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Title: Weird pokemon stories/urban legends


leesamfish - May 8, 2011 08:27 PM (GMT)
As we all know, with something as intricate and popular as the pokemon franchise, there are bound to be various conspiracies and urban legends associated with it. If you're on this site, you probably are already aware of some of them, like the Lavender Town theme suicides, and the "you killed Gary's Raticate" copypasta. In fact, you guys were going to do a hack with eventual mutant pokemon, right? And, there are all the stories of Black (before the real version was released) and hacked games and all that.

Then, the myths about the anime, and questions about what was lost in localization. The seizure episode, the various censored parts, led to many strange rumors. Not to mention, questions about the gruesome origins of some pokemon (I mean the whole "hatched from an egg, then what's with Cubone?" thing).

But there have also been legends and stories about the TCG. It's fairly easy to find online pictures of the rarest and most valuable cards like the Illustrator one. But there were other ones that were supposed to have been in the Japanese cards that they took out of the American versions, due to either bad taste or gore or something.

The one I'm thinking of that I know for a fact happened was with Koga's Ninja Trick:
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Kog...hallenge_115%29

versus

http://www.pokemon-cards.net/Merchant2/gra.../JGMC-TR010.jpg




But I also remember a story of a card from way back in my childhood. I think I must have just made it up or dreamed it, or that someone else must have done that, because there is nothing about it on the Internet. But I remember hearing about a Japanese trainer card called either Dodrio Hunter or Doduo Hunter or Pokemon Hunter that was supposedly banned because the picture was too graphic. It apparently had a picture of either a panicked Doduo or a Dodrio in the foreground with one of its heads cut off and nearby a guy with a bloody machete and a wicked grin. I remember it as being in the cartoony style like the Koga's Ninja Trick above, which is what leads me to believe that this was just a card I dreamed up.

In that case, what the crap was wrong with younger me, dreaming up a card like that? Or was there actually something that was like that? Did I hear about something similar somewhere and translate it to Pokemon cards? Apparently the character of the hunter was going to be in the anime also as a one-episode antagonist, but they decided not to do it, or something?

My friend told me I should draw it. I can't draw worth crap, but I'll look at various doduo/dodrio cards that exist and try to edit one to something similar to what I "remember".

Discuss how crazy I am, and other weird cards or anything else that isn't the usual Pokemon are demons conspiracy crap.

Rasec Wizzlbang - May 8, 2011 08:28 PM (GMT)
Mew is under the truck.

Neini - May 8, 2011 08:31 PM (GMT)
This guy.

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This guy right here.

leesamfish - May 8, 2011 08:33 PM (GMT)
I FOUND IT!


http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ima...the_Darkness%29


Holy crap. But yeah, this is apparently a "spoof" card from the Japanese packs. Maybe I heard that it was originally going to be more graphic with a decapitated head, or that they had to crop the image to make his "instrument" look less like a machete (it looks like a net on the card). I'm about to look up Imakuni on bulbapedia, will edit with more information.

leesamfish - May 8, 2011 08:35 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Rasec Wizzlbang @ May 8 2011, 08:28 PM)
Mew is under the truck.


Here's the original Mew sprite from the Japanese Green and Red games:

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Spr_1g_151.png



If I was messing around and somehow glitched and got one of THOSE, I know I'd think there's a conspiracy satanist theory going on or something.

The_Qu - May 8, 2011 08:46 PM (GMT)
The Imakuni card's power has been translated as Run Away Like a Chicken With Its Head Cut Off, which is likely where the urban legend came from.

leesamfish - May 8, 2011 08:48 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (The_Qu @ May 8 2011, 08:46 PM)
The Imakuni card's power has been translated as Run Away Like a Chicken With Its Head Cut Off, which is likely where the urban legend came from.

That would explain where that idea came from.



Here's basically what I remember the card looking like, only not a crappy MS paint edit:

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Shadow Goo - May 8, 2011 09:07 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Neini @ May 8 2011, 08:31 PM)
This guy.

user posted image

This guy right here.

WHAT IS THIS? I DEMAND KNOWLEDGE

xolta - May 8, 2011 09:16 PM (GMT)
Magikarp learns Surf at L100. That is filthy filithy lie.

Chupacabra - May 8, 2011 09:22 PM (GMT)
NIDOGODS

leesamfish - May 8, 2011 09:38 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (xolta @ May 8 2011, 09:16 PM)
Magikarp learns Surf at L100. That is filthy filithy lie.

I also heard that Splash's secret was that it had a 1/100 chance of an instant KO. Complete bull; it just started because people couldn't seriously believe there's such a shitty move in existence.

Brontozaurus - May 8, 2011 10:53 PM (GMT)
Back in the days of the first generation, I heard that you could run past the Elite Four on a Rapidash. I hadn't played that far in, so I thought that the Elite Four were all lined up in a row.

A friend of mine claimed he got into the inaccessible grass outside Pallet Town and found Marill and Lugia.

:wynaut:

Neini - May 9, 2011 05:31 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Shadow Goo @ May 8 2011, 09:07 PM)
QUOTE (Neini @ May 8 2011, 08:31 PM)
This guy.

user posted image

This guy right here.

WHAT IS THIS? I DEMAND KNOWLEDGE

Doomsday, the chitinous apocalypse eldritch blood monster.

