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Rich Boy Rob
July 4th, 2010, 03:19 PM
My question is, whatever happened to Ash's goal to "Catch 'em all"?
He started out in Kanto trying to catch every Pokémon, sending one to Oak every episode or so with the Gym challenge as a secondary objective. Nowadays he catches 5-6 Pokémon per region. So, has he given up on completing the Pokédex for Prof. Oak?

randomspot555
July 4th, 2010, 03:37 PM
My question is, whatever happened to Ash's goal to "Catch 'em all"?

Ash's was and still is to be a Pokemon Master. "Gotta Catch em all" was a tagline for the franchise, and is a translation of the Japanese line which is still in use today. The Japanese line is much simpler, roughly saying "Get Pokemon!". Also, it's just not realistic for someone to own hundreds of Pokemon and have a caretaker for them. Not to mention that often in the case of Legendary Pokemon, they just aren't MEANT to be caught.

Furthermore, the Pokedex doesn't work the same way as it does in the games. The Dex information is already programmed into it in the anime. It is there as a guide. In the games, you are out there recording information and filling up the dex for the regional professor.

Silver25
July 4th, 2010, 08:13 PM
In one episode (the name slips my mind) this topic is discussed. With Ash starting as a young inexperienced trainer trying to catch every different type of Pokemon to become the most powerful trainer in history to one that tries to bring out the full potential in one's Pokemon through hardwork, determination, and spirit.

Spinor
July 4th, 2010, 08:15 PM
That was when there were only 2 Pokemon that were impossible to catch. Now there are what? 20-30?

Besides, it became...corny... or something after a while. Not to mention that was the primary target of soccer moms that claimed Nintendo was an FCC (****ing-bigass-udder Cash Cow).

Myles
July 4th, 2010, 08:59 PM
In the first season he only boxed three Pokemon (if you count all thirty Tauros as one). And caught thirteen Pokemon all together (including Raticate and Haunter).

He's never really done a good job at that.

Aggressor
July 4th, 2010, 09:06 PM
I never concentrated on this topic. Besides, it would of gotten dull and boring.

Kirbychu
July 5th, 2010, 04:59 PM
That slogan was dropped when RS came out.

In one episode (the name slips my mind) this topic is discussed. With Ash starting as a young inexperienced trainer trying to catch every different type of Pokemon to become the most powerful trainer in history to one that tries to bring out the full potential in one's Pokemon through hardwork, determination, and spirit.
It's pretty much this. Ash just simply tweaked his training style.