Generation I (Red/Blue/Yellow) and remakes
- The entire Nugget Bridge sequence in the Japanese version is full of Double Entendres — for example, the location itself is referred to the Golden Ball Bridge in plain English. Not helping is that every single trainer (even the Lasses!) gets in a phrase or two that can easily double as something an employee in The World's Oldest Profession might say.
- A Lass will say "Eek! Did you touch me?" before battling you.
- "This gym is great! It's full of women!" Said by an elderly man standing right outside Celadon Gym. This was finally bowdlerised to "strong trainers!" when you return to Kanto in HGSS.
- One of the trainers in said Gym point-blank asks you if you're a Peeping Tom.
- One of the buildings in Celadon City is the Celadon Hotel, which seems to have no functional purpose in the games, as it contains no trainers and you can't find any items or Pokémon there. (There is a code for the PC in a tile, but this is presumably an oversight) The Hotel seems to only exists for one reason, so that the woman at the counter can tell you that they're full, and to listen to the dialogue of three of the guests: A woman, her boyfriend, and her younger brother. While the brother and sister both seem excited about the vacation, the boyfriend's only comment is "why did she bring her brother?" One wonders what he would have expected to be doing on vacation with his girlfriend at that hotel, before bringing her brother with them.
- In FireRed/LeafGreen, there's a female swimmer on Three Island who tells you that her swimsuit is broken, so she can't leave the water...
- FireRed and LeafGreen; A Picnicker in Rock Tunnel tells you, "Ew! Don't try anything funny in the dark!". Because of that one "Ew", it seems she's under the impression that the player is some kind of Dirty Kid. Amusingly enough, due to the dialogue being unaltered, this line even appears when playing as Leaf.
- In Yellow, Lt. Surge comments that the player must have "big and brassy nerves" to take him on. Note that there's a line break before "nerves", making it seem even more like a Last-Second Word Swap.
- In Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, a female swimmer says her boyfriend gave her "big pearls".
Generation II (Gold/Silver/Crystal) and remakes
- In HeartGold and SoulSilver, there is an infamous double battle with a Young Couple where the man sends out Onix and the woman sends out Cloyster.
Generation III (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald) and remakes
- The little girl outside the Seashore House invites you in with a little poem that starts off with a line that includes the phrase "hot-to-trot." Hot-to-trot is a mildly rude phrase for being ready or eager to do something, or, a little more commonly, sexually excited.
- In the ORAS Space Museum, a girl gazing at the model rocket says "This rocket! Thick!"
- Another from ORAS: In Prof Cozmo's father's room in Sea Mauville, a magazine found underneath a bed with chewed-up sheets (!?) reads, "The Fame and the Shame! Champions Exposed!" In Japanese, it just plainly states it's "magazines of pretty girls". Subtle.
- In ORAS's Rustboro City school, there is a middle-aged man that hastily tells you that he is not a "weird man" hanging around in a children's school.
- In the Sea Mauville sidequest in ORAS, there's a locked room with two girls. One of them, who hands you a key you need to continue, claims she's teaching the other girl how to be a trainer, and is incredulous that you managed to unlock the door. The other girl's only "dialogue" is to blush.
- In the Spanish version of Alpha Sapphire, a Team Aqua grunt in the Aqua Hideout's room full of beds will tell you, "Here everyone does whatever they feel like in their bed... That's why the odor of some beds speaks for itself..."
- And yet another one from ORAS; while Courtney's dialogue is already rather...suspicious in English, the Japanese original didn't make any attempt at subtlety. The sheer sexual-ness of her character generated quite some buzz and giggles on Japanese Twitter, and also inspired an Internet hentai doujinshi that has been moderately circulated. Her Pokémon Generations portrayal really doesn't help either. The fact that the player is 12 also makes this rather disturbing.
- After completing the Delta Episode in Alpha Sapphire, Archie and Matt start crying and apologizing to each other. Shelly simply says "Look at these two with their faces wet with tears! ...Well, I suppose it could be worse..."
- Another instance of Swimmer innuendo occurs on Route 131, where a female Swimmer complains about why guys always stare at her in her swimsuit. However it's implied she thinks they like the swimsuit itself, but her post-battle dialogue has her realize, "Maybe it's not my swimsuit they're looking at. Maybe I'm just that beautiful!"
- A man in Mauville's Crooners Cafe (who can teach Meloetta its Secret Art Relic Song) tells the character that the move academy he works for has no students, which is why he's at the cafe "drinking a lot of...Fresh Water".
