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Fire_Pikachu
March 11th, 2006, 01:43 AM
This thread is in no way intended to bash or critisize Pokemon. It is just a bit of fun. The Idea is pretty much to say things that are in the Pokemon anime or games that are just so ridiculous that they are funny.

Here are some:

Ash's Mum just lets him leave home when he is 10 years old. Obviously it would be lame if every episode he looked for Pokemon at the park or something, but it is still pretty funny.

The fact that Ash always falls for Team Rocket's stupid disguises.

The Pokemon dont just run away as soon as they are let out of their Pokeballs.

The trainers trade Pokemon for their own success, even though the poor Pokemon are probably emotionally attatched to them.

The Pokemon somehow fit inside a tiny little ball.


Post some of you own!

Smarties-chan
March 11th, 2006, 01:53 AM
The trainers trade Pokemon for their own success, even though the poor Pokemon are probably emotionally attatched to them.
Many real humans don't care about other creatures' emotions either -.-

Anyway, I have always wondered...

Why Pokémon, which could easily overpower a human follow their orders just because they have been caught in a Pokéball (and the fact that they fit into those things is pretty weird too)

How Ash's Pikachu usually totally obliterates any opponent, but lost to Norman's Vigoroth and had trouble taking down a puny Taillow -_-

There are countless other things that I have been wondering too, but I can't seem to think of anything right now.

Fire_Pikachu
March 11th, 2006, 02:01 AM
Yeah its weird how someone catches a pokemon and the Pokemon suddenly likes them for no reason. I would think that the Pokemon would hate the person that took them away from their habitat.

cryztalwing
March 11th, 2006, 02:48 AM
Yeah its weird how someone catches a pokemon and the Pokemon suddenly likes them for no reason. I would think that the Pokemon would hate the person that took them away from their habitat.


I think it's mainly becuse of the hidden power of the PoKeBall that make's that happen... What I fine funny is that all the funny scenes that happen in the show. sometimes you have to look closely to notice them..

Fire_Pikachu
March 11th, 2006, 02:55 AM
Do you mean like how in the Challenge of the Samurai episode for example where the metapods are battling and Pikachu and Misty are all of a sudden sunbaking on banana lounges and Misty is in a bikini, then a minute later they arent?

Psycho
March 11th, 2006, 04:54 AM
Guys, its a cartoon. Its not meant to be excessively realistic in any way, if it was, Team Rocket would be dead by now. There are some intricacies, but things such as : Misty and Pikachu sunbathing, shouldn't be too abstruse to figure out -_-
The Pokemon somehow fit inside a tiny little ball.
The Pokeball transposes the Pokemon into energy, and the little energy speculums on the inside are what keeps the Pokemon from getting out. Yet, the pokemon do maintain a will of their own and are able to overpower the mechanism and release themselves, though they remain within the Pokeball due to obedience. I presuppose that when they are called from the Pokeball, they can release themselves or may choose to stay in, but the trainer has no say in this: the trainer just throws the Pokeball and says the Pokemon's name - to signal to the Pokemon that it has to come out. The fact that the Pokemon is fully aware of what is happening outside of its Pokeball is apodictic.

Also, not all Pokemon can be placed into Pokeballs. As we have seen in the anime, certain Pokemon such as Mew, Mewtwo, or Celebi, contain too much power for a regular Pokeball to even hold.

Why Pokémon, which could easily overpower a human follow their orders just because they have been caught in a Pokéball (and the fact that they fit into those things is pretty weird too)
I surmise that's due to the fact that upon capture the Pokemon's respect is earned. Pokemon are basically the animal-figures within the show, so their behavior and characteristics are analogous. Animal's are more sensitive to human emotions and their sense - which well exceed ours - allow them to already know us, even before they know us. Pokemon are the same way. It is also, common within the animal kingdom for animal's to have a scrimmage as means of earning veneration; which is why battling the Pokemon is encouraged (aside from just weakening it). You earn the Pokemon's respect, because you have proven to them that you are a worthy opponent and that you have authority. The Pokemon's personality also comes to mind, you have some Pokemon who just can't be tamed or won't listen, and others grow strongly attached to their trainers upon first glance. Badges, too, play a part; if you don't have the right badges then certain Pokemon of higher levels will never obey you. I'm certain that Pokemon do have some form of honor, loyalty, and respect or they could just be disquisitive about humans and want to know more. They're moderately smart creatures. >_>

Its all similar to us in real life. Why does your dog obey you when you tell it to sit? Even if the dog is trained, it could still just runaway, it has the will and ability. Another example would be, why does an elephant listen to its tamer? The elephant is aware of size discrepancies in both stature and aptitude, so it could just kill the tamer and leave, it has the will, but yet it doesn't. Wild animals could overtake the earth and destroy all of mankind, but yet, they haven't.

