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Pokemon Af

Plan: The United States federal government should kidnap

Satoshi Taijiri for the purposes of DNA mutative development.

Satoshi Taijiri key to creation of pokemon
Toprani 15 (Mayank Toprani, 6 January 2015, 6th Birthday present, Pokemon Yellow.

Best gift ever. Oh, also, a Game Boy

Pokemon aren't real
because nature didn't create them, man did . More specifically, it was the genius brainchild of one man, Satoshi Tajiri.
I am assuming you're less than 10 years old. It's cute thinking you have there.

Now is key-- post earthquake scare makes now unique scenario

Japans guard is down
International Business Times 11 (Ibt Staff Report @Ibtimes, 3-12-2011,
"'Pokemon' creator Satoshi Tajiri rumored to have died in Japan earthquake,"
International Business Times,
'Pokemon' creator Satoshi Tajiri has apparently been the victim of one of the most
shocking death hoaxes spun on the Internet. While several rumored deaths have cropped up from
time to time, the Tajiri hoax is quickly gaining momentum due to its association with the
devastating Japan earthquake and tsunami. The online rumors making the rounds on social media platforms like
networking site Facebook, microblogging site Twitter and forums like Yahoo Answers, suggest the creator of the
widely successful media franchise owned by Nintendo was among the hundreds killed in the 8.9-magnitude
earthquake that jolted Japan's Pacific Coast on Friday afternoon. Satoshi Tajiri posted a message on his Facebook

While there
were no confirmed reports on Tajiri's death, the hearsay is quickly gained strength
on the web as it is attached to the most read and talked about news on the Japan
quake. On Twitter, for instance, the rumor continues to explode as tweets on the 'Pokemon' creator are being
tagged with trending hashtags such as #Japan and #tsunami. The most retweeted post read: The
creator of Pokemon died today in the #tsunami, #Japan. RIP: Satoshi Tajiri.
account to stop rumors that he died in the devastating quake and tsunami in Japan last week

It is possible to create pokemon

Werrmann 12 (Liam Werrmann, Sept. 5, 2012, Will technology ever make
Pokemon possible in real life?)
It is quite possible to create Pokemon through genetic fusing. Types like Grass and Rock may need
some work, but Metal is easiest to create through construction and engineering. Some types of Pokemon
may need extra steps, like Dark types, Water types, Psycic types, and Fire types, but the steps will
be easy and will need little extra time to complete. When a PKMN ages, it should look like it is
evolving into a new creature, this is the only way evolution, or in this case Puberty of sorts, could exist without lots
of work to create all of them. Everstones could be possible if it contains something to prevent it from looking older,
like Proactive and Zits. Containing
in the PKMN world, like what Rangers.

them is actually quite easy if you think of other capturing devices

Contention 1- World Afairs

Sino-Japanese relations strained now
Fifield 15 (Anna Fifield, 7-22-2015, "War between China and Japan ended 70 years
ago, but fighting continues," Washington Post,
BEIJING There is little room for subtlety at the Museum of Chinese Peoples Resistance Against the Japanese
Invasion. Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Peoples AntiJapanese War and the World Anti-Fascist War Victory Commemoration Day, as the end of World War II is known
here, the museum has an array of wartime Japanese artifacts including flags, medals and guns in a special
display case under a glass floor. We want to keep Japan under our feet , Li Yake, a 22-year-old
college student doing a summer internship at the museum, said as she led visitors around the exhibition. Adults and
children posed for photos atop the glass display case, smiling and making a V sign with their fingers, while one man
carefully lined up a shot of his foot over a Japanese flag. Nearby was the table where China accepted Japans
surrender, as the sign explained. A security guard kept a close watch. Beijing and Tokyo have been edging toward
improved relations: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been invited to the huge anniversary military parade
that will be held in Tiananmen Square on Sept. 3, Chinas Victory Day, although he hasnt yet decided whether to

propaganda machine has been ratcheting up the anti-Japanese rhetoric , prompting
go, and there is talk of a summit with Chinas President Xi Jinping this fall. But at the same time,

suggestions that it is trying to stoke fears of new Japanese militarism to focus attention on a foreign threat rather
thanXis own ruthless efforts to centralize power. Anti-Japanese

nationalism is so high and so

combustible, said Xie Yanmei, a Beijing-based analyst for the International Crisis Group, noting that the
Chinese authorities unleashed a similar wave of anti-Japanese nationalism in the 1990s. Then, it was part of an
effort to legitimize the leadership and stoke national unity after the Tiananmen Square incident. Its hard to put

China sharply criticized Japan over its annual

defense report, which described Chinas efforts to expand its footprint in the East
and South China seas as unilateral developments . Beijing accused Tokyo of exaggerating the
that genie back in the bottle. On Tuesday,

