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Pokemon: The First Movie - Some Slip-Ups
Most of this has been posted before…
1. In the beginning, the scientists said that they cloned Mewtwo after finding a fossil that was believed to be Mew's. How is this possible that Mew has a fossil? Mew is still alive, and there is also only one Mew in the world. Thus, where did this fossil come from? It can be possible that the fossil can be fossilized fur of Mew, but shouldn't it technically be more of the bone?
2. Not much of a slip-up, but the girl trainer's Dewgong seemed too big. In the TV episodes in which Ash is helping the buff Nurse Joy of the Orange Islands, a Dewgong is about as big as Ash while it plays with him underwater. In the movie, however, the size is incredibly big; since the girl was able to ride on its back.
3. The trainer who owned the Pidgeotto actually did NOT own a Pidgeotto; it was a Pidgeot. Easily defined by the colors and the markings of the "hairline."
4. Not much of a slip-up, but when Ash goes into the water in the fountain after Pikachu has been trapped in the black Pokéball, his hat slips underwater. Yet when he goes up back for air, his hat is still on his head. (But he's holding onto it, so I guess we'll let it go.)
5. Most of the slip-ups occur in the cloning lab underground. When the trainers' Pokemon have all been transferred down, Jessie and James watch the cloning screen with the whole, "Who's that Pokémon?" theme going on. A picture of a Scyther appears and they cry, "Alakazam." However, none of the trainers had an Alakazam. But did anyone have a Scyther, either…?
6. When Pikachu's black Pokéball is about to go threw the cloning process, Ash grabs the ball to save Pikachu. Jessie and James see the Pikachu clone forming, then fuzzing, because Ash has saved his own Pikachu. Later, however, we see a clone Pikachu fighting Ash's Pikachu. But Ash's Pikachu was never cloned! Even if it was, it would technically not be fully cloned, since Ash interrupted the transfusion. So wouldn't the clone Pikachu be deformed, in a way? Or none would exist?
Again, this movie seems to have many slip-ups. Another SLIGHT question (not a slip-up) is who is the mystery of that lady who predicted that the storm was going to be terrible (with the accent)? There is no history about her, except that she was knowledge about storms.
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Comments:
Vizzerdrix writes:
About your 'Pikachu Cloning Crisis', your obviously missing something. If you watch it, the machine grabs for Pikachu, and pulls some hair from his tail before Ash breaks out of it. If you know much about DNA and cloning, you'd know that a single strand of hair can carry every DNA trait needed to clone an animal (or Pokemon, in this case). And even though Ash had broken some of the arms, the one arm that grabbed the hair wasn't broken, so it could continue the process of the cloning. The clone machine itself wasn't destroyed, only some of the components not required for the actual cloning process.
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Ashley Comet writes:
Ok-I only scanned through some of these, not all of them, so I don't know if these were mentioned or not. 1. Technically, DNA from something can come from anything off of that living thing. You don't need just bone to clone something. You can clone things from hair, blood, and yes, eyebrows. They all contain that organism's DNA code. 2.Actually, the Dewgong was probably not oversized at all. Different levels of Dewgongs are different sizes I think. 3. The Pidgeot thing again. Yes it's a Pidgeot. The directors accidentally left it in because by the time they noticed it, it was way to late in the production. 4. This one's easy. Once he hit the water he automatically reached up and held his hat back on to his head so it didn't sink underwater. 5. I forgot who mentioned this, but whoever it was, thank you! I heard that on the commentary as well. The joke was for kid's to recognize Scyther and Team Rocket not recognizing it. But Team Rocket is still my favorite villain characters! 6.Technically once that arm connected to the red button on the black PokeBall, it got Pikachu's DNA code. I don't think it's a deformation at all. Ever see Pichu's ears? Pichu is a baby Pikachu, before it evolves to Pikachu. One fan mentioned on one site that this was a reference to Pichu. Also, not all of the clones were deformed. Only Mewtwo's Venasaur, Blastoise and Charizard had distinguished markings, and the only other clone that had that was the Pikachu. Also, what ever happened to the clones of Ash's Charizard, Corey's Venasaur and Neesha's Blastoise? I never saw them! And that mystery lady? She was the Harbor manager. I think her name was Bonori or something, because the English writers never gave her an English name. And that thing about Pokemon tears and the storm wiping out all human civilization? Made up by the American directors. How else were they going to explain the healing Pokemon tears at the end? They said on the DVD commentary the Japanese directors never gave an explanation, so they made one for it.
