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Chris
25th September 2005, 9:39 AM
Here's the FAQ revamped due to a few changes that've occured over time. I felt it was about damn time I went and edited the stupid thing due to complaints. Also fixed a few answers.
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"Do levels exist in the anime?"
Technically, no. The anime has to be different and more realistic compared to the games. Levels in terms of experience do exist, but not a set level like in the games.

"Why does Ash keep giving away his Pokémon?!"
Defining the term 'giving away', he has to give up a Pokémon to someone. Giving them complete ownership for nothing in return. He has only given away ONE Pokémon and that was Beedrill. Butterfree wanted to mate, so Ash let Butterfree go on to have children. Haunter was never his to begin with since he never captured it in a Pokéball. Pidgeot is in Viridian Forest, protecting a group of Pidgey and Pidgeotto from Spearow and Fearow until they can fend for themselves. Lapras was promised that it'd be returned to its family because it was only a baby. Charizard STILL belongs to Ash, it's just training in the Charizard Valley. Same goes for Primeape in the P-1 Championship town. Squirtle is under the care of Officer Jenny but still belongs to Ash. He could just arrange a time for them to join up and there ya go. Bulbasaur is keeping the peace between the Grass and Water Pokémon at Oak's lab, Ash is able to have it join him for a while whenever he'd like. So as you see, not one Pokémon was given away.

"OMG I heard Ash and Misty kiss in the last episode!! Is that true?!"
No. The show is STILL going in Japan and no one knows when it's going to end. Misty is all the way in the Kanto region and Ash is all the way in the Hoenn region. Ash has NO loving feelings for Misty. He thinks of her as a best friend. Same goes with her. Had there been any, they'd have said something before they split apart in Kanto. So keep the shipping in fanfics because Ash has no interests in love for anything other than Pokémon.

"But there are avatars on the board of him kissing Misty and about to kiss May!"
Those were edited screenshots to make PokéShippers happy.

"Is Celebi in the GS Ball?! What happened to it?!"
Alot of people get this confused with the Crystal version GS Ball. The GS Ball in the anime was merely a ploy to give Ash more of a reason to go to the Johto region. The ball was pretty much an advertisement. Celebi is not in the GS Ball, considering it's proven it's not bound in any ball. The ball remains in Kurt's posession and has been long forgotten.

"What happened to Ash's Johto Pokémon? Why'd he go to Hoenn with just Pikachu?"
All of Ash's Johto Pokémon were left behind at Prof. Oak's lab. He wanted to go to the Hoenn region with a fresh start, taking only Pikachu with him. He vowed he was only going to use Pokémon from the Hoenn region when he got there, so don't expect him to bring in any Kanto or Johto Pokémon to stay in his team.

"Will Misty ever come back?"
She joins the group in Hoenn for two episodes of Advanced Generation and heads back to Kanto. She has a few cameo appearances during Advanced Generation, but has no lines and is still in Kanto.

"Was 'The Ice Cave' episode banned because Brock caught something like SARS?"
No. The reasonings have been discussed several times by everyone, but the real reason is because Jynx is the main Pokémon and is considered as taboo to be seen in the English dub of the anime. They couldn't cut her out, so they skipped the episode completely. All Brock caught was a bad cold since he was splashed with water in very cold weather. Parents warn their kids about it all the time.

"How many episodes are there?"
Since Japan has no such thing as seasons, the whole thing is made up of three series'. Pocket Monsters (which includes Kanto, Orange Islands and Johto), Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation (which is the Hoenn region, and Battle Frontier) and Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl (which is the Shinou region). Pocket Monsters consists of 276 episodes in total (82 Kanto episodes, 35 Orange Islands episodes, and 157 Johto episodes). Advanced Generation consists of 196 episodes. There are currently 10 episodes and counting of Diamond & Pearl. There are a total of 17 TV Specials and 9 movies released, with a tenth one on the way.

"How come *insert attack name here* hurt *insert Pokémon name here* when it's not supposed to?!"
The anime tends to border from realistic and exaggeration. Say Pikachu blasts a Rock-type with an Electric attack. By game standards, most Rock-types carry the Ground-type with them as a second type. Making them invulnerable to the attacks. The anime doesn't follow this that much since it tries to give it a realistic sense. Though they goof up a good amount of times by making them work and then not work, though it could be depending on the strength of the Pokémon as well that determines if it'll hurt it or not.

"ASH IS AN IDIOT! HE DIDN'T CATCH ANY LEGENDARY POKEMON!"
Oh sure, have him breeze through Hoenn even faster than if he kept his Johto Pokémon with him. Legendary Pokémon are NOT meant to be captured or else things will be thrown out of balance or they're simply too powerful to be caught. The first three Legendary Birds for example. If one's caught, the others will try to take over the other's territory and fight over it. Entei, Raikou and Suicune were created by Ho-Oh to watch over the Pokémon of the Johto region while it soars over the Kanto region. If something were to happen to them, they wouldn't be able to protect the Pokémon they watch over. Celebi is the protector of time and the forest, it can have harmful effects if captured. Latios' power was abused when it was being used. Causing mayhem and being uncontrolable. Groudon and Kyogre are simply NOT supposed to wake up. If they do, the world will literally be destroyed from Groudon causing earthquakes and volcanoes rising and causing an eternal heat wave while Kyogre would flood the planet and cause typhoons and tsunamis. Needless to say, their power is destructive if used improperly and they're far too powerful.

"How come certain Pokémon evolve differently than in the games?"
Because the anime tries to be more realistic than the games. Sometimes it is indeed will power that causes Pokémon to evolve on their own. A certain episode from the Johto region taught us that the winds can carry tiny shards of stones used to evolve certain Pokémon. It's a possibility that such a thing could happen if a wind picks up, like in the Exeggcute/Exeggutor episode in Kanto.

"Why does Ash and co stop Team Rocket when they're capturing wild Pokémon? It's public domain and Ash and co have no right to stop them from capturing them!" - Credit for this goes to: Cless Aileron
The problem with this is that Team Rocket do it in an unlawful manner. They'll try to influence the Pokémon in the wrong ways. And if that fails, they'll do whatever illegal acts they can to capture a Pokémon. That's known as poaching Pokémon and is illegal in the Pokémon World.

"Why did those gym leaders give Ash a badge? He didn't earn them through winning a battle, which is how he's suppose to earn them!" - Credit for this goes to: Cless Aileron
Not always does a trainer receive a badge just for battling. The Gym Leaders reward the trainers with the badge when they feel they've earned the right to have it. Not always does this involve a battle, as seen in the Orange Islands. Sure, Ash may have had a few lucky breaks, but he rightfully earned those badges. It's not like the Gym Leaders toss around badges to everyone, anyways.

"Ash is such a newbie! Why is using weak moves or unevolved Pokémon or ones with type disadvantages?"
*sigh* You don't know how much I hate saying this. The anime's proved it is NOT the game. The anime is much more flexible and no moves have a set amount of damage that they inflict. A small, usually unevolved, Pokémon would have a bigger advantage over much larger Pokémon since they'd be more manuverable and faster. Though if they're struck by that Pokémon, they could take some hefty damage. Regarding type disadvantages, it's not always like the games where the type with advantage would possibly win. It also depends on the experience the Pokémon have had and how well they've been trained. Good example would be how Charizard was able to take out Scizor, Golem and Blastoise in one match when Ash battled Gary.

"We're too far behind Japan! Why doesn't 4Kids release more than 52 episodes a year?"
Simply put, 4Kids has ENOUGH projects they're working on (One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Winx Club, Magical DoReMi, Mew Mew Power, Pokémon Chronicles and so forth). Plus 52 episodes covers about a year's worth of work. People fail to realize that the English airings are A LOT more generous than Japan is getting. Japan only gets one episode a week. Usually the US will get TWO episodes a week. Or sometimes FIVE DAYS of new episodes (back in the Johto days). The more episodes you demand, the longer the time you'll have to wait. And remember, 4Kids is NOT responsible for episodes. They simply dub it. They do NOT make them.

"Well then, why doesn't Kids' WB! just air the episodes we know have already been dubbed?" - Credit for this goes to: Dogasu

4Kids has no say in Kids' WB!'s scheduling. Sure, the company may have finished dubbing an episode weeks (or even months, in the case of an episode like "Jump for Joy") before, but they can't *force* Kids' WB! to air the episode right away. Kids' WB! premieres new episodes when they feel it would be best, and neither 4Kids nor anybody else can really change that.

Also note that Kids' WB! neither pays attention to or cares about any other country's airing of Pokémon. Kids' WB! doesn't feel the need to "catch up to Sky One" or "stop being behind Australia" because none of those stations affect the show in the US.

"Why does Kids' WB! keep airing nothing but reruns!? They should air new episodes!!" - Credit for this goes to: Dogasu

This complaint usually appears around the summer, when Kids' WB! will have weeks upon weeks of nothing but reruns. Every year, the show is picked up for 52 episodes, which is enough for one episode every week. However, whenever Kids' WB! airs more than that (like when they air two episodes on a Saturday, or when they'll have a new episode every day for a week), then they're just using up the episodes they can air that year. Pretty soon, the network goes through all 52 episodes, so they're forced to air reruns until new ones are ready.

However, the network will usually hold out on the last few episodes of a season so that it can air them in the weeks leading up to the new season's premiere date.

"If Celebi isn't in the GS Ball, then how come it's inside the ball in Crystal version?"

I truely am sick of this question. Time for an explanation because chances are, people who use this question to back their theories up haven't even tested it out. During the event for Crystal, when you bring the GS Ball over to the shrine, Celebi does NOT come out of it. Celebi becomes attracted to the reaction of the shrine and comes hovering down. Mind you, this was the video game. In no way do these events occur in the anime. It was a special event from NoJ to give players, with the cel phone adapters, a chance to capture Celebi. We've already seen Celebi TWICE (once in movie 4 and the other in a Hoso special) and not once was it anywhere near the GS Ball. Why would it even be in a ball that cannot be opened yet be free later on? So PLEASE, stop asking about the GS Ball and claiming the Celebi is inside it just because you haven't gotten the facts straight on the game events.