China military threat and of trying to stir up tensions in the region, but at the same time it seemed to be trying to
avoid derailing a broader effort to improve relations between the two countries. Today theres the special exhibition
at the museum with thousands of photos and relics, many of which are on display for the first time. In line with Xis
ambitious project to revitalize Communist rule and to secure the Communist Partys future, the exhibition stresses
the partys role in securing Chinas victory, with signs noting the partys extraordinary courage and wisdom and
lauding Xis current leadership. On a recent day, children stood at the section devoted to the Nanjing Massacre,
gawping at a skull in a display case and photos of severed heads, dead babies and emaciated Chinese prisoners at
a labor camp. But the exhibition is just a small part of the state-directed efforts to remind Chinese of Japans
wartime brutality. Chinas national archives next month will publish a selection of confessions of Japanese war
criminals, and state authorities are promoting war-related entertainment. Theres the movie Ballet in the Flames of
War, a love story of a Chinese girl who saved a Russian soldier injured by Japanese troops, and the TV series The
Waves, about a group of intellectual youth who started a battlefield shooting team during the war and contributed
to the revolutionary cause. Analysts note that part of the reason antiJapanese dramas are so popular right now is that they get through the censors much more easily than other types
of shows. There are 183 separate government-subsidized artistic performances 128 of them new being staged
around the country from the likes of the Peking Opera Company and the National Theater for Children. The Chinese
Peoples Liberation Army museum has put on a painting and calligraphy exhibition to commemorate the people
and the officers and soldiers who made remarkable contributions in the war, state media reported. Separately, a
group of more than 50 Japanese orphaned in China during the war and raised by adoptive Chinese parents visited
the area where they were raised last week, at the governments invitation. State media has been full of pictures of
their gratitude for Chinese generosity in the wake of Japanese abandonment. The orphans, now over 70 years old,
were taken in and raised by the very Chinese residents of those northeastern provinces who spent so many years

Relations between
Japan and China have long been strained, but there is now more attention than
usual focused on the historical issues that divide Japan and China because of the commemorations of the wars
suffering at the hands of the waifs parents, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

end. Abe, a conservative, will deliver a statement on Aug. 15, the anniversary of Japans defeat, in which he is
expected to express deep remorse over Japans wartime actions but to stop short of apologizing. China and South

Korea, which suffered at the hands of Imperial Japan, want Abe to repeat the apologies in previous statements for
Japans colonial rule and aggression. But they fear he will try to minimize the amount of sorrow conveyed. The
focus on history has been sharpened by Abes efforts to reinterpret Japans pacifist constitution and the recent
progress of security-related legislation in Japan that would allow that countrys soldiers to fight abroad for the first
time since World War II, sparking fear among Japans neighbors that the country is remilitarizing.

Plan tanks relations to Japanthey love their Pokemon man!

Japan will inevitably find out that weve taken Taijiri.
Plan sends positive message to Chinaimproves relations
Harner 15 (Stephen Harner, 6-29-2015, "How To 'Meet China Halfway' In Managing
Japan-China and U.S.-Japan Security Relations," Forbes,
For many years the U.S. Pentagonlong the main Washington player and driver in U.S.-Japan relations, if not in U.S.
policy toward Asia as a wholehas been pushing Japan to loosen self-imposed restrictions on SDF structures, roles,
and doctrines. Abe, whose audacity was observed last July by in brazenly and autocratically (ostensibly through a
unanimous Cabinet decision) reinterpreting Article 9 to allow the exercise of collective self-defense, is the

JapanChina political and military tensions, and specifically the Senkaku/Diaoyu island territorial dispute, have
been much in the backgroundif not in the forefrontproviding explicit justification for Abes plans. They
are also what, given the U.S.-Japan alliance, could pull the United States into armed
conflict with China. It is evident that U.S.-Japan relations, particularly military-security relations, are
inseparable from U.S.-China relations . In turn, Japan-China relations, even short of
conflict, powerfully effect U.S. relations with each. Indeed, it is impossible to conceive of U.S.
Pentagons best hopeprobably foreverof integrating Japan forces into a U.S.-led alliance. Of course,

national security policy toward Asia that does not place Japan-China relationsand the dangers attendant theretoin
a vital center, fulcrum-like position. This perspective brings us to the chapter in U.S. Naval War College assistant
professor Lyle J. Goldsteins book,Meeting China HalfwayHow to Defuse the Emerging U.S.-China Rivalryentitled
Keystone. What Goldstein has to say here is profoundly important. A few quotes: the

divisive issues
between Tokyo and Beijing are to a large extent imagined . For Japan, the major concerns are
not generally related to current Chinese policies. Rather, Tokyo frets about an immensely powerful, militaristic, and
nationalistic China that could hypothetically emerge at some point to threaten Japans sea lanes and other vital
interests. Beijing is also shadow-boxing. What is remarkable to consider regarding China-Japan relations is
how a number of comparatively simple steps, often of a merely symbolic character, could radically improve the
situation and thus yield massive economic and security gains. Washington has a major role to play in this
process[having] been altogether too passive in observing the growing chasm between China and Japan.

Two impacts scenarios

1- Plan key to preventing Sino-Japanese warplan causes
Japan to back of
Increased US-China relations forces Japan to back of of China
Japan is militarily weak in the squo and the only reason they
are standing up to China is because of US backing
Mizokami 12 (Kyle Mizokami, Sept. 27, 2012, Japan and the US: Its Time to
Rethink Your Relationship.

