You often wonder “Why is Naveen so crazy about Pokemon”. Oh! You dont wonder? So its only me? Well.. Thats a bummer…
The answer to the enigma that has been baffling you boils down in this blog post.
First things first. A small introduction to all our non-pokemon people reading;
Pokemon is a Japanese video game based on creatures called Pokemon. You can imagine them to be the counterparts of animals in the real world. Each Pokemon has attribute/s- Fire, Water, Grass, Ground, Electric, Poison, Steel, Ghost, Psychic, Flying, Bug, Normal and Dragon, known as type. Each type gives special abilities and moves for the Pokemon to fight with. Humans and Pokemon live together, with humans catching pokemon using pokeballs by battling them. They train their Pokemon by battling Pokemon in the wild and Pokemon trainers. Some humans train Pokemon for battle. Some are trained as tools for work.
Pokemon evolve into a stronger kind as they get trained in battle. Here Pikachu evolves into Raichu.
In the anime series, the story is based on Ash who is the hero of the story and aspires to become a Pokemon Master. Ash starts out the with the fan favorite Pikachu as his first Pokemon and journeys far and wide battling gyms, taking part in leagues aspiring to become the strongest Pokemon Master.
Now lets move to the hard part. The life lessons.
Choose your rival deliberately!
(And like how you choose starters at the restaurant)
The Theme Song:
Imagine Dragons’s Believer may be your kinda of motivational track, but have you ever listened to Pokemon World, The theme songs of Pokemon Season-1 and Advanced Battle. To each one’s own , but these songs are not as comical and childish as you may seem.
I wanna take the ultimate step
Find the courage to be bold
To risk it all and not forget
The lessons that I hold
I wanna go where no one’s been
Far beyond the crowd
To learn the way to take command
Use the power that’s in my hand
Read more: Pokémon – Pokemon World Lyrics | MetroLyrics
These lyrics from the Pokemon World song narrows my focus from any diversion in life. I always find the only thing I shall never give up on is being a writer and writing for which I derive inspiration from the lines ( To learn the way to take command, Use the power that’s in my hand).
These songs have helped me with all my insecurities, goals and ambitions. They have made me believe in myself and reinforced my belief in…
Whatever is new to you, makes you cooler!
Never give up on the people you love:
Well, I didn’t talk to her because she didn’t talk to me.
Well, did Ash give up on Charizard, the fire type lizard pokemon, though it never listened to him majority of the time it was with him, until it started to train in Charizific valley. Pokemon fans shall know what I am talking about. For others, here’s some context.
Charizard never considered Ash to be capable of controlling him. Hence, it never listened to Ash until way into the second season. Charizard cost Ash his dream by refusing to listen to him in an important battle which cost him the league championship.
This is the scene from the battle where Ash literally begs Charizard to listen for one time and Charizard relaxes on the battlefield, refusing to battle.
From a trainer’s perspective, Ash could have easily released Charizard, but that never happened. Ash never gave up on Charizard until finally Charizard realized Ash for who he is and thus becoming one of Ash’s strongest Pokemon!
When I am pissed off at people, people automatically become my Charizard, and I wait for them to turn up and support them until without any takeaways for myself.
Thanks Charizard! Couldn’t have done it without you!
Pokemon! A game of choices!
One sentence that reverbrates every Pokemon episode is ” I Choose You”!
One recurring event in Pokemon is making choices.
Trainers choose the appropriate Pokemon for battle which greatly factors the result. Trainers can choose to retain Pokemon with them or release them, if they feel they are weak.
In the series as well as the video game, choices define a trainer’s path. In the beginning of your journey in the video game, you have to choose your starter pokemon. Every Pokemon has its own weaknesses and there is no one strong Pokemon and one strong type. It is like rock, paper scissors, only here there are fire, grass, water where fire kick your grass, grass beats water, water reduces fire to moot.
Pokemon fans and the gamers know and haved rued the choice they make upfront, as the starter/first Pokemon greatly eases or toughens their journey. You got to live with the choice you make and strive to achieve balance by developing a team of Pokemon that balances your team’s weakness and strength while battling other trainers.
Personal takeaway :
The most significant of all!
Similarly, choices in life are devastatingly difficult to make. One has to believe in the choices they make and stick to it, never stop improving their strengths, even out their weakness and shortcomings by developing new skills, take risks and remain committed to their choices. This is the ultimate learning of all. By accepting life as a RPG( Role playing game) all you have to do is choose. It has made defeats and losses a less bitter medicine for me to take. For me, life depends on the choices I make, like the Pokemon I choose for battle.
Like Pokemon, every choice shall have a weakness, a flaw, something positive and surely a consequence.
It is as easy as to choose to desert a friend or family who failes to notice or care for you, as it is to choose to release a Pokemon into the wild.
It is the rival you choose for yourself that shall define your standards.
Your better half, significant other or love interest, is like your starter Pokemon, whom you shall choose. Whom shall have strengths. Whom you shall believe in. Whom you shall negate of all shortcomings. Who you shall complement with your strengths.
Like how Pokemon evolve after gruelling battles, they too are prone to change after tough times and failures. Changes don’t make anyone any different. Ultimately, they too need acceptance of some kind. Maybe they seek acceptance for their changed selves.
Your choice is all that matters. Read and tread upon your choices carefully.
And you ask me why I say “Pokemon! I choose you!”