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How did Foongus and its evo look like...

#1Ku-Ri-BohPosted 4/1/2012 3:17:40 AM
Before the invention of Pokeball? Did they even exist? Or did they inspire scientists to invent Pokeball with such designs?
#2zach12_2Posted 4/1/2012 3:18:38 AM
Voltorb.

Let's answer our questions in the order they were asked.
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#3MileRunPosted 4/1/2012 3:27:58 AM
zach12_2 posted...
Voltorb.

Let's answer our questions in the order they were asked.


That wasn't a question, but very well:

1) Don't know about the shrooms.

2) Voltorb was first discovered in a Pokeball factory, according to the dex. There's very strong implications there that Voltorb did originate from Pokeballs, so it's not really a mystery why they look like Pokeballs.
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#4zach12_2Posted 4/1/2012 3:36:18 AM
MileRun posted...
zach12_2 posted...
Voltorb.

Let's answer our questions in the order they were asked.

That wasn't a question, but very well:

1) Don't know about the shrooms.

2) Voltorb was first discovered in a Pokeball factory, according to the dex. There's very strong implications there that Voltorb did originate from Pokeballs, so it's not really a mystery why they look like Pokeballs.


Your point didn't get established until silver (vague relationship between voltorb and pokeballs) then in ruby (strong relationship.)
That means -- It's a retcon.
Also, pokedex is crap.
Pidgeot flies at mach 2 according to the dex, but it' can't outspeed mach 1 garchomp. Bad source is bad.
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#5IncendiusPosted 4/1/2012 3:40:26 AM
Either:

A. Foongus adapted to look like a Pokeball because... it helped it to survive... somehow (I don't know how getting Trainers to interact with you helps, because they're either gonna hurt you or catch you, but whatever. Maybe it was in order to poison them, which is particularly vindictive...)

B. The design of the Pokeball was inspired by Foongus.

C. Don't think too hard about it.
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#6zach12_2Posted 4/1/2012 3:41:45 AM
Incendius posted...
C. Don't think too hard about it.

I vote this one. Wait till gen VI or until B2/W2 maybe they'll retcon it like they did voltorb.
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#7MileRunPosted 4/1/2012 4:07:58 AM
zach12_2 posted...
Your point didn't get established until silver (vague relationship between voltorb and pokeballs) then in ruby (strong relationship.)
That means -- It's a retcon.


I don't see what the fuss is. If it did get retconned into fact, that means that it is canon, hence "retroactive continuity."

Also, pokedex is crap.
Pidgeot flies at mach 2 according to the dex, but it' can't outspeed mach 1 garchomp. Bad source is bad.


First off, Pidgeot does move faster than Garchomp. Garchomp just responds to commands more quickly. That's all the Speed stat means.

Second, even though GameFreak doesn't have a sense of scale, the Pokedex is still canon. Elsewise, it wouldn't be in the game at all.
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#8zach12_2Posted 4/1/2012 4:20:53 AM(edited)
MileRun posted...
First off, Pidgeot does move faster than Garchomp. Garchomp just responds to commands more quickly. That's all the Speed stat means.

Second, even though GameFreak doesn't have a sense of scale, the Pokedex is still canon. Elsewise, it wouldn't be in the game at all.


Okay, whatever you say.... whatever you say. lol


Edit: You know what... explain how magikarp's entries are canon? They contradict each other. See Gold and contrast with Platinum.
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#9LexifoxPosted 4/1/2012 4:49:34 AM
Pidgeot flies at mach 2 according to the dex, but it' can't outspeed mach 1 garchomp. Bad source is bad.

Quick Attack.

Edit: You know what... explain how magikarp's entries are canon? They contradict each other. See Gold and contrast with Platinum.

Clearly, a jump is different from "Splash".
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#10XazealPosted 4/1/2012 4:55:24 AM
The "Pidgeot can fly at mach 2 but his speed stat is only 91" statement never mattered. Movement speed and attack speed are two very different things - Rapidash is not going to Fire Blast you faster because it can run fast.

However, it IS contradictive that Pidgeot's speed stat in Pokeathlon is only 3(4), since that does indeed refer to running speed.