What Is A Pokegirl?


And Other Questions You Need Answered!



So, you've stumbled onto this website. You might be wondering what the hell any of this stuff means. What's a 'Pokegirl'? What's a 'Tamer'? Who's resposible for scaring everyone off of that old abandoned airfield? I'll answer these questions and many more further along. These questions might be from the newcomer just seeing this site or people who need clarification and are too lazy to read the Primer.

Question 1. What The Hell Is This?
Question 2. What Is A Pokegirl?
Question 3. What The Hell Does "Anthropromorphized" Mean?
Question 4. Buh?
Question 5. So, How'd This Happen?
Question 6. And What's A Tamer?
Question 7. So Are All Pokegirls Dumb?
Question 8. So, Humans Basically Have Sex With Pokegirls? That's It?
Question 9. Isn't This Sexist?
Question 10. What Are Bloodgifts?
Question 11. Threshold? What The-
Question 12. Wait, Does That Means What I Think It Does?
Question 13. Then Why Are There Prepubescent Pokegirls Listed In The Pokedex?
Question 14. I Don't Like Pokemon, Do I Have To Read About Them?
Question 15. Hey, Are There Any Pokeboys?
Question 16. Say, If There Are Bloodgifts, Is There Something That's The Opposite?
Question 17. What's This "Bonding" Stuff?
Question 18. So, Can I Draw And/Or Write In This Universe?
Question 19. Why?
Question 20. I've Heard Other People Have Been Slandered For Writing. What'll Happen To Me?
Question 21. No One's E-mailing A Response. Did No One Read It?
Question 22. What's The Technology Like?
Question 23. What Kind Of Magic Do You Use?
Question 24. What About Food?
Question 25. Any Other Oddities I Should Know About?
Question 26. Hey, What Are The 'Legendary' Pokegirls? And What Are Neo-Legendaries?
Question 27. You Mean, I Can't Have Fifty Evangelions?
Question 28. Any Final Advice?
Question 29. Why Aren't These Questions Organized Better?
Question 30. I Need More Information To Make A Choice.



Question 1. What The Hell Is This?
Answer. This entire page is devoted to the concept of the Pokegirl and Pokewoman series created by Metroanime. It was based on a Addventure created by the Breast Expansion Archive (BE Archive for short (and it's _NOT_ the BEAR Archive)). The original concept was basically making anthropromorphized women based on the Pokemon fad and writing about the wacky (and sometimes sexual) antics they and humans around them indulged in. The BE Archive and some websites refer to this genre as Pokewoman or Pokewomon (the "mon" is borrowed from Pokemon).
Special Note: Please don't pester poor Metroanime anymore about pokegirls. He left this world to us, and may have quit writing entirely, in roughly 2003, so anything he could tell you would be ages out of date, if he even responds to you. If you're looking for his works, I'll host them eventually, but you can currently find them at the Grey Archive, in the Anime & Manga archives (at the bottom, you'll need to click the link for older archives).

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Question 2. What Is A Pokegirl?
Answer. Pokegirls started as Anthropromorphized Pokemon, but later grew to encompass various anime and video games. Currently, there are over 600 pokegirls and pokewomen, which to my knowledge, far outstrips Pokemon (at least until Sapphire and Ruby). Pokegirls can be either Feralborn or Domesticate. If the pokegirl is Feralborn, then she's more wild, primal and powerful, like a panther, but not as intelligent as her Domesticate counterpart (like a female version of Tarzan, if you will). If she's Domesticate, she's more human, intelligent, but weaker than her Feralborn counterpart. If a domesticate pokegirl isn't "tamed" in a long time, she has a chance to become "feral", much like how some animals (if left alone) will become like their wild counterparts. Even if she does become "feral", there is a very strong chance for her to return to her Domesticate state.

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Question 3. What The Hell Does "Anthropromorphized" Mean?
Answer. To Anthropromorphize (or in other words, to create an Anthropromorph), one has to take a non-human creature or object and give it human traits. The most famous anthropromorphs are Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse. HOWEVER, Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse are referred to as Animal Anthropromorphs. That means, they're largely animals with some human traits. WE work largely with Human Anthropromorphs, which are the other way around: largely humans with animal traits.