"What's with the episode plots anyway?" - Credit for this goes to: Latios
Many people who've watched it notice a pattern in episode plots. Ash meets someone, Team Rocket sees them and someone's Pokemon, Team Rocket wants that Pokemon + Pikachu, Team Rocket grabs Pokemon + Pikachu, Ash finds someway to destroy them, the end.

I'll admit that this is quite frankly boring and tedious. But I noticed, a lot of other shows are like this.

Anpanman is the first one I can think of.
Then there's Sonic X
All those ranger shows
Kamen Rider (Masked Rider)
etc.

This is the way shows are run this day and age I guess. At least those targeted for younger audiences. Reasons why it's run at 7PM/5PM are unknown.

"Who is Ash's Father?" - Credit for this goes to: Latios
Despite the many theories and proofs or hints people might find, the most concrete solid answer we have is that Ash's father is....

Not known.

You can throw out as many theories or hints, but that is the answer and will remain until the anime writers finally decide, which is probably never since they never bring it up.

"How old is everyone?" - Credit for this goes to: Latios
Good question. Although many people have their own general views on how old the characters really are, there's just one thing I must say:

There is no solid evidence that shows how old MOST of the characters are. However, we evidence that Ash is/was 10 and May is 10.

Therefore, we have no evidence to show how old the characters REALLY are. We just have ideas.

"Does the Japanese version swear a lot?" - Credit for this goes to: Latios and Lady Dragonair from BMG
No. From what I gathered, it's all really exaggeration or failure to find something more appropriate by fansubbers.

Though "kuso" litterally does mean sh*t, sh*t is just a really strong expression of "darn" so to speak. So is "kuso". Another is "shimata", but this translates more appropriately to "shoot" (like in "Oh, shoot!").

There are others, but in the Japanese language, there's really no words that are considered extremely bad. In fact, all words in Japan are supposedly suitable for any age. I wonder where the English language went wrong if we have to censor out words.

"OMG, they skipped *insert episode name*, the episode and the pokemon in it must have been banned!1!!1" - Credit for this goes to: EvilKeckleon

Just because a station may have skipped an episode, may not mean it had been banned for some reason. It might be just a mistake and they may air it eventually. If it has an english title, it will air eventually. It's a banned episode if it doesn't recieve an English title when it's close to it's US airing time.

And you gotta remember, 4Kids are not prudes who would ban an episode on a mere whim. They may have a script change or digitally cut or paint over something, but they may only ban an episode as a last resort. Though this is probably very rare...

"Ash's father is Giovanni!"
Wrong. Any evidence of that was hurled away when Giovanni was told of a boy named Ash was with a few humans and Pokémon during the Mewtwo TV special. No reaction to that was set off by Giovanni. Nor is there any real evidence pointing to that.

"Ash's father is Ho-Oh!"
This is by far the most ridiculous one I've hear. There's not one drop of evidence proving that a Pokémon cross-breeded with a human to give birth to Ash. Ho-Oh only reveals itself to trainers it believes are worthy and have a good heart to see it. Ash has proved that he has those qualities, hence why he's seen Ho-Oh a few times.

"Will there be any uncut DVDs including the banned episodes?"
4Kids claims they'll be putting all of their anime on uncut DVD. This is highly believed to be a lie on their part, seeing as how Al Kahn even stated in the same interview that he does not want the DVDs to be released at the same time of the cut/censored DVDs due to them possibly "competing against eachother."
Because of this, it'll be years before we even see Pokémon Uncut: Volume 1. Or even an uncut One Piece DVD.

Besides, if they started putting uncut episodes they have to end up grabbing the original Japanese episodes from episode 1 and up and would have to either dub or sub it. Considering right now they're almost done putting Johto on DVD and have started on Hoenn, that's about nearly 300+ episodes on DVD. They won't be going back to the first episode to put the whole series uncut and unedited after having finished released all of it mostly in its originaly TV aired form.

"Which are the banned episodes?"
-Pocket Monsters #018 Holiday at Aopuruko/Beauty and the Beach (Aired only once after the ban was lifted)
-Pocket Monsters #035 The Legend of Miniryuu
-Pocket Monsters #038 A.I. Warrior Porygon
-Pocket Monsters #252 The Cave of Ice!
-Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation #101 Shaking Island Battle! Barboach vs. Whiscash*

*Note: This episode is the true 101st AG episode. Due to this episode being banned, "Man of the Sea! The Elite Four's Drake Appears!!" is often seen as being as episode AG101.

"But aren't there more banned episodes..?"
There are episodes that tend to be aired out of place or don't air as often as others. The episodes featuring Jynx will never be aired in the English dub due to problems with people and Jynx. Tentacool and Tentacruel is NOT a banned episode either. It was just on hiatus during the 9/11 incident but airs whenever it can. Barubeat and Illumise! The Dance of Love! has an English title (Love at First Flight). Therefore, it is NOT banned. KidsWB has screwed up their schedule again and is airing it out of order. They've done it during Kanto and Johto. It's no suprise they finally do it again with Hoenn.

"What are the season names and where do they take place?"
The English dub is very different from the Japanese version. The dub tends to change names every season, since Johto started. Japan has always stuck to one name and then changed it during the end of the first series. Here are the names.

Japanese Original
Pocket Monsters - Kanto, Orange Islands and Johto
Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation - Hoenn and Kanto (Battle Frontier)
Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl - Shinnoh

English Dub
Pokémon: Gotta Catch 'em All! - Kanto region
Pokémon - Orange Islands
Pokémon: Johto Journeys - Johto region
Pokémon: Johto League Champions - Johto region
Pokémon: Master Quest - Whirlcup Islands and Johto region
Pokémon Advance - Hoenn region
Pokémon Advanced Challenge - Hoenn region
Pokémon Advanced Battle - Hoenn region
Pokémon Battle Frontier - Kanto Battle Frontier

"What are the Japanese names?"
Latios, Murgatroyd, and I have compiled a list of names, attacks, and so forth in a Japanese to English reference guide. It can be found here: http://forums.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=49084

"What happened to Gary?" - Credit for this goes to: kirbiyu and myself
I hate this one, but users have been asking this a lot, too(mostly newbies). Towards the end of Johto, after the Silver conference, Gary, decided that he liked researching Pokémon more than raising them to battle for leagues. He told Ash that he was going to become a Pokémon Researcher, like is grandfather. He left all of his Pokémon, except for Blastoise, and left to go on a new journey.

"What is GS on that GS ball?" - Credit for this goes to: kirbiyu, Cyrren's Manga and JPL.net
Gold and Silver Ball. Like the games Gold and Silver. Notice that the ball is gold and silver, Hence the letters 'GS'

"What is Bulbasaur?"
This is something people like to debate about. It's simple to say that it's just an animal with a plant on its back. There's no way of identifying what kind of animal it represents, hence why it's name in Japan "Fushigidane" plays a role in this. Fushigidane is a play on the saying "Mysterious, isn't it?" or "Isn't is mysterious?"

"Ash's Pikachu is level *insert number here* because it was that level in GSC!"
How many times do I have to point out that Ash and Red are not the same characters? GameFreak even went out of their way to redesign Red and Green's character designs so that the anime and game characters didn't look too similar (even though the anime characters were somewhat based off of the game characters). The character you battle in Mt. Silver on GSC is RED, not ASH. Please stop mixing the characters together.

"Hey, where there any cuts in *enter episode/movie title here*?"
Head over to www.dogasusbackpack.tk Dogasu has a good chunk of info to check out involving cuts, censors, changes and whatnot involving episodes and movies, plus there's other stuff such as info on original names for attacks, locations, people, Pokémon and even articles.

How come Brock's eyes are always closed?
They're not. Like Snorlax and Munchlax, his eyes are drawn as slits. They're not closed. He just has the stereotypical Asian eyes. It's for variety's sake considering nearly every character has their eyes wide open like Caucasians yet live in a Japanese-like world. And as we've seen in several episodes, his eyes do appear open from time to time (namely when being physically beaten).

I was watching one episode of Pokemon Advanced Challenge and the Trainer's Choice said that Arbok evolved into Seviper! - Credit for this goes to Dogasu
4Kids simply made a mistake. The people in charge of translating the show into English have made tons of mistakes with the Trainer's Choice before, saying that one type of Pokémon is strong against another, when it isn't. The Arbok -> Seviper thing is just one more example of a goof-up on 4Kids' part. There's no real reason for the mistake to occur, other than the idea that 4Kids doesn't really know anything about the show they've been dubbing for the past eight years or so.

Chris' Note: Which further proves that Al Kahn's statements about only wanting shows that would make a profit are true and that they could care less how badly they mess up on shows, nor do they have any interest in them as long as they're making money out of it.

What happened to the old voices?! Why does everyone sound different?!
4Kids chose not to renew the license the show anymore and sold off what they had to PUSA. There's heavy debate about the voice changes as to whether it was PUSA that did not contact 4Kids' cast members about dubbing the show or if it was 4Kids who refused to allow the older cast dub the show under a new dubbing license. Either way, the original cast was replaced for the most part by sound-alikes, most who have even worked on the show before as minor characters. There is no way of changing this as the decision was set in stone long ago. However, the new cast do visit this forum and are willing to listen to what fans have to say and are willing to take constructive criticism so that they may improve.

ZOMG! May's going to have a Johto season!
http://pokesho.com/img_top/t_06_autumn_jpga.jpg
She's not, folks. This is an image from a very popular, Japanese Pokemon fansite titled PokeSho. They specialize in fanart with artwork that imitates that of the show. It should be noted, however, that this is simply FAN ART and nothing more. It's fairly easy to tell the two apart, however people are still gullible enough to believe it is actual art from the show.

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If I can remember anymore questions that've been asked repeatedly, I'll edit in more.

Torkoal Stu
25th September 2005, 9:46 AM
Well you could put the Chronicals Name changes in there because people seem to make too many threads on why there names are different or why people call them different names. You know the Vincent/Jackson and Jimmy/Yoshi/Kenta.

Also Max's first Pokemon brings up alot of topics, but i'm not sure what you could put on that except he'll never age so he'll never get a Pokemon.

Well its a good guide anyway.

Kanadian Kyuubi
25th September 2005, 2:37 PM
Mistake on Snorlax and Munchlax, only Snorlax is like that. Munchlax has regular eyes like everyone else, but they do go to those "cutie curves" once in awhile.

