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Most Pokemon go through 3 stages. why do they have to evolve? It's well known that the creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Tajiri, collected insects as a child, and, that by creating Pokemon, future kids would be able to collect and trade with friends their own kind of "insects". That being said, in the real world, many (if not most) insects undergo multiple "...


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In the anime, the main regions' Pokémon Leagues (Kanto, Johto, etc.) all have the same structure: Acquire the eight regional Gym Badges Travel to a stadium to compete in the regional League Conference Win the Conference, and earn the right to challenge the Elite Four and Champion Defeat the Elite Four and Champion, and become the new Champion. The ...


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It is officially male! After reading through the entirety of the Bulbapedia Article on Ash's Pikachu, specifically the Trivia section, it is confirmed that Ash's Pikachu is in fact male: In Where No Togepi Has Gone Before! it was confirmed that Pikachu is male. His physical appearance could not be used as proof, since gender differences were not ...


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According to Wikipedia, there are male and female Pikachu: Standing 1.04 ft (0.4m) tall, Pikachu are mouse-like creatures, and were the first "Electric-type" Pokémon created, their design intended to revolve around the concept of electricity. They appear as mouse-like creatures that have short, yellow fur with brown markings covering their backs ...


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Ash did win a Pokémon League championship: the Orange League. Granted, this was a much less conventional league and although the Orange League trainers were said to be much tougher than the Indigo League trainers, only four badges are needed to compete in the championship instead of eight. Although he has not won any of the other championships he has ...


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No normal animals were in the Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie. Normal animals do exist in the Pokemon universe, but on a small scale. In the games, some people mention normal animals, X and Y have a restaurant that sells fish and butterflies in the background of some Pokemon battles, and Vespiquen uses bees in her moves Attack Order, Defend Order, and Heal ...


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to quote the wiki Evolution in Pokémon is closer to the real-life phenomenon of metamorphosis rather than actual evolution, as real-life evolution happens to populations over a long period of time, not to individuals. In the Pokémon Adventures manga, it is mentioned that Pokémon Evolution is an entirely separate phenomenon from the normal process of ...


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There are real animals in the Pokémon universe, you just don't see them that often because they aren't any use in fighting, and probably don't live in the same habitats as Pokémon as they'd have no chance to defend themselves against them, and as the main characters are all trainers, those are the sort of areas that the show is most commonly set. There's a ...


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There are multiple explanations to this situation: In Universe Carry Restrictions There is a common theme across all Pokemon mediums (Anime, Video Game, Manga etc) that a trainer can only have 6 Pokemon available to them at any given time. This would make it easier to remember which is which. Especially given: A lot of trainers only carry a couple of ...


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You are right, they don't work the same in the anime as they do in the games. In the games, the poke balls also break when you fail at capturing a pokemon. In the anime, it just goes back to the trainer. The poke balls do shrink and expand when you press the button in the middle. This was a change introduced for the anime, because carrying a couple of poke ...


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Going just off the the anime (since this is Movies & TV Stack Exchange)... To become more powerful and accomplish its goals In Episode 46 "Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon", Ash's Charmeleon got into a fight with an Aerodactyl and was losing badly. Apparently motivated by pride, Charmelon jumped up and grabbed Aerodactyl's tail, then evolved into ...


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That must be from Arrival... right? Although the two do slightly resemble each other, I'm 100% certain that what you're really looking at is what's known as an Ensō circle; a symbol from Zen Buddhism that's traditionally hand drawn with a paintbrush. Ensō circles are typically drawn with a single stroke, and in the picture provided it's done so in a ...


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The backstory in that fanfic is not canon. James comes from a rich family, but in order to receive his inheritance, he would have to marry his parents' choice of bride, a woman named Jessebelle. James hates Jessebelle, and for good reason: she is extremely obsessive and controlling towards him, to the point of abuse. James ran away from home and joined Team ...


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The journey to become a champion can be long and arduous. Rocky had been fighting for years before he got a shot at Apollo Creed and even then, it was done as a publicity stunt. Remember, he lost the first fight. Likewise, our plucky protagonist Ash Ketchum has had a long journey (and after 22 years of the series (and ~1100 episodes), Ash has finally won ...


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Ash has never been a very clever Pokémon Trainer Ash is very stubborn and will always keep fighting until his Pokémon is knocked out. Maybe the matches are lockdown (no switch) in the anime? Because Talonflame is his best friend and trusts him with his heart :D Also that builds up suspense, so that Ash can bring out Pikachu as his very last Pokémon win ...


