From what I remember, no character in Pokemon is shown going to any sort of religious house of worship, and there doesn't seem to be much if any mention of religion/religious beliefs until Sinnoh, where there is lore following Arceus's creation of the world. Are there any organized religions in the world, worshiping either Arceus or some other deity/pantheon?

  • There is a church in Hearthome City (Sinnoh). It looks pretty much like a Roman Catholic church would look like in Europe. (On second thought, it is never called a church, so it is possible that it is not used to worship any gods)
    – elaforma
    May 12, 2014 at 9:22
  • It may not such proof but in the first season ep39 "Holiday Hi-Jynx" the whole episode about Christmas.
    – USerNAme
    Jan 22, 2020 at 1:16

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It's not a religion from the present Pokemon World, but in the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu (Dengeki Pikachu), in the fourth chapter (Haunting my Dreams), Brock says to Ash that in "ancient times" the people who lived near the Pokemon Tower in Lavender Town worshipped Pokemon as gods:

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    Interesting. At least in one canon, there is some evidence of this.
    – Makoto
    Aug 23, 2016 at 2:05

Neither in the Anime, nor in the Games or the Manga is ever mentioned something about religions. Religious aspects can be seen sometimes (like your example of Arceus, but also the wise men in the Sprout Tower or the Slowpoke-temple in the anime), but they aren't a real topic.

Either in the anime or in one of the games, it's mentioned that most of the people at least in Lavender Town are religious. But besides of that, nothing was mentioned in the anime/manga/games.


Well, I don't know if this would work, but there was that big crystal flower tractor beam hidden underground under Geosenge Town in X and Y, and the long living AZ used it to kill off dozens of Pokémon to bring back his floette, correct? I think that Lysandre, for the sake of his 'beautiful' world, sought to unleash that crystal flower tractor beam and eradicate all Pokémon as his duty, so I guess he believed religiously in a world without Pokémon. (That's also a little rich from Lysandre, cause he would be seen using Pokémon, jk) Otherwise, I dunno. It in some aspects depends on how you view the games itself, and how it relates to real life beliefs, places, and all sorts. It was basically Lysandre's religion that, 'let's say there is a god, and he came to me and told me to try making a Pokemon free world, and I agreed, cause I liked the idea, and I want to achieve that.' Sorta like that. He sorta is following that 'God' that wanted him to do it. (Even though the god wasn't mentioned at all, that's still what I think)

I don't know, but hope this helped! - Matt

Hope I don't get down rated.

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    If you don't want your answer to be down voted, include some sources to back up what you say.
    – кяαzєя
    Feb 10, 2016 at 18:06

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