You have a Fenniken, a Torchic, and a bag of Sitrus berries to take across the river on a boat, the boat can only transport one at a time, the Fenniken is hungry but won’t eat the berries, the Torchic will eat the berries but is a noticeable few levels lower than the Fenniken, how do you get them all across the river when, while testing for deepness, you threw your pokeballs into the river and you can’t swim?
why the fµ¢£ would I throw my Pokéballs into the river to test the depth when rocks are literally free
besides which, listen, if this Fennekin can’t be trusted not to eat my Torchic when I leave them alone together, then it can fµ¢£ing swim across; I don’t care if it’s a Fire-type
hell, why am I even training a Pokémon that wants to eat one of my other Pokémon? Throw the fµ¢£ing Fennekin in the river and let it drown; see if I care
EDIT: Riddler further asks:
What if you were trying to sell the fennekin and it was just bought, if you don’t bring it you won’t get your money?
Then I guess I would recite the extremely well-known solution to this extremely well-known riddle?
- Take Torchic across, return alone.
- Take Fennekin across, return with Torchic.
- Take berries across, return alone.
- Take Torchic across.
Was that what I was supposed to say in the first place?
(also why am I selling Pokémon? That sounds kinda fµ¢£ed up)
EDIT AGAIN: Riddler further asks:
The guy outside Mount moon sells live Magikarp, plus you are literally just given pokemon, not to mention Team Rocket’s black market.
Team Rocket’s black market is… well… Team Rocket’s black market; I mean, there are two very significant red flags in the name of the thing you are citing. The Magikarp salesman is also characterised as… pretty damn shady; like, in the anime he literally runs a pyramid scheme, and even in the original games, where he has like three lines, it kinda seems like he’s deliberately trying to mislead you about what you’re buying. I suspect that exchanging a Pokémon for money might be seen as kind of crass or unethical in a way that trading or giving away a Pokémon is not – largely because the best examples of Pokémon being sold are… well, not above board.
Also, this is a very annoying way to have a conversation; there is a comment section and you don’t need a WordPress account to use it.
4 thoughts on “Riddler asks:”
Yeah, this was always an inherent problem with that particular puzzle: they don’t give us a good reason to care about the fox/wolf/whatever.
Yes, that was the strip I was reminded of. I just didn’t feel like digging through the archives for it.
I like seeing you suffer.