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ITT: Idiotic shit you used to believe

>Aerodactyl and Dragonite were among the legendary 'birds'
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The games were based off of the show
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>>25020864
every type resisted itself
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>>25020911
This except for Dragon
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>>25020864
If a Cloyster faints x amount of times, it becomes a Gastly
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I thought Gyarados was water/dragon. I always wondered why dragon type moves weren't super effective against it.
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>Owls are bird
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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
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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
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>>25020864
Before G/S were released I thought Lugia was a Water type, and Ho-Oh was a "Rainbow" type
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I thought horsea was pronounced hor-see-uh until gen 6 came out
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None whatsoever, i'm not an idiot
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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
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>>25020906
>can't catch a single pokemon in a group
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>>25020978
Didn't watch the anime I assume since Misty had one?
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I didn't know graveler -> golem until gen3.
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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.
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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.
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>>25021109
what a retarded child you were
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>>25021109
You have to be a bird to fly?
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>>25020960
I STILL get confused trying to remember if lugia is water type or not
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>>25021161
>>25021162
he's memeing you fools
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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
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>>25020864
I did the same thing except with Skarmony.
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>>25021162
Most of the time
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>>25021185
The TCG randomly forgot what type Lugia was during the HGSS era.
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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
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>>25021283
Speaking of Pokerus, I got it for the first time in Ruby.
I thought it was a bad thing so I restarted my game
I was at the Elite 4
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Pokémon X and Y would have 190 new Pokémon.
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>>25020959
>ABANDON LEARNING X?
That was such a weird word to use for that kind of thing.
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>>25021109
owls aren't birds?
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Fearow could evolve into the legendary birds
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>>25020864
>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.
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>>25021739
Of course not, what are you, some kind of moron?
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>>25020864
TCG
>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
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>>25021760
Oh yeah one more
>rock type =/= ground type
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some NPC girl mentioned a pink Butterfree and I spent weeks in the Ilex Forest searching for it
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>>25021786
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>>25020958
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.
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>>25021018
I enjoyed that story.
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>>25021374
>implying TCG types ever corresponded with actual types

Whatever, they were just making shit up from the start.
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I used to think pokemon after gen2 looked good.
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I used to believe burn just damaged you every turn until a few years ago.
The halved attack thing blew my mind.
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I used to think Staryu's gem blinking in the anime was a reference to Ultraman's color timer blinking when he was in trouble.
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>>25020959
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
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So many retards ITT
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I used to think having an Onix on your team was awesome.
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>>25022104
>I never had to learn anything as a child because I was born omnipotent

Arceus?
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>>25022122
I just knew how to read
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>>25020864
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
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>>25021103
I had that too. Obviously in Red I never used stat changing moves because they don't do damage, but I got upset when an opponent lowered my attack.
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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.
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>read Official Pokemon Handbook #3
>nincada listed as psychic type
>it takes me half a decade to firmly establish that nincada is not in fact a psychic type
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That Throh and Sawk were based on the red oni and the blue oni in Japanese mythology

:^)
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>>25022158
>wondered why Brock wouldn't follow me the first time I played Blue
same desu
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>>25020864
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.
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>>25021711
>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.
>muh patterns
Yeah yeah I know.
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>>25021847
kek, WAHT! a loooser
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I thought Manaphy was a Water/Psychic type
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>>25023188
Gen V had quite a few bad designs, but non of them is as shit as Dunsparce, thank you very much.
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>>25020864
One of my ex boyfriends thought that Mew evolved into Mewtwo.. Although to be fair he wasn't much of a fan
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>>25021743
similarily, i thought Dunsparce evolved into Gligar for a long time.
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>>25023602
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.
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>>25022122
>omnipotent

Since we're talking about the accumulation of knowledge, I assume you meant omniscient.
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I thought rock was weak to ice for a long time.
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>>25020959
>attack rose
Thank god I'm not alone
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>>25023203
>most

