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Miss Doronjo
March 23rd, 2011, 04:53 AM
You know, sometimes I get confused on how game freak creates a pokemon's art or anatomy, so I've had my misconceptions...constantly. Is there a pokemon you can think of that you just get confused by the anatomy, or the artwork of it? If you could, how would you fix that? (or would you?) Like for example, I couldn't understand why Sudowoodo was a rock type, yet it have its "branches with leaves". Also, I used to think that Cradily's actual eyes was its teeth; probably something I probably wouldn't fix, but, it was just...weird the first time I saw a Cradily, when I was still just a kid.

Timbjerr
March 23rd, 2011, 07:42 AM
I always see Poliwag's mouth as its nose and Anorith's eyes as horns of sorts. I'm sure there are more, but those were the first two that came to mind. XD

Miss Doronjo
March 23rd, 2011, 07:48 AM
I always see Poliwag's mouth as its nose and Anorith's eyes as horns of sorts. I'm sure there are more, but those were the first two that came to mind. XD
Actually, I've had that misconception about Poliwag ALOT when I was younger too. o3o; Cause well, Poliwhirl and Poliwrath have no mouth, right? They have that...swirl on its...body. So I assumed Poliwag had the swirl as its mouth. @_@;

Not too sure about Anorith; but I know I've thought that Armaldo had no eyes though. :3;

Echidna
March 23rd, 2011, 07:50 AM
well i don't get confused by pokemn, but there are some pokemon shapes that annoy me, for instants, maloetta, the new bw legendary, she does not look like a pokemon to me, i just can't see what makes her a pokemon, she looks like a humon to me....
and those two fighting types in bw, why are they in karate uniforms, and those mushroom pokemon also in bw, how could a pokemon have a pokemon shape on it ?? (it possible the pokemon's colors were taken from this pokemon, but i thinks its weird and unlikely), and more, like that icecream bw pokemon, WHY IS THERE A STRAW IN HIM ????, makes him look so freek'n weird...... and there are many more..lol.....

Gunn
March 23rd, 2011, 09:22 AM
http://pokemon.supercheats.com/artwork/11.png

I used to think that Metapod looked like a little angry-looking crescent moon, ha.

JP
March 23rd, 2011, 09:31 AM
http://pokemon.supercheats.com/artwork/11.png

I used to think that Metapod looked like a little angry-looking crescent moon, ha.

Yeah, that's probably the number one misconception I've ever had on a Pokemon design. I still think to this day, every time I see it that it's mad, rather than sad.

The other one that comes to mind is Trubbish's mouth. Everytime I see its sprite, I think its a nose and not a mouth.

King Of The Blues
March 23rd, 2011, 09:41 AM
When I see Woobat, I always think it's nose is an eye with the nostril being a heart - shaped pupil.

That's probably one of my few confusion about pokemon and their anatomy.

Jonrawwr
March 23rd, 2011, 09:47 AM
Metapod darn that confused me so much ><
But now I see it as a sad face....abit :3

jynx
March 23rd, 2011, 10:03 AM
When I first saw Gardevoir's RS sprite,
I was looking at it the other way round,
so I thought those 3 spikes were her nose and lips.
Took me a while to realise that I was viewing it the other way round.

When I see Woobat, I always think it's nose is an eye with the nostril being a heart - shaped pupil.

That's probably one of my few confusion about pokemon and their anatomy.

me too!

And I was freaked out since I'm scared of single-eyed stuff.

Aquacorde
March 23rd, 2011, 07:57 PM
Woobat confused me too, lol.
Um... about anatomy in general... less attention seems to be paid to it in newer generations. That's all.

Oryx
March 23rd, 2011, 08:03 PM
Yeah, that's probably the number one misconception I've ever had on a Pokemon design. I still think to this day, every time I see it that it's mad, rather than sad.

The other one that comes to mind is Trubbish's mouth. Everytime I see its sprite, I think its a nose and not a mouth.

WHAT?! Metapod faces the other way?!

Mind = blown

Niprop
March 23rd, 2011, 08:27 PM
Admittedly, I also saw (and still see) the patterns on Cradily's head as its eyes, and it's true eyes as teeth. I likely wouldn't do so much as to fix it as to make reference of it in a Pokédex entry.

