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biancafanboy
July 24th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Is it like the game and every battle Ash wins gets him money? Or does his mom send him money? I've been wondering this for a while now, I mean its not like he even keeps in regular contact with his mom.

Haowakeorden
July 24th, 2010, 11:30 AM
Is it like the game and every battle Ash wins gets him money?
That would be my guess. Or perhaps the group occasionally does odd jobs around the cities and towns that they're in.

Maybe Ash does regularly talk with his mother, but it might not always be shown explicitly.

Fan_the_Flames
July 24th, 2010, 11:48 AM
They always do seem to have a girl in the group >_>

No I'm kidding, I'm guessing like the game.

Kirbychu
July 24th, 2010, 12:21 PM
More importantly, how do they carry all the supplies necessary for survival in such tiny bags?

Spinor
July 24th, 2010, 12:26 PM
They always do seem to have a girl in the group >_>

No I'm kidding, I'm guessing like the game.

.... Sicko D:

Lets see, we all know Pokemon Centers don't charge, so they must be government funded or some ****. I guess Trainers are government funded through a mart or otherwise for food. At least for minors I suppose.

Which leads me to the conclusion that Bush is the President of Kanto, Jotho, Hoenn, and Sinnoh now.

biancafanboy
July 24th, 2010, 12:28 PM
I know eh? Sometimes it seems like there in the forest weeks. And on top of that they all seem to eat alot. I wonder how Ash will fair if they dont bring brock back for the 5th gen. Perhaps there will be a new aspiring pokemon breeder who is just as talented as brock.

Spinor
July 24th, 2010, 12:30 PM
I know eh? Sometimes it seems like there in the forest weeks. And on top of that they all seem to eat alot. I wonder how Ash will fair if they dont bring brock back for the 5th gen. Perhaps there will be a new aspiring pokemon breeder who is just as talented as brock.

... I don't think there will be a Brock replacement >_>.... I guess I'd go with FanFlame's theory during Isshu.

Kaminari
July 24th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Well, Jesse, James, & Meowth never wins battles so they end up doing odd jobs. Maybe it is battling. xD
It doesn't ever seem like people give them money. I guess that's just left up to whatever you prefer to think.

Masterge77
July 24th, 2010, 12:32 PM
It's clearly not the winning, since the games are nothing like the anime no matter how similar they make the storylines.......

Kirbychu
July 24th, 2010, 12:47 PM
It can't be money from battles, it would be far too easy for some old thug to take on a little kid and steal their money.

Kaminari
July 24th, 2010, 12:55 PM
It can't be money from battles, it would be far too easy for some old thug to take on a little kid and steal their money.

Lol. I think they've dealt with their fare share of thugs. They've all got dumb luck on their side. =D

Kirbychu
July 24th, 2010, 01:01 PM
Lol. I think they've dealt with their fare share of thugs. They've all got dumb luck on their side. =D
In that case Ash should make himself filthy rich by messing with all the weak kids. They whip out Metapod, he sends out the almighty Charizard. Then he can get a chauffeur to take him where he wants to go.

Vernikova
July 24th, 2010, 01:19 PM
It's clearly not the winning, since the games are nothing like the anime no matter how similar they make the storylines.......

Just because the animé doesn't follow the games all the time doesn't mean that this wouldn't be a time where they did.

ORegan
July 24th, 2010, 01:25 PM
In the games, I never saw it as the trainers giving you money...more like you kicked their ass and threatened to beat them up if they didn't fork over some cash. XD

But I think it's clearly obvious that there is a wandering street vendor that follows them around, knowing that Ash is a glutton and will therefore make a killing off him, which it why Ash never really carries food supplies. As for money, he exploits the local hippies by having his plant pokemon of the region use sweet scent stun spore etc to make them feel good about themselves. For the hard core shaking druggies, they sell needles filled with 'Toxic.'

§acred†Beo!
July 24th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Brock is secretly employed by Ash's dad to follow Ash on his journeys and help him out. His dad gives Brock money when they need it, and Brock pretends it is his. It's as simple as that.

ORegan
July 24th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Speaking of getting money, I wonder how much Gym leader pays? Elite Four must rake in the cash.