With a single sentence, Article 9 of the Japanese constitution turned Japan into a
pacifist country. "The Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of
the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international
disputes." Written by Americans and signed by Japan in 1947, the constitution
forbids the island nation from maintaining a military and using force to achieve
political goals. In the place of armed forces were "self-defense forces," an
organization of essentially civil servants armed with defensive weapons. Japan's
limited offensive capabilities meant it needed the United States for additional
support, which came in the form of an official alliance ushered in in 1960. The
mutual security treaty cemented a permanent security relationship between the two
countries. It's unique among bilateral treaties in that it gives each party separate
responsibilities. The United States pledged to defend Japan from the communist
threat, and in return, Japan granted it use of Japanese territory as a base for
"maintenance of the peace and security of the Far East." Unlike NATO, there is little
reciprocity: Japan is not obligated to defend American territory.

No US crutch makes a Sino-Japanese war impossibleprevents

massive devastation
Tan, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences University of New South
Wales, 15
(Andrew T.H., The prospects for conflict in East Asia, Security and Conflict in East
Asia, Routledge International Handbooks)
The high tensions in East Asia, the highest since the end of the Second World War, have led to fears of open conflict
involving the states in the region as well as extra-regional powers, in particular the USA, By early 2013, tensions
between North Korea on the one hand, and South Korea, the USA and Japan, on the other, had deteriorated to their
worst level since the end of the Korean War in 1953, sparking fears of an accidental war due to North Koreas
brinkmanship and political miscalculation (ICG 2013a). Tensions between the Peoples Republic of China and Japan
were also at their highest since the end of the Second World War, due to their dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku

China, the USA and North Korea possess nuclear weapons ,

and Japan has always been regarded as a threshold nuclear power , as it
possesses plutonium stocks generated through its power industry, ballistic missile
capability and the technology to rapidly transform itself into a significant
nuclear weapons power should it choose to do so (Rublee 2010: 62-63). South Korea could also be
Islands (Hughes 2013). More seriously,

forced to develop its own nuclear weapons if the threat from a hostile, aggressive and unpredictable North Korea
continues to grow as it develops its nuclear, chemical and biological weapons capabilities, and uses them to coerce

The impact of any regional conflict in East Asia will be

significant and global . Any conflict in this region would involve not only states in the region and
US allies from further afield, but also quickly escalate into a nuclear conflict , given the
South Korea (New York Times 2013).

superiority that the USA enjoys in terms of conventional warfare capabilities over North Korea, and to a diminishing
degree, China, thus forcing them to resort to non-conventional means, such as nuclear weapons, in any major
conflict. Indeed, the US strategy of Air-Sea Battle, which involves attacking Chinas surveillance, intelligence and
command systems, are likely to be interpreted by China as attempts to disarm its nuclear strike capability and
could thus lead to a quick arid unwanted escalation into a nuclear conflict (Schreer 2013). Moreover, today


centre of the global economy no longer resides in Europe or North America but i n Asia, in
particular, East Asia . Indeed, three of the key actors in the region, namely the USA, China and
Japan , are also the three largest economies in the world , with South Korea ranked 15th in
global terms, according to the World Bank. Any conflict in East Asia will therefore have a profound,

global economic impact . Furthermore, the fact that any conflict could escalate into a
major war, including nuclear war, means that conflict in East Asia will have
global implications as well as uncertain consequences for the
international system.

2- Increased US-China relations results in economic

prosperity for the rest of the world
Onlinemba 16 [, 5/6/16, A War Between China and Japan:
What It Could Cost You]
When China recently declared a new air defence identification zone covering some small islands in the East China
Sea claimed by Japan, it raised the possibility of an outbreak of hostilities between the two countries. We are right
to be concerned. At Cambridges Centre for Risk Studies we model hypothetical chains of events that lead to global
economic catastrophe, and a conflict over the barren rocks of the Senkaku Islands (or the Diaoyu Islands as the
Chinese call them) closely fits one of our scenarios. This is not to say that war will break out any time soon, or even
that it is especially likely to. But conflict is entirely plausible, and its impact would be felt in economies around the
world. Global firms, most of whom rely on Southeast Asia at some point in their business model, should recognise
the possibility. The economic importance of both China and Japan is obvious. They are the worlds second and third
largest economies and the US$120 billion worth of exports they pass back and forth represents one of the major
engines of global growth. Just south of the disputed islands, the South China Sea is a bottleneck in one of the main
arteries of global commercial trade. It serves six of the worlds largest ports, and half of the worlds container
traffic passes through it. Air traffic is similarly important, with China and Japan containing five of the worlds top 20
airports, handling 8% of world passenger traffic and 46% of air freight. This isnt just armchair war gaming; these
models have a practical use. The hypothetical extreme scenario that we have developed is intended for businesses
to test how they would cope with future geopolitical conflict, combining likely macroeconomic consequences with
impacts on the investment market. Knowing how your business would fare in a Sino-Japanese war gives a good
sense of overall resilience to sudden global shocks. The scenario envisions the provocations escalating to military
exchanges leading to both China and Japan suffering destructive attacks on mainland targets. It envisions shipping
exclusion zones and restricted air space that would curtail exports from the region for the duration of hostilities.

