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Giovanni's illness?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Manga Discussion' started by Blackjack Gabbiani, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Blackjack Gabbiani

    Blackjack Gabbiani Clearly we're great!

    What happened with that? Was it ever brought up again? He was at the brink of death, so how did he get better? I can't remember.
  2. arawn

    arawn Well-Known Member

    Celebii helped him recover in HGSS.
  3. lolipiece

    lolipiece Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Celebi brought him medicine to cure it.

    It's a reference to the legend of the Pokeathlon, where a strange illness struck Johto and one person and their three Pokemon overcame several obstacles to find the cure.
  4. Blackjack Gabbiani

    Blackjack Gabbiani Clearly we're great!

    Did we ever find out what he HAD?
  5. Gamzee Makara

    Gamzee Makara The Bard of Rage

    No. Probably something fictional, given that random magic herbs and not human medicine fixed it.
  6. lolipiece

    lolipiece Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    He had a deadly case of Notarealdiseaseitis.

    A common affliction in fiction. You can easily come up with symptoms and thus come up with a cure just as easily.

    In the end, it doesn't really matter. It was basically a plot device to fuel his motivations in FRLG and has since been cured.
  7. Steven of Venus

    Steven of Venus From Another Planet

    Giovanni has the strongest desires and ambition for leadership, will dominate and reign, terrorize and subject the weak to the cruelty of his malice and judgement's fist. Escaping from the game corner, and rolling into all of those acentric directions from the power arrows, even mildly implemented in his gym in Viridian City is enough to get you dizzy and sick, beaming everywhere on those escalators of the future.

    Team Rocket ever makes any progress with Jessie and James, so a little Togepi being all Giovanni ever got won't make his misery recover.
  8. Platinum fan.

    Platinum fan. Enlightenment

    Wow, it's been awhile since I read any chapter with Giovanni in it. I forgot he had a illness. It was cured in HGSS? No wonder I didn't remember it. Still I'll be looking forward to see what he does if he comes back in the next chapters.

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