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    Pikachu315111

    [1161]May 16, 2011
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    ericwashere15 wrote:
    Is there an item that doubles a pokemon's weight for attacks like Heavy Slam, Heat Crash etc. If so, and where can I find one in Black and White?


    There are no items that can increase a Pokemon's weight.

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    Oathkeeperriku

    [1162]May 17, 2011
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    I have a few questions (All regarding the Anime/Manga/Games)

    1. Why does fans of Pokemon Special bash the Anime?

    2. What's the differences between Red and the PokeDex Holders and Ash and his friends?

    3. Should they make the Pokemon Special Anime?

    4. How did WhitexN came to be?

    5. Where to find the Rainbow Ticket? (Playing Heart Gold)

    6. Is Red better than Ash? (And I don't want a BA excuse)

    (Sorry all my questions involve the Manga. I just can't take the Anime Bashing. I grew up to the Anime since day 1).
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    Pikachu315111

    [1163]May 17, 2011
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    Oathkeeperriku wrote:
    I have a few questions (All regarding the Anime/Manga/Games)

    1. Why does fans of Pokemon Special bash the Anime?

    2. What's the differences between Red and the PokeDex Holders and Ash and his friends?

    3. Should they make the Pokemon Special Anime?

    4. How did WhitexN came to be?

    5. Where to find the Rainbow Ticket? (Playing Heart Gold)

    6. Is Red better than Ash? (And I don't want a BA excuse)

    (Sorry all my questions involve the Manga. I just can't take the Anime Bashing. I grew up to the Anime since day 1).


    1. Pokemon Special has a more mature storyline while the anime is very kid friendly. I can't imagine fans of the Pokemon Special bashing on how kiddy the anime any more than anyone else though, it's generally agreed you're not going to get any thought provoking material from the anime and is generally considered a guilty pleasure. Also Satoshi Tajiri said the Pokemon Special manga most resembles what he thought of when creating Pokemon.


    2. In the Pokemon Special Manga only the main characters have Pokedexes and no one else as they're job is to fill the Pokedex with information of the Pokemon in their home regions (somewhat like in the games). However in the anime every trainer who starts out by getting a Pokemon from a professor gets a Pokedex so it isn't that rare of a device and it already has all the Pokemon information so it acts more like an encyclopedia.


    3. Note that this is an opinion so it really shouldn't be asked in this thread. My personal opinion is that it would certainly be interesting and many people do want one, the problem is where do they start? Many people would want to start with Generation I but the problem with that it won't be advertising anything unless they remade Generation I again (which is doubtful as FireRed and LeafGreen was remade to make the Generation I Pokemon easier to get). Also the Pokemon company might see it be a little bit redundant to have two animes (albeit both having different stories) and wouldn't want to waste the money. All in all it would be a cool idea but I don't think it'll happen.


    4. Learn this well about the Pokemon fanbase: every character is shipped with every other character (yes, even Pokemon), whether it makes sense or not.


    5. There is no such item as the Rainbow Ticket. If you mean the Rainbow Wing then you get it from director after saving Goldenrod Radio Tower in HeartGold. If you mean the S.S. Ticket then Professor Elm gives it to you after beating the Elite Four.


    6. That's a matter of personal opinion. Red would probably seem like the better character because his story is done so he's mostly done with all his character development and now only appears when all the Pokedex Holders are needed for something. Ash however is still the main character of the anime thus, despite any character development he might of had, he will still make obvious mistakes because at the end of the episode there needs to be a lesson for everyone to learn even if Ash had learned that same lesson over 100 times.

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    Oathkeeperriku

    [1164]May 18, 2011
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    Pikachu315111 wrote:

    Oathkeeperriku wrote:
    I have a few questions (All regarding the Anime/Manga/Games)

    1. Why does fans of Pokemon Special bash the Anime?

    2. What's the differences between Red and the PokeDex Holders and Ash and his friends?

    3. Should they make the Pokemon Special Anime?

    4. How did WhitexN came to be?

    5. Where to find the Rainbow Ticket? (Playing Heart Gold)

    6. Is Red better than Ash? (And I don't want a BA excuse)

    (Sorry all my questions involve the Manga. I just can't take the Anime Bashing. I grew up to the Anime since day 1).


