How does the Air Balloon even work?

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4 years ago#21
From: Saintpara | #019
I'd rather speculate on why Gamefreak thought we needed to further neuter Ground attacks by adding a THIRD possible way to become immune to them.


Yet Earthquake is still one of the most common attacks in the game.
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4 years ago#22
Come on now. Logic and Pokemon are mutually exclusive.
4 years ago#23
Wetstew posted...
From: Saintpara | #019
I'd rather speculate on why Gamefreak thought we needed to further neuter Ground attacks by adding a THIRD possible way to become immune to them.


Yet Earthquake is still one of the most common attacks in the game.


More to do with every other Pokemon learning it, and having 100 power, than anything else.
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4 years ago#24
SirRobX posted...
You know how Wailord's like, 40+ feet but its sprite isn't that much bigger than other Pokemon? This is sort of the same concept-- that balloon's just really, really big.


Which would make sense... if it wasn't an AIR balloon. Have you ever inflated a balloon with oxygen? Those don't float up, just the helium ones. Granted, I suppose if you just sat on top of a really big balloon maybe the ground moves wouldn't hit you up there.
4 years ago#25
In Japan the item was just called Balloon. No indication of what it was filled with or how big it can be.
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4 years ago#26
The size isn't specified. It's volume could be like 1000 km^3, which is enough to lift basically anything.
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4 years ago#27
Meta289 posted...
It's a magic balloon.


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4 years ago#28
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4 years ago#29
pokemonfreak97 posted...
Think about it. A balloon, filled with air (not helium, not hydrogen, normal air), not only is capable of lifting something off the ground in general, can lift a 2000 lb. Groudon OFF THE GROUND, ENOUGH THAT IT IS UNAFFECTED BY AN EARTHQUAKE! It's not even hot air! How does it work?

OK, I know that Pokémon and logic are mutually exclusive, but how?

Also, obligatory how does Elektross levitate question.


Let's assume that Air Balloon changes size based on the Pokemon.
Also: Wailord should have Levitate, seeing as how it's weight renders it an airship.
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4 years ago#30
It's probably called air balloon because it puts a pokemon into the air. The games never as far as I am aware have said that it is filled with air. Is it really that hard to put two and two together guys?
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