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Question 4. Buh?
Answer. You know how some people put on bunny ears, cat ears or devil horns for Halloween? Imagine if those accessories were actually part of those people. That should give you an idea of how this works. Otherwise, look up catgirls like Felicia from Darkstalkers, 'avian-girls' like Nina from Breath of Fire (before BOF Dragon Quarter), or 'espers' like Terra from Final Fantasy 3 US. If you want to take a glance at what they might look like, look here

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Question 5. So, How'd This Happen?
Answer. Well, you COULD go to the Pokegirl Primer here or if you're still a bit iffy about it, here is the short version:
In an alternate universe, a man named Jim Sukutto learned how to go to other dimensions. He finds a super-advanced world and brings the tech back to his world and patents it, becoming a hero. But he's a guy, after all, and creates a few genetically altered women to have sex with and keep one of his many mansions clean. A reporter named Linda McKenzie, wanting a story, breaks in and finds out Jim's secret. The world's reaction is harsh, and leads to the death of the first gene-altered girls, the defamation of Jim and his accomplishments, and eventually leads to Jim snapping, changing his name to Sukebe (the Japanese word for "Pervert") and creating an army of genetically altered women.
After what's known as the Sukebe War ravages the world, the genetically altered women, now called Pokegirls, have replaced many of the natural animals in the environment, making them irreplaceable. Not to mention that a small fragment of their powers have been showing up in humans as "bloodgifts". The surviving countries are called Leagues, which work to keep wild pokegirls from growing too high in numbers as well as keeping an eye on Tamers.
However, to keep another Sukebe War from occurring, a lot of technology was labeled forbidden and the official history taught in school is that Sukebe was a wizard, not a scientist. But, many powerful people are "in the know" about the truth about Sukebe, but only a very tiny group knows what happened to Sukebe at the end of the war.

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Question 6. And What's A Tamer?
Answer. Probably the most misunderstood position in our self-made world, and I mean "Misunderstood by people who are first glancing into this series."
A Tamer is a man or a woman who willingly takes up the job of taking in various pokegirls and satisfying their sexual urges. Of course, like Pokemon, all Tamers have different ideas on how to do things and some want to show off, so competitions and various forms of battles take place between Tamers. You can think of it as a Master-Slave relationship, but just like with our own world, these relationships can also be about equals. Their lesser job is to stop any out-of-control pokegirls and criminal organizations (though most aren't willing to do crime-busting).

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Question 7. So Are All Pokegirls Dumb?
Answer. No. Just like in our world, their intelligence varies from "Dangerously Stupid" to "Genius". The same goes for all of the humans. Intelligence is the one place where all humans and pokegirls are equal.

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Question 8. So, Humans Basically Have Sex With Pokegirls? That's It?
Answer. If it were so simple, this series likely wouldn't have lasted. The pokegirl world is largely unexplored and we are often still finding new things to improve the world and expand it's horizons. It started largely about sex, but we're making it more about a alternate world... that has less censorship.

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Question 9. Isn't This Sexist?
Answer. If you're thinking this while glaring angrily at your screen, you should probably stop reading about this world and leave. No amount of persuasion will stop you from thinking this.
On the other hand, if you were just wondering, then here's what I have to say about it:
No, it's not.
The Pokegirl world does have a number of pokegirls with sexual innuendo in their name and yes, sex does occur frequently. There are strange names and a tamer's pokegirls are referred to as their "harem".
But, in my opinion, this would only be sexist if men were the only tamers allowed and pokegirls only wanted men. But this is far from the case.
Men might be more likely to be Tamers, but women are not disuaded from it (save in some of the less tolerant Leagues that were created to be obligatory bad guys, but they generally hate everyone equally). The pokegirls are stronger and faster than most humans, have powers and abilities far above those of the average human, and in some cases, are smarter than those who claim to be their "owners". The humans aren't as "in control" as they might seem in first glance, and realistically, they likely could not stop the pokegirls if another war broke out.
In fact, every league stresses safety with the stronger pokegirls with the records/stories of tamers who have been crippled by a powerful pokegirl in the throes of passion.
And while pokegirls might desire sexual companionship, they don't need to be with a human, let alone with anyone else. With the plethora of strange powers that pokegirls possess, it's not entirely impossible for a pokegirl to literally screw herself.

