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Dragonair to Gyarados... It's not a thing.

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2 years ago#11
it is a stupid myth/etc.. the onlything they are grasping at is the worms on magikarp and dragonites head it's so stupid
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2 years ago#12
RomeoMinola posted...
primusnine posted...
Now look at Dragonair... Diametrically opposed. It is sleek and elegant where Gyarados is bulky and savage looking.


To be fair, Dragonite isn't sleek and elegant either. He's even bulkier than Gyarados but trades savagery for derp.


Dragonite isn't scary...
Until he uses Outrage.
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2 years ago#13
From: King-gamer | #004
If you knew about the Japanesee folktale about a fish swimming up a waterfall to become a Dragon,

yes....dragonite is a dragon. gyarados is not. where are you going with this?
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2 years ago#14
sinfulGrimoire posted...
It's probably intentional that they don't look like their final evolution. They did the same thing with Shelmet/Accelgor and Karrablast/Escavelier.


They actually DO look like their evolutions. If you look under the armor, you can tell they traded the armor. Kind of cool.
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2 years ago#15
Dragonite from Dragonair makes a lot of sense because Japan likes to associate dragons as being kind, gentle, and aquatic.

Magikarp to Gyarados makes sense because Gyarados is an aerial, serpentine Pokemon. Japan has windsocks named after koi (the fish Magikarp is based off of), which match the shape and "flying" aspect of Gyarados.
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2 years ago#16
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/Koinobori4797.jpg

The windsocks, BTW.
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2 years ago#17
King-gamer posted...
If you knew about the Japanesee folktale about a fish swimming up a waterfall to become a Dragon, you'd know Magikarp to Gyarados makes sense. In fact there was an anime episode centered around this very legend.


Chinese but yeah I liked that episode.

Personally I liked Tracy
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2 years ago#18
lilORANG posted...
From: King-gamer | #004
If you knew about the Japanesee folktale about a fish swimming up a waterfall to become a Dragon,

yes....dragonite is a dragon. gyarados is not. where are you going with this?


Gyarados would be broken part dragon. He only needs to look like one.
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2 years ago#19
sinfulGrimoire posted...
It's probably intentional that they don't look like their final evolution. They did the same thing with Shelmet/Accelgor and Karrablast/Escavelier.


You can still see them in it though. Accelgor is just the interior of Shelmet, grown up a bit and with less cuteness.

Escav is clearly just a Karrablast wearing armor.
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