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T-zone writes:
Mink:The cloned Pikachu WAS deformed. Look at it's ears.
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@ssKicker writes:
BTW, Ash went through the cloning machine with Pikachu, so theoretically it should have picked up some of HIS DNA as well as Pikachu's. So the clone should have been more deformed than it was! This should be interesting...
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darcy_monkey writes:
I managed to get a hold of a copy of the japanese version of the movie. I also have a friend that speaks fluent Japanese and English. He said that the Alakazam and Pidgeot slipups are translation stuff ups. They obviously tried to hide the Alakazam stuff up. And the Pikachu was deformed, look at its ears and the way it talks. It says it's name "Pi-ka-chow".
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Hibashira writes:
Just thought I'd make a little note about #6, the Pikachu cloning thing. Watch the scene where Ash is trying to pull the black ball out of the cloning machine. If you look closely, you can see that one of the wires plugs into the 'eye' of the ball and flashes a couple of times (this is the wire Ash tries to pull out with his teeth). By the time Ash gets this wire out, the machine has finished taking Pikachu's DNA (it stops flashing); presumably the Pikachu clone was slightly deformed because Ash was doing so much damage to the machine whilst it was processing the DNA.
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Mars Guo writes:
Ahhkay, Eevee and Farfetch'd are in no way unique. That moronic handbook stated that they were one-of-a-kind, but it's simply an atrocious statement. They are only one of a kind in the Red and Blue versions of the GB game. In Yellow, Gold, and Silver, and in the Cartoon, there are plenty of them. * You can breed an Eevee with almost anything and get more Eevee in GS. So that's a false statement right there. * In the final episode of the second season of the show, Ash and Gary finally get to battle. Gary uses Eevee. If Eevee is one-of-a-kind, how come that kid from Stone Town has an Eevee too? * In a recent episode, I'm not certain which one (I believe it was the one where Tracey's Scyther and Ash's Charizard wouldn't stop bugging eachother) an entire FLOCK of Farfetch'd fly over Tracey's head and he's inclined to do a sketch. The same Farfetch'd flock beat up Team Rocket at the end. So in short, if they were the last of their species I'd have said so, nya? ^_^
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T-zone writes:
Okay, lemme clear something up... The only unique Pokémon in G\S are the three legendary dogs, Celebi, Mewtwo, Mew, and the legendary birds. Ho-Oh, Lugia, and Sudowoodo can be found in the wild, in alternate colors aka Shiny Status, such as the Red Gyarados. There are red and green varieties of Sudowoodo, there are orange Ho-Oh, and purple Lugia. They are very rare, and although I've never seen any of them, I do have a green Zubat, a golden Pineco, and a red Gyarados. There's a shiny form of each Pokémon, and they're out there, waiting to be caught. Go check your G\S games if you don't believe me. Go to Union cave and walk around for a while to find green Zubat. You can find silver Rhydon in Victory Road, and golden Pineco in the trees by the Lake of Rage. Try it and see!
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Trivimaster writes:
Pokemon can differ in size, remember the episode with the giant Tentacruel? Or the one with the big Magikarp (later became Gyarados)?
