Advice Oak: Pokémon Economy

Of course the price of drinks and healthcare are pretty out of whack as well!

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Posted by Shawn Handyside on March 28, 2012 · 1:36 PM 
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54 Responses to “Advice Oak: Pokémon Economy”

  1. EliminatorZigma on March 28th, 2012 12:39 pm

    The Pokemon universe has the best economic system: have all the really awesome and fun stuff be dirt cheap, and then have the necessities cost an arm and a leg. Only the successful people get the necessities to live, the slackers die off.

    Oh, wait, sorry, humor site. GABEN IS FAT.

  2. invadingduck on March 28th, 2012 1:41 pm

    Enslaving animals to do dirty-work and to combat each other in brutal gladiatorial games: PRICELESS.

  3. Valvatorez on March 28th, 2012 1:47 pm

    Pay $999,999 on a bike

    Can't use indoors

  4. sonicsmash2 on March 28th, 2012 1:50 pm

    And to think, they had a coupon/ticket for the bike…….

  5. Skrist on March 28th, 2012 1:51 pm

    I feel sorry for the guy that invented the Masterball and wanted to sell it as a product. It probably would only be worth around like 999Poke.

  6. SirNumel on March 28th, 2012 1:51 pm

    I mean, it makes a certain amount of sense. If you can store a monster capable of running the distance between L.A. and Moscow in 24 hours (I'm lookin' at you, Arcanine) in a sphere that fits on your belt, what the fuck do you need a bike for except to show off. Prick.

  7. TheFancyPants on March 28th, 2012 2:00 pm

    I think the bikes high price happens to make perfect sense!
    They get so few customers that they have to drive up the price to make ends meet during the slow periods. Basic economics!

  8. ibbolia on March 28th, 2012 2:12 pm

    Well of course pokeballs are cheap, they're fragile. They break after being thrown if they don't capture anything, and they can only be used on one pokemon. Even further, their sale is never mentioned to be just availible to everyone. Whenever we see a person with a "pet" pokemon, it's never in a pokeball. It's a method of transport when you need to carry one around safely through a hazardous environment only available to licensed trainers.

  9. MasqueNoMercy on March 28th, 2012 2:34 pm

    have coupon for $999,999? give it to some kid
    have the most effective pokeball ever invented by your company? give it to some kid
    have an ultra rare creature? give it to some kid

    man to be a kid in the pokemon world…

  10. Chimental on March 28th, 2012 2:50 pm

    Cyclists are the reason health care is free.

  11. VyseRogueKing on March 28th, 2012 2:50 pm

    Well it is supply and demand. Hell if you're the only guy that sells bikes on the entire freaking continent then I'm pretty sure you can take some serious leeway with your prices.

  12. King Starscream on March 28th, 2012 3:01 pm

    Pokéballs cost 200 P.

  13. Fanoffi on March 28th, 2012 3:03 pm

    Use the entire world supply of metal on balls.

    None left for military equipment against criminal organizations planning to take over the world.

  14. HughbertEsq on March 28th, 2012 3:10 pm

    Wellllllll what do you expect of the Japanese economy?
    Quantitative easing?
    Oh Shucks, like that'll ever work, Ha-Ha!

  15. derpy on March 28th, 2012 3:13 pm

    in what universe do pokeballs only cost 6 pokedollars? they cost 200. They've always cost 200. There IS no ball that only costs 6 pokedollars.

    not that the joke isnt still funny, but really, you cant even be bothered to turn on a game and check the price before you make the picture? You just guess a random number for the price?

  16. C__F on March 28th, 2012 3:29 pm

    $10,000.00 for a bike? If you're clever, you can find… workarounds.

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  17. Alpar on March 28th, 2012 4:22 pm

    This series really has its economy backwards. I swear, SOMEONE better be paying those Pokemon centers… they keep healing your Pokemon for free five times in a row everyday.

    *Stops pressing A repeatedly waiting for text to go by*

  18. 7Soul on March 28th, 2012 4:25 pm

    You have just defeated my team of 6 magikarps

    Here's one thousand dollars

  19. ChaoticFox on March 28th, 2012 4:51 pm

    No wonder all them niggaz be stealin' bikes!

  20. RockDanX on March 28th, 2012 5:38 pm

    Isn't it 200 pokédollars a pokéball?

  21. Comire on March 28th, 2012 8:10 pm
  22. Comire on March 28th, 2012 8:14 pm

    Is awarded monetary earnings after rigorous battling.

    An indistinguishable amount disappears to mother without any sense of abnormality.

  23. xxxxxxtheundeadcat on March 28th, 2012 8:56 pm

    Pokeball: 6 yen
    Bike: 999,999 yen
    Bringing a fossil back to life: Priceless, literally

  24. _XD on March 28th, 2012 10:26 pm

    Well maybe bikes are expensive because the pokemon hate them as well.
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  25. EvilAspirin on March 29th, 2012 10:05 am

    With prices like that it's no wonder Misty was so annoyed at Ash…

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  26. Black7Ninja on April 2nd, 2012 3:36 pm

    Call me crazy but I thought Pokeballs were 200pokedollars?? Shame how due to the quality of other comments this will never get read by anyone =( Maybe if I shout FORUMS! that'll make a difference…

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