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First off, we'll ignore unusual, villain-only Poké Balls like Mewtwo's "Clone Balls" or the Iron-Masked Marauder's Dark Balls because they don't appear in the games and are only used in one episode or movie. They almost always come with some sort of unethical quality (e.g. the Dark Balls make a Pokémon evil) and only exist to establish how threatening the ...


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Doing some research on the plot summary in Bulbapedia, the only key difference is the opening sequence, showing Mewtwo's interactions with Giovanni. From what I recall, these were actually addressed in the anime only (if it even aired) in America. The other difference I found, though this may just attribute to my memory being fuzzy from not seeing it in a ...


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There is no official confirmation about the rank vs uniform colour meaning but it's speculated that White uniform is for B-Rank agents. From bulbapedia Grunt uniform The first kind of black uniform is worn by Team Rocket Grunts. White uniform The white uniform is worn by "B Rank" agents. Mondo wears this uniform, and Jessie and ...


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Ash's Pikachu is male. This is confirmed in the anime episode Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!, which aired after Diamond/Pearl introduced heart-shaped tails for female Pikachu. In that episode, a Togepi uses Attract on both Pikachu and Meowth, and it works on both occasions. Since Meowth is known to be male, and Attract only works on Pokémon of the opposite ...


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As for why 'evolution' would be valuable from a story-telling perspective, it has multiple roles: It is a milestone for the main character to have one of his pokemon evolve and makes character development of the sometimes rather flat characters of the creatures easier. Later on in the series, it is an important metaphor for the conflict present in Ash's ...


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It's because they are the visual definition of "don't do that" in every corporation identity guidebook. Black uniforms are wear by grunts and "A rank" units (with white boots and gloves for A rank) White is for "B rank". So Jessie and James finished their grunt training and moved to B rank but never get to A rank (like Butch and Cassidy)


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From Bulbapedia: All movies except Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! are canon to the TV series and usually act the same as filler episodes, as Ash and his friends do not obtain, evolve, or release any Pokémon, and do not earn any Badges or Ribbons. Often a movie takes place chronologically between the episodes.


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I just saw the Japanese version, and it is very different! The biggest difference is that, at the beginning, there is the story of how Mewtwo grows up. This way you have an understanding of how he reacts this way. Later on, many conversations between people are different, and you get the story in a different way. When I say many, I mean 80% of them. I ...


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In the core series games, the player character wins the league and can be chosen by the player as male or female (except in RGBYGS, where the character is male). Before the player wins the league, it has a champion who is in some cases female (Cynthia, Iris, Diantha). In the anime both sexes compete in a common league, which so far is only known to have ...


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In Charizard's Burning Ambitions (EP134), It is proved that Ash's Charizard is smaller and weaker than many wild Charizards which lived in Charicific Valley. In the end of the episode he leaves him there not permanently released but for training. But he does come for his aid in his fights, when Ash needed him and returns back to Charicific Valley after ...


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Porygon, the episode featuring Porygon the Pokémon from the original series, was "banned" due to having some sequences with rapidly flashing white and blue lights. These sequences can cause epileptic seizures in a small population of people. The Pokémon itself was not banned, and it appeared some times in both the original and sequel series. In this case, ...


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Ash will never win a league because the moment he does there is nothing left to add to his character. If he won the Kalos league then he would have had no real reason to start all over again in Alola. Ever since gen 5 it's been like an anthology. Gen 6 would have been the perfect send off had he won the league and run off with Serena but this is a kids show ...


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Ash's Pikachu is female because in one episode of Pokemon Black and White a female Pokemon used attract on Pikachu, but it doesn't work. In the game, when Pokemon A uses the move Attract on Pokemon B, if Pokemon B is the opposite gender of Pokemon A, Pokemon B gains the status effect Infatuate, which causes their attacks to miss 50% of the time until the ...


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In Pokemon black and white, episode 1-7 a female snivy uses attract on pikachu and it worked. Right after a character named iris says "it worked on pikachu so snivy has to be a girl!" And then later in the show says "attract only works on Pokemon of the opposite gender".


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Rather than calling it non-canon, it's best to say it take place in alternate continuity and even Wikipedia call it the same. It's a retelling of the Kanto League saga, but with many changes, like Verity, Sorrel and Cross who replace Misty, Brock and Gary and many Pokemon appeared which were not there in original anime during Kato saga. Additionally, many ...


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