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Unown ? and I Pokémon Crystal (HELP)

Patrick Haines

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Is it possible to catch Unown ?/! in Pokémon Crystal? I have all of the letters (A-Z), but I have seen no sign of the other two. The man in his office says I can print them (which I thought meant I was done), yet there looks like there is space in the Unown Dex for more Unown. Though, it only looks like there is one space, so that is also confusing.
 

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You won't be able to find them in Crystal, as Unown ! and ? were introduced in RSE. Basically, in GSC Unown letters were determined by the IVs that the Unown had. The equation that was used to determine Unown's letter had twenty-six possible answers. However, IVs were completely reworked during the transition to Gen III, and it was now based on eight digits of the personality value. However, this equation had twenty-eight possible answers, so Unown ! and Unown ? were added to make the equation work.
 

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Oh wow I always wondered why they added an unown for ! and ? it always seemed so pointless and weird to me before. But knowing it was meant for programming math reasons that makes sense.
 

Patrick Haines

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You won't be able to find them in Crystal, as Unown ! and ? were introduced in RSE. Basically, in GSC Unown letters were determined by the IVs that the Unown had. The equation that was used to determine Unown's letter had twenty-six possible answers. However, IVs were completely reworked during the transition to Gen III, and it was now based on eight digits of the personality value. However, this equation had twenty-eight possible answers, so Unown ! and Unown ? were added to make the equation work.
Perfect. Thank you. Is it Diamond/Pearl/Platinum where you have to catch all the letters before ? and ! are available or am I crazy?
 

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Perfect. Thank you. Is it Diamond/Pearl/Platinum where you have to catch all the letters before ? and ! are available or am I crazy?
You're right, but that also applies to HGSS (look for them in the entrance room).

However, this equation had twenty-eight possible answers, so Unown ! and Unown ? were added to make the equation work.
The equation could have easily worked with just 26 possible answers (by taking the remainder after dividing by 26). Those two forms were added because that's what Game Freak felt like doing.
 
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