- A Hiker in the Game Freak offices has this to say.note The girl Tubers are cute, hey? To battle against a cute Tuber...Whoop! It drives me wild! And the Twins! Aren't they cute? A two-on-two battle with Twins...Whoop! It's unbearably fun!
Generation IV (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum)
- There's a sign near a bed in Team Galactic's hideout that says "Please make sure the bed is unoccupied before getting into it." One has to wonder what sort of crazy faux-pas made that sign necessary. It maybe simple in that someone sat on a person who was trying to sleep, but it might be... a bit more naughty than that.
- Male Bidoof's gender difference appears to be two extra puffs on the underside of its tail. Real life male rodents have large and prominent testicles. You're looking at Bidoof's 'nads.
- In Diamond and Pearl only, Flint of the Elite Four, despite being a Fire-type specialist, only has 2 Fire-type Pokémon out of the 5 total Pokémon on his team. One of his non-Fire Pokémon happens to be Lopunny. When looking for a reason as to how it fits him as a Fire-type specialist, the safest bet is due to its fluffy fur being warm. However, considering Lopunny's feminine figure and its rather coquettish cry, it's easy to interpret the reason as him finding it hot.note
- In Platinum, after taking the 5-Maid Knockout Exact-Turn Attack Challenge in the Pokémon Mansion, Rich Boy Liam gives us this gem: "Oh, I'll ask you not to pry into what I'm doing in the back of the mansion. This knowing wink is all you'll get out of me."
Generation V (Black/White and Black 2/White 2)
- One episode of "Moves For Living" focuses on the move Low Sweep. "Moves For Living" is a show that details the effects of one move and then provides a practical use for it in every-day life. Fair enough, but this installment claims that women with short skirts can use the move to kick someone in a public situation without embarrassing themselves.
- One of the people you battle on the Battle Subway, a Lass, has dialogue that's riddled with this in the Japanese version. Her starting dialogue is "Be gentle! It's my first time...!", her winning dialogue is "Ooh, I won...um, were you...Were you going easy on me?", and her losing one is "Aaah! It huuurts! But...ooh, you're just so good..."
- The lines are very similar in the English version. The exact choices of words in the translation are slightly different from above, but the overall intent and implications remain.
- In Castelia City, there is an alley where a shady man will jump out at you and Flash you — Well, in truth he gives you the TM for Flash. He's still doing it in Black 2 and White 2.
- Black and White also have a rather infamous Ferris Wheel conversation route only accessible when playing as the male character, which basically amounts to one long, drawn-out, rather uncomfortable gay joke. It takes a huge turn for the creepy when you realize the man is a Hiker, a middle aged trainer class, and Hilbert, while older than previous protagonists at the time, is only around his mid-teens.
- Similar to the Island Three Swimmer in FRLG, there's Swimmer Caroline in Route 17 who can't leave the water as her swimsuit broke.
- At one of the Castelia City buildings in Black and White, a girl says "My boyfriend isn't good at getting out of bed in the morning".
- During B2W2's closing credits, one of the scenes that can appear is Elesa blowing your character a heart, which surely falls under this if you're playing as a girl.
- In B2W2, Ferris Wheel dialogue remains unchanged, unlike BW.
- They did remove the reference to the nursery aide actually being male, however.
- In B2W2, one of the football players who you can battle in the Big Stadium on Wednesdays and Saturdays, if you challenge him in the main story, he asks if you think he's all sweaty. But then, in the post-game after you've beaten the Champion, he asks if you think he's fat, which he denies, even after you beat him and he gives you a Protein.
- In B2W2, one of the baseball players says "What I brag about is my bat."
Generation VI (X/Y)
- In a street in Lumiose City, there's a pair of NPCs who use the standard "lovers" models, holding hands and staring at the Prism Tower. If you pass by them, you overhear their conversation: "You know, my Emolga really wants to shock your Dedenne..." The other NPC's reaction is a confused, "...what?"
- You can work part-time for the Hotel Richissime, cleaning out the rooms. Sometimes, you can find beds that have apparently been drenched in perfume.
- You can also work behind the counter, taking room service orders. One occupant sounds a little flustered when they first start talking, and once they're done, they say "I'll go get showered and be ready for you!" Once they get their meal, however, they say that they just wanted to feel refreshed before eating.
- One of the maids in Hotel Richissme is describing something that is "thick" and "big". It was a pillar.
- "How do you like it, long or short?" He's talking about focal length in photography.
- A female Swimmer raises the question of where she's keeping her Poké Balls, if all she has is a bikini — her answer? "Women's secret!"