    1. Pokemon Special has a more mature storyline while the anime is very kid friendly. I can't imagine fans of the Pokemon Special bashing on how kiddy the anime any more than anyone else though, it's generally agreed you're not going to get any thought provoking material from the anime and is generally considered a guilty pleasure. Also Satoshi Tajiri said the Pokemon Special manga most resembles what he thought of when creating Pokemon.


    2. In the Pokemon Special Manga only the main characters have Pokedexes and no one else as they're job is to fill the Pokedex with information of the Pokemon in their home regions (somewhat like in the games). However in the anime every trainer who starts out by getting a Pokemon from a professor gets a Pokedex so it isn't that rare of a device and it already has all the Pokemon information so it acts more like an encyclopedia.


    3. Note that this is an opinion so it really shouldn't be asked in this thread. My personal opinion is that it would certainly be interesting and many people do want one, the problem is where do they start? Many people would want to start with Generation I but the problem with that it won't be advertising anything unless they remade Generation I again (which is doubtful as FireRed and LeafGreen was remade to make the Generation I Pokemon easier to get). Also the Pokemon company might see it be a little bit redundant to have two animes (albeit both having different stories) and wouldn't want to waste the money. All in all it would be a cool idea but I don't think it'll happen.


    4. Learn this well about the Pokemon fanbase: every character is shipped with every other character (yes, even Pokemon), whether it makes sense or not.


    5. There is no such item as the Rainbow Ticket. If you mean the Rainbow Wing then you get it from director after saving Goldenrod Radio Tower in HeartGold. If you mean the S.S. Ticket then Professor Elm gives it to you after beating the Elite Four.


    6. That's a matter of personal opinion. Red would probably seem like the better character because his story is done so he's mostly done with all his character development and now only appears when all the Pokedex Holders are needed for something. Ash however is still the main character of the anime thus, despite any character development he might of had, he will still make obvious mistakes because at the end of the episode there needs to be a lesson for everyone to learn even if Ash had learned that same lesson over 100 times.



    Thanks for answering my questions. From what you said, if they made the Pookemon special Anime, they would remake Red and Green again (And remaking the first game many times in FF's job). Yes I mean the Rainbow Ticket, thanks. As much as I like dark storylines, thee Anime is dark when it needs to be:

    (The Movies, DP/BW)

    Every Vid of Pokemon I find says Ash is dumb and Red is a Badssa (The Comments make Red and his friends sound like huge Gary Stus/Mary Sues (And after Trip, we don't need any) I like the anime and I like how they're trying to tone down Ash and his team over the years and in time, PUSA will fix the damage 4Kids made.

    (does Arbok evolves into Seviper ring any bells?)

    Yeah WhitexN makes no sence (Well, Shiroshipping/Chessshipping is debatable)

    IMO, If you work around everything that has happen and follow what you believe, Ash has develop. but, I'm not worried how far the fans of the manga will go. I mean, there's not like a online petition to take down the Anime.

    (Please for the love of Mew there isn't)
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    lostfan111

    [1165]May 18, 2011
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    WhitexN makes no sense? Most pairings don't make sense.



    Pikachu - You said that the writers wanted the anime to be more kid friendly, so why does it seem like some of the movies are still violent like the last one with Zoarak with that guy shocking the thing? Why make it so dark?


    4Kids made mistakes, so what? It's ever so memorable


    Atleast their voices actors weren't like nails-on-a-board -shrugs-

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    edmasterchaos

    [1166]May 18, 2011
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    So much urge to give exposition on why Pokemon Special is loved *checks* no new chapter..