You illiterate fuck.
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>>25024866
>>25020959

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?
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>>25021743
I still pronounce and spell it Suicine, because that's what I grew up with, only having antenna TV.
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>>25024922
Nope. I was not a smart child.
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>>25024922
EXACTLY
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>>25024965
Well, fair enough.
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>>25024965
So you didn't know the verb rose, what were you seven?
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>>25021103
I remember resetting my Silver because I kept on getting Growl'd by Hoothoot and didn't want my Totodile to be left with no Attack
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>>25025012
I was barely learning to read. I was probably about 6, maybe 7.
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>>25022144
TIL Rotom and Zoroark can breed, and that Castform was apparently a special Pokemon.
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Surprised nobody's mentioned thinking psyduck was part psychic type

Took me years to actually solidify in my mind that it was a water type
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>>25025050
pure water type, that is
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>>25024781
Fudge! Are you me? I would always use blizzard or ice beam against rock and ground types.
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>>25025048
>TIL
>doesn't know the can't breed list
back to leddit
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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
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>>25025070
>Also knows TIL
Looks like you're coming with me. :^)
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>>25024781
Holy shit, it's not?
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>>25021861
It is. Staryu's Japanese name is Hitomen, and it's also why Staryu just fucking HYAHS.
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>>25020864
Suicune was an ice type
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>>25020864
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh6Qla-OQ-M
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>>25024922
I grew up learning two languages
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>>25020864
I thought bug was weak to electric. And it should be.
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>>25025320
Easy mistake to make if you assume the Gen 2 trio to be identical to the Gen 1 one.
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>>25025022
That sounds fine. I have a friend who didn't learn to read until he was like 12 or 13.
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>>25025069
Well, ground IS weak to ice, so.
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>>25022104
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
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>>25025338
This actually makes sense, then. I was considering asking if you guys spoke english as a second language or something, but thought it might come off as condescending.
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>>25025022
>not knowing how to read after kindergarten
American public schools
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>>25025537
Sorry I wasn't a prodigy like you, anon.
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>>25024922
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.

>>25025674
Regardless, here everyone know how to read before being 6, the few cases that didn't had special classes to do it.
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>>25020864
Dunsparce evolved into Gilgar
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>>25025674
Do you think it's normal to not know how to read after graduating kindergarten?
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>>25025763
Even 6 is pushing it where I am. Or at least thats what it seems.

I learned by 4ish along with the rest of my family.
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>>25026226
I learned when I was 5, my brother when he was 11. People are different.
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>>25020864
I used to think Ho-Oh was the leader of the legendary birds, ironically.
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>>25027749
How did your brother get through 6 years of school without knowing how to read?
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>>25025404
>I have a friend who didn't learn to read until he was like 12 or 13
>>25027749
>my brother when he was 11
Literally how? Were they raised by wolves or something?
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I used to think the johto beasts were eeveelutions before they died when it makes more sense that entei, raikou and suicune died and were resurrected
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>>25020864
I thought Pokemon was good.

But being bad from an objective point of view doesn't make it any less enjoyable.
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>>25027839
>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.
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>>25027796
>>25027809
Some colleges have to have remedial reading courses for people that didn't really learn before.
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>>25027809
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
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Rock was weak to Ice
I couldn't figure out why my Mamoswine couldn't KO Aerodactyl with Ice shard until I looked it up
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>>25028226
For a long time I thought the same due to many Rock types being part Ground.

Also thought that Ground resisted fire due to similar reason and it being SE to it.
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>>25021185
It's because of that stupid fucking movie...
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I was afraid that if I didn't let the RSE reporters interview me every now and then, they would stop showing up.