How Ash's Pikachu usually totally obliterates any opponent, but lost to Norman's Vigoroth and had trouble taking down a puny Taillow -_-
Size doesn't matter if you're proficient and able-bodied; and despite experience, you can still lose if pitted against a skilled, and strategic opponent with a strong will to win. You also have to take into account each Pokemon's unique abilities. No matter how good you get, you will always have the potential to lose.

I'll tell you what I find ridiculous once I find a reason that isn't ridiculous.

Psycho

Light_Azumarill
March 11th, 2006, 07:44 AM
The fact that Ash always falls for Team Rocket's stupid disguises.


Yeah, I've always just assumed that Ash and co. are stupid. ^-^ j/k

Actually, sometimes TR's disguises are pretty good, but those ones where they just put a pair of sunglasses on and ask to see Ash's Pikachu... I have no excuse for that. ^-^ Maybe they're naive?

Lily
March 11th, 2006, 08:46 AM
Pokémon must possess incredibly high intelligence to accurately obey its trainer's commands on the first battle. Of course, there are exceptions. Hint: Psyduck. Even a dog needs a sufficient amount of training before (partially) understanding the human dialect.

Anyway, on topic. These reasons are all technical; I still like poking (un)realism in cartoons~

-the countless, illegal cloning of Nurse Joys/Officer Jennys. Amusing yet mystifying all the same.
-Team Rocket's inability to die after being flung miles up in the air.
-Why two superb gym leaders would give up their time to follow an aspiring 10 year old around.
-Why Pichu hasn't made a decent appearance in the anime. >O
-Why Ash needs to play hero all the time and be so painfully ignorant. x_X;

I agree with Psycho on the reasons why Pokémon obey. Eloquently put~ <3

SupaCuz
March 11th, 2006, 12:00 PM
Pikachu punks Ash so he doen't have to stay in a pokeball.

Silverwing
March 11th, 2006, 01:08 PM
How Team Rocket could re-locate Ash and co. after being "blasted off again" miles away.

Why Team Rocket isn't killed by the fall after being blasted off.

How Team Rocket gets the money/time to build those giant machines they keep using.

How Team Rocket keeps repairing the Meowth balloon.

Why Ash and co. ALWAYS I mean ALWAYS have to meet a random person in every episode and make friends with them. Pokemon is just too childish now. I've lost my interest in watching the episodes because of that.

Yeah, lots of stuff about Team Rocket...

RLan69
March 11th, 2006, 02:01 PM
(see first movie for this one)
How could Pikachu just Thunderbolt a Golem and KO it in one shot...

Drifblim
March 11th, 2006, 03:10 PM
How can the Pokédex give Snorlax's length as 211 centimetres and the animé let it block a creek that's ostensibly wider than that? (Episode 38, 'Wake Up Snorlax')

kohei
March 11th, 2006, 11:33 PM
How Pokemon types are ignored to Ash's advantage in the anime.

Smarties-chan
March 12th, 2006, 12:11 AM
Guys, its a cartoon. Its not meant to be excessively realistic in any way, if it was, Team Rocket would be dead by now. There are some intricacies, but things such as : Misty and Pikachu sunbathing, shouldn't be too abstruse to figure out -_-

The Pokeball transposes the Pokemon into energy, and the little energy speculums on the inside are what keeps the Pokemon from getting out. Yet, the pokemon do maintain a will of their own and are able to overpower the mechanism and release themselves, though they remain within the Pokeball due to obedience. I presuppose that when they are called from the Pokeball, they can release themselves or may choose to stay in, but the trainer has no say in this: the trainer just throws the Pokeball and says the Pokemon's name - to signal to the Pokemon that it has to come out. The fact that the Pokemon is fully aware of what is happening outside of its Pokeball is apodictic.