"The pattern on the head of this ancient Pokémon resembles a set of eyes, intimidating and confusing foes."

Gunn
March 23rd, 2011, 08:30 PM
WHAT?! Metapod faces the other way?!

Mind = blown

xD I'm glad that we have enlightened you.

Another for me was Diglett. Someone tried to point out that it's nose was actually Diglett's mouth and the shiny part of it was like a tooth.
http://i56.tinypic.com/347ihip.png

It's a nose for sure, but I'm always reminded of that misconception. >_<

fenyx4
April 7th, 2011, 01:32 AM
You know, sometimes I get confused on how game freak creates a pokemon's art or anatomy, so I've had my misconceptions...constantly. Is there a pokemon you can think of that you just get confused by the anatomy, or the artwork of it? If you could, how would you fix that? (or would you?) Like for example, I couldn't understand why Sudowoodo was a rock type, yet it have its "branches with leaves". Also, I used to think that Cradily's actual eyes was its teeth; probably something I probably wouldn't fix, but, it was just...weird the first time I saw a Cradily, when I was still just a kid.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/af/Spr_3r_075.png
I thought that Graveler's second set of arms (below the first ones) were just rocky patterns that happened to look like hands.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/53/Spr_3r_140.png
Similar to Cradily, I thought the black eyes on Kabuto's shell were its real eyes...until I learned otherwise. Got a bit cooler/creepier with those ominous red orbs...

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/14/Spr_3r_202.png
You know how everyone thinks the main bulbous part of Wobbuffet is really Wobbuffet? On TVTropes, someone posted a theory of the black tail being Wobbuffet's true self, with the big blue part just being a decoy. Its various PokeDex entries reference how Wobbuffet is overly protective of its tail, to the point where offensive strikes on the tail cause Wobbuffet to become aggressive. Not to mention, the tail does have a face on it and sticks out like a sore thumb...could THAT be the secret that Wobbuffet has been hiding? (as its DPPt/BW Dex entries hint at) Have we been falling for it all this time...?

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/ca/Spr_3r_284.png
The image of Masquerain can get really weird when you imagine the wings as its actual eyes, and you imagine the red "nose" as the mouth of the body.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/99/Spr_3r_299.png
Nosepass's RSE sprite drove me bonkers at times - I keep on thinking that its right leg is actually its mouth in a whistling form.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/10/Spr_3r_303.png
Mawile is like Pokemon anatomy confusion incarnate at first glance. XD

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e3/Spr_3r_318.png
I thought Carvanha didn't have a mouth, but apparently the "red" section opens to reveal its jaws!

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/d/d8/Spr_3r_320.png
I've always thought that the lower dots on Wailmer are the eyes, but some people contest that... @_@

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/66/Spr_3r_339.png
I just thought Barboach was some ugly thing because I could not figure out where the heck its eyes were supposed to be. In actuality, it looks a bit cute. :)

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/8/86/Spr_3r_346.png
Ah..Cradily, the original disguise culprit. Very surprising. Like many, it seems, I thought the yellow circles on the green skin were the actual eyes, and the yellow orbs in the black void were...something else, I guess its teeth? It used to look very ugly to me. Then I found out that the yellow orbs are the TRUE eyes, with the yellow-on-green-skin circles serving as decoys. The design got way cooler for me.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/52/Spr_3r_361.png
I thought Snorunt was just some big old horrible mouth gaping its pitch-black mouth open-wide at me. It looked very weird at first. But then the anime showed me that the little faint blue dots are EYES! Insta-cuteness! ^^

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/8/84/Spr_3r_377.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5f/Spr_3r_379.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/cb/Spr_3r_378.png
I'm just going to say that I thought (and still think) that the "Braille markings" are their eyes...

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/3b/Spr_3r_385.png
Jirachi has a THIRD EYE?! WTF? That was a major creepy moment of the Jirachi Wishmaker: Wishing Star of Seven Nights movie; I thought that yellow circle was there for DESIGN! 0_0

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/07/Spr_b_3r_111.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5e/Spr_3r_111.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/d/d5/Spr_b_3r_227.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/3b/Spr_3r_227.png
Rhyhorn and Skarmory's back sprites just looks weird compared to the front sprites.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/33/Spr_b_3r_022.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e0/Spr_3r_022.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/98/Spr_b_4d_022.png
WTF is wrong with Fearow's neck? It looked alright from the front, but geez...? An accident or what? Thankfully, I don't have to see such horrendous cervical crookedness (for the most part) in Generation 5.

