What are some stupid things that you did when you played as a kid?
What have you seen kids do that is stupid?
I had heard about missingno and Pokemon glitches during Red and Blue but while I was playing silver my cousins actually showed me the glitch. There was a lot of talk about Pokemon glitches at the time and I was terrified of running into one. I actually ran into a shiny Entei while I was playing the aforementioned Silver version. I flipped the fuck out and immediately turn my gameboy off then back on and then restarted my game so that the cartridge wouldn't become unplayble.
I recall trying to evolve Lunatone into Solrock and overlevelling it to 50 when everything else I had was ~28
And then when every kid in the neighborhood tried to figure out what "Mirage Island appears once in a blue moon" so we waited until the supermoon, and full moons and other astrological events and got all excited. So whenever we were out late and saw the moon we'd all rush to my porch and get out our GBAs.
When I learnt what natures did I would breed for any natures that limited the unnecessary stat. So if I trained a Blaziken I didn't go for just Adamant, but Careful or Impish would do fine too; so long as stats weren't 'wasted' on the useless Sp Att stat. I wound up with an armada of shitmons that way. Let alone shit IV's.
Guys, I didn't do any of these things. Like. None. I just played the games correctly. Then again, I was an 8-year old with really good reading skills, so I dunno.
I did try to move the truck to find Mew though.
When I was young, I use to throw away the vitamins or sell them because I thought they were useless, and before I got into competitive battling, I thought just giving your Pokemon vitamins in every stat meant they were EV trained.
>be walking around mall one day
>overhear little kids talking about Pokemon
>one kid says "I've been trying to catch a rattata because I really want a raticate"
>other kid says "I catched a rattata, but I let it go because it was the wrong color
>mfw kid caught a shiny rattata
>mfw kid never knew what he had
>mfw youngster Joey ain't got nothin on this bitch
There was a Rocket in the cave in Mt Moon that said "if you find a fossil, give it to me and scram"
I thought for sure I was supposed to bring him the fossil. So I went back after I found it and tried everything I could to give it to him.
I reset my GC when playing Colosseum, losing a few hours of gameplay, because I thought the Silver and Gold Shadow Metagross that one of the NPCs had might be a dangerous glitch.
I feel somewhat less annoyed at myself now that everyone got a free shiny Beldum.
>playing emerald for the first time even tho i played ruby and sapphire multiple times
>find an aron with red eye
>"wait there is something strange in this guy"
>it's too late, already used doublekick
>"i guess it was just a female aron"
i regret this so bad, i could have a shiny aggron by now ;_; i only found out it was shiny years later because internet
I spent hours fishing for shellder thinking if one used Clamp on my Kings Rock Slowpoke or if it levelled up against one, it would evolve into a Slowking
I never used slowbro so I didn't know it evolved without
I also never knew about the physical/special restriction on types, I literally based it off reality of moves
>shadow ball and sludge bomb were physical despite being 'hurled' moves
>bite and elemental punches were special despite being contact moves
>I also never knew about the physical/special restriction on types, I literally based it off reality of moves
I'm pretty sure everyone did this up to some point. Honestly the only reason I found out that wasn't the case when Gen 4 rolled around with its physical/special split of moves.
>use Hitmonchan back in Red
>get Fire Punch
>hyped because coverage
>use it against a trainers Venomoth
>it did piss damage
>look at Hitmonchans attack stat and it was the highest
>I kept thinking Hitmonchan was just bad and began to regret not picking Hitmonlee
I've typically always paid attention to dialogue in RPGs I play, going all the way back to childhood. However, the one line of dialogue that six year old me zoned out on in Pokemon Blue was when you talk to the Pokemart guy in Viridian and he gives you Oak's Parcel. So I spent about two-three hours in Viridian and the route to the west trying to figure out how to advance, to the point that I started crying to my mom about how the game was broken and wouldn't let me do anything. I was a bit overdramatic and figured it out 20 minutes later.
What are some bizzare experiences you've had, playing as a kid? One will always stick with me.
>Have older kid attempt to beat the elite 4 for me
>Hands me back GBA, says it's too hard
>I'm fighting a Ninetales
>Shut off GBA for some reason
>Fight the elite 4 again, none of them have Ninetales
>In fact, nobody in the entire hoenn region has a fucking Ninetales
Still had no clue who I was fighting, to this day.
