Adult jokes in cartoons tend to slip past the innocent minds of children, but some of our favorite childhood shows are chock-full of inappropriate humor – Hey Arnold, Ed, Edd n Eddy, and even Pokémon.
Pokémon has long been a beloved franchise – from the anime we woke up extra-early to watch before school to the games we still find ourselves playing. But nothing is innocent and pure, and we can't have nice things because this is the age of the Internet. There are a ton of adult jokes on Pokémon that you totally missed, from way too frisky Pokémon trainers to uncomfortable moments with Professor Oak (he always seemed like a dirty old man, didn't he?).
Not every Pokémon joke is totally salacious; some are simply a little too risqué for younger minds. The show certainly never held back on making a jab or two at James' sexuality. Though his sexual preference is never overtly discussed, he freely cross-dresses, dons fabulous costumes, and places risqué personal ads. On the other hand, Brock, who is marked by his girl-crazy demeanor, turns out to be an actual dog in a number of jokes you missed on Pokémon.
Here are some dirty jokes from Pokémon you may have missed – from innuendo-laden remarks in gameplay to eyebrow-raising anime scenes that are undoubtedly sexual.
This Frisky Trainer Couple Have A Curious Choice Of Genital-Shaped Pokemon
In Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver, you might remember encountering a rather sweet, lovey-dovey couple on Route 47. The young couple, Duff & Edna, challenge players to a Pokémon battle and ironically use a Cloyster and Onix. No, these don't look like human genitalia at all.
Where Is This Woman Hiding Her Pokéballs?
Developers sure had dirty minds when they programed this conversation into Pokémon X & Y. Now, it should be noted that all Pokéballs do shrink down when they're not being used, but still. This lady certainly isn't hiding them in her swimsuit. Yikes.
James' Off-Color Joke About Unknowns
In Pokémon 3: The Movie – Spell of the Unown, James admits he got some pretty strange responses after placing a personal ad. We can only image what types of sexual letters he received.
Remember, this was well before Tinder – and we all know what kind of creepy messages you can get on there. Imagine seeing those in print.
Brock's Casual Jail Bait Comment
In the episode "The Double Trouble Header," Brock talks about a young trainer named Casey. Fans of the Pokémon series know Brock is totally girl-crazy, but apparently he also recognizes jail bait (even though he's supposed to be just 15 at the start of the series).
He remarks, "She'll be fun in eight years." Woof. Our childish minds had no idea what that meant.