Black Marauder
25th September 2005, 3:24 PM
Great idea Ed Elric, ;)

Chris
25th September 2005, 5:12 PM
Mistake on Snorlax and Munchlax, only Snorlax is like that. Munchlax has regular eyes like everyone else, but they do go to those "cutie curves" once in awhile.
Which helps boast the fact that Takeshi DOES have his eyes open since they both open them up wide from time to time.

Thriller
25th September 2005, 5:50 PM
Thanks EE, I've been looking forward to the new FAQ

I think the URL for Dogasu's Backpack is different then what you have.

Heracross
25th September 2005, 6:32 PM
There are actually two URLs for Dogasu's site. The one Ed posted works just fine, but there's also http://www.bulbagarden.net/~dogasu/.

Dogasu
25th September 2005, 6:51 PM
Thank you. I was actually planning on updating this thing a long time ago, but I never got around to it. Thanks for doing all that work for the forum.

Blackjack Gabbiani
26th September 2005, 1:12 AM
"Ash's father is Giovanni!"
Wrong. Any evidence of that was hurled away when Giovanni was told of a boy named Ash was with a few humans and Pokémon during the Mewtwo TV special. No reaction to that was set off by Giovanni. Nor is there any real evidence pointing to that.

Ash and Satoshi are not rare names, though. I still think they're keeping their options open, given how much trouble they went through to keep the two from seeing each other clearly in that special.

Here's another question that people ask all the time--"are the movies canon?" Frankly, I don't see how they aren't, especially the first one (and thus MR as well). Sure they don't talk about the events of them, but how often do they mention events of previous episodes?

Yamato-san
26th September 2005, 2:02 AM
they also released maps displaying where in the regions you can find the locations featured in each of the movie, in fact, I'm pretty sure someone put up scans of those maps somewhere around here in the past (I saved them if anyone wants to see). I'm pretty sure they're trying to make it seem as though these movies actually could take place at some point, and it isn't hard to believe considering how much time they take travelling between gyms or contests.

Now, if there was one thing I could honestly say wasn't canon, it'd be those various cutesy films starring the Pokemon without human trainers. I mean, aside from the fact that the humans seemed to have suddenly vanished off the face of the earth in most of them, there's also things like Nyaasu supposedly owning an apartment in Millenium Town, even though we know damn well that he's too busy chasing Satoshi-tachi with Musashi and Kojirou to even consider settling down somewhere. Some are a bit believable, like Pikachu's Summer Vacation (the humans leave their Pokemon to play in the Pokemon theme park), but several others aren't. These mini-movies are intended to just be cutesy anyway, so who the hell cares if they fit into the main storyline? It doesn't seem near as important as Satoshi having some epic encounter with a legendary Pokemon which he may never encounter in the main series.

PDL
27th September 2005, 2:43 AM
might as well add this:

hay, 4kids iz St00pid, they said that Arbok evolves into Seviper!!1

we know this, shut up about it already.

EDIT: oops... Nevermind then...

Chris
27th September 2005, 3:20 AM
Question and answer has been submitted to me by Dogasu. It's now up.

Satoshi
20th October 2005, 4:59 AM
"ASH IS AN IDIOT! HE DIDN'T CATCH ANY LEGENDARY POKEMON!"
Oh sure, have him breeze through Hoenn even faster than if he kept his Johto Pokémon with him. Legendary Pokémon are NOT meant to be captured or else things will be thrown out of balance or they're simply too powerful to be caught. The first three Legendary Birds for example. If one's caught, the others will try to take over the other's territory and fight over it. Entei, Raikou and Suicune were created by Ho-Oh to watch over the Pokémon of the Johto region while it soars over the Kanto region. If something were to happen to them, they wouldn't be able to protect the Pokémon they watch over. Celebi is the protector of time and the forest, it can have harmful effects if captured. Latios' power was abused when it was being used. Causing mayhem and being uncontrolable. Groudon and Kyogre are simply NOT supposed to wake up. If they do, the world will literally be destroyed from Groudon causing earthquakes and volcanoes rising and causing an eternal heat wave while Kyogre would flood the planet and cause typhoons and tsunamis. Needless to say, their power is destructive if used improperly and they're far too powerful.
People have been using Noland as an excuse to b*tch Satoshi about not catching a legendary. Can you explain to them that Noland DIDN'T capture Freezer, just befriended it and it accepted to battle with him?

PDL
22nd October 2005, 11:34 PM
here's a little question I think should be added and answered:

Is James gay?

because of the nature of the Pokemon series (focused on Ash's Pokemon Journey, Pokemon themselves, rather then on intense character development), and because it is a kids show, this issue will probably never be fully addressed.

4kids tends to increase his homosexuality campiness, which is highly unusual... escpecially since they've been known to edit the hell out of their dubs. Why they do this isn't entirely certain... A reason for why he tends to disguise himself in women's clothes? an in-joke? perhaps they're bored? who knows really...

One can only speculate that James is indeed gay, but that can be said every other character. Chances are that this question will never be answered in canon.

Yamato-san
25th October 2005, 5:32 AM
here's another question to add. I know I cleared this up quite a while ago, but just to ensure it doesn't happen again....

The animation to this episode sucks. Why don't they get Team Ota to work on it?

Please don't just copy and paste the answer, because I honestly don't know much about who's involved with what myself. All I know is that Team Ota seems to be in the credits of every episode, probably as the animation company that works on the whole series. Animation is affected by small animation groups and/or animation directors or something like that being chosen to work on an individual episode.

PokeTrainer7783
13th November 2005, 11:01 PM
Does anyone think we'll ever get to see the specials that were only aired in Japan?

Satoshi
13th November 2005, 11:09 PM
Does anyone think we'll ever get to see the specials that were only aired in Japan?
They weren't only aired in Japan, 4kids did dub them, but they didn't air them in the US, they aired it in the UK. They might someday air them in the US, just be patient.

PokeTrainer7783
14th November 2005, 2:47 AM
They weren't only aired in Japan, 4kids did dub them, but they didn't air them in the US, they aired it in the UK. They might someday air them in the US, just be patient.

Well they weren't aired here is what I meant.

PDL
4th December 2005, 10:42 PM
this aught to be added so the threads about it will never ever come back

Why did the writers remove Misty in the first place?

her personality became stale throughout Jotho, and rather then re-invent her character, the writers opted to remove her from the main anime. Be glad that she wasn't completely killed of.

Another reason why Misty was given the boot was to give Ash more character development.

Originally, Ash was the newbie trainer while Misty and Brock were his "mentors" and friends. when Misty left, Ash was able to take the role Misty was to him, as a mentor to May, the new newbie trainer, and to a lesser extent, Max. (though, being the youngest, Ash, May, Brock and even Misty are all people he can look up too.)

Why don't they remove May and Max? They did it for Tracey to bring Brock back

This is less likely to happen because right now, May and Max are the most popular characters in the show, and each of them seem to have a part of personality Misty used to have. May has feminity while Max has her sassy additute and cleverness.

The big difference between May/Max and Tracey is that Tracey was considered less popular then Brock, the character he was replacing

Why don't they bring Misty back permaiently, her personality can be exactly the same as when we first met her!

Sorry, but this isn't going to happen either, it would not be easy explaining Misty's personaity reversing 6 years of character development in an instant. That would be extremely lazy on the writers' part.

OMG *insert character* said *insert line*, it must mean he/she loves *insert character*

while it may be considered canon in other TV shows, In Pokemon it must be taken with a grain of salt, maybe the line was dub-added and didn't exist in the original. One is certainly able to take this as "proof" of something, but chances are it won't be wildly excepted by everyone.

This goes for amercian made pokemon productions like Pokemon Live and Misty's Song as well.

I think the writers are stupid for removing Misty, the group NEEDS her! and what is each character's purpose in the anime anyway?

Anyway, her purpose has been exhausted, but to look at this properly we need to examine the other human character's purpose in the anime.

Ash: the main character, the show basically revovles around his journey. He showcases pokemon training and travels around the gyms featured in the games.

Misty: a supporting female character, her goal is to be the best water pokemon trainer. She mostly follows Ash because he trashed her bike.

Brock: a supporting older male character, his goal is to be a pokemon breeder (whatever that intailes) He takes care of the others needs by reminding them to keep clean and feeds them.

Tracey: another supporting older male character, his goal is to observe pokemon and sketch them. His purpose was to replace Brock, but that was short lived, now he works with Professor Oak.

May: a second main character/co-star of pokemon. her goal is to compete in pokemon contests. She pretty much showcases them, and has alot of episodes devoted to this.

Max: a supporting character. He's too young to have his own pokemon, but he learns about them by interacting with them, he also makes friends with them without catching them.

as you can see, Misty doesn't appear to do much over the course of the anime, her goal is almost exactly like Ash's, only she doesn't compete for badges and only trains water pokemon. It wouldn't be likely that she'll return, unless they wanted to give her a new purpose.

maybe the writers have a super secret plot twist and Ash and Misty will fall in love ^_^

I'm terribly sorry, but this is very unlikely to happen.

the writers of the show are not concerned with any sort of deep plot AT ALL

they only care about a few things in the anime

1. Ash's journey (which is kept simple, only badge collecting, with no romance AT ALL)
2. Showcasing what's new in the pokemon franchise. Such as featuring a location, character or plot from the main games or spinoffs such as Snap or more recently that Ranger game
3. the actual monsters themselves (remember the show's called "Pokemon", not "Pokemon Trainers")
4. They rarely maintain continuity for more a season, very very few references to episodes from Indigo are ever mentioned in the current anime.

the chances of some "super secret plot twist" in Pokemon that involves romance are practically nill, the same amount of chance for the GS ball to appear in the anime once again.

to all those who want romance in your anime, pokemon is the last place you'll find it... go follow another fandom like Inuyasha, or go write a fanfic about it.

RaikouSpecialLover
8th December 2005, 3:18 AM
This may sound a bit spammy, but...

What was the name of the 2nd Pokemon intro in Japan?
and
Who'd Ash Beat in the Johto league that was --u-?