- Upon defeat, one Youngster trainer in the Battle Maison will exclaim "Aww sh...shucks!".
- A French Maid in the Battle Maison (though much less revealing than the usual examples of this trope) says before battle, "You know I am very popular because of this costume of mine."
- In the Japanese version, one of the punks you can fight in Lumiose City is named "Merde", which is an almost literal example, as it's French for shit. This only got past the radar in Japan: he was renamed Faust in the English version. Although, since the name Faust is sometimes associated with The Devil, this arguably isn't much better.
- Some Pokémon (like Pikachu and Floatzel) have their least favorite places to be touched in Pokémon-Amie as the crotch area. Even worse, for some Pokémon (such as Raticate and Machoke), it's their favorite place. Similarly, Jynx has no problem with being touched on her breasts.
- Near the Juice Shoppe in Lumiose City, a female NPC will comment on how the juice from there vitalizes humans in tandem with Pokémon. Her example? The previous night, her husband was frolicking like he was a teenager again. Um...
- One Beauty whose text in English translation is "Yes a mere half a year ago I was a Black Belt! Quite the transformation wouldn't you say?" In the original Japanese she says, " I was a Karate King just half a year ago; the power of medical science is awesome, wouldn't you say?" While the English version (arguably) writes around it, it's pretty clear in the Japanese that the Beauty is a post-op trans woman.
- Following the emotionally charged fireworks scene with Shauna on the balcony of Parfum Palace, the butler gives the player character the TM for Protect.
Generation VII (Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
- When proceeding to the Aether Foundation for the first time, employees note that they are conserving Corsola because Toxapex is preying on them and "leaving a trail of Corsola remains on the sea floor".
- Some of the dex entries pertaining to Mega Evolved forms of Pokémon imply or state that the Pokémon have become more cruel, vicious or bloodthirsty as a result of Mega Evolution. Not even Mega Kangaskhan's child is safe!
- Very early on, when you and Lillie walk to Kukui's house, you hear a loud clatter which rocks the outside of the house, and once inside he explains that he was letting Rockruff test its moves on him. However, the really eyebrow-raising part is when Kukui goads the Rockruff into it by yelling, "My body is ready!"
- Bewear is feared all across Alola because of its sheer strength, to the point that there are warning signs about it. Its Moon dex entry is downright terrifying, especially because unlike other entries, it invokes Never Say "Die":This Pokémon has the habit of hugging its companions. Many Trainers have left this world after their spines were squashed by its hug.
- The first time you meet Hapu, she threatens to attack a pair of Team Skull grunts with her Mudsdale, even mentioning that the results would be "messy". And she says this after you defeat the grunts, so she's probably not talking about Pokémon battling. Considering most scenes of Team Skull are quite goofy until Po Town, this could be a case of Crosses the Line Twice.
- The guy in the house on Route 2, Guzma's father, very strongly implies that he used to beat his son until his son one day fought back and returned the beating. The fact that the house has a bag full of bent and broken golf clubs makes it even worse.
- While Sun and Moon do carry on the franchise tradition of having a female Swimmer lampshade the lack of convenient places to carry her Pokéballs, Shelby's defeat quote takes the gag to a new level. Why is it tough to retrieve them, and where is she storing them that they become so awkward to access? It certainly doesn't help that her quote is juxtaposed with her rather saucy pose and expression, and that her intro quote is about how her Pokémon like her swimsuit too.
- Even "better," this extends to the male swimmers in Alola, as well. There's one in Hano Beach who, in response to the question of where he puts his Pokéballs, says: "That's the mystery of swimmers, isn't it?"
- A random Hiker on Akala Island asks you what you think about "the size of [his] area" before challenging you to a battle. He never clarifies what he means... while also stating in dialogue after the battle that "since [his] area is large, [his] volume must be large as well".
- Tsareena, the new Fruit Pokémon. At first glance, her design is just a clever nod to mangosteens being "The Queen of Fruits". But look at her more closely: she has a dominant personality, looks like she's wearing thigh-high boots, tends to kick or stomp to attack (in fact, she only evolves from a Steenee that knows the move Stomp), and is exclusively female. For the more savvy players, these traits invoke an archetype that really, really shouldn't appear in a kid's game.
- Salazzle's Dex Entry in Sun outright mentions that it likes to keep a reverse harem of male Salandit around it, while the official website states Salandit's pheromones attract both male Pokémon and humans.
- Interacting with it in Pokémon Refresh has some rather interesting results.
- Its Ultra Sun Dex entry takes it a step further: "Salazzle lives deep in caves and forces the Salandit it has attracted with its pheromones to serve it."