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/ce/Spr_b_3r_128.png
Tauros has QUITE the humpback...

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/62/Spr_4d_483.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/17/Spr_4d_484.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/61/Spr_4d_487.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/1a/Spr_4p_487O.png
Giratina Sinnoh dragon trio...where is are your mouths? Oh... (the confusion is more evident in Sugimori and anime artwork, I suppose). Their roaring also helps. But with their mouths closed, you probably wouldn't even know where the mouths begin.) >_>

Admittedly, I also saw (and still see) the patterns on Cradily's head as its eyes, and it's true eyes as teeth. I likely wouldn't do so much as to fix it as to make reference of it in a Pokédex entry.

"The pattern on the head of this ancient Pokémon resembles a set of eyes, intimidating and confusing foes."


Would have brought a lot of much-needed clarity...

xD I'm glad that we have enlightened you.

Another for me was Diglett. Someone tried to point out that it's nose was actually Diglett's mouth and the shiny part of it was like a tooth.
http://i56.tinypic.com/347ihip.png

It's a nose for sure, but I'm always reminded of that misconception. >_<

I saw that on the Can't Be Unseen website...I got so annoyed. >.<

There are no designs that I'd like to change as of now...let me rummage through the Generation 5 sprites...the only ones that come to mind regarding anatomical issues so far:

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/d/db/Spr_5b_500.pnghttp://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/d/dd/Spr_5b_614.png
Uh...apparently, Emboar has a fire beard...I thought that was just flame decor... >_>
And Beartic has an ice booger beard. -.- It doesn't even look like a decent beard...

PlatinumDude
April 7th, 2011, 02:58 AM
I was very confused about Metapod's design because I wasn't sure which way it was facing. When I first saw Woobat, I thought its nose was its eyes at first. I also got confused about Cradily's real eyes and its fake ones.

Mr Cat Dog
April 7th, 2011, 05:28 AM
Wait, those yellow things on Cradily AREN'T its eyes? GET OUT OF TOWN! I'm never going to look at Cradily in the same way again... it looks so evil now that I know that it's covering its true nature behind a camouflage of yellow circles. Evil, I tells ya. EVIL!

Oryx
April 7th, 2011, 06:40 AM
Just for the record, I still didn't believe which side of Metapod was the front, so I was playing Pokemon Snap the other day and took a picture of the curved-in side of Metapod.

"A Pokemon doesn't like being photographed from behind..."

;^;

Fire Walker
April 7th, 2011, 04:08 PM
- I thought Mawile's horn was in front of her face
- I thought Gardevoir's face was the other way around
- I thought Plusle and Minun where some form of Pichu
- I thought Cradily's eyes were its teeth

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
April 8th, 2011, 12:28 PM
Aside from the ones mentioned, Loudred has the possibility to confuse if you think the Mickey-mouse like ears are eyes lol.

NightOfRemorse
April 8th, 2011, 04:50 PM
http://www.nintendobuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Zubat-picture.png

I always thought Zubat's ears were its eyes. When I read its Dex entry in Diamond, I was so shocked. Even though I now know that those are ears and not eyes, I still view them as eyes. I cannot unsee it xD

Zayin
April 8th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Mawile is the one that confused me the most. It took me a while (lol me-awhile haha nvm xD) to notice there was a cute thing behind that giant mouth.

fenyx4
April 9th, 2011, 12:27 AM
http://www.nintendobuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Zubat-picture.png

I always thought Zubat's ears were its eyes. When I read its Dex entry in Diamond, I was so shocked. Even though I now know that those are ears and not eyes, I still view them as eyes. I cannot unsee it xD

Oh, that's just great! Thanks a lot! Honestly, I've never heard anyone say this, and now Zubat looks even creepier as a Goshdarn Bat (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GoddamnedBats?from=Main.DamnedBats) with its ears as literal "eyes"... T_T