Can Pokemon die or eat each other? And some other random questions about Pokemon that bug me and prove I play it too much.
Ok, back in RBY, they had the tower/graveyard in Lavender Town, but after that they hushed it up as to wether Pokemon die or not. Heck, it was even turned into a radio station in GSC.And then there's ghost types, you'd think that when a Pokemon died, they might all evolve into ghost types (or zombies!). Things seem even more questionable when it is established that Pokemon can breed with eachother to make more pokemon (I presume Ditto undergo mitosis), but then the question beyond the RBY series is why everyone isn't up to their knees in Pokemon, there's simply no way the environment would be able to support an infinite number of species without a predator/prey situation (and if it could for some reason, resources would be used up and cause many of the Pokemon to just plain starve to death).
But then Pokemon subsist on berries and poke food, you never see a Gayrados chomping down a Seel, Goldeen, or Magikarp (although they said it has incredibly tough scales, so I'll let that one slide), they're never noted as "eating other pokemon". Obviously, I'd assume there to be vegetarian ones (in the case of grass types, would it be cannibalism? or would they just photosynthesize?), but some of them have lovely fangs for biting stuff, could a Pokemon die this way? It could explain some things that annoy me. There are no other animal in the world, there's no fields of normal cows (just Miltank), so you couldn't argue that they all go eat the normal cows and non-Pokemon fish, they just aren't there.
And then, doesn't Ash, like eat burgers and stuff in the show? WTF are those things made out of? Come to think of it, he eats rice all the time, but I don't see any places growing rice anywhere. I suppose there are areas where it could be possible to irrigate a fresh water source to grow rice (like up at the red Gyarados' lake in GSC), but it's too full of trees otherwise. The three lakes in DPPt are too full of rocks to successuflly irrigate either, how do they grow their rice and food? We never see any like potato chips and soda factories anywhere, or in the game any restauraunts anywhere.
I'll let the game stuff slide though, but seriously, they have everything for Pokemon and like no hospitals for people anywhere. Do people simply not break limbs or get sick? The entire world there just caters to Pokemon, I suppose since everyone and their mum runs off at the age of 11 to start a Pokemon adventure that no one would train to be doctors or lawyers, etc. Heck, the only schools in the realm are still Pokemon related, how twisted is that?
Some of my friends said that there was more than one Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres sorta thing(not in the game of course, they meant in the TV show). They're supposed to reside in the Seafoam Islands, Power Plant and Victory Road (or one of the Sevii Islands), but in the movie 2000, they're over in Kanto putzing around with Lugia. So, except for the Mewtwo legendaries that exist because science only made one, are the trio type Pokemon just very few in numbers, but with the possibility of there being more? It could especially be argued for Entei/Raikou/Suicune, Latios/Latias, Mesperit/Azelf/Uxie, and perhaps Cresselia. Sure, we saw one on the island, but then they fled and roam around. There's several people in battle tower type places in Emerald that have a Raikou, Entei, or Suicune and use them in battle against you, even if you're using one. Clearly a time paradox doesn't occur, the only logical conclusion is that in an NPC battler is using one in game (obviously we know how it works again a real life friend), that there must be an additional (if not several) copies of that legendary. It would seem that the starters were far more difficult to obtain by that logic (until you can breed them to no end of course). I could argue a better likelihood of there being 1 Ho-oh, since Ash sees it in like ep 1 and in GSC, it's supported by saying that Ho-oh is generally traveling the world and almost never bothers to come back, but the rest could easily be more than 1, just not Bidoof common clearly. I just see too many inconsistences in most of their stories to say that there's only 1.
Arecus is generally considered "the creator Pokemon of everything", but then did species deviation lead to more Pokemon? Species IRL are generally grouped on if they can reproduce with each other (among other things), but the breeding groups clearly go against this with every fiber of its being. Shellos/Gastrodon have some minor variations due to region, but are clearly considered same species pretty obviosuly. But I couldn't quite argue two different things, like Pikachu and Clefairy (both fairy group) can possibly and logically breed together. They don't evolve into eachother, they don't like near eachother, they're not even the same type, biologically, it makes no sense. I can see baby Pokemon not breeding, that's pretty logical really, but the rest of it is clearly just a game mechanic that is completely impossible when held to real life standards.
Oho man, do I love Pokemon! Half the people I know (#1) have the 2.B.A. Master soundtrack and enjoyed the first season on Pokemon (possibly cried at the "Pikachu's Goodbye" episode) and (#2) totally join me (if not start some) of these odd Pokemon topics. It's fun, try it sometime with a group who has most likely done part of #1 and played several o the game series. Ah, I spent way too much time thinking about this....