(I'm solving Advent goodies)

Satoshi
20th December 2005, 8:03 PM
What was the name of the 2nd Pokemon intro in Japan?
For Pokemon: RAIBARU (The Rivals)

For Advance Generation: Charenjaa!! (The Challenger!!)


Who'd Ash Beat in the Johto league that was --u-?
What now? O_o;

Alfonso
20th December 2005, 8:28 PM
Ash beat that Furret guy, Moe/Macey, Jackson/Jun'ichi and Gary in the Johto League. What the hell do you mean by --u-? o_o

Andromache
23rd December 2005, 8:27 AM
I'm new to the forums, so am not certain of all the rules here, so I don't know if these questions even belong here as they're rather hypothetical in nature. If they don't, feel free to let me know and tell me where to properly post it, or someone can move it if that's possible.

One thing I've been wondering about are the pokeballs. How do they fit huge Pokemon into them, and wouldn't that be extremely heavy to carry? Or do the Pokemon somehow become lighter when they're in the ball for easier transport?

My other question concerns evolution. I'm fairly certain that Pokemon retain their memories and all, since evolutions don't really change the Pokemon's personalities themselves but more their strength and abilities. But then, what happened with Charizard? He was a cute, sympathetic Charmander and then when he became Charizard, he didn't like Ash.

Lastly, it seems to be considered bad form for a Pokemon to come out of its ball whenever it feels like it, but I sort of feel bad for the Pokemon if they stay in there all the time. Is it really a sign of poor training if Pokemon let themselves out?

I know these questions are probably more theoretical in nature and I'm likely overanalyzing, but it's a sign of being a fan to think too much about trivialities. :P I'm just curious and would be interested in reading any thoughts on this stuff. :)

Chris
23rd December 2005, 8:47 AM
When Pokémon are put into the Monsters Balls, they're turned into a beam of energy and are inside of the ball until called out or when they open the ball. When the Pokémon is released, the energy takes shape of the Pokémon and restores it to its normal self until called back.

True, Lizardon did not lose its memories from its previous evolutions, however, Pokémon do gain new characteristics sometimes through evolution. Sweet little Hitokage became a full of itself Lizard that had no interest in listening to its trainer. Lizardon was somewhat the same but became fiercer. It would continue battling, even when told to stop. It's simply a matter that the Pokémon's new power and traits became too much for the trainer to handle and not enough training has been put into taming the Pokémon. Training, contrary to popular belief, doesn't exactly mean just battling and sparring.

As for the last question, not at all. If a Pokémon feels it absolutely has to come out of it's ball, it's usually welcomed with relief. Sometimes it'll be annoying if the Pokémon breaks out generally just to fool around at the wrong time. Though there'll be times where a Pokémon comes out when it senses its trainer is in danger and will come out to help.

STJ
23rd December 2005, 11:16 AM
I thought I might add this, but feel free to change it if I am incorrect in my information

What happened between Brock and Pr Ivy?

Quick recap- Brock, after the Idigo League decided to stay with Pr Ivy at Valencia Island, only to return and shudder at the mere mention at her name

Many fans have specualted and created theories as to Brock's behaviour, ranging from being rejected to rapte, but to this date the writers have not given any reason to the cause behind it. Chances are that they never will give a reason, and the characters have appeared to have dropped the issue altogether

Given the circunstances surrounding Brock's depature and the fan's response, The writers probably did this simply to create a reason for Brock to return to the group, without stipulating the reason itself.

Andromache
23rd December 2005, 2:46 PM
Thanks for the prompt response, EE. It helps to have gotten this explained. It just confused me that Charizard was so different, when normally, evolved Pokemon seem to still obey their trainers, even though the personalities may change in some ways.

I was asking about the Pokemon coming out on their own because I remember in the episode after "I Feel Skitty," May was saying Skitty should know better than to just come out whenever. So I'd gotten the idea that perhaps it's a bad thing. It's nice that they'll come out to protect/help their trainers, though. In the show, it seems the Pokemon can at least hear what's going on, even if they maybe can't see it.

Yeah, I thought training merely involved teaching attacks/defense. I never understood how it was that a Pokemon from the wild would accept someone to command it when it was used to freedom at one time. I mean, I don't think Pokemon are obligated to stay if they don't like the trainer, but I would think not all of them would readily accept a master. I know Pikachu didn't.

Andromache
6th January 2006, 1:56 AM
I've got one more question concerning gym leaders. How is it decided who gets to run the gym, and can a gym be taken away or the title stripped if the gym either isn't run well or the leader loses too many battles? You know, what if the gym leader battles well but their Pokemon aren't cared for? Theoretically, couldn't that sort of gym exist?

Chris
6th January 2006, 5:59 PM
As seen in a Kanto episode, Gyms and their Leaders are made official by a representative of the Pokémon League. They're given an inspection and are determined if they're fit to be in the town or to run the Gym.

Gym Leaders can pass on their titles to family members or people close to them that they see fit in running the Gym. The Gym, however, can be taken away if the Leader is completely absent for a long period of time unless they resume holding battles.

As for Pokémon mistreatment, Sakaki was capable of running his Gym fine and dandy without letting anyone know that his group captures and steals Pokémon as well as for the fact that he holds them in cages.

PDL
6th January 2006, 6:52 PM
As for Pokémon mistreatment, Sakaki was capable of running his Gym fine and dandy without letting anyone know that his group captures and steals Pokémon as well as for the fact that he holds them in cages.

I wouldn't be surprized at all if the pokemon leauge does know about it, but he pays them to look the other way...

too bad this sort of thing will never be touched upon though... :(

~*Ratiosu*~
7th January 2006, 8:02 PM
I might be wrong, but in one of the Trainer's Choice things, Ash asked the peoples what he wanted to be his first Pokemon. I specifically remember it being a Bulbasaur, for a couple of reasons:

1. Bulbasaur is the "strongest" starter in R/B/G, because it can defeat the first three gym leaders without thinking. And, as everyone knows, Ash wants the strongest of them.
2. I can still hear in my head, "Oh I hope I wasn't too late for Bulbasaur!" or something like that. I...remember it was Bulbasaur...

If this doesn't belong in here, tell me ^^; but I remember it being Bulbasaur when he said it was Squirtle...

And basically, this would count as a FAQ question, right?

Sushi
7th January 2006, 9:36 PM
Well...there's a thread called Trainer's Choice Incorrect Answers (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=101214), and somebody mentioned said TC there too, but it was correct, actually^^

When Ash arrived at Professor Oak's lab, he picked up the first Pokeball and said "I thought about it a lot...And it took me a long time..but I finally decided to choose Squirtle!".
Bulbasaur's Pokeball came after that, when he realized that Squirtle had been taken already.

PDL
7th January 2006, 9:42 PM
sorry, Ratiosu... that Trainer's choice was actually right


1. Bulbasaur is the "strongest" starter in R/B/G, because it can defeat the first three gym leaders without thinking. And, as everyone knows, Ash wants the strongest of them.

not really, if I remember, he was actually undecided on who to get... hence his dream and why he woke up late...


2. I can still hear in my head, "Oh I hope I wasn't too late for Bulbasaur!" or something like that. I...remember it was Bulbasaur...

nope... his lines were more like:

"Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur*, any one of them is fine, just please save one for me!"

*I don't remember the exact order of which name was said


If this doesn't belong in here, tell me ^^; but I remember it being Bulbasaur when he said it was Squirtle...

no no... it was when he was in Oak's lab. The first pokeball he reached for was Squirtle's, only to find it empty. Then he chose Bulbasaur's ball, and it was empty. Finally, he chose Charmander's ball, that was empty as well.

It was then that Oak decided to give Ash the only "Starter" he had left... Pikachu.

Andromache
9th January 2006, 11:29 PM
EE, you came through for me again. Thanks. :) I'm glad I wasn't completely off in asking about the Gym Leader process. I'm always curious about how stuff works in fandoms, just because it makes the worlds more "real."

I knew it was possible to be a good battler yet not care much about Pokemon's well-being. Strange, though, since most of the Gym Leaders in the anime are law-abiding and set good examples, so I thought there must be someone who gained their position by skill but wasn't necessarily a kind person.

Edit: Do different cities have different ways of determining the gym leader? I imagine once one is chosen, they stay in that position unless their title is taken away because of not holding battles, but the initial process of choosing one isn't really clear to me. Do they have competitions where people wanting to be a leader battle each other and the best one wins the right? I don't think it's really shown in the anime how the current leaders came by their gyms. Misty and Brock seem to have gotten their gyms by default, so I'm surprised the League okayed it.

PDL
10th January 2006, 1:15 AM
Edit: Do different cities have different ways of determining the gym leader? I imagine once one is chosen, they stay in that position unless their title is taken away because of not holding battles, but the initial process of choosing one isn't really clear to me. Do they have competitions where people wanting to be a leader battle each other and the best one wins the right? I don't think it's really shown in the anime how the current leaders came by their gyms. Misty and Brock seem to have gotten their gyms by default, so I'm surprised the League okayed it.

well, it appears that in order to be offical, gyms must be approved by the pokemon leauge. However, it' possible to legally own an unoffical gym, as A.J does in that episode way back when. Owning an running an offical gym is great honor though, as seen in that Dark City episode.

as for how they choose gym leaders, It appears that most gyms are family-owned, passed on to whoever the former Gym Leader sees fit, usually from one generation to the next, however they can skip generations...

Brock took over the gym after his mom and dad irresponibly left it. Then Flint took over once again and has now passed it on to one of Brock's younger brothers.

Misty took her over from her sisters who don't care for battling at all, who in turn, may have gotten it from their parents, who may have passed away (and are never referenced to at all I might add...)

Nothing is known about how Lt. Surge runs his gym, the only clue is that he originally came from america and set up a gym in Vermillion City. But since it's debateable one weither real-world locations are canon in the pokemon world, it's doubtful that this is canon as well. It is possibly run as a military training facility though.

Ekira's gym is strange in that it also functions as a perfume factory, it's also unusual in that it can ban anyone from entering... perhaps it is also privately owned and sponsored by a perfume company? If so, how has Ekira been chosen? does her family own the perfume company or had she merely been chosen by it?

