Difference between revisions of "Size discrepancies in the Pokémon anime"

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==Blastoise==
 
==Blastoise==
 
{{p|Blastoise}} are normally 5'03" (1.6 m) tall, while in the anime they appear closer to 6'03" (1.9 m) tall.
 
{{p|Blastoise}} are normally 5'03" (1.6 m) tall, while in the anime they appear closer to 6'03" (1.9 m) tall.
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==Blissey==
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{{p|Blissey}} are normally 4'11" (1.5 m), but in her debut appearance, Blissey was shown to be shorter, at roughly 4'3" (1.3 m).
   
 
==Braixen==
 
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==Charizard==
 
==Charizard==
{{p|Charizard}} are usually 5'07" (1.55 m) tall, but [[Ash's Charizard]] is taller than that, at about 7'00" (2.13 m) tall. Oddly enough, it is shown in ''[[EP134|Charizard's Burning Ambitions]]'' that Ash's Charizard is rather small when compared with the Charizard living in [[Charicific Valley]]. Also, in ''[[AG177|Grating Spaces!]]'', a Charizard was shown to be as tall as an {{p|Aggron}}, 6'11" (2.1 m).
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{{p|Charizard}} are usually 5'07" (1.7 m) tall, but [[Ash's Charizard]] is taller than that, at about 7'00" (2.13 m) tall. Oddly enough, it is shown in ''[[EP134|Charizard's Burning Ambitions]]'' that Ash's Charizard is rather small when compared with the Charizard living in [[Charicific Valley]]. Also, in ''[[AG177|Grating Spaces!]]'', a Charizard was shown to be as tall as an {{p|Aggron}}, 6'11" (2.1 m).
   
 
==Clefairy==
 
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==Rhyhorn==
 
==Rhyhorn==
{{p|Rhyhorn}} are normally 3'03" (1 m), but in the anime, Rhyhorn are shown to be roughly 4'07" (1.3 m).
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{{p|Rhyhorn}} are normally 3'03" (1 m), but in the anime, Rhyhorn are shown to be roughly 4'07" (1.4 m).
   
 
==Roselia==
 
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==Seviper==
 
==Seviper==
[[Jessie's Seviper]] appears to change sizes during the series, sometimes even in the same episode. For example, when it made its debut, it was shorter than [[Jessie]]. However, it has also been shown as being taller than her, which according to the Pokédex it should be.
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[[Jessie's Seviper]] appears to change sizes during the series, sometimes even in the same episode. For example, when it made its debut, it was shorter than [[Jessie]]. However, it has also been shown as being taller than her, which according to the Pokédex it should be. However, this size discrepancy can be easily forgotten due to the Pokédex measuring Seviper in length.
   
 
==Smeargle==
 
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==Tyrunt==
 
==Tyrunt==
{{p|Tyrunt}} are about 2'07" (0.8 m). In the anime, Tyrunt are depicted as being far larger than {{p|Pikachu}}, a species that according to the game is 1'04" (0.4 m).
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{{p|Tyrunt}} are about 2'07" (0.8 m). In the anime, Tyrunt are depicted as being far larger than {{p|Pikachu}}, a species that according to the game is 1'04" (0.4 m). Tyrunt are shown in the anime to be roughly 4'03" (1.3 m).
   
 
==Wailmer==
 
==Wailmer==

Revision as of 03:06, 27 March 2020

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Drew's much larger Roselia
A smaller Rapidash

Aside from giant Pokémon, many Pokémon in the Pokémon anime suffer from large size discrepancies between the information given in the Pokémon games' Pokédex and their actual animated presentation. These Pokémon are apparently "normal sized" as far as the anime's universe is concerned. Many of Ash's Pokémon are often subject to size discrepancies, often appearing smaller than other Pokémon of the same species.

This may be a style or aesthetic decision, a case of the writers not checking the information in detail, or for story purposes.

Some of the most notable size discrepancies will be noted below.

Articuno

Articuno are about 5'07" (1.7 m), although in The Symbol Life it appears to be closer to 6'07" (2.0 m).

Blastoise

Blastoise are normally 5'03" (1.6 m) tall, while in the anime they appear closer to 6'03" (1.9 m) tall.

Blissey

Blissey are normally 4'11" (1.5 m), but in her debut appearance, Blissey was shown to be shorter, at roughly 4'3" (1.3 m).

