Pokemon: The story of Slavery


When we were little, Pokémon was literally the most popular cartoon. So many companies had increased sales just because they were giving away free Pokémon goodies with their products.

So, as we grew up, the hype became less but it didn’t die. It survived in the form of reimagined series, video games and cosplays. Surprisingly this year, it came back as an immensely popular game- Pokémon Go which drove the world off it’s senses. So many people actually met with accidents because of walking around looking for Pokémons, which was a proof of the amount of love our generation has for the show.


But now that we’re older, maybe we could try and contemplate the entire concept again.

Pokémons are actually speechless creatures (except for  Meowth of course) who have powers which are not possessed by human beings. These creatures have been made to believe that humans are above them and can make them their slaves.

A human can challenge a free Pokémon into a battle with their already slave Pokémon, and if they loose they’ll have to give up their freedom and have to accept that human as their master and be trained by them to fight battles for him in the future. In these battles, the Pokémon’s fight to the point to which one of them looses consciousness.

Once they loose, they have to live in tiny ball-shaped prisons and can be summoned by their masters as and when he pleases. The more Pokémons a single Pokémon defeats, the more will he evolve.

These Pokémon’s can also be betted on over battles and traded by their masters. If their master looses such a bet and the Pokémon looses the battle, they are made to switch their master irrespective of their choice. They are slaves at the end of the day.

So, if Pokémon was real they would genuinely hate Ash, Misty, Brock and the other Pokémon masters.

There also is a possibility of a Pokémon apocalypse, where the Pokémons realize their strength and join


hands against the torture forced upon them by human beings.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

P.S. Sorry for ruining your childhood.

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Sanya Thakur (UILS, PU Campus)


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