Pokémon Go Players Baffled by Their Trainer’s Questionable Height

Published: 2023-09-25T14:41:34

Updated: 2023-09-25T14:41:49

Pokémon Go players have realized that their trainer’s height doesn’t make much sense, as it’s inconsistent at best and completely implausible at worst, especially when compared to various Pokémon.

Needless to say, Pokémon isn’t exactly the most realistic series. The premise is literally that you catch magical beasts that fight each other to become stronger and somehow the entire world’s economy and culture is based on that.

Still, there are aspects that are based on realism and loosely on science. For example, there are Pokémon designed to look like real animals and the evolution and regional forms are reflected in the real world.

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However, one thing that has never been accurate or realistic is the height and weight of most Pokémon and the numbers provided usually don’t make much sense.

Pokémon Go’s suspicious height scale leaves more questions than answers

Posting on the Pokémon Go subreddit, one user highlighted the questionable height scale used when placing the trainer next to its partner Pokémon.

Titled simply “Okay, Pokémon Go…”, the post showed a supposedly 4’6″ (1.32 m) Pyroar towering over the trainer, while a 5’5″ (1.69 m) Luxray it barely reached his torso.

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“Haha, that’s dumb, it’s also weird to think that the coach is less than 5’3,” one player responded, finding the perspective of such a short main character amusing.

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Others highlighted even more egregious examples: “Dude, I was so disappointed when Trevenant was so short compared to everyone else, but then I saw Wailord. IN AR MODE IT EASILY FITS INTO MY HOUSE, SHOULDN’T I BE ABLE TO?”

Seeking to offer an explanation, one fan responded: “If I’m not mistaken, many of the quadruped Pokémon are measured by length rather than height, the same goes for many of the serpentine Pokémon like Onix or Dragonair.”

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Three Dragonair about to evolve in the Pokémon Journeys anime.The Pokémon Company

Dragonair is officially listed with a height of 13’01”, which apparently makes him more than twice the height of the average man.

However, it’s not just Pyroar’s height that has the Pokémon Go community stumped with the “a cursed lion weighs only 57kg” idea being equally amusing. A fair point considering that a real-life non-magical male Lion can weigh four times as much.

As many pointed out, the height and weight of various Pokémon probably shouldn’t be taken too seriously. After all, this is the series where a “time-traveling onion,” as one person elegantly put it, managed to become a mythical being.

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