Japanese culture believes that things created by people have a sort of spirit attached to them, and a masterful creator can imbue a particularly strong one in his or her creations. Objects owned by people and cared for can eventually take on a life of their own.
Thus, Pokemon based on objects are fully possible and very likely considering that they are a part of Japanese folklore. --- "Murder of the living is tragic, but murder of the idea is unforgivable." - Janus, speaker of the synod
#52TankToastPosted 1/9/2013 10:43:33 PM
Oh, oh, guillotine pokemon! That's very French.
#53BloodySeraphimPosted 1/9/2013 11:03:12 PM
Also, see Voltorb, Electrode, Magneton, Porygon...
i'm not gonna argue about the latter two, but the former...maybe the pokeballs were based on voltorb/electrode...it'd make more sense.