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Mom

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Mom
ママさん Mama-san
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Mom in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Information
Region: *Kanto
Age: Unknown, presumably 30 to 35.
Hometown: Starter Cities:
Family:
Class: Non-Playable-Character
Debut:

The player's Mom appears in every Pokémon RPG game to date, excluding, of course, games like Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Snap and similar. She assists you in the beginning on these games in small ways. In the Pokémon games Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black 2, and White 2, Mom gives you Running Shoes before you leave the first town. In Pokémon Black and White, she gives you Running Shoes when you first arrive on Route 2. In FireRed and LeafGreen, she sends the running shoes to you through one of Professor Oak's aides.

In all the games—save for Gold, Silver, their respective remakes, as well as Crystal—talking to Mom heals injured Pokémon as would a Pokémon Center. In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, as well as HeartGold and SoulSilver, Mom will offer to take a percentage of your income from defeating Trainers and save it for the player. Occassionally, she will spend some of the saved up money on decorations, berries, or other items she finds. At the beginning of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, Mom draws the player's attention to the television downstairs, informing the player that they're showing the Gym of the player's father, Norman. Unfortunately, by the time the player has made their way to the TV, they've missed seeing thier father.

At the end of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, after you've defeated the Elite Four and are standing in the Hall of Fame, there will be a television report of one of two Pokémon roaming the world, either Latios (Ruby) or Latias (Sapphire). In Pokémon Emerald, the news report will not distinguish between which of the two it is. When the player next talks to Mom, she will ask if the report was about a red creature or a blue creature, and whichever the player picks—Latios being the blue creature and Latias being the red—will determine which of the two will be roaming in Hoenn.

The mother in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum is the only version of Mom to have an actual name in the game: Johanna. She takes on a much more active lifestyle then the Mom's from past games, often competing in contests. When the player meets up with Johanna, their Mother, at the Super Contest Hall in Hearthome City, she gives the player either a tuxedo or a dress depending on the player's gender. She also supplies the player with a Journal at the beginning of their journey.

Pokémon Black and White's Mom was once a Pokémon Trainer herself, where she met her husband, and in turn the player's father, while he was on his own adventure. She and her husband settled down and had a child, which later becomes the player's character. At the beginning of the game, after the player selects their starting Pokémon, she gives the player an Xtransceiver, which can be used like the PokéGear phone from Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal (as well as Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver), which can be used to contact—or, more specifically, be contacted—by Professor Juniper, Mom, and others. When a call is made with the Xtransceiver, it acts like a video call, bringing up an image of the character and whomever the character may be calling or receiving a call from.

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