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Your "D'OH!" moments

CynthiaLover

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Time for a bit of fun. Similar to the "Wow, I was such an idiot" or whatever thread from way back when, this thread is to post your great moments in bad judgment or any other blunders that you may have made during your Pokemon runs. They can be anything, like mixing up certain type matchups, using the wrong move at the wrong time, online strategies backfiring or utterly failing, and so on. Basically, any moment that would make you go "D'oh!" for one reason or another. So, on with the show.

I'll start with this. I finally got my Ultra Sun run off the ground today (mom's been very sick, so I've had to help her quite a bit, though she's on the mend) and was catching Mons in the Trainer School. I caught a decent Zurora that I felt like using (it could help me cheese a certain Ultra Mon later down the road), so I decided to keep it and start Leveling it up. I put him in front and wandered around for a random encounter. Ran into an Alolan Grimer. I sent out a Mon that wasn't Dusk (Rowlet, to be exact), much to my confusion, so I ran... only to remember right afterward that Zurora has the ability Illusion, which allows it to take the form of the Mon in the back. In short, I fell for my own Mon's ability. Granted, I've never actually trained a member of the Zurora family before, so I actually forgot about that, but I couldn't help but laugh at myself for such a dumb blunder.

Now it's your turn. What moment(s) have you lot had that made you go "D'oh!"? Have fun.
 

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Anything related to Fairy for me, like forgetting X Pokémon is now a Fairy, to forgetting what works against Fairies, etc. It's been 6 years and my situation is still that bad.

Also, everytime I get killed because I think "nah, I have enough HP to tank this, there's no need to use a Full Restore".
 

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Picking Rowlet in Ultra Sun.
 

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Picking Rowlet in Ultra Sun.
Something similar to this: Picking Chikorita in a badly translated Pokémon Silver. The early game hell with her was even worse since I couldn't get a thing from the game.
 

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I'm currently trying to breed a new Platinum team and have been trying to pass Rock Polish down from Smeargle (Sketched from my female starter Torterra, whom I used the only TM on) to a Numel. In this game, moves available by TM can be passed from father to child like Egg moves if the child can use that TM, somewhat bypassing the non-reusable restriction.

Well, it turns out Numel can't use the TM and I assumed it could. Damn.
 

CynthiaLover

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Anything related to Fairy for me, like forgetting X Pokémon is now a Fairy, to forgetting what works against Fairies, etc. It's been 6 years and my situation is still that bad.

Also, everytime I get killed because I think "nah, I have enough HP to tank this, there's no need to use a Full Restore".
Yeah, I know that feeling all too well. I can have a memory lapse every now and then when it comes to what's been changed to Fairy. I tend to have a particularly difficult time remembering that the Mr. Mime line is part Fairy now, so I often use moves like Bite, Dark Pulse, etc on it, only to remember when the move hits that it's only neutral damage now instead of super effective. I don't know why Mr. Mime always gives me that issue. At least when it came to Mons like the Ralts line, Mawile, Celfairy line, and Snubble lines I can remember that change, but Mr. Mime somehow always throws me off to this day.
 

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In one WiFi battle, I accidentally tried using Focus Blast on a Hoopa Confined, completely forgetting which of its forms was a Ghost type.
 

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Had a pretty recent one. I pulled out my Diamond version for a change of pace and booted it up. According to it, I was just about to face Fantina. When facing her Gengar I used my Infernape's Dig... only to forget that Gengar still had Levitate in Gen IV, as it didn't lose it until Gen VII. So... that attack went nowhere (although it did help me dodge Confuse Ray, so it wasn't a total loss), but I felt pretty embarrassed with that little blunder.
 

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Finding out Fire resists Fairy by using Moonblast against Delphox in my first XY WiFi battle with my boosted Xerneas, getting taken out instead and almost losing the game because of it.
 
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