ITT: Idiotic shit you used to believe
>Aerodactyl and Dragonite were among the legendary 'birds'
before the physical/special split happened, I had no idea types were locked in to what type of attack it was
I always assumed contact moves were physical and projectiles were special
I was very surprised when gen 4 happened to find out this was new thing
whenever i saw shit like "so and so's attack rose!" i thought it meant an actual rose, like a flower. i never understood it
used to pronounce repel as reh-pol
used to pronounce plateau as pla-teh-ah-oo
luckily i never had to say the words out loud
red taught me lots of new words
I thought thunderstone was an attack like a tm, and so I gave it to my eevee becuase it was the only pokemon on my team that could "learn" it. I remember watching it evolve and wondering what the fuck was going on. After it evolved I checked its moves and it still didnt know "thunderstone" so I bought another one and tried again but it couldnt learn it anymore so I switched off my game without saving and tried again. After my third try I just gave up and kept Jolteon. Jolteon to this day is still one of my favourite mons
I thought stat changes were permanent. My Pidgeot used Agility a lot and always went first even when not using it. It made me reluctant to get in random battles with Rattata and such because they always use Growl.
I did not know that Hoothoot and Noctowl were Flying types, but you can't really blame me, considering owls aren't birds, it's really game freak's fault for giving them a typing that doesn't make any sense.
I thought that moves got stronger the more you used them
I misunderstood Pokerus because I thought it made your Pokemon gain levels randomly or increase EXP gained. I ended up getting it again in Emerald and by then I knew better, though.
It also took me forever to figure out you needed to fall in Cinnabar Mansion
The TCG randomly forgot what type Lugia was during the HGSS era.
When I was young and playing Sapphire, I thought in the soda pop shack in route 109, I can get a floating tube and travel on water.
And at that time, I still can't get surf and travel past Route 118
>I thought Aipom evolved into Smeargle.
>I thought Geodude evolved into Onix until I received a rude awakening.
>I never used Awakenings because I thought they were rude.
>I pronounced Suicune "Soo-ih-seen" until the anime taught me better.
>I was told that raising a Kecleon to Lv. 100 changed its ability to allow you to phase through walls, so I did it and was left dissatisfied.
>charizard was the most powerful pokemoncard
>you don't need energy's
>pikachu was de best
>umbreon was super powerful because his card looked cool
>dragonite is weak
The actual games
>charizard is the most powerful
>IV and EV don't matter
>nature doesn't matter
>ice was super-effective to fire types
Oh yeah one more
>rock type =/= ground type
I think a lot of people assumed this when they were younger. Like, why wouldn't Fire Punch, thrown from a beefy arm, be something that used a pokemon's attack stat?
That's one of the reasons they changed it in Gen 4. It just made sense.
In silver theres a machine in prof elms lab that lets you heal your mon like in a pokemon centre. I remember pronouncing it as "match-eye-n" and asking my parents what it meant. Dont know how I had never read the word machine by that point
Castform, Rotom, Spiritomb and Zoroark are legendary, since they're only obtainable in in-game events
Every time, I've realised they're breedable after a few months, but I seem to make the same mistake every gen
I thought the games were based on the anime and wondered why Brock wouldn't follow me the first time I played Blue.
I thought Kingdra was an alternate evolution to Horsea. It wasn't until a few months ago I finally learned that wasn't the case.
I though Dunsparce was a Gen 5 Pokemon for quite a while. The first time I ever saw one was in Black, despite having played all of the mainline games.
>expecting an even numbered gen to have lots of pokemon
Gen 2 only added 100 new pokemon. Most of which were just evos and prevos.
Gen 4 added 107 more new pokemon. Most of which were just evos and prevos.
Yeah yeah I know.
I thought the design for Dunsparce was based on roadkill, a snake with tire marks on its back.
also, I thought Slowking evolved from Slowbro + Kings Rock.
Now THIS one I don't understand. How could you possibly think the word "rose" in that sentence was a noun? The construction is totally wrong.
Weedle's [attack rose] what? What is happening to Weedle's [attack rose]? What ABOUT Weedle's [attack rose]?
Even as small children, humans are very good at recognizing language patterns and knowing which ones are 'correct' and 'incorrect.' You must have known that "Weedle's [attack rose]!" wasn't a complete sentence the way you were reading it, right?
I used to think Fighting was strong against Poison, idk.
Like I'd be up against a poison type, and be like "wait is fighting strong against that" end up using one, then realizing it wasn't. Then as some time passes, forgetting about that experience only for it to happen again
Go shitpost on /v/, they love doing that there.
I used to believe you could always go back and catch the marowak ghost in the tower. The idea of fighting legendary pokemon worried me so much that I avoided fighting and catching them in blue. I was a very timid child. To this day I still have a hard time remembering what types are effective against what and I've been playing since I was 7
Not them. But English wasn't my first language and in the town were I live and other similar places, English wasn't included in the school plans until you are 12 or 13 years old, and the English that they teach was basically just nouns.