In Silver i needed help to leave the house because i couldn't figure how doors worked
Also (as a kid) I never finished it because back then i couldn't into English so i never found the power plant missing part
You might want to go test something before you claim it.
Shadow Pokemon have entirely normal models, including normal shiny rates and appearance (disregarding the "shadow aura") with the obvious exception of Lugia.
It's ok anon, I did the same thing. First day I played pokemon I didn't know the rug was the exit. I told my aunt who bought me the game it was "good, but would be better if I could beat the first level".
When I was like 7 when I first got Yellow version I didn't know you could save, so every time I played I just restarted the game and played the exact same part over and over again.
And I still had the time of my life.
Used a Masterball on Kyogre in Sapphire - I was a very dumb kid. When I showed my friend what I had done he proceeded to steal my advance during recess and delete my game - I was so pissed at him, but he did the right thing, thanks bro.
back in the R/S days I remember all of my friends would say once you beat the game May would stand on one of those random islands off of Slateport or around there with a really powerful team
we'd all hunt for her for days
probably did a bunch of other stupid shit that i don't remember too
This lol. Blue Version - I got tired of going through the letters to name myself so by the time I figured out how to save, I was called AAAAAAA and my rival was AAAAAAA.
Later on I used the Masterball on a Tentacool (the first one I encountered) because I saw how destructive it was in the anime.
>playing pokemon RB in english not knowing englinsh
Se siente mal, hombre.
Got stuck in Cerulean City for two months cause I didn't know the hole in the back of that house was a door.
I tried selling everything to get the bike cause I figured I could use it to jump the fence.
I was not a clever child.
Got stuck in R/S/E because I didn't know what to do after flannery. Grinded my machoke to low level 70's in the desert before figuring out.
Also believed that machoke had the highest level of evolution ingame, at level 100
I have two stories which are similar:
>going through Ice Path on Crystal
>just entered the cave
>friend wants to play
>hand him GBC
>the teacher calls him
>he drops the GameBoy on the floor, which turns off
>get pissed, turn GameBoy on again
>i'm suddenly at the end of Ice Patch, with Waterfall in my inventory.
Another one, more spooky:
>was very young, playing on my cousin's Crystal version, at a huge fun wedding
>he had a badass Croconaw he adored
>meet some NPC which wants to trade a shitmon for Croconaw
>my english was shit, so I traded it
>realise my mistake
>instantly turn off GameBoy
>beg mom to go home
>little cousin doesn't want to go, cries and yells to stay
>i force my mom and aunt to go home
>never confess my sins
Is there even a NPC which trades something for your Croconaw? I've replayed Crystal many times after, and haven't found anyone who matched that criteria.
Wait I'm confused why did fire punch do very little? I feel as if I'm missing something obvious.
Playing pokemon yellow as a kid. At some point my one of my pokemon got poisoned and the screen did that poison glitchy thing. I didnt know what it was so I thought my game was messed up. Cried and restarted
I was on a school field trip with friends who where all playing pokemon.
>friend asks to use my lugia to battle another friend.
>They never battled.
>It was all a trick to get my lugia
>14(or so) years later he still feels bad about it
I was playing Silver as my first Pokemon game, I didn't understand english not even one bit. I choose Cyndaquil for the fire, went to Violet, beat the gym and could never advance further.
I restarted the game to get Chikorita, and level it up till it learns Cut to open the road. (Sudowoodo stuff).
After another restart, accidentally found the way to go to Azalea with a Quilava over lv 30.
I often had trouble advancing because of language, but the longest one would be when finding the machine part. I did not reach Pewter City literally for months, till one of my friends did it. I still remember that night, it is probably one of the greatest memories of my childhood.
Fast forward: Gen 3
I restarted my game after I jumped back to Rustboro from Meteor Falls. I wouldn't really do it but my brother decided that it's the best thing to do.
Last stupid thing I've done was training Lombre to level 75-80 expecting to evolve it. Never did. I hate Ludicolo now. Fucking ugly shit.
>Surfing behind Claire's gym
>Find a golden magikarp
>"Oh, just like in the show. I'll come back and catch one later."
