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Making some changes. Adding a link to Pokémon Baccer World Cup, another popular sport.
'''Baseball''' is a popular sport in the [[Pokémon world]]. It is usually represented through episodes of the [[Pokémon anime]] that feature {{an|Casey}}, a big fan of baseball.
==In the anime==
Three episodes have featured baseball as a major theme:
* The introduction of Casey in ''[[EP118|The Double Trouble Header]]'' contained many baseball references. Aside from the title itself, Team Rocket had a baseball-themed motto and the final confrontation took place on a baseball field.
A baseball player was also featured in ''[[EP062|Clefairy Tales]]'', claiming that he cannot hit a home run since his lucky bat was stolen, though he later gained it back at the end of the episode.
==Teams=={{an|Brock}} used baseball as a theme when he competed in the [[Gardenia Town]] [[Pokémon Contest]] in ''[[AG167|What I Did for Love!]]''. During the [[Appeal|Performance Stage]], he pitched baseballs to his {{TP|Brock|Bonsly}}, who caught and juggled them. His performance impressed the judges enough for them to secure him a place in the [[Contest Battle|Battle Stage]].
===Known teams===
To include the spirit of Pokémon, the teams are all named after a particular species:
* The {{p|Electabuzz}}: Casey's favorite team. Their star pitcher is [[Corey Demario]].
* The inclusion of baseball in Pokémon, where the focus is on [[Pokémon battle]]s, is likely due to its high popularity in Japan. During the baseball season, it is common for there to be weeks where no new episodeepisodes of Pokémon airsair due to [[TV Tokyo]] choosing to broadcast the game instead.
* {{an|Brock}} used baseball as a theme when he made an appeal with his {{TP|Brock|Bonsly|Sudowoodo}} in the Contest in ''[[AG167|What I Did for Love]]''. He pitched baseballs to Bonsly, who caught and juggled them.
==See also==
* [[Pokémon Baccer World Cup]]
==External links==
* {{wp|Baseball|Article on Wikipedia}}
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