Also, not all Pokemon can be placed into Pokeballs. As we have seen in the anime, certain Pokemon such as Mew, Mewtwo, or Celebi, contain too much power for a regular Pokeball to even hold.


I surmise that's due to the fact that upon capture the Pokemon's respect is earned. Pokemon are basically the animal-figures within the show, so their behavior and characteristics are analogous. Animal's are more sensitive to human emotions and their sense - which well exceed ours - allow them to already know us, even before they know us. Pokemon are the same way. It is also, common within the animal kingdom for animal's to have a scrimmage as means of earning veneration; which is why battling the Pokemon is encouraged (aside from just weakening it). You earn the Pokemon's respect, because you have proven to them that you are a worthy opponent and that you have authority. The Pokemon's personality also comes to mind, you have some Pokemon who just can't be tamed or won't listen, and others grow strongly attached to their trainers upon first glance. Badges, too, play a part; if you don't have the right badges then certain Pokemon of higher levels will never obey you. I'm certain that Pokemon do have some form of honor, loyalty, and respect or they could just be disquisitive about humans and want to know more. They're moderately smart creatures. >_>

Its all similar to us in real life. Why does your dog obey you when you tell it to sit? Even if the dog is trained, it could still just runaway, it has the will and ability. Another example would be, why does an elephant listen to its tamer? The elephant is aware of size discrepancies in both stature and aptitude, so it could just kill the tamer and leave, it has the will, but yet it doesn't. Wild animals could overtake the earth and destroy all of mankind, but yet, they haven't.


Size doesn't matter if you're proficient and able-bodied; and despite experience, you can still lose if pitted against a skilled, and strategic opponent with a strong will to win. You also have to take into account each Pokemon's unique abilities. No matter how good you get, you will always have the potential to lose.

I'll tell you what I find ridiculous once I find a reason that isn't ridiculous.

Psycho
You got a point there... But you have to admit Pikachu taking down ground type Pokémon with thunderbolt, but having trouble taking down an un trained Taillow with a weakness against Thunderbolt is pretty weird o.O

However, I know better than to start arguing with you so I admit that I have been beaten.

Psycho
March 12th, 2006, 04:40 AM
I'm only trying to provide explanations to some of your enquiries.
How Team Rocket could re-locate Ash and co. after being "blasted off again" miles away.
Here are my reasons: A.)They know that Ash is on his way to the Pokemon League, so each town that he enters could already have been predetermined, B.) They use some sort of tracking machine, that has yet to be revealed, to find them, C.) They could already be in that town and randomely happen to bump into the "twerps", D.) They're always one-step ahead of Ash and company, E.) Just luck >_>

Why Team Rocket isn't killed by the fall after being blasted off.
Slapstick Cartoon violence, meaning people get hurt, but you won't see any blood or dire injuries. Similar to that in the Looney Toons.
How Team Rocket gets the money/time to build those giant machines they keep using.
They mostly acquire those funds from Team Rocket's account, their own paychecks, or they get jobs.
How Team Rocket keeps repairing the Meowth balloon.
See above, however, they could also do it themselves.

How can the Pokédex give Snorlax's length as 211 centimetres and the animé let it block a creek that's ostensibly wider than that? (Episode 38, 'Wake Up Snorlax')
That's the average length. The Pokedex can only give an estimated riposte of a Pokemon's size; it can't give each individual admeasurement. Don't expect every Pokemon to be the same size; we've all seen instances when there were giant Pigeot and Rhydon, that well exceeded their standard amplitude.

How Pokemon types are ignored to Ash's advantage in the anime.
You got a point there... But you have to admit Pikachu taking down ground type Pokémon with thunderbolt, but having trouble taking down an un trained Taillow with a weakness against Thunderbolt is pretty weird o.O

However, I know better than to start arguing with you so I admit that I have been beaten.
Actually, I have a fairly simple explanation for this as well. Ash's Pikachu is contradistinct from all the Pikachu's within the species. Let's take a excursion back to the days of Kanto; recollect when Ash was going for his Boulder Badge ("Showdown At Pewter City"). Pikachu first suffered defeat to Brock's Pokemon, Onix, due to its heavy disadvantage (rock>electric), and incipiently, none of Pikachu's attacks had any sort of efficacious results. After losing, Flint, took Ash to a hydro-electric powerplant to aid Pikachu by giving it a powerboost. Pikachu, couldn't handle the energy, at first, but afterwards it was able to control and channel its new power. When Ash challenged Brock again, Pikachu's electric attacks now had some effect.

