Continued from Part I: Introduction
I think the creators of Pokemon seriously overlooked things when they came up with this idea.
Why would you use pokeballs to hold/store pokemon, when they have so much more potential?
So how does this “pokeball” thing work, anyway? You throw the pokeball at a pokemon, and the pokemon is trapped inside to either be carried by the Trainer, or to be stored in a computer that can be accessed at your local PokeCenter.
Imagine, if you will.
I have a friend, Joe, who wants to visit Paris. I happen to have a Pokeball on hand. I throw my Pokeball at Joe, and he is placed in my computer. Our friend Rosalie is in Paris, and takes him out of the computer, into her Pokeball, and then releases him. Joe is now in Paris. Transportation —> Simplified.
My friend Luna just got attacked by a camel in the Sahara Desert. I watch as this traumatic event occurs. No hospital for MILES, and she needs help immediately. I dig into my bag and find a Heal Ball. I throw the Heal Ball at her, and she returns to full health. Quick Medical Assistance —>Simplified. I imagine this could cure cancer.
Mr. Fluffles, my kitten, is all lonely at home while I’m at work. What if I could bring him with me, everywhere? Sure, he’s temporarily stored in a ball to be transported… But he can roam free in the office, or enjoy his little box in the computer, an environment that makes him happy! (Note to self, what do Pokemon do in the computer anyway?) Animal Abuse/Loneliness —>Simplified.
Tune in next time for Part III - Dangers.
So, I’m new to this. Yeah. I’m 21 and I just started playing Pokemon. Make fun of me if you wish, but its true. I know I know, not starting at the beginning and whatever, but I’m playing through Pokemon White right now. (if you must know I’m currently at Castellia City, and just crossed that stupid Skyarrow Bridge)
Anyway, I think when you’re older and are introduced to the game, you’re much more open to ideas that you never would have thought about when you were playing as a child. Having never played Pokemon before but being around friends who played Pokemon like it was their job (Pokemon Trainers, am I right?), I had a vague idea of what a “pokeball” was. But one question has been recurring in my mind:
Why can’t I capture the Team Plasma Grunts in a Pokeball?
They’re so annoying! I’m sure I would stop running into them if I could just put them in a Pokeball and trap them in a computer. WHY NOT? Or, what if I trapped the defenseless Grunt in the Pokeball while their Pokemon was distracted fighting my Pokemon.
GRUNT: YOU’RE ON! I CHOOSE YOU PATRAT!
ME: GO WOOBAT!
ME: Woobat! Use CONFUSION!
Patrat is confused.
GRUNT: Patrat! Use BIDE.
Patrat has started storing energy.
TRAINER EMILY uses a POKEBALL on GRUNT.
GRUNT has been added to AMANITA’S PC in BOX 1
Yeah. That’s right. That’s how that would work. No more Grunt. AND THE POKEMON IS FREED. Which is exactly what Team Plasma wants anyway… right? Well. I bet they didn’t think of THAT. Now DID THEY.
Well. I discovered I can’t do that. Some weird limitation in the game. I guess the game would be a bit easier if you could just do that all the time. Maybe. Just a bit.
Tune in later for Part II - Future Technology some time later.