Questions tagged [pokemon]

Pokémon (short for "pocket monsters") is a video game with many anime and manga adaptations. Pokémon trainers capture and force animals called pokémon to do battle against those of other trainers.

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How is the passage of time handled in Pokemon?

I stopped following the Pokemon anime a while ago, but I know the series has had Ash go through many regions, including retreading at least one of them. When Ash was about to get his eight badge, ...
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Are there any other uses for a Pokeball besides capturing and storing Pokemon?

Can a Pokeball be used for things other than storing pokemon? Like a "Hoi-Poi Capsules" from Dragon Ball or even to imprison humans?
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How does a Poké Ball work?

Is it ever explained how a Poké Ball works? I know that you throw it a Pokémon, and if it is weak enough, you catch it. But is the process ever explained? Does it work on humans? Do most Pokémon like ...
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Do people in the anime or manga actually eat Pokemon?

In the anime, certain species of Pokemon are mentioned or depicted to be edible (by people or other Pokemon), like Magikarp and Farfetch'd. Do people actually eat Pokemon? If so, what other species ...
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Is Ditto a Failed Mew Clone?

This theory got some attention on the internet a few years back, but I haven't found a definitive source on it. Both Ditto and Mew are genderless pokemon, with similar color schemes for both their ...
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What are the differences between Ash and Red?

In Pokémon, we have two main characters: Red, who is the main protagonist on the manga and the first Pokémon games (Red, Blue and Yellow) Ash, who is the main protagonist on the anime. What are the ...
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Why does Team Rocket always try to catch Pikachu?

Very surprised this question has not been asked yet. In almost every single episode, at least from the first season all the way through to the Unova region, Team Rocket is trying to catch Pikachu to ...
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Where did the phrase “Gotta catch 'em all” come from?

The slogan for Pokémon was "gotta catch 'em all". But I have never heard that when I was watching Pokémon in the Japanese original with Chinese sub. The Japanese phrase was something along the lines ...
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Are there two separate Mewtwos?

In the first movie and the anime series, Mewtwo's voice clearly indicates that Mewtwo is male. In the 16th movie, Mewtwo appears to be female. It was then shown that that Mewtwo can mega evolve into ...
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Are there censored or discarded Pokemon creatures and what are the motives behind it?

After seeing some Youtube videos about censorship in Pokemon, it seems to me that the motives for it are based mainly on1: Sexual content/innuendoes Violence (gore, mutilations, etc.) Religion ...
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Why did Ash became a child back in Sun Moon Series?

I was watching Pokemon Sun Moon and I think its a continuation because he knows about Pokemon from other regions. But the question is that why did he became a small kid, from a young guy, who ...
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What if a pokeball was lost and couldn't be opened?

I was reading a question on what it is like inside of a pokeball. It made me wonder what will happen to a Pokemon if the pokeball is lost or damaged. If the pokeball was unable to open would they ...
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Why is Team Rocket's motto “To Protect the World from Devastation”?

The Team Rocket Motto starts off like so: Jessie: Prepare for trouble! James: And make it double! Jessie: To protect the world from devastation! James: To unite all people within our nation! ...
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What would be considered canon in the Pokemon franchise?

Usually we would treat the manga as canon for most works, but as most people usually only have watched the animation or played the video games, would in this case the manga still be considered canon ...
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Why does Kojirou say “white hole” in the Japanese version of Team Rocket's motto?

Torisuda mentioned he'd be interested in how the joke went in the Japanese version of Pokemon on my question about why Team Rocket's motto seems so nice. This prompted me to listen to the Japanese ...
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Does each Region only have 8 gyms in pokemon?

I remember that at the start of the pokemon the anime, Professor Oak said that there are a lot of Gyms across the region. You only need 8 to enter the Pokemon league, thus Gary have 10 gym badges. ...