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Old November 29th, 2013 (07:48 PM).
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Hello everyone its Oshawottlover here with a brand new hilarious thread! its called Poke-FAIL because people can post their fails in their lifetime of pokemon. like killing a shiny, being killed by magikarps, you know, FAILS!

to start this thread off with a fail, here is mine. i used my net ball on my dialga and caught it. yeah i know this isnt a fail just wait a minute. after all of the stuff in diamond, i found a floatzle. i freaked out cuz i havent caught one yet. and you know what i used on it to catch it? A MASTER BALL!! i was like 8 when this happened! how big of a fail is that?!

theres my story. now let me here everyone elses! im sure this will be a great thread so dont be scared to let everyone know how you failed in the pokemon lifetime.
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Old November 29th, 2013 (08:17 PM).
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Well in FireRed at the very beginning I found a shiny Ratatta (the first shiny I saw in my life btw), the thing was, I had just started the game and didn't have any pokeballs yet, so there's one.

I knew Blue's Blastoise was gonna kick my ass, so I trained a Pikachu up to level 60 so I could beat him easily; later in the moment of truth, his Blastoise attack first and did a critical Hidro Cannon on my Pikachu, that's the other fail, although I did make a critical Fly with my Charizard so at the end I did beat him.

Those are two that really make me throw (almost) my GBA.
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Old November 30th, 2013 (12:09 AM).
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It sounds like you're looking for fails from the games, so I'll move this over to Pokemon Gaming Central instead!

As for myself, it's kind of a two-parter for FireRed. First, I had to sit and watch as the old man who teaches you to catch Pokemon caught a shiny Weedle. The only other time I managed to find a shiny in that game was in the Safari Zone, and it was a Paras. Unfortunately, I only had one Safari Ball left, and rather than take the chance of scaring it away, I threw my ball on the first turn. Since this is a fail thread, I'm sure you can guess what happened.

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Old November 30th, 2013 (12:13 AM).
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I first got to Wally at Victory Road in Emerald with a bunch of low-level poke'mon with me (I was trying to level them up). I figured since Wally was easy exp. before, it would be the same then... I bet you can guess the result.

My team as a whole on my first runthrough was also a little underleveled, and long story short, I lost all my money to the Elite Four. I had to fight them over and over again!
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Old November 30th, 2013 (01:55 AM).
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There's two I remember from when I was a kid -
  • In Sapphire, I knocked out Kyogre and it never occurred to me to reload and try again.
  • 6/7-year-old me just hated roaming Legendaries that kept fleeing from battle. I got so sick of the Legendary dogs running out on me every time that I just chucked my Master Ball at Suicune when I encountered it. That was the only time I ever used a Master Ball.
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Old November 30th, 2013 (02:05 AM).
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Killing a shiny Weedle because i hate weedles.
2007-me trying to catch Palkia with 89 pokeballs.
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I played yellow version when I was a kid, not knowing that you could get all 3 starter pokemon until literally a month ago XD.
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I played yellow version when I was a kid, not knowing that you could get all 3 starter pokemon until literally a month ago XD.
Where can you get all 3?!
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Old November 30th, 2013 (05:02 AM).
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When first played pokemon Yellow I could not get out of the house in pallet town.
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Old November 30th, 2013 (06:20 AM).
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The first shiny I find in the friend safari...It died... Stupid flame body...
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Quote originally posted by KillerCroCohen:
Where can you get all 3?!
I believe you can get bulbasaur in Cerulean, with a high friendship with Pikachu.

Charmander at the end of the Nugget Trail, from a trainer whom says he's a bad trainer.


Squirtle from Officer Jenny, after beating the third gym. She will be in the middle of Vermilion City roughly.

Has anyone mentioned failing against Whitney enough to Rage quit Gold version? Yep I've had to put that one down for a little while... rethink my strategy.
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When I first played Ruby back in 2004, I just couldn't get through Route 101. I had no idea what do to, since there were only trees and ledges. Turned out the 'trees' were patches of grass.

I also killed a shiny Spinda in Emerald. Wasn't really paying attention xD.
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Old November 30th, 2013 (08:23 AM).
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Anyone mentioned killing both Azelf and Mesprit because they thought they have no pokeballs but they actually had 13 greatballs, 1 ultraball, 2 quick balls and a net ball? YEAH.

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In diamond I made a new game and I beat 3 gym leaders and then got off. I then figured out that you had to press these buttons to actually save in the game. I was ragging cause my new save file was gone.

Also, in X and Y I was fighting Moltres and I got its hp so low and used like 20 ultra balls and I then I was ragging so I just threw a pokeball at it and caught it. I just said, I wasted all that money on ultra balls.
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I found a shiny Farfetch'd in the Soul Silver Safari Zone and it fled after getting out of my Safari Ball...
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In Emerald I used my Master Ball on a Chinchou I didn't even use... meh.

In Pearl I defeated the Lake Trio with know knowledge they were considered legendary. I didn't understand the plot of any Pokemon games when I was 8. I still caught Palkia though. Even though I had a level 80-something Empoleon, I could never defeat the Elite Four, thus never catching the post-game legendaries. Also in Pearl I restarted my save file with the only shiny I've random encountered so far: Kriketune. I miss that mustached bug.
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Wile playing soul-silver i caught a shiny blue electrode in that rocket hideout that you and lance were defeating (the one with the fake tree) long story short, i didnt know that it was a shiny until AFTER i deleted the save
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In Pokémon Y, I sometimes forget that Dragon-type attacks don't work on Fairy-type Pokémon. So I'll select Dragon Pulse and when I see "It doesn't affect...", I really messed up.


Also, in Black or White, (or was it Black 2, White 2)? I can't remember which version, but I ran into a shiny Graveler, and it used Explosion.
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i chose in Pearl turtwig and i didnt know it was shiny until after i deleted that save and was so annoyed my mom said i actually cried for a little bit.
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I've run away from 3 shinies so far because i wasn't paying attention just bashing the run button.

I mean I got them back later but at the time I've hated myself so much.
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I chained Skiddo and found myself a shiny. Accidentally hit the run button. No biggie, I said to myself. I decided to chain for it again and was successful.

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Well my first shiny I ever encountered was a skorupi in the safari zone. I threw bait to keep it there, but it ran anyway.

Also a friend of mine killed a shiny nosepass that was in a horde because he didn't realize bubble attacked all the enemies
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So many people mentioning missed shinies. To this day, I don't think I've ever even seen a shiny.

Or I might have encountered one where the differences were so subtle I missed it without even knowing.
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Killing a shiny Geodude on my FireRed back in 2005 because I thought my game was glitched and I didn't know what to do.
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I KO'd a shiny Steelix which I found in Victory Road in my Platinum Version.
My Garchomp scored a critical hit with a Dragon Claw, I can't believe it just wiped it out with over 75% of it's HP left!
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