Pokemon fan theories debunked
The theory goes that Gary's Raticate sustained alot of injury on the S.S Anne after the battle with him, and due to the clutter and confusion aboard, the Raticate died.During the battle with him,he did not have his Raticate and he was at the Pokemon Tower.
It is beleivable as he did not have his Raticate during battle, but i disagree as all Gary's pokemon were KO'd on the S.S Anne. If Raticate died wouldn't all his other Pokemon have died too.
The theory has a gaping hole in it but why was Gary at the Pokemon Tower. Maybe his comment was taken out of context. Or maybe, a Pokemon who was not seen in the story died and he was going there to pay his respects.
There’s a theory floating around the interwebs that paints a dark, horrific history of the Pokémon world, or at least Red/Blue’s Kanto region. Many players have noted that in Pokémon Red/Blue, there is a large absence of middle aged men in the game world. Think about the last time you played Pokémon. An abnormally large amount of Pokémon trainers chillin’ in the wild were little kids. Think about it. Why were there so many damn toddlers roaming the wilds unattended? There were plenty of elderly men and women in the world (Professor Oak), and many middle aged women (the player’s mom, the nurses), but a lack of middle aged men. What about the player’s father, or your rival’s father? While most people wouldn’t worry about the absence of middle aged dudes, some Pokémon fans have rationalized this through the creation of yet another insane theory.
The electric-type gym leader, Lt. Surge mentions being a survivor of some sort of brutal war that almost took his life (he claims that his Pokémon saved his life). Other trainers in the gym were once soldiers in some sort of army, which presumably fought in a war. A war where Pokémon were used as weapons. Let that sink in for a moment, as you try to imagine the horror of hundreds of terrified soldiers storming beaches being held by goddamn Charizards. Some fans believe this war was the cause of the lack of adult men, claiming that all of them had been killed in the war. Essentially, some people are speculating that this war caused a ‘generation kill’, and that the young children of the Kanto region are the first generation to find peace. This also explains why the player’s father is absent (hint, he died), and why the rival character has no parents (hint, they died). While a lot of this theory involves speculation and imagination, the horrifying idea of a human-Pokémon war that wiped out an entire generation is pretty damn sweet.
First off, There are alot of middle aged men in the game. Giovanni,Brock, Most of the Rocket Grunts,Lance, Bruno,Koga,and Lt.Surge are all Middle aged.
Pokemon Black and White introduces a new game environment, a bustling metropolis based on New York City. That's not just us saying that: "[D]irector Junichi Masuda revealed that Unova (Isshu) was modeled after New York City; the games' Castelia City takes the place of Lower Manhattan and the Sky Arrow Bridge serves as a stand in for the Brooklyn Bridge."
Neat, huh? Let's take a look at the map! So there's the Brooklyn Bridge, and there's Central Park, and there's Manhattan, and right below is ...
So, how does Pokemon choose to depict the sensitive, emotionally charged setting of Ground Zero, a literal scar on our greatest city, left by our nation's most profound contemporary tragedy?
Obviously, they can't say the devastation was caused by terrorists. So they concocted a story about a falling meteor -- an object of unspeakable power that was quarantined by the government and is now being coveted by Team Plasma. Even weirder, another meteor dropped this Pokemon near the city.
Why do we bring him up? Take a look at his Wiki article. His official height is given as 9 feet 11 inches.
I dont think there are any mountains in New York City.Maybe i am wrong but there arent any mountains in this picture below:
above: see mountains
Also,Kyurems officiall height is actually 9 feet 10 inches.
The War theory is also BS because his title reads: "The Lightning American". Chances are he fought in a war the US waged, considering the time that Pokemon came out, if all the wars that happened in real life happened in the Pokemon world then it's likely that Surge fought in one of the brushfire wars in South America or even the Gulf War.
As for the 9/11 theory, basic logic and geography pretty easily debunk it.
I'm sure Brock is not middle age. He looks too young in every incarnation (game, anime, and manga) The only time he ever looked middle aged was in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/2/28/Brock_PM.png .
Lol, just gotta say, interesting interpratations, but in the end they're all just "Theories". Also, I feel it prudent to point out that While NYC itself isn't hilly/mountainy, the rest of the state is. Also, I'm pretty sure NYC doesn't have a desert in the middle of it :P
Brock is supposed to be middle aged? Huh, in the cartoon he looked maybe 18 or so...
Your reasoning for debunking theory 1 is flawed. You are saying that if his Ratticate died, all of his other pokemon would have died. That's like saying if a group of people is wounded, then they either all die of their wounds or they all live.
In terms of the War theory, it's possible that they all survived the war or didn't fight for various reasons. I'm not saying I believe one way or the other, but your argument isn't strong in this case. As for the Raticate, it's possible that his Raticate was the only one that was so badly injured that it died, and the others were merely defeated. Your argument is sound when it comes to the BW theory though, I don't buy the Ground Zero myth for a second.
The New York City Theory I think was probably some person searching through the BW games and desperately looking for a theory but for the War theory, an argument could be that the gym leaders had to stay because of the titles and the grunts went awol,
Maybe Raticate death's wasn't cause by being KO (Fell overboard, a Persian ate it, etc). Or maybe he did what most players do and left it in the PC. But Raticate death's bring al little more sympathy to the character. Anyways there is not enough evidence to debunked it. What the hell was he doing there anyways?
The war theory is not really so farfetched like Kaibaman said.
I've been to New York City and yes their are no Mountains their, mostly sea. However the War theory might not be so far fetched, sense one of the Pokemon movies(that featured Lucario) showed a war(only a small amount of it) where Humans used Pokemon as Soldiers.