How well does guns work against Pokémon?
Could a guy with a rifle bring down a stage 2 Pokémon (such as Charizard)?
>Rhydon's horn can crush even uncut diamonds. One sweeping blow of its tail can topple a building. This Pokémon's hide is extremely tough. Even direct cannon hits don't leave a scratch.
>Spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. Known to cause forest fires unintentionally.
>It creates throwing stars out of compressed water. When it spins them and throws them at high speed, these stars can split metal in two.
>Rarely seen in the wild. Huge and vicious, it is capable of destroying entire cities in a rage.
>Gnaws on anything with its tough fangs. It can even topple concrete buildings by gnawing on them.
Pokemon are easily on the world-destroyer level
I don't think any of those could resist this.
> pokedex entry
Please do keep calling others retarded.
The PokéDex scans the Pokemon and records ny useful information. And even if the trainers wrote it down manually, they'd still have to be sadistic enough to test some of the hypotheses, such as Golem's ability to withstand dynamite blasts.
>Their enormous claws launch cannonballs of water powerful enough to pierce tanker hulls.
>"Magcargo's body temperature is approximately 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Water is vaporized on contact. If this Pokémon is caught in the rain, the raindrops instantly turn into steam, cloaking the area in a thick fog."
>Despite this, Magcargo is a shitmon
Really puts things in perspective.
its not so bad. not like there's houndooms right outside olivine city where jasmine goes for walks at night
THIS is why you can't actually trust the pokedex, if magcargo were actually this temperature, it'd look like a glowing white ball, like the sun, whose surface is half magcargo's similar temperature (9000 fahrenheit)
tough world would breed tough people. but when a 10 year old girl has 1-6 fiercely loyal creatures on her, some with reality warping powers, its probably safe to assume that guns are a relic of an older time
>Magcargo will never have Desolate Land as an ability
Lampent - the spirits it absorbs fuel its baleful fire. It hangs around hospitals waiting for people to pass on
Ninetales casts a sinister light from its bright red eyes to gain total control over its foe's mind. This Pokémon is said to live for one thousand years.
Think in another way.
Why do you think all humans in pokemon are weaker than pokemons, no exeptions, like real world humans?
I think they have potential to become as strong as pokemons. There could even have "6V humans" what could be stronger than legendaries.
more powerful than legendaries Pokémon?
Dialga can stop time itself.
I'm going to go a bit /k/ here, so heads up.
All right, first off, "a guy with a rifle." Not all cartridges or rifles are created equal; the guy with a .50 Beretta is going to have much better luck with this than somebody with a .22 varmint gun. For Stage 2 pokemon, I would imagine it would be comparable to Elephant hunting, in that you need a very large round aimed at the right place, or you risk the shot having little effect other than pissing it off. A rifle chambering the more standard 5.57mm or 7.62mm rounds could feasibly take down smaller mons, or mons lacking much in the way of protection, but the agility and movesets pokemon possess mean that as a rule, you're only going to hit your shot if the pokemon doesn't know you're there.
modular ammo is also a consideration; rare as it might be in our world, it's very conceivable that the pokemon world, with it's type weaknesses and resistances a demonstratable fact, would have developed and produced ammo in various typings as well. That guy from a /k/ thread who tried to go hunting with napalm rounds in his shotgun was an idiot, but similar rounds would be devastating against a grass- or Fighting-type pokemon. Rounds filled with poison, or compressed extinguishing foam, or any number of other types of ammo are all conceivable.
However, this all brings about why you don't see them much in the pokemon world; as effective as they'd be in certain situations, there's simply too many alternatives that are more easily accessible. If anything, they're probably used against other humans more than against pokemon, and either scenario requires an emphasis on going undetected. In short, too much investment for too little payoff when cheaper, more readily-available alternatives can be found in the local pet store.
Humans are implied to be a kind of pokemon and can be psychic or aurafags so that's not out of the realm of possibility, but it probably takes way more work than people are willing to put in. Same reason most of us aren't peak condition MM/Asp/ies.
Reminder that this guy beat down the biggest Onix in the world with his bare hands.
I think it's assumed that since we're talking about the game universe in relation to the real world, and the only apparent difference between the two is the inclusion of Pokemon, it's fair to point out inconsistencies like that.
Pokedex entries are inconsistent flavour text which offer basically nothing accurate to the canon.
I think bullets would be useful against many Pokemon, given that they are similar to animals. Bullets would be considered a Steel type and weaknesses/resistances would factor into that; Heatran would almost definitely eat a bullet like nothing, while a Geodude would just kind of shatter
You don't think any of the mons in >>25058025
could resist a bullet?
Did you not read "Even direct cannon hits don't leave a scratch"? Because it's there. Second line down, fourth sentence, grand total of 25 words in.
Or do you perhaps believe that the bullet in your picture is somehow more destructive than cannon fire? I can assure you, that is not the case. Take a rudimentary physics course some time.
Perhaps then you'll say "One of the five listed resists, my point still stands for the others!" and you'd still be wrong. We know from the games that the most one pokemon can do to another is knock it unconcious. That Gyarados using Outrage, a move that's strong enough to destroy cities? Takes several hits to KO Blissey.
Pokemon have hax strength, and the fact that they survive long enough to fight over and over again tells us that they also have hax durability. Even small, weak mons like your starters just using tackle are enough to wreck a room.
In short, yes, most pokemon can resist gunfire. It will not kill them, and at best it might KO them for a while.
Ignoring pseudo-scientific Pokedex entries...
I remember having asked this to a /k/ommando some time before.
It will all depend on how thick is the skin of the Pokemon you'd want to shoot.
For example, you can perfectly take down a Charizard with a rifle. It'd be like shooting a Komodo Dragon.
With rock Pokemon it'd be more difficult. Tyranitar, Rhyhorn and Tyrantrum could deflect some low-caliber shots, like revolvers or shotguns. You'd need military weapons for them.
Now, with Aggron, it would deflect almost everything. The only way to hunt it would be with a rocket launcher.
With Groudon, forget it.
Pic not related.
Sorry bud, but pokemon are just on another level. They can dish and take rock slides, waterfalls, guillotines, bolts of lightning, fire, huge waves, and they don't even die after them, just merely faint. It'd be like saying you could kill Goku with a bullet because he looks human enough, Pokemon are basically saiyan animals
I don't know about guns, but electric rods seem to work wonders.
It's Earth though, even if it stopped existing it before Gen 1 it was a thing at one point. Or maybe not.
It might be Earth but the inclusion of pokemon had to have radically altered history.