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    Default Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    I posted this in the simple question thread, but didn't get any answer. I'm really curious of why the ghost Pokemon in Gen 1 do not learn Poison Gas, since they are poison type and gas-formed (at least the first stage). Does anyone have a theory about this?
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    I realy don't know,I think they just was poison for don't be so strong against pshichic ones

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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    The only poison move it learns in gen 1 is toxic. Worst Poison type ever.

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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    The answer to this question is: the same reason Kecleon does not learn Camouflage.

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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    Because Gen I was a bit of a mess in regards of organizing what pokémon have what moves and what types.

    I mean, Gengar's only damaging moves, through level up, were Lick, Night Shade, and Dream Eater.
    One does Lv=Dmg which is pityful later in-game, one is 20BP, and one only works when the target is asleep.

    And those two with Confuse Ray are the only Ghost moves.


    Why haven't they learned Poison Gas since then though is weird. I guess GF forgot they are Poison Types.

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    I realised they missed Poison Gas when I was roleplaying. I had to give them the attack anyway in the RPG, because otherwise it would feel wrong. The encounter was in a mist, and there are also toxic mists in the RPG.

    At least the first stage is gas formed. The other two stages, like Gengar, are more shadow-like, so they would only learn because of evolution I think.

    I mean, there are two (three) Pokemon who just scream Poison Gas! in the first gen, but only one (two) learns it.
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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    A better question would be why Lickitung never learned Lick in Gen I.
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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karpi View Post
    The answer to this question is: the same reason Kecleon does not learn Camouflage.
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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelic Gardevoir View Post
    A better question would be why Lickitung never learned Lick in Gen I.
    Lick is a ghost attack, but I see what you mean. But Ghose is poison type, so it feels natural if it had poison gas.
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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    Or why Charizard can't learn fly in Gen 1

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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    It can't? Not in Stadium either?

    EDIT: I checked it up on the Pokemon wiki. It says it can learn Fly. It learns that, cut and strength.
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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Te-em View Post
    It can't? Not in Stadium either?

    EDIT: I checked it up on the Pokemon wiki. It says it can learn Fly. It learns that, cut and strength.
    It couldn't learn it in Gen 1
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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Te-em View Post
    It can't? Not in Stadium either?

    EDIT: I checked it up on the Pokemon wiki. It says it can learn Fly. It learns that, cut and strength.
    He can't learn Fly in Red and Blue but they fixed that in Yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norzan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Te-em View Post
    It can't? Not in Stadium either?

    EDIT: I checked it up on the Pokemon wiki. It says it can learn Fly. It learns that, cut and strength.
    He can't learn Fly in Red and Blue but they fixed that in Yellow.
    Ok, so that's why it learns in Stadium. It could have been Stadium 2 I played, though.
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    Default Re: Why do Gen 1 Ghosts not learn Poison Gas?

    If you teach Charizard Fly in Yellow/Stadium and then transfer it over to R/B does Fly still work on it fine?

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