Talk:Differences between the games and anime

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Eggs have differing appearances in the games too: check out the Gen II instruction books. They just never were implemented in the games because that's a lot of freaking sprite data. TTEchidna 21:39, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

It seems to be Status conditions don't really apply to the Anime, nor do levels. SD13 Simpsondude13>SD13 Talk 19:01, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Now I saw an episode with Pokémon being confused, and paralized. SD13 Simpsondude13>SD13 Talk 13:18, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Is it needed?

The differences between games and anime are countless. Those are two different worlds (or one world, but TERRIBLY conveyed by the anime). The Special-to-games differences article would be way more interesting. Because there's not THAT many differences, yet there still are some and they're way more exciting that in the anime (like Elite Four being evil, while it's a pretty controversial change, this is just too "genius" for the anime). --Maxim 07:05, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Well then make Differences between games and manga. Truthfully, I dislike the manga... --ケンジガール 07:22, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
Is it still needed? I'm interested in contributing by categorizing the differences either by grade (eg.: from minor ones to the ones that would even lead to controversy) or some other attibute. --Solovino 18:04, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
We need a better picture... --Alpha TotodileListen closely... 12:23, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Picture of the eggs

I think that should be a different picture. It is Sugimori art (aka: Game art), not anime art. --ケンジガール 07:50, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

For future reference, they should all be in a:Category:Egg. Screenshot located and inserted. (Now if you could get back to me on the Project Anime talk page....:D Cheers) —darklordtrom 20:06, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Charizard was traded

In charmander's debut, he was technically acquired from another trainer. This could suggest that he was traded, allowing him to be ornery as a charmeleon and a charizard. SamOak 21:24, 6 February 2011 (UTC)


Like the person said above me, Charizard was previously owned by another person, so the "disobeying" didn't exactly differ from the games. The way the game handles NPCs giving the player Pokémon (such as an NPC giving the player a Charmander) is slightly flawed since it records the Original Trainer as the player, even though the player wasn't the "original trainer". But say it was a Mew received from a Nintendo event... even though it wouldn't have been "traded" it might still disobey me... so this isn't really a difference between the game and anime so much as it is a mistake with the game's programming. However, the fact that Charizard continues to disobey Ash even after Ash receives the proper badges is a difference.

Anyway, I'd like to point out an inconsistency on Bulbapedia (not really sure how this can be corrected since the problem is on numerous pages. Correcting each individual page would be a lot of work, not to mention people will probably just change them back). Articles on here seem to list certain facts as "errors" when the games and anime don't correspond. The truth is that these aren't errors... just differences between the two. Just a few examples of what I mean are:

- M01 - It says that Pikachu's electric attack working on Golem is an error. This is covered in this article as a difference, and so it's not really an "error".

- EP046 - Pikachu's electric attack had no impact on Kabutops. This is similar to my previous example, but not covered in this article. Maybe it should be added? (That Rock-type seems to have resistance / immunity to electric attacks... in the first season at least)

- EP022 - "Only Ghost-types can fight the Psychic-type". I don't think that's an error... there has never been any indication that Bug-type attacks are super-effective against the Psychic-type in the anime. This could just be another difference in type effectiveness (like my previous 2 examples) Dannyjenn 03:36, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

TM non existence

Is it worthy of mention that while Technical Machines appear non existent in the anime at least one appeared in "The Electric Tale of Pikachu", a Manga based off of the anime? --Benayla (talk) 23:58, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Pokedex numbers

In the anime Pokemon don't seem to be numbered like in the game iterations. This is most likely attributed to the fact that numbering fauna and flora makes no sense in the real world, and they wanted to be immersive with the fantasy.- unsigned comment from Notraikou (talkcontribs)

Games=/=anime. Not everything in the anime has to correspond to the games.--ForceFire 04:40, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

I dont understand the purpose of your response, this page's purpose is to examine the differences between the games and anime. Notraikou (talk) 04:55, 8 August 2016 (UTC)notraikou

Rival Characters

Can we mention that rival characters appear more in the games as well as not all game rivals appear in the anime is that worth mentioning? - unsigned comment from Feelitstill23 (talkcontribs)

No. That's not really too important. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 02:13, 20 July 2019 (UTC)


The physical and special concept was mentioned once in the anime. Duplica mentioned the concept in Imitation Confrontation. Pikachu210 (talk) 19:10, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Starter Pokémon

Is it worth mentioning that in the games Starter Pokémon can be only be obtained being the beginning and only one can be used unless they are traded or given as a reward/gift but in the anime characters can spot them in different places and have any amount of them or none at all. Also my username is based on the song Feel It Still By Portugal the Man. --Feelitstill23 (talk) 21:59, 10 October 2020 (UTC)Feelitstill23