conflict of this type expects to see extensive naval

interchanges, long-range missile attacks targeted on power supply and
manufacturing, cyber warfare inflicted on Japan and its allies and a resurgence of
nationalism and social unrest in both protagonists populations . The conflict would affect
Open-source military war gaming for a

the regions outsourced manufacturing, and increased transport time and risks would have a knock-on effect.
Businesses would also face an exodus of expatriate personnel from a number of affected countries and maintaining
continuity would be tough. Insurance companies have standard exclusions on policies that protect them from major
payouts. But this does not mean theyll be entirely safe. The conflict could trigger non-excluded claims in other lines
of business and regions, with indirect liability claims, political interference and knock-on effects on defaults from
trade credit. There could be unexpected vulnerabilities that might increase the likelihood of other types of insurance
loss. To take one example: what if a backlog of shipping waiting outside the conflict zone causes ships to be

Conflict would damage the economies of both China

and Japan. Past wars have typically caused higher energy prices, increased
government expenditure and public debt, inflation hikes, and lengthy
periods of trade disruption for the protagonists. Foreign money tends to flee out of the
country, causing governments to impose currency restrictions and asset
freezes. The volume of international economic interactions mean that the effects would not be confined to the countries
fighting. Our model suggests that the impacts would be almost as bad to the national
economies of Europe, for example, as they are to China and Japan. Conflict would lead to a
global recession lasting between 18 months and four years, depending on the duration of hostilities and how hard it
would be to continue trading. Either way, we would lose tens of trillions of dollars of global output.
concentrated in the typhoon belt?

The financial markets would be badly affected by an event of this magnitude. The traders adage of sell on the trumpets, buy on the
cannons (stockmarkets fall when it looks like war, but rally once war is underway) would amplify volatility and severity of the

Ripples of defaults
and liquidity shortages, together with fire-sales of devalued assets by

financial shock. During a severe financial crisis, as seen in 2008, a domino effect can take hold.

over-exposed institutions, can escalate into crisis correlation, where stocks

move up and down together and market movements are exaggerated. Investment managers would see significant losses. Even
the safest of bonds would be afected by the volatility, inflation and capital flight, that could be
expected. Estimates by the Risk Centre suggest that a standardised high-quality portfolio could see poor performance for years, with
immediate returns up to a third lower than expected. This isnt just a problem for top bankers; your pension is probably managed in

The ripples that are caused by a territorial dispute over remote islands in the China Sea may seem
unimportant. But then so did the assassination of an Archduke in Bosnia
in 1914 .

this way too.

Contention 2- Pokemon
Infrastructure/ Civil Services
There are many impacts pokemon could have on society.
Takacs 14 (Miklos Takacs, June 20, 2014, 6 Pokemon that could be more useful in
nonviolent ways.)
In the Pokmon universe, humans live alongside magical creatures capable of incredible things, like teleporting,
breathing fire and using unnatural healing abilities. Unfortunately, instead of using these powerful monsters to
solve the world's problems, their first thought was 'How can we use these things to battle each other?' Despite all
their attempts to convince others to the contrary, humans DO use Pokmon as tools of war, but a lot of them could
be so much more. Here are just a few examples. 1.

Tyranitar's strength could prevent natural


The Pokmon: Tyranitar has incredible strength. When enraged, it will go on a rampage, destroying
mountains and burying rivers. After such an event, the local map has to be redesigned. The Solution: Tyranitar is
The Incredible Hulk of the Pokmon world. It has the capacity to be a serious threat to mankind, but in the right
hands it could save the day. Natural disasters are the last things the human race is still afraid of, because they are
so larger-than-life, and out of our control. A river flooding could cause horrible property damage and even cost lives.
Also, towns close to active volcanoes are in constant danger, just look at Pompei from our world and Cinnabar Island
from theirs Tyranitar has the power to alter the landscape in a fit of rage, so it's entirely possible it could also
change the courses of rivers to keep settlements safe. And in the case of an erupting volcano, it could divert the
flow of lava away from the people using makeshift walls made of pieces of rock it just crushed. Now that's what I
call putting bad temper to good use! 2. Snorlax could clean up the planet The Pokmon: Snorlax mostly
lives on mountains, but seems to like coming down to public roads and blocking paths from time to time. Mostly
spending his days either eating or sleeping, it needs 900 pounds of food every day. His digestive system is strong
enough to break down anything, even poisonous and rotten food, without Snorlax ever getting sick. He is docile
enough to let small children jump around on his belly, but wake him up and he'll attack in a grumpy rage! The
Solution: Waste disposal is a big problem, mostly because there's no good solution. Burning it pollutes the air,
burying it pollutes the ground and dumping it in bodies of water pollutes the water. In fact, the best solution the
Pokmon world has is 'feeding it to Snorlax'. See, the great thing about everyone's favorite road block is that when
the Pokdex says it can eat anything, it's literally anything. Poisonous plants, used tires, rotten food, hazardous
waste... the big guy doesn't care. It isn't even cruelty; Snorlax will be fine after using the trash heap as an all-youcan-eat buffet. And with 900 pounds each day, a group of the big boned dudes could make a significant difference.
There is a greater opponent than fellow Pokmon Snorlax could fight: the destruction of the environment. Why not
let it fill its belly and Giga Impacting global warming back to its place at the same time? 3. Ditto is stem cell
research incarnate The Pokmon: Ditto is a pink jelly-like creature that can transform into other Pokmon (also,
according to the anime, it can transform into almost anything). Its DNA structure is incredibly flexible. It usually
transforms into a rock to blend in the scenery and avoid being attacked. The Solution: A freak accident or a kidney
failure is all it takes for a person to be at death's door. At such times, organ transplants could save human lives.
Unfortunately, donors are hard to come by. If only there was some way to mimic those organs... You know where
this is going, right? Shouldn't it be possible to clone lifeless parts of Ditto and using them to create artificial body
parts? After all, it's entirely possible to carry around a whale in a ball, or create a digital Pokmon out of nothing, so
it doesn't sound so Farfetch'd. Scientists could literally save thousands of lives with this pink little blob. And it
wouldn't be as controversial as stem cells are in real life, so progress wouldn't be held back by morality. Also,
'human life saver' sounds infinitely better than 'Pokmon prostitute', so it should count as a win-win scenario for
everyone involved. 4. Abra could revolutionize delivery The Pokmon: Abra spends 18 hours sleeping
every day, focusing his psychic powers in preparation for its evolved forms. It can teleport its body to safety when
attacked, making him quite difficult to catch. The Solution: In a world where Abra exists, people still use trucks for
delivery, as seen in both the games and the anime. That's such a waste. Using Abra's signature Teleport move
would be efficient, fast, and convenient. Getting that new vinyl you ordered on Ebay by next day is cool. But getting
it within 5 minutes as soon as your payment arrives would be cooler. Payment costs would decrease dramatically or
cease to exist, and since Abra needs no fuel, it would be an extra environment-friendly solution It could also help
saving lives. Remember the Ditto'ed organs? Those things could get to doctors in mere minutes to be put to good
use. 5. Gardevoir is the ultimate bodyguard The Pokmon: Gardevoir can see the future. When its
owner is in danger, it can sense it in time, and use its psychic powers to protect them, even at the cost of its life.
The Solution: Julius Caesar. Shaka Zulu. Abraham Lincoln. These men are connected by one thing (other than the
fact they are all leaders in the Sid Meier's Civilization series, of course). They were all men of great power and
importance who got assassinated. If they had a Gardevoir to protect them, they may have lived to die of old age.
They didn't have that luxury, but VIPs in the Pokmon world would be foolish NOT to get some extra protection from

