View Full Version : Brock - Professor Ivy

February 20th, 2007, 10:29 AM
You know the time round the end of the Orange Islands when Brock stayed at Ash's house and everytime someone said "Ivy" then he went all weird and said "Dont Say That Name..."

Did they ever say the reason for it?

Scarlet Weather
February 20th, 2007, 11:43 AM
Never. It is one of the great mysteries of the Poke-verse. It is implied that something significant became between Brock and Ivy, possibly his horrid come-on lines, but the exact nature is unknown. It is left up to us to decide.

February 22nd, 2007, 8:36 PM
There is something from the seventh movie that Dogasu observed in his comparison, I'll copy/paste.

Brock: "Yuko, meeting you reminds me of a time in my life when I too spent long hours toiling as a professor's assistant. I'm sure Professor Ivy would be happy to vouch for my work."

Originally, he makes no such reference, and instead tells Yuuko that he's surprised that someone as young and beautiful as her could be a lab assistant. He then tells her that he would also be a good assistant, without mentioning Uchikido-Hakse.

I guess Brock's gotten over his Professor Ivy phobia, but, as far as I know, there's been nothing in the original Japanese version to indicate that he's gotten over whatever happened all those years ago. This will cause 4Kids problems if his fear of her name is ever brought up in the future. You'd think that after killing off his mom, the company would be more careful about taking liberties with Brock's relationship to all the other characters, but I guess not.

Yep. I couldn't have summed it up any better.

Otter Mii-kun
February 27th, 2007, 10:32 AM
Maybe this is all something we aren't ever supposed to know. (Perhaps it's much more than just being kicked out-which is very likely what happened in the first place.)