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How do the unlucky people get there first pokemon?

#1Lacrymosa143Posted 10/18/2013 10:50:42 AM
So apparently every main character in the series was lucky to be given their first pokemon to go out and catch other pokemon. What about those who aren't given pokemon? How do they catch their first? Like the people in the begining forest who use the bug pokemon that live in that forest. Do they beat the pokemon up themselves? I did notice that there is a high chance of catching them by just throwing a pokeball at them. So you don't really need a starter pokemon.
#2WinsagePosted 10/18/2013 10:54:57 AM
Maybe their parents catch them one.
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#3Lacrymosa143(Topic Creator)Posted 10/18/2013 10:55:41 AM
what if the parents don't have a pokemon either?
#4Mars1040Posted 10/18/2013 10:56:34 AM
They get a bunch of Pokeballs and start throwing at random. One of them will eventually be caught.
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#5smith433Posted 10/18/2013 10:57:48 AM
Maybe the government supplies it for everyone. After all, they obviously have socialized medicine as evidenced in the fact that you visit PokeCenters to have your Pokemon healed for free.
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#6Noble-HeartPosted 10/18/2013 11:26:21 AM(edited)
"ill beat you with the magikarp my dad gave me"

From their parents but unlike us the chosen ones they get useless pokemon like magikarp or bibarel.
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#7therealthestevePosted 10/18/2013 11:13:47 AM
I'm just wondering what happens if someone gets their first in a high level area, surely they don't travel to the low level areas (avoiding grass and other trainers) just to go all the way back round the continent fighting them all?
#8Adam_AcePosted 10/18/2013 11:15:24 AM
By joining an evil organisation! How else do you expect us to make a living.
#9smith433Posted 10/18/2013 11:22:08 AM
Adam_Ace posted...
By joining an evil organisation! How else do you expect us to make a living.


On top of the free pokemon, you would get a stylish uniform to boot.
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#10CatToyPosted 10/18/2013 11:24:06 AM
Probably by throwing a single pokeball. Which is good for about the first quarter of the games.
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