psychic creatures that can see assassination attempts in advance. Gardevoir has a wonderful personality, with
admirable traits. It's loyal, selfless, and brave. These qualities are perfect for the tasks of a bodyguard. It's elegant,
unassuming looks also help it blend in at social events, adding to its effectiveness. Also, the Pokdex claims it can
distort dimensions and create small black holes to protect its master. I don't know how that could help but it sounds
rad as hell. 6. Ninetales could be the key to longer human lives The Pokmon: Ninetales is mostly
known for its beauty and longevity, both of which is legendary. It keeps a mysterious life energy in its tails. It has a
lifespan of up to 1000 years. As such, many Ninetales used by trainers could possibly be family heirlooms originally
caught by a great-grandfather or other ancestor. The Solution: Slowing down the process of aging is big business,
as most people strive to delay the inevitable for as long as possible. Despite this, Pokmon professors are not
known researching whether this longevity can be applied on humans. Just like with Ditto, this shouldn't be
considered crazy or impossible. Real-life scientists tirelessly research the immune systems of alligators for their
ability to beat the HIV virus, hoping that could be the key to a cure. And when it comes to technology, the Pokmon
world is way ahead of us! Sure, I'm talking about splicing human DNA with that of a Pokmon, and some side effects
could be involved. Still, I don't think there would be any complaints about the ability to breathe fire. In fact, that
would be the most awesome bonus ever.

Chansey could provide healthcare.

Kangaskhan could provide child care.
Ghost type pokemon, which are immune to physical attacks,
could be used to deal with physical violence and terrorism.
Diglet could be used for excavation and construction.
Alakazam could use its mind control capabilities to extract
information from terrorists about future plots.
Pokemon could solve crime because instead of robbing
someone you can just challenge them to a pokemon battle.
Pokemon moves, like hypnosis, can be used as medical
Pokemon solve create alternate, cleaner forms of
Vincent 13 (Brittany Vincent, 7-13-2013, "12 Ways Pokemon Characters Could
Save the World (if Only They Were Real)," Complex,
Forget flying in an airplane. You could hop on a Pidgeot to take you to the next city
over. And what of dangerous cars? Just ride on an Arcanine to work. No wasting gas,
it's quicker, and more efficient. We can't say companies wouldn't charge an arm and
a leg for a privilege, but your travel options would suddenly expand exponentially.

Blastoise could replace water transportation.

Pokemon solves for world health crisesdisease outbreaks,
vaccinations, etc.
Vincent 13 (Brittany Vincent, 7-13-2013, "12 Ways Pokemon
Characters Could Save the World (if Only They Were Real)," Complex,
With so many varying biochemical makeups, Pokemon could play host to cures for
some of the deadliest diseases out there. We may never have to see another loved

one die with research and that of Pokemon genes. Of course, we'd have to be
mindful of the monsters themselves, but with so many different types,
classifications, and structures, there's got to be something out there to combat the
vicious ailments we have floating around in the world.