>Soon find out it isn't a pond stocked with golden magikarp, and I could have had 2 red gyarados ;_;
>What have you seen kids do that is stupid?
One time I saw a kid run into the road because there was a snail in the road. Kid died. Not Pokémon related but whatever.
not embarrassing per say but Fuck it.
>be younger me
>playing pokemon stadium for first time
>nicknamed mons had a different color pallets
>spent hours coming up with different names so my mons would have different colors that I thought looked cool.
I thought I was the coolest kid for having a golden tinted oddish and pink mewtwo.
>First game was Gold
>Got poisoned before Cherrygrove
>Screen starts wigging out every few steps
>Think game is fucked up until literally Ruby when I found out it was very normal.
I'm pretty sure I already have Latios in that game, that I caught with an Ultra Ball.
My older cousin told me there was a secret bike park you could only reach after beating the game. He said that it was possible to crash your bike there, which would destroy it so you'd have to buy a new one.
>be seven years old
>get red version right before trip with aunt
>Oak wants me to go pick his package up
>can't find the pokemart so just grind all vaction on pidgeys
>aunt buys me the game guide for reading on the plane ride home
>rek Brock with level 20+ Charmeleon
Got a spooky story like>>22442932
>Surfing on either Route 19 or 20 in FireRed
>Battle a Swimmer
>Sends out a Staryu
>It was silver with a blue orb in the middle
>Believed that it a said trainer had a shiny Staryu
>Scour the internet trying to find said trainer with the shiny Staryu
>Finally realize it was impossible
>Can't even encounter to Staryu in FireRed
Well this one time when I was playing LeafGreen I somehow ended up in Bill's secret garden where I traded my Mewtwo for his Mewthree X. I haven't been able to do this again though. It feels real in my mind so it definitely happened
>Be 8, with Pokemon Red
>Trying to evolve magikarp
>He evolves at level 40? Ok, must be because Gyarados is powerful
>Years later I find out he evolves at 20, no sources state that he evolves at 40
I swear on my life I trained that fucker up to level 40, idk wtf happened with my game.
i believe you anon. it's so sad how you'll never find it again.
Similar story that I can't explain:
>Be young somewhere with my mom and brother waiting in the car, my brother playing Crystal or something
>My Gameboy was definitely not in the car with us
>Brother shows me his Gameboy and he's battling my trainer, all my Pokemon and everything.
>Back when you needed those wires to connect and trade
I remember getting so upset that he was beating me and I couldn't help it. Still can't explain it to this day.
My sister used the Master Ball on the Union Cave Lapras in Crystal because she was getting rushed to get out of the car for a softball practice/game and thought she just used a regular ball. Guess she didn't notice the special animation.
I also convinced her that Tropius that have bananas are a super rare variety. The keks that were had when she found all of them have them
>Discussing the games with friends when younger
>"Oh man, I just fought Question-Mark Question-Mark Question-Mark in Goldrenrod City while doing the Team Rocket Mission in Goldenrod."
>Looks of disgust and confusion
I think its their as the ultimate Autism test or something like that. [spoilers] Welcome to the special squad kiddo [/spoilers]
>be me playing gold
>game started to act glitchy
>go to pc
>all my pokemon are messed up and are random pokemon with random moves and weird glitched names
>hope to find a celebi or some weird shit
>scrolling through the box, last pokemon I saw a Togepi
>game resets itself
>the save data is corrupted
I have no clue what happened there, but since that day, my game had some issues and the save data would delete itself sometimes. I assume the internal battery was about to die, although that happened several years ago.
Got Ruby and a Gameboy as a gift in elementary school and I ended up using only a Pelipper with a couple other HM slaves.
Seriously, It was my first level 100 while the rest of my team was around level 20-30.
I didn't even nickname it
I had an older kid catch Rayquaza for me in a Timer Ball. Took him an hour to do it, and the timer ball had the ugliest animation in Ruby, but that's what I deserved for using the masterball on Groudon
>me being 5
> my brother being 8
> He was playing pokemon blue
> I'm the younger brother so I was watching (parents too poor to buy it for both uf us)
> I had already seen a friend of mine playing it so I knew a few things of the game
> Big brother gets into Brocks gym with only his charmander (it was lv. 10 or so)
>Brock sends out Onix after Geodude
>Brother: "WHY DIDNT YOU TELL ME HE HAD "OTNIX"? I CANT BEAT THAT "OTNIX"
>Brother punches me in the face
>Friend gets a GameShark
>beg him to use it on my Ruby because I wanted to see the special events
>after weeks of imploring he does it
>boxes are full of Bad EGG and yellow Bulbasaur
Worst experience ever.