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Mars Guo writes:
I stand by my magic lapras comment \=) Now, think about this. If this one single mew can live forever, what was the point to the whole freakin' battle with the pink bubbles and so forth? O_O
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Mars Guo writes:
Besides that, Skull, no offense but that's a pretty cheesy reason. You can only get one farfetch'd in the game, but that doesn't mean it's the last surviving Farfetch'd. You can only get one Eevee throughout the game, but no one's saying that all of Eevee's brothers were destroyed. Of course the people at Nintendo will only give you one Mew, what were you hoping for, six? What's your point?
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Mars Guo writes:
Third comment in a row, getting tired now =) And what do you mean "Why do they focus on the same one" oh yeah, originally the writers intended to have a whole FAMILY of Mew running around, and they would ALL fight Mewtwo right out in the open, Ash would probably end up capturing one. >=\ Sarcasm, Skull, Sarcasm.
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Mars Guo writes:
Yesh, I get pushed around too, but you have to admit the entire idea is pretty cheesy and badly thought out (if not by us, then by Nintendo and Co.)
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Unknown writes:
No, the game is not based entirely on the show and movie. If it was, the lower level of the Seafoam Islands would be 'New Island.'
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@ssKicker writes:
Mars- you forgot Eevee and Farfetched. They're unique too.
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Unknown writes:
The Pikachus in the episode 'Pikachu's Goodbye' were deformed, too. Remember how they said '"....PikaChoW!"?
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Gungan Din writes:
These Pokemon are unique: Articuno Zapdos Moltres Mewtwo Mew Sudowoodo (I think) Raikou Entei Suicune Lugia Ho-Oh Celebi
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Gungan Din writes:
This is how you can tell a bunch of overpaid bean-counters write the show instead of me. I mean, if I was writing that episode, how could a flock of Farfetch'ds fly over Chubby Boy Tracey Trace-um WITHOUT, heh heh, "taking advantage of the situation"?
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Silver757 writes:
Celebi's an unknown POkémon. T-zone. Nintendo still has no idea whether or not it exists.
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Pokemaniac writes:
1. Though there is only one Mew left NOW, there surely used to be more. Even powerful Pokemon die eventualy. When they died there would be bones, such as the one found, around. 5. The first trainer introduced (the one with Pidgeot) clearly had a Scyther. 6. I'm sure it wouldn't take long for that machine to clone a Pokemon and it probably could do it with just a hair, which would have been easy to get from Pikachu.
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Mophead writes:
Fossil? it might just be in the U.S one, but here in england it mentions nothing about a fossil.
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EggMaster writes:
The one about Alakazam isn't really a slip-up. In the DVD's narraration they say they left it in because Team Rocket won't always guess Pokémon shadows right. they also left it in for people to spot they said. The "Who's that Pokémon?" that James says was put in there to make fun of the TV series. They also said that when the cloning machine connected to the "eye" part of the ball it was able to gather enough information to clone Pikachu.
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J_bond_64 writes:
Mophead, It explains how they cloned Mewtwo from a Mew bone in the "Origin of Mew" on the Pokémon DVD(It's under features).It just shows how the scientists went to some old "temple" with a bunch of Mew artifacts,and found a Mew bone.
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pikababy writes:
hey ie was a Mew EYEBROW not a Mew bone!!!
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PJPoon writes:
Not all Pokémon of the same type are the same size. When they are young, they are smaller and when they get older they become bigger. Neesha (the trainer with the Dewgong) must have trained Dewgong a lot to get him that big and strong. Also the name of the trainer with the Scyther is Corey.