Pokemon solves for world peace

Vincent 13 ((Brittany Vincent, 7-13-2013, "12 Ways Pokemon Characters Could
Save the World (if Only They Were Real)," Complex,
With a creature like Mewtwo or Entei (or one of the various legendary Pokemon) on
the prowl, countries may as well start getting along or face the consequences. Equal
defense forces, resources, and Pokemon would ensure humans get along
swimmingly, despite the explosive power being tossed around on a day to day
basis. And who's going to be violent around tons of cuddly Meowths? Not us .

Pokemon solve for global warming

Vincent 13 ((Brittany Vincent, 7-13-2013, "12 Ways Pokemon Characters Could
Save the World (if Only They Were Real)," Complex,
With Pokemon around to help keep the environment in check, dangers like global
warming dissipate into thin air. Pokemon can be counted on to help out with these
imminent issues, either by using their own unique powers or aiding humans in
finding a way to resolve their own dilemmas. Hey, we never said we were a species
that didn't need help.

Pokemon-related industries could help strengthen the

Vincent 13 ((Brittany Vincent, 7-13-2013, "12 Ways Pokemon Characters Could
Save the World (if Only They Were Real)," Complex,
A weakened economy calls for new ideas to get the world back on its feet . Pokemon
breeding, tournament sales, attractions, and other Pokemon-friendly businesses
would crop up everywhere , just like the games themselves. Grooming competitions,
gym leaders, you name it. All of this would create a need for jobs and would
generate revenue, kickstarting the global economy.

Pokemarts, pokemon centers, and other pokemon related

infrastructure products could create millions of jobs. The
Goldenrod tram and the pokeradio tower would need to be
built. Additionally, factories would need people working to
build pokeballs, potions, and other pokemon items. This
creates millions of jobs and helps the world economy.
Pokemon could solve for the energy crisis
Vincent 13 ((Brittany Vincent, 7-13-2013, "12 Ways Pokemon Characters Could
Save the World (if Only They Were Real)," Complex,
Many Pokemon themselves are elemental creatures , with the power of earth, wind,
water, fire, etc. Harnessing the power of these creatures would put an end to some
of the nonrenewable resources we currently draw from. Pokemon need to survive in
the same world we do, so some things they're already doing in the environment
means their cooperation wouldn't be so far outside the box that it wouldn't make

2AC Blocks

World Afairs Adv

AT:Japan relations wont tank

Extend our IBT evidence which shows how much his death has
afected the Japanese.
People in Japan love him
TIME 99 (TIME, 11-22-1999, "The Ultimate Game Freak,",9171,2040095,00.html)
After first coming up with the idea for Pokemon in 1990, Satoshi Tajiri labored for
nearly six years over the original game. Now 34, he based it partly on things he
remembered as a kid. The careful attention paid off. Pokemon swept Japan and is
now doing the same in the U.S. and beyond. Spinoffs include trading cards as
closely held as stock options, a TV series and, now, a movie.

Spying on Japan has pushed US-Japanese relations to the brink

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed "serious concern" over allegations the
United States spied on senior Japanese government and business officials. Abe also
called for an investigation into the matter during a phone call with U.S. Vice
President Joe Biden, said Yoshihide Suga, Japan's top government spokesman. "If it
is true these Japanese individuals were targeted, it could shake the relationship of
trust in our alliance and I would have to express serious concerns," Suga quoted
Abe as telling Biden. Suga said Biden apologized for the matter, noting it has
"stirred up debate in Japan." He did not say whether Biden specifically confirmed
the spying. Media whistleblower WikiLeaks last week published documents it says
show the U.S. spied on 35 companies, government ministries and individuals in

AT: China wont cooperate

General Ks
Pokemon isnt anthropocentricthey have personal freedoms
DrZeroH 14 (Thundergrunge, 1-26-2014, "[Meta] The Ethics of Pokemon
/r/pokemon," reddit,
One of Ash's most powerful pokemon (his Charizard) also rejected his first trainer after that trainer abandoned him
and attempted to take him back again after seeing it get stronger. So even after being captured pokemon CAN
leave their trainers. The act of working to capture a pokemon is something akin to a trainer having to prove he has

if you want to get into details concerning

whether or not you consider the whole franchise some warped version of slavery
you honestly aren't really getting the message of Pokemo n as a whole. Its about finding
new "nakama" (the Japanese term for friends and partners) and growing with them. The
the strength, resources, ability to capture them. Sure

whole franchise is about it. The reason why they are in pokeballs is because its convenient. They can go into your
pocket hence the term "pocket" monster. Fighting together is a way for both the pokemon and the trainer to go

Pokemon are found oftentimes working

side by side with their trainers as nurses, cooks, servers, taxis, security, acting etc .
stronger but in the anime there are other ways of doing this.

There are also contest battles where its like pokemon modeling and display work.

Pokemon arent animals. They are modelled after them but

they arent them. We dont link.
Pokemon arent animalsmultiple scenarios provewe dont
link to the K
Scientific Fiction & Fantasy 14
Some argue that Pokemon are like domestic animals: They aren't intelligent enough
to know better, just like dogs and roosters in fighting rings. However, this doesn't
seem to be a strong argument for two reasons: (1) Firstly, Pokemon are highly
intelligent and have their own language. They are even capable of some degree of
advanced logical reasoning, as can be seen when Pikachu discussed the possibility
that it was dumped by Ash with other Pokemon in the 'Electric Tale of Pikachu' Issue
07. (2) Secondly, unlike domestic animals Pokemon have incredible powers that
dwarf those of humans. Seriously, how would a human intimidate a Legendary
Pokemon capable of altering time or space into doing its bidding? Or a Charizard
capable of "quickly melt(ing) glaciers weighing 10,000 tons"?

