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Why didn't Misty and Iris get a Pokedex?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by Blessed, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. Blessed

    Blessed Well-Known Member

    May and Dawn had one, so why not the other two girls?
     
  2. Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama

    Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama Fancy footwork

    I believe it's because Misty and Iris have been Trainers ever since they were younger, so they weren't beginners like most Trainers are when the get their Pokedex. Misty lived at the Cerulean Gym and Iris battled with and against Drilbur. But, they could have gotten a Pokedex from a Nurse Joy though. I don't know why not. :/
     
  3. Charizard-Fan

    Charizard-Fan Star Wars fan

    They weren't beginners like May and Dawn when we first saw them. That's why they didn't get a Pokedex from any professor.
     
  4. Haunter ゴースト

    Haunter ゴースト Well-Known Member

    It's pretty obvious.

    May and Dawn started off their journey as Pokemon trainers (just like Ash, Gary even Cameron has one since he's a trainer). Misty was a Gym Leader and nothing ever stated a Gym Leader should have one (Brock and Cilan could be argued if you did believe so) and Iris was simply a trainer given a Pokemon by somebody she knows. Nobody of high priority like a Professor.
     
  5. An00bis

    An00bis Wicked Witch

    ...

    If you get your First Pokemon from a Professor or Authorized Nurse Joy you get a Pokedex.

    If you get your First Pokemon from any other source you do not get a Pokedex.
     
  6. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    Brock and Cilan don't have Pokedex's either, so why is this such a surprise?

    I guess Gym leaders just aren't given them.
     
  7. 1- Who cares...
    2- What An00bis said~
     
  8. Lucille

    Lucille Well-Known Member

    Misty and Iris were side characters while May and Dawn were more main characters who had big dreams alongside Ash. Plus they were given a Starter Pokemon from a Regional Professor
     
  9. LizardonX

    LizardonX Banned

    Because they dont start out as n00b trainers. Which I would think is a good thing.
     
  10. Ditto B1tch

    Ditto B1tch Well-Known Member

    They don't care about it.
     
  11. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    I'm not even sure why this matters? Does it really matter who has a Pokedex in the show?
     
  12. takecare

    takecare Active Member

    because they got their pokemon from someone else than a professor! but i m sure they would be given one if they asked for one....
     
  13. ShinyCharyZard

    ShinyCharyZard Honesty=Infractions

    Dawn and May were given their starters by a Professor, meaning they get their Pokedex as standard. Misty and Iris didn't get them because they started training and obtained their Pokemon elsewhere.

    It matters about as much as the threads you usually make..
     
  14. Blessed

    Blessed Well-Known Member

    I found it interesting how Misty used Ash's Pokedex twice. (To look up Poliwag & Mantine.) She might have known the basics, but there were other Pokemon she did not know of. I think the same applies to Iris.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012
  15. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    Funny how they never told us what Misty's first Pokemon was. It was probably Staryu, but the writers didn't even care enough to state it. We were at least told Brock's first pokemon was Onix in an early AG ep.
     
  16. Wait, why does Georgia have a pokedex then? She probably stole it.
     
  17. ShinyCharyZard

    ShinyCharyZard Honesty=Infractions

    She probably got her first Pokemon from a Professor? We only know three of the Pokemon she has, so we can't exactly say she doesn't have a starter..
     
  18. xEryChan

    xEryChan Ace Trainer Staff Member Moderator

    May and Dawn started off their journey so that's why they got them. Misty and Iris were already trainers before they met up with Ash so that's why I think they didn't get a pokedex.
     
  19. ShinyCharyZard

    ShinyCharyZard Honesty=Infractions

    Really? I always thought we got told about that and it was Staryu/Starmie. My memory is very foggy regarding the subject though, so I'm probably wrong..
     
  20. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    I've rewatched the series extensively, we were never told what Misty's first Pokemon is. That's why we don't know if that Starmie was her first and then evolved or she caught it as a Starmie either.

    We know Brock's was Onix, as an early AG episode shows a flashback with Brock/Flint and Brock saying it was his first.
     
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