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Mars Guo writes:
So much loose info floating about... time to round it up and explain things. Of course they thought the Scyther was an Alakazam, they're Team Rocket! James spent their salaries on a Magikarp, that shows off their SUPERIOR INTELLIGENCE, eh? It was a joke, people. A mistake like that doesn't just float past the surveilance cameras. Now this really bugs me! No one ever, anywhere, from any reliable source, said that there was only one Mew left in existence! No more than one mew has been seen in one place, but I don't know where you guys got the idea that there was only one. The only one-of-a-kind Pokemon are Mewtwo, Zapdos, Moltres, Articuno, Lugia, Hou-ou, and the legendary dogs. There is only one Mewtwo because it was created in a labratory. But no one ever said that that was the only remaining Mew. Besides, if it WAS the last mew alive, if all of its bretheren are fossilized by now, that means this Mew would have to be about 300,000 years old or older. No one Pokemon can survive that long, face the facts, people. The only possible conclusion is that there are in fact more Mew than one. Why would there only be one left? I don't see a reliable reason. They're just so darn elusive, no one has ever seen more than one in the same place. That simple. By The Way, it is impossible to get an intact sample of a mew's fur in any form, let alone fossils. Know why? Cause it's microscopic. It was a fossilized Mew skeleton. The dewgong was accurately sized. Remember that the Dewgong that nearly drowned ash was wild and wasn't such a high level. Probably younger, too. Yes, that was a Pidgeot, you can tell because of its size, it's eagle eyes, and those wicked cool plumage feathers on its head! Good spotting! Whew. That was a ton of typing. Cya.
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MasterSkull writes:
I stand firmly by my theory. What if there were a form of immortality that only worked if you took good care of yourself. Example you live forever unless you get your head choped off. Cheesy or not think about Nintendo does always advertise "The one and only Mew". And "Pink Bubbles"? You don't know pokemon. It's called Psychic energy. (Sorry if I sound rude I don't mean to be it's just that I get pushed around alot)
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KoRN DaWG writes:
No you guys. Suowoodo isn't special. He is like Snorlax. You can only catch one in the games. The Special Pokémon are... Mewtwo Articuno Zapdos Moltres Suicune Entei Raikou -- Mew & Celebi are just REALLY hard to get. Also, on the games there is only ONE shiny color of each Pokémon. Not 2 or 3. I have an Orange Mewtwo, Purple Lugia, Green Feraligatr, Gold Scizor, and Blue Mew. Suodowoodo's normal color is brown and green. His shiny version is brown & red.
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MasterSkull writes:
I must contridict Mars Guo. I have seen sevrel advertisments and I have run into quite a few that talk about -The One and Only Mew- And the show is very much like the game (I heard the show was based on the game) and in the game there is only one Mew. When Nintendo was giving out Mews they probly made sure you got 1 and using Gameshark gets you 1. Finally if there is more then one Mew why do they always focus on the same one (around NewIsland) and never on any others has much has Ash has beed around.
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MasterSkull writes:
P.S. That's probably because other Mew died out. (And how do you know how long it lives? For all you know this one's a special Mew and can live forever.)
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Mars Guo writes:
No, it's not... but that's probably because the game was written and released a few years before the movie ^_^
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Mars Guo writes:
Right on, Din, except Sudowoodo--it's not unique in any way.
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Gohanks21 writes:
The only reason the Pikachu's ears are different is so you can tell the difference between the main character of the series and some other one. Look back at any episode with a Pikachu other than Ash's. 'nough said
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Topclaw writes:
Grrrrr, I have a bone to pick with you. 1. Remember the unevolved giant magikarp from the orange island series, well that compaired to the large dugong.....no comment. 2. If the scientists cloned mew with one little eyebrow, why does the machine need pikachu's whole genetic map? 3. Well, the lady with the foreign accent, she's probably one off those seen-in-one-episode-then-never-sighted-again type of characters.
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T-zone writes:
Heh. Ash crossed with a Pikachu... he'd have triple the brains he had in Series One! However, the Series Two Ash is a half-decent trainer, and not as bull-headed as the Series One Ash. Also, I saw Revelation Lugia, and I could swear Ash is maturing. I don't get the new Johoto episodes of Pokémon, as Comcast Cable doesn't include Kids WB, but he's rumored to have matured, and become a decent trainer.
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Sean writes:
Pikachu's clone WAS deformed, but so were all the other Pokémon! Watch the clone scene again.
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