I just liked Pelipper. I would always focus on training just one pokemon when I was a kid because I was stupid, but it was usually my starter.
If there's one good thing I gained from that, it was
a bro for life
U kno wut anon u din need to fee bad bout that cus I got blue at 7 too cus my familt (single day care mom) to do it all and I watched my older brother a shiny pidgeot and sinz Ive been obseesssing over that fuck.
Reading this thread has helped me understand why the games have been getting easier.
>a wild Golbat appears
>why is it green and sparkle
>shit, my game must be glitched
>panic and turn off my gameboy losing hours of progress
>years later I learn of my folly
>bright sparkles and jingle noise
>Oh lord please give me strength it's a glitch
Report and hide and move along.
i didnt know you could save
one time i made it to the elite 4 after not turning the gameboy for like a week, and the fukign batteries died
a couple days later my cousin comes in with the a fucking huge discovery...we can save the game
You clearly never fucked around in Gen 1, because some glitches could do crazy shit.
It wasn't a big stretch to think they had existed in Gen 2.
>the box1 is full
>damn, i can't catch more pokemon
>i don't know how switch the boxes
>I speak spanish
>the game arrive in english
>I don't know english
>I don't know how save my progress
>star every time from "welcome to the world of pokemon"
I used to love wurmple for no reason. I don't even care for the design anymore. However at the time I would run from any and all wurmples except one trainer who had like 5 fucking wurmples. I literally cried like a bitch. It's pretty great in retrospect. I used to sketch sprites. Max autism in this bitch
I didn't realise I could switch between backpack sections on FireRed... I had only used the item compartment up until the diglett cave
>got a gameshark
>hack a lot of pokémon in my Silver game
>level up to 100 and teach nice moves
>try a battle vs my brother
>my vileplume (F) uses attract in his hitmonchan
>it works in my game, because my vileplume is female
>it doesnt work in his game because there my vileplume is male
>"hey thats worng, but we can still play"
>vileplume KOs his hitmonchan in my game
>hitmonchan KOs my vileplume in his game
>both games freezes
>my data is corrupted, all NPC are switched (like the swimmers uses the rival sprite)
>all my game is a glitch fest
>i fish eggs in dark cave
it was fun
you suck at gameshark
here's mine, since we're speaking of gameshark
>start out playing pokemon r/b on no$gbc or whatever
>discover azure heights and read all about what we now call EVs and IVs (back then it was stat experience and... something)
>gameshark leet pokes into my emulated game
>get game boy and blue, and later silver
>give myself leet but legal pokes with max EVs and IVs
>never play the game with anyone else
e-eat shit elite 4 :(
>Go to the trainer house in Viridian city in Silver
>The trainer there has a rhydon and multiple unnowns
>game freezes during fight
>Playing battle tower in Emerald
>my Blastoise turns into a bad egg midfight
>wipe because I'm down one pokemon for the rest of the fights
>give no shits since I had cloned it previously
>still have that fucking leftovers holding egg years later
I used to always try to get into that little area behind Bill's house in RBY. I remember reading about "Bill's secret garden" in the guidebook or somewhere, so I guess I figured that's what was back there. I don't know, it just always struck me as odd that there was an open space behind his house, especially since it looked like it could have lead to another area.
>used to read the dialogue in Pokemon.
>not reading your games
Any time I let a person in a random house heal my pokemon for me I'd check my trainer card for my money immediately afterwards. For some bizarre reason as a kid I was under the distinct impression that they would rob me in my sleep. I have absolutely no idea why I started thinking that.
>Mum buys me an xploder for pokemon sapphire and red
>Have not clue about how it works
>Use few of them
>Save the game without checking my team
>Half of it is now bad eggs
>Try to hatch it
>The game freezes
>Eventually end up with a corrupted save on Red and a fucked up team on Sapphire
>Cry for several hours
I still remember how desperate I felt that day
>get to daycare
>guy asks me if i want a pokemon looked after, i say yeah
>walk around for a while, ask him to get my pokemon thinking he'd give ti back and give me some item for lettign him play with it
>realize ive been scammed by a shady looking guy
>leave the place in a rage, come back later decided to pay
>this mother fucker!
