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Play by Post Create a useless move, item or ability

mewstein

Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
289
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
298
I have fond memories of this one from Tapatalk.

Just as it says on the box - create a semi-believable move, item or ability that’s useless or downright silly.

I’ll start: Nostalgia Goggles. An item that works like a repel except Gen I Pokemon are immune to the effects.
 

RubyClaw

Challenge Seeker and Nuzlocke Completionist
🌱Featurer
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
22
Caught
Jun 9, 2019
Messages
534
Location
Kanto Route 1, 1% encounter rate (Israel)
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Fire, Psychic
Ooh I loved this game. Hmm let me see...

Thunwafire Stone - use this item on an Eevee to evolve it randomly into Vaporeon, Flareon or Jolteon. Can only be bought in stores where the other three stones are provided.

Time Traveler Shoes - Any game condition that checks the hour in your game is considered 5 minutes earlier than what the clock on your device indicates.
 

AnOddEncounter

Conqueror of the Saffron Gym
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
454
Caught
Jul 9, 2019
Messages
68
Location
Getting Closer
Nature
Hasty
Pronouns
He, Him
Pokémon Type
Electric, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
The Sun Hating Pokemon. Many AnOddEncounters have become addicted to nuzlocking and see playing pokemon normally as a sin to their culture.
Eulogy: Status
The pokemon that uses this move faints immediately.

Yep, it just faints, no healing(Healing Wish), no stat reduction(Memento), No Damage Done before hand(Explosion, Self Destruct), just death.
 

SilverLeafeon75

Lurker extrodanaire
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
374
Caught
Jul 4, 2019
Messages
31
Location
Between here and there
Nature
Quirky
Pokémon Type
Electric, Ice
Pokédex Entry
A rarity in the wild, this creature is timid, yet curious. They tend to crack jokes, especially puns, and hate being out in the heat.
Dragon-Sneeze: status
Drops all of the users stats by 1
(This is an anime reference BTW)

Wavedash: status
Boosts the all users stats to +6, then faints the user.
 

mewstein

Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
289
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
298
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #7
Magibuff: a hold item that boosts Magikarp’s Special Attack stat 2+.

Galarian Summer: a gen VIII ability that randomly switches the weather conditions between scorching sun, torrential rain and freezing hail each turn when the Pokemon is in battle.

edit: mods please feel free to nix this last one if it’s a violation of the embargo.
 

Kazzius

Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Globetrotter
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
287
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
254
Location
Just appeared in box 3 one day. Won't leave.
Nature
Relaxed
Pokémon Type
Normal, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Probably some kind of coding prank. Never seen outside of box 3. Is a slob apparently.
Pokeballball: An item that lets you catch unused pokeballs for your own use.
 

mewstein

Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
289
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
298
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #10
Spritify: A move that can only be learnt by Pokemon that existed prior to Gen VI. Causes the user to revert to the original sprite version of themselves.
Has no other effects save for a slight increase in evasiveness as they are now only 1 pixel wide.
 

RubyClaw

Challenge Seeker and Nuzlocke Completionist
🌱Featurer
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
22
Caught
Jun 9, 2019
Messages
534
Location
Kanto Route 1, 1% encounter rate (Israel)
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Fire, Psychic
Slowpoke tail - Worth 1,000,000 pokeyen yet can't be sold anywhere. Will only add one extra line of dialog to the dude wanting to sell you one after Union Cave: "Oh, you already have one? Well sorry for bothering you...".
 

mewstein

Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
289
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
298
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #12
Quaranta Espresso: A battle item which contains so much caffeine the user now believes they Can See Through Time(tm). Doubles their speed stat but also causes paralysis.

Last Week’s Leftovers: A hold item that works exactly the same as Leftovers, but the holder is now poisoned.
 

RubyClaw

Challenge Seeker and Nuzlocke Completionist
🌱Featurer
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
22
Caught
Jun 9, 2019
Messages
534
Location
Kanto Route 1, 1% encounter rate (Israel)
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Fire, Psychic
Quaranta Espresso: A battle item which contains so much caffeine the user now believes they Can See Through Time(tm). Doubles their speed stat but also causes paralysis.

Last Week’s Leftovers: A hold item that works exactly the same as Leftovers, but the holder is now poisoned.
Oooh I'd love to get me some of that Quaranta Espresso. I also always wondered how leftovers can still be useful for so long.

You'd be surprised but actually both these items can be quite useful in very specific situations. There are a few things will benefit you for being paralyzed or being poisoned (See Toxic Orb strategies, Facade, etc).
 

Kazzius

Conqueror of the Goldenrod Gym
Globetrotter
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
287
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
254
Location
Just appeared in box 3 one day. Won't leave.
Nature
Relaxed
Pokémon Type
Normal, Psychic
Pokédex Entry
Probably some kind of coding prank. Never seen outside of box 3. Is a slob apparently.
Umbrella. Held Item. Pokemon can deploy their umbrella during rain, and so any fire attacks used by the user that targets the user will not be halved by the rain.
 

Cirr

I'm a bot! (maybe)
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
216
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
1,059
Pronouns
beep/boop
Pokémon Type
Ghost, Normal
Pokédex Entry
Fails Captchas with regularity
Levitating Perch - gives a Flying-type the Levitate ability
 

Vivificient

Conqueror of the Vermillion Gym
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
205
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
19
Location
Canada
Nature
Adamant
Pokédex Entry
Its peering eyes are all that can be seen of its mysterious innards.
New held item - Danger Helmet - Allows all the Pokémon's physical moves to inflict recoil damage.
 

mewstein

Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
289
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
298
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #17
Ho-Oh Glide: An Alolan pager option. Works exactly the same as the Charizard Glide but summons a huge rainbow-coloured firebird instead. The complexity of the model and animation causes so much lag on the 3DS that it’d be quicker to walk to your destination...
 

JavierE64

Masks are so 2016!!! But don´t forget to wear one
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
310
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
564
Location
Perú
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
Grass, Water
Pokédex Entry
The Master of both Light and Darkness; who loves the Violent and Dramatic, and the Fun and Adorable.
Pikachu´s Horn: A held Item that makes Ground type loose their Electric Immunity.
However, It cannot be Switched or Knock over by other moves.
 

Mattman324

Blame this on the misfortunes of your birth.
Screenshotter
Pokédex No.
159
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
329
Location
This forum, as of now
Nature
Adamant
Pronouns
YUUSHA
Pokémon Type
Electric, Steel
Pokédex Entry
KITA KITA KITA
Slowpoke tail - Worth 1,000,000 pokeyen yet can't be sold anywhere. Will only add one extra line of dialog to the dude wanting to sell you one after Union Cave: "Oh, you already have one? Well sorry for bothering you...".
The Slowpoketail is actually an obtainable item, albeit briefly, in GSC. It was put into the data of HGSS but never used, and is actively still in the data of modern games.
 

surfe

I am SHOPKEEP. I desire ALL RUBLES.
Hacker
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
83
Caught
Jun 16, 2019
Messages
361
Location
England
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
she/her
Pokémon Type
Dark, Fairy
Pokédex Entry
hi
Tamper: Destroys the foe's held mail item.
 

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