Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gotta Catch 'em All

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Pokemon are real! 
They exist here in Japan in the most amazing phenomenon.

For those of you who don’t know what pokemon are, they are little monsters that are kept in little balls (called Pokeballs). Pokemon are traded and collected. The monsters are then pitted against each other in battle to see which pokemon/pokemon trainer is the strongest.

It is the most amazing thing, Pokemon really do exist…sort of. Children in Japan, catch, trade, and battle insects (and the small lizards and crabs that live here). Usually they keep them in bug cages, which are large and have food and water in them, but students that want to bring their bugs to school to trade or battle bring them in the little vending machine balls that children get key chains and other small toys from, aka Pokeballs.
Bug supplies at grocery store
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  1. Katie you once again thoroughly intrigued me on a topic that I should have absolutely NO interest.. I mean bugs really?? Creepy crawly things that I scream and run from… I think it was the fascination that people actively patiently stalk and hunt and catch these things. I sent Braden the link as I think he will find this very interesting as well. Thanks for keeping us updated!!

    1. I'm so glad to hear that you liked it. I had very little interest in bug catching before my students showed me how exciting it can be. I think the complete lack of dangerous bugs is really helpful. If Branden is a Pokemon fan, I will have another post on Pokemon soon!

  2. that one is not japanese rhino beetle (Allomyrina dichotoma) is fighting beetle (Xylotrupes gideon) which is from thailand


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