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  • Cyberninja - January 18, 2012 4:12 p.m.

    nice answer, and like some other comments have been asking i would also like to learn how a pokeball works
  • vekrote - January 18, 2012 5:41 p.m.

    /\ I'm with Cyber on the 'How Does a Pokeball Work' question. I think i remember seeing some old WB Kids TV spot on it a good while back, but that memory is cloudy at best.
  • BladedFalcon - January 18, 2012 6:25 p.m.

    This IS an interesting question. But I think this could fit better in the "Science of Video Games" column that just started, don't you guys think?
  • gopikmin - January 18, 2012 6:29 p.m.

    i third that question
  • Sinosaur - January 19, 2012 12:32 p.m.

    I already answered this question at least one: it works by virtue of the fact that it's not important and nobody wants to explain it because it's not actually important to the gameplay or the story. A different possible answer that actually tries to explain it? It's probably somehow like the transports on Star Trek and it takes a Pokemon apart by disassembling its molecules and then reassembling them somewhere else. Of course, this is somewhat different because they are held in the transport buffer until they are released from the Pokeball. This could also explain how you're able to store Pokemon and transfer them. However, this would require Pokeballs to have about as much power as the sun (maybe more) and for them to have computers in them so advanced and powerful that they can track all of the molecules in a Pokemon's body. Other option? Shrink ray which works via bullshit and the Pokemon is actually living inside the ball. This doesn't explain how they can be transfered via PC, though.
  • Andrew Groen - January 19, 2012 10:10 p.m.

    But the people call for it, Sinosaur! One of these days I'll have to contact a theoretical physicist and make them watch Pokemon cartoons to try to come up with theories for how they could work.

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