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Question 10. What Are Bloodgifts?
Answer. As humans and pokegirls began producing offspring, it was found that small fragments of the mother's incredible powers began to pass on to the children who were largely human. These powers allow some of the children to tame some of the more dangerous pokegirls or they might grant some other benefit. Girls, however, don't generally show bloodgifts unless they're about to enter Threshold (but not always). Not all humans get bloodgifts. In fact, only about 1 in 4 get a bloodgift, and the strength of that gift can vary greatly.

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Question 11. Threshold? What The-
Answer. As humans and pokegirls began having kids, girls who were born human from pokegirl mothers (or from two human parents with pokegirl ancestry) sometimes enter a transmutative state that changes them permanently into pokegirls. While attempts have been made to undo Threshold and return these Threshold girls to their former human state, none have been successful. Chances of a girl entering threshold can sometimes be rated in percentages, but in many cases, these aren't entirely accurate. Some cases of girls who had high chances never threshold; while girls who had very low chances run into something that triggers threshold, and it's too random for anyone to figure out what the trigger might have been (and if it might apply to another girl). Most girls who do threshold are generally 14-19 years old. There are strong rumors floating about that pure-blooded human girls being near pokegirls can trigger threshold, but this is complete anti-pokegirl propaganda.

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Question 12. Wait, Does That Means What I Think It Does?
Answer. Probably not. We aren't a pedophilia community. Pokegirls cannot be 'tamed' until they reach their species' equivalent of 16. However, since each feralborn pokegirl species have a different lifespan (generally between 15-40 years), and some pokegirls species (like the Elf) can live beyond a human lifespan, the equivalent age must be determined by a pokedex or a pokecenter.

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Question 13. Then Why Are There Prepubescent Pokegirls Listed In The Pokedex?
Answer. Because a lot of pokegirls were heavily influenced by Pokemon and when the Pokemon series introduced the underage Pokemon, some members submitted the idea that Pokegirls might have a state that indicates that they are underage. As such, no one is allowed to 'tame' these pokegirls without being treated to a massive beatdown.

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Question 14. I Don't Like Pokemon, Do I Have To Read About Them?
Answer. Pokemon is simply the basis for the Pokegirls. No actual pokemon show up in the pokegirl world (unless anthropromorphized), there are plenty of pokegirls who are based on non-pokemon-based ideas (like the various evolutions of the kitten) and if you still can't stand the idea of anthropromorphized girls BASED on pokemon being in the same universe as the ones you might want.... well, we're not keeping you here.

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Question 15. Hey, Are There Any Pokeboys?
Answer. While the concept was explored by Metroanime in yet another universe (one where Linda McKenzie took Sukebe's genetic technology for herself), and some people suggested having a colony, no naturally born Pokeboys exist in the world we play in as of 300 AS. Any that do exist are either created specimens (much like the original pokegirls), or gene-altered humans (like Pantyhose Tarou in Wild Horses & Pokegirls).

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Question 16. Say, If There Are Bloodgifts, Is There Something That's The Opposite?
Answer. Yep. They're called "Bloodcurses" and though less common than bloodgifts, they are still frequent enough that most cities will have a couple of bloodcursed individuals. They also pop up in people who already have bloodgifts, though counter-active bloodcurses aren't possible (i.e. you can't be Super Strong and have a Weakness bloodcurse).

