Chapter 8: Page: 47

posted February 3rd, 2013, 6:37 pm


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December 18th, 2013, 1:28 am

PegasusFeather

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'NO! I hate all of you! I'm leaving this joint, FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

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December 8th, 2014, 10:52 pm

Dragon Turtle

Any point to this winter?

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I've seen in the games, anime, and fan comics, pokemon being adversely affected by weather and temperate conditions. In the official comics, as well as the anime, there's been suggestions that the pokemon have some awareness of what happens outside of pokeballs. But rarely are they AFFECTED by these things INSIDE of the pokeball. Isn't the entire point of their existence to serve as containers, transportation, and housing? This seems to be the case in game, where the personal conditions of stored pokemon, like poison and paralysis, remained unchanged in the ball, but only outside does the actual whether effect their stats. The way the Pokemon games state EVERY status and reaction after EVERY turn and move can be annoying, and we all jam on the button to move along. But this serves to function as evidence that the effects of the weather don't occur until AFTER a pokemon has been released.

They remain frozen in pokeballs, this is true. But this suggests that they're just in some sort of stasis, unchanging. Nothing has ever poisoned or frozen someone who was inside a pokeball. If this wasn't the case, imagine the hundreds or thousands of trainers that would have to move or journeys that would be altered when the seasons change.

Although fans often fill in the massive gaps in the way of physics and narrative in the pokemon world, these are things we still observe happening, have to consider canon, and just work with. Why couldn't Robin just keep these two in their pokeballs? We haven't seen them return to them in awhile, is the implication that they're damaged or broken, possibly due to something Surge did when he captured them? Then why has she kept the rest of her pokemon, like the Ratatta, Machop and Bellsprout HM slave in theirs? We've even seen how that Bellsprout can be sent in and out. I can understand you want some outward catalyst for change that isn't "someone died" or "the cops found them." But if you wanted to get these characters out of the story, or change the setting, there are less contrived ways.

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