Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Chap

Q445 When does Machap level up in Pokemon blue version

Although I appreciate that I often appear to be an asshole about spelling, grammar, and really just the English language in general, the meaning here is severely mangled. Does Asker mean "level up", or was he (most likely) looking for the verb "evolve"? Are we talking about MachaMp or MachOp? Whatever, here goes nothing:

a445 Machoke evolves into Machamp when traded.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

None of the Above

Q423 Are pokemon heart gold and soul silver for gameboy advanced or gameboy color?

a423 Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are for Nintendo DS.

Monday, July 25, 2011

From the Desk of Prof. Elm

Q411 Where can i find a trainer with chicorita in pokemon soulsilver

What on earth...? I mocked a similar inquiry, perhaps even from the same person, saying "You want to know where you can defeat a Chikorita?" YES. Yes this guy does. With a little investigation, it turns out that you cannot have Chikorita in your National Dex if you choose Cyndaquil. Yet even that cannot save the steaming turd that is this question. Ask a friend if they'll give you an egg that will hatch into one. Or, if you have no friends, ask the GTS for a Bayleef or Meganium, which are in your National Dex, and breed that on your own. Just accept this as a side-effect of a game that tries its best to encourage trading. Speaking of which, Chikorita is on Professor Elm's desk the whole time. He couldn't simply, you know, slip you a peek so you can obtain data for his own Pokedex? Yeah, screw you, Gamefreak.

a411 You must trade to have Chikorita in your National Dex.

Friday, July 15, 2011

My Signature Move (maybe)

Text signatures: annoying, obnoxious, and sometimes worthy of mockery.

Even people who ask reasonable questions occasionally maim their reputations with laughable handles at the end. Are these individuals worthy of a special corner in this blog--"Pokedope Sigs"? If this post can collect 10 votes in favor, it shall be.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stater Pokemon

Q351 What are the other 2 stater pokemon in pokemon crystal?

Aside from the comical lack of the letter "r" in "starter", this post is missing something. Can you figure it out?

a351 That largely depends on which starter you chose.

Friday, July 8, 2011

For Starters

Q328 In pokemon soul silver, will any trainers carry starter pokemon?

Uh... you carry a starter Pokemon, so that's one. Your rival, so there's two. If you've played Pokemon before (which seems unlikely), you'd know that there are a handful of others, but that it *doesn't* *matter.* Why is this even being asked?! You want to know where you can defeat a Chikorita? You certainly can't *catch* someone else's starter Pokemon. This question was in fact so pointless I forgot to answer it.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pokemon in Wilmington?

Q320 Where do you get Pokemon games in Wilmington Delaware?

...Surely this is laziness. Certainly you are asking this because you have no data plan and the computer is in the other room. There is no obscure ban or blacklisting of Pokemon in Wilmington, nor are GameStops scarce. There are more than three. Asker must have seen one before. Jeez. Sorry for the extended absence guys, I was gearing up for VGC.

a320 GameStop is a great source of Pokemon games, and there are multiple GameStops in the Wilmington area.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Black and White, Misread all over

Q283 add me as a friend? :) My name is Adam Trostle and my profile picture is me in an abbey road shirt in a black and white picture

The Service is getting cocky. Not everything that contains the phrase "black and white" is about Pokemon. I must say though, it's hard to fault them for not knowing what to do with a question like this.

a283 Dear Adam Trostle, I no longer have an account with facebook, sorry.

Use your "DS, Player"?

Q267 Can pokemon black be played on gamecube?

Hilarious. What's more, this asker can't be a little kid--they own a GameCube! Get it together, or maybe get a life and take off your crummy trollerskates. Award yourself one bonus point if you see what I did in the title.

a267 Pokemon Black cannot be played on GameCube.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Q255 What button do you pu on pokemon pearl

Realistically, this question is incomplete. My mind jumps to "pu" as an intended "push", and even then, the rest of the question is missing. I also thought "pu" might be an acronym for "permanent use", as in registering something to the select button, but I believe I was giving the asker too much credit there. Ignoring the second possibility, it becomes a question of personal preference. I pu the A button all day long, but maybe that's just me. Oh yeah, and googling "pu button" doesn't point to anything intelligible.

a255 I have no idea what you're talking about.