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How does the Air Balloon even work?

#21WetstewPosted 11/11/2012 10:33:45 PM
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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#22electric_emuPosted 11/11/2012 10:35:56 PM
Come on now. Logic and Pokemon are mutually exclusive.
#23SaintparaPosted 11/11/2012 10:36:46 PM
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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#24Shadow Flare13Posted 11/11/2012 10:38:38 PM
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.
#25hyjinx17Posted 11/11/2012 10:46:11 PM
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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#26Cpt_CalamityPosted 11/11/2012 10:50:37 PM
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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#27pokedude900Posted 11/12/2012 6:28:08 AM
Meta289 posted...
It's a magic balloon.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVeHuVmBrIc
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#28Ultima_WraithPosted 11/12/2012 6:31:20 AM
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#29Fierce_Deity777Posted 11/12/2012 7:01:43 AM
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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#30Swiftblade09Posted 11/12/2012 7:25:03 AM
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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