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Given 2013-05-15
:iconinfiniteriver:
InfiniteRiver Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wailord's mass if it has that weight and volume is less than that of air. IT CAN FLOAT.

It does make the fact that Fish Pokemon can fight on land much more credible, however.
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DreamKeeperArts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
"This gas could... ...kill an elephant... ...in 2 seconds."
"But wait... in the world of Pokemon... what's an elephant?"
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LightningLord3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
To be fair, Wailord is supposed to be much lighter than it looks (basically the inverse to Wailmer, who weighs almost the same despite being rather small in comparison)
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:iconpokemonkat:
PokemonKat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist
My face...
it's...
IT'S...
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useraccount Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
The Pokedex really does sound like it was written by children.  "Don't look into the hole in Shedinja's back or IT WILL STEAL YOUR SOUL!"  "Machamp can PUNCH 1000 TIMES IN TWO SECONDS!" "The burn from a Houndoom's flame never heals! EVER!"
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GaiaMIX Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well, it basically is, (1995) Red, Leaf, and Blue are 11. Daisy (sister of Blue) was 14, Bill was 16, and Yellow from the manga was 8.

3 years later (1998) Silver, Kris, Ethan, and Lyra were also 11. Eusine is apparently on his 20's or 30's. But he does not write pokedex entries he is a Magician. (Mysticalman actually, but i think it's actually the same thing).

3 years pass (2001) ... again, May and Brendan are 12, Wally is 10, and Emerald from the manga is 8.

(2004) Lucas, Dawn, and Barry are 10. Riley and Cheryl are 20, Marley and Buck are 15, and Mira is 8.

(2007) Hilbert and Hilda are 15, Cheren is 16, Bianca is 14, N is 20 (but he's actually a Team Plasma King not a Dex Holder)

(2009) Nate, Rosa, and Hugh are 12, Hugh's little sister is 9, Yancy Nancy is 11, and Curtis Cristoph is 13 (but these two are Idols not Dex Holders) and Colress (scientist) is like 35 or something.

(2012) Calem and Serena are 17, Tierno and Shauna are 9, and Trevor is 8.

So yeah, most of them are kids. And for shipping, say, Shauna\Calem, you could set it when she is 14 and he's 22 and it becomes a bit less creepy. Or whatever.
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SpineBl4st3r Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artist
Meanwhile, a magikarp splash can jump higher than a mountain
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:iconprince-of-erebus:
Prince-of-Erebus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
FLAREON IS HOTTER THAN THE SUN.
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:icontrollkid:
Trollkid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
A lotta the entries do feel like they were written by 11-year-old kids...Makes you wonder how they came up with Hypno's kidnapping spree. :D
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:iconumsauthorlava:
UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing how they know Poliwrath can cross the Pacific Ocean...when they don't even have a Pacific Ocean!
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:icontruebladedge:
TrueBladEdge Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
:iconlolplz:
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:iconfelixcraft:
FelixCraft Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
This is the only explanation.
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:iconfelaoupogus:
Felaoupogus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, Wailord is that light because it is the FLOAT whale pokemon
Ponyta can learn bounce, and horses can already jump 5 to 6 feet, just add Pokemon magic and it makes sense
Alakazam... it is a psychic pokemon?
and Ghastly is made out of poison gas... so.
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:iconchimera-myth21:
Chimera-Myth21 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The funny thing about Ponyta is that now the Pokemon World has a proper equivalent to the Eiffel Tower.
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
This is what you get if you make ask kids to do research.

Imho, if pokedex was a real thing such stuff could have been added for laughs.
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:iconmr0spot:
mr0spot Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the Gary´s face XDD
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:iconprincessofdark0:
Princessofdark0 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY I love this XD
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:iconcartooniac55:
Cartooniac55 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
In order to grow, Larvitar needs to eat a large mountain.
You'd think there'd be less mountains in the Pokémon universe if that were true. :|
And let's not even talk about Wailord's ability to breed with a Skitty.
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:iconembercoral:
embercoral Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Elephant? Don't you mean Donphan?

Oh hell, he probably hasn't even encountered one yet. :iconheaddeskplz:
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ZannaWolf Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the pokedex entry actually says an indian elephant. a couple of them do. there's one that says that larvitar eats mountains the size of "mount everest" then sleeps. um, would we run out of mountains? and would there even BE a mount everest? lol
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embercoral Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A Mount Everest...in Japan? I highly doubt it! (There wouldn't be one in France, either.)

And what about those ones that apparently steal children and crap? Where the hell did that come from?!!?
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huyugatuy27 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Driftloon does that, it's part of Japanese mythology, some versions of it are very malicious, but my personal favorite is where the spirit that carries off the children of battered of emotionally injured children to homes where they will be better loved and taken care of. It's part of their culture, but was a little lost in translation.
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ZannaWolf Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol i know right? apparently even driftloon steals kids. cofagrigus like, eats people
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:iconembercoral:
embercoral Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And Dusclops has a black hole in its body or some crap.
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:iconchaoni:
Chaoni Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
No thats Shedinja, Dusclops gets transmissions from the underworld
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:iconzannawolf:
ZannaWolf Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah and if you look at the hole it like steals your soul or something lmao
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:iconforgehe:
forgehe Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Dont forget shedninja
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:iconzannawolf:
ZannaWolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha i know right. no, i think it was shedninja who stole your soul, from the hole on its back
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PhysicistEarthPony Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Slugma has skin that's hotter than the sun, nothing can be hotter than the sun without being plasma.
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:icononjikun:
onjikun Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, it's often bugged me how unrealistically light many Pokémon are...
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:iconfanaticalpokeblack:
fanaticalpokeblack Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Artist
XD
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lukaner-Z Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Wikidex
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spartout Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Go away spammer
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GenzouHunterssonn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a humor comics that people can edit. :lol:

Congratulations for the new Daily Deviation!
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:iconpocketserrant:
pocketserrant Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I may never stop laughing.
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:iconzeldapointdefer:
Zeldapointdefer Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
XDD
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:iconjonesomega54:
JonesOmega54 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Writer
Dejita, you just earned yourself another Watcher!
:llama:
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:iconxgblue:
XGBlue Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There's a problem. In the panel with Wailord, the guy is too big. :lol:
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XGBlue Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
LOL
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. Very interesting style and composition. Congratulations.
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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MiniDragonfly Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for beating me to draw this idea; I don't feel like drawing it. ;)

I always knew 10 year olds were writing down junk about Pokemon for the PokeDex.
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PT-Piranha Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I always figured some of the dex entries were exaggerations. Good comic, really shows off the situation in a funny way.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Brilliant! Whenever I think of Wailord, I think of "Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action".
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:iconmathematic-hack:
Mathematic-Hack Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh my G, hahaha, yes-- pretty hilarious.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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26qq308 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Uh...Red...you're dead.
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Aleronssword Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Oh boy! A free virus! :D /sarcasm
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