Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Pokemon: Missing NO is An Actual Pokemon


 We know that Missing NO is found off the coast of Cinnabar Island, which was probably named after the high concentration of cinnabar in the water. You know, cinnabar, the ore form of mercury? So, we have a few hundred lots-and-lots of Pokemon swimming in Mercury-infested water, and how violently they react with anything even vaguely mutigenic, it was only a matter of time before something "evolved" into the glitch we've known to love as MISSINGNO. 


Monday, 19 April 2010

Pokemon: The Story Behind MISSINGNO.



Watch out for this huge wall of text behing the legacy that is MISSINGNO.

First of all, let's go over the colorful past of the Cubone!

   The story about Cubone is that he is a Kangaskhan baby who wears the skull of his dead mother. The marks on the skull are erosions from the Cubone's tears.

   Originally, Marowak (The evolved form of Cubone) was to evolve into a Kangaskhan. However, last minute decisions cut this from the original Pokémon games, and Kangaskhan was left as a Pokémon without a pre-evolution state. However, because this code was already within the game, the developers simply moved this code to an empty slot.

This became known as MISSINGNO.

To support this, try feeding a rare candy to MISSINGNO. It evolves into Kangaskhan!

Now, we'll go over the different forms of MISSINGNO.


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Aerodactyl Fossil Form


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Famous Pixel Form


Kabutops Fossil Form

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 Scary Ghost Form 
(What was this originally planned for?)



   Every form of MISSINGNO. and its cousin M ', which only appears in pixel form, is a Bird/Normal type. Not flying, bird. These are the only two pokemon that have the bird type.

Nintendo has an official description of Missingno. listed in their Customer Service troubleshooting section:
"MissingNO is a programming quirk, and not a real part of the game. When you get this, your game can perform strangely, and the graphics will often become scrambled. The MissingNO Pokémon is most often found after you perform the Flight Safari Zone Pokémon trick [or Viridian Old Man trick]. To fix the scrambled graphics, try releasing the MissingNo Pokémon." 
Nintendo was incorrect on the method for fixing graphical issues; releasing Missingno. did not fix the graphics. The actual way to fix these issues is to view the Pokédex data or stat page of an official Pokémon.

Now, random fun facts:

  • Missing NO's appearance in battles allows the item duplication glitch, which duplicates the sixth item in your bag to 128 or 255.
  • Encountering Missingno. has been known to interfere with the save game data in various ways, such as adversely affecting the Hall of Fame saved data and (if its stats are viewed) messing with some graphics until the stats of a normal Pokémon are viewed. 
  • Catching M': If you throw a pokeball at M ', most likely you will see something like this:
Your pokeball missed!
M ' was caught!
  • And then you will continue to fight him. I know, weird. You can catch him again to get a level 0 or level 80 Ditto, or you can defeat it, and it will still be caught.
  • Missingno. Yellow Version form is Normal/999, whereas Missingno. forms in Red and Blue Versions are Bird/Normal. It uses the palette of Pikachu, and so appears as a yellow and red glitched box. It also causes glitches that Missingno. in Red and Blue Versions did not. If caught, it will cause graphical glitches, possibly rendering the player invisible and making duplicates of the player and all other on-screen characters walk in random locations on the screen. Yellow form is exclusive to Yellow Version.
  • This form does not appear through the Old man glitch, as the Old man glitch was removed in Yellow Version.
  • This form appears through the Mew glitch with a special stat of 31, 32, 61, 62, 63, 67, 68, 69 or 86.
For more detailed information on Missingno., go to http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Missingno.

And stay tuned for yet another MISSINGNO. theory tommorow!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Majora's Mask: Koume and Kotake

   We all know that Koume and Kotake make appearances in Majora's Mask as well as in Ocarina of Time. It's generally accepted that these are parallels to the witches in Ocarina of Time.
   However, imagine that these aren't parallels, but the very same witches. All you really have to do to get to Termina is fall down a hole, and these witches could probably get there ten times easier by some mysterious means. It explains why they have the same name, unlike everyone else in Termina, and the same theme.
   It would explain why Koume knows so much about Link when he finds her in the forest, saying something along the lines of, "They're not as brave as they say you are!"  This could have easily been some sort of cryptic message, which is not something new for Koume and Kotake!
    Presumably, after being defeated and (hilariously) killed in the last game, they could only remain stable in an alternate universe, and could no longer merge into Twinrova or control the elements.
    So, eventually, they were forced to begrudgingly help the very child that killed them before, not to mention give him his first bottle!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Touhou: Cirno Is, In Fact, The Strongest

"eyem the stronguest!"
   
   First of all, I'd just like to explain something. Once upon a time, Zun wrote the manual for Phantasmagoria of Flower View. He included a screenshot detailing what was going on. Instead of labeling Cirno as something like ⑨Enemy or ⑨Cirno, he simply put ⑨Fool.

tl;dr  ⑨ is not a common symbol for fool or idiot in Japan.

   Aaaanyway, It's possible that, her being the ditz that she is, she hasn't realized that her power isn't the manipulation of cold, but the manipulation of everything on a molecular level, at which point she basically becomes Dr. Manhattan.


Let's just hope she never becomes smart enough to figure it out!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Pokemon: Rare Candy is People

In a way. Rare Candy is an item that will instantly level up a Pokemon. In episodes of the anime, Ash has caught Pokemon and then, in the same episode, evolved or leveled them, without battling them at all. James has done similar things. Thus we can come to the conclusion that certain people sweat the main ingredient(s) of Rare Candy. Thus, if Ash swam around in a lake full of Magikarp, Gyarados for everyone!