(Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

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Technically this one is for the loafing mechanic and not the attitude system, but I hope you'll overlook that since it's a good picture.


Point being plausibility can always be put on standby for the sake of gameplay. So let's kill the "changing natures is morally wrong" talk, or stop talking like there's any premise or setting reason keeping Gamefreak from implementing a nature-changer. They could if they wanted to.
 
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Something that may have been mentioned before: people thinking you must be 10 to train Pokémon, and by extension the main characters are 10.

Neither is true. The former only applies to the anime which uses different rules, and the latter is wrong as the few main characters with confirmed ages aren't exactly 10 either, generally older than that albeit just slightly. Only Ash is 10.

That links with another issue I have where the anime gets too much "importance" so to say, but let's not get there.
 
Okay so I know this has probably been brought up before, but I'm too lazy to look through the entire thread, but I really hate dex numbers. The ordering makes absolutely no sense, are they categorized by rarity, by date of discovery, number alive in the wild, do all pokemon have an unknown latin name and are then put into alphabetical order through that. It just bothers me so much that the index for categorizing all the animals in a country has no real organization to it besides arbitrary numbers.
 
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Pokédexes mostly seem to follow a general order of when you'd encounter the Pokémon in game.
Yeah, it's outrageous. Unless all these species are being categorized in the Pokedex for the first time by the player characters (which is pretty absurd in its own right), it's completely implausible that the numbers would just so happen to match the order in which one particular person encounters them. It's an abomination, similar to but a tiny bit less egregious than the route numbering.
 
Yeah, it's outrageous. Unless all these species are being categorized in the Pokedex for the first time by the player characters (which is pretty absurd in its own right), it's completely implausible that the numbers would just so happen to match the order in which one particular person encounters them. It's an abomination, similar to but a tiny bit less egregious than the route numbering.
Neither is implausible... but of course, the problem is that no justification whatsoever is provided.

One could assume that the Kanto Pokédex could have a justification in that it is implied to be a recent invention by Professor Oak. If he too started his trainer journey in Pallet Town, then the species order in the Pokédex makes sense. Might be the case with the Hoenn Pokédex as well, but other games don't really provide any reason behind it.

Convenient route numbers, on the other hand, are never explained. They don't even get weird reasons like "You start on the first founded town in the region, and the numbers follow the order in which it was explored, so you're following the original route", which while still very farfetched, it still gives a reason.
 
Yeah, it's outrageous. Unless all these species are being categorized in the Pokedex for the first time by the player characters (which is pretty absurd in its own right), it's completely implausible that the numbers would just so happen to match the order in which one particular person encounters them. It's an abomination, similar to but a tiny bit less egregious than the route numbering.
I mean, unless you're a game designer looking to put subtle clues into your game that there are undiscovered pokemon in the areas you've been to. It's not like pokemon games are the only ones to do this, I can tell how far I am in a Zelda game by how many inventory slots I've filled.

On pokedex numbers I can let realism slide for the sake of gameplay. It's not that "abominable." If the pokedex numbering system is so bad, what alternative are you guys suggesting?
 
The growth times for the EV-reducing berries in Generation III.

I've recently been replaying Pokémon Emerald to try a few things in the Battle Frontier and learned one weird little fact.
All the EV-reducing berries take 12 hours until they are fully grown and can be harvested. Except for one, the Tamato Berry, which takes twice as long.
That's a little annoying when you want to grow all of them at once and maximize the harvests by watering the plants at every stage of their growth.

Then again, it's the Speed-reducing berry so maybe that's why it's slower than the rest.
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So in let's go, 'certain' sprites have been revamped...and practically every single one of them are rly gorgeous and full with detail. But the problem is in 'certain'. Whenever i go into the party menu, the old sprites just look...embarrasring when compared to the new ones. So much that i actively go out of my way to avoid them and only use teams filled with shiny new sprites

I guess this is sorta understandable tho cuz it's gonna be a crap load of work to do all these stuff.

But the issue i have is with what pokemon they choose to revamp. Sandslash, ninetails, raichu, wigglytuff, weezing, starmie and even mew are stuck with the old sprites...while fucking SEAKING gets the special treatment? What the actual fuck?
 
Friendship evolutions are annoying me in my current Pokemon Pearl solo playthrough. Budew takes way longer to evolve than it should.
 
Friendship evolutions are annoying me in my current Pokemon Pearl solo playthrough. Budew takes way longer to evolve than it should.
I had the same problem when I used Budew in Platinum. Not only it takes a long time to evolve, but it's also really frail, so you need to be super careful to not have it being knocked out or his friendship will decrease.
I have no problems with friendship evolution per se, but when coupled with frail pokemon (like most baby pokemon) it can get annoying.
 

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Friendship evolutions are annoying me in my current Pokemon Pearl solo playthrough. Budew takes way longer to evolve than it should.
Yup, in the case of Budew, it's just way easier to pick up a Roselia later on. When I last tried to use Roserade in Pt, I raised a Budew and it still hadn't evolved by the time I reached an area where Roselia could be caught.
 
That the Pokedex has no way of informing us about pronunciation of Pokemon names is really irritating and you get people who argue over how "Arceus" is pronounced. Not even the anime is reliable. I know I had my pronunciations all over the place, with "Groudon" being "Groo-don", Kyogre being "Kie (as in "eye) orgre", always mispronouncing "Skarmory" as "Sk-aye-morree" .
 
That the Pokedex has no way of informing us about pronunciation of Pokemon names is really irritating and you get people who argue over how "Arceus" is pronounced. Not even the anime is reliable. I know I had my pronunciations all over the place, with "Groudon" being "Groo-don", Kyogre being "Kie (as in "eye) orgre", always mispronouncing "Skarmory" as "Sk-aye-morree" .
Well to be fair, Pokedex 3D Pro had pronunciations for all Pokemon from Gens 1-5.
 
That the Pokedex has no way of informing us about pronunciation of Pokemon names is really irritating and you get people who argue over how "Arceus" is pronounced. Not even the anime is reliable. I know I had my pronunciations all over the place, with "Groudon" being "Groo-don", Kyogre being "Kie (as in "eye) orgre", always mispronouncing "Skarmory" as "Sk-aye-morree" .
Those people have far too much time on their hands, honestly. What does it matter how a Pokemon's name is pronounced as long as it's close enough to recognize?
 
I think you're underestimating how important pronunciation is to people. Like, I know people are self-aware if they botch intonations (some languages actually have two completely different words separated by only different intonations), I know people who get nuts from those with incorrect intonations, and I know people who get so irritated by "Ray chu". It can get distracting if you're in a verbal conversation with someone.

I figured this sort of thread is the "little things" that annoy you, so it's fair game. :P
 
Japanese Pokemon names are sometimes confusing, especially when you look at Jolteon vs. Zapdos. According to Serebii, Jolteon is meant to be "Thunders", while Zapdos is "Thunder".
 
Japanese Pokemon names are sometimes confusing, especially when you look at Jolteon vs. Zapdos. According to Serebii, Jolteon is meant to be "Thunders", while Zapdos is "Thunder".
But you pronounce them as サンダース and サンダー respectively, the extra ス sound is pretty noticeable.
 

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