Ranting & Raving!
Sometimes when you invent something you think it's more valuable than it actually is. The person who locked the TM away was probably the one who invented it. At some point Team Rocket might have raided the place where it was developed and the inventor, not wanting to see his own creation used by criminals, locked it away. Though, if Team Rocket got a hold of it and it was considered worth showing to an admin or Giovanni, they'd probably just go "oh, this sounds like a neat move, probably could give it to some grunt as a reward for a good job" and throw it into a pile of other TMs they've stolen.The bigger question is why Snarl was considered so valuable it had to be kept concealed from Team Rocket (which is the justification given in-game). Like, if it was a Hyper Beam variant or something, sure.
I guess there's also the meta idea that, since its a TM from Unova, it has infinite use (therefore ALL of Team Rocket could have their Pokemon which can learn it know it), but that's more a meta thing and probably not what they were thinking.
And for what kicked me off on this: So why does Penny have 3M and 3F pokes from a 7/1 ratio species? Why does the raw trainer data only set the gender for 5 of her pokes? Why can't GF ever just be simple?
(Also, Eri has an all-male team, which feels kind of insulting? A bit?)
Actually I want to know why Penny doesn't have an Espeon or Glaceon. Even if they didn't want to randomize her 5 other Eeveelutions, they could have made her team change what Eeveelutions she uses depending on the Starter you picked at least:I assume Penny has a 3/3 split because of her hair. Blue/Red and all.
Eri's actually got a girl on her rematch team: her primeape!
Looking at some other teams kind of interesting how most trainers tend towards a 2/3 or 2/4 split.
Ryme actually has all male pokemon and Saguaro has all female.
- Sprigatito/Meowscarada: Sylveon, Umbreon, Flareon, Glaceon, Espeon, Leafeon
- Fuecoco/Skeledirge: Sylveon, Umbreon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Espeon, Flareon
- Quaxly/Quaquaval: Sylveon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Jolteon, Glaceon, Vaporeon
Anyway, as for genders (btw, Glaceon would be male, Espeon would be female), as said for Penny's team it's just so there would be an even split. Actually, something else they could have done: If they planned ahead they could have made the other Star Leader's Types match with 5 of the Eeveelutions and then have Penny use those five Eeveelutions plus her ace which would represent her. But that would actually require GF to plan ahead...
Eri having all male initially and then adding a female Primeape I feel is a slight indication of her thinking. As the muscle of the group, she feels like she needs to appear tough and specializes in the Fighting-type. Her adding a female Primeape to her team in rematches could symbolize she no longer feels like she needs to put on an act (though I do wish they gave her Primeape an Eviolite so that it doesn't feel like an inferior Annihilape; actually I would have given her a Hawlucha, it would totally fit her!).
Ryme having all male I don't really have an explanation for, like if she had a mix leaning toward male I could maybe say that's cause there's more male rappers, but there's also plenty of female rappers so can't be referencing that.
Saguaro having all female (and also them being feminine Pokemon) I think says more about GF's viewpoint. Let's not beat around the bush, Saguaro is designated gay. I say "designated" because it's not outright said (and he could also just be a straight guy who is more in-touch of his femininity but come on). However he has plenty of stereotypes which one would relate to a gay man. He wears pink, teaches home economics, prefers sweet things over spicy, and his Pokemon team are feminine and all female. Now I like Saguaro enough, while he has plenty of the stereotypes attributed to him he is a rounded character and they don't make him act flamboyant. Yeah, what stereotypes they do give him they really leaned on it, but overall I would say he's a good representation of a gay character who's not afraid to show they're gay... just don't expect the game to say it.
The Scyther to Scizor evolution is a bit odd, because Scizor has the same base stat total as Scyther. Why do you think they did this?
And 40 just so happen to be the same amount of points Scizor's Speed goes down from Scyther (Scizor's HP and Special stats also weren't touched).Scizor at one point was going to have a BST of 540.
Also, another factor to keep in mind: Let's remember that Scyther's BST in Gen I was 420. That pesky Special stat, for Scyther it was originally 55 and when they did the Special split the 55 went toward Special Attack and it gained a whopping 80 Special Defense! Which is honestly odd, Scyther doesn't look like a Pokemon who would have a decent Special Defense (I would think it would have been the same as its Special attack, 55, which would have made its BST 475).
I'm wondering if maybe all this together is the reason for the situation Scyther and its evolutions are in. Maybe they started with a Pokemon with a BST of 420, made it part Steel (which was a pretty good Type with all its resistances) & increased its Attack & Defense, but then they did the Special Split. For whatever reason they made Scyther's Special Defense 80, possibly to push it to 500 BST to keep it in-line with other Pokemon is was considered equal with, but now that resulted with what they believed at the time was an OP Pokemon. The only stat of Scizor that made sense to decrease was Speed, thus Scizor went from being a better Scyther to a slower but more bulky Scyther (which overall also made it slightly better, only real downside to Scizor was double weakness to Fire).
The more that I read the purported X/Y conceptual leak, the more I believe that it was made more so out of wish fulfilment that X and Y were actually interesting instead of being boring than anything else. Like, beings from another world showing up in ORAS and the Alolan games, differing Pokemon sizes being experimented on first with Pumpkaboo, and an imposter Professor that has its origins with imposter Oak and later being fulfilled with the A.I Professors in Scarlet and Violet lend it credence, but everything else reads like the leaker swearing every single major complaint of X/Y has an answer.
I also love the exchange about Sylveon at the bottom. "Bro, people thought Sylveon was a Flying type even without its wings".
We had this discussion a while back.
*Reads some more past posts and comes across discussion about the personalities of Ingo & Emmet*
*Looks at Legends: Arceus* ... No, no, I would say Ingo is definitely "Tragedy"...Incidentally I think if you see Ingo less as "Tragedy" and more just like...the drama that would also be represented by it dialog like...
gives me vibes like ingo's a drama club nerd and probably has a moleskin diary