thing is rather stupid, and just weird. Why is it that the female Nidoran
loses the ability to breed at the second and third stages of growth and the male does not? Leafeon
...you raise a good point. Why didn't I think of that before? The rocks used for that and Glaceon
really should be something more like Evolutionary Stones, more available to find rather than seemingly confined to specific places.
When it comes to creatures like Magnezone
and the like, it sort of works out in fiction. I mean, Pokemon is an ongoing study, so maybe researchers just discovered these new evolutions, or maybe they were discovered a while ago, but their research wasn't fit to publish yet. And since I have never seen Magmortar
before, let me say that those arm cannons are AWESOME.
When it comes to the evolution methods, I really agree that it's messed up. Evolving when traded doesn't work at all in a story, not as the only way to evolve. It only makes sense as a coincidence. And the items...
Evolutionary stones make some sense, since they come off as radioactive stones of sort that have affects on specific creatures. I could even go with weaker concepts like the King's Rock. But other items really don't work. For example, Clamperl
and how it evolves. In the game, it makes sense. But then they used the exact same thing in the anime, and I couldn't help but cringe at it. I get that they are trying to advertise for the game, but it just doesn't work so well there. A special stone is one thing, but how does exposure to a scale, or a tooth, cause Clamperl to evolve into different creatures? I see that the scale looks like it comes from the corresponding evolution, and so does the tooth. Maybe with a little more explanation it would have made more sense, like maybe Clamperl reacts to traces of DNA in the scale or tooth or something.