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IT ANNOYS ME

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by , 20th November 2013 at 08:01 PM (1886 Views)
how Blastoise insists on shooting Hydro Pump out of its mouth in XY



because I remember back in Stadium on the N64 it specifically used its cannons for that



and while I'm at it, certain Pokemon, like Scyther and Xatu are permanently and sort of awkwardly stuck in mid-air, just so that they can partake in Sky Battles. I find this strange because I remember, again in Stadium, Pokemon that stood on the ground but could use Fly would switch between two models. Like Charizard would stand on the ground but flap its wings while leaning forward in the air during Fly. Even Dodrio could do it. It would be running while in mid-air.

This also sort of screws over some bird Pokemon in XY like Pidgey and Murkrow who can both learn Fly and should be able to take part in Sky Battles, but can't because their sprites aren't airborne.

So what I'm getting at is Pokemon Stadium had it all figured out.
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  1. Robo-Floatzel's Avatar
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    I agree, some of the animations in X/Y are just illogical, I mean really, like the Hydro Pump one, it's like the cannon is just there to make it look cool.
  2. GastonGibus's Avatar
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    I always thought the Sky Battles were incredibly gimmicky and stupid. There's literally no new mechanics or anything like when they added Rotation and Triple battles. It's just "Hey, let's battle but only using a very small selection of Pokemon!" It's just... what's the point?

    Of course, Stadium wasn't completely perfect either. How else do you end up with silly stuff like this?
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  3. Helioptile's Avatar
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    Also, Chesnaught forgets that he has a huge shell on his back. Well, they'll probably resolve these issues in Gen VII (or, if we're lucky, Z/X2Y2 version.)
  4. BigBadBatter's Avatar
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    IKR! I'm still peeved I can't sky battle with my Hawlucha
  5. Winterdaze's Avatar
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    Yeah, the models that just sit there gliding like Xatu and Skarmory are the worst, if they were going to use the same models for sky battles and ground battles, they should at least flap their wings or something.

    What I don't get is that gliding Pokemon clearly do have grounded models; they use them in Pokemon amie. So why not just give those a few attack animations?
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  6. GatoRage's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GastlyGibus
    Of course, Stadium wasn't completely perfect either. How else do you end up with silly stuff like this?
    I actually just consider that canon when it comes to the question of how Doduo and Dodrio fly.
  7. Stratelier's Avatar
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    Yeah, the models that just sit there gliding like Xatu and Skarmory are the worst, if they were going to use the same models for sky battles and ground battles, they should at least flap their wings or something.
    Charizard (and Charizard Y) flap their wings; Charizard X just ... floats.

    One question I'd like to know sometime is if Dig/Earthquake works in Sky Battles (Charizard can learn both), but I'm out of Sky Trainers to battle and no rematches. Sky Trainers are so far just a specialized class of NPC trainer and not a 'new' type of battling (though some of them are quite genre savvy, being armed with Electric/Ice types or attacks).
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  8. The Outrage's Avatar
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    Doduo's clearly air bending. Look at those leg movements. Bending.
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  9. Jolene's Avatar
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    @Stratelier; If the only eligible Pokemon are Flying Types or Levitate, I fail to see how Ground type moves would ever work in these battles.
  10. H-con's Avatar
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    Well, it's not that surprising (although a bit disappointing) that they can't get animations for every pokémon compared to Stadium, considering Stadium had a hell lot fewer pokémon.
  11. Zeb's Avatar
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    What I don't get is that gliding Pokemon clearly do have grounded models; they use them in Pokemon amie. So why not just give those a few attack animations?
    Yeah, this is the part that annoys me most.
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  12. Stratelier's Avatar
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    @Jolenne; Iron Ball, Gravity, Ring Target, Mold Breaker, Mega Charizard X. I'm out of Sky Trainers to challenge, but if anybody can do it, I wanna see :)

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