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    WHOOOOOOOO! *runs around waving credit cards* They can be awesome, but not so awesome if someone's stupid enough to bog themselves down into major debt.

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    I do think that electronic payments will be the norm sometime in the future, but not credit cards, or at least not the notion of credit cards, because of the interest rates accrued.

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    True, you bring up a good point. I think it'll become a bit more simplified, like ATM cards, the electronic version of paper cash exchange. That'd be excellent, as it'd prevent having to chop up trees for paper. And counterfeiting would plummet.

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    I agree with Scrap because trees have to be cut down to make paper, so I'll stick with the PCC. Anyways, just make sure the characters don't overuse the amount of money they have.

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    I'm going to let the harsh commentary towards me slide, as I don't want an arguement to spam up someone else's thread.

    Anyway, back on topic. You can use credit, but there still needs to be a paper/coin money behind it. Remember, not every nation has the Pokedollar, as I've stated in my example above. When dealing with foreign money, there are always important factors, such as the exchange rate between countries, taxes, and so forth. While it's safe, and lazily easy to use credit, coining the name (pun intended) of your currency could be important.

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    Anyway, it doesn't matter what you use in your Fanfics. Each fic does take place in another world, sort of, so, it's fair to say that we can create our own currency. As for me, I just use gold coins, silver coins, bartering, as that was how it is in some countires now. Yes, we still barter. OMG.

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    As The Big Al mentioned, it is yen in the original Japanese games. This makes sense considering Satoshi Tajiri's original intentions were to make a game that reflected his interest in animals as a little kid, letting all Japanese children who play the game be able to go out on their own little adventure to go bug-catching and such. With this in mind, the game would have to involve some realistic aspects of their lives, which is why Kantou resembles a section of Tokyo geographically. So, the idea of a kid going out into the world with his own bit of pocket change (which is, of course, yen), and collecting pocket change from other kids that are defeated in competition doesn't seem very hard to grasp.

    In the Japanese version of Pokemon Colloseum and XD, though, they use the term ポケドル Pokedollars. I'm guessing they did this because these games have a slight wild west-style to them, and with that being American-based, they made the currency American to reflect that. They could've just called them normal dollars in the Japanese version, but using "Pokedollars" was probably a double-whammy, both using American currency AND the name of the money in the games' English language versions, so they went with it.

    Finally, in the Mysterious Dungeon games, the money is called "Poke". They must've done this because, unlike the main RPGs, these games take place in a completely fictional world rather than areas based off of Japan, so there'd be no point in using "yen". Instead, they took the opportunity to give Pokemon, whom managed to build their own society without human interaction, their own unique form of currency that doesn't reflect any real cultures. It's kinda like how the Digimon games use "BIT" for the money in the Digital World. If nothing else, you could go with typical RPG terms like "gold" and whatnot.
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    Heh, in The Quest for the Legends, the Pokédex is pretty much the ultimate tool for trainers and it has eye identification, pays automatically when you buy something and many more features (although Mark does start out with paper money as he doesn't have a Pokédex). So I kinda use electronic money.

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    In my fic Its just P(insert total here) P short for Pokedollers, and they are coins. The bigger the coin, the more it's worth, and the coins can be fused into the larger total at mecheins in Pokemarts/centers. The totals for the coins go
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    Yes, the worlds are quite different and are specifically sculpted around the author's imagination. ATM Credit Cards are more of a futuristic tone, if your story takes place in such an era. Fantasy elements, you'd sway more in the direction of Chaos Blade's suggestion, using gold bars, the gold standard system, bartering, and definitely the trading systems.

    I use Pokedollars, though the credit cards idea isn't so bad after all. ^^ However, I tend to sway more in the fantasy money exchange with silver coinage and so on and so forth. Nevertheless, perhaps I should use the credit cards idea if any of my stories will have people buying anything at all. XD
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    WHOMG! SERPENT SYRA, YOU HELPED ME! *hugs* That made me realize my fanficiton's going to evolve and change money-wise because it spans over thousands and thusands of centuries. I'm going to be starting with bartering and coins, then paper money, then credit. XD But credit will be the main thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap
    WHOMG! SERPENT SYRA, YOU HELPED ME! *hugs* That made me realize my fanficiton's going to evolve and change money-wise because it spans over thousands and thusands of centuries. I'm going to be starting with bartering and coins, then paper money, then credit. XD But credit will be the main thing.
    *hugs back* YOU ARE MOST WELCOMED!

    Credit Cards are a fantastic idea, and it's good to hear that you will be mainly focusing on such a strong, easy currency level here. Bartering and coins were used back in the 1700s and 1800s when the gold standard system and unlimited silver coinage was demanded by the Populist Party, ringing echoes of the Alliance and the Grange. Oh noes, history! *hides*

    However, one thing strikes me as off; bartering, trading, and silver and gold strike me as elements of the early ages and eras (like the Gilded Age), though it somehow fits better in fantasy as well. o.< The past events of the world and fantasy...they blend somehow. *thinks* But yes, trading and bartering would be excellent. In fantasy, I also think of auctioning, because it seems like royalties would do such a thing to sell their unique items.
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