Now, I conjecture that due to the factor above, after experiencing that, Ash's Pikachu kept that power and is beyond the electric Pokemon boilerplate. That little "jolt" of energy enabled Ash's Pikachu to be able to take on rock (and ground) type Pokemon with electric attacks, but not competely incapacitate them (though it can at times).

As for Taillow, well, it may have been untrained, but we have no idea as to what level and prior battle experience it had. This Taillow was different from the rest, it was a eminently cohesive than the rest. Taillow also had the ability of Guts (which causes it to get stronger as it receives more and more damage) in which Ash's vexation taking it down, was evidence of just how strong the ability was. Wild Pokemon aren't weak, contrary to popular belief, and Hoenn is a variant region from the rest, so its safe to say that anything can happen. After all, Taillow had a strong will and determination. At times a strong will can push something past it's hylic limits.

I presume that type advantages don't play more of a role than skill, overall power, and stamina. If Ash's Charizard can defeat a Blastoise, despite being hit by multifarious attacks, including aquatic attacks, then its safe to ascertain that if you know what you're doing or train properly, then you can cancel out type advantages. For example, AJ's Sandshrew was able to dive into water, remain for a short time, then gambade out with little, or no harm, despite its disadavantage to water as a ground type (ground<water). Each and every Pokemon trains/battles uniquely and is different in their own special way, so its fairly complicated - and nearly impossible - to juxtapose them all with eqaulity.

I do hope that I have provided somewhat of an elucidation through my theorizing and conjecturing.

Psycho

Smarties-chan
March 12th, 2006, 09:24 AM
Actually, I have a fairly simple explanation for this as well. Ash's Pikachu is contradistinct from all the Pikachu's within the species. Let's take a excursion back to the days of Kanto; recollect when Ash was going for his Boulder Badge ("Showdown At Pewter City"). Pikachu first suffered defeat to Brock's Pokemon, Onix, due to its heavy disadvantage (rock>electric), and incipiently, none of Pikachu's attacks had any sort of efficacious results. After losing, Flint, took Ash to a hydro-electric powerplant to aid Pikachu by giving it a powerboost. Pikachu, couldn't handle the energy, at first, but afterwards it was able to control and channel its new power. When Ash challenged Brock again, Pikachu's electric attacks now had some effect.

Now, I conjecture that due to the factor above, after experiencing that, Ash's Pikachu kept that power and is beyond the electric Pokemon boilerplate. That little "jolt" of energy enabled Ash's Pikachu to be able to take on rock (and ground) type Pokemon with electric attacks, but not competely incapacitate them (though it can at times).

As for Taillow, well, it may have been untrained, but we have no idea as to what level and prior battle experience it had. This Taillow was different from the rest, it was a eminently cohesive than the rest. Taillow also had the ability of Guts (which causes it to get stronger as it receives more and more damage) in which Ash's vexation taking it down, was evidence of just how strong the ability was. Wild Pokemon aren't weak, contrary to popular belief, and Hoenn is a variant region from the rest, so its safe to say that anything can happen. After all, Taillow had a strong will and determination. At times a strong will can push something past it's hylic limits.

I presume that type advantages don't play more of a role than skill, overall power, and stamina. If Ash's Charizard can defeat a Blastoise, despite being hit by multifarious attacks, including aquatic attacks, then its safe to ascertain that if you know what you're doing or train properly, then you can cancel out type advantages. For example, AJ's Sandshrew was able to dive into water, remain for a short time, then gambade out with little, or no harm, despite its adavantage to water as a ground type (ground<water). Each and every Pokemon trains/battles uniquely and is different in their own special way, so its fairly complicated - and nearly impossible - to juxtapose them all with eqaulity.

I do hope that I have provided somewhat of an elucidation through my theorizing and conjecturing.

Psycho
Seriously, is there anything you can't prove to be wrong? O_O

Even though Psycho will probaly give me a perfectly good explanation that will just make me feel stupid, I'll post another thing about Pokémon that just keeps to amaze me...

