Did I catch them all? Yes. How much does it cost? Everything.
Rock, paper, scale, bird, boxing
Battles in Pokémon turn into genre benefits, a set of strict rules based on observable physical laws, such as "fire extinguishers" and "ordinary people who are weak at points." Each game begins with the player selecting from trio Water, Grass, and Fire Types to release them from the basics of the program. The long triumphs of the series' characters have been their ability to communicate clearly the basic nature of Pokémon from its visual form only – bugs look like insects, birds look like birds, and nighttime looks like bad dreams.
But because this series of collecting extremely powerful monsters uses what can only be described as “Ant-Man Technology,” the kind of matchups quickly evolve from real-world physics rules to logical changes to determine how much it costs to hit the dragon.
Don't let their smile fool you; this bird (?) kills dragons. Screen: Nintendo (Kotaku)
Psychic types are weak in Bug, Dark and Ghost Types, probably reflecting the common and widespread threats reserved for humans. Also, they are strong against the Anti-Poison Types, because… they cannot be fooled by superpowers or by sneak attacks? Not clear, but it sounds right, and that's the beating heart of PokéScience: Nobody really knows anything; let's try to find it.
Bug breeds beat Grass species by eating them alive, which explains why Bellprout eventually appears in Victreebell, a big mouth who only knows how to hate and scream. The waves are weak in two things: Some Ghosts, and the Philosophical Concept Of Evil. The stakes cannot hurt the normal types, suggesting that spirits can only harm you if you believe in them. Dragons are very effective against other Dragons, but they are won over by Ice Types and Fairy Types.
Speaking of: Hair Types. They are a sort of new Pokémon, and are inspired by magical creatures from myths and legends. Their graphic visual designs refer to Europe and the inspired era, which is why their weaknesses exist in the classic way: Steel and Poison. Like something out of Frame Grimm's fairy tale, you can defeat magical creatures by using metal or poison. In the world of Pokémon, the laws of myth and nature exist as well as the difficult discovery of science.
It is understood that the cake may be weak in knives. And poison. Screen: Nintendo (Kotaku)
Every myth is true, and most of them want to kill you
Many Japanese RPGs subscribe to the Hayao Miyazaki-esque view of the world, where nature and magic are seen as a circular influence to challenge the good or threatened by science, technology and industrial development. In these spheres, the stories of mythical creatures and of God are often left out of the myth, either widely viewed or believed by ordinary people. In the world of Pokémon, the appearance and interference of God are rare; expected. In one of the games, you end up riding a God like your own private jet because it's easy.
Pokémon game, you encounter at least one God. Most of the time, the Criminal Team ™ tries to use God to destroy / improve / reset the world, and only a quiet, determined child with a set of badges can block it. Imagine if our society had access to fossil records and space travel, but it also has indisputable evidence that the sun went sky because a fiery chariot was chased by wolves. That's the shortage of every scientist working in the world of Pokémon.
Images: God. Weaknesses: Wolves With Arms. Screen: Nintendo (Kotaku)
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire ( OR), the player can visit the Mossdeep Space Center, an island location where you can learn about space exploration and climate science conducted by resident scientists, and see the open space attached to solid rocket boosters outside. It's a reliable, lowkey place for games; a reminder that in all reality, people look at the stars and dream about something else.
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OR, scientists at the Mossdeep Space Center send the player to collect ancient meteorites filled with infinite Power to stop a huge asteroid that takes care of Earth. They plan to use Energy to divert the asteroid to another dimension, and they are stopped by a young woman representing an ancient order of drama tamers. The player ends up fighting and capturing the Sky Dragon God (Rayquaza), flying it into space, and destroying the asteroid, Armageddon-style. Naturally, another ancient Pokémon, Deoxys, comes out of an explosion, and he fights it in space.
He is a team again. In science. It is made of DNA. Because of science.
Pictures: Science. Screen: Nintendo (Kotaku)
What is the job of climate scientists when at least half a dozen Pokémon can control the elements, and hundreds of regular Pokémon can change the climate at hyperlocal level? How can you confidently predict a day of hot weather when any coach trying to maximize the Water-Type movement can ask their partner to use Dance Dance? Are these beautiful maps where Groudon and Kyogre are able to create seas and locusts at will? How can farmers arrange anything around Pokémon-like landmarks that Landorus may have destroyed or even reduced their yields in the past?
