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User Toxicroak

Member for: 8 years (since Feb 15, 2014)
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Gender: Other
Country: Maldives
Favorite Pokémon: Magikarp, Gyardos, Volcarona, Giratina. Rayquaza, Scizor, and many more....
Friend Codes: Bye guys, pokemon has gotten boring for me and I decided to check out digimon and the dragon ball Z games. Don't expect me to come back. bye forever guys.

Signed, Toxicroak
December 27 2014
About me: My giant List of random stuff

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Magikarp and Splash are gimmicks... there is, however, a story behind them...

The origin of the Magikarp and Gyrados evolutionary line is that a carp (Magikarp) will become a Dragon if it leaps over the Dragon Gate - believed to be at certain waterfalls/cataracts - which would be seen as magic (Magikarp).

The move splash is how a Magikarp leaps over a Dragon Gate [Platinum: A MAGIKARP living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though]. This explains why it splashes about for apparently no reason, as suggested in Silver [For no reason, it jumps and splashes about, making it easy for predators like PIDGEOTTO to catch it mid-jump] and Pearl [It is unable to swim against even slow-moving currents. It always splashes about for some reason], because it is desperately trying to evolve.

This make make you wonder "why is Gyrados part flying but not part dragon?".

Gyrados was most likely not made a Pokemon with the dragon type as a water-dragon typing in generation 1 would be to over-powered with only one weakness - dragon. In the first generation there was only one dragon move - Dragon Rage - which will always only inflict 40 damage.

Not being part dragon, Gyrados was made part flying as that was the next best thing. This was likely to be because of Koinobori which are carp-shaped wind socks (like kits) that are flown across Japan on Children's Day (5th May), the last day of Golden Week, in honour of sons for a good future and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong. This is relates to the fact that Magikarp has grown healthy and strong.

Magikarp is a gimmick Pokemon - being so weak and having a move that does absolutely nohing - that is used to tell a story with a moral about perseverance. If a Magikarp perseveres then it will no longer be an amusing gimmick (a Magikarp) but a powerful Pokemon (Gyrados).

This is amusing at an opponents expense as a Magikarp's spalsh is now a Gyrados's thrash [Gyre - to thrash (Gyrados)].

As qouted by The Big Fudge,
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The white man said, "Colored people are not allowed here."
The black man turned around and stood up.
He then said: "Listen sir...when I was born I was BLACK, When I grew up I was BLACK, When I'm sick I'm BLACK, When I go in the sun I'm BLACK, When I'm cold I'm BLACK, When I die I'll be BLACK. But you sir, When you're born you're PINK, When you grow up you're WHITE, When you're sick, you're GREEN, When you go in the sun you turn RED, When you're cold you turn BLUE, And when you die you turn PURPLE. And you have the nerve to call me colored?"
The black man then sat back down and the white man walked away... Post this on your profile if you hate racism.
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both Phione and Manaphy are based on marine Gastropods and to be precise the Japanese Clione. Gastropods are considered hermaphrodites thus making them have both female as well as male organs. For a strange reason they still need to mate in order to have offspring. (I am not going to tell you their mating ritual :P). What I will say is that they mate with equivalent species not any other, it must be of the same species, sub family and kind.

Ditto seems to bear some similarities to Gastropod but as a result to what I just said, Ditto is the error link and the reason why Ditto+ Manaphy= Phione. Due to the fact that their adhesive DNA colided and since a seed has both the traits of the mother and father figure (Manaphy and Ditto respectively). Phione share Manaphy's appearance whiles the have Ditto's ability of turning into liquid and taken liquid forms.

As a mutation/clone Phione is notable weaker then Manaphy but stronger then Ditto. If you lookbat it's stats it almost has the average of Manaphy's and Ditto's stats combined
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A level 100 Shuckle can potentially deal the most damage in one single attack through the use of numerous stat boosters; by receiving the effects of Helping Hand from two allies in a triple battle, holding a Metronome, Power Trick, a Skill Swap to Pure Power, a conversion to Ice, and 6 stages of positive Attack stat changes. Also, both of Shuckle's partners must have the Ability Flower Gift and the weather must be sunny. On the 5th turn of using a Defense Curl-boosted Ice Ball (learned via Mimic) consecutively without any misses, if used against a level 1 Noibat with minimum Defense stats, that has 6 stages of negative Defense stat changes (such as from being subject to Screech 3 times), and being under the effect of Forest's Curse it can deal 721,899,685 damage with a critical hit.
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June 26 2014 6 : 36 pm Reached over 100 points
June 26 2014 6 : 36 pm Got my first BA (was stolen by pimplup)
July  11  2014 7 :08 pm Found the chat room empty except for
idle players
July  26 2014 2 :49 pm Found the chat room COMPLETELY empty!
My name is ToxicCroaker on pokemon showdown

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Activity by Toxicroak

Score: 522 points (ranked #402)
Questions: 57 (57 with best answer chosen)
Answers: 30 (6 chosen as best)
Comments: 213
Voted on: 20 questions, 226 answers
Gave out: 230 up votes, 16 down votes
Received: 32 up votes, 4 down votes

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wow this is so old
Oct 12, 2021 by neo magius
its been so long since anyone has posted in this wall, huh.
Sep 2, 2017 by DEClDUEYE
Wow I just noticed my brethren on your wall.
⌨: that you bro?
Feb 15, 2015 by Qwerty_Zoom
ill be leaving for a while guys
Oct 4, 2014 by Toxicroak
I saw your request on Angemon's wall so I thought I could do it in case you still wanted it.
The Pokemon had a white border around it for some reason so I put it on the white side of the logo to make it look matched. Happy birthday. Love me.
Sep 7, 2014 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
Sep 3, 2014 by Aeternis
Quite honored how my Manaphy / Phione answer is on your wall
Sep 3, 2014 by Aeternis
Wow, only just found out that you quoted my Magikarp Story.

Aug 13, 2014 by The Big Fudge
That's the idea >:)
Aug 12, 2014 by Mosmic Dragoon
My wall is huge. Thank you.
Jul 31, 2014 by Poke'slash