Re: 649 Things You Didn't Know About Pokemon!
#46 - Before the 3rd generation, Voltorb & Electrode couldn't learn any Electric-type moves by leveling up.
#47 - No two Spinda look the same.
#48 - Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Rhydon, Tyranitar, Aggron, Rampardos, and Rhyperior can all learn Surf, even though they're all weak to water.
#49 - Tangela did not learn Vine Whip in Red/Blue, which is odd considering its vine-nature.
#50 - Pikachu couldn't learn Thunderbolt by leveling up in R/B.
#51 - In Pokemon Mystery Dungoen, a Diglett mentions that it has feet.
#52 - Eevee, girafarig, and ho-oh can have their name the same spelled backwards.
#53 - Sometimes when you evolve a female Azurill into a Marril, the female Azurril turns into a male Marill. This received a lot of attention a while back.
#54 - In the Hoenn Pokédex, there are no Pokemon that learn Vine Whip, Mega Punch, or Mega Kick by leveling up.
#55 - Munchlax has as low a speed as Shuckle.
#56 - Vibrava, Flygon, and Smeargle are the only non-legendary Pokémon that are not Flying-type and can learn Fly.
#57 - Bibarel and Girafarig are the only Normal types with another type that isn't Flying.
#58 - According to the Pokemon Mansion, Mewtwo's birthday is February 6th. This has been stated as the only birthday of any Pokemon.
#59 - Niue, an island in the South Pacific, released a coin of actual currency with Mewtwo on it to promote the Pokemon franchise. Best coin ever. O_O
#60 - At the beginning of most Pokemon movies, Mewtwo can be seen wearing a cloak. This cloak has never been worn by Mewtwo in any movies or episodes.
#61 - Giovanni is speculated by many to be Ash's father.
#62 - In the original game released in Japan when you meet your rival in the tower with all the dead Pokemon, you have a conversation about his dead Pokemon which actually reveals that YOU KILLED it.
#63 - Ditto is highly speculated to be a failed clone of Mew.
#64 - Gyarados was supposed to be Water/Dragon but they wanted to keep Dragonite unique so that Lance would seem like a real champion, being able to tame three legendary dragons. This is highly speculated though. :/
#65 - Gyrados was originally supposed to be the final evolution of Dratini and Dragonaire. Magikarp was supposed to evolve into Dragonite O.o
#66 - Cilan, Chilli and Cress are speculated to be the Shadow Triad.
#68 - FR/LG has an anti-cheat feature where hacking in Mew would cause it to not listen.
#69 - Spritomb has an unusual connection with #108 It is number 108 in the Sinnoh Pokedex, is 108 kilograms in weight, has base stat values of 108 for both defensive stats, and exists as the aforementioned collection of 108 sinful spirits. This is an allusion to a Buddhist practice performed on New Year's Eve in Japan, in which a bell is rung 108 times to chase away the 108 temptations to overcome in order to achieve nirvana.
#70 - Abomasnow (As well as Snover) have the most weaknesses in the game, with 7 different types super-effective against them.
#71 - Hitmonlee is named after Bruce Lee, Hitmonchan for Jackie Chan. Speculated.
#72 - If you slow down Shaymin's in-game cry, you can slightly hear "Thank you".
#73 - Humor Incoming: The odds of a person getting struck by lightning in his or her lifetime are roughly 7,000 to 1. In comparison, the odds of a person encountering a Shinning Pokémon are approximately 1 in 8,000. Yes, that’s right. You are more likely to get struck by lightning then encounter a Shinning Pokémon. Remember; don’t go scouting for Shinning Pokémon during a thunderstorm. Statistically the odds are not in your favor.
#74 - After Pokemon was released, sales of Nintendo's GameBoy system jumped 249%!
#75 - One of Alakazam's dex entries states that as it ages its brain cells multiply until it dies so it can remember everything.
#76 - Gyarados was originally called Skullkracken. LOL, much cooler xD
#77 - Jirachi was Tomiko Suzuki's (Jirachi's voice actor) last role. She died of a fatal heart attack a week and a half before the film's theatrical release. Coincidentally, Suzuki passed away on the day of Tanabata, the Japanese star festival with which Jirachi is commonly associated.
#78 - Diglett can use scratch, 'nuff said :/
#79 - Bulbasaur can use Arial Ace O_O
#80 - "HO-OH" can be read backwards and forwards, flipped horizontally or vertically or rotated 180 degrees without changing. No real five-lettered word in the English language is this flexible (well, Ho-oh is technically five characters, not letters, if you want to be pedantic).
#81 - Nidorina and Nidoqueen can't breed, but Nidoran female can.
#82 - As of the fifth generation, at least one species of Pokémon evolves at every level from 20 to 45.
#83 - There is no such item as "Paralyz Heal". It's called "Parlyz Heal", with only one a in "Parlyz". Well, at least it took me six years to notice this.
#84 - In the first-generation games, attacks using a special damage formula, such as Seismic Toss, Sonicboom, Dragon Rage, etc., ignored the type chart completely, including immunities.
#85 - In R/B/Y like the later games, a dual-type Pokémon being attacked by a move that is super effective on one of its types and not very effective on the other will take normal damage; however, the games display an "It's super effective!" or "It's not very effective..." message anyway.
#86 - It is a common misconception, propagated by the Pokémon anime, that Rock Pokémon are immune to electricity, but Electric attacks are neutral against Rock-types. Likewise, many think that Rock Pokémon are resistant to Rock attacks, which are also neutral. Finally, Rock Pokémon are not weak to Ice attacks; that's neutral too. All of these misconceptions stem from the Rock-type's frequent combination with Ground, which is immune to Electric, resistant to Rock and weak to Ice.
#87 - Karate Chop and Gust were Normal-type moves in R/B/Y, despite being very obvious candidates for Fighting and Flying, respectively.
#88 - The only Pokémon that have actually had their typing changed between generations are Magnemite and Magneton, who went from pure Electric to Electric/Steel when G/S/C came out, and Rotom's forms, which went from the normal Rotom's Electric/Ghost to the type corresponding to their special move. Clearly only Electric-types can change types. /baws/
#89 - Many people think that Waterfall was a new move in G/S/C, but it existed in R/B/Y - it was just learned only by Goldeen and Seaking, Pokémon that nobody uses, cares about or trains to level 39 (when Seaking learned Waterfall). /the hated ones/
#90 - The items Elixer and Max Elixer from R/B/Y and G/S/C were updated to the correct spelling, "Elixir", in the Advanced Generation. Mr. Mime's name was also updated to have a space after the period, which it didn't have before.
#91 - Pseudo-legendaries (Dragonite, Tyranitar, etc.) have higher total base stats than the legendary trios (Articuno/Zapdos/Moltres, Raikou/Entei/Suicune, etc.).
#92 - Slaking's total stats are equal to those of Groudon and Kyogre, to make up for its hindering ability. This includes a very respectable base Speed of 100 (the same as for example Charizard), interestingly enough.
#93 - The greatest legitimately dealt damage possible in the games is a whopping 481,266,036. The only Pokemon who can do this is Shuckle. How? I have no ****ing idea :/
#94 - 16.8% of all Pokemon are water types O_O
#95 - A burnt Pokemon loses half of its attack.
#96 - Some of Slowbro's Pokedex entries state that if the Shellder is removed, it reverts to Slowpoke. In other words, it de-evolves.
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Last edited by PEDRO12; 10-28-2012 at 01:18 AM.