Maybe rangers-style, this is a good point >>25042517
I'm thinking it was just some other gimmick similar to pokeballs in execution but lacking certain conveniences? What that is specifically doesn't necessarily matter in context of the contemporary pokemon world. Just that it worked, and pokeballs are better. Sort of like Ripple and Stands in Jojo. Ripple becomes all but irrelevant after Part 3.
Also why aren't they referred to as straight up monsters on occasion? I feel if the monster part was nailed into the collective fanbase's brains we could have avoided a lot of cancer. Just putting that out there.
>>25042011 Certainly. It differs only in design and method of opening it.
>>25042029 Wasn't it said that hollowed apricorns were inserted a catching mechanism inside? So it's basically Pokeball anyway.
>>25042602 >Also why aren't they referred to as straight up monsters on occasion? I feel if the monster part was nailed into the collective fanbase's brains we could have avoided a lot of cancer. Just putting that out there. Interesting observation. Why do you think so, though?
>>25042850 Mostly when it comes to what designs or themes are "allowed".
>that isn't a real pokemon!
>that isn't a real monster!
The monster one is more ridiculous, but it's also accurate because when you think about they're all sorts of monsters with varying themes, origins, and designs. Any kind of monster in the pokemon world is a pokemon. If people saw it as this general thing where you catch 'monsters' they'd be a lot more permissive with other ideas, concepts, and what sort of monsters fit. Because the concept of a monster is broad but for many fans the concept of pocket monster is very slim in comparison.
In ancient days people and Pokemon lived side by side as equals, of course. It was only the oppressive regime of professors that the notion of Pokemon could be caught and tamed was made more mainstream.
>>25042882 That seemed more like a way to seal away a rampaging monster than a casual way of capturing and taming Pokemon for fighting.
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