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Carl Sacramento
May 7th, 2009, 02:58 AM
Why would anybody work? if you had the chance to go off and become a pokémon master, why would somebody chose work? how does an economy exist in the world of pokémon? where does money come from? do people just get jobs once they get old and then become weekend warriors? is there any sort of government?

Turnado
May 7th, 2009, 03:47 AM
Well, I'm pretty sure that there's a government system, since there are police and such, but I don't think the government plays much of a role in the whole "Pokemon Master" thing. At least not for the games.

Xenart
May 7th, 2009, 03:50 AM
for food and bills.

the pokemon world has real problems like the human world.

thedestinedblade
May 7th, 2009, 04:42 AM
Yeah, I don't think you get paid for being a trainer unless you win tournaments or the league.

Cherrim
May 7th, 2009, 09:35 AM
I kind of assume being a trainer is a sport, mostly. Sure tons of people will spend months of their lives trying to make it big as a "pro" trainer but most probably end up at a desk job. :P

I'll be blunt: if I lived in the Pokemon world it would take a LOT to make me go on a journey. I'm lazy. I don't really like being outdoors, much less camping, and I've never liked the idea of competitive battling. It's fun in the game but then once I beat the E4 I get on with collecting.

The thing about the Pokemon world is that it's supposed to be our world but with Pokemon. There are all kinds of jobs out there but society wouldn't run very well at all if everyone dropped everything and ran off on a journey. In the Pokemon World, most people are content to live where they are with Pokemon. They don't need to validate themselves with a gym challenge or travel the lands catching every single Pokemon. I assume the basic infrastructure in that world is the same as here.

Skyeye Blaze
May 7th, 2009, 09:43 AM
and when would we all sleep? and what about the home invasion thing that the main character does? And also, the crazy Rocket/Magma/Aqua/Galactic people running around doing stuff?

Artemis
May 7th, 2009, 10:43 AM
Why would anybody work?
Basically because they need an income in the Pokémon world like we do. Also, so they can afford things to buy like items and such. Or, to be like Team Rocket, work...get money...buy mechanical robots...try to catch Pikachu...fail xD

if you had the chance to go off and become a pokémon master, why would somebody chose work?

I guess, as you are young you have that natural energy to go out and try to become a Pokémon Master, but as you get older your body becomes weaker or tiresome, so you choose something more stable and not so strenuous. I mean traveling around different regions really isn't as easy as it seems.

how does an economy exist in the world of pokémon?

An economy? I guess like here in reality they work, pay the bills, help the government gain money, and so on...They probably just don't mention it.

where does money come from?

I've heard money doesn't come from trees, but it really does...seeing as it's made from paper, and paper comes from trees. No, get money like how we do, except again, it just isn't told much about...or barely at all.

do people just get jobs once they get old and then become weekend warriors?

I guess so xD

is there any sort of government?

Seeing as there are police, and all, I would believe they do have a government.

Psyburn
May 7th, 2009, 10:49 AM
Maybe beating trainers earns you money via electronic credit system or w/e. :P

But in the games, people do have jobs. They have librarians, sailors that sail ships, transports, electricians, trust me, the trainer types do have some semblance of employment. Plus people work in centers and there are shops where people have to buy crap from. Thats another form of income. Merchandising.

how2attention2details?

ShinjisLover
May 7th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Why would anybody work? if you had the chance to go off and become a pokémon master, why would somebody chose work?To pay the bills. . O.o

how does an economy exist in the world of pokémon?
If what I'm interpreting is 'there is no economy in Pokémon', then you're wrong. Let's look up the literal definition of 'economy'.

Economy - E⋅con⋅o⋅my (n.) - "thrifty management; frugality in the expenditure or consumption of money, materials, etc."

Basically, if you spend money for materials or receive money, you have an economy. People buy things from companies such as Silph, which gives Silph money, thusly creating an economy. So there is an economy.

where does money come from?Same place where the money comes from in the real world - People.

do people just get jobs once they get old and then become weekend warriors?If Pokémon Research is considered a 'job', which it should be because that person would be like a biologist, then, no. Shigeru became a Pokémon Researcher at about the age of 12 (going by real time, since the leagues are a yearly thing).

is there any sort of government?Government - Gov⋅ern⋅ment (n.) - "the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration"

Basically, this means that they need rules that comes from a higher-up. If there is no stealing, obviously they have rules (stealing is wrong in the Pokémon world). Big business companies seem to be the central 'government' of the Pokémon world.