How come the used to be arrogant, stupid, self-centered [INSERT MORE INSULTS HERE] person such as Ash randomly became a goody two-shoes hero kinda guy?
It is understandable that people do change, but they never completely lose their personality like Ash did.
Watching a person who randomly meets a new friend in every episode, helps him/her out and becomes a hero isn't exactly what I'd call fun -.-

Psycho
March 12th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Well, I once found myself baffled as to why Jirachi has such a limited movepool, but I soon unraveled an unravelment to that as well.

Intrinsically, Smarties-kun, what you listed, actually has more to do with the viewer's philosophy and sensibility. In conclusion, you really aren't completely wrong or completely right. As I do agree with you, I must object to the fact that Ash has completely lost his personlity as I have seen instances, where Ash has shown a glint of the arrogance that has nearly faded away into the great days of Kanto, within Johto and Hoenn. Though, I must concur, he has made to much of a character escalation in the lines of development - but this is the seventh season that is currently being exhibited on Kid's WB.

Sadly, Ash isn't the only one. Even noteworthy characters such as, Brock (who's infactuations have gone from amusing to irritating), Misty (who has become much more compliant), and Gary (who has lost his infamous, imperious attitude), have suffered from the writer's leap-to-bounds character development.

I could provide some long, coherent, and ingenious refutation to your claims, but at times it is better to just acquiesce.

Psycho

yaminokaitou
March 12th, 2006, 05:43 PM
This thread is in no way intended to bash or critisize Pokemon. It is just a bit of fun. The Idea is pretty much to say things that are in the Pokemon anime or games that are just so ridiculous that they are funny.

Here are some:

Ash's Mum just lets him leave home when he is 10 years old. Obviously it would be lame if every episode he looked for Pokemon at the park or something, but it is still pretty funny.

The Pokemon dont just run away as soon as they are let out of their Pokeballs.

Post some of you own!

I've always thought about those too. The pokemon world is a lot less dangerous than ours in some respects so I could see Ash's mom be willing to let him just roam around.

The second I've always wondered about whenever Ash catches a pokemon that doesn't like him.
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-What the characters did about getting money for food. OK, they get money from battling and whatnot in the game, but you never see them exchanging money after battles. And also, even if they were to get money, they go out to eat so often you'd think all of it would disappear after a while. But yet Ash never is broke. Maybe his mother sends him money?

-When you catch a pokemon and you have no room in your party, the ball goes to Bill's PC. But how does that happen? Does it just teleport like it does in the show? If it does teleport, what causes it to? Does Bill use some psychic type to teleport all the trainers' balls back?
Also, when holding the balls, how does he tell whose pokeball is whose? Does he put them all in a box labeled "blahblah's pokeballs" or something?

Agent9
March 12th, 2006, 07:55 PM
The fact that there are Indian Elephants in the games, when the only animals in the anime ar epokemon.

Lie Ren
March 12th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Yeah its weird how someone catches a pokemon and the Pokemon suddenly likes them for no reason. I would think that the Pokemon would hate the person that took them away from their habitat.

XD maybe thats why most of Ash's Pokemon came to him the anime? XD It'd make it less cruel.... Wouldn't wanna distrub little kids...

Smarties-chan
March 13th, 2006, 04:43 AM
The fact that there are Indian Elephants in the games, when the only animals in the anime ar epokemon.
I guess you haven't watched the anime too much, because if you would have you'd have seen a couple of animal appearances in Pokémon. Like Jesse's Ekans meeting a wild mongoose and the fish in the sea when S.S.Anne sunk. There have been more animals in Pokémon, but I can't remember any now >.>
Intrinsically, Smarties-kun, what you listed, actually has more to do with the viewer's philosophy and sensibility. In conclusion, you really aren't completely wrong or completely right. As I do agree with you, I must object to the fact that Ash has completely lost his personlity as I have seen instances, where Ash has shown a glint of the arrogance that has nearly faded away into the great days of Kanto, within Johto and Hoenn. Though, I must concur, he has made to much of a character escalation in the lines of development - but this is the seventh season that is currently being exhibited on Kid's WB.

Sadly, Ash isn't the only one. Even noteworthy characters such as, Brock (who's infactuations have gone from amusing to irritating), Misty (who has become much more compliant), and Gary (who has lost his infamous, imperious attitude), have suffered from the writer's leap-to-bounds character development.

I could provide some long, coherent, and ingenious refutation to your claims, but at times it is better to just acquiesce.

