Dumb/Silly Fails

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What kind of fails have you had while playing?

I had one just a few minutes ago. I was trying to train my Wimpod and all of a sudden I found a shiny Cubone. No tricks, no Shiny Charm, nothing. I tried weakening it, forgetting about Wimpod’s ability, and ran away turn one. I’m absolutely dead from that.
 
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the first thing that came to mind was the time i used my Z move on the first turn against the totem mimikyu in Sun

obv it just broke its disguise and didn't hurt it

like wtf i felt so dumb it's one of my fav pokes too i should kNOW THIS
 

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There's a part of me that's still kinda peeved because when I was a kid, I fainted a shiny Linoone thinking it would survive bc I thought shiny Pokemon were stronger.

I mean, not like shiny Linoone is all that great, but to kid me who never encountered a shiny poke before, it was a big deal, and I was really sad for a while.
 
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the first thing that came to mind was the time i used my Z move on the first turn against the totem mimikyu in Sun

obv it just broke its disguise and didn't hurt it

like wtf i felt so dumb it's one of my fav pokes too i should kNOW THIS
I did this too. :(
 

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I threw away my Silver cartridge because the battery was dead. Later that year I learned the batteries in cartridges can be replaced.
 

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I found my first shiny....in a fake copy of Emerald which can never be transferred.
 

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I jumped into a multi battle with my friend against 2 random people we found online in XY after half an hour of searching...And I accidentally picked my team of lvl 1s I was hatching rather than my battle box

It took another HOUR to find 2 willing people :cryingazurill: I was never forgiven
 

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I found a shiny Phantump in the Friend Safari and made two silly/dumb fails that battle.

1. I Mega evolved Charizard just to use Dragon Rage.
2. I used Dragon Rage a second time after it did more than half and Phantump used Ingrain and only got up to a little over half HP with that.

Needless to say I was very upset with myself.
 

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I was soaring on Latias in Alpha Sapphire, going after some of the ring legendaries I think. I triggered a wild encounter with a flying Pokemon, and habitually mashed the run button without even looking because I didn't want to bother fighting it. I glanced down just as the "got away safely" message appeared, and it was a Shiny Pelipper I had encountered. Now don't get me wrong, I do not like Pelipper, but a shiny is a shiny.
 

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The first shiny I encountered was a Shiny Marill.

In the Safari Zone in Diamond.

Oof.
 

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I used to think ice was weak to electricity because Articuno was weak to electric attacks. Of course later I learned that it was weak to electricity because it was a flying type.

I also used to think you had to take the boat on Pokémon Yellow and got upset every time it left me behind
 

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To be fair, every Gen1 Ice type except Jynx is weak to electric.
 

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Was going through Giant Chasm in Black, when I happened to run into a shiny Solrock. I'm not sure exactly was running through my head, but I decided the best course of action was to run away from it, even though catching it would have been easy. That choice still keeps me up at night.
 

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I was once hoard shiny hunting in Y for Zubat and ran into one and ran away. While I was running away I spotted the shiny and have yet to get another one since. I work on it now and then and hoping that someday that I get it again.
 

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I did the use my Z move on the first turn of the game against Totem Mimikyu. That was fun.

Most of the dumb fails I did were because of me not saving like evolving a bunch of Pokemon for my living dex only to forget to save after I decided I should take a break....
 

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In competitive battles I used Earth Power on a Rotom on at least three different occasions. I also forgot how breeding works and thought that a I could pass down stats from my female Volcarona to a Scatterbug. I was rather confused when a Larvesta hatched :P
 

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I used the Poke Transporter to send Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf from my copy of Black 2 to my copy of Alpha Sapphire, forgetting that you can catch the Lake Trio naturally in those games and that I had even already done so.
 

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I caught a shiny Mankey on my copy of Leafgreen and deleted the save file without transferring it. Oof.
 

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My biggest noob moment was back in Silver.
I didn't understand that the cop asking for the name of the Pokemon thief was the method for naming the rival so I named him ???, the unidentified tag used in the first battle with him.
In retrospect, though I feel like it was an awesome fail, leaving him with that mysterious aspect.

Does it also count that when my Silver died, I had only just learned of the concept so wasn't expecting it (It had happened to my Gold first and I had no idea to expect the same of my Silver) and didn't think to save my level 100's on Stadium 2? :P

I threw away my Silver cartridge because the battery was dead. Later that year I learned the batteries in cartridges can be replaced.
I'm right there with you but:
  1. I wouldn't have been able to get it fixed, I didn't have my handy stepdad at the time.
  2. Fixing the battery wouldn't have meant a thing to me without being able to recover my file. I was attached to that file, I'd made my best memories on it. Not to mention the level 100's I mentioned above. To this day they're the only ones I've had.
 
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Got some shinies from Bunnie's giveaway....forgot to go online for few minutes.
 
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