Regardless, here everyone know how to read before being 6, the few cases that didn't had special classes to do it.
>It is unknown whether these three were already a Suicune, Raikou, and Entei before they were revived, or whether Ho-Oh actually reincarnated them from three non-legendary Pokémon.
Dude, when your in a dirt poor school its easy to not learn reading since it requires a lot of time from parents and teachers, so uncooperative kids just never learn.
Even in the first two years of high school I had an extremely hard time reading because no one ever taught me properly
I was afraid that if I didn't let the RSE reporters interview me every now and then, they would stop showing up.
People at my school (in Norway) pronounced it more or less like "sick-wine", iirc. I don't know how that came about.
I thought Aerodactyl was a Legendary bird too.
I also was convinced that Yanma was Legendary, and when Gen 3 came out, Relicanth too.
No idea why Yanma, but I think Relicanth was because of the whole Regi shit.
I also thought Arcanine was Legendary, but in my defense, the Pokédex says it is.
Probably a lot more dumb shit, will post if I remember.
>certain types had an extra hidden bonus against certain types.
I was convinced that fire was extra strong against poison, and psychic against dragon
>thought Shelgon was ground type
Literally couldn't figure out what it could be. Dragon was kind of "disgusting" on it
i've caught, bred, and competed with rotom before and i still didn't know this. or like i almost did, if that makes sense. like after having caught it i was confused about it's being legendary, then i just assumed that it may be the only legendary the game allows you to catch multiple times.
the fucker must really look legendary if so many people make this mistake.
Poison swapped from Grass to Normal in DP, and Dragon swapped from Normal to Dragon in Dragons Exalted. Other than that, there are very few exceptions.
>Despite this standard categorization, however, some Pokémon may be featured as a different type.
>Azurill, Marill and Azumarill were gen 1
>Slugma and Skarmory were Hoenn native
A lot of that old and gone video from USabotage apply to me. tfw hoenn first personally owned games
Shit I thought you were trolling. Lugia isn't water type.
Back when I first played Gold, one of my Pokemon caught Pokerus. I thought it was a status ailment like Poison or Paralysis, but none of the healing items cured it, so I quarantined it in its own box until I could find a heal item for it. Didn't find out until YEARS later what Pokerus actually did.
It took me until gen3 to realise that breeding was even a thing. I always treated the day care as a cheap way of levelling mons because that's the way it was explained to me.
For a while I thought every pokemon was obtainable in the same game (gotta catch 'em all) and that legendaries were really rare random encounters. I passed through the entire game checking every area multiple times to fill the dex only to finally be hit by the truth.
Same. To this day it tends to slip my mind.
I thought there were extra weaknesses and extra strengths too, but I don't remember the exact relations.
Pronounced potion as pot eon until a kid in my street scolded me, what a fucking blunder. What's funny is that same kid had the symbols for male and female genders confused, iirc he went to a fancy dress party dressed as austin powers except he was wearing a female symbol necklace instead of the male symbol that austin powers wears. When I pointed out nidoking and nidoqueen to show him the difference he stopped talking to me for about a week. Good times.
I didn't understand what the special stat was and assumed all damaging moves were tied to attack. I didn't start to question this assumption until I saw how high my Mewtwo's special was while hs attack wasn't dramatically better than some of the other pokemon in my party.
Another consequence of the fact that most of the rock types in Gen 1 were also ground types, same reason why so many people think rock is immune to electric attacks. I was fortunate enough to accidentally take out Lance's aerodactyl with a thunderbolt and learn the truth that way.
-I used to think that lowering the stats of a pokémon made it easier to catch.
-That the order of a pokémon type mattered (Like a grass/fire would take more damage from a bug move than a fire/grass)
-it took me quite a while to realize bulbasaur was grass/poison.
-I though EV were the ones you passed through breeding instead of IV and always EV trained the parents before breeding.
-I though something meaningful happened when you completed the dex.
-Even when I was a kid playing RSE I noticed differences in power between my starter from every new save I started (I played ruby a lot of times) but never realized it was an actual mechanic, so I brushed it off as my imagination.
That there was a way to get into space at the space center in Emerald to catch Deoxys.
It wouldn't have been that surprising if it were true though considering how contrived catching the regi trio was.
I mean I figured it out without a guide or even a clue what exactly I was figuring out when I was like 9 or 10.
It was still incredibly overcomplicated though, but incredibly satisfying when I figured it out and saw that my reward was several legendary pokemon I'd never even seen or heard of before.
i thought that if you levelled up by using a rare candy your pokemon wouldn't evolve or gain the same stat boosts. i would never use rare candies, or if i did, i would stop before the evo level and gain exp normally to evolve it.
i also thought that you needed an incense to breed all baby pokemon rather than just those past gen2.
i definitely thought that rotom couldn't breed
>i thought that if you levelled up by using a rare candy your pokemon wouldn't evolve or gain the same stat boosts
That is technically true since you wouldn't get the EV that you normally get battling.
true, that's probably where i got the notion. but i thought that you would lose out on the chance to gain stat points and never have the ability to reclaim them meaning your lvl 100 pokemon wouldn't be as strong as they could be.
i didn't understand evs at the time.