Turntheir K alt denies pokemon their autonomythey want

the plan
Jef 14 (Jeff, Feb 21 2014, Why do Pokemon obey their trainers?)
There is, so far as I know, no in-Universe answer. Pokemon enjoy battling, Pokemon
with trainers battle more, recover faster, and get stronger faster, so many Pokemon
desire to find a trainer. In the anime, the Power of Friendship (Warning: TVTropes
link) rules supreme: Pokemon love their trainers. Even Meowth, who is fully sapient
and has an acerbic personality, is extremely fond of Jesse and James. Not all

Pokemon like their trainers or listen to them, but the vast majority either come out
of their pokeballs liking their trainers or grow to like them. In all honesty, there's not
much reason for a wild pokemon NOT to like a trainer who captures them - wild
pokemon typically aren't encountered unless they attack a trainer (or anyone,
really) who is traveling. Thus wild pokemon can control the chances they are
captured - if they don't want to find a trainer, they can simply not attack people.
Having a trainer means a pokemon will have access to food, entertainment, medical
care, travel, and they can battle and train. It's entirely possible that many wild
pokemon, knowing that this awaits a pokemon who finds a trainer, will seek out one.
Since the vast majority of pokemon who are encountered sought out the encounter,
it's highly unlikely that there are many instances of a captured pokemon leaving
behind a mate or a nest full of eggs. Rather, wild pokemon seem like orphans
seeking a foster parent.

Pokemon types with no gender binaries solve for sexist


Anthro K

1- Perm, do both. The US is so far in debt now that money
doesnt matter.
2- Prefer our specific link chains. Weve shown why Tajiri is
key to the creation of pokemon

Digimon CP-2AC
1- Perm do both.
2- Pokemon solve bettermore reliable
Ryonosuke 13 (Ryonosuke, 2013, Who would win, all the Pokemon vs all the
With Digimon, you have to feed them and clean their poop or else they'll die. They
also have limited life spans. They are really quite fragile. Pokemon exist forever, and
need no maintenance, other than sending them to the pokecenter once in a while. If
this is a war of attrition, Pokemon wins.

3- Pokemon are more specialized than digimon. They have

specific types and purposes that Digimon dont have.
4- There is no way that the CP solves for the World Afairs
advantage. Prefer our specific link scenarios and only
evaluate impacts which contains a valid link story.
5- The CP attempts to steal all of the Affirmative plan. Its
essentially an actor CP.
Vote them down on fairness. You should value the work the Affirmative put
into writing a valid case, especially when the Negative tries to steal all of the
Affs work.

1AR-Perm Defense
Because the creation of both pokemon and digimon hasnt
happened yet all arguments of competitiveness are void. The
Neg must show that pokemon inherently despise digimon or
vice versa.

Other Cards
Neither entities influenced each other
Moonwolf (Moonwolf, The Top Tens, Ten Reasons why Pokemon is Better than
No, it is not. Bandai may have never even heard of Pokemon at the time, so we
can't blame them! Digimon merely began as a spin-off of the Tamagotchi keychain
toy to appeal more to the male demographic. Eventually, its popularity
overshadowed the Tamagotchi, so Bandai expanded Digimon to have its own anime,
toy line, and eventually, games! Pokemon, on the other hand, is completely
different. Game Freak may have never heard of Tamagotchis or Digimons. It was
never a spin-off of anything. It began as a game where you traded and battled
Pokemon. And it stayed the same thing! Did Digimon? Nope.


A2: Hypertesting
Our interpretation is that the Affirmative sets the platform for
the debate. This is key to policy debate because we are talking
about a policy presented by the Affirmative. The goal of debate
is to work out the issues with an idea and if there are more
than one issues to debate we get nowhere.
Vote for us on fairness-there is no way in hell that the Af can
defend every topical plan because the number of topical plans
is infinite.
And ground- the Neg explodes the topic to a point of
impossibility. This type of behavior will tank debates already
strained popularity and ruin debate for everyone.

Other cards to find

A2: Law of conservation of energy creation

Law of the conservation of energy isnt really a law
Hoesen 12 (George E. Van Hoesen, Independent Researcher, Dec. 27, 2012)
Many of the the so called "laws" of physics are just rules . They hold most of the time. Even
Albert Einstein's Relativity breaks down at the singularity of a black hole. That does not mean that
we will not use it. What it really means is that we understand the limits of all rules better. We still use Newton's

We just do not
need to hold rules up to the status of "LAWS" and to much of this has been done for
years. No one pulled the rug out from under the Physics community when Albert Einstein created Relativity, and
equations and many others as they give us the fast and easy solutions to complex problems.

no one will die because we have a better picture of energy and its tendency to be conserved. This will just mean
that we have a better picture of how much energy there really is in the universe and maybe a better ability to use
what is there without burning up the stores of it we have on this plant. One other consequence of the break down of
rules like this is that the universe that we live in will look much different after we evaluate these changes. It will not
change how it physically looks but its underpinnings that we have long held to be true will be shown to not be true.
New fields of science will be creased and a flurry of discovery where we thought there could be no new discoveries
will happen.