>every time i go back i don't have enough money to get my pokemon out
took me so long to realize what was going on i ended up with astrong ass pigey
>My first game was Silver,
>first run through,
>mebbe 10 yo,
>get to the Ice Path,
>breeze though the puzzles in only 50 attempts,
>think delibirb is the sickest shit ever.
>doing the Strength block puzzle,
>obliterating Golbats left right and center with my ugly as shit Feraligatr (I thought Totodile was cute) with water/water/water/cut coverage,
>come across a Golbat that's green and sparkles,
>use one of my 17 cloned masterballs
>use it even though i still think Golbat is shit
>put in box @ lvl 30, never seen again
>get bored of game, decide to restart
>get to ice path
>looking for shiny Golbat
>later, find out that crobat is total bro and use him all the time.
>only wild shiny I ever found
Also, i later found out a glitch with pokemon stadium 2 that could turn any pokemon shiny.
This was just when X and Y came out, unfortunately. I hadn't looked up the game beforehand and didn't know Vivillon came in different patterns. Traded some guy my Zygarde for his Vivillon because I thought it was a shiny.
I already know.
>Get Stuck in Celadon city for ages.
Worst part is reading over this thread I seem to have been the only one. Just couldn't figure out how to pass that "Gee I'm thirsty" guard.
Felt like a complete fucking genius when I had a brainflash one day and finally figured out.
>Went through a cave without flash
>Murdered all the legendaries first time though
Nothing compared to a friend I had though
>Trades his Ivysaur for a Rhydon from an older kid.
>Thing was overlevelled and wouldn't listen to him
>He went through the game like that.
>friend tells me if you get cut from a trade in RBY and get to the ss anne you can find mew while surfing
>warns me not to get cut from the ship or else the ship sails and you can never get inside
>get cut from a trade and never set foot inside the ship in fear it would sail off
>never even go past the sailor
>didnt really know that different attacks where physical and not so didnt care much about stats whatsoever
>powerleved hard different mons and just gave them good attacks
fugg, im 19 now and i only learned about the stat thing about a year ago and it all made sense
>Team Rocket takeover of Silph Co
>Moving through the escape rope-style teleport tile thingies
>Can't figure out how to get the Key Card
>Think that I'm being blocked by a teleport tile
>Not realizing that when I teleport there from its other location that I have to walk down to progress
>Keep walking fucking up like moron and wondering what I had to do to move past the teleporter
2 for 1 deal.
>Think that Sketch is the coolest fucking thing ever
>Realize you learn a new Sketch every ten moves
>Grind for ten levels
>Don't even know what the fuck I'm gonna use it on
>Decide that I'm gonna Sketch it on any move I see that I think is cool
>Wild Chinchou appears
>Chinchou used Flail
>Grinded for ten levels to Sketch Flail
>Thought Flail was cool
I would sometimes let my pokemon remember old STAB moves even after they had learned new ones that were basically the same thing except more powerful. For example:
-(fourth move here)
>thought moves that matched the Pokemon's type were the best
>didn't matter if they were status moves or attack moves
>all mons had whatever most recent four moves matched their types
>Venusaur with Poisonpowder, Razor Leaf, Sleep Powder and Solar Beam
>figured out that variation is good
>thought each mon's best moves were at the end of their learnset
>Grinded a Weepinbell all the way to level 54 so it could learn Slam before I evolved it because Slam must be its best move
Yeah I don't know either.
Oh fuck. Reminded me when I was at Toys 'R' Us for the Manaphy event back in 2007, and I fucking traded my shiny Pidgeot that I migrated from FireRed for some shitmon to some neckbeard.
>Play pokemon Sapphire ("I want the one with the whale!")
>Have played Red and Crystal before
>Beat the E4
>Spend weeks looking for the way to travel to Johto/Kanto
I honestly thought it would be something recurring in every pokemon game.
