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    Default Wailord: As dense as air?

    Hello! I'm new here and although this is my first post, I'm afraid I'm going to have to go with something weird to start. Here goes!

    So I noticed that Wailord is really light considering its size. In fact, it is less than one sixth the weight of a real blue whale's tongue! I got curious, and decided to calculate Wailord's density. I had to make some geometrical approximations, so I assumed that Wailord's height and width were both about 2/5 of it's length. I then approximated its shape as a cylinder with half of a sphere on each end. Anyway, long story short, I calculated its volume as 332 cubic meters, and therefore, its density was about 1.2kg/cubic meter.

    The funny thing is, that is the same density as air (at sea level and 20 degrees centigrade) according to Wikipedia!

    Does anyone have suggestions as to a better approximation of Wailord's size or better yet, the volume to length ratio from Colosseum? I want to get more accurate on this now and find out for sure whether or not Wailord is less dense than air. If it is, it'd be awesome! Like a big whale blimp. XD

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    Maybe this is why it floats in Colloseum. *laughs then stops when no one else laughs*

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    That's what I was thinking of when I saw the topic.


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    THAT IS CRAZY!!!!!11eleven! especially the fact that he is the biggest existing pokemon. you would imagine he weighs a couple thousand pounds....

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    [HSOWA]That's so it doesn't crush the poor Skittys.[/HSOWA]
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    ...Now you made me calculate the density of Onix...

    Approximating Onix as a cylinder with a length of 8.8m and a radius of .5m, I get a density of 30.4 kg/m^3, which is low, but not that bad compared to Wailord.

    I think Pokemon in general are really under-dense, considering that water's density is 1000 kg/m^3.

    Also, I'm surprised that it took four whole posts before anyone mentioned Skitty. :p
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