- Trainers generally start out at age 13, after three years of battling classes, with optional courses for prospective coordinators and rangers provided. They receive a trainer certificate/contest pass/both to use upon graduating. Breeders, sommeliers etc. have to go to at least high school to receive formal qualifications.
- They receive their first starter pokemon at age ten, when they start battling classes. Schools keep a lot of starter pokemon, not only the three common ones. A few personality and aptitude tests determine who your starter is to become (as decided by a professional pokemon sommelier/equivalent in the school's employment).
- Kids can opt to take high school first, and then start on a trainer journey. These people usually get extra trainer stipends (to encourage more schooling). Many trainers tend to look down on them though, as would-be people who do not take battling as seriously.
- Trainers can carry as many pokeballs as they wish. Why shouldn't they? After all,
- Pokeballs are bought. They do not break upon a failed capture. So there's one pokeball for each pokemon. When transferring to a storage, the actual pokeball is also transferred. I find this more natural than the anime's way of having only six pokeballs at all, and the games' version of only being able to have more than six
- Pokemon are in a sleep state when in a pokeball. They rest and recuperate, but are not conscious of time passing (like when you are sleeping)
- TMs are limited-edition instructional CDs which helps a trainer understand how to teach a pokemon to use a specific move - just like a move tutor does (much like how this episode
transpired). So any TM move a pokemon can learn is learnable if one knows how to do it, even without the TM. I find this sensible, rather than TMs "magically" learning pokemon their moves.
- Breeding is common, and pokemon with exceptional individual performances (game IVs) or useful breeding moves can be put on a breeding list, the trainer/owner often receiving money from the client for a breeding procedure (depending on the quality of said pokemon the fee can vary). If performed by a breeder, he/she also gets a fee. Since breeders tend to increase the likelihood of a good breeding, they're commonly used for these procedures.