I have seen the face of evil and it is a yellow bloated weasel with a lightning bolt shoved up its ass.
— Widgett Walls, on the now-defunct Coming Attractions website, about Pokémon
"Shit, I fucking love this guy, Lotad! He turns into Ludicolo with a sombrero!"
"...Omigod, this is the stupidest Pokémon."
"It's so cool, dude!"
"I'm not just being an old man here, seriously. First-generation Pokémon were dumb, but everything after that are, like, dumb.
"Dude, come on. He's a Mexican leaf-hat man! It's so awesome!"
You want to know what hell is? It's a movie where a slew of creatures whose names you don't even know communicate just with the syllables of their names. Do you know there are sixty-five different ways of inflecting the word "Pikachu"? DID YOU KNOW THAT? I counted. There wasn't anything else to do.
— Widgett Walls, on the now-defunct Coming Attractions website, about the first ''Pokémon'' movie
For those of you who forgot, the idea of Pokémon is that eleven year old Ash Ketchum has decided to quit school and with the approval of his mother, gone out into the world to capture innocent little vermin and force them to fight each other.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to find out who this Cubone guy is. Any cute cartoon animal who wears the skull of one of his defeated enemies as headwear is my kinda cute cartoon animal.
— Kurt Busiek on Pokémon
Pokémon video game series
Conclusion: Pokémon are really freaking hax.
My name's Oak! People call me the Pokémon Prof.
—Professor Oak, Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow
Hi! I like shorts! They're comfy and easy to wear!
—Unnamed Youngster, Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow (named Regis in Gold and Silver and Ben in FireRed and LeafGreen)
Heheh! This gym is great! It's full of women!
—Unnamed old man, Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow
We hope to see you again. note
—An extremely callous and insensitive Pokémon Center nurse, Pokémon video game series
[Pokémon] used [move]. It's super effective!
—Pokémon video game series
Yo! Champ in the making! note
—The Gym Caretaker, Pokémon video game series
Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites.
—Elite Four Karen, Pokemon Gold and Silver
I came when I heard you'd beaten the ELITE FOUR.
—Professor Oak, Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed and LeafGreen
A terribly Long time ago.....
There was a man and a pokemon. He loved that pokemon very much.
A war began. That man's beloved pokemon took part in the war.
Several Years later....
He was given a tiny box. He wanted to bring that pokemon back. No matter what it took.
The man built a machine to give it life.
He brought his beloved pokemon back.
The man suffered too much. His rage still had not subsided.
He could not forgive the world that had hurt the pokemon he loved.
He turned the machine into the ultimate weapon. The man became a bringer of destruction that ended the war.
The pokemon that was given life must of known.....
That the lives of many pokemon were taken to restore it's life.
The resurrected pokemon left the man.
— AZ's Backstory, Pokémon X and Y
Pokémon anime series
Jessie: Prepare for trouble!
James: And make it double!
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation.
James: To unite all people within our nation.
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
James: To extend our reach to the stars above! note
Jessie: Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!
James: Surrender now, or prepare to fight. note
Meowth: Meowth, that's right!
—Team Rocket's motto (1998-2006), Pokémon anime
The early bird catches the worm, or in this case the Pokémon.
—Professor Oak on Ash's oversleeping, Pokémon anime, "Pokémon: I Choose You"
151 hopes, 151 dreams, 151 memories...
The mysterious creatures of this planet
"Pokémon" for short!
Now, the story of the boy Satoshi and Pokémon,
Their meetings, adventures, and battles
Are about to begin!
— Introduction shown at the beginning of the Japanese openings.
Spearows? Do you know who I am?
I'm destined to become world's number one Pokémon master!
I can't be defeated by the likes of you!
You hear me?
Come and get me!
— Ash Ketchum