    Ah, WhiteXN i can explain, it's fairly simple, really, while most shipping comes out of absolutely nowhere, this one has slight justification since. as we all know, in the games N is quite friendly with the playable character and creepy, most memorably in the second (or was it third?) encounter with N your character will share a ferris wheel ride which is easily taken as a romantic thing, specially in japan, so, if the female is chosen then N's bestest friend that saved him from an abusive father is a girl and internet-forbid if something like that goes without shipping them.

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    Pikachu315111

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    lostfan111 wrote:


    Pikachu - You said that the writers wanted the anime to be more kid friendly, so why does it seem like some of the movies are still violent like the last one with Zoarak with that guy shocking the thing? Why make it so dark?



    Movies go "dark" but no where near as dark as Pokemon Special sometimes goes. Sure Zoroark got shocked pretty bad by Kodai, but it never really died whereas in the manga there are several deaths and the protagonists are constantly trying to be killed by the villainous team whenever they encounter each other.


    edmasterchaos wrote:


    So much urge to give exposition on why Pokemon Special is loved *checks* no new chapter..


    Ah, WhiteXN i can explain, it's fairly simple, really, while most shipping comes out of absolutely nowhere, this one has slight justification since. as we all know, in the games N is quite friendly with the playable character and creepy, most memorably in the second (or was it third?) encounter with N your character will share a ferris wheel ride which is easily taken as a romantic thing, specially in japan, so, if the female is chosen then N's bestest friend that saved him from an abusive father is a girl and internet-forbid if something like that goes without shipping them.



    Well no one said the Pokemon Special wasn't loved, the question was why do people who read Pokemon Special bash on the anime.

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    spiller18

    [1168]May 27, 2011
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    About the Pokemon Best Wishes special what is the name of the special where they follow Brock and Darn life?

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    Pikachu315111

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    spiller18 wrote:


    About the Pokemon Best Wishes special what is the name of the special where they follow Brock and Dawn life?



    Note that these are the Japanese titles as these specials haven't been dubbed and it's unknown if they will be dubbed.


    SS024: Dawn - Setting off on a New Journey!
    SS025: Pewter Gym - The Greatest Crisis Ever!

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    xcrystalstarx

    [1170]Jun 1, 2011
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    man, I haven't watched Pokemon for ages! How old is Ash anyway? O.O


    but then again that's like asking why the Simpsons haven't aged forever...

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    syrusfan

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    How do you find Water Stones in Pokemon Black?

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    edmasterchaos

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    xcrystalstarx wrote:

    man, I haven't watched Pokemon for ages! How old is Ash anyway? O.O


    but then again that's like asking why the Simpsons haven't aged forever...

    Ten. If you follow the dub Maybe 11. Think comic-book time taken up to eleven :U
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    Pikachu315111

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    xcrystalstarx wrote:


    man, I haven't watched Pokemon for ages! How old is Ash anyway? O.O


    but then again that's like asking why the Simpsons haven't aged forever...



    Ash is 10 and will always be 10 until the show decides to do a time skip. Any mention of "anniversaries" in the first few seasons/movies should be ignored.


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    How do you find Water Stones in Pokemon Black?



    There are four ways:


    1. On one of the piers in Castelia City there is a guy who will give you a Water Stone, Fire Stone, or Leaf Stone depending on what Elemental Monkey you tell him you got. If you tell him you got Panpour he'll give you a Water Stone.


    2. After getting Surf there is a Water Stone located next to the Lighthouse in Driftveil City.


    3. Dust Clouds in caves give out Evolutionary Stones sometimes, though you may have to "grind" for awhile until you get a Water Stone.


    4. Black City has a market which which sale Water Stones if you have the trainer Ralph in your Black City. If you don't you'll have to Entralink into White Forests until you find one with Ralph in it and invite him into your Black City.

