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Pokémon Design Misconceptions

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

  1. Tetz23

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    first time i figured it out, i was like, "Wait, is that its face!?"
  2. Mario With Lasers

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    That's the best part: I don't know what you are talking about. To me, it has two faces, exactly because it can move its eyes so easily. Both sides work perfectly as faces; one has a nose and looks like a pointy head, while the other has some drawn pattern that alludes to a dot nose and a, huh, weird, large mouth of sorts.
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    When I was a kid, I just didn't get what the hell was Mawile supossed to be. Was she a giant mouth with sad eyes?. The small GBA screen didn't help either.

    Same problem with Cradily and Armaldo eyes :V, I still think that Armaldo would look cooler if the red mark were his eyes. Another one with fake eyes that got me was Gastrodon, it wasn't until BW that I noticed that it doesn't close it's "eyes" while sleeping, so they're just yellow marks.
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    When Meloetta was first released, I don't know why but I did not see her legs at all. At first I thought she was a Ghost-type, with a wispy ethereal lower body. Maybe even had Levitate as her ability. I think I would have liked her design more if the legs were removed altogether.
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    I thought Ho-Oh's eye was actually its mouth and that its "eye" was under its head feathers.

    please don't tell me I am alone

    Also I am really not seeing any of the Nosepass things in this thread.
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    Grass type.

    It's a tree ffs. And when gen 2 first came out, I was like 9 probably. I didn't catch the play on words for Pseudo-wood. Plus, it should at least be Grass/Rock imo.

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    Electric/Water type.

    I remember against N or Ghetsis or whoever it was that had an Eelektross, I just kept trying to hit it with super effective moves. And it didn't happen. I was so pissed. I was like, what even is this thing?! It's an eel. It should be part water type. >:(
  7. MakaiMai

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    Here's one that I hope I'm not alone in.

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    Thought Groudon here was a Fire type for the longest time (I had Sapphire, and when I played Emerald, I assumed it was Fire).

    Edit: Oh yes, this too.

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    Thought Glalie was an Ice/Dark type. Nope, pure Ice. It still doesn't make sense in my head; it looks like a Dark type to me.
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    Back then, I thought graveler's second pair of arms were just carvings on his body. The first images I saw of it was Sugimori's art and the trading card [jungle or fossil set, i can't remember], which didn't help because they were just stuck there, hugging his body. Moreso that his evolution, Golem has only 4 limbs.

    THEN I finally got to play Pokemon Yellow[my first pokemon game], and I was like "whoa he's actually an uglier machamp!"
  9. Squishyfrog

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    Also this:

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    I thought Diglett/Dugtrio's nose was a mouth with a single tooth. Then I thought they were sticking their tongues out. Took me ages to realize it was a nose.
  10. EsurioXY

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    I lol'd so hard. I wish I could see it your way. Thats pretty dark man!

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    Did anyone else see the notes on Mellota's hair? Wow I just realized how many music symbols are on her!
  11. Count Serperior

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    Ok I can't say I've confused any of those.

    If you like Crawdaunt skip the rest of my message

    The only thing I was confused about are the two blue lines on Crawdaunt's neck. I was never sure if they were it's lips or not.

    (Now I know better, the two lines are NOT lips and I'm sorry if I ruined Crawdaunt for anyone >_<)
  12. M. Rock

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    Ah someone already beat me to this. I had people bring this up a few days ago, I didn't realize they were hardcore trolling until I showed them his 3-D model and they persisted that it was a mouth and tooth.

    On an unrelated note, did anyone else get confused about Claydol when it first came out?
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    I was pretty sure the yellow dots were eyes, but not sure what the pink circles were. I would have probably figured out its eyes were on top if they all had the dots (I guess the line drawn in there means one is blinking?).
  13. Celever

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    Same on both of them, doesn't help that back in gen 3 I didin't even know that ice was weak to fighting so when Glalie was hit super-effectively with a fighting attack I was sure it was dark as well.

    I only just figured out that team Magma is supposed to be associated with ground, because of the numel I always assumed the fire part to go with team aqua!
  14. CJorex

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    Used to think the same as well
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    Same thing. Psyduck isn't Psychic? What? I just don't get how these two aren't Psychic type. Also, I could never tell the difference between Voltorb and Electrode. Anyone else have this problem?
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    for the longest time, I couldn't see Timburr's face properly. it wasn't until the english release of bw that I realized how it really looked. [​IMG] (I thought its face was pointing towards the top left, if you can even decipher what I'm trying to say here)
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    Lol yes, that's exactly how I saw it. It looked 274.7% less dumb once I saw its artwork and finally realized what was going on.
  18. Count Serperior

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    I remember my li'l bro getting mind blown when he realized that Walrein's nose wasn't his eyes XP
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    whoaaaa the anorith/armaldo thing is blowing my mind

    off the top of my head the only major misconception i had was about nuzleaf. i had only ever seen it in emerald (and had never used it, so i never saw its back sprite) but i never knew it had a nose. someone posted concept art of it in the x/y thread a few weeks ago and i was like 'wait what since when does it have a nose'

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    looking at it now i don't quite get how i missed it, but i think i looked at the nose as an angry eyebrow? and that you couldn't see his other eyebrow because of the angle or because gamefreak just didn't care.
  20. scampy

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    When I first saw Luvdisc's sprite I thought it was a baked bean
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    It's been mentioned before but the Craduly and Masquerain thing confused me as well. (Always thought they looked stupid with their fake eyes but now that I've seen their real eyes I appreciated their designs a lot more)

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    I always thought that Skitty's tail resembled a part of a flower and so i thought it was a Grass type at first (the yellow dots looked like pollen). Being Normal type certainly surprised me.

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    For a long time when I first played 3rd gen I thought Electrike's head seemed more like a crocodile with its elongated head. I couldn't really understand the weirdly shaped/proportioned head until I saw what it looked like from the top in the anime (maybe it was the angle of the sprite)

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    Again it would be the angle of the sprites but I didn't realise Wailord actually had a tail. I thought it was like a big balloon/zeppelin and that worked for me so seeing its tail and those white circles in later generations surprised me. It took a while for me to have my head wrap around the new shape since I really liked my first image of Wailord. (Even the Sugimori art didn't show it's tail clearly enough and the 3rd gen backsprite definitely doesn't reveal anything).

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    I liked this sprite design so it really shocked me when it's 4th gen sprite showed it's big mouth. It makes more sense now how it uses Crunch but I liked the insect-like shape of it its 3rd and 5th gen sprites more. The big mouth just makes it look more goofy in my opinion :(

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    I really thought the cloth thing under it's body was actually more like a sword/blade because of the its shape. Did not register to me that it was a folded cloth thing until I saw later art.
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    God, chimecho is about 10x as scary now, I can only see that as a killer blade now.
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    The biggest one for me was when I found out that Delibird's sack is also it's tail.
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    It looks very sinister viewed this way. Also a little fat.
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    Apparently lots of people have had this, but OMG I CANNOT SEE IT. I can only see the proper Ho-Oh face. I don't understand where the confusion came from.

    I've seen most of the others in this thread, and the first one Nosepass... I honestly thought it was the stupidest design ever until I realized it was its leg...

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