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Spikes and Toxic Spikes don't affect Flying types. Why should Stealth Rock?

#1smashman92Posted 8/16/2013 7:11:36 AM
Hopefully they change this in Gen 6.
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#2CakeOfLiesPosted 8/16/2013 7:12:34 AM
"Pointed stones float in the air around your team!"
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#3smashman92(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 7:15:24 AM
CakeOfLies posted...
"Pointed stones float in the air around your team!"


What is the mechanism by which these stones know that a Pokemon has switched in or out?
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#4CakeOfLiesPosted 8/16/2013 7:17:38 AM
smashman92 posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
"Pointed stones float in the air around your team!"


What is the mechanism by which these stones know that a Pokemon has switched in or out?


What are you talking about?
A Pokemon switches in within this trap of floating rocks and gets jabbed by them.
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#5smashman92(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 7:17:41 AM
"pointed gray rocks that sit on the ground. When the opponent sends out another Pokémon, the rocks around it rise into the air and crush the opponent."

In some places, it says the rocks sit on the ground
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#6Aura_SpherePosted 8/16/2013 7:18:34 AM
smashman92 posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
"Pointed stones float in the air around your team!"


What is the mechanism by which these stones know that a Pokemon has switched in or out?


What kind of question is this?
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#7smashman92(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 7:19:53 AM
CakeOfLies posted...
smashman92 posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
"Pointed stones float in the air around your team!"


What is the mechanism by which these stones know that a Pokemon has switched in or out?


What are you talking about?
A Pokemon switches in within this trap of floating rocks and gets jabbed by them.


It makes sense for spikes and toxic spikes to hurt a Pokemon when it touches the ground. In the same way, it would make sense that the rocks only know that a Pokemon has switched in when it makes contact with the ground.
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#8smashman92(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 7:22:30 AM
Aura_Sphere posted...
smashman92 posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
"Pointed stones float in the air around your team!"


What is the mechanism by which these stones know that a Pokemon has switched in or out?


What kind of question is this?


Can't really think of a way to reword the question, but I'll try.

How do the stealth rock know when to activate? What is the physical trigger?

Of course, there doesn't have to be one because this is a video game and stuff doesn't have to make sense, but attacks need to be consistent at least
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#9KeeperOfShadowsPosted 8/16/2013 7:22:34 AM
Because sadistic trainers release their pokemon onto the jagged stones to toughen them up. Just another form of training in their minds...

I mean obviously...
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#10patkelly929Posted 8/16/2013 7:28:03 AM(edited)
Come on guys, he just wants the most overrated Pokemon to play a little bit better. His Charizard loses half of it's health when it comes in surrounded by floating stones.

And to answer your question about how it works, assuming the Pokeball lands in the same general area, if the stones are in a small enough cluster, the Pokemon will hit them was they come out, due to two forms of matter not being able to take up the same space, which are then pushed out, scraping along the Pokemon as it reaches it's full size. The other option is like a Proximity Mine. If they are close enough, bam.
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