A2: Pokeballs requirement

US can create pokeballs
Werrmann 12 (Liam Werrmann, Sept. 5, 2012, Will technology ever make
Pokemon possible in real life?)
Pokeballs will not be possible unless if you could create a miniwormhole that moves
the creature into a safe box of sorts, and then pinpoint a miniwormhole at the
creature's location and bring it back to you . That will probably be only used by the
very rich and the highest of the political groups .

AT: Digimon more stable

AT: Pokemon=slavery
1- The plan doesnt carry the institution of pokemon into the
real world even if it is a respresentation of slavery. The af
brings pokemon themselves and anything required to
make them pokemon.
2- Pokemon are not slaves. The institution of pokemon holds
many diferences from that of slavery.
Tague (Andrew Tague, University of North Texas, Are Pokemon slaves or willing
Where the argument that Pokmon are slaves and just tools of their respective trainers begins
to fall apart is when we examine the relationships of the major characters in the Pokmon universe
that are held up as kind of paragons or archetypes for the proper way to raise and relate to Pokmon. These

the same
episode mentioned earlier, The Battle Aboard the SS. Anne, Ash goes into a deep
contemplative process after trading his Butterfree to the mustached gentleman. He
thinks about how he originally caught a Caterpie and diligently trained it until it
evolved into the Butterfree stage17. It is during this contemplation that he realizes he cares too
much for Butterfree to let him go for such an arbitrary reason as the chance to own a cool, new Raticate.
Ash then goes back to the mustached gentleman and requests his Butterfree back.
The mustached gentleman has every right to deny the request but acquiesces. He
does this because the bonds between trainer and Pokmon are deeply sacred and
while new ones can be made, the original bonds are important . Another important event to
note is that after he has Butterfree back, Ash asks for Butterfrees forgiveness. A slave
owner would not ask a slave to forgive it for an ill-conceived trade . This sets up the conflict
in a later episode where Ash decides to release his Butterfree into the wild so that he could
primary characters, the main protagonist Ash Ketchum, and his companions Brock and Misty16. In

be with its mate and raise young. What is most important about this episode is that not only is Ash conflicted about

Butterfree himself is conflicted. He hesitates and even

starts to go back to Ash until Ash encourages it to go on and have a family, promising that they would
meet again someday18. Ashs last thought on the issue of Butterfree as his Pokmon is
Butterfrees ultimate happiness. Another prominent character in the Pokmon world is the Gym Leader
the issues of letting Butterfree go,

Brock of Pewter city and a Pokmon nutritionist and breeder. His goal is to create the healthiest food and best ways
ti provide for Pokmon in order to ensure their continued health and happiness. He goes 16 It should be noted that
even though they are considered main characters, Brock and Misty do not have last names. 17 Pokmon evolution
in all of the associated media works fairly simply. A trainer catches a Pokmon and then has it battle other Pokmon
to gain experience and power. Once a certain level of both has been reached the Pokmon evolves. In this case, Ash
catches a Caterpie and trains it through the Metapod stage into the Butterfree stage. This process is observed
numerous times in the series and is an important part of the videogame franchise. 18Bye-Bye Butterfree, Television,
(1998: Oriental Light and Magic and TV Tokyo.) Vol. 1, No. 1 P a g e | 70 out of his way to make sure that all of his

he pays special attention to

their happiness. This is very important in regards to the working definition of slavery
discussed earlier. In this definition happiness or even contentment of the slave is not
necessary or even wanted. The exact opposite is actually desired, a being in constant fear and misery, too
Pokmon are well fed and cared for19. More importantly however, is that

afraid or too weak to rise up in opposition of its masters. The character Misty also displays this concern for the wellbeing and happiness of her Pokmon displayed by Brock and Ash. She is often seen in the series carrying a small
egg like Pokmon Togepi around and treating like a small child. In the episode, Who Gets to Keep Togepi, -Misty
wins the right to train and care for Togepi due to it imprinting on Misty as its mother20. Misty then goes on to
promise to love and raise it just like its real mother would. This is another example of how people in the Pokmon
world view their relationship to Pokmon as one of partners or in the case of some like Misty, parenthood. This

directly goes against points one and four of the working definition of slavery. These people do not view the Pokmon
as property or slaves but as valuable family members and friends.

3- There are too many diferences between pokemon and

slavery that, despite any similarities pointed out by the
Neg, pokemon cannot be determined as slavery.

A2: Pokemon is Satanic

1- There is no impact to Satanism. You cant weigh it.
2- Pokemon arent satanic
Democrat Of Connecticut (
No, Pokemon is not Satanic. For one thing, Pokemon emphasizes love and connection
between trainer and pokemon. I see no way that it is satanic. Also, trainers cannot force their pokemon
to battle, and if the trainer tries to, they can always defend themselves against the trainer. So, if you ask me (and
many, many other pokemon fans)

it is nowhere near satanic

A2: Solvency takouts (US wont do it, etc.)

The US is interested in getting pokemon