Sabrina's gym is also unusual, in that people endowed with psychic powers own it... Sabrina was probably chosen from the psychic organization because she had the strongest of psychic powers.

The gym owned by Koga appears to be family own, since he passed it on to Janine in the GS games... weither this is true in the anime will never be answered though :\

Blaine's gym is just as mysterious as Lt Surge's, since it had been supposedly hidden from the public for the longest time.

Giovanni may have inherted Team Rocket, which may or may not include the gym from his mother. So it may be family-owned as well.

Judging by the GS games, Falkener inherted the Violet City gym and his pokemon from his father. Absolutely nothing had been said about this in the anime though.

Bugsey's gym is very unusual. No hint about how it's run, only that it's a green house for bug pokemon.

the gym owned by Whitney is just as mysterious, the only family shown in the anime is a Miltank farmer. It's possible the gym is sponsored by the farm.

Ecruteak's gym appears to be passed down in Morty's family... it may also be one of the oldest gyms in the country as well.

Jasmine may have gotten her gym from her grandfather. However, it's unknown weither this is true.

Chuck's gym has mysterious origins as well... It also functions as a dojo.

It's completely unknown how Pryce got his gym... was it family owned or did he set it up himself in his town?

Clair inherted her gym from her family, it may be pretty old though.

the Rustboro gym appears to be owned by a pokemon training school. Roxanne is the gym leader and a teacher at said school.

Nothing's said about how Brawly got his gym...

Neither is Wattson's gym...

Flannery inherted the Lavaridge gym from her grandfather when he retired.

We all know that Norman's family owns the Petalburg gym, but it's unknown weither he received it recently or he had it for a long time...

Winnona's gym is completely mysterious.

It's possible that Liza&Tate's gym is owned by the space institute

Sootopolois's gym was owned by Wallace, but when he took over as Champion, his mentor, Juan, took over the gym.

It's completely unkowun how the Battle Frontier and the Pokemon Leauge are related though. Do they work independently of one another or do they work co-operately? is it possible they're even one in the same?

It's too bad the pokemon franchise never goes indepth with this...

Yamato-san
10th January 2006, 4:46 AM
Giovanni may have inherted Team Rocket, which may or may not include the gym from his mother. So it may be family-owned as well.

You forgot to mention that Sakaki left the gym at one point and it got taken over by Kikuko.


Chuck's gym has mysterious origins as well... It also functions as a dojo.

Well, you do have to remember, these are "gyms". Aside from being places where trainers can collect badges, they can also function as an area to train Pokemon. Why do you think you have to battle through a bunch of other trainers before reaching them in the games?


It's completely unkowun how the Battle Frontier and the Pokemon Leauge are related though. Do they work independently of one another or do they work co-operately? is it possible they're even one in the same?

In the game and Special manga, I'm pretty sure they're completely seperate things, with the Battle Frontier just being some trainer amusement park with different sites to challenge. In the anime, though.... hard to tell. However, the fact that Satoshi was specially selected by Inishida to be a challenger may suggest that he privately owns it in the anime as well.

Andromache
10th January 2006, 7:52 AM
Thanks PDL. That looks like it took a while to write. My curiosity has finally been satisfied, I think. It appears many gyms are family-owned, but being a gym leader carries a lot of honor. Do you think talent for training and battle runs in the genes or something? Kinda like how IQ is inherited? I think it could be possible.

STJ
12th January 2006, 10:34 PM
Just thought to let you know that you may want to update this section


No. The show is STILL going in Japan and no one knows when it's going to end. Misty is all the way in the Kanto region and Ash is all the way in the Hoenn region. Ash has NO loving feelings for Misty. He thinks of her as a best friend. Same goes with her. Had there been any, they'd have said something before they split apart in Kanto. So keep the shipping in fanfics because Ash has no interests in love for anything other than Pokémon.

Afterall, Ash isin't in Hoenn anymore to my knowledge...

PDL
6th March 2006, 12:10 AM
How come they're always walking on foot from place to place? why can't they just use a car or a get a pokemon to use FLY or SURF to get from point A to point B?

there are several reasons why the main group prefers to walk from place to place then with other methods.

1. Cars are rarely shown in the anime because if the group traveled in that method, they would miss out on a number of sites and adventures along the way, you know the old saying, "getting there is half the fun"? well, it applies here to.

For some reason, the world of pokemon is supposed to be more natural and untouched by civilization, probably for the wild pokemon's sake, it just wouldn't be right if highways criss-crossed the land.

The main group's is also far too poor and too young to own a car anyway. In Japan, it's only possible to get a driver's license at 18, and you have to pay over 1000 dollars to take the driver's test. It's just easier to get to places via biking or walking.

2. Most people just don't have pokemon big enough to be ridden on, unlike the games, where the pokemon can just learn the attacks via HM, pokemon need to be big and strong enough to carry the weight of a human on their backs. The only pokemon they had that was big enough to be ridden on for long periods of time was Lapras during the orange islands, this was because the main group doesn't own a boat.

It is also highly inefficient for people to travel by pokemon all the time as well, since they can only carry at most a few people at a time, and this is shown as to strenuous on the pokemon doing the work. Even Ash's Charizard had a bit of trouble the first time it let Ash ride on it's back.

Also unlike the games, riding a pokemon isn't as instantanious as it is the the games. It'll still take some time getting from point A to point B.

Yamato-san
6th March 2006, 3:44 AM
2. Most people just don't have pokemon big enough to be ridden on, unlike the games, where the pokemon can just learn the attacks via HM, pokemon need to be big and strong enough to carry the weight of a human on their backs. The only pokemon they had that was big enough to be ridden on for long periods of time was Lapras during the orange islands, this was because the main group doesn't own a boat.

It is also highly inefficient for people to travel by pokemon all the time as well, since they can only carry at most a few people at a time, and this is shown as to strenuous on the pokemon doing the work. Even Ash's Charizard had a bit of trouble the first time it let Ash ride on it's back.

Also unlike the games, riding a pokemon isn't as instantanious as it is the the games. It'll still take some time getting from point A to point B.

Heh. You got nearly all those points from my post in that thread, didn't you? ^^

MrPokemon2006
18th March 2006, 9:08 AM
Ash's Father Is Ho-Oh!

I'd like to meet the retard who stated that comment and punch him/her in the head for being such a retard.
Yeah, a giant bird came down, plowed his mother and boom, 9 months later, Ash was born. :P

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Lol, Giovanni inherited the gym from his mother? Nah. This is probably how it happened


Giovanni: Lo.
Gym Owner: Lo.
Giovanni: Give-a me your gym before I whack-a you in the labonza!
Gym Owner: No.
Giovanni: Give me your (censored) gym you son of a (censored)!
Gym Owner: (censored) you!
Giovanni: *pulls out a lead pipe*
Gym Owner: O.O
Giovanni: >.< RESPECT MY AUTHORITAH! *smacks gym owner in the forehead, knocking him out cold*
Giovanni: Owned. N00b.

Buizeru
18th March 2006, 3:15 PM
The http://www.dogasusbackpack.tk/ link isn't working. Anyone know a different link? I wanna check that website out.

Juputoru
18th March 2006, 5:57 PM
The link to Dogasu's Backpack hasn't been that for some time now. This (http://www.bulbagarden.net/~dogasu/) is the current link.

Oh, and I could've sworn that the fact that Ash's Butterfree isn't dead was in here(yes, that tired old rumor is still around). But it's not, although I think that should be added should another update ever come around. :<

Buizeru
19th March 2006, 2:49 PM
Thanks, I'll check it out.

PDL
31st March 2006, 2:58 AM
Will Ash and Friends go to the Orre region? I want them to purify shadow pokemon!

unfortunately, no. It's highly unlikely that the anime will touch the game cube games' storylines. There are several reasons why.

1. games are a few years old now, it's far too late to showcase them now.

2. no real reason why Ash and the rest of the group would go there, there's only one "gym" and no leauge whatsoever to compete in. Absolutely no contests for May to participate in either. What's are going to do there? catch and purify shadow pokemon?

3. the colossuem games are a bit darker (read: slightly) then the current anime, it'd be edited the hell out of, and the music score will be butchered to pieces.

4. the colosseum games are actually based on the 4th movie, it would be really strange if they showcased something that was originally based on a past adventure that Ash had.

Satoshi
31st March 2006, 3:14 AM
2. no real reason why Ash and the rest of the group would go there, there's only one "gym" and no leauge whatsoever to compete in. Absolutely no contests for May to participate in either. What's are going to do there? catch and purify shadow pokemon?
Better remove that bolded part. There were absolutely no contests in Kanto either, but they added them in the anime.

Everything else is agreeable.

Neko Godot
9th April 2006, 2:07 AM
no real reason why Ash and the rest of the group would go there, there's only one "gym" and no leauge whatsoever to compete in.

What, the colleseums don't count as a place to compete?

npdargy312
24th April 2006, 9:54 PM
wow that is alot of useful info....

antman
4th August 2006, 2:19 AM
Do real animals coexist with pokemon?

intergalactic platypus
8th August 2006, 3:23 AM
I have one thats been getting on my nerves lately. Really should be here
Will Pikachu/Meowth ever evolve?

Heracross
13th August 2006, 5:33 AM
How about this:

Who's that guy in the alley with the glowing eyes in the Symphonic Medley/Pokémon: Advanced Battle opening?

It's Mewtwo. If you think it's not, then you're wrong.

Cosmica1
16th August 2006, 12:50 PM
"ASH IS AN IDIOT! HE DIDN'T CATCH ANY LEGENDARY POKEMON!"
Oh sure, have him breeze through Hoenn even faster than if he kept his Johto Pokémon with him. Legendary Pokémon are NOT meant to be captured or else things will be thrown out of balance or they're simply too powerful to be caught. The first three Legendary Birds for example. If one's caught, the others will try to take over the other's territory and fight over it. Entei, Raikou and Suicune were created by Ho-Oh to watch over the Pokémon of the Johto region while it soars over the Kanto region. If something were to happen to them, they wouldn't be able to protect the Pokémon they watch over. Celebi is the protector of time and the forest, it can have harmful effects if captured. Latios' power was abused when it was being used. Causing mayhem and being uncontrolable. Groudon and Kyogre are simply NOT supposed to wake up. If they do, the world will literally be destroyed from Groudon causing earthquakes and volcanoes rising and causing an eternal heat wave while Kyogre would flood the planet and cause typhoons and tsunamis. Needless to say, their power is destructive if used improperly and they're far too powerful.