>not catching them all and using multiple carts to store them all on.
this has to be a troll lol. if not, i actually really feel sorry for your experience in the past :'(
I gave my GBA copy of Fire Red to my sister when I was 8 or 9 because I couldn't find the hm Surf anywhere to get further in the game, so I got tired of being stuck and I said 'fuck it'. She later tells me that she found it at the end of the safari zone. I told her I wanted it it back but she never gave it back to me.
A few random things on some different files.
>thought I could do some shit to get to see Bill's collection
>went through game using only my starter and hm slaves
>took forever to get past the thirsty guards
>saved after accidentally killing moltres
>did every single conceivable thing to try and get mew from under the truck
>caught a hoothoot with a master ball
>thought some super special shit would happen if I caught every unknown
>randomly encountered entei and ko'd it thinking it was something normal
Once when I was playing blue as a kid, one of my Pokemon was poisoned. I had no idea what that meant aside from my screen going crazy. My mom convinced me that it meant I needed to turn my sound off and play silently. I played silently for years and wondered why the fuck my screen would shake.
>playing Pokemon Red
>surfing in the route to the right of Cinnabar Island
>encounter a Ponyta
>catch it, thinking it will know some water type moves
>be both disappointed and confused
mfw delta episode in bills garden in red2/blue2 with mew and shit
>expect to go to Johto
>expect to go to Johto
>you see where I'm going with this
>get a gameshark
>use it to encounter Johtomons in FireRed
>but nothing happened!
>try replacing my shitmons with Johtomons
>it turns all my mons into bad eggs
>decide to buy Pokemon Crystal at gamestop
>the game doesn't save
>return it and get Gold instead
>it doesn't save either
>parents won't take me back to gamestop again
>even if it could save, you couldn't trade between gens
>mfw I couldn't catch 'em all until HGSS
As a kid I refused to use any pokemon that I hadn't seen in the anime. Usually this meant that I had Ash's exact team or something close, and I even used action replay so I wouldn't have to use non-anime pokemon. My FireRed team:
>Charizard lvl 75
>Bulbasaur lvl 54
>Squirtle lvl 54
>Pikachu lvl 55
>Pidgeot lvl 60
>Donphan lvl 60 (It looked cool in the first movie)
You would think a 12 year old would know better.
when I played ruby my favourite dream team was hooh and lugia, I constantly used them for months till I noticed that you can attack your own pokemon in double fight. I was so disappointed of lugia that he actually attacked his partner that I banned him in the box and never used him again
I thought that you have to literally have every single pokemon in your PC to complete the Pokedex in Blue, so I bought a shitton of pokeballs to catch 3 Pidgeys, 2 Rattatas, 3 Caterpies, 3 Weedles etc.
I was collecting Living Pokedex because I thought it's the only way to complete the game
Gee where to begin.
My first game was Yellow, and I struggled to beat Brock.
I sat in the Pokecenter for a good half hour repeatedly healing my Pikachu thinking that it would toughen him up if I did it over and over again.
I never completed the original games until FR/LG came out, because I didn't know to give the Saffron guards a drink, so I couldn't get in.
I didn't know how to evolve Onix, so I trained an Onix to level 100 via Exp. Share, so not only did it never evolve, but it was fucking abysmal too.
In Crystal, I accidentally registered my Old Rod because it said 'SEL' and I was trying to get rid of it. This caused a good few months of pure frustration because I didn't know how to register my bike back. In the end, I just gave up completely and tried to sell my bike in a huff because it was worthless to me without it registered. I hit SEL and it finally worked again.
I never read things and I completely missed the Machine Part being hidden in Misty's gym in GSC, so my Crystal had me with a full level 100 team before I even finished Kanto, because I didn't know how to get past Snorlax.
Oh, also I thought I could glitch the game and run past Snorlax before he appeared. If you paused the game and Snorlax was half in and out of the menu, he'd fully disappear, leaving a path free to the entrance of Diglett's Tunnel, until you unpaused it, of course.
Again, I never completed Gen II until a good few years afterwards.
I was a complete fucklord until Gen III.
I never completed gen 2 either
>somehow end up beating the league despite fucked level curve
>stumble into kanto
>battle some trainers
>get rekt by gym leaders
Then my memory gets fuzzy
I didn't know what kanto was because I never played the original games
I did this too, but not because I didn't know what Flash was, just because I didn't want to teach a mon Flash.