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Question 17. What's This "Bonding" Stuff?
Answer. As a pokegirl grows closer to someone else (be they male, female or even another pokegirl) emotionally, a psychic connection can form. This is known as "Bonding". The basic bond is known as an Alpha Bond, which is enough that the two both understand that they're connected, and that they're close enough to trust their bond partner. The deeper the bond, the more the two can share, and some hidden bloodgifts might allow the two to do things that neither can normally do, such as sharing thoughts or feeling the other's pleasure and/or pain. In some cases, multiple bonds can be formed with the same individual.
Bonding occurs more frequently in people who have a lot of empathy, but not all tamers will bond. In fact, realistically, bonding will only occur once the two have established a relationship that runs at least half a year. Some tamers fear bonding and oftentimes, these are the evil and/or cruel tamers we have, though some are just afraid of opening up to another person.
More powerful and longer term bonds can be formed, but generally speaking a "Bonded" pokegirl can't be traded and most criminal organizations won't bother capturing them because it's oftentimes too much of a hassle to break a bond.
The deepest and rarest form of bonding is called "Recognition", which akin to finding a soulmate. A tamer's career is considered over if they happen to find their "recognition partner", though romantics often seek this partner.

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Question 18. So, Can I Draw And/Or Write In This Universe?
Answer. Certainly, but if you're going to write in the universe, you should probably read the primer and visit the Yahoo Groups forum (or at least ask for more information) before doing so. As for drawings, almost all are welcome (save for anything sexual involving the pre-pubescent pokegirls).

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Question 19. Why?
Answer. Because you really oughta get an idea of the world you're going to write about.

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Question 20. I've Heard Other People Have Been Slandered For Writing. What'll Happen To Me?
Answer. Probably the biggest worry of starting authors is how their works will be received. Generally speaking, the tamer out on his first trip has been attempted a number of times by beginning authors, with varied results. However, many of the people who get slandered generally do dumb things, like make an entire sportsteam out of the one-of-a-kind-unduplicatable Legendaries or try to write a new history over the existing one. Or in one case, both.
We allow Alternate Universes (AU for short), which you can liken to the one shot stories DC comics and Marvel toss out about characters where things are slightly different (like the Batman/Spiderman team up a while back where both Batman and Spiderman lived in the same universe), but please, make it clear that it _is_ AU. If you're trying to write in the primeline and you're trying to ignore or rewrite foundational history (like make a mastermind behind Sukebe), make it an AU story. You'll get fewer negative responses that way.

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Question 21. No One's E-mailing A Response. Did No One Read It?
Answer. I know this will embarrass some members, but it needs to be discussed. If you're posting to the Yahoo Groups, there's a little clickable indicator saying if you want to announce the addition of the story to the groups. After it's been announced, some people might respond by e-mailing you directly, others might post a response on the Group. A lot of Group members are lurkers (i.e. come to look, but never say anything), and others who might respond don't always visit the group regularly. Some might save it for a weekend or, like me, only visit at night, so it might be hours or even days. If you don't get a response in about a week, try asking for a review.
Above all, DON'T PANIC!

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Question 22. What's The Technology Like?
Answer. Technology fell in a number of places and grew in others. While hovervehicles and water-powered engines are possible, airplanes no longer exist. The only acceptable form of air travel is the blimp, though we've recently considered adding in airships, ala Megaman Legends (think like a flying house boat that's about as fast as a car). This is to keep the messy prospect of a flying pokegirl winding up in a turbine an impossibility. Oh, and blimps don't use explosive hydrogen, like the Hindenburg did. They use helium, which, if the blimp is popped, will simply make everyone's voice sound funny. The airship's power source is under debate
Guns have fallen out of common use. This isn't to say that they're illegal, but they just aren't as popular as before, though we have introduced Elemental Guns, which fire out specialized shells which mimic elemental attacks found in the Attack List.
Other things that have been included into the new technology tree is equipment that has the ability to miniaturize items, like the Tamer's Pokepack, Dragon Ball's Capsule Technology (for citizens). You can find out more by looking into my list of Tamer's Items.

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Question 23. What Kind Of Magic Do You Use?
Answer. The Magic System is actually pretty loose.
There are magic techniques, which are basically no different from the other pokegirl attacks, except they're of the 'magic' element, and recharge from sleeping. (think Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, Breath of Fire, etc.)
The Forgotten Realms system, arguably one of the most versatile ones I've seen, is used for most of my stories featuring the higher magics (with tweaks, as we don't want to be destroying expensive gemstones or finding hippogriff eyes to cast spells).
But if you want to use a magic system, go right ahead. If it's an official magic system (like from GURPs), mention where it's from.

