11 Pokemon Quotes To Motivate You On Your Journey

If you're like me, then you've been acquainted with Pokemon for much longer than the last few weeks. The Pokemon franchise has been around for more than two decades, and any '90s kid will remember the endless Gameboy games, playing cards and televised media surrounding the little animated critters. And, luckily for us and our '90s nostalgia, Pokemon are back in our lives with the release of "Pokemon Go."

The new mobile game has allowed our favorite little monsters to quickly find their way back into our hearts and our Pokeballs. From "Pokemon Go" meetups to date ideas revolving around the app, the augmented reality game has everyone on an Ash Ketchum-esque journey to become the ultimate Pokemon Master. And, with all great journeys, come opportunities to learn from the advice of those who have come before us.

As we navigate our world that's newly filled with virtual monsters, we can benefit from the advice of our favorite Pokemon heroes. Regardless of whether you've been a die-hard fan since the '90s or you're just now discovering the wonderful world of Pokemon, these 11 inspirational quotes from the Pokemon TV show and movies can motivate you to achieve your destiny of catching 'em all.

1. "I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are." — Mewtwo

2. "There's no sense in going out of your way just to get somebody to like you." — Ash

3. "A Caterpie may change into a Butterfree, but the heart that beats inside remains the same." — Brock

4. "Pikachu, our lucky star is shining today!" — Ash

5. "Humans may have created me, but they will never enslave me. This cannot be my destiny!" — Mewtwo

6."You can't expect to win every single battle, but love's worth fighting for and if you're brave and courageous and never quit you can come out a winner, just like me." — Brock

7. "If I was a better Pokemon trainer I'd stop making all these excuses. From now on I swear I'll never run away and leave my friends behind again. No more excuses." — Ash

8. "It's you and me. I know it's my destiny." — Pokemon Theme Song

9. "Perhaps you are unique, a unique human. One of a kind." — Mewtwo

10. "We do have a lot in common. The same earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what's the same instead of always looking at what's different, ...well, who knows?" — Meowth

11. "Well, if you just try hard enough, things will work out. Won't they?" — Ash

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