Psycho
So the rumors about Misty losing her personality are true too =/
I was pretty upset when Gary lost his personality, but this is becoming ridiculous <.<
Everyone loosing their personality is one of the reasons why I rarely watch Pokémon anymore >.<

Aegis
March 13th, 2006, 05:15 AM
One thing is that they keep mentioning states (like California in "Go West Young Meowth") and their continents are different, that has always puzzled me

CyrusTarber
March 13th, 2006, 09:39 AM
James used to always cross-dress when he disguised himself. One of the banned episodes had him in a beach contest with prosthetic boobs, which when I saw the pictures, made me look like this -> O_o

CyrusTarber
March 13th, 2006, 09:41 AM
One thing is that they keep mentioning states (like California in "Go West Young Meowth") and their continents are different, that has always puzzled me
I was so tickled when they mentioned Minnesota and the Vikings (it was a terrible pun) in the first movie. Yet now I hate the Vikings. Go figure.

DoubleWide
March 13th, 2006, 09:53 AM
Ash and company probably earn some money while on their journies by doing odd jobs. Perhaps each town has small jobs available for pokemon trainers to help with expenses, and the way May shops, they are going to need it. :laugh:

Psycho
March 13th, 2006, 01:38 PM
To answer the "Why would Ash's mom just let him roam around?" question, I have only to say this, Becoming a Pokemon trainer is considered accustomed within the Pokemon world: Just like playing basketball, going camping, or going to school is for us in real life. Its basically, a custom, tradition, if that's what you want to call it. To futher explain, there have been some instances within the anime, where some children were forbidden to become Pokemon trainer's due to their parent's will or disinterest. An adequate amount of you may see it as weird or disagree, but it is a parent's choice and the child's dream. There are even Pokemon schools for those children who are unable to travel the different regions. There is also the age limit, which means that some thought is place upon the well-being of offspring, though ten may seem a bit vernal.

-What the characters did about getting money for food. OK, they get money from battling and whatnot in the game, but you never see them exchanging money after battles. And also, even if they were to get money, they go out to eat so often you'd think all of it would disappear after a while. But yet Ash never is broke. Maybe his mother sends him money?
Your conjecture, on Ash's mother perhaps shipping banknotes, is an acceptable and satisfying supposition. Now, allow me to provide my own theories.

Upon speculation I have, but two supposals, one is : perhaps the money is given to them by the Pokemon Center. How have I concluded this you may ask, here is my supposition, the Pokemon Center is a station of both somnolence and medical patronage. It appears to be the capital of advocacy within each town, let alone the whole region. Trainers can find maps of various places, transfer their Pokemon and receive ambulatory healing, take refuge, attain food, register for the Pokemon League, and a plethora of other activities, so it is fairly natural to assume that the Pokemon Center would provide funds - of some sort - to traveling trainers.

My next supposal is that Ash could also have money stored away - maybe in a bank of sort within the PC or located elsewhere, but accessible by the PC. A "Trainer's Account", you could call it, that is provided for Pokemon trainer's venturing around the world. Though, it is moderately complicated and I have yet to work out all of the foibles.

-When you catch a pokemon and you have no room in your party, the ball goes to Bill's PC. But how does that happen? Does it just teleport like it does in the show? If it does teleport, what causes it to? Does Bill use some psychic type to teleport all the trainers' balls back?
Also, when holding the balls, how does he tell whose pokeball is whose? Does he put them all in a box labeled "blahblah's pokeballs" or something?
I also have another conjecture upon speculation. I suppose that is a special receptive device placed within the organic, manufactured Pokeballs, that allow them to confabulate with Bill's PC. These special devices (which could be hidden on the inside) may activate each time a Pokemon is captured, and signals to the PC that A.) A Pokemon has been added to the Trainer's team and B.) X is currently the amount that the Trainer holds. When a seventh Pokeball is captured, the PC then transmits a signal to the PC telling it that there are additional Pokemon beyond the designated and specified number. The PC (or some satalite in orbit that picks up these waves) then sends out the same AC waves- a coequal to the ones that appear when a Pokemon is transfered by a more incomplex process through PC - and those AC waves travel through the air, or atmosphere, to the delegated Pokeball and teleports it back to the location of where the trainer acquired his or her first Pokemon and was registered as a trainer. I also surmise that each receptive device within the Pokeball has a specific number that identifies the Pokeball by a certain number that is placed upon it during manufacture. When a person first receives their Pokedex, their ID, all information such as age, date of trainer admission, and various other bits of vital data are entered, which could, also, allow them to be tracked by the PC or the orbiting satalite that I mentioned earlier. Upon registration for trainer-employment, a box or section is added for you (in that same place), that will serve as you Pokemon's destination upon transfer.

