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  • nintendo365 - April 7, 2014 12:01 a.m.

    Okay, the Entei one is pretty stupid in my opinion. Just because a Volcano erupts, doesn't mean a new one is created and also Latios and Latias were Legends, but their movie showed an entire flock of them. It's not weird for a legend to be a part of an entire species. I'm not really feeling your argument on the Macargo one either, yes it says it has an 18k body temp., but it's not saying EXTERNAL body temp. That 18k temperature could be very well kept in its shell, which is a testament to its natural armor. I think the Kadabra one was a random reference to the future Mystery Dungeon games, but also Ash was turned into a Pikachu in the anime for a bit- maybe some Abras and Kadabras are just unlucky bastards who didn't get changed back. But the -itar ones were pretty hilarious, I was half expecting them to be here when I saw the article title. But in the world of Pokemon Larvitar, Pupitar and Tyranitar are basically pseudo-legendaries.
  • rxb - April 6, 2014 12:58 p.m.

    Maybe the meanings were messed up in the translations. Still some of these are proper crazy.
  • Sinosaur - April 4, 2014 4:10 p.m.

    The laws of thermodynamics don't apply in the Pokemon universe, otherwise all of the Pokemon must consume absolutely insane amounts of food to be able to use energy so inefficiently. Perhaps in the Pokemon the energy lost due to entropy creation is, through some process we don't understand, usable by Pokemon.
  • BladedFalcon - April 3, 2014 4:06 p.m.

    Pokedex entries often feel like they were written by little kids rather than game designers. That'd certainly explain all of these entries XD
  • Trollkitten - April 5, 2014 6:42 a.m.

    Well, the protagonists of the games ARE children...
  • BladedFalcon - April 5, 2014 11:08 a.m.

    Yes, but the "scientists" that created the pokedex aren't supposed to be :P
  • Trollkitten - April 5, 2014 11:29 a.m.

    True, but since catching the Pokemon is what fills up the dex, and the dex doesn't get the messages in them until the Pokemon is captured, not seen, then I'd say it's pretty clear that it's not the scientists that wrote the messages. :D
  • BladedFalcon - April 5, 2014 12:38 p.m.

    Lol, good point. And yeah, I can definitely see an overexcited kid that just caught a Magcargo being like "OMG! He's the coolest pokemon ever, his body is over 18 000 degrees hot because he totally is hotter and better than all other fire pokemon out there!"
  • ObliqueZombie - April 3, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    Gonna have to say, not your best Coop. Some good ones, like Kadabra, but others are just Pokemon/Japanese monster logic. Also, "it is said" doesn't mean it actually is. And an erupting volcano doesn't mean a new one comes up somewhere, so if an Entai was "born" every time one comes into being, that would mean hundreds or thousands of years.
  • Trollkitten - April 3, 2014 9:02 a.m.

    Kadabra's article ignores Pokemon logic as well -- the entire Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, for example, where the hero is just about always a human transformed into a Pokemon. Heck, you can play as a Pikachu, which evolves from a Pichu.
  • n00b - April 2, 2014 11:26 p.m.

    a Larvitar has to poop out back a mountain so its all fine
  • Trollkitten - April 3, 2014 9:02 a.m.

    Well, that explains it! I mean, dirt is dirt, right?
  • slimjim441 - April 2, 2014 11:09 p.m.

    Vsauce3 on Youtube did a video about I believe Blastoise, Victrebell, and Magcargo explaining the insane science behind their respective prowess. This reminded me somewhat of that, and that was also a pretty fun read.
  • Shigeruken - April 2, 2014 7:34 p.m.

    Oh boy, this is my kind of article. All the nonsense!
  • isaiah-nading - April 2, 2014 6:59 p.m.

    Ok, so the games never mention that there is only one each of the legendary beasts. Just like how there are more than one of each of the original legendary birds. They are classified as legendary because so few people have seen them and their existence is questionable in multiple cases.
  • Trollkitten - April 3, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    Exactly! And in X and Y, at least two Mewtwo exist -- once the player catches one, Trevor may mention to them that he caught one as well. (Granted, Mewtwo was a clone to begin with, so that makes more sense.) It's only in Ho-Oh's Pokedex entry where it's claimed that there may be only one of Ho-Oh in existence, thus implying that that's a rarity even among Pokemon. (And even then, there's still a shiny form.) The question is, if there have been multiple Arceuses, then were THEY the "defeated giants" whose armor formed the plates found in the Sinnoh region? If that's the case, then it MIGHT support my idea that Mew is the true Original One on account that 1. Mew contains the DNA of all Pokemon, including Arceus, and 2. Arceus does NOT have a thousand arms, but Mew can shapeshift into any Pokemon there is, even (presumably) undiscovered ones.
  • josephgevedon - April 2, 2014 5:54 p.m.

    Rhyhorn From Fire Red: Strong, but not too bright, this Pokémon can shatter even a skyscraper with its charging tackles... Rhyhorn doesn't learn tackle.
  • Trollkitten - April 2, 2014 6:37 p.m.

    ...and THAT is exactly why, good sir.
  • shawksta - April 2, 2014 11:19 p.m.

    Oh wow
  • Lurkero - April 2, 2014 5:28 p.m.

    Magcargo is pretty good. It sounds like someone just got carried away with the number. It doesn't even need to be that high. 100 degrees F is already pretty damn hot.

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