Well if catching a legendary pokemon would throw the world out of balance, how come Ash fought a trainer with a Regirock?

Torkoal Stu
16th August 2006, 12:54 PM
Well if catching a legendary pokemon would throw the world out of balance, how come Ash fought a trainer with a Regirock?
Different legendies =/= different results.

Like Articuno's, there is more than one of the Regi's, SO only the Regi's in Movie eight would throw the world out of balance and the ones Brandon had are weaker lesser-Regi's like Noland's Articuno was actually weaker than the one we saw in movie two.

Either that or the writters completely went back on themselves.

Chris
16th August 2006, 9:12 PM
Either that or the writters completely went back on themselves.
This is pretty much the cause. At the time of writing the FAQs, no one had any Legendary Pokemon. The writers ended up making more than one of most Legendaries along the way.

Either way this part still holds true:

Oh sure, have him breeze through Hoenn even faster than if he kept his Johto Pokémon with him.

As does this part:

Groudon and Kyogre are simply NOT supposed to wake up. If they do, the world will literally be destroyed from Groudon causing earthquakes and volcanoes rising and causing an eternal heat wave while Kyogre would flood the planet and cause typhoons and tsunamis. Needless to say, their power is destructive if used improperly and they're far too powerful.

PokeMaster Justin
20th August 2006, 6:15 PM
Well I gues we can ask questions in here instead of starting a new thread:

Is Indigo Plateu/Stadium refered to in the anime at all anymore or when was it last referenced?

<3 Indigo.

Also at what episode did Veronica Taylor shift to high pitch?

Also, how did James get Weepinbell :( I always wanted to know that.

Chris
20th August 2006, 7:19 PM
Just like the US version, we have no idea where the hell Kojirou got it from. It just appeared one day, with him claiming to have caught it. We do, however, see a flash back of him capturing it (an off-camera moment, if you will) in the episode Musashi makes him trade Utsubot for an Utsudon that could use Sweet Scent.

Satoshi
20th August 2006, 10:31 PM
Is Indigo Plateu/Stadium refered to in the anime at all anymore or when was it last referenced?
The gang actually went there starting at Haruka's Kanto Grand Festival.

Also at what episode did Veronica Taylor shift to high pitch?
Somewhere between epsiodes 20-30.

EDIT: DID ASH'S BUTTERFREE DIE WHEN MATING WITH THE PINK BUTTERFREE? IT SAID THAT IN THE JAPANESE VERSION!

No, it didn't. Nowhere in the original said that Butterfree die after they mate, it was apparently a mistranslation/rumor that caught on quick. Butterfree's alive and well, the only thing that needs to die is that rumor.

BUT BUTTERFLIES DIE WHEN THEY MATE IN REAL LIFE!!!

I'm not very good at science, but what I do know is that this is Pokemon (a fictional world), not real life.

PokeMaster Justin
21st August 2006, 5:54 AM
you should throw that James weepinbell question in there, I know a lot of fans ask that question. Thanks Satoshi for all of your answers :)

rob1610
23rd August 2006, 3:07 AM
"How come certain Pokémon evolve differently than in the games?"
Because the anime tries to be more realistic than the games. Sometimes it is indeed will power that causes Pokémon to evolve on their own. A certain episode from the Johto region taught us that the winds can carry tiny shards of stones used to evolve certain Pokémon. It's a possibility that such a thing could happen if a wind picks up, like in the Exeggcute/Exeggutor episode in Kanto.
Another example is the Pikachu short with Pokemon 2000, Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.


"How old is everyone?" - Credit for this goes to: Latios
Good question. Although many people have their own general views on how old the characters really are, there's just one thing I must say:

There is no solid evidence that shows how old MOST of the characters are. However, we evidence that Ash is/was 10 and May is 10.

Therefore, we have no evidence to show how old the characters REALLY are. We just have ideas.
I remember them saying that the Championships are only once a year. If that is true, Ash was 12 when he met May and is now 13 going into the Battle Frontier. That's my theory, anyway. Not helpful here at all. -_-


"Which are the banned episodes?"
-Pocket Monsters #018 Holiday at Aopuruko/Beauty and the Beach (Aired only once after the ban was lifted)
Isn't that the one with the Beach Beauty Queen contest? They banned it because of James' thing, right?


"What is Bulbasaur?"
This is something people like to debate about. It's simple to say that it's just an animal with a plant on its back. There's no way of identifying what kind of animal it represents, hence why it's name in Japan "Fushigidane" plays a role in this. Fushigidane is a play on the saying "Mysterious, isn't it?" or "Isn't is mysterious?"
I thought Bulbasaur was a plant dinosaur, like his name suggests. A Bulb has something to do with plants, I'm certain.


"We're too far behind Japan! Why doesn't 4Kids release more than 52 episodes a year?"

"Well then, why doesn't Kids' WB! just air the episodes we know have already been dubbed?" - Credit for this goes to: Dogasu

"Why does Kids' WB! keep airing nothing but reruns!? They should air new episodes!!" - Credit for this goes to: Dogasu

If I can remember anymore questions that've been asked repeatedly, I'll edit in more.
How about "When will they release the new series?" and so on. -_-

Satoshi
23rd August 2006, 3:36 AM
Another example is the Pikachu short with Pokemon 2000, Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.
Actually, you see a Leaf Stone next to Tamatama when it evolved into Nassy in the short.

Isn't that the one with the Beach Beauty Queen contest? They banned it because of James' thing, right?
Yes.

rob1610
23rd August 2006, 4:02 AM
Actually, you see a Leaf Stone next to Tamatama when it evolved into Nassy in the short.
...oh yeah! My mistake ^_^ '

Chris
23rd August 2006, 5:56 AM
I remember them saying that the Championships are only once a year. If that is true, Ash was 12 when he met May and is now 13 going into the Battle Frontier. That's my theory, anyway. Not helpful here at all. -_-
That was a dub add-in, so it's not part of the actual, original story. 4Kids liked to make things up as they went along.


Isn't that the one with the Beach Beauty Queen contest? They banned it because of James' thing, right?
Yes.


I thought Bulbasaur was a plant dinosaur, like his name suggests. A Bulb has something to do with plants, I'm certain.
Do remember that Pokemon first get their names in Japan and not all of them have the same name. Bulbasaur in Japan is named Fushigidane. A play on words for it being rather mysterious due to what kind of animal/plant it is.


How about "When will they release the new series?" and so on. -_-
In good time.

TIMO
30th August 2006, 12:19 AM
I think its kind Strange that you mystically know some things

1. that the G.S wont appear again (remember that they *Might* consider a remake of gold and silver)

2. That Ash and misty will never get toghether, obviously you dont know what it means when a girl gives a boy a handkerchief in japanese culture (in the past of course)

3. Only the writers know what they have in store, if even them.

combusken1994
2nd September 2006, 12:00 PM
misty will come back
stuff may

TIMO
4th September 2006, 3:52 PM
misty will come back
stuff may

its not so much that may sucks, shes fine, advanceshippers give her a bad name, im part contestshipper BTW

Jeff Zero
16th September 2006, 8:27 AM
Just like the US version, we have no idea where the hell Kojirou got it from. It just appeared one day, with him claiming to have caught it. We do, however, see a flash back of him capturing it (an off-camera moment, if you will) in the episode Musashi makes him trade Utsubot for an Utsudon that could use Sweet Scent.

The first appearance of James' Weepinbell is in "The Breeding Centre Secret" the first appearance of Cassidy and Butch/Yamato and Kosoburo. In the dub he says "This is the Breeding Centre where I left my Weepinbell the other day. *then upon seeing it* It evolved into a Victreebell!" It then bites his head and he continues to have it with him later in the episode (I think he's shown with it when they arrest him) I read that in the Japanese version, he notices it and says "Let's steal it!". Pokemon hasn't always been good with continuity, and years later in "Here's Looking at you, Elekid" James has a flashback of him in a flowery meadow catching a Weepinbell. I have a theory about this: he remembered it wrong. Why do I believe this? Because Jessie does the same thing with her Wurple a year or so later in the show and Meowth and James act like they're about to correct her but choose against it (in Jessie's fantasy she and Wormple are in a field, while in reality she caught it while she, Meowth and James were hanging from a tree branch or log overlooking a chasm, after she catches it Wobbuffett pops out causing them to fall).

Jeff Zero
16th September 2006, 8:42 AM
Ekira's gym is strange in that it also functions as a perfume factory, it's also unusual in that it can ban anyone from entering... perhaps it is also privately owned and sponsored by a perfume company? If so, how has Ekira been chosen? does her family own the perfume company or had she merely been chosen by it?


I always found that odd, because other gym leaders (Brock comes to mind, I'm possitive one or two others said this as well but I can't remember who) have said "as a gym leader I have to accept all challanges". Does the Pokemon League know she's doing this? She could lose her license.


Sabrina's gym is also unusual, in that people endowed with psychic powers own it... Sabrina was probably chosen from the psychic organization because she had the strongest of psychic powers.

Again, I don't think the Pokemon League would want a (at the time of her debut episode) dangerously unstable phychic as a official gym leader. I don't think they'd take too kindly to her shrinking down challengers and challengers' friends and keeping them captive. One has to wonder why they're were'nt any other challengers in the dollhouse? What made Ash and co so special?


The gym owned by Koga appears to be family own, since he passed it on to Janine in the GS games... weither this is true in the anime will never be answered though :\
I always believed that Jasmine's apprentice in the anime, Janina, was based on Janine, for a number of reasons. 1) They are both young girls with short purple hair 2) Janina pretended to be the gym leader (in the games every trainer in the gym disguises themself as Janine, if I recall correctly, plus she seems to be imitating Koga, just as Janina imitated Jasmine) 3) of course, the similarity of the name. I'm really surprised I've never heard of anyone else coming to this conclusion.


Blaine's gym is just as mysterious as Lt Surge's, since it had been supposedly hidden from the public for the longest time.

