What are the trainers in Pokémon actually eating?

So recently it came to my attention, while watching Youtube videos of old Pokémon episodes, that there are no animals in the Pokémon world. Digging a little too deep into some pokélogic I believe that pokémon aren’t meant to be seen as basic animals, especially because the trainers battle with them and that would turn into a big mess of PETA protests. With this in mind, I started to think about how pokémon are always seen as, not only pets, but as friends.

I then got to thinking, well if there are only pokémon…and no animals…then what are the trainers always eating? If the only creatures present in the show are the pokémon then where is all the meat coming from? Well, this might be a childhood ruiner for some, but It turns out they must be eating the pokémon. Now I know at first this just sounds ridiculous but I Google searched it and it turns out a lot of people have the same question; whether or not the trainers are eating pokémon.

Growing up and looking back on my childhood was always a great feeling for me. Remembering all the awesome toys, video games, movies, music, and more. Pokémon was a big part of my childhood; I don’t remember watching any other shows as often as I would watch Pokémon. When the movie came out it was like a child’s dream come true. Finally, a whole Pokémon movie that friends could sit and watch together! I must have watched the first Pokémon movie hundreds of times. On top of it all, we had all of those Promotional Pokémon cards to look forward to when we got our tickets to see the movie in theaters, or when we bought the VHS tape from the local video store. Pokémon will always have a place in my heart, but it’s these little things that make you look back and wonder..would we have felt the same way about pokémon if we thought the trainers were eating them? Yes, probably.

On a brighter note, here’s^ something fun if you want to eat pokémon too!


Author: MikeMcHoul View all posts by
I'm a retro gamer from the Boston area that recently moved to Florida. I grew up playing video games, watching movies, and being in rock/metal bands. I'm really into gaming, toys/figures, tv shows, movies, music, and general culture from the late 80's-00's. Also, I might have an unhealthy passion for the Nintendo 64.

3 Comments on "What are the trainers in Pokémon actually eating?"

  1. Dwight L. MacPherson May 15, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Thank you! Now I’ll be the greatest Pokemon trainer OF ALL-TIME!  ^__^

  2. Ragingnerdgasm May 15, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I wonder what kind of wine is best served with Magikarp. Or if Psyduck would taste too gamey to be served a l’orange. What is the best cuts of Snorlax to use if you are trying to impress the in-laws with a gourmet meal? 

  3. Jesus_G May 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I just figured all there was in the world were pokemon and fish. Obviously, all you’d eat is fish.

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