I'm having trouble understanding the following sentence from a small Pokémon comic I found online.


Here's a link to the comic for context: https://e621.net/posts/569425 (The ad at the top of the page may be NSFW.)

I'm able to parse the sentence just fine, but when I put it all together it doesn't make sense to me.

Here's my translation: In addition, if they really are the same color as myself, it's impossible for me to approach them because I hate the same type as myself.

The reason why it doesn't make sense to me is because the Pikachu already tried to approach the Lucario in the first panel, so why are they thinking it would be impossible to approach now?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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This ~だったら~はずがない is counterfactual hypothesis (事実に反する仮定).
"If... were..., ... wouldn't have done...", implying "As... is not..., ... did..."

So it's like:

i.e. 「本当に自分と同じ色ではないので、自分から近づい。」

It means:

"In addition / Also, if they really were the same color as myself, I would never have approached them, because I hate the same type as myself."
i.e. "I approached them because they are not really the same color as myself."
(The fact that I approached them shows/proves that they are not the same color as me.)

It's also clear from the previous line:
"(Unlike mine,) Their color attracts others. It's a different color from mine."


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