- Lilligant's new dex entry mentions that once they successfully find a male partner, their flower will droop and wither away. As in, she's been deflowered.
- Beauty Carolyn at the Battle Buffet offers to "feed you" if you defeat her (several ways that can be interpreted, and most fit the Radar Trope).
- A couple of Beauties are fawning over a Machamp in Hano Grand Resort, bordering on harassment. The Machamp turns out to be a man who donned a Machamp costume specifically because he wanted the attention. He'll also give you TM45 Attract.
- You can stop by Kiawe's house in Paniola Town, where you'll find a number of Magmar. Talking to one of the Magmar upstairs causes it to produce a Quick Ball that's described as nice and warm from..."somewhere". No other description to where the ball came from is given.
- After the player saves Lillie from an Alolan Exeggutor, she comments that the Exeggutor has grown "a bit more vigorously than I'd prefer!" This is followed by several seconds of Lillie looking shocked at what she just said, before she smiles and giggles about it.
- The Rotom Pokédex's first line includes a request that you be "gentle on the goods".
Rotom Dex: If you could go into either a Pokeball or the Rotom Dex, which would you prefer? (If you answer "The Rotom Dex") For realzzz? It'll be a bit of a squeezzze, but want to give it a try?
- Another from Rotom One of the messages it has for you during your Pokedex Evaluation is, "What the zzzt?"
- In Ultra Sun/Moon, the Rotom Dex's dialogue is something to be believed. As the adventure goes on, the Rotom Dex's dialogue starts off friendly and gets more and more personal to the point of being interpreted as suggestive and outright hitting on your character. It occasionally asks you when you are going to visit one of the Apparel Shops, on grounds that "you'd probably look good in anything, buddy!" Among this gem...
- If you visit Olivia's room above her fossil shop, you'll find it has a Stufful and four Stufful dolls that "move and are very popular with single ladies".
- She also says "I do love a boy/girl with a good appetite!" if you eat with her in the restaurant in Konikoni City. If this line wasn't meant to mean something else, one could very easily misconstrue it.
- Should you tease Celesteela with a Pokébean, they will raise one of their arms at you and grin. Sure, they may actually be pretending to try to shoot you (which isn't any better), but the action looks somewhat like they're Flipping the Bird at you.
- Incineroar's "pelvic thrust" attack animation counts by itself, but chuck it a Buginium-Z and watch that pelvic thrust release a huge mass of sticky white stuff.
- Mina, the Fairy Trial Captain, whose constantly vacant, spacey attitude, flightiness, single-minded obsession with her art projects once she comes up with one, and habit of dropping by her parents' house, stuffing her face with food, and then taking off while hardly saying anything add up to make her about as close to The Stoner as you can get without drugs actually being shown or mentioned.
- A lot of the trainers at the Battle Tree have some surprisingly dark things to say, even for this game. This includes a Worker who claims he'll be fired and his wife will divorce him, an old man that begins by admitting he's going senile and ends by saying he's afraid he's getting close to dying, and a Backpacker that very vaguely implies she's currently on the run from an abusive relationship.
- Early in Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon when the player is saved by the three starter Pokemon, they can say to Kukui "I was scared spitless".
- The Pink Petal that Mina gives you after her trial in Ultra Sun and Moon looks suspiciously like a butt plug.
- If you happen to belong to an often-ridiculed subset of the Pokémon fandom, Lucarios Pokédex entry in Ultra Moon can easily be interpreted as a surprising call-out:Lucario reads its opponent's feelings with its aura waves. It finds out things it would rather not know, so it gets stressed out easily.
- Mallow is suspiciously embarrassed when you come upon her in the jungle "relaxing" by having pokemon engulf her in Aromatherapy while Lana watches. She treats it almost like you caught her using drugs or doing something kinky. After dropping you off at your next stop (a volcano) she then remarks on how she wants Lana's Araquanid to cool her down with a Bubblebeam, which of course brings to mind a soaking wet Mallow surrounded by bubbles.
- In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon a Punk Girl at Poni Coast says this: "This Sightseer with a tiny Exeggutor's been pestering me nonstop!"
- There's an Office Worker in Po Town who sells Big Nuggets once a day, but only if you defeat him in a battle first to prove your worth. Minus the battle, the entire sequence is set up like a drug deal, given that he's in a secluded area like Po Town and you paying 5000 Pokédollars for a potentially-illegal product.