It is becoming increasingly clear that science in the world of Pokémon is on the horizon to discover the many ways in which the creatures that make up the world around them. And that doesn't even matter that there are many real plans to deal with.
This may be the story of the most revived immigration attack
Maybe we should relax a bit. Screen: Nintendo (Kotaku)
Let's be real: Pokémon are probably aliens, aren't we? A collection of thousands of species of rapidly evolving aliens who have grown to live with humans for thousands of years, but as aliens alike. Others, such as Solrock and Lunarock, Staryu and Starmie, and all of Cleffa's evolutionary line, have a clear external origin. (There is also a valid argument that can be made that humans are predators.)
Or maybe Pokémon changes. Grimer is said to be built from a “slab exposed to X-rays from the moon,” and & # 39; Mons such as Trubbish and Vanillite have similar stories of inanimate objects transformed by exposure to energy sources. Mewtwo is a modified Mew Clone, too
Pokémon sword and A shoe introduces the special sweetness of Pokémon taken from fossil fuels, smashing together and returning to their hell.
Oh my gosh, how did they do it? Screen: Nintendo (Kotaku)
Diamond and Pearl introduces Deplication World and the First Hall – places that are, customarily, Hell of a Clock respectively. These are some dimensions of the house Giratina, Dragon ghostly that Expulsion for its violence, and for Arceus, Pokémon born in an empty egg and created heaven and earth after being captured. There are many. But what does all of this mean?
(Arceus has never been officially introduced to the story of any legendary Pokémon game, probably because Nintendo and Game Freak have realized that being able to add a Real God to your team will create equal odds.)
No one really knows anything
Think of the life of the scientist who wrote this report on the Lion Alien Who Sometimes Creates A Quote. Screen: Nintendo (Kotaku)
Pokémon a game, you play as a kid sent to explore the world with an unlucky Pokémon and Pokédex. The Dex method has always confused me; entries appear to be written by an external source, which means the player is not getting new information. But now, years later, I think I'm finally getting it.
Pokédex is not an encyclopedia; it is a book. All children are challenged when they are old enough: They will learn about the world around you. For eight generations of Pokémon games, Dex's Pikachu entry has evolved each time. I have always considered this as evidence of a lack of knowledge in those countries; now I understand that it can be the most generous and best scientific idea I've ever seen in a game.
Dex entries change as the human understanding of Pokémon unfolds, due to the lack of a better name. Living in the world of Pokémon is always at the mercy of creatures that pre-empt human beings and reach the universe, from other dimensions, in everyday chemical reactions by accident. Science makes no sense because the world is unreasonable; it's like asking for a straightforward history of events while the Greek Pantheon walks around, turns into sexy animals and creates seasons by capturing women.
There is a happy attitude, anything to the extent of how scientific progress is achieved in the printer. In the first game, the character accidentally wraps his consciousness into Nidorino, and in this most recent episode, the gecko joins pieces of the outer God while trying to avoid a power problem. (Both problems are solved by a quiet child who happens to pass away.) In the presence of aliens, ghosts, God, and (Dragon-Ghost) Devil is familiar knowledge to the average person, what should you lose?
We're all there, Bill. Screen: Nintendo (Kotaku)
Science – the practice of recording and analyzing information and thinking until better results are discovered – is often misrepresented in sports. In some games, it is associated with industry and technology, perhaps as a shortcut to depict the evils of the state. In other games, it's magically transformed, from Mass Effect pages to Forerunner technology.
Pokémon science is the act of looking at a world filled with hundreds of moving creatures, some of whom may not even know and write down what you read anyway. Your records may change annually, may change by day. But Pokémon games know (and try to teach us) that the only thing worse is a timeless book with no information at all.
Mike Sholars A pop culture writer who believes that the best way to celebrate your favorite things is to regret the process. He loves video games and anime. Follow her on Twitter @Sholarsenic .