Braixen

Braixen are normally 3'03" (1 m), but Serena's Braixen is shown to be much larger, almost as tall as Serena.

Buizel

Buizel are normally 2'04" (0.7 m), but Ash's Buizel is shown to be a lot taller than that, about 3'03" (1 m).

Bulbasaur

Bulbasaur are about 2'04" (0.7 m), similar in height to Buizel. In anime episodes, it appears closer to 1'04" (0.4 m). This could be because the Pokédex's measurement of Bulbasaur includes its back bulb.

Charizard

Charizard are usually 5'07" (1.7 m) tall, but Ash's Charizard is taller than that, at about 7'00" (2.13 m) tall. Oddly enough, it is shown in Charizard's Burning Ambitions that Ash's Charizard is rather small when compared with the Charizard living in Charicific Valley. Also, in Grating Spaces!, a Charizard was shown to be as tall as an Aggron, 6'11" (2.1 m).

Clefairy

Clefairy are usually 2'00" (0.6 m), but in the anime, Clefairy are shown to be roughly the same height as Pikachu, about 1'04" (0.4 m).

Croagunk

Croagunk are generally 2'04" (0.7 m) in height, with an anime height closer to 1'04" (0.4 m).

Drapion

Drapion are generally 4'03" (1.3 m) in height, but in the anime, they are about twice that height, at about 8'06" (2.6 m).

Dunsparce

Dunsparce are normally 4'11" (1.5 m) in height, but in Following a Maiden's Voyage!, they appear to be shorter than a Pidgey, which is 1'00" (0.3 m). However, this may also be due to the measurement being from head to tail instead, making the mistake slightly less drastic.

Electivire

Electivire are normally 5'11" (1.8 m), but in the anime they are closer to 6'11" (2.1 m).

Electrode

Electrode are normally 3'11" (1.2 m), but in What You Seed is What You Get it is seen to be the same height as Slugma, 2'04" (0.7 m).

Also, in the same episode, Natasha's Electrode is shown to be as tall as an adult human in some scenes.

Emboar

Emboar is normally 5'03" (1.6 m) tall. However, Bianca's Emboar is shown to stand several heads above her, making it appear closer to 7'02" (2.18 m).

Fletchling

Fletchling are normally 1'00" (0.3 m), but Grace's Fletchling is shown to be far smaller, at about 0'04" (0.1 m).

Floatzel

Floatzel are generally 3'07" (1.1 m) in height, but in A Crasher Course in Power!, when Crasher Wake's was standing in front of Ash's Buizel, it was shown to be about 4'03" (1.3 m).

Forretress

Forretress measures 3'11" (1.2 m) tall, but it is sometimes shown in the anime to be 1'08" (0.5 m).

Gengar

Gengar are shown to be 4'11" (1.5 m), but in all of its appearances in the anime, it is shown to be 3'07" (1.1 m).

Glalie

Glalie are 4'11" (1.5 m). Ash's Glalie is extremely small compared to others of its species, appearing to be closer to 2'00" (0.6 m).

Gliscor

Gliscor are normally 6'07" (2.0 m). Ash's Gliscor in A Breed Stampede! is shown to be half that height, around 3'03" (1.0 m). This could be because the Pokédex measures Gliscor with its tail included.

Golduck

Golduck are about 5'07" (1.7 m), although in Like It or Lup It! when it was standing near Ludicolo, it was shown to be about 3'03" (1.0 m).

Grovyle and Combusken

While normally Grovyle and Combusken are about 2'11" (0.9 m), Ash's Grovyle and May's Combusken appear to be much larger, being almost as tall as Ash and May.

Grumpig

Grumpig is usually 0.9m (2'11") tall. However, in An Oasis of Hope!, it is shown to be almost twice Wobbuffet's height of 1.3m (4'3"), and around Jessie and James's height.

Hariyama

Hariyama are 7'07" (2.3 m). However, Brawly's Hariyama is extremely small for its species. In Brave The Wave!, it appears to only be around 4'11" (1.5 m).

Hitmontop

Hitmontop are said to be 4'07" (1.4 m). Hitmontop in the anime are shown to be shorter, roughly 2'11" (0.9 m).

Honchkrow

Honchkrow are usually 2'11" (0.9 m), but Paul's Honchkrow was shown to be much larger, at roughly 3'11" (1.2 m).

Lombre

Lombre are shown to be 3'11" (1.2 m). Brock's Lombre appears to be shorter than that height, and looking to be more around 2'07" (0.8 m).

