Where Pokémon (Might) Go When Their Trainers Die

We might never see it in the games, but Pokémon trainers must die at some point — they're human, after all. Ever wonder what that means for Pokémon? Here's one disturbing take.

The video, which is uploaded by Zedrin, is based on a comic created by projectTiGER which imagines that, after a certain amount of time, any Pokeball holding a Pokémon is bound to fail. Since Pokemon are likely stored in Pokeballs as code, this opens up the possibility for data corruption. And what Pokémon is more famed for being glitchy, other than Missingno?

Essentially, the comic imagined that Pokémon that stay in Pokeballs for too long start losing their minds, and eventually turn into corrupted Missingno Pokémon. Messed-up! No wonder the games don't tackle the subject much.


Comments

    Loved it.

    That's really dark. I can see why this is never addressed. Bit heavy for kids.

    I believe this video is for pokemon games that aren't the infinity energy timeline, plus this video makes you think that team plasma actually has a point about not keeping pokemon in pokeballs, since if this video is true, then catching pokemon in pokeballs can make them into digital data makes them no different than to DIGIMON, cue anti digimon haters saying that pokemon aren't digimon & a response vid by game theory, especially gajin goomba, analysing this this vid, man this vid is nightmarish

    While it's a thought provoking piece, there's a big, glaring issue for me. If a Pokemon is stored as data inside a ball then it's a static snapshot of the data used to reconstruct them when they leave the ball. How then can they have conscious thought inside the ball if all it is is a template for reconstruction?

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