I actually think Blaine's gym being hidden was meant as a challange to test Pokemon trainers. If not for the other gyms we see Gary had badges from, one might wonder how anyone can get into the Pokemon League (this goes double for the Viridian League gym, considering Giovanni was using Mewtwo against challengers, and the gym blew up at the end of the episode).

Yamato-san
17th September 2006, 9:14 AM
The first appearance of James' Weepinbell is in "The Breeding Centre Secret" the first appearance of Cassidy and Butch/Yamato and Kosoburo. In the dub he says "This is the Breeding Centre where I left my Weepinbell the other day. *then upon seeing it* It evolved into a Victreebell!" It then bites his head and he continues to have it with him later in the episode (I think he's shown with it when they arrest him) I read that in the Japanese version, he notices it and says "Let's steal it!".

BZZZZT! WRONG!

Seriously, in the Japanese version, Kojirou says pretty much the same thing he says in the dub. Trust me, I saw the episode, and while I can't say my Japanese is perfect, I know enough to realize the similarities to the English script.... his familiarity with an Utsudon that evolved into an Utsubot, as well as the fact that he doesn't say anything relating to stealing that particular Pokemon.

Dancing Kirby
20th September 2006, 2:04 AM
Okay, I have a question. I hope it's not n00bish.

Is it true that there were short sequences of nudity/soft-core porn in the original Japanese Pokemon (and even an unofficial special that was basically porn)?

I saw on a website (Pokemopolis.net) that there were scenes like this in several Japanese episodes, and the people in charge claimed they watched the episodes in question.

But then someone else said that the whole site is satire. If so, I don't like that they lied to people about seeing it. They could at least have put a disclaimer in or something.

Satoshi
20th September 2006, 5:54 AM
Is it true that there were short sequences of nudity/soft-core porn in the original Japanese Pokemon (and even an unofficial special that was basically porn)?
Nope.


I saw on a website (Pokemopolis.net) that there were scenes like this in several Japanese episodes, and the people in charge claimed they watched the episodes in question.

But then someone else said that the whole site is satire. If so, I don't like that they lied to people about seeing it. They could at least have put a disclaimer in or something.
Don't believe the crap that Pokemonpolis says. ;] It's all in good fun.

We have rated the site PG-13 for one reason.
Although our site is fairly innocent, Pokémon is marketed for children under 13. Our content is all in good fun, but a young fan may not understand our ideas and thus see it that way.
We are not here to corrupt the minds of the children who adore the adventures of Ash and Pikachu.
So for you to really enjoy our site, possess an open mind.

Dancing Kirby
21st September 2006, 5:46 PM
So the infamous "Gathering of Lust Under Moon's Flower" which they made SUCH a big deal about, doesn't even EXIST?

Pfft.

I knew that that site exaggerated a lot of stuff, but I didn't know that they made up story lines for nonexistant porn episodes!

Jeff Zero
24th September 2006, 7:24 AM
BZZZZT! WRONG!

Seriously, in the Japanese version, Kojirou says pretty much the same thing he says in the dub. Trust me, I saw the episode, and while I can't say my Japanese is perfect, I know enough to realize the similarities to the English script.... his familiarity with an Utsudon that evolved into an Utsubot, as well as the fact that he doesn't say anything relating to stealing that particular Pokemon.

Okay, thanks for pointing this out, I didn't know if what I read was reliable, that's why I said "I read that.." because I didn't want to make it out like I was stating it as a fact. If that's how it sounded I apoligize.

On the topic of that Pokemopolis thing, yeah, as soon as I read your post I was pretty certain that was just some people having fun or trying to trick people. This is a show that constantly teaches morals and encourages positive behaviour (notice how nice the characters they meet are? How easily they forgive someone if they thought they were poachers or some such? How rarely anyone ever charges them money for anything?) and there is pretty much never blood unless it's comical (and even then I don't recall that happening), ect? Thus, the porn thing is highly unlikely. Even if the dub removes anything remotely mature for the sake of the "kiddies", the series doesn't pretend to be anything but kid-friendly. The manga's on the other hand, are a little more mature from what I hear.

One the topic of rumours and stuff you read on the internet, you really gotta take some stuff with a grain of salt and think about the likelynesses. I can easily believe Ash and Brock will have new outfits because they did in Hoenn, and because the promotional art is from Japanese magazines and the art matches that of the show. But I've heard my share of rumours that turned out to be untrue. I once read years ago that in the Japanese version of Pokemon the episodes were an hour-long, and that the Johto saga would have new main characters, Joy and Jennie would be replaced by differant characters who played a similar role, that Mewtwo Stikes Back dwelled into Jessie's backstory (technically, the radio drama did that by showing what happened to her mother, but that's more of a spinoff from the movie) and that the villain in the fourth movie was the future descendant of Jessie and James.

Satoshi
5th October 2006, 11:03 PM
I saw a picture of May, Harley and Amide (http://www.pokesho.com/img_top/t_06_autumn_jpgd.jpg) from this Japanese site! And they have the three Johto starters! Is this going to be a new series?

No. It's fake. Completely fake. =/ It was drawn by PokeSho. No offense, but anyone with a big enough intellect that allows them to know how to use a computer in the first place could tell apart fanart from official art.

Dark Elekiburn
22nd October 2006, 7:29 AM
Okay, I have a question. I hope it's not n00bish.

Is it true that there were short sequences of nudity/soft-core porn in the original Japanese Pokemon (and even an unofficial special that was basically porn)?

I saw on a website (Pokemopolis.net) that there were scenes like this in several Japanese episodes, and the people in charge claimed they watched the episodes in question.

But then someone else said that the whole site is satire. If so, I don't like that they lied to people about seeing it. They could at least have put a disclaimer in or something.

That's what tons of people thought in the episode Dig Those Diglett!
If you're wondering what I'm talking about I mean after the Who's That Pokemon when they saw Misty.

tangelax
29th October 2006, 3:10 PM
has anyone ever caught every pokemon because thats what ash was sopposed to do and hes nowhere near

Korobooshi Kojiro
29th October 2006, 3:13 PM
No.

Ash never said he was gonna "catch all of them". Not too mention it's impossible.

tangelax
29th October 2006, 5:14 PM
No.

Ash never said he was gonna "catch all of them". Not too mention it's impossible.

why is it impossible? I mean excluding the legendarys just so you know

Korobooshi Kojiro
29th October 2006, 5:15 PM
Well, I doubt it will happen.

tangelax
29th October 2006, 5:22 PM
k then


.

Satoshi
29th October 2006, 8:08 PM
Ash never said he was gonna "catch all of them". Not too mention it's impossible.
Actually...

Ash (to Delia): With Pikachu at my side, I'll get all the Pokemon in the world!

Got that quote straight from the English episode itself. And IIRC, Satoshi pratically says the same thing. But that all was dropped in favor of team balances and the advertisement of "Pokemon of the day".

Well, I doubt it will happen.
Crystal in PokeSpecial caught all the Pokemon excluding legendaries for Professor Ookido, and that manga makes more sense than the anime.

Not saying it will happen in the anime, nor will it ever happen, however.

Jesse GS the II
14th December 2006, 11:43 PM
In light of recent events, I propose that we add a question to the FAQs regarding Nozomi and Hikari's sexuality. They aren't lesbian lovers, and they never will be. I'm sick and tired of people running around after ONE EPISODE going "OMG Nozomi's a lesbian! Hikari blushed at Nozomi and couldn't stop looking at her! AppealShipping is canon!" For the love of God, it's a children's cartoon. The ten-year-old main character is not gay, no matter how badly people want her to be.

It's yet another example of people only seeing what they want to see on the show.

Korobooshi Kojiro
14th December 2006, 11:48 PM
Actually, many kids anime in Japan (especially Shojou) have Lesbian undertones, so it's actually not outside the realm of reason a girl x girl love will be hinted at, but it most likely won't expand beyond that.

Jesse GS the II
15th December 2006, 12:03 AM
Actually, many kids anime in Japan (especially Shojou) have Lesbian undertones, so it's actually not outside the realm of reason a girl x girl love will be hinted at, but it most likely won't expand beyond that.

But the fact remains that no relationship between the two has even been hinted at yet, and people are still going around saying that it's canon. That's what I want to stop.

jolteonjak
15th December 2006, 4:28 AM
uggh...I hate to ask this really, but I thought May said at the end of BF that she was going to Johto?

I know there most likely will not be a series of this, but I thought it was confirmed?

Jesse GS the II
15th December 2006, 4:30 AM
uggh...I hate to ask this really, but I thought May said at the end of BF that she was going to Johto?

I know there most likely will not be a series of this, but I thought it was confirmed?

If you're talking about the PokéSho picture, it's already in the FAQs. There aren't any plans at this time for a series chronicling Haruka's adventures in Jouto.

jolteonjak
15th December 2006, 2:28 PM
I know the Pokesho picture is fake (very creative though)...I can read.

I just thought I had also read that May told Ash she was going to go to Johto in the final AG episode.

Shiny Ho-Oh
8th January 2007, 1:03 AM
"What happened to Gary?" - Credit for this goes to: kirbiyu and myself
I hate this one, but users have been asking this a lot, too(mostly newbies). Towards the end of Johto, after the Silver conference, Gary, decided that he liked researching Pokémon more than raising them to battle for leagues. He told Ash that he was going to become a Pokémon Researcher, like is grandfather. He left all of his Pokémon, except for Blastoise, and left to go on a new journey.

Thank you for answering that question. I always wondered what happened to Gary...

Shun
22nd January 2007, 12:01 AM
I rembemer reading somthing about how Ash's father might be revealed at the end of the Battle Frontier. So what ever happen to that.

Edit: new rank

dman_dustin
2nd February 2007, 5:28 AM
if Ash can't catch ledgendaries than why does brandon have all three regi's and are they really ledgendaries or just regular catchable pokemon? I know what you might say but ledgendaries are ledegendaries despite the number of them. I mean The begining of the FAQ's is that Ash couldn't catch any ledgendary bird is because the other two would fight for territory but if they're are more birds than it wouldn't matter one way or the other would it?

Also are we ever going to find out how silver(Chickorita and salemence person from Chronicles) knows Ash or was it an oversight into thinking Silver knows Ash at all.

