Despite Pokémon's immense popularity, plenty about the series is absolutely silly, or doesn't make much sense.

If you're a veteran player, you're already familiar with some of the qualms that TheBlueOwlPlays brings up in this video. They include:

  • How the only industry you can work in is Pok√©mon related, because EVERYthing in the Pok√©mon universe must be related to Pok√©mon. People do not have lives outside of Pok√©mon, which probably explains why every single book you read in the games is related to Pok√©mon, and why the only education system seems to be related to Pok√©mon, too.
  • Everyone is expelled from their homes at age 10 or so.
  • The professors always seem to suffer from dementia.
  • Despite being just a child, you're expected to go out into a world full of powerful, dangerous Pok√©mon‚ÄĒand you end up meeting Pok√©mon's version of satan and god.
  • You need to teach birds how to fly and fish how to swim.
  • How everything about breeding is messed up, particularly when you think about all the baby Pok√©mon trainers keep suspended in PCs indefinitely. Also: Ditto must be the Pokemon that gets the most action out of everyone, right?
  • Despite being a sport, steroid use is heavily encouraged and in fact expected in Pok√©mon.
  • How it's perfectly okay to just take money from other children after defeating them.
  • Gym leaders are supposed to be the most powerful trainers aside from the Elite Four, and yet they're often garbage.
  • Players regularly take down Pok√©mon's version of the mafia and it's no big deal.
  • You always become the most powerful trainer, and yet you're often just a tween.

Really, the list goes on. But we often suspend our disbelief while playing, because that makes things easier‚ÄĒand more charming.