In RBY it wasn't that bad, but I once really got stuck in Dark Cave for good.
When I first got Red I was 7 years old. Add to this the fact that I'm not a native English speaker, and you'll have one fucked up playthrough. I had to try out every single move to see what happens, because the names told me nothing about the move. I also understood nothing about how to advance the game, so I got stuck everywhere.
>whenever R/S came out, like 12 years ago or some shit
>went to summer camp because my
>got my first game and some older dude was explaining to me how pokemon works
>ask him if my torchic faints can I use it again
>other stupid shit like that
>dude also tells me about how If you don't evolve your pokemon right away they learn special moves
>mentions hydro pump and shit
>word fucking up my dude
>hold torchics or combustions evolution over
>used to watch the anime religiously so I thought that flamethrower was the ideal fire move
>keep holding back hoping torchic/combustion would learn hydro pump or some shit
>eventually get bored and just evolve it
>mfw still yearn for my blaziken with hydro pump
It was actually there because of tile limitations. Tiles in Red and Blue are 2x2 tile sets, and if you'll notice, there's only one open tile behind Bill's house. That's because the top parts of his roof are part of the top row of tiles. It's funny how this game's limitations were what caused all of these stupid rumors.
The "gee, I'm thirsty guy". Younger me thought I had to do a side quest before he would take a break and get some coffee or something.
Never found that side quest, had to ask another kid how to get past him.
I was the kid who would make up lies at school to make my friends do shit.
"Yeah, I got a BLACK Charizard by fighting the Elite 4 and losing 25 times in a row to Lance, on the 26th fight, you have to win with a level 99 Charizard using the move "ember"."
Etc, etc. Pretty much any lie you heard as a kid, I most likely made something up very similar.
I used to clone Pokemon in G/S and trade the clones away to get Pokemon I wanted. Once, something messed up and I got a bad egg so I deleted my entire save file. So I kinda got what was coming to me.
Before I unlocked Cerulean cave, I thought the guy guarding the cave was one of those British guards with a big fuzzy hat.
Thinking Treeko evolved into Groudon Giving it a nickname relating to Groudon
>play every version since gen 1 like you
>only find 1 shiny in my entire life (a fucking dunsparce)
>let my bf play X
>he's never played pokemon before
>finds a shiny ralts his first day playing
>doesnt even use it
First team was Charizard, Snorlax, Mozart, Mewtwo
Being afraid of Golbat in Red and of Wobba in Gold (that fucking tail)
Raised Seadra to lv99 thinking it would evolve
Raised Ninjask to lv40 for the same reason (not really a kid, but still "stupid")
I've got a lot. Like,a lot. I struggled a lot with videogames as a kid, not sure why I ever liked them early on considering all of the time wasting shit I did.
Here's some I can remember for sure doing in Pokemon:
> Trainer uses a cool pokemon, automatically assume it's just in the nearby grass and spend hours if not days looking around for it. Found a trainer using a squirtle and assumed I could fish for it nearby.
>Didn't know about stone evolutions at all. Trained a Pikachu, yes, a Pikachu to level 50 something trying to evolve it.
>My first time beating Gold as a kid, I had a level 32 pidgeotto that only used Fly (had other moves but none were as cool), a Feraligatr that only used Surf and Strength (In GSC, Strength looks like you are hurling a gigantic boulder so I figured it was one of the strongest attacks in the game), and a massively overleveled Ho-oh that was exclusively used once I had found it, since the rest of my team was shit.
>Won most of my battles using hyper potions + revives over and over and over again until the NPCs actually ran out of PP and began to struggle to death
>Gen 4 comes out and I haven't played Pokemon in a while. Try it out, learn about competitive battling and want to try it for myself, use a team of my "best" Pokemon: Blastoise, transferred from my Leaf Green, Venusaur (same story), Charizard (same story), Infernape, Staraptor and of course Lucario. Got destroyed by anyone I could challenge since they knew what EVs/natures/ type matchups were.
I'm better at Pokemon now, but I was complete and utter shit at it for several years.
> 5 years old, Pokemon Silver, first videogame if not counting PC
Took me a day to realise how to get outside of house (going through that red mark lol). Chose Chikorita
Got beaten once by first leader, got beaten like 6 or 7 times by second leader.
