I love Pokemon.  It's great, all the games, Gen 1 through today.  No one's disputing that.  But as much as I loved the Gen 1 games, there's a lot of questions that logically just don't make sense.

1. The Town Drunk

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He hasn't had his "coffee".  Sure.  I lay down in the middle of the road when I don't have my coffee too.  This guy is clearly either hungover or still drunk and is just lying in the road blocking anyone from leaving.  The bigger question is, why aren't any of the other townspeople helping him?

2. Giovanni Takes A Lot Of "Vacations"

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As we all now know, Giovanni was the head of Team Rocket.  He was also the Gym Leader in Viridian as a cover.  Before he was unmasked as the head of Rocket though, whenever you would go to the Viridian Gym guard, the guard would tell you that the gym leader is out of town.  Didn't anyone put two and two together that Giovanni was leaving town the same days that Team Rocket would strike?  No one at the gym ever asked him, "Boss, you leave a lot and when you do...you're not...you know...in Team Rocket or anything, right?"

3. Snorlax

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There are 2 Snorlax in the game--probably to give the idiot who forgot to save and accidentally killed one a second chance. They're both asleep in the cross of two major paths forcing you around the long way from city to city.  But the Snorlax gets woken up when you play it the pokeflute, which begs the question: WHY DOESN'T ANYONE ELSE JUST PLAY IT THE POKEFLUTE?  I mean, this has to be inconveniencing people other than freeloading pokemon trainers. There aren't THAT many roads in pokemon to begin with, so you have to imagine most of the shipping traffic has been stalled by this enormous sleeping cat that no one seems to know how to move..  Get him out of there and have him sleep in a big field somewhere.

4. Bill

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What the hell kind of experiments is Bill performing where he's trying to turn himself into a pokemon and you need to turn him back?  That seems like the kind of thing a new generation of the game would make the major conflict.  Bill turns on humanity and uses his machine to turn all the world into pokemon.  Did I just out Nintendo's big secret for their next release?

5. Masterballs

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The ball that can capture any pokemon.  Without work.  Without having to endanger your pokemon in battle, potentially hurting them.  I get it that the prototype needs to be entrusted to one sound minded individual.  But after it was proven to work, wouldn't they mass-produce the hell out of that?  Corporate greed would just take over!  How has that not happened yet?

Could it be that by keeping the product limited to only one it will drive up hype and the need for Masterballs in the future?  Is the Silph Company manipulating the pokemon industry with it's most powerful and useful product?  Is the Masterball the pokemon universe's equivalent of the IPhone 7?

These are the questions that the Silph Company doesn't want answered.

6. Kangaskhan

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This pokemon battles mercilessly with its child in its front pouch.  When you fireblast a Kangaskhan, that little baby Kangaskahn (or Cubone) is getting a face full of fire. That's a terrible parent if I've ever seen one.

7. Pokemarts

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Why don't all the PokeMarts carry ultra balls?  Why can't I buy Max Repel and Hyper Potions in Viridian City.  It's one of the major cities in the country and yet its supplies are so limited, especially when at one time or another the nations top trainers will all come back looking to battle the 8th gym leader.

8. Super Nerd and the Fossils

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You're the Pokemon League Champion, you single handedly defeated Team Rocket, and maybe you've even caught them all.  It would make sense that when two rare fossils are found, you should keep one and make it into the Kabuto (Because only amateurs pick Omanyte.)  What about the other one though? The Super Nerd takes it and you never see it again.  It probably just sits on his desk in his mom's basement in Lavender Town as a paperweight.  It's maybe the only fossil of its kind left in the world and here it is going to waste.  That thing should be in the Pewter Museum or at the Lab on Cinnabar Island.  You also never find out if he got a pokemon out of it.  What a waste.

9. Bicycle

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First of all, the bike costs one million dollars.  I get that this is placed because its impossible to raise one million dollars and forces you to go get the voucher, but still.  More importantly, why are you the only person in the country who seems to know how to ride a bike off the bike path?  There are plenty of people doing it out on the bike path and ready to battle, but you're the only one smart enough to buzz around on your ten speed from Cerulean to Lavender.

10. Your Rival Is A Better Protagonist Than You Are

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You beat him down every time you two battle. His grandfather loves you more than him, and you also just happened to murder his raticate. face it, you're the villain of this game and everything you do is designed to inspire your rival to greatness, which means that when you dethrone him hours after he finally defeats the pokemon league, you're essentially giving his storyline a game over, allowing evil to triumph forever. Way to go, dick!