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How in the world does Ash's Pikachu's Thunderbolt hit Ground-Types?

3 votes

I watched Pokemon:Mewtwo vs Mew and at the beggining Ash battled a pokemon trainer, who had a few ground types. Pikachu used Thunderbolt on them and OHKO'd them, but in the games ground-types are immune to electric- type moves.

asked May 21, 2011 by PokeGirl
he did the same to Brock's geodude and onix

2 Answers

5 votes
 
Best answer

The anime is a different incarnation of pokemon aside from the video games, and should be treated as such.

Immunities like that are in the show, but if you get too deep into the mechanics, it makes it difficult for casual viewers to keep up; it wouldn't make as much sense if you don't play the games. The TV show has no levels, it has no EVs, no Ivs, none of that; it depends on the pokemon itself.

There is an instance towards the beginning of the series after losing to Brock where Ash, with the help of Flint, had pikachu supercharged via waterwheel to give it a bit more power. If Ash's Pikachu is stronger than the average pikachu, then that could account for it. Just because a pokemon has a type immunity doesn't mean it will be completely impervious to it on the show, just like how a super effective move won't always take it down easily.

The show and the games are two different things as said earlier, besides, there isn't much to be realistic in a show about animals with superpowers being tamed by children and forced into cockfights.

answered May 21, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
edited May 21, 2011 by Pokemaster
your back :-) hooray

what changed your mind
I haven't left yet. This Wednesday probably.
why are you leaving :(
Well I hope we can change your mine, DT. RMT questions have certainly quietened down in the last week or two. P.S. this is a great answer. I added a bit of spacing so it's easier to read :)
Hey, are you saying my mutated rat that can shoot lightningbolts which I pit against other animals isn't real? If so...................

You are right :P
Note-This is half true.  Move types being zero-effective is nearly cancelled out-However, in one episode where Charizard came back, (It was in Hoenn) he faced a guy with a Dusclops, and when Charizard used Seismic Toss, it didn't effect Dusclops at all.
1 vote

The anime is crazy !!

His pikachu learns Volt tackle AS a pikachu and not pichu .
His pikachu can defeat Lance's Dragonite but cant beat simisear .

Its totally unrealistic and so in the anime it is even possible hitting ground with electric .

answered May 21, 2011 by Unidentified
Anime + logic = end of the world. The two should never mix, they can meet just not mix. Bringing logic into anime is almost the equivalent of drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth.
LOLOLOLOL! YES! ANIME+LOGIC=END OF THE WORLD! NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! (is feeling derpy today)