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Kirbychu
March 30th, 2011, 09:58 PM
What exactly is this whole "Pokemon Master" thing all the trainers are talking about? A while ago somebody asked a a Nintendo representative this question. This Nintendo's response.
"I'm very sorry, but the Pokémon Company does not answer questions of this nature. It is the intent of the Pokémon creators that such questions be left to the imaginations and interpretations of Pokémon fans, adding more excitement and mystery to the Pokémon universe."
You hear that? It's left for the interpretation of the fans! What do you think a Pokemon Master is?

PlatinumDude
March 31st, 2011, 02:04 AM
To me, a Pokemon Master is someone who is skilled at Pokemon battling, cares about Pokemon and gives other trainers advice on how to raise and care for Pokemon.

Cartz Ketchum
March 31st, 2011, 03:11 AM
For me a pokemon master is some one who does not get legendary pokemon, but levels their pokemon fron scratch, and beats every other trainer, and has seen and fought every pokemon.

Zeffy
March 31st, 2011, 04:50 AM
A Pokemon Master is someone content with how their life with Pokemon is, whatever Pokemon they own, whether weak or strong. Well, that's my own interpretation of a Pokemon master.

I don't really give a darn if a trainer uses a legendary Pokemon, every Pokemon has a weakness, even legendary Pokemon. Except for Spiritomb and Sableye, those guys don't have a weakness. 8D

jcsimpson
March 31st, 2011, 05:25 AM
A Pokemon master to me is someone who catches all the Pokemon they can and seeks to make every Pokemon they own stronger. They love thier Pokemon and treat them as friends rather than pets or partners. A Pokemon master catches Pokemon based on the Pokemon and not it's nature loves all thier Pokemon equally.

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
April 2nd, 2011, 10:55 AM
I feel silly now - I always just assumed Master meant the same sort of thing as Champion - someone who has beaten all the Elite Fours/Champions :D

But I like this sort of idea way better :)

To me, a Pokemon Master is someone who is skilled at Pokemon battling, cares about Pokemon and gives other trainers advice on how to raise and care for Pokemon.

miley810
April 2nd, 2011, 10:59 AM
To me a pokemon master has a few things to be called one

1)loves and cares for pokemon
2)has gone to all the regains
3)has all the badges
4)has caught all the pokemon exept for legendarys

so yha thats a pokemon master for me

mondays suck
April 2nd, 2011, 11:09 AM
A Pokemon master is a Pokemon trainer that's in the top percentage of Pokemon trainers. Easy as that.
Excuse the use of that stupid phrase, but it was the easiest way to put it.

fenyx4
April 2nd, 2011, 11:44 AM
What exactly is this whole "Pokemon Master" thing all the trainers are talking about? A while ago somebody asked a a Nintendo representative this question. This Nintendo's response.

You hear that? It's left for the interpretation of the fans! What do you think a Pokemon Master is?

LOL...I feel like there was just a thread with this exact same topic, because I vividly remember another user posting that quote and how it pertained to the definition of a Pokemon Master.

Anyway, before, my definition was a bit hard to finalize, but now I believe I roughly have my definiton:

Pokemon Master [POH-kay-mon MAH-stur]
A Pokemon Trainer who catches all Pokemon that currently have entries in the National PokeDex that he or she holds.In the Pokemon anime, this would mean that the person would typically have one copy of each species of Pokemon. Living PokeDexes (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Living_pokedex) are preferred.

In the Pokemon games, this would mean that the player has obtained encyclopedic entries for all Pokemon that can be found in that game's National PokeDex. They do not have to necessarily "own" each Pokemon, but he/she has to have owned the Pokemon in question at least once, whether through capture, trade, or other means. Once again, a Living PokeDex (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Living_pokedex) is preferred.

Additionally, it is even more preferable for Pokemon Masters to have all Formes and variants of each species (i.e., 17 Arceus with each Plate variant; all 28 Unown variants). Due to the astronomical variations of the Pokemon Spinda, catching just one member of the Spinda species will suffice for PokeDex completion.

Personally, to be a true Pokemon Master, I would have to have all Pokemon on this extensive list (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/List_of_fully_evolved_pokemon_by_base_stat_total) in my PC or my party, and their pre-evos would have to be recorded in the PokeDex as well. I plan on training each Pokemon on that list to Level 100, and have each one attain highest honors in the Battle Tower, Pokemon Contests, Musicals screensavers, and the Pokeathlon, as well as miscellaneous awards/ribbons such as the Effort Ribbon. If a Pokemon can freely change between Formes (i.e., Deoxys, Giratina, Arceus), then I only need one member of the species. For Pokemon with "permanent" Formes (i.e., Wormadam, Unown, Gastrodon), I must have a copy of each variant, barring Spinda. Regarding Rotom, though it is not Legendary and can freely switch between Formes, I would most likely have a copy of each Rotom Forme, as this guy is an exception. >_>

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A Pokemon Master is assumed to be skilled in Pokemon battling, but Pokemon battling skills are not a requirement for Pokemon Mastery. A Pokemon Master simply has to have owned a copy of each Pokemon once, with all entries available in the National PokeDex being recorded. Living PokeDexs enhance one's "Pokemon Master" status.

Pokemon Champions are Trainers who have completed the Pokemon League challenge by obtaining all Badges from Gym Leaders (alternatively, one may graduate from Pokemon Tech (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokemon_Tech) as a replacement for obtaining regional Badges. ;)) and triumphing over the presiding regional Elite 4 and Champion. Defeating the Frontier Brains is not necessarily a requirement, but doing so is preferred and enhances one's status as a Pokemon Champion.

Pokemon Trainers who are simply skilled in battling are known as Cool Trainers and/or Ace Trainers.

Pokemon Masters =/= (do not necessarily equal) Pokemon Champions or Cool/Ace Trainers. "Mastery" simply focuses on Pokemon ownership, while "Championship" focuses on completing sanctioned Pokemon battling challenges.

Except for Spiritomb and Sableye, those guys don't have a weakness. 8D

Unless you use Foresight. :]

IceGod64
April 2nd, 2011, 11:52 AM
Pokémon Masterein aint about no status 'n whatnot, yo.

No, seriously. The idea behind a Pokémon Master isn't just about badges or traveling. In fact, no one ever said it's even about battling. To be a Pokémon master is just what is sounds like - Having a deep understanding of yourself and Pokémon. A Pokémon Master can see the potential in each Pokémon, and knows how to bring out the potential. A Pokémon master is passionate about Pokémon, seeing their own Pokémon as lifelong friends, not just battlers.

I'm not saying battling is wrong if the Pokémon like battling, and most do, but being a master isn't about that. It's about understanding.

To me, it's also about using Pokémon you like, and not just using a Pokémon for being necessarily strong in battle - That falls under the passion category.