How Do Poké Balls Work?

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  • Published on:  Friday, March 4, 2016
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    "While being trained, a Pokémon usually stays inside it's Poké Ball." -Poké Dex

    Feeling old yet? Pokémon turned 20 this year, but there are still quite a few questions we used to ask on the playground that have not been answered! Why are Brock's eyes always closed? Does Billy's uncle really work for Nintendo? And, of course, how are all those aspiring Pokémon Masters fitting life sized monsters into pocket sized balls? Today, we brush up on physics to answer exactly one of those questions! ...Though to be fair, Billy's uncle probably doesn't work for Nintendo.

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