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Headcanon #1 - The Pokeball by Vuro Headcanon #1 - The Pokeball by Vuro
This first one might seem a bit odd, since this is the first time I've ever done an infographic! Oof, it looks more like a textbook than anything else...

Anyhow, I should clarify that my headcanons for the Pokemon World (which apply to my Nuzlocke) are made from the information given in the games and the anime as well as my own inference. For example, I've seen a really melodramatic post going around saying something along the lines of, "What happens if a Pokemon trainer is killed while traveling miles away from civilization? The Pokemon inside their Pokeballs, trapped because their trainer can't let them out, can only wait, wondering desperately when their trainer will let them out again." At least in the anime, we see Pokemon bursting from Pokeballs whenever they please over and over again (namely Psyduck and Oshawott), which makes this tragic scenario impossible.

If you have any question about the stuff said here, let me know! I'd also like to hear some feedback as to how this can be made easier to read.

EDIT: I absolutely cannot believe how popular this got! I'm immensely flattered by all the comments and +favs! Thank you!

So you know, I will be making more infographics in the future and I will probably expand upon Pokeballs at a later time. You may also reference this headcanon in your own Pokemon stuff if you like!
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:iconjust-call-me-j:
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Makes sense
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Sasoriryu Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and then twitch plays pokemon =w=
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Yojomaid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Thanks for putting some ideas that I'd thought of earlier into words and improving them!
I especially like the explanation for how the Pokémon were caught before the advent of the balls, and the fact that they COULD break out if they choose so. Possible plot points and stealing of good fan ideas ahoy! (When I start a story-based run where I actually have a trainer, that is.)
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Bookwormgal Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
This just made my day.
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TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, this is about right. :)
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JessieShadowhold Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
See, I always figured the pokeball was something that only worked because pokemon have a natural ability to convert energy into mass, thus explaining their ability to create massive amounts of water, or way too many razor leaves, and things like that. If you then argued that people reverse-engineered that into other technology, it could explain how you can fit so many things in your backpack, or how they can teleport poke balls and things of that nature...

But again, that's just how I figured it worked.
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Vuro Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
YES, THIS WAS THE EXACT CONCEPT I WAS STRUGGLING TO WRITE DOWN WHEN I MADE THIS.

When I was writing this, the only term I could come up with was "a state of matter LIKE data that is compatible with computers" and that meant that Pokemon were not explicitly what we know as data (but most people seem to have taken that to mean "a state of matter that IS data." From the get-go, I really wanted to stress that Pokemon were being converted into an energy that could be transported by computers.

When I do an expansion on this, I'm going to clarify that when a Pokemon enters a Pokeball, it does not become data (like a Digimon), but a form of energy that can by transferred like computer data.
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JessieShadowhold Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, if you clarify that they are raw, sentient energy, that just happens to be able to be interpreted as code (electron is a 1, no electron is a 0), it allows for all sorts of things in the pokemon universe, like Porigon being a digital pokemon, and how pokemon can take rediculous amounts of damage before they 'faint' (we all know differently, they die) and things like that. 

If they can convert energy into mass and vice versa, it explains so much!

You can totally take that and put it on an expansion of this. You have offical permission and stuff.
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EggplantWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, hello recently accepted headcanon, how are you?
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AuthenticInk Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Wow this is great, I hope you make more in the future! :)
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