Pokémon

TV Show • 1997 • Adventure  

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Join Ash Ketchum, accompanied by his partner Pikachu, as he travels through many regions, meets new friends and faces new challenges on his quest to become a Pokémon Master.
This tv show contains 10 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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LouisHolmes
In Sun and Moon, an elderly Stoutland (a dog-like Pokemon) passes away from old age.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Dracos002
Several Pokémon die over the course of the series.
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DeenGray
In the banned episode “Beauty and the Beach,” Misty, an underage character, enters a bikini contest. Ash and Brock make inappropriate comments about her body, as does a much older man.
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TodoketeKasane
Several Pokemon are abandoned by their trainers for one reason or another. 2 examples in particular stand out. A Bulbasaur was sent floating down a river by his trainer for not evolving, and a Gengar was abandoned by a trainer who believed him to be bad luck. One episode set up that Ash would've needed to abandon Pikachu due to him believing that he would've been happier in the wild with the other Pikachu, though that's resolved with a happy ending.
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Does a horse die?
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Is there bestiality?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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LemonyFresh
Team Rocket frequently stalk Ash and his friends mainly so they can capture Pikachu
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kayokojiro
Depending on how you look at it yes, but it was all played off as comic relief, as the character in question was an antagonist but (spoilers for Holy Matrimony, tw for mentions of n*glect and r*pe) the character was n*gl*cted by his parents, and was forced to marry an ab*sive fiancée against his will, and non consensual BDSM is implied to have happened at least twice to this character as well, multiple times off-screen, and one scene from an episode of The Indigo Leauge can be interpreted as such.
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Is a child abused?
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Dracos002
There are several kids throughout the franchise that get abused by their parents or other adults.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Pantalones
There are a few episodes where a Pokemon completely and permanently dies. One of them is a dog Pokemon.
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Are animals abused?
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LemonyFresh
Some trainers abuse their Pokémon, though it’s never graphic
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bananacoolboy
Most Pokémon get into fights, some of them (such as Growlithe/Arcanine) do look like dogs
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Are there spiders?
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Pantalones
Several Pokemon, like Ariados, are spiders or spider-like.
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Are there snakes?
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Pantalones
There are snake Pokemon like Ekans and Arbok.
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Are there bugs?
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Pantalones
Many, many bug Pokemon. The first Pokemon Ash ever catches is a bug-type. There is also a bug-type gym leader and bug-catching contest episodes.
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Assault
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kayokojiro
Non-consensual BDSM is implied in an episode of the Indigo League, but was played off as comic relief. Said character looked extremely disturbed for the majority of the episode.
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Bodily Harm
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Dracos002
Some Pokemon use cutting moves, but it's never graphic.
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Is there cannibalism?
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TodoketeKasane
Nobody is actually burned alive, but there are several fire type attacks that do heavy damage to pokemon. One example used for partly comedic purposes is a Paras that is visibly (cartoonishly) charred after a Charmeleon burns it.
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Is there a hanging?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Family
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LemonyFresh
Pokémon are frequently kidnapped and sometimes trainers get kidnapped too
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Does a parent die?
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LouisHolmes
Mallow’s mother died from an illness when she was young, and Mallow lashed out angrily at her before her death for always apologising for being sick.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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SiRenfield
Ghosts Pokémon are very much a thing
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Are there clowns?
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LemonyFresh
Giovanni is shown taking a bath in a couple episodes and in another episode Team Rocket is shown relaxing in a hot spring together
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
Is there a mental institution scene?
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TodoketeKasane
Pokemon Centers are comparable to hospitals
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Noxious
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SiRenfield
S1
 E38
There’s a reason this episode was banned. Avoid like the plague in that case
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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LemonyFresh
Pregnant women don’t appear very often and none of them die
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Prejudice
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Dracos002
There are two girls that Ash initially thinks are boys, but this moreso a mistake then intentional misgendering.
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Does the black guy die first?
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TodoketeKasane
I don't think they meant it to be truly derogatory, but there's this exchange between Jessie and Meowth regarding one of James' outfits.

"Where did he get that outfit?"
"I think it came outta his closet!"
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LemonyFresh
One of the episodes in the Hoenn series depicted dozens of Team Rocket members doing a salute heavily resembling the Nazi salute, though this is heavily altered in the English version so they are no longer doing the pose in that scene
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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LemonyFresh
In the original Japanese version there is a little bit of mild sexual content in the early seasons but it never gets more graphic onscreen than inflatable boobs at a bikini contest
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Violence
Is there blood/gore?
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LemonyFresh
Episode 35 of the Japanese version of the first season involved enough gun use to prevent it from getting dubbed
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