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When team rocket steals a pokemon, why can't the trainer just call them back into the pokeball?

2 votes

It happens in the anime all the time, but nobody seems to do it.

asked Jul 28, 2011 by RedPikachu
edited Jul 28, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

3 Answers

7 votes

The trainers can call back pokemon, but only from a cerain distance. They can't do it if they are too far away from their pokemon. They would also need to aim pretty well to get them-a difficult task since the steal usually happens pretty fast. They can miss (see Ash's Krabby in his Kanto League battle. The main reason they don't do it though is for dramatic effect; what would be the point the whole stealing thing if they could get their pokemon back that easily?

answered Jul 28, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

Because they are usually out of range or the people who make the show don't want them to.

answered Jul 28, 2011 by Speed freak
0 votes

they some times has something deflecting it or pikachu dosent have a pokeball

answered Jul 28, 2011 by james mills
Pikachu has a pokeball but it is only seen in a few episodes, about 10-15.
Pikachu did not like the being stuck in a pokeball and refuses to get into it like most sensible people would :P