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Does Azurill still sometimes go through a sex change when it evolves?

#11Eriorguez_4everPosted 11/17/2010 11:51:41 AM
Azurill is an underdeveloped embryo, so it has not yet archieved sexual differenciation in most cases, and thus many of them have the default female-looking genitalia.
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#12DeathSnipe777Posted 11/17/2010 11:54:42 AM

From: Thunder_Armor | #001
Did they fix that "glitch" yet? If not, it's been around for 3 generations, and is to the point where it is almost certainly intentional.


It was never a "glitch." Azurill and Marill have different gender ratios, so Azurill will sometimes change gender when it evolves. It isn't a glitch whatsoever.
#13MagikarpRulesPosted 11/17/2010 11:55:52 AM
Babies are not exactly the same as embryos, but OK.

The question is: Azurill still changes gender sometimes when it evolves? It was a yes/no question, now we have a biology class right here.
#14nrevoPosted 11/17/2010 11:57:18 AM

From: DeathSnipe777 | Posted: 11/17/2010 11:54:42 AM | #012
It was never a "glitch." Azurill and Marill have different gender ratios, so Azurill will sometimes change gender when it evolves. It isn't a glitch whatsoever.


Hence the quotation marks.
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#15Chaos GenesisPosted 11/17/2010 12:21:24 PM
It's a glitch in the same way that Gen III Pokemon can evolve to have different abilities; instead of hardcoding that information into a Pokemon's data structure, it's tied to the PID, so what's the case for one part of the evolutionary line might not be the same for the next.

There's no reason whatsoever for Marill to change genders; this situation is a programmatical oversight. Now, I've heard that various things have been dissociated from the PID, and maybe gender is one of them, but I haven't heard much in the way of a definitive answer with regards to the precise makeup of the datastructure this time around.
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#16Kromlech06Posted 11/17/2010 12:26:20 PM
It is a glitch, there is no precedent and no explanation to show the creator's intent, so we must assume this wasn't intended.

If a program behaving in an unintended way isn't a glitch, I don't know what is.

That said, I don't think it happens anymore.
#17DragonOfTheFunkPosted 11/17/2010 12:45:45 PM
I have the perfect explanation of how azurill can change gender during evolution, NINTENDO LOGIC!

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#18Argh4430Posted 11/17/2010 12:57:51 PM
It's just like what the smallmouth and largemouth bass are going through in the Potomac River. Maybe there's too much chicken litter pollutants in the pokeworld's waters, and the azurill must evolve to try and keep their numbers up through a sex-change because their dieing off too fast. It also explains why they look sad all the time (except for some artwork of them).
#19reaverzPosted 11/17/2010 1:30:25 PM
It is a glitch, there is no precedent and no explanation to show the creator's intent, so we must assume this wasn't intended.

No, it would have been a glitch if Azurill's gender ratio was 50/50 like Marill's and some females still turned into males when they evolved. Since Azurill has a 75/25 female/male ratio and Marill has the 50/50, females turning into males is actually the right thing to happen from a coding point of view.

It's just a design mistake from the developers.
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#20Emerald_MeliosPosted 11/17/2010 3:10:37 PM
But Marill are mice, not fish/frogs.....