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Old February 26th, 2013 (7:38 PM).
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    all Pokémon's dex entries has height and weight. but how is a Pokémon's height actually measured? from what to what? some Pokémon have things above their head (e.g. Meganium) some are quadruped (walk on all fours) some are bipedal (walk on two feet) and some are capable of both (e.g. Typhlosion) and not to mention some Pokémon have things on their body away from their head that stick out higher than their head (e.g. the wings of Black Kyurem) because of some Pokémon's odd shape or design it is really hard to know what 10 feet really means! so how is Pokémon's official height measured?
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    Old February 26th, 2013 (7:42 PM).
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      I always assumed it was like how it was in Hoenn and Sinnoh. They're measured in comparison to their trainers.
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      Old February 26th, 2013 (7:43 PM).
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      I read somewhere once that serpentine Pokemon were measured from head to tail, not height. Interesting factoid!
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      Old February 26th, 2013 (8:07 PM).
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      I read somewhere once that serpentine Pokemon were measured from head to tail, not height. Interesting factoid!
      This is probably how they measured serpentine Pokemon such as Arbok and Milotic.

      But yeah, pretty unusual way to measure a Pokemon's height.
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      Old February 27th, 2013 (12:23 PM).
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        Some of these Pokémon don't look as tall or as short as they seem. When I look at the height and weight of some, I say "they can't be that small, can they?".
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        Old February 27th, 2013 (12:34 PM).
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          The anime doesn't always stay true to the in-game measurements, as well.

          Charizard is only 5'2" but it's almost twice as tall as Ash and the gang. Groudon is only 11' feet too, but in the Jirachi movie it's as tall as a skyscraper. I'm sure there are other instances, too :p
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          I think that they are measured head to tail, but tbh idk.
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          Probably from head to tail because most Pokemon have tails after all. That's what most people here are saying after all. xD
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          Old March 6th, 2013 (5:41 AM).
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            I think that the Profs use a thing like the device which can measure both your weight and your height that there is in the pharmacy, like this:

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