>I used to think pokemon from gen2 looked good.
I'm glad you realized it's by far the worst generation, if only in retrospect. How those designs ever got approved I'll never know.
For some reason I became convinced that if I had the Unown to spell D E O X Y S in my party and went to Altering Cave Deoxys would show up and I could catch him. I put a lot of effort into testing this theory.
In retrospect I think I was just desperate for Unown to have a purpose and not be a gigantic waste of data. Alas, like most Johtomons, they never did.
I insist that fire is good versus poison because it makes sense in my head.
I also to this day am convinced that Rock types resist electric and am always pissed off when a mono-rock guy get's wrekt by Thunderbolt, of course it's because most of them are half Ground type
>>I never used Awakenings because I thought they were rude.
I used to think there were a lot of other pokemon and places that were almost impossible to get or were "accidentally" programmed into only select games. Basically every time some little douche wanted to show off and said he found a scizor in the safarii zone of red version, or that he found a way to the orange islands on gold version, I half believed him.
>Was told and believed that there was a way into the orange Islands in GSC.. That a secret door opened up behind red if you did some shit
>That you could go to space and catch Jirachi/Deoxys in RSE
>Mew under the truck
>Something actually happened if you completed the dex
>Unowns actually did something
>You could 'unlock' the move hidden powers true potential and it'd be an amazing move
>pressing B+Down boosted your chance of catching a mon
>You could get mewtwos armour from the first movie in game
>You could find that bulbasaur sanctuary from the anime in game
Basically if anyone told me any random BS about the pokemon games when i was a kid i probably believed it
>I thought the design for Dunsparce was based on roadkill, a snake with tire marks on its back.
Wait, is he not? I thought that too; I also thought that's why he had the little wings
>before I ever started playing Pokemon I thought there were only a few types: water, fire, grass, rock, and electric. I remember really thinking Arbok and Alakazam were electric type.
>I thought Drowzee's line, Abra's line, and Electabuzz were all in the same evolution line.
>When I first heard about Pokemon breeding I thought it meant that after a few generations of eggs, you could breed an Oddish into a Bellsprout or other similar Pokemon.
>I used to believe the game was far bigger than it was, I just couldn't figure out how to get to places because I sucked
>I used to believe there was a Japanese anime that was much closer to the game and the American one with Ash was just shitty.
I was pretty much the opposite. I thought any attack that didn't cause damage or prz or brn etc were a waste of time. The was no immediate visual cue for me to recognise so I just assumed it did literally nothing lol
>Dragonair, Unown and Lucario were legendaries
>Farfetch'd evolved into Doduo
>Slowbro evolved into Slowking
>Dunsparce evolved into Gligar
>Roserade evolved into Roselia, not the opposite
>Shellos and Gastrodon were Lapras pre-evos
>Team Aqua and Magma were formed by ex-Team Rocket members
>Deoxys-A and Deoxys-D were independent pokémon (#387 and #388)
>Munchlax was a secret pokémon in FRLG/Emerald
i just slaped the move with the biggest number. one for each type at least and then whatevers.
i also played gen I in english, wish i didn't understand shit at the time and my first time gold in a rom in german wich i still don't understand beyond counting to five a few words due to the types. to this day i don't understand how i got through the games
I could not fathom why there were even moves that didn't cause damage.
>tfw Blastoise knows Surf, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Blizzard
I used to think that when it said "aww, it appeared to be caught" while trying to catch a pokemon meant that it was someone else's pokemon and I wouldn't be able to catch it. Like "oh that pokemon was already caught by someone else do I can't get it"
I ran away from some pretty hard to find pokemon because of that.
i used to think ditto evolved into sudowoodo when i was a kid, based on the fact they both have :) faces, & ditto = transforming, sudo = mimicry. at least i sort of had evidence, wrong as at was.
same. HOW WERE WE SUPPOSED TO KNOW?
also used to think rock was weak to ice and electric had no effect- gen 1s ground types fucked me up, man. i still mix them up constantly
also, the pikablu and mew behind the truck muths
It gets worst. When I read metapod's defense rose I pictured the flower and assumed a defense rose means that I might hurt myself on its thorns.
That Psyduck/Golduck were Psychic type and some of the most powerful pokemon
That Togepi was extremely powerful too
That Ghost was super effective against Fighting
That Politoeds were kings of Poliwraths
That Eevee evolved to Leafeon with a Leaf Stone
My first ever pokemon game was gold and I restarted the game countless times because of the "overwrite" message that popped up when you saved the game.
I didn't know what it was, I thought it would ruin the game until i let some kid play it and saw him save.
Uh, yeah there was. Like someone else posted, you have to do a glitch, and you can't do it if you fought every trainer already. It can be done on any RBY cart. I've done it, it does work indeed, and you can catch your very own Mew.
I thought Tangela is the evolution of Chansey because it's right after it in the Pokedex.