DaMike52
6th February 2007, 1:30 AM
nicely done.

007pikachu
20th February 2007, 1:35 AM
was the episode that Brock falls in love with a ghost at the end where ghostly said goodbye until next year was what they were doing the system for indian funerals

Retro
23rd February 2007, 4:40 PM
Probably asked a billion times, but im to lazy to search everywhere, but when is Ash going back for Pidgeot xD I think it' wasn't expecting a 6-7 year wait.

007pikachu
16th March 2007, 12:54 AM
i don't think he's coming back

Ookami Shounin
17th March 2007, 1:08 AM
I remember watching a full movie and some episodes of Pokemon on the internet, and I know it wasn't You-Tube. Now I can't remember what it was called, does anyone know a website that I can watch the episodes on. This is only because I don't have cable anymore and I'd love to be able to watch some old, and new, episodes.

PS- I DID NOt download the movies and I DID NOT know this was illegal!!!

Ancax
18th March 2007, 1:36 AM
I would love to know too, but it's illegal. Why the hell is it so hard to catch any pre- Battle Frontier episodes on CN?

Juputoru
18th March 2007, 2:56 AM
If I remember correctly, you can watch some Pokemon episodes on Toonami Jetstream(which is legal, seeing as it's an official CN site and all)...*checks* Yep, you can watch Chronicles and the Johto Journeys there. Obviously not all of either one, but it's better than nothing.

If you want something else...there are always tape recordings you might have, or else DVDs(who knows, your local library system might even have them).

DS Expert
19th March 2007, 9:49 PM
So downloading Pokemon Episodes are not ok then? Even using uTorrent? If that's the case, why is it illegal? Do they not want people to download them so that people will buy the DVD's with Pokemon on them?

Sorry if I'm asking a couple redundant episodes, but it would be unfair for those of us not living in the U.S. because we are not able to watch all the latest episodes.

Chris
23rd March 2007, 6:53 PM
So downloading Pokemon Episodes are not ok then? Even using uTorrent? If that's the case, why is it illegal?
It's illegal for people who do not own the rights to the show or broadcasting rights or publishing rights to make it available in a manner that isn't approved by the people who own the show. Just like with a movie that's been recorded in theaters or a DVD that was burned and passed along on the internet for free.


Do they not want people to download them so that people will buy the DVD's with Pokemon on them?
The episodes are on TV. That's enough to make people buy the DVDs.


Sorry if I'm asking a couple redundant episodes, but it would be unfair for those of us not living in the U.S. because we are not able to watch all the latest episodes.
May not seem fair, but it's not right to steal. Downloading ripped episodes is basically taking money away from DVDs that are on sale, as well as ratings for a network. Just because it's not airing in your country, doesn't make it right to take it through matters that aren't condoned by the company that has the rights to it. If anything, you can write your concerns to the company responsible for broadcasting it or to the dubbing company to broaden their range. Worse comes to worst, you can always import DVDs.

007pikachu
2nd April 2007, 5:15 PM
Copyright Bad Boys!

Kurashima
16th May 2007, 4:42 AM
What happened to Jigglypuff?

Skyrius
24th May 2007, 7:00 AM
I think it just kinda dissappeared after a while XD

However, to the people above, got bittorent? *shot* Ok, stupid joke aside, you can download it for free and then get your episodes off of a torrent website (like Fulldls, what I use). As long as you have enough room (god, I've used up 4GB already O_o)

And another thing cause it's bugging me, someone mentioned it before but yes, Gary left after Johto, BUT! he came back to battle Ash at the end of Hoenn. He won (darn it) and went off to Sinnoh and Ash decided to go too to prove that he HAS gotten stronger. I'm pretty sure the last dubbed episode of Hoenn showed that. I know the Japanese one did. So he's probably going to be showing up in the Daimond/Pearl episodes, considering that he is now both a researcher and still traveling as a trainer. That and an interveiw with Gary's Japanese voice actor (crud, what was his name again?) proved it. So yep, he'll be showing up again. Not sure whether to be happy or annoyed XD.

Legendary Raikou
4th June 2007, 5:00 AM
Havn't realy seen this around, but did anybody notice how a little more poorly the anime is drawn now than it was at the very begining of Hoenn? The characters looked so much better like right at the end of Johto then the start of Hoenn. Then when it started getting twards BF it started looking more poorly drawn.

Satoshi
4th June 2007, 6:57 AM
Havn't realy seen this around, but did anybody notice how a little more poorly the anime is drawn now than it was at the very begining of Hoenn? The characters looked so much better like right at the end of Johto then the start of Hoenn. Then when it started getting twards BF it started looking more poorly drawn.
It's called having different animation directors and teams. Some are bad, some are decent. It's ALWAYS been like that.

Pokemon wasn't really known for amazing animation outside of the movies, anyhow.

CyberCubed
4th June 2007, 7:04 AM
Battle Frontier did have some really crappy animated episodes, but it seems like the excuse is the writers were rushing with BF because they were preparing for D/P at the same time.

Its noticeable how every OTHER BF episode had a lousy animation team towards the tail-end of it.

Dax
4th June 2007, 5:45 PM
BF animation was crappy, just really poor. Even the beginnings of D/P had bad animation but now it's way better. Look at the new episodes and you can see that the animation is good.

zeno48
25th July 2007, 6:29 PM
BF animation was crappy, just really poor. Even the beginnings of D/P had bad animation but now it's way better. Look at the new episodes and you can see that the animation is good.

Well can you blame them for having such crappy animation? It's understandable considering that they had to rush it to prepare for d/p. I think the newer episodes of d/p have bad animation but not to bad for me to ignore it.

eimajamie
23rd August 2007, 12:03 PM
I'd have thought the animation was getting better as the show got older... psssht

AJ302
30th March 2008, 10:28 AM
actually levels in the anime do exist
watch episode titled, school of hard knocks
that boy is put on the trreadmill and quizzed about pidgey, what it evolves into and what level it learns its attacks/evolves

and on the misty ash thing
wathing the first season on dvd theres the whole love hate relationship
and that episode where ash brock and misty are headed home and take a different path each, there was some message she gave to ash on the hankerchief/napkin she gave him
only other "sort-of" evidence is the first pokemon cd had a song in which misty declares her love for ash

Satoshi
18th May 2008, 8:14 PM
actually levels in the anime do exist
watch episode titled, school of hard knocks
that boy is put on the trreadmill and quizzed about pidgey, what it evolves into and what level it learns its attacks/evolves
The episode in question took place TEN years ago. More than likely, the writers have retconned numbered levels out of the storyline.


only other "sort-of" evidence is the first pokemon cd had a song in which misty declares her love for ashShould that even be counted as canon?

parukia49
27th May 2008, 9:30 AM
just wanted to say about ash's father but (correct me if i'm wrong) i thought he went on a pokemon journey long ago and has never returned (either he's dead or somewhere far away perhaps). Regarding "given away" pokemon, primepae WAS given away. Charizard no but primeape yes. Charizard joins ash's team on some ocassions but primeape doesn't appear after the episode in which he was given away. Some things to consider perhaps.

Mew Supporter!
28th May 2008, 5:36 AM
The only concrete mention we EVER have of Ash's father is Delilah's quote to Ash:

"You're already in Viridian City? It took your father four days to get there when he started his journey!"

Also, in the old show "Pokemon Live!" Delilah mentions that she used to date Giovanni while she was younger. Even though Giovanni did see Ash, he likely wouldn't recognize his son if Delilah never told him that she was pregnent with his baby.

Also, an Orre-related question would be nice.

Satoshi
31st May 2008, 9:34 AM
just wanted to say about ash's father but (correct me if i'm wrong) i thought he went on a pokemon journey long ago and has never returned (either he's dead or somewhere far away perhaps). Regarding "given away" pokemon, primepae WAS given away. Charizard no but primeape yes. Charizard joins ash's team on some ocassions but primeape doesn't appear after the episode in which he was given away. Some things to consider perhaps.
Satoshi left Okorizaru to get stronger. Using common sense, you would think that since you're just leaving your Pokemon to train with this guy, you'd have a way to stay in contact in him. Satoshi most likely does, but chooses not to call it back, for whatever reason.


The only concrete mention we EVER have of Ash's father is Delilah's quote to Ash:

"You're already in Viridian City? It took your father four days to get there when he started his journey!"
In the original version, his grandfather was also briefly mentioned.

The only purpose of their mention seems to merely imply that setting off and becoming a Pokemon Trainer is a men's tradition in the family, or a common trait.


Also, in the old show "Pokemon Live!" Delilah mentions that she used to date Giovanni while she was younger. Even though Giovanni did see Ash, he likely wouldn't recognize his son if Delilah never told him that she was pregnent with his baby.Pokemon Live!... Ugh.

Good thing that horrible, horrible stage show isn't considered canon.

Cazak
31st May 2008, 5:47 PM
Havn't realy seen this around, but did anybody notice how a little more poorly the anime is drawn now than it was at the very begining of Hoenn? The characters looked so much better like right at the end of Johto then the start of Hoenn. Then when it started getting twards BF it started looking more poorly drawn.

It's not necessary that the drawing is poor.It may look poor to you but perhaps others may like it.
It depends on the one who watches it.

Satoshi
31st May 2008, 7:41 PM
That's like saying some people might think Masaaki Iwane and Akihiro Tamagawa are bad animation directors, when they're not. o_O If the characters' proportions aren't perfect (and noticeable), then it's obviously poorly drawn.

Blackthorn_city
4th June 2008, 7:46 PM
When Ash wash battling for his Hoen Badges, whats the deal with pikachu and swellow storing thunder against lunatone ans solrock making them powerful??
they might aswell make it one of the new special abilities for the games so that it would shut people like me up lol

Houndoomblaze123
28th June 2008, 9:01 AM
in the first season ash allowed pidgeot to stay and raise pidgey and pidgeotto and said he will come back for it. did he ever go back and get it or did he leave it there?

Chelc
17th August 2008, 8:53 PM
Okay, guys. This FAQ is outdated, and I asked Satoshi to update/revamp it and he accepted. ^_^

So, until the new one is ready for posting, this will be closed. However, it will be stickied until the new one is finished, too.