Generation VIII (Sword/Shield)
- Whoever assembled the Pokédex in Sword appears to have used a line from their favorite erotica as placeholder text for Roggenrolla's entry. There's no other explanation as to why such an unassuming, non-phallic Rock-type would be described as "hard as steel, but softened a bit by a long soak in water".
- When you enter Leons room, if you go over to his bookshelf, the description states that there are hard to understand books on the top, and that Only adults read those types of books. Ponder on that for a bit.
- One trainer in the battle tower is a young girl who challenges you by shouting "Kneel down before me!" and then comments that her mom always says that to her dad. Looks like the poor kid overheard her parents doing something kinky.
- Galarian Weezing is just a bong. Not a pair of Weezing that vaguely resemble bongs, it's just a bong in all but name, even surrounded by green smoke. And in case you still needed convincing that this was intentional, its signature move is Strange Steam, a mind-addling mist with a chance to confuse the target.
- Route 9 is the only water route in Galar and is were the only swimmer class trainers are found, except they're all on land rather than in the water. The reason is obviously because this route is also one of the snow routes and the water would be freezing, but it's also worth noting how one of the Pokémon in the water who chase after the player is Grapploct, a Fighting-type known for powerful grappling moves using its muscular tentacles.
- Bringing out Nidoqueen in Pokémon Stadium has it shake its, um, assets from side to side. Doesn't help that said assets are plainly visible and are shaped similarly to actual breasts, minus the nipples. The Japanese version has a different animation where Nidoqueen is plainly seen lifting its breasts up with its paws.
- After beating Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, if the player goes back to Boyleland and talks to the couple inside one of the houses, they only have this to say:
- Man: Our relationship turned turbulent like boiling magma...Woman: This guy's explosive like a volcano...
- Aegislash's second palette Pokkén Tournament recolors it to resemble a bloodied, rusting sword.
- Pokémon Adventures:
- The original arc involved some examples, but unfortunately the Radar for the English releases caught on and removed most of them in reprints:
- The events at Mt. Moon end with Red carrying an unconscious Misty out of the caves, and when she wakes up she accuses him of groping her and and punches him.
- The page image is of Red seeing the Pokémon Fan Club newsletter with the headline "Shocking Case Of Poké-Love: 'That's the last bath I'll take with my Tentacool!'" And this wasn't changed in reprints. Guess the translators didn't know what that meant... And can we all just take a moment to remember that Tentacool are jellyfish with tentacles covered in thousands of neurotoxic stingers?
- The standout incident has to be Green's gambit where she taunted Sabrina into slashing at her chest, only to reveal a couple of Poké Balls hidden in her bust.
- The GSC arc shows Sabrina get out of the water at some hot springs with only some Censor Steam covering her rear.
- Also at the end of GSC, Gold gropes Green's butt, earning Silver's wrath. The US version changed Gold's dialogue to make it seem like he did it by accident, but still.
- Dahlia's introduction at the Battle Arcade starts with her dancing behind. The next page, it's pretty obvious what Looker is looking at.
- In the Viz translation, Symbol Swearing appears often, symbolizing cursing. Even from ten year olds.
- This exchange from FRLG involving the Ship Tease between Bill and Daisy doesn't help:Blue: You're...not with my sister today?Bill: (nervously) Oh, uh...Daisy's at home.
- Fans have noticed the suggestive looking positions the "camera" is on in the Unova arcs. There's quite an emphasis on backsides.
- The original arc involved some examples, but unfortunately the Radar for the English releases caught on and removed most of them in reprints:
- The Electric Tale of Pikachu contains a few.
- Sometimes minor curse words would slip in, including one bit where a trainer used "Damnation" egregiously during battle. The few compilations sold in more family-friendly markets would Bowdlerise them.
- The manga has been censored in Japan too. Some things still flew past the radar, though, such as a hot springs scene in the second volume, which is retained in the Taiwanese and Singaporean localizations.
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure! has an attempted suicide when Mitsumi decides to stay in a crumbling base to atone for her past actions. Jun saves her.
- Pokémon Live!:
- One of Ash's happy memories in the finale is of the banned bikini episode.
- As Giovanni and Delia talk, he says he has fond memories of their early days while fiddling with the lock on her cage.
- After being slapped around by a bunch of girls, Brock remarks that he liked it and it made him tingle.
- A song used to promote the series in Japan, called Torikaekko Please, features a part with intimate duet between a man and a woman, with the lyrics "I have what you want / I've got what you want / If so then / Let's do it together / So that "we are both satisfied"...." ...Turns out they were talking about trading Pokémon.
"If I win, will you stop talking about balls/sex/penises?"