>>25021743
People at my school (in Norway) pronounced it more or less like "sick-wine", iirc. I don't know how that came about.
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>>25020929
and Normal... Maybe Fighting
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>>25028226
It should be, Ice wedging is one of the more prominent ways rocks are broken; the only reason it isn't is because of balance reasons
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>>25023349
lol same here only he's still my bf
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>>25020864
Geodude evolves into Onix.
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>>25020864
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.
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>Every pokemon that didn't evolve was a legendary. Like Sudowoodo
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>>25031267
>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
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>>25022144
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.
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>>25028092
Fucking public school, to this day I still struggle with spelling a lot of words and I'm in uni...
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>>25021832
Wrong.
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Type_(TCG)
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.
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>>25031457
stupid
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I thought healing your pokemon slowly levels them up. I wasted too many hours in the pokemon center that I'll never get back.
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>Unown was a legendary
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No story needed.
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>>25020864
>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
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>>25020864
That you could walk to Johto in RBY if you could just get past the walls either side of Pallet Town
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>>25020960
>>25021185
Shit I thought you were trolling. Lugia isn't water type.
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Due to the anime and its "electricity has no effect on rock types" rhetoric I thought moves like thunderbolt were useless on aerodactyl.
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>>25021283
>It also took me forever to figure out you needed to fall in Cinnabar Mansion
Everytime I replay RBY I forget about this
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>>25020864
>Farfetch'd evolves into Doduo
>Mew evolves into Celebi
>Articuno evolves into Lugia
>Moltres evolves into Ho-Oh
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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.
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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.

>>25021854
Same. To this day it tends to slip my mind.

>>25031298
I thought there were extra weaknesses and extra strengths too, but I don't remember the exact relations.
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Some guide told me normal and fighting types don't get STAB, and it took me forever to realize that's not true.
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I thought it was literally impossible to catch pokemon above red health. I believed this for much longer than I care to admit because I never dared to waste pokeballs.
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>>25023602
Same. Also, I never saw Togetic until the Hoenn battle frontier, so I thought it was a special pokemon that you could get from breeding together Latios and Latias.
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When I replayed gen 3 nunerous times i always wondered why hitmonchans fire/ice/thunderpunch were so weak and thought my game is broken so i never used him again
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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.
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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.
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>>25024781
>>25025069
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.
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Ditto evolved into Diddette

Dunsparce was a legendary

Red Gyardos had to be captured for the game to continue

Lance was actually a dragon man
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-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.
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>>25039392
it took me get my kabutops hit in the power plant to realize it. the ilusion of rock/water being awesome cause no eletric weakness sank
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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.
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>>25039475
This pissed me off so much. Who the fuck would've guessed how cryptic it was to catch the regis
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Sceptile's Solarbeam was a one hit kill.
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>>25039557
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.
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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.

>>25025048
i definitely thought that rotom couldn't breed
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>>25039615
>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.
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>>25039643
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.
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>Implying owls are birds
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>>25021847
>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.
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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.
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I used to think that psychic type was effective agains grass type because they were a lot of grass/poison on the first 3 generations
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>>25039932
This.

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
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>>25021743
>>I never used Awakenings because I thought they were rude.
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i didn't know how to use x stat items and had my starter hold one through the whole game without noticing

also holy shit lugia isn't water type, why does it learn hydro pump
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>>25040303
I always thought steel was weak to electric and I still don't understand why it isn't.
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>>25031457
what's the point of making electric into lighting-type and not doing anything else with it
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>>25039431
>That the order of a pokémon type mattered (Like a grass/fire would take more damage from a bug move than a fire/grass)
I thought I was the only one.
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>>25031457
TCG went to shit when they added Darkness and Metal.

