What the fuck is wrong with NPCs in the Pokémon world?
It's a perfect world where you can say things irl you would normally only say on the chans
Probably referencing the fairy girl who says she's actually 30, but still, kind of weird.
Kek. I had read about Jerusalem syndrome but didn't knew about this one.
Humans in the pokemon world are closer to Pokemon in the evolutionary line (heh) than you think.
TPCi kicked out Nob Ogasawara after Platinum. He was also only allowed to touch the important shit with Ruby and Sapphire. He tried to avoid female Mr. Mime, Splash, Rage Candy Bar, etc. from becoming things but the people in charge at Nintendo of America didn't listen to him.
Does anyone have the one where the woman mentions how the salty sea air reminds her of the way her tears taste after a long day of work???
I feel it is implied that the protagonist is an an unreliable narrator.
There is an incident in HGSS that first made me think so. A Youngster (Japanese name たんぱんこぞう - Shorts Brat) says something like "Don't call me a shorts brat, it's rude, at least call me a shorts kid" Of course, you go into battle and he is still a shorts brat, but the kid himself doesn't want to be seen that way. The protagonist might be stereotyping him as a shorts brat, and since we view the game world through his eyes he also appears as a brat to us, even though he himself may reject the stereotype.
So I think when you are looking at a Beauty character you aren't looking at the real person, the trainer class is just a symbol. This makes sense as online the player can even appear as Rich Kids and the like to other people. It's like a visage. Has anyone ever played Umineko no Naku Koro ni? In that story the narration is unreliable and two of the characters turn out to be the same person.