If you have ever seen the inside of a Poke ball in the anime, obviously, your--
--ack, the Poke balls are so very mysterious!
Well, in the new shows, they're brought out to eat this food that look a lot like truffles. How is it made? And why is Brock the only one that knows?
Okay, I'll ask. Has anyone besides me seen the infamous Robot Chicken "Inside a Pokeball" sketch?
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Oh, yeah. I went there!
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No, see, the Pokemon go to the Mystery Dungeon world in their pokeballs. There they eat Apples and Gummies.
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Yeah, I've also always imagined Pokemon being in suspended animation in their Pokeballs, too. Honestly, the only other thing I can think of is that they return Pokemon food and berries in with them.
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Probably not. Most of the non-Pikachu/Piplup/<insert any carried Pokemon here> don't eat for fifty or more episodes at a time, and only when Brock or some other kind person decides to give them some kibble like stuff.
I second the suspended animation idea, but I always imagined a Pokeball like a miniature house when I was little. They had little TV's, snack bars and everything. It maeks no sense, so, yes, I agree with suspended animation.
The general portrayal is that they're converted into an energy form and/or put in a state of semi-stasis. That way, they use much less energy than if they were outside of their balls, thus reducing the need for food by quite a bit. Of course, I'm sure they'll get hungry, just slowly enough that they need to be fed much less often.
I have always thought that, yes, Pokemon need to eat in order to survive in their Pokéballs, or at least to live well. That is why they are fed regularly in the animé. They also seem to be always aware of what is happening on the outside. Still, perhaps being in a Pokéball can keep a Pokémon from dying, which explains why Ash wanted Pikachu to go inside his Pokéball when he was injured in the first episode, among other things.