Now there's Dragon and Fairy???!
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>>25020864
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.
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>>25039431
>I though something meaningful happened when you completed the dex.
Didn't we all, anon? Didn't we all?
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Paralyzed was pronounced Par-zay-leed
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>>25020864
>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
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>When you throw a pokeball, hold B+up
>When it closes shut, hold A
>After the second wiggle, release B+up

I still do this as a reflex
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>>25023620
>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
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>>25023620
>>25042891
Never saw that. Makes me like Dunsparce even more though it's probably not true.
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>>25042606
I fell for the "If you get the rockets in Mossdeep to launch 100 times you can get Jirachi" meme
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>>25020864
>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.
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>>25038415
I thought the same thing about Skarmory and Slugma.
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>>25043488
I also thought Aipom was gen 3 as well
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Raichu evolved into Sandshrew
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>>25020864
Mega Mewtwo Y was Mewthree.
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>>25020864
Hyperbeam was a good move.
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>>25021103
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
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>>25043507
It was a good one... In RGBY and Stadium.
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>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
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>>25043514
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
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>>25043514
this!

I could not fathom why there were even moves that didn't cause damage.
>tfw Blastoise knows Surf, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Blizzard
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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.
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>>25043669
Kek did you never catch legendaries?
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I thought Pokemon was only a card game with shit based on it.

Didn't realize until middle school that there were games. Even though I was a big fan before that.
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>>25043719
In RBY legendaries tended to be "You missed the Pokémon"
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>>25043874
I never understood what that was about
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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.
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I thought Curse was a ghost type move
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>>25021854
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
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>>25023620
>>25042891
>>25043039
Nope, he's based off this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsuchinoko
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>>25039557
the regi shit was so mysterious it actually kind of gave me the creeps as a kid? tiny me was intrigued and also wary of their convoluted and cryptic bs
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Skarmory was a Fearow evo.
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Lmao
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>>25041100
What would you have put Dark and Steel in if they never added new elements?
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>>25041125
My uncle works for Nintendo and he says it's true
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>Dunsparce evolve into Steelix

>>25039932
This one too.
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>>25046166
Miza
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>>25046166
It doesnt?
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>>25047734
Nope.
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>>25020959
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.
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>>25048056
Thats not worse
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I thought dunsparce evolved into Yanma
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>>25038355

Funny how there was actually a legit way to get new in red and blue, just nobody discovered it until years later
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>>25050042
No there wasnt
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>>25024922

>tfw I all but taught myself how to read after learning how phonics worked by the time I was 4
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>>25031383
Don't feel too bad. The English language is a total fustercluck and more people have trouble with it than you think. Not me though, I'm too smert.
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>>25038470
I didn't learn any better until my Tyranitar got nailed by Reds Pikachu's Thunder in Gold version
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>>25020864

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
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Some kid told me you could drive a motorcycle in the Green version and I believed it.
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>>25043575
>Slowbro evolved into Slowking
But it does.
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>>25020864
Thought Phanpy was a Water type.
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>>25052134
Trainer-Fly glitch.

Bet it's been patched out of the 3DS versions though
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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.
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>>25052134
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.
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>>25024781
it is
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>>25039431
>That the order of a pokémon type mattered (Like a grass/fire would take more damage from a bug move than a fire/grass)
>that isn't true?
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>>25054684
>>25054963
Exploiting a glitch isn't really a "legit" way to obtain something
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I thought Tangela is the evolution of Chansey because it's right after it in the Pokedex.

Lol.
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I always thought that Rapidash was 4x weak to Rock despite not having a second type
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>>25038282
I did that too.
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>>25020864

I thought that Tyranitar was an electric type.
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>>25056585
I thought it was pure rock
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I once believed that Fearow evolves into a legendary bird (including Lugia) through some complex method
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I thought the torchic evolution line could learn fly. Because, y'know, birds.
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Pokemon is for kids only.
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>>25056286
>Lol.
>.

Get out
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>>25027961
>>25027749
>>25028092

Christ. Any decent parent will teach their kid how to read before they start school. It's not hard at all.
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>>25057903
Chickens are Owls, therefore they aren't birds
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>>25056585
I thought it was part dragon.

I thought I needed to use a link cable to use mystery gift.
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>>25020864
I thought there were only a couple types and I was in pure denial about them.

Electric, fire, water, grass (back then I called plant), ghost, air, and rock
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>>25057903
>Implying chickens are birds
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That Pokémon was ever good.
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