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    Milli

    [1174]Jun 3, 2011
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    My Question is: Why is Ash catching some many pokemon in this region? He has caught 7 and hatched 1 as of this post! Anyone know why they have changed his usual catch 5 and then that is it routine?

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    Milli wrote:


    My Question is: Why is Ash catching some many pokemon in this region? He has caught 7 and hatched 1 as of this post! Anyone know why they have changed his usual catch 5 and then that is it routine?



    Because he doesn't have access to his older Pokemon as easily as he did when he was in the Japan-based regions. His extra Unova Pokemon aren't going to Professor Oak, they're going to Professor Juniper. The teleporter technology's range might not be as global as we thought it was and for far away regions to teleport a Pokemon to another lab somewhere else in the world it might require either a lot more power or it teleporting through "middle men" labs. Now we don't know what will happen during the Unove League, for all we know it might be decided that for that it is worth the extra effort to get Ash's "Oaked" Pokemon over to Unova, but for the Gym Leaders as long as Ash catches a wide variety of Pokemon he can probably handle anything thrown at him. Remember, just because he never called Oak to transport him a Pokemon while he was in Hoenn or Sinnoh, Ash still did have that option thus Ash was never that worried of facing a really tough challenge that requires a type which his region party may not have but an "Oaked" Pokemon might be.

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    Oathkeeperriku

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    Did Ash Spam the same move/s in his battle with Tobias/etc battles (Some Manga loving anime hating **** is my tail)

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    Pikachu315111

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    Oathkeeperriku wrote:


    Did Ash Spam the same move/s in his battle with Tobias/etc battles (Some Manga loving anime hating **** is my tail)



    Not really, many times Ash's Pokemon couldn't get one move in before Tobias's Legendaries knocked them out.

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    Oathkeeperriku

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    Pikachu315111 wrote:

    Oathkeeperriku wrote:


    Did Ash Spam the same move/s in his battle with Tobias/etc battles (Some Manga loving anime hating **** is my tail)



    Not really, many times Ash's Pokemon couldn't get one move in before Tobias's Legendaries knocked them out.



    So you mean to tell me that no mater how much Ash throw at them, he couldn't get them? And she's says Ash's a sucky trainer?! I hate the Manga now, see ya later.
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    Oathkeeperriku wrote:
    Pikachu315111 wrote:


    Oathkeeperriku wrote:


    Did Ash Spam the same move/s in his battle with Tobias/etc battles (Some Manga loving anime hating **** is my tail)



    Not really, many times Ash's Pokemon couldn't get one move in before Tobias's Legendaries knocked them out.


    So you mean to tell me that no mater how much Ash throw at them, he couldn't get them? And she's says Ash's a sucky trainer?! I hate the Manga now, see ya later.


    HERE is the synopsis of the episode, basically Tobais's Darkrai defeated Heracross, Torkoal, and Gible with no problem but Sceptile was able to knock it out. Then Tobias's Latios took down Sceptile and Swallow with little problem but Pikachu battled it into a double knock-out. So Ash was able to knock out Darkrai (something no other trainer was able to do, not even the trainer Tobias faced in the finals) and Latios though Latios was a double knock out meaning it was the battle which Ash lost in.


    As for Ash as a trainer, he's a bit unorthodox though when it comes to battling he usually knows what he's doing (except in Unova where for some reason Ash has returned to be a rookie trainer). Also the reason Ash was put against Legendary Pokemon was probably because the writers are running out of reasons for Ash to lose tournaments especially when he's using his reserves. I have an odd feeling Ash won't be using his Professor Oak reserves in the Unova League meaning the writer's might be able to get away with Ash losing to a trainer with non-Legendary Pokemon.

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    saylavee

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    Just popping in to ask a quick question.

    My Honchrow has the Super Luck ability, and knows Night Slash. Say I gave it a Scope Lens or something, would all the critical hit chance boosts stack up or would they not effect each other?

    Sorry if i worded that weird, kinda new to this.
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