Most Pokémon eat other Pokémon or berries and leaves. It's stated in Heatmor entry, for example, that it burns Durants and eats them. As for legendary Pokémon, I think they have to eat just as much (with a few exceptions, like Deoxys or Darkray) and maybe even hunt other Pokémon.
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In an interview with Satoshi Tajiri, he said that Pokemon were shown to "faint" after a battle because he believed that youth treated death too lightly (ex. when you're low on health and you cry "Noooo I'm gonna die!"). Does this mean that Pokemon were designed to never die, or merely that death was for the most part masked? I assume the latter.
With all the knowledge of Pokemon preying on one another, such as Heatmor eating Durant and several bug Pokemon catching and eating prey with its webs, it is obvious that they can kill each other. Combine this with Team Rocket having killed Marowak in Gen I, and you learn that they can be killed by humans.
What about by natural causes? Pokedex entries of Ninetales state that it can live for thousands of years. This is made out to be a huge phenomenon for a Pokemon to live for so long. That indirectly establishes that Pokemon do indeed have a lifespan and will die after a time.
Pokemon are a unique species that not only fight for survival, but, as some of the Pokemon movies have stated, love to battle. They do it for enjoyment. This and their incredible powers must mean that they were created with great durability to survive many of these fights; a normal animal would be unable to.
So will your Pokemon die? Yes, eventually, but many of them will probably outlast you. As NPCs in the game have said, trained Pokemon are bound to be stronger than wild Pokemon (provided the level matchup is fair), so it is unlikely that a wild Pokemon would try to prey on yours. It is also doubtful that trained Pokemon will fight to kill unless ordered by thei trainer, and even then they may not listen. So, yes, your Pokemon will die, but not while you're around to have a say about it.
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Pokemon definitely die, both in games and in the anime. Like in the fifth movie, how both Latios and his father give their lives to protect the city - if a legendary Pokemon can die, certainly others can as well. Then there's the Marowak who was killed by Team Rocket and it's implied that there were others like her throughout the games. Alder's original partner Pokemon probably died, or so it was hinted at. The reason our personal pokemon don't die when we're careless is because Pokemon is meant to be geared towards children. How would a child feel if they raised this great pokemon, and then it got killed?
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But yeah, they're not immortal, and it's part of the way any world works. Though I've always assumed that once caught, Pokémon can be fed using store-bought Pokéfood. It's like dog food; it says it's meat flavored, but it's not actually meat. And that way you don't have to catch a dozen Raticate to feed your pet Arbok.
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Nobody has pointed out yet that even humans can be prey of Pokemons. For example, is it much of a difference for a hungry Ariados eatting a Zigzagoon or a child? I don't think it is. A five years old boy would be an easy prey for a 3'07" (1,1 m) spider.
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I think party pokemon dying of old age would be cool, Monster Rancher did it, I remember my fav monster died and i was surprised i had to train a totally new one
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In a few Pokedex entries, they mention Pokemon eating other Pokemon, but they wouldn't show that in the games or anime.
I think you guys are too picky on details sometimes.
And as some have said, Pokédex entries indicate that Pokémon do eat each other.
Many of them are simply super powerful Pokémon treated with awe and reverence.
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Of course they eat each other...there is the food chain. :P But generally, most pokemon don't have much against humans. Most pokemon jump out of the tall grass to help a trainer according to a sinnoh myth. However, in the wild, they may prey on other pokemon because thats what they do. Technically the moves were meant for defeating others and defending oneself. When in a fight by trainers, trainers know when to call it off...
When a pokemon faints, it just doesn't have the energy left to battle. They aren't completely immoble, but they stop the fight because if you were to contiune on...your pokemon would likely die. Its been shown in the anime that pokemon if attacked to harshly can have life threatening injuries. (Pika and goilith for example.)
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Yea, they eat each other. I know they've hinted at the subject a few times in the show, but they aren't going to show such a scene of one consuming another in a Kids show.
Legendary pokemon do die too. Unless Mewtwo maybe.
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