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Live Action POKEMON

And we've got the video!

Perhaps you thought this was going to be about a new feature film adaptation of POKEMON starring real life, flesh and blood actors as well as CGI pocket monsters.   Something that could join the live-action AKIRA and BLEACH movies that are currently in development. If that was the case then, I’m sorry to say, but you just got psyched out.  

 


 

  This isn't real. Sorry.
 This isn't real. Sorry.

We DO have a video of live-action POKEMON here but, in fact, it’s actually of some live-action roll-playing. Coincidentally, just yesterday, my editor was explaining to me the finer details of LARPing (as I’m told it’s called). Up until now, I assumed it was the sole providence of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS fans, not Nintendo gamers, but my assumptions are confounded on daily basis, aren’t they? So we’ve got a turn-based battle between Ash  and Misty’s respective Pokemon, with some last-minute, possibly-illegal interference from none other than Pikachu. I find it assuming that the cosplayers seem to have factored lag into their fake-fighting, given the lack of connected attacks and delay of pained reactions.  Anyway, take  a look for yourself...

  Kaiju Big Battel
 Kaiju Big Battel

You know, I was about to pass snarky judgment on these kids but, upon reflection, I realize this isn’t THAT much different than the Kaiju Big Battel I enjoy so much. That’s full contact, of course, and, if you haven’t heard about that OTHER live-action fake-fighting with Japanese monsters, prepare for my upcoming article about it. 
 
 

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giaon March 22, 2010 at 9:27 p.m.
The Aerodactyl is a MUCH better actor than the Rattata. Just sayin'.
JJOR64on March 22, 2010 at 9:38 p.m.
That video is just plain scary.
XChileon March 22, 2010 at 10:47 p.m.
@JJOR64:  Yep I crapped myself. 
Konandaon March 22, 2010 at 10:53 p.m.

Ash is terrible he should be spamming the hell out of Hyper Fang or more preferably Crunch or better yet if he had taught Rattata Surf or more preferably Waterfall he should be using that. Oh and if they are allowing moves besides ones they learn via level up and egg moves and or HMs (I heard Fly in there) than he should use Ice Beam for the 2x weakness and chance to freeze or Thunderbolt for the 2x weakness and chance to paralyze.  
 
Although Misty is doing kind of poorly as well. She should realize that she should get some Ancientpower going for the STAB and chance to buff her stats. Rock Slide is also a good choice for STAB and the chance to flinch.  

 
  
Clearly these two have not played enough pokemon or just don't follow the rules.  
 
Anyway LARPing and furries not what I was expecting when I clicked on this although I had a chuckle before realizing these guys are going by the game breaking episodes of the anime instead of the game.

 

Edit:

Alright I saw Misty issue a Wing Attack command so I guess she knows about STAB at least.

Edit 2

 
WTF are you talking about Misty it's Ground type that is immune to Electric! Rock receives regular damage. Aerodactyl is Rock/Flying type and is actually weak to Electric because of the Flying type. 
 
If Aerodactyl and Pikachu were the same level and similar stats wise that Pikachu should have kicked that Aerodactyl's ass!

crusader8463on March 23, 2010 at 2:48 a.m.
Oh misty, one day my 2D into 3D machine will be complete and our love will finally be able to flourish like the flower on an evolving ivysours back! I WILL SAVE MY HEART FOR THEE!
JackSukeruon March 23, 2010 at 5:27 a.m.
furries + LARPing = It's Super Effective! Critical hit! 
 
*RockmanBionics fainted*
CharkeeFarleeon March 23, 2010 at 7:39 a.m.
And this is why i will never go to a convention in America.
sora_thekey moderator on March 23, 2010 at 11:37 a.m.
@crusader8463 said:
"Oh misty, one day my 2D into 3D machine will be complete and our love will finally be able to flourish like the flower on an evolving ivysours back! I WILL SAVE MY HEART FOR THEE! "
Uhhh o_O
Walker969on March 23, 2010 at 12:12 p.m.
wow between the video and folks actually giving break downs about the battle I feel like way less of a geek. anytime I feel sad about my life I will just look up this video and realize my life could be so much sadder. 
 
I bet my level 2 Dodge Calibur could beat that Rattata and Aerodactyl in on hit lol
Son_of_Manuson March 23, 2010 at 1:39 p.m.
Virgins are so amusing
Daniel_Newton moderator on March 23, 2010 at 3:21 p.m.
You know what?
 
I'd still have a hard time picking Dragon Ball Evolution over this.
DoctorWelchon March 23, 2010 at 4:10 p.m.
Wow, this is so stupid and they are wasting their time. I mean, how can they tell who wins, they dont have any health bars.
Crocioon March 23, 2010 at 7:56 p.m.
Beh, furries.
Morita_Shunsukeon March 23, 2010 at 8:19 p.m.
Oh lord....
Konandaon March 23, 2010 at 9 p.m.
@Walker969 said:
"wow between the video and folks actually giving break downs about the battle I feel like way less of a geek. anytime I feel sad about my life I will just look up this video and realize my life could be so much sadder.   I bet my level 2 Dodge Calibur could beat that Rattata and Aerodactyl in on hit lol "
 
Dude you have self-esteem problems if you need to look up videos of people that you think are below you to make yourself feel better. It's not a healthy way of life you should get a psychological analysis done to see why you are so upset with your own life. You have to take pride in yourself for others to respect you. Classifying your own worth by comparing it to someone else is a terrible way to live.
Nerxon March 23, 2010 at 9:41 p.m.
Please make it like Kaiju battel soon xD
Liminalityon March 23, 2010 at 10:37 p.m.
If they have fun with it, what's the problem?
Oishi_47on March 24, 2010 at 8:34 p.m.

slab64on March 24, 2010 at 11:34 p.m.
I'll see your IRL mudkip, and I'll raise you an IRL Misty 

Boddingtonon March 25, 2010 at 11:37 a.m.
This is it, folks: this is where a billion+ years of evolution on planet Earth has taken life! 
 
That is the saddest thought I've had in the past week and it's going to ruin the day...

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