Laid to Wake
- Oct 18, 2012
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It's not "explained" outright in the sense of being spelled out for us, but it is suggested by Prof. Burnet that Z-Power is derived from the energy that pours out of the Ultra Wormholes. That is also the energy that Totem Pokémon draw on to form their defensive aura, and given that the animation for the Totem aura, the Ultra Beast's aura, and Z-Moves shares a distinct visual continuity (energy swirls around the Pokémon and then flares up, causing their bodies to glow with a pulsating light), I'd say it's probably safe to assume that her hypothesis is correct.So are Z-moves explained in-game (as in, the science behind its phenomenon) to the extent that Mega Evolution and Primal Reversion were? If so, is there anything that indicates Z-moves as something that would be restricted to the separate universe that Gen VI-VII are in? Like, does the existence of Z-moves seem to tie in with the results of the Ultimate Weapon at all?
It's not connected to the ultimate weapon at all, and there are very strong implications that the Ultra Wormholes have appeared in other universes, so there's no reason to believe that Z-Moves are "exclusive" to this universe.
Sure, if only the legends about Primal Reversion were as well-known in that timeline. I would assume that Zinnia is the key factor here - in the ORAS version of events, she joins Team Magma/Aqua and gives them information about Primal Reversion, intending to use them to draw out Groudon/Kyogre for her own plans. In the RSE version of events, she doesn't join either Team (Maybe because that universe's Aster never died and so that Zinnia never became the Lorekeeper?), and they end up choosing the wrong Orbs. The truth of Primal Reversion remains the secret of the Draconids.Oh and while we're on the topic, (sorry, this isn't a Sun/Moon question) unless I missed something shouldn't Primal Reversion technically be achievable in the RSE universe if the PC thought of slapping on the Red/Blue orbs to Groudon/Kyogre? The backstory of ORAS Hoenn says that Primal Reversion existed since ancient times where the battles between the two titans created Hoenn (which I would think predates AZ's time, unless I'm mistaken).
Of course, that still leaves questions. What was RSE-Aster's plan to stop the meteor? Why do that version of Brendan/May never learn about said meteor? Despite the lack of Infinity Energy in that timeline, they seem to have all of the same technology - the Space Center is still sending up rockets, and they still have the warp panels that are said to use Infinity Energy. Now, maybe their versions of those technologies aren't as good, but then, how did Maxie/Archie manage to access the Seafloor Cavern without the Infinity Energy-powered drill needed to break Rayquaza's seal? Why does the Jade Orb exist at all? And, I don't think it's a stretch to think that the first Primal conflict was somehow connected to AZ's use of the weapon - Primal conflict #1 seems to date back to 3000 years ago as well, which would be an unlikely coincidence. My theory is that the weapon's blast was powerful enough to stir the world's natural energy, which awakened Groudon and Kyogre and caused them to start fighting. That's obviously not confirmed, but I think it's plausible, aside from the fact that Groudon and Kyogre would have had to have first fought for a completely different reason in RSE-Hoenn's past.
The reality of all this is, of course, that RSE weren't written with ORAS in mind (they literally could not have been), and so ORAS are only retroactively associating with them in broad strokes. The alternative Hoenn that Zinnia mentions may be generally referring to the Hoenn of RSE, but the technical details do not allow for a very close reading.