Post by Johans Nidorino on Jul 19, 2010 9:43:13 GMT -5
Is there a reason why Octillery is associated with Focus Band often?
As you may know, the Focus Band is a headband-looking item introduced in Gold and Silver, which may ocasionally prevent your Pokémon from fainting, leaving it with 1 HP. Its name in Japanese is きあいのハチマキ
I think it all started with this, when an event distribution took place in Japan where they were giving away Octillery with that item attached. Not only that; apparently, a "real" Focus Band was given to the first people to attend. There was even an artwork symbolic of the event.
The Wonder Card for the received Octillery says this text:
This fanart, presumably from 2008, has two Pokémon with a Focus Band, Octillery being one of them (a Bibarel in the anime does wear one but just for decoration). The Octillery didn't appear in the anime... I think it's there because it had to do with Pokémon Sunday.
In the Pokéwalker, one of the unlockable Routes, "Beyond the Sea", contains Octillery that always hold a Focus Band.
Any special real-world meaning for this?
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Post by 8bitretroshit on Jul 19, 2010 12:33:54 GMT -5
I know the Parodius octopus and fishermen stereotypes in some Japanese comics wear one of them rope-headbands. So if I were to make an uneducated guess I'd say the headband's a reference to the traditional way Japanese fishermen dressed.
As mentioned in the Black/White thread, Sableye is based on the Hopkinsville Goblin.
Burmy wasn't the first bagworm Pokemon- Pineco was. It's either based on the casings of baby bagworms or a bagworm inhabiting a pine cone. I think both happens. Foretress is probably based on a bagworm inside a Horse chestnut. Interesting how they reuse species as Pokemon and make them so different, eh?
We all know Moltres is a western Phoenix, and Zapdos is the Indian Thunderbird and Ho-Oh is the Vermillion Phoenix. But what the hell is Lugia? Ryujinn a Shinto dragon god. It's palace is made of white and pink coral- Lugia's normal and shiny colors. It's palace was on the ocean floor. It's name comes from Lutetium, which is a silver element.
Infernape is based on Son Goku from the Journey to the West. His Japanese name Goukazaru echoes this, and the golden parts of his design echo this. Nothing really else to this- it's more like a wink wink to Japanese folks.
Empoleon is 5'7"- the same height as Napoleon! This makes me sad. I'm 5'6"...
Snover is based on the Daikon Radish- which seems to be the "turnip" SMB2 used- and the Kanji for mountain- 山. Don't recognize that? It's his head!
At this point, we all know that the Poli family is based on tadpoles and frogs. If you don't, I recommend a lobotomy, since you're not using your brain anyways. But what of the spiral pattern on their bellies?
It's their intestines.
I will let that sink in. You are not looking at a patten on their stomach. You are looking at their intestinal tract.
You see, real life tadpoles often have very thin skin. Thin enough, in fact, that you can see their intestines. Think about that the next time you see a Poli.
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Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
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Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
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Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
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Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
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Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
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nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
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nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
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