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Question 24. What About Food?
Answer. This has been debated a large number of times.
With a large number of animals in the wild being replaced by pokegirls, this left things like meat in question. However, there are answers.
Fish, crab and other seafoods are the few types of meat that have gone largely unaffected. Rats have also survived as they are a favorite 'food' for Psidykes.
The Chickenlittles produce eggs. Oh, and KhangAssCunts can make some weird meat thing.
My answer for the rest of the meat groups is that some leagues managed to save various domesticated animals, like cows, sheeps, pigs, etc., but these are now protected animals. Poaching one of these animals is the equivalent of committing murder. These animals are still cut up for meat (after producing a number of offspring, that is), but this is done by the government and the meat is generally sold at exorbitant prices. Thus, like caviar of today, only the rich can afford to eat it regularly.
However, meat-like products have become very convincing, and thus, only 'meat experts' would know the difference between fake meat and the real deal.
For the most part, eating pokegirls is something for the feral pokegirls. A VAST majority of leagues heavily frown upon the idea of humans literally eating pokegirls.
All other foods sources were able to recover and are still in production, though there are quick-growing berries that pokegirls (and bloodgifted/bloodcursed people) can eat with no problem. Humans who eat these berries often suffer through various side effects, ranging from painful flatulence to their skin or fingernails changing colors temporarily.
Otherwise, the ecology is largely unchanged from now.

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Question 25. Any Other Oddities I Should Know About?
Answer. Though men or women are allowed to be tamers, relationships between gay men or two human women are frowned upon. This is not our view on OUR world's homosexuals! This is the resulting model of what the societies of the Pokegirl world would approve of. Women who are tamers are at least performing a useful function in keeping pokegirls in line, but two human women in an monogamous (or, in simpler terms, a single partner) relationship is not "helpful to society". The same goes for two gay men. This also DOES NOT mean that homosexual relationships amongst humans don't occur. They can easily disguise their relationship by being tamers as it is not uncommon for tamers to "travel" together. All they'd need to do is find a pokegirl (or two) who were lesbians to 'own'.
I'm not sure what the view on bisexuals is. I don't think we've discussed that. Some leagues might allow bisexual relationships, as long as the relationships included a pokegirl. After all, this would at least do something "useful" for society.
In a strange twist of hypocrisy, pokegirls can be lesbians, bisexuals or heterosexuals without any societal reprocussion. Of course, strictly heterosexual pokegirls are few and far between because tamers would rather have pokegirls who could tame each other.
Oh, and if you're familiar with pokemon (especially the pokemon games), no, pokegirls don't have a "four moves" limit.

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Question 26. Hey, What Are The 'Legendary' Pokegirls? And What Are Neo-Legendaries?
Answer. Legendaries are Omega-class pokegirls. They are the most powerful creations of Sukebe and their might is unparalleled. One very important thing to note about these powerful creatures is this: None of the Legendaries or Neo-Legendaries are allowed to exist more than once! This means, that there is no way to for a normal pokegirl to evolve into an identical clone of existing (Neo-)Legendary. Despite the Evangelion and Super Saiyan entries, (and this information is not known in the actual PG world), she is a one of a kind pokegirl who is NEVER going to be copied (or replaced by another Eva/Saiyan evolving). NEVER. Also, don't bother making any more Legendaries (unless you're going to write in an Alternate Universe, in which case, you should state so at the beginning of your story/comic/whatever). We have enough. Neo-Legendaries are more recent creations that were made by differing people or situations. They too cannot be copied or replicated.

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Question 27. You Mean, I Can't Have Fifty Evangelions?
Answer. No, you can't.

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Question 28. Any Final Advice?
Answer. Spellcheck is your friend. Pre-readers are abundant. Asking for help or clarifications is never dumb.

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Question 29. Why Aren't These Questions Organized Better?
Answer. Because I go off on tangents. Be glad I numbered them.

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Question 30. I Need More Information To Make A Choice.
Answer. Well, then, go here for further information.

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