In the Pokemon world, the soil is starved of nutrients. In fact, the planet can only support the trees and grass that players are incapable of interacting with, which have been there since the 6th of July, 1189 time immemorial. Any more than that would simply wither and die if it was left untended. This is why trainers are urged to purchase themselves a Wailmer Pail (or whatever the equivalent was in Gen IV), containing water that has been fortified with various necessary ingredients for plant life to grow, when they want to plant their own berries. What you see as "watering" is in fact your character nourishing the earth around their plants, permitting them to live without trying to leech off of the pre-existing ecosystem. This is also why you can't simply pull out your Piplup and ask it to water the plants for you (you lazy good-for-nothing).
As for why the berry trees were there in the first place, the answer is simple. Every time you pick a berry from one of those trees, you are stealing from another trainer who planted it some time in the past. You're profiting from all of their hard work. You monster. That trainer had a family. They might have been relying on those berries to feed themselves tonight. I hope you're proud of yourself.
Or... it's a silly little mechanic that wasn't thought through at all. Game Freak have a habit of doing that. :P
It's always fun to try and pick this kind of silly stuff apart though; nice idea for a thread. I can't find anything like this either.
Okay. I have one. So those that have played a main pokemon game will remember proffesor oak and such telling us off for using an old rod or bike inside and such. But how does professor oak know we are going to use it if he always in his lab when you see him.
Also when you see the message he doesn't walk in or walk over...you don't see him at all for it you just see the the text with thier name. So if he isn't there how does he know?
Post by *~Donita Eden~* on Jan 23, 2018 8:33:21 GMT 11
I understand the concept of having to water your own berries, which is perfectly fine since the perks of doing so will produce more berries in the long run. What I didn't understand was the mechanics of the game when it is raining or furthermore why only parts of the map [Diamond for example as the picture in my previous post shows] it rains.
Game freak slow introduction to weather is... nice but I can't wait for improvements.
Watering during rain can almost only be because there has been added nutritions to the water, if we're going to make explanation As for why you need to water them in generel, why the trees are doing fine, an explanation could be that the earth is sandy and water goes through way too quickly. Plants like trees with long roots or really tough plants like grass are doing fine, but everything else is quickly running out of water.
I don't understand the problem of rain or weather in only some of the areas? Denmark where I come from is rather small and completely flat, but still it is rarely the same weather all over the country. The regions are just too big for weather systems to cover it all at once. I see that part as completely natural, although it stops rather abruptly, I give you that
---- The professors talking I have always seen more as a memory of a time, where he told you how to behave. Or you imagine that he is telling you that you can't do that here, and you feel ashamed and do as you believe he wanted you to. Not that you can actually hear his voice in that right moment.
Legendaries that just sit in a cave... why has no one else tried to catch them??
Because when they do you get people like Tobias who go on to win the Sinnoh League with ease, making the whole thing look utterly pathetic and trivial. And yes, I know that Tobias was only confirmed to have Darkrai and Latios, who don't "sit in caves". You know what I mean. :P