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What if a Poké Ball was lost and couldn't be opened?
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There have been several instances in the show where a Pokémon was in its Poké Ball for a long time, such as in Sandshrew's Locker. In this episode, Ash and friends helped Mira recover Sandshrew's Poké ...

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What type of government do the countries in Naruto have?
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Since you asked for the author's comments on the government, I'll share what an interview with Masashi Kishimoto where this is brought up. It comes from the May and June 2006 issues of Shonen Jump (...

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Why does Pokemon have a six Pokemon limit?
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The Pokémon anime is actually a little inconsistent in this. In episode 11: Charmander – The Stray Pokémon, Damian bragged about his collection of Pokémon and there was a large number of Pokéballs (...

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How does one start being a Pokemon Trainer without a Pokemon Professor?
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There are all sorts of ways one can get his/her first Pokémon. In the Black and White manga, Black borrows Pokémon from Bianca's father to have mock battles (I don't remember if he actually used them ...

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Why those "magical names" sound so much like forum handles?
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The magic names are Latin and they are chosen to represent the wishes of the magic user. The numbers at the end serve as unique identifiers in the case that the term has been used previously as a ...

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What does "crossing one's palm with fingers and gulping" signify?
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This action that Megumi is doing signifies anxiety and stress. It is a nervous habit, as explained in the show and manga. From the wiki: She has a habit of tracing the kanji for "person" (人)...

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How do Ditto breed?
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There is no official information about how new Ditto are born. Looking at this from the perspective of the video games, Ditto is not the only Pokémon that cannot be hatched from an egg. Most legendary ...

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Are there two separate Mewtwos?
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The evidence overwhelmingly indicates that there are two Mewtwos. Firstly, in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, Mewtwo didn't give any indication of recognizing Ash, even though it should have known ...

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Who is responsible for the Uchiha Massacre?
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Original answer, using Kakashi: Shadow of the ANBU Black Ops version of events Unless I'm mistaken, whenever the issue of blame comes up in dialogue, it is always stated to be the village elders and ...

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Where is the title of Spice and Wolf from?
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According to the afterward of volume 16, on page 297, The title Spice and Wolf is a twist on the French economist Jean Favier's Gold and Spices: The Rise of Commerce in the Middle Ages(translated by ...

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Does the Fourth Hokage really care about his students?
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This question requires an in-depth analysis of the Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze, as well as some of the world building in Naruto. First off, is it true Minato is unemotional with regards to the death ...

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What happend to Zuko's Mother (Avatar the last airbender)
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This was answered in the Avatar comics, as you suspect. In particular, it was the second graphic novel released, The Search. The title refers to Zuko's search for his mother. In the comic, everything ...

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Why are Midoriya's arms weaker than his legs and why do they get broken more easily?
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Human legs are naturally stronger than arms. This is something I already knew, but to back up this claim I checked wikipedia: As the human leg is longer and stronger than the arm... While I was ...

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Where to continue from the manga after two seasons of "A Certain Magical Index" and "A Certain Scientific Railgun"?
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I've read up to volume 11 of the manga of A Certain Scientific Railgun and volume 5 of the manga of A Certain Magical Index. As of volume 5 of Index, the manga has not caught up to the conclusion of ...

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How does Naruto's right arm work?
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From Narutopedia : Naruto loses his right arm after the Fourth Shinobi World War, though it is later replaced by a fully maneuverable prosthetic arm made of Hashirama Senju's cells, wrapped ...

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If Itachi wanted the best for Sasuke, why did he ask him to kill his best friend?
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First Theory Considering the end result was Sasuke rejecting Mangekyō, Itachi may have told Sasuke how to get the Mangekyō Sharingan in an attempt to bias Sasuke against it. Itachi has been shown to ...

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Why did Madara want to resurrect if with the Edo Tensei he was immortal and supposedly he had full power?
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Madara wanted to become the host of the Ten-Tails so he could fulfill his plan. He could not do that unless he was fully resurrected. The wiki says: While under the Impure World Reincarnation, Madara ...

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How could Misaka 10032 be measuring Touma's life signals while holding his right hand
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This isn't much of an answer, but as the question does specifically ask about whether there is a difference between the light novels and the other versions, here are my findings: In Yen Press's ...

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Are Yusuke and Jin half brothers?
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I think I found the episode you were talking about: Episode 107: The Demon World Tournament Begins. The episode includes the battle between Jin and Soketsu, one of Raizen's old friends. According to ...

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Are there any gyms in the Anime/Manga where the Pokemon trainer has to first fight other trainers?
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The Pokémon Adventures manga series does sometimes include the other trainers and puzzles in the gyms. In Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl Platinum, Lady Berlitz usually does battle the other gym ...

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Why does Tomoko refer to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as an anime?
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I'll give four possible answers, none of which are mutually exclusive. When using the word anime, the Japanese do not make distinctions between western and Japanese cartoons. It is an abbreviation of ...

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Why didn't Ash release Charizard?
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The premise of your question is flawed. Ash does not release Pokémon due to their weakness. In fact, in Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, we can clearly see that Ash is opposed to this practice. His rival ...

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Can Pokémon say only what their species is named as, or are they named with the only word they can say?
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I found a good episode recently that shows the anime contradicts itself on this matter. In the Black and White episode Archeops in the Modern World, Professor Juniper and Dr. Fennel revive an Archen ...

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Are items that are gained during evolution part of the Pokemon?
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The items were most likely not intended by the developers to be a part of the Pokémon, but rather, a part of the Pokémon's design. For instance, the entry on Braixen from the Pokémon X game is: It ...

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What series are there after Rurouni Kenshin (1995)?
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The final arc of the Rurouni Kenshin manga is indeed about a man, Enishi, who has an old grudge against Kenshin. However, the final arc of the manga was never put into the anime. There do exist two ...

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Why did Angel and Otonashi want to pass on and make others pass on?
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Angel and Otonashi's actions were not derived from logic, but rather from their beliefs and convictions. They believed that people were not supposed to permanently stay in the afterlife dimension. ...

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Was there truly no magic in Sword Art Online?
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You misunderstood the context of Klein and Kirito's conversation. The line directly preceding what you quoted is very illuminating. Kirito: I've heard there are an unlimited number of skills. ...

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How did Latias transform in Pokémon Heroes?
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According to Bulbapedia, in the Pokémon Adventures manga, Latias is also able to appear as a human by using its ability to refract light. This is consistent with its Pokédex entry in the Sapphire game:...

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What does the n%I=W skill do?
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This was explained by Administrator D in the fourth volume. It seems this skill is what allows them to retain their memories of their past life. It also seems to be why their stat growth rate is so ...

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Are Sophia's parents vampires?
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The light novels answer this. In short, no, neither of Sophia's parents are vampires. And given that the light novels actually specify that very few people have Appraise, and that high-level Appraise ...

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