30+ Funny And Motivational 'Pokémon' Quotes To Help You Catch 'Em All

by Laura Grainger
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Pokémon has played a huge part in the childhood of several generations. Initially released in 1996 as a game for Nintendo’s Game Boy, it later evolved (ba-dum-tss!) into a mixed-media franchise through games for other consoles, several animated TV series, films, comics, and even a theme park. It currently stands as the highest-grossing mixed-media franchise of all time, having earned $90 billion in revenue.

The franchise centers on creatures called ‘Pokémon’ that humans catch and train to battle each other with. Every late 90s/early 00s kid wanted to be a Pokémon trainer like Ash or Misty of creatures as cute-but-powerful as Pikachu or Bulbasaur. Playing the video games and watching the show sure helped us feel like we were.

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The show also taught us major life lessons about empathy, how we treat others, self-belief, and friendship. We’ve compiled a list of some Pokémon quotes that are a mix of funny and motivational. Read on for some anime wisdom and humor.

  1. “There’s no sense in going out of your way to get somebody to like you.” — Ash
  2. “We do have a lot in common. The same earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what’s the same, instead of looking at what’s different, well, who knows?” — Meowth
  3. “Make your wonderful dream a reality, and it will become your truth.” — N
  4. “A wildfire destroys everything in its path. It will be the same with your powers unless you learn to control them.” — Giovanni
  5. “When you have lemons, you make lemonade; and when you have rice, you make rice balls.” — Brock
  6. “Living is using time given to you. You cannot recall lost time.” — NPC
  7. “That’s okay, Brock, you’ll find lots of other girls to reject you!” — Ash
  8. “Even if you lose in battle, if you surpass what you’ve done before, you have bested yourself.” — Marshall
  9. “I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.” — Mewtwo
  10. “Getting wrapped up in worries is bad for your body and spirit. That’s when you must short out your logic circuits and reboot your heart.” — Elesa RELATED: Oh, The Places You’ll Go With These 50+ Classic Dr. Seuss Quotes
  11. “I will show you that my love for my friends permeates every cell in my body.” — N
  12. “It’s more important to master the cards you’re holding than to complain about the ones your opponent was dealt.” — Grimsley
  13. “Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with all their favorites.” — Karen
  14. “The more wonderful the meeting, the sadder the parting.” — Looker
  15. “Even If we don’t understand each other, that’s not a reason to reject each other. There are two sides to any argument. Is there one point of view that has all the answers? Give it some thought.” — Alder
  16. “Me, give up? No way!” — Ash

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  1. “So, this is my power… but what is my purpose?” — Mewtwo
  2. “You see, sometimes friends have to go away, but a part of them stays behind with you.” — Ash
  3. “A Caterpie may change into a Butterfree, but the heart that beats inside remains the same.” — Brock
  4. “The important thing is not how long you live. It’s what you accomplish with your life.” — Grovyle
  5. Meowth: “Don’t worry that pretty blue head of yours, I’ve got a plan.”

James: “It’s lavender.”

  1. “Do you always need a reason to help somebody?” — Ash
  2. “I’ll use my trusty frying pan… as a drying pan!” — Brock
  3. “To them, this is just one more challenge. They follow their hearts. That is what sets them apart, and will make them Pokémon Masters.” — Miranda
  4. “I’m totally unprepared to deal with life’s realities.” — Meowth
  5. “There are bad ways to win and good ways to lose. What’s interesting and troubling is that it’s not always clear which is which. A flipped coin doesn’t always land on heads or tails. Sometimes it may never land at all.” — Grimsley
  6. “Don’t you know that love is the most important thing in the whole world?” — Misty
  7. “If there is someone in this world who understands you, it feels like that person is right beside you. Even if you’re as far apart as the end of the land and top of the sky.” — Giallo
  8. “Everybody makes a wrong turn once in a while.” — Ash
  9. “Physical wounds can be treated without much difficulty, but emotional wounds are not so easy to heal.” — N
  10. “Take charge of your destiny.” — Rayquaza
  11. “Man has plenty to learn from nature and from Pokémon.” — Mr. Briney

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