When I first started playing Pokémon, I ran into a shiny Wingull. I knew it was shiny and I knew it was rare, but I didn't realize just how rare it was. I threw a few Poké Balls at it, but then I gave up and killed it...
I was trying to trade for a shiny Goloog and the Trainer wanted a level 100 Weavile. I can't find one on GTS and start freaking out...then remember that I have one on my White cart. Yeah, ten minutes of panic for nothing. :sweat:
Not too long ago, I tried to attack an opponent's Thundurus (Therian Forme) with Pikachu's electric attacks. However, it didn't do any damage because of Thundurus's ability. I haven't played the games in a while, so I forgot what ability Thundurus has. I felt pretty dumb as a result. lol
1.Trying to breed two magnezones to get magnemites too evolve into magneton.Wasted 45 minutes of walking
2.Was battling a friend,he used fly,then i had to watch my golem explode with no target.
3.Used my last zap cannon PP on a swampert.....
4.Tried to use a dubious disk to evolve porygon into porygon2 instead of an upgrade.
Can't think of too many significant ones. I do dumb mistakes all the time just at random in battles, though.
- Far too many times have I used ExtremeSpeed on a ghost instinctively. Even now, it happens from time to time.
- In Red, I caught a Kakuna instead of a Weedle. That was quite an adventure, getting it leveled up to evolve. And then even afterward, I had a Beedrill with hardly any damaging moves. It eventually became one of my most powerful, though.
I was looking for a Pikachu in the Viridian Forest in LeafGreen and I wasn't paying attention, just kept running if I saw it wasn't a Pikachu. I eventually came across a shiny Weedle and didn't even notice it was shiny until it said "Got away safely!" And I was really upset that I stupidly ran away from a shiny.
I've had a few dense moments during my times as a Trainer. Here are some I remember.
-Using Shadow Ball (repeatedly) against Girafarig before realizing it was partly Normal-type (I actually had to look that up after many, many screw ups).
-In Red, I heard a rumor that you got a Mew (or something along those lines) if you defeated the E4 10 times with just three Pokemon, and didn't heal at all. The naive 10-year-old (aka. me), believed that, and tried endlessly to "achieve" that. Only later did I find out I had been tricked. D'oh!
-Thinking Rock-type Pokemon were weak to Ice (because most of them for a while were part Ground, something that didn't click right away). It took me until Gen III to realize that mistake.
-Trying to find a Hoothoot in Silver during the day (I didn't even realize they had a day/night feature yet, since I only played during the day). You'd think that, since it's an owl, I would've realized that they only come out AT NIGHT!!!
-Raising a Chingling into a Chimecho during the day. I spent hours trying to increase its happiness during the day. I found out by accident when it leveled up and evolved at exactly 8:01 PM.
-Teaching my Rattata (named Scribbles) in Gen I Bubblebeam, Dig, and Thunderbolt. Ironically, as I was so persistently stubborn back then, I raised it all the way to Level 100, kept it from evolving, and it became one of my strongest Pokemon in that gen.
-Trying to catch the Marowak ghost in Red (must've wasted 30 Great Balls on that little obsession).
That about covers the moments I can remember best. There are probably others, but that's what comes to mind.
I thought Plusle evolved into Pikachu because it has similar colors so I trained mine in Ruby because my name was Ash and I already had Swellow and Grovyle so I needed Pikachu badly. it became like level 30+ at Slateport before I finally realized Pichu existed.
Using my Master Ball on Groudon.
Trying to breed my Rayquaza with Ditto to get Rayquaza egg.
Thinking that Red was Ash. I was in 1st grade and my best friend who liked Pokemon was in 4th and I insisted to him that Red was Ash when I saw him in the Fr/Lg guide book. He's like "No, you're stupid, that's Red."
Thinking Steel was weak to Water, because a lot of Steel-types in the Steel gyms are part Rock or Ground, I didn't figure out otherwise until maybe a year ago.
For any of you wondering, Ruby was my first game. All my idiot mistakes happened there, in LeafGreen, or Emerald, my first three games.
When I was nine or so, I played pokemon Red, and got stuck in Saffron City because the Rocket Grunt wouldn't budge from blocking the gym. I spent a few days talking to the guy and aimlessly trained before accidentally walking into Silph Co.