Didn't know how to cut that tree in the illex forest, so by the time I got the HM, my Meganium was at level 36.
In Emerald, I lost Latios while trying to clone it.
>first play-through of Pokemon Blue, I was like 7 or 8
>did what most kids did and overlevelled my starter
>beat elite 4 and head to Cerulean Cave
>don't believe my friend when he says the masterball will catch Mewtwo no problem
>decide I should damage it first just in case
>Venusaur used solar beam
I still don't know why I didn't trust the masterball.
The trash cans in Lt. Surge's gym in red caused me to search trash cans I came across afterwards. Finding what I think was a great ball in the second trash can on the st. Anne's cafeteria further promoted my trash can checking habit. I've checked every trash can in every game up until black/white where I finally realized they aren't hiding things in them anymore.
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I thought Pokemon weaknesses were based on the individual Pokemon, not their type. I thought Poliwag wasn't weak to electric because I first hit it with a grass move and thought Pokemon could only have one weakness.
I thought splash had a hidden effect for the longest time, the idea of a move having absolutely no purpose was absurd. I remember trying it on so many different pokemon and under several status conditions and various stat changes. Every single time the game told me it had no effect I chalked it up to not being the right conditions.
>Birthday is Jan 28
>Never had pokemon games only card and a squirtle plush
>Dad buys me Fire Red w/ wireless adapter and White GBA for my birthday
>Get to first gym and see that brock is the gym leader
>Always had the wireless adapter on my gameboy
>Thought that the wireless would update brocks team in game to match the cartoon
>Mfw i though brock had all level 100 lombre, onix, crobat, vulpix, geodude, mashstomp
>Grind a team of Squirtle, Pikachu, Mankey, Pidgey, Caterpie, Weedle to mid 80's
>Mwf I spend probably a month or so as a kid grinding to fight level 10-15 rock types
I fucking did this too. I still check to this day.
>catch Pokemon with pokerus
>ignore the speech at the Pokemon center and just speed through it
>realize later that my Pokemon have some sort of virus and its spreading
>start pitching all my Pokemon that caught it thinkin it was a negative
I...you guys talk about loosing shinys but I purged mysel of pokerus. I wish I still had it.
>started with yellow at 7
>had no idea how to change team order
>got rekt by Brock because I kept wondering why the sprinklers wouldn't turn on so Thundershock would work
>gave up and switched to blue for squirtle (it was one of those pirate carts with tons of games)
>wondered how to make pokemon follow me
>saw the release option on a PC
>luckily I tested it on a Spearow first
>up to SS Anne
>heard rival had a Kadabra
>scared as fuck because I had a kadabra too and it wrecked everything
>levelled EVERYTHING I caught to level 25 before SS Anne, and I caught one of everything on each route
>end up oneshotting it with Wartortle's bubblebeam
>Blastoise had all-water moves
>even spent TM13 on it and gave up ice beam for Surf
>figured Pokemon should only have STAB moves, since that way I could last through long dungeons like Mt Moon better with all my pokemon having enough PP to hit what they needed (I raised varied teams, at least)
>only stopped this when I battled classmates and got my shit rekt shortly before gen 4,then I looked up Smogon
After I started kicking everyone's shit in no one wanted to play with me anymore
7 weeks, 5 days, 13 hours and 20 minutes, giving ourselves 3 hours a night to sleep.
I swear I saw that happen to my brother's Blue back in the day after he caught Missingno. There was one of those tiny flowers from the overworld next to its mouth, and, I shit you not, its mouth looked like it was moving.
Still bugs me to this day, mang.
I remember when Gold and Silver came out, because Lugia and Ho-Oh were featured on the box art, I figured they were 3rd stage evolutions of the starters (Similar to how Charizard and Blastoise were the version mascots) I remember choosing Chikorita because I assumed it was the closest resembling Lugia and furiously battling through sprout tower and desperately losing twice against Bugsy and Falkner respectively.
I think I finally clocked by the time it evolved into Bayleef that I was getting no Lugia out of this shit. Restarted game and chose Cyndaquil, never looked back.
You know what's worse than being a retarded kid who gets fleeced like that? Having a dumbass younger sibling who steals your shit and does it FOR you.
I'm convinced that my fucktarded younger brother sold or traded my pokewalker.