On game level, this is completely understandable. But on a logical level, it doesn't hold up.
The "Johto Times", besides being used in this strip, is also the newspaper James Austerby is working for, who's a pokémon trainer writing battle articles and also is the main character of Vhu's storyline for Global Battle Union's Grand Prix Tournament. And why should you care?
Because you can start reading about it right here, all of it in comic format (navigation in the author comment).
The storyline and panels can at times have too much going on, and due to deadlines and other life business the outlines and general appearance might be sloppy. BUT, it's also one of the few pokémon comics I've come across which has interesting and humane characters, battles who are both exciting and visually appealing, but also a plot which consistently makes you crave for more. I'd say you should give it a read.
Man, how many times I've pondered about that I just assumed they died.
Maybe other wild pokemon drags their corpses to caves and then eat them
lol thats too easy :)
In the anime, they're used on fainted Pokemon all the time.
I remember the very first Pokemon game I ever played, back when I was nine, I thought that if you beat a Pokemon it was automatically caught. I was all upset when Prof. Elm gave me some Pokeballs.
Hey, we got unlimited-use TMs this generation, maybe a few years from now......
How can you catch what sinks into the depths of hell?
Obviously its not sporting to catch fainted pokemon. Its like shooting a fish your reeling in (or using dynamite to fish). As you take in the role, in the games, of a trainer who is committed to being the best of the best you wouldn't stoop to such a thing. And I assume when you beat legendaries they don't really "faint" so much as "flee forever".
Imma guess the answer is "no" LOL
...Might include the phrase before rewarding EXP : "Would you like to capture (insert Pokemon Name Here)?"
I think I understand why you can't catch fainted pokemon.
The game would be too easy.
All you have to do is knock it out, and of you throw a ball, how hard is it to catch a pokemon that has passed out, and even if it could escape, it couldn't attack, therefore, the game would be too easy.
I highly doubt that Nintendo will EVER give the option to catch fainted Pokemon. It would make it FAR too easy.
@Kevan&Jordan: Catching pokemon requires preparation and foresight, and constitutes a large part of the game structure, so to be given the option to catch anything you defeat would not only hold up the gameplay but also make things far, far too easy. Which is why I wrote in the author comment that this is understandable through a game perspective.
But literally speaking, it doesn't really make much sense.
This strip wasn't meant to be taken seriously but instead to poke fun at something we're not thinking twice about anymore. Learn to tell the difference.
Ever notice how hard Ash throws the pokeballs in the anime? That little prick must have some secret anger issues.
@Bumbazzle: Yep, that's called "acceptable breaks from reality", since a game doesn't always have to be fully realistic (it's either in the way of the plot, stupid for the gameplay or just overly complicated).
I'm a fan of Vhu's stuff too. So glad you're giving him a shout-out.
this is easily one of the best here
@Kyladyer: Thanks! I personally don't think so myself, but this only proves just how little I know about my audience.
@Heiru: Vhu is a her. Not to worry though, I made that assumption myself too.
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True, so true.
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I may be a little late to commenting here but I always thought of it as giving the Pokemon the option to join you. You defeat it in combat to show that you're the dominant force and it should submit to your will or that you are at least worthy to have it be a companion of yours. If it's fainted, it doesn't make a conscious choice to join you.
@FlashBang: Um.... What???
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