Superjub
May 7th, 2009, 12:12 PM
I'm assuming the economy is similar to ours, with minor changes. I'm assuming the reason some people dont become Pokemon trainers maybe because they're not skilled enough, kinda like dog training. :S I'm assuming training a Pokmon is similar to training a dog, except they can breathe fire, water etc. XD

Artemis
May 7th, 2009, 12:14 PM
There is an economy in the Pokémon world. If there wasn't then such things as Schools, Markets, Companies and all would not have been involved into Pokémon.

Carl Sacramento
May 7th, 2009, 02:19 PM
I'm assuming the economy is similar to ours, with minor changes. I'm assuming the reason some people dont become Pokemon trainers maybe because they're not skilled enough, kinda like dog training. :S I'm assuming training a Pokmon is similar to training a dog, except they can breathe fire, water etc. XD

i really like this explanation. to me, its makes the most sense.

airindia787
May 7th, 2009, 02:57 PM
I doubt that everybody in the Pokemon world would be interested in going around a region with a few animals battling others. Actually very people in the Pokemon would want to become trainers. One could become pretty much anything that exists in the real world, a pilot, flight attendant, teacher, chef, engineer, etc.

I am sure that in the Pokemon world there are several stock exchanges for trading, and business opportunities galore.

As for the government, it could be debated whether it is a republic, direct democracy, kingdom, among others.

LugiaFreak
May 7th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Well, people run businesses like the Daycare, and trainers need to pay for them to raise Pokemon there. In the games, adults sometimes mention that they didn't go on a Pokemon journey, which probably means they were doing something else with their life instead of raising Pokemon.

Also, if every 10-year old kid decided to become a Pokemon master, the world would be swarming with them, which it's not. So, most people must do something else with their time.

white lancer
May 7th, 2009, 10:33 PM
I doubt that everybody in the Pokemon world would be interested in going around a region with a few animals battling others. Actually very people in the Pokemon would want to become trainers. One could become pretty much anything that exists in the real world, a pilot, flight attendant, teacher, chef, engineer, etc.

I am sure that in the Pokemon world there are several stock exchanges for trading, and business opportunities galore.

As for the government, it could be debated whether it is a republic, direct democracy, kingdom, among others.

Right. In the Pokémon world, presumably being a Pokémon trainer would be just another job to them. It wouldn't seem as novel or exciting as it does to us.

zerwey
May 7th, 2009, 10:37 PM
The Pokemon world probably does have a government, but they don't play a role in the games, with the exception of battling Police.

If Pokemon were real, I think I'd just get a Pokemon and stay home, occasionally battling. I wouldn't go outdoors and explore for all the world xD

ShinjisLover
May 8th, 2009, 10:17 AM
I'm assuming training a Pokmon is similar to training a dog, except they can breathe fire, water etc. XD

I have to disagree there. Pokémon are more intelligent beings and seem to be able to understand most human speech, whereas dogs aren't that understanding of strangers (just think about a newly caught Pokémon; they practically immediately listen. A new dog most likely won't) and can't understand human speech at all.

zerwey
May 8th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Maybe they're failed Pokemon Trainers...xD

BUG♥CATCHER★BREEZE
May 8th, 2009, 10:34 AM
We need to see Goverment headquarters in Gen. V. Maybe when you defeat the Elite Four you can meet the President/Prime Minster/Monarch/Dictator etc. ! =D. Who knows, maybe the whole world is ruled by secret police and everything is covered up... *dun dun dun*

Zorua
May 8th, 2009, 12:17 PM
You'd get paid by beating other trainers. In the Pokemon world, we are given infinite amount of money, so if we lose, we must give up x amount of cash to Trainer A because we lost.

But then again, what's the point when everyone has infinite money, ya? An awesome cheat and hack, but at the same time it would get sorta boring. ):

And in that sense, Pokemon would be a lot like Yu-gi-oh. Before anyone goes snapping at me for making this comparison, let me explain first:

If we were all in the Pokemon world with no government and w/e, it would be sorta like Yu-gi-oh, where you bet insane crap on a battle(except Yu-hi-oh sorta takes it too far) and when you lose, well...you lose your precious items, or possibly something worth even more value. D:

So personally, I would be cautious of who I'm battling, where I'm going, stuff like that. Officer Jenny could only do so much, y'know. Then again, I have my Pokemon to help me, so there wouldn't really be any need...

zerwey
May 8th, 2009, 12:46 PM
But think again: 80% of Trainers would be constantly KO'ed...Trainers in-game are WAY easier than competitive trainers.
But at least everybody would be vying for the rank of the true Pokemon League Champion.