But the worst, most horrifying Pokegod of them all?

user posted image
DUN DUN DUUUUN

Revereche - May 9, 2011 09:22 AM (GMT)
None of the rumors were ever as cool as the very real Missingno. and Glitch City :3

Woodsy - May 12, 2011 08:23 PM (GMT)
I was too busy back in the day to look for this shit. Bust leveling up my starter pokemon, and only my starter pokemon, and failing at the Elite 4 and ice caves.

THOSE.
FUCKING.
ICE.
CAVES.

furbearingbrick - May 17, 2011 01:45 AM (GMT)
The one I kept hearing is that pressing a certain button combination during the end credits of R/B/Y would unlock a sprite viewer and/or sound test.

Neini - May 17, 2011 02:05 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Revereche @ May 9 2011, 09:22 AM)
None of the rumors were ever as cool as the very real Missingno. and Glitch City :3

And this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2youTS44Pms

This is exactly why Oak doesn't want you in the tall grass without Pokemon.

Oak then sacrificed himself to the writhing mass to save Red, who most likely died later by getting hit by a stray piece of shrapnel from a nearby Pokemon battle involving a certain Geodude who used Explosion.

OuthouseInferno - May 17, 2011 03:29 AM (GMT)
Okay, I keep wondering why game creepypastas are some of the least scary, when you watch a video of the game messing up and it is one of the weirdest and possibly scariest things happening, especially in the audio department.

Pyrophonic - May 17, 2011 03:43 AM (GMT)
Because game creepypastas aren't at all like actual glitches. They don't tend to actually use the medium for something interesting. Just falling back on there being consequences for the player and semi-disturbing imagery.

cultistofvertigo - May 18, 2011 04:02 PM (GMT)
Yeah they're usually pretty retarded. Usually. That BEN thing was pretty neat before it got all "THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES IN THE TOTALLY NOT FAKE BEN SAGA" up in there. You know, the shark jumping part.

True story: one time, I accidentally didn't put in my Mario 64 cartridge correctly in what would now be called "cartridge tilting," which wasn't a thing back then, but it wasn't on purpose, and so when I started up the game Mario's voice was REALLY deep and demonic-sort-of-sounding and he was all IT'S-A ME... MAAAARIIIIOOOO and I was all like "holy fucking smurf!" and I turned it off.

Between that and one of the reasons I used Missingno. all the damn time (other than him being a normal type with water gun and how fracking awesome he is) was because stupid kids who didn't understand what Missingno. was or just outright made shit up about him and thought he was somehow dangerous would be too scared to fight my team (I ALWAYS lead with Missy) and I would win by default all the time. I even had one kid who fucking yanked out the link cable because he thought, get this: that MISSINGNO. was dangerous... and NOT him ripping out the link cable.

Kids are retarded, that's the only explanation. It would also help to explain why I STILL see/hear/meet actual real life people who think Digimon ripped off Pokemon. Like, in the year 2011 when phones can surf the internet, people still believe this.

But I did hear one really good video game creepypasta... remember the first Godzilla NES game? The one where you go to all the planets? Well I heard from my friend's cousin that his friend's dad's nephew's brother's friend's friend one time knew this guy who had a haunted cartridge. I don't know if it's true or not... but you know about that rumored lost project Godzilla vs. the Devil? Imagine that, but inside of your nintendo.

Scary stuff, man...

Pyrophonic - May 18, 2011 04:41 PM (GMT)
So... A Godzilla game where a giant spider, bird, and fish are bosses and they all combine into Satan as a final boss?

I'd play that.

cultistofvertigo - May 18, 2011 05:03 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Pyrophonic @ May 18 2011, 10:41 AM)
So... A Godzilla game where a giant spider, bird, and fish are bosses and they all combine into Satan as a final boss?

I'd play that.

Actually, from what I understand, the spider turns into the fish, sort of like the first version of Bagan.

I also heard that the aforementioned 8-bit NES game somehow had transparency effects... weird :blink:

And then, on the fifth level you better fight the Asuka Fortress. I'm serious, make it happen. There isn't enough fan art of that guy.

Freaking Mogu gets more love than Asuka Fortress. What the hell?

Oh, and this is totally real and has nothing to do with another topic on this board. I heard it from a reliable source.

Pyrophonic - May 18, 2011 05:16 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (cultistofvertigo @ May 18 2011, 05:03 PM)
Oh, and this is totally real and has nothing to do with another topic on this board. I heard it from a reliable source.

Obviously.

MuscoviteMica - May 18, 2011 08:12 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Revereche @ May 9 2011, 04:22 AM)
Glitch City :3

What is that?

cultistofvertigo - May 18, 2011 08:40 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (MuscoviteMica @ May 18 2011, 02:12 PM)
What is that?

It's somethin' about a safari zone glitch. You know the thing where you save in the lobby or something and you make the game think you're still in the safari zone even though you're out walking around somewhere else, then your time runs out, you go back to the lobby, and when you exit you're in glitch city, and then eventually all the tiles are water or something.

Here's the part of an image-only lp that goes into this sort of thing in depth that covers glitch city: http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/Update%2007/

I should note that "in-depth" doesn't mean they cover every hex address for everything and all the hybrids, it just means what little is there is gone into in depth.

Unfortunately, the most comprehensive pokemon database that has ever been created by mankind, Glitch City Laboratories, seems to have bit the bullet. So to my knowledge, there isn't any surviving comprehensive list of EVERYTHING in pokemon.

Which is disappointing, but at the same time, all you need is Missingno., .4, and ♀ and you should just sort of automatically win all the time. At least that's how I played it.

Neini - May 18, 2011 08:53 PM (GMT)
user posted image
He got cut up into thin strips of human-bacon.




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