoiler code for the new format? I can't seem to find one, and it's really bugging me.



Boy, do I feel silly...
 
Here's a really recent one: Honedge only has one eye.





The holes in the sheathe make it look like it has 3 eyes and a mouth, but that's actually just the lines on the sword. I don't know how common of a misconception is, but I seen a lot of fan art show it as 3 eyes and 1 mouth, so I felt that it was enough of a misconception to post about.

BTW, is there a spoiler code for the new format? I can't seem to find one, and it's really bugging me.
Lol the sheath always looked a little racist to me.

I can't say I've had many memorable misconceptions...... Maybe if I dig a little deeper....
 
Haha, yeah, I did too. I, as mentioned by others, was fooled by Cradily and Sharpedo.
While not really a design misconception, when I first played the games, I thought Gyarados was Dragon-type...I'm sure you see why. Later on, I thought Octillery and Torkoal were part Rock, and only learned Torkoal wasn't a few weeks ago.
.... I never knew that ....
Also laughing at the Chinese sword and makuhita's derpy cheek eyes haha