Though, it is only my theory.

One thing is that they keep mentioning states (like California in "Go West Young Meowth") and their continents are different, that has always puzzled me
Those states could very well exist within the anime, or they could be pun-intended. The fact that states were even mentioned does point to their existence within the Pokemon world.

The fact that there are Indian Elephants in the games, when the only animals in the anime ar epokemon.
Actually other animals have been mentioned, such as Brock making refernce to the story of Noah's Ark, and a dove, after he, Misty, Ash, and Team Rocket were stranded superseding the sinking of the St. Anne.

To add on to that factor, when a Pokedex pulls up data on a Pokemon it tends to make animal references, such as: Pikachu, the small, yellow, mouse Pokemon; Growlithe, the canine, or dog Pokemon; Meowth, the cat Pokemon; or Donphan, the pachyderm Pokemon. Animal references have been made before.

Psycho

PokemonMaster2006
March 17th, 2006, 12:53 AM
Lol. Pikachu can obliterate a Vigoroth but can't take down a little Taillow. I hate those buggers. Flying about like the own the sky. If I were a Pikachu I'd start zappin the *censored* left and right!

As for the letting your 10 year old son roam around, I'm pretty sure my mom wouldn't want me roaming about a basketball court in the urban area of Detroit shootin hoops against gun totin black people. (Edit: I used a racial name for black people, lol. Usually I call Arabian people -removed- but that's quite racist.)

Whisme
May 27th, 2006, 09:02 PM
First post...

What about the whole Pikachu is STILL not able to completely hammer all of the gym leaders. I'm assuming that all of the leagues can be started in any order; meaning that all of the first gym leaders (Brock, Bugsy, Roxanne) would be at approximately the same level. Since Pikachu has been with Ash since the beginning, wouldn't it be at Lvl 100 (or you know level 99999999 if there was no limit)?

Tinkleheimer
May 27th, 2006, 10:04 PM
Not sure if said or not but:

All Nurse Joys/Officer Jennys basically the same.
Two different sized Krabbys in The Lighthouse episode.
Baby Pikachus (when later there are Pichus, oh wells)

marillmonster2000
May 27th, 2006, 10:05 PM
-How when You Beat A Gym Leader, Or A Rival, Or Someone That Really Doesn't Want You To Beat Them, They Give You A Bunch Of Money After The Battle. "You Destroyed My Pride! You Ruined My Life, And Sent Me Into Spiraling Depression! Oh, And Here's Your $4000."

-"Critical Hit! It's Not Very Effective..."

-In The Episode Where Ash Gets A Krabby, It Says You Can Only Have 6 Pokemon On Your Belt, if You Catch Another One It Goes To The Place Where You Got Your Pokedex. But What If You Don't Have A Pokedex? Then What Happens If You Have 7+ Pokemon?

-Also In The Krabby Episode, When He Gets It, The Pokeball Poofs Away In A Stream Of Light. How Does The Pokeball Know That You've Caught 7 Pokemon?

-How Pokemon Has Been On The Air For 9 Years Now, And Ash Doesn't Seem To Have Grown Very Much.

-How Brock Can See With His Eyes Closed.

-Why Ash Would Catch 30 Taros's.

-How Ash Manages To See Almost All The Legendaries, And Most People Don't Even Think They Exist.

-Why Meowth Is The Only Talking Pokemon (besides mewtwo). I Mean, If It Is Indeed Possible For A Pokemon To Learn How To Talk, As Meowth Did In That One Episode, Then It Seems Like More People Would Teach Their Pokemon How To Talk.

That's All I Can Think Of For Now.

Sylphiel
May 27th, 2006, 10:13 PM
Unfortunately, this thread's a bit too old to post in, as the maximum allowed revival period for this forum is only a month. By the time this was posted in yesterday, over two months had passed. So yeah. :/ Please try to keep track of the dates of the last posts in threads so as not to end up reviving them.

*closed*