Since the initial release of Red and Blue, Pokémon has become one of the most recognizable video game franchises in the world. Not surprisingly, when most people think of the Pokémon games, they think of the monsters themselves. However, one of the most important parts of the Pokémon World are the trainers. While listening to the trainers talk isn’t quite as exciting as watching the Pokémon battle, if you pay close attention you may pick up some interesting things that you’d never hear anywhere else.
Red, Blue and Yellow/FireRed and LeafGreen
“This is my grandson. He’s been your rival since you were a baby. …Erm, what is his name again?”
Your grandson is the only family that you have in town, why should you be expected to remember his name?
”We hope to see you again!”
I’ll be sure to let my Pokémon lose in battle so that I have an excuse to drop by again.
“I like shorts! They’re comfy and easy to wear!”
THAT is an impressive battle cry.
“That BILL! I heard that he’ll do whatever it takes to get rare Pokemon. He’s not above doing all sorts of things, I’ve heard.”
-man in Cerulean City’s Pokémon Center
This sounds like quite the scandal.
“Develop amnesia conveniently and forget everything you heard!”
-Team Rocket Grunt at the Sevii Islands
That’s one way to try to erase your mistakes.
Gold, Silver and Crystal/HeartGold and SoulSilver
“Remember my super cool Rattata? My Rattata is different from regular Rattata. It’s like my Rattata is in the top percentage of all Rattata.”
Even after his Rattata evolves into Raticate, Youngster Joey STILL talks about how great his Rattata is.
“I don’t want to miss anything you do from now on!”
I’m not sure whether I should be flattered, or kind of creeped out.
“Mostly I breathe fire, but want to exchange numbers?”
Ten year-old kid meets strange fire-breathing man. Yeah, I want to talk to him again, hopefully when he’s not breathing fire.
“May I please have your phone number? We should chat about Professor Oak. I’m sure it will be loads of fun!”
-School Kid Chad
He’s not really my friend, he just wants to talk to me because I know Professor Oak!
“Just a Souvenir Shop
Nothing Suspicious about It
No Need to Be Alarmed”
-Mahogany Town Souvenir Shop
In that case, I’d like to buy some souvenirs.
“If the Pokemon I liked were there, I’d go anywhere. That’s what a real trainer does.”
-Cool Trainer / Ace Trainer Emma (GSCHGSS)
This is seriously the ideal perspective for a Pokémon trainer to have.
Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
“You’ll be okay. With your Pokémon, you’ll get things done whatever happens. I’m convinced of it!”
Confidence in your Pokémon is the key to success!
“I’m sure that you will be dazzled by my mentor’s breathtakingly elegant battle style.”
Please, dazzle me!
Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
“We need Poké balls! P-O-K-accent E balls!”
I knew what you meant BEFORE you spelled it, but thanks anyway.
“This brat’s tough. Tougher than I can put into words, and I know a lot of words.”
-Team Galactic Grunt at Floaroma Meadow
Something tells me that not all of those words are appropriate for an E-rated game.
“Please make sure the bed is empty before getting in it!”
-Sign in Team Galactic HQ
I still fail to understand why a sign like this is required.
Black and White
”Getting wrapped up in worries is bad for your body and spirit. That’s when you must short out your logic circuits and reboot your heart.”
This is a meaningful line that also is related to her gym specialty, the electric-type.
“They’re not here. Let’s ride the Ferris wheel and see if we can spot them. I love Ferris wheels… The circular motion… The mechanics… They’re like collections of elegant formulas.”
Even though you want to separate me from my Pokémon, I guess I could ride the Ferris wheel with you.
“Many different values mix together, and the world becomes gray… That is unforgivable! I will separate Pokémon and people, and black and white will be clearly distinct! Only then will Pokémon become perfect beings!”
I guess that different values didn’t mix together, because instead of gray, we’re getting more black and white.
“You can say whatever you want. A Pokémon, even if it’s revered as a deity, is still just a Pokémon.”
While I’m not an advocate of Team Plasma, I am an advocate of Pokémon equality.
“Like uncooked dough, my Pokémon are sticky!”
-Trainer in the Battle Subway
I’m not sure if I want to know what this means.
“These are not shorts! These are half-pants!”
And here I was, thinking that all youngsters loved shorts. Though this one just sounds like he’s in denial.
These are my favorite Pokémon quotes, but what are yours? Be sure to leave some quotes from your favorite Pokémon adventures in the comments!