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Why is there no blacks in Pokemon? Page 3

Started by Team Rocket's Raichu September 15th, 2009 2:41 PM
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I would have to say that this is probably because the pokemon games are made in Japan. In Japan, there are no blacks. Also, it's in the style of anime characters. Typically, anime characters are light-skinned. However, I do think this is a little odd because in Japan most of the people are dark-skinned.

Perhaps the anime style adopted the light skin color because the Japanese generally think it's attractive. It seems that people want the physical characteristics that they don't have, and since everybody in Japan has dark skin, maybe they all want light skin so they make all their characters have light skin.

Just a theory.
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I've never seen a black, hispanic, or anything besides white people. Why?
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Though really, they balance it out with Giratina, being too black.
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Meh, my brain hurts from reading most of your guys' comments...why was this thread even created? Does it even matter? *sighs* Oh well.
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Though really, they balance it out with Giratina, being too black.
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Do you see any in Japan? Thought so.

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[QUOTE=Redstar;5121188]The only "white people" in the games are Lt. Surge and Fantina. Everyone else is Japanese or Pacific Islander (Asian).

The reason you don't see any blacks in the games is because blacks simply don't live in Japan on a level high enough that it would make sense. For that very same reason most Japanese don't know how to represent blacks outside of stereotypes, which is why they avoid them altogether.[/QUOTE.]

When I looked up the answer for this question I wasn’t really talking about story characters but playable characters. I’m not sure if they’re gonna add them in Sword and Shield but I’ve always wanted to see my character in battle where it actually looks like me. Also MOST of the regions they visit in the game are based off of places with a fair amount of black people( i.e England in Gen 8 and France in Gen 6)

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When I looked up the answer for this question I wasn’t really talking about story characters but playable characters. I’m not sure if they’re gonna add them in Sword and Shield but I’ve always wanted to see my character in battle where it actually looks like me. Also MOST of the regions they visit in the game are based off of places with a fair amount of black people( i.e England in Gen 8 and France in Gen 6)
hi! so, few things:

1. this is a 10 year old thread
2. i see nothing good coming out of this
3. this question isnt even relevant anymore

so this thread will be closed as a result.
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