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Old May 11th, 2012 (11:17 AM).
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    I understand why there is in the games, what with gameplay considerations, and I can understand in tournaments/gym battles etc making 6 the limit, but when you're just out and about why is there still a limit? It's been shown once you have more than 6 one of them "locks" until you send another one back which doesn't make sense. In the pokeworld why does it matter how many you have at once so long as you aren't in a tournament or gym battle or what have you.

    Maybe I'm just over thinking this lol.
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      I understand why there is in the games, what with gameplay considerations, and I can understand in tournaments/gym battles etc making 6 the limit, but when you're just out and about why is there still a limit? It's been shown once you have more than 6 one of them "locks" until you send another one back which doesn't make sense. In the pokeworld why does it matter how many you have at once so long as you aren't in a tournament or gym battle or what have you.

      Maybe I'm just over thinking this lol.

      I always wondered this too. That's like saying you're only allowed to have six friends or six family members and not any more. If you're just a regular trainer who's not interested in gym battles, etc or all you want to do is make friends with pokemon then having more than six shouldn't be a problem.
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      Old May 11th, 2012 (5:09 PM).
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        Old May 11th, 2012 (5:13 PM).
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          Its probably just a policy to ensure safety and security. Imagine having 20 Pokemon get in a fight or something in a public area and the trainer or other people get hurt. It also discourages overcapturing the population of wild Pokemon and thus possibly disturbing the balance of nature or some crazy stuff.
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            Didn't the manga say the law was in place to ensure that each one of the trainer's Pokemon was getting proper attention or something like that? I'll go with that.
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            Old May 11th, 2012 (10:37 PM).
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              I never read the manga so I can't comment on that although it is an interesting point as is the one about the pokemon fighting, etc.
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                I think for each pokemon to get proper attention and used
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                Old May 14th, 2012 (10:29 AM).
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                  Probably because five is too little, and seven feels like way too many. I think they wanted to be bigger than Power Rangers, but they didn't want people to feel like they needed to keep track of an army.
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                    You can have as many as you want just 6 on you at a time. I think this rule is for only trainers. I think theyve shown people with more than 6 at their homes that dont go out and battle. Gold has 9 with him before he started his journey in the manga
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                      You can have as many as you want just 6 on you at a time. I think this rule is for only trainers. I think theyve shown people with more than 6 at their homes that dont go out and battle. Gold has 9 with him before he started his journey in the manga
                      Yeah but how do the pokeballs know that you're a trainer or not so they can stop you taking more than 7 pokemon?
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                      I think the 6-Pokemon limit is there to prevent one trainer from gaining a significant advantage over the other in a battle.
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                        It can very awful when you fighting with Champion or Breeder
                        They have very much pokemon and you can exhaust with long battle.
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                        Old May 17th, 2012 (1:36 AM).
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                          Because having 20+ gyarados/charizard/some-other-big-mass-destruction-pokemon/etc would be totally broken


                          Still,I wonder why criminal organizations abide to the 6pokemon rule.
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                          Old May 17th, 2012 (5:11 AM).
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                          That's true, 6 seems like a reasonable cap but they could expand it to something like 8, more of a variety then.
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                          Old May 17th, 2012 (7:08 AM).
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                            6 does seem to be a good number. They should keep it at 6 because if they were to increase it even once, their would be a demand for it to keep increasing. (Saw on another forum where someone who liked the 3 vs. 3 Triple Battles wanted to see 4 vs. 4 Quadruple battles!)
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                            Old May 17th, 2012 (12:15 PM).
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                              easy maintenance I'm guessing

                              Poor Oak, those 30 Tauros must be aggravating to no end

                              although Alder carries 9 pokeballs... would've made for an awesome Champion battle, eh?
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                              Old May 21st, 2012 (5:18 AM).
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                              To me 6 seems fair even number, but I also wondered why only 6 limit. (I was going to make another comment but forgot what I was going to share)
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                              Old May 21st, 2012 (6:26 PM).
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                                i would prefer a 8 pokemon limit instead of 6 , but we have to live with it
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                                  Well six makes battling a great option and provides care to each pokemon usually I think u should be able to be befriend pokemon in certain areas like a ranger does so hms weren't need all the time instead of catch befriend
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                                    the manga said that six is easier to disrepute love evenly anime well electric hits ground
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                                      the manga said that six is easier to disrepute love evenly anime well electric hits ground
                                      It is true. It is clearly stated that:

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                                      "ELM, DON'T JUST BURY YOURSELF IN YOUR RESEARCH. YOU SHOULD AT LEAST KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE POKéMON WORLD. IF ONE BRINGS ALONG 7 OR 8 POKéMON, OR EVEN 20 TO 30 POKéMON, THAT IS JUST CARRYING THEM AROUND. BUT IN THIS CASE, IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO SHOWER EACH POKéMON WITH THE LOVE AND CARE THEY NEED. ONLY RESEARCHERS LIKE US LOOK FORWARD TO COLLECTING AS MANY POKéMON AS POSSIBLE. ANY TRAINER WITH 7 TO 8 POKéMON IS NOT WELL-LIKED. THAT IS WHY EVEN IN THE POKéMON LEAGUE, THERE'S THE OFFICIAL RULE THAT EVERY TRAINER CAN ONLY USE 6 POKéMON.


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                                      In the Manga too, electric hits ground. (Pikachu used Thunderbolt on Nidoqueen)
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                                        I think u should be able to be befriend pokemon in certain areas like a ranger does so hms weren't need all the time instead of catch befriend
                                        Now there's a good idea!
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                                        Well, the line should be drawn somewhere, you can't just have 20 Pokémon with you, and apart from that, they're just staying true to the game. It would be strange if you could have 7 or 8 in the anime, but 6 in the game, that'd arise more questions than the way it is now I think.
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                                        Didn't the manga say the law was in place to ensure that each one of the trainer's Pokemon was getting proper attention or something like that? I'll go with that.
                                        Yeah, it was something about how if there were more than 6 Pokémon on a team, then not all the Pokémon would be getting the right level of attention and how 6 was the optimal number. Which makes sense really because you couldn't really give attention to 50 Pokémon at a time.
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                                          Didn't the manga say the law was in place to ensure that each one of the trainer's Pokemon was getting proper attention or something like that? I'll go with that.
                                          Yeah that was the reasoning the manga gave, which I think is perfectly fair.

                                          Other than that it's also just to keep battles fair and balanced as well, and it keep an element of strategy as well - if you could carry however many you pleased, you don't need to worry about strategy as much since you could just switch to another Pokemon.

                                          Or something like that.
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