View Full Version : Size Errors?

May 11th, 2008, 2:06 AM
Well, while looking at the sizes of pokemon on my pokedex, I realized some serious errors. Why is Infernape nearly seven feet in the "Rise of Darkrai" movie if he is much shorter then that in the game. There are similair problems with Drifloon(Because I know he was bigger then half a persons leg in the movie for sure), and others as well. I know it might seem a bit nit-picky of me, but errors like that just bug me. Or maybe everyone in the show is just really short.

May 11th, 2008, 2:08 AM
Dude in the show human are only like one intch tall. Pikachu is acually a milli-intch tall.

May 11th, 2008, 2:18 AM
An inch tall? Um..

So what about in the original series in kanto, the episode with sabrina when she turns them into toys, they would have to be like infinitely small then. <_<

El Gofre
May 11th, 2008, 2:18 AM
Bear in mind that in japan the average height for a man is almost 3 inches less than that of the average american or englishman (Statistic from here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_height)) so the show's artists are going to be drawing to a different scale. Also, IIRC, the main protagonists of the show are around 12 years old, they're gonna be short when stood next to the monkey.

May 11th, 2008, 2:22 AM
That's understandable (Even though technically wouldn't Ash be 17 and Brock...um...21 by now?), but still, you're character in the game is only 4'8", would Ash and them really be that much shorter?

May 11th, 2008, 2:23 AM
Wow, that's confusing, So the people in the SHOW are 1 inch tall? or the game?

Ayano Katagiri
May 11th, 2008, 2:23 AM
That Infernape was slouching, that's all. XD

Also, remember that in the show, not all Pokemon are of the same size. I.e. you can get different sizes of the same species depending on how they've grown.

There's always been differences between the game and the anime, it's just how it's been depicted by the show's artists at the time. To be honest, it wouldn't really look so good if everytime we saw a Pokemon beside Ash that it was monstrous in comparison.

El Gofre
May 11th, 2008, 2:25 AM
That's understandable (Even though technically wouldn't Ash be 17 and Brock...um...21 by now?), but still, you're character in the game is only 4'8", would Ash and them really be that much shorter?

Im not sure, but it's not really worth dwelling on. The anime is made by a different company to the games, there will always be differences. The anime also contradict the game's storyline at points, but that doesnt matter. Since the two dont run off the same statistics it's likely that the show's creators envisioned infernap to be a 10 foot tall monster :)

May 11th, 2008, 2:26 AM
As well can be said for the game, because a 1 foot Drifloon just looks silly if you ask me. ):

And no dwelling, it's not hindering my enjoyment at all, just discussing. ;)

May 11th, 2008, 4:15 AM
pokemon aren't all the same height, like in G/S/C with the magikarp, you found out that pokemon come in different sizes

Trainer Trance
May 11th, 2008, 5:23 AM
Not only that, but Charizard being only 5'7" in the games, yet he's freaking huge in the anime.

In other words, don't count on a crap-filled anime to give you accurate readings of videogame monsters.

May 11th, 2008, 10:10 AM
I dunno, I'd think the Anime would be a bit more... ah....... "Realistic"?

The Games can only do so much...........

May 11th, 2008, 10:22 AM
In the new movie, previews show Regigigas being like 100Ft Tall.
but hes really not!

Burgers Rule
May 11th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Well Pokemon just got punched in the face with reality...

Um I dunno. Maybe video games shrink some P-Mon and make others bigger. I dunno...

May 11th, 2008, 3:07 PM
A topic like this belongs in Pokemon General. This doesn't really have much to do with Diamond/Pearl.

May 11th, 2008, 3:29 PM
i always thought the pokemon are less big in the game. i mean; 'pocket monsters'. also, in your dex they are being compared to a ten year old japanese kid. so yea, the ones in the anime are way too big.

May 13th, 2008, 6:59 AM
I think it's like how people can all be different heights so I think the pokedex just says the average height for the pokemon.