Blaziken_Boy
May 9th, 2009, 06:46 PM
Why hasn't any Pokemon hero had the idea of using a baseball bat? Distract the enemy with the fighting, pace around the battle, when you get behind the guy, smash his head in.

jackblaze
May 9th, 2009, 09:34 PM
i feel what is wierd is that ash and co eat food like fish and chicken, so are there animals in the pokemon world?

Blaziken_Boy
May 9th, 2009, 09:50 PM
i feel what is wierd is that ash and co eat food like fish and chicken, so are there animals in the pokemon world?

There are Pokemon in the Pokemon world. And eating Pokemon is fine with me as long as it's not the torchic series, piplup series, gardevoir series, what else... eevee......

white lancer
May 9th, 2009, 10:53 PM
There are Pokemon in the Pokemon world. And eating Pokemon is fine with me as long as it's not the torchic series, piplup series, gardevoir series, what else... eevee......

I think Torchic would be tasty...I love fried chicken! ;)

Eating Gardevoir would be disgusting, though--it's almost like cannibalism. Same with Eevee...I wouldn't want to eat a dog. >_>

zerwey
May 9th, 2009, 11:29 PM
Why hasn't any Pokemon hero had the idea of using a baseball bat? Distract the enemy with the fighting, pace around the battle, when you get behind the guy, smash his head in.

That....is sad. xD

And aren't you yelling orders to your pokeymanz? :P

Alexithymia~
May 9th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Why hasn't any Pokemon hero had the idea of using a baseball bat? Distract the enemy with the fighting, pace around the battle, when you get behind the guy, smash his head in.
Wait.. what?
Smash his head in with a baseball bat? This isn't in the pokemon spirit!!
And not all pokemon have opposable thumbs, ya know.

Blaziken_Boy
May 12th, 2009, 04:13 PM
That....is sad. xD

And aren't you yelling orders to your pokeymanz? :P

Trainer: SNEASEL, USE AGILITY WHILE I BASH THAT GRUNT'S HEAD IN WITH THIS SLEDGEHAMMER!

Grunt: D:

Wait.. what?
Smash his head in with a baseball bat? This isn't in the pokemon spirit!!
And not all pokemon have opposable thumbs, ya know.

It's not the Pokemon spirit because nobody ever got the idea. Seriously, it would be effective. And it's not the Pokemon doing the smashing. You literally walk up during the battle and hit them.

Or you could use a tranquilizer shooter....

Eating Gardevoir would be disgusting, though

Oh god I just thought about that.


oh god it would taste rubbery wouldn't it argh.

i'm going to wash down these thoughts with bleach if i'm not back in a week then i'm doing it right.

KostK2Boss
May 14th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Why would anybody work? if you had the chance to go off and become a pokémon master, why would somebody chose work? how does an economy exist in the world of pokémon? where does money come from? do people just get jobs once they get old and then become weekend warriors? is there any sort of government?
Pokemon training is probably a very popular profession in Pokeworld, like medical jobs are popular in our world. However, there are people who are not so good at raising pokemon (e.g. Team Rocket, fishermen with 4 Magikarps and Koga), so they have a primary job (gangster, fisherman and ninja, respectively) and also have pokemon battles as a hobby.

The Scientist
May 15th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Eating Gardevoir would be disgusting, though

Oh god I just thought about that.

oh god it would taste rubbery wouldn't it argh.

What are you talking about, fools?! Gardevoir is like delicious caek, soft and moist with a faint vanilla flavor-

it's almost like cannibalism.

...

Oh....

Wait a second...

I don't think we're talking about the same thing here...

Hrm.

BACK ON TOPIC, THOUGH,

People would do other things because of either a sense of duty (it has to be done) or because they're just not interested in Pokemon. Hard for us to imagine, yes, but in their world, fantastic animals with equally-fantastic elemental powers are mundane.

Think of Pokemon Masters as being the sports superstars or pop idols of our world. It brings fame and glamour, etc. but there's a high chance of failure and it isn't as important to society as, say, the physicians and businessmen.

Imagine if everyone in the '60s decided to get their guitars from a Professor Oak lookalike and become a rock star... Yeah.