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How come Game Freak haven't implemented patterns for Arbok?

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Spinda
We all know this little bear. It's Spinda, introduced in Hoenn alongside personality values. Personality Values determine shininess, gender, and ability. They also generate Unown's letter, Wurmple's evolution, and Spinda's spots. According to this article, Arbok has different patterns that differ in each area it is from. This has led me to wonder: Why hasn't Game Freak made Arbok patterns differ?

asked Dec 11, 2013 by Le Scraf

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Well, why won't Game Freak make Charmander die when rain gets summoned? Why won't Game Freak make Sudowoodo flee from battle when Water type attacks and rain get used on it?
Answer: It's most likely impractical, and it's just the Pokedex entry.

Most of the time, things from Pokedex entries aren't true in the games, and Arbok isn't all that special. At least Arbok has some significance to the silly Spinda. Like the Charmander and Sudowoodo example, the Arbok thing fits with that, and Pokedex entries don't have to be true in the games.

Anyways, that's my theory. I hope this helped clear things up a bit.

answered Dec 11, 2013 by LeDragónTamer
selected Dec 11, 2013 by Le Scraf
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Blue, Red and LeafGreen Pokedex:

It is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.

Rumoured, so it's not actually the case that their markings differ.

Arbok

answered Dec 11, 2013 by fondant