Magmortar

Magmortar are normally 5'03" (1.6 m), but in the anime they are closer to 7'00" (2.13 m).

Meowstic

Meowstic are normally 2'00 (0.6 m), but in the anime, Meowstic are shown to be larger, at nearly 3'03" (1 m).

Meowth

Meowth are normally 1'04" (0.4 m), but in the anime, they are seen to be roughly 2'07" (0.8 m).

Metagross

Metagross are normally 5'03" (1.6 m), but Tyson's seems shorter than this in Choose It or Lose It!, at 2'11" (0.9 m). Another Metagross appeared in Noodles! Roamin' Off! and shown to be taller even than James, about 6'03" (1.9 m).

Noctowl

Noctowl are about 5'03" (1.6 m), approaching average human height. Ash's Noctowl, however, is extremely small for that size, looking to be more around 2'00" (0.6 m). Although it's been mentioned that Ash's Noctowl is unusually small, other Noctowl that have appeared in the anime don't seem to be more than 4'00" (1.22 m) tall themselves.

Nosepass

Nosepass are normally 3'03" (1.0 m) in height. However, in the episode Nosepass debuted in, Nosepass is far bigger than it is supposed to be, at about 5'06" (1.68 m) compared to the normal Nosepass.

Numel

Numel are approximately 2'04" (0.7 m) in height. However, in Game Winning Assist, Numel is far larger, approximately as tall as Ash and May.

Onix

Onix is already one of the largest Pokémon at 28'10" (8.8 m) long, but Brock's Onix (before it evolved) was shown to be slightly bigger than Brock's size, and in Climbing the Walls!, Grant's Onix was sometimes shown to be twice the normal size.

Pidgeotto

Pidgeotto are normally 3'07" (1.1 m), but in the series it appears to be only 2'04" (0.7 m).

Piplup

Piplup are normally 1'04" (0.4 m), but Dawn's Piplup is shown to be a bit larger than Ash's Pikachu, roughly 1'08" (0.5 m).

Quagsire

Quagsire are normally 4'07" (1.4 m), but the anime depicts them much smaller, roughly 3'03" (1 m).

Rapidash

Rapidash are normally 5'07" (1.7 m). However, in Ash's flashback in Strategy Begins at Home!, it was shown to be about 3'03" (1.0 m) tall, about the size of its pre-evolution Ponyta.

Rhyhorn

Rhyhorn are normally 3'03" (1 m), but in the anime, Rhyhorn are shown to be roughly 4'07" (1.4 m).

Roselia

One of the more renowned changes in size is in Roselia, which are extremely small—only about 1'00" (0.3 m) tall. However, the Roselia in the anime come up to a 10-year old's waist. An estimate would put the anime incarnation of them at about 3'00" (0.91 m) tall. This caused much confusion when Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon Adventures both featured the Pokémon at its actual smaller size.

Seviper

Jessie's Seviper appears to change sizes during the series, sometimes even in the same episode. For example, when it made its debut, it was shorter than Jessie. However, it has also been shown as being taller than her, which according to the Pokédex it should be. However, this size discrepancy can be easily forgotten due to the Pokédex measuring Seviper in length.

Smeargle

Smeargle are about 3'11" (1.2 m), although in The Art of Pokémon, it is shown to be 2'04" (0.7 m)

Staravia

Staravia are normally 2'00" (0.6 m), but Ash's Staravia was shown to be much taller, roughly 2'11" (0.9 m).

Togekiss

Togekiss are 4'11" (1.5 m). Dawn's Togekiss, in her episode debut, was shown to be slightly taller than Dawn. In all episodes since, she has been shown to approach close to her hip.

Tyrunt

Tyrunt are about 2'07" (0.8 m). In the anime, Tyrunt are depicted as being far larger than Pikachu, a species that according to the game is 1'04" (0.4 m). Tyrunt are shown in the anime to be roughly 4'03" (1.3 m).

Wailmer

Wailmer are generally 6'07" (2.0 m) in height, although the one in Leading a Stray! was shown to be more than twice the size of Ash.

Whismur

Whismur are small Pokémon at around 2'00" (0.6 m). In A Poké-BLOCK Party!, a Whismur was around the size of 1'00" (0.3 m), and was notably not much larger than Max's head. A second Whismur appeared in Pinch Healing! and, while standing, came up to Max's neck.

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