Vernikova
July 24th, 2010, 05:37 PM
But I think it's clearly obvious that there is a wandering street vendor that follows them around, knowing that Ash is a glutton and will therefore make a killing off him, which it why Ash never really carries food supplies.

Magikarp salesman for the win.

The whole supplies question can be answered with Hammer-space. The reason why you can fit a table inside your traveling to eat in the middle of the forest. Supplies is probably free too just as long as your ten.

Quite clear in the games as well.

Cilerba
July 24th, 2010, 05:49 PM
My thought would be, maybe after Ash defeats a gym leader, he gets a handful of cash?
Or like the games, and after every battle Ash wins, he earns some more money?

EDIT: Here's another idea, maybe their relatives send them money? I'm not quite sure how, but it's possible :P

Symbiosis
July 24th, 2010, 05:59 PM
In that case Ash should make himself filthy rich by messing with all the weak kids. They whip out Metapod, he sends out the almighty Charizard. Then he can get a chauffeur to take him where he wants to go.


Charizard has not even came to assit ash in anything for sinnoh so ya...not like its going to happen.

GFA
July 24th, 2010, 06:02 PM
.... Sicko D:

Lets see, we all know Pokemon Centers don't charge, so they must be government funded or some ****. I guess Trainers are government funded through a mart or otherwise for food. At least for minors I suppose.

Which leads me to the conclusion that Bush is the President of Kanto, Jotho, Hoenn, and Sinnoh now.

No, no. You mean Hitler. They really always seem to be in a town and they dont buy much. The show is aimed at kids who wouldnt ask this questions. Its a TV show, it doesnt matter

darkmagus
July 24th, 2010, 07:32 PM
probably his mom gives the money, even so his mother doesn't seem to have a job XD

Spinor
July 24th, 2010, 09:40 PM
probably his mom gives the money, even so his mother doesn't seem to have a job XD

She probably does.... She has to really. How else the **** does she pay for the house for food and for all other stuff while the dad is "On his own journey". My ass, he's Adulting around -_- And it would be reasonable for that to be an offscreen event since real 10 year olds don't ask how the **** Team Rocket gets money for Electric Resistant 20' mechas or how Brock affords all that food, which I repeat, Government funded Trainers or Breeders theory.


No, no. You mean Hitler. They really always seem to be in a town and they dont buy much. The show is aimed at kids who wouldnt ask this questions. Its a TV show, it doesnt matter

Good thing Ash is Mexican and not Jewish XD

Vernikova
July 25th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Ease up on the race comments guys. I know you're joking but not everyone will take it as a joke.

Red1530
July 25th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Maybe they live in a Communist paradise.

joehat
July 25th, 2010, 08:13 PM
This thread just made me realize something.

Has there ever even been a scene in the Pokemon anime where money has been shown?

Ambellina
July 26th, 2010, 06:16 AM
Well team rocket gets money from doing odd jobs & sometimes help from james' dwindelling bottlecap collection.

I'm sure you do get money from battleing & stuff but I always mainly see Brock buy everything & he hardly ever battles...

joehat
July 28th, 2010, 09:10 AM
Well team rocket gets money from doing odd jobs & sometimes help from james' dwindelling bottlecap collection.

I'm sure you do get money from battleing & stuff but I always mainly see Brock buy everything & he hardly ever battles...

I can't remember though, has Brock ever actually been shown using or having money?

Kirbychu
July 28th, 2010, 09:37 AM
I recall Brock buying a lot of stuff for May. Where do you think she got all those bikinis?

Alakazam17
July 28th, 2010, 09:38 AM
I just assumed that the anime takes place in some utopian, post-capitalistic society where children are sent off into the wilderness when they turn ten, genetically identical clones are produced to work in Pokémon Centres and police stations, and everything is free. XD

Though seriously, we're talking about an anime based off a game where Fire-types battle while standing on water. I've given up on PokéLogic ages ago, so I never really think about these things unless someone else(like the OP) brings it up.

okjoek
July 28th, 2010, 11:41 PM
Most people forget that what you see in the cartoon could be like up to days being skipped at points so who knows what they do in between for money.

including team rocket, im suprised they are still alive with what they eat soley during the show.