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  • LucianLegacy
    LucianLegacy 2 ай бұрын +28156

    It's funny how Bill is more remembered as "the guy that turned himself into a Pokemon" more than "the guy that invented Pokemon digital storage".

    • RyukaiDigital
      RyukaiDigital 10 күн бұрын

      @Sam Keiser digimon

    • Daniel M
      Daniel M 11 күн бұрын

      @Sam Keiser di...digimon?

    • Cuiasodo
      Cuiasodo 12 күн бұрын

      @R 2 H Bro, those are fried potatoes, get your eyes checked.

    • SushiJaguar
      SushiJaguar 19 күн бұрын

      You know what they say: save a kid from a burning house, everyone just keeps calling you Tim. But you fuck **one** goat...

    • generalZee
      generalZee 19 күн бұрын

      "Ya build a house, and do they call ya Billy the Builder? No. You farm your land all your life, and do they call you Billy the Farmer? No. But you fuck ONE GOAT..."

  • Andy Walker
    Andy Walker 2 ай бұрын +2524

    Honestly I think if they had it named "Bill's PC" from the start, it'd probably have more overall impact. Like when you first open it and see that you'd just think "Who the hell is Bill?" but a couple hours later Bill introduces himself and you'd be like "Oh cool you're that guy, neat."

    • Lucario-Knight Aura
      Lucario-Knight Aura 11 күн бұрын

      Bill could've also been another version of Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny, where there are multiple versions of them. There's a Bill in every region

    • Descriptor
      Descriptor 18 күн бұрын

      I think I would have just assumed it was Bill Gates then. I'm pretty sure he owns a PC.
      Unless he's a closet Mac user, of course...

    • Jackson B
      Jackson B Ай бұрын

      @jswp5 You were supposed to open it?? I just ignored it

    • Brian
      Brian Ай бұрын +2

      @Brett McCollum ♪ But what if your name is Someone? Someone will wonder why Bill suddenly claimed their PC.

    • Sam
      Sam Ай бұрын

      You right

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy 2 ай бұрын +4496

    When I was little, my original team of Charmander, and a bunch of Rattatas weren’t cutting it. What caused me a great amount of frustration is that I really wanted to use the different Pokémon I had caught, but everytime you caught one the game says it was sent to Bill’s PC. I remember ranting to my mom about “all my Pokémon are going to this greedy guy named bill!”

  • Trinitroid
    Trinitroid 2 ай бұрын +5

    It makes me wonder why Bill and the rest of the PC creators can't just make a brand of their tech, so everyone can remember their name at the start.
    It's like using a Mac but you don't know it was made by Apple if it doesn't have the logo.

  • UnironicallyLikesRanger
    UnironicallyLikesRanger 2 ай бұрын +676

    I never thought about bill again, but in all honesty, the man devised a system for turning living creatures into digital code and back with no harm to them. That’s insane

    • PlasmaKitten42
      PlasmaKitten42 Ай бұрын +3

      No more insane than pokeballs honestly. I mean the reality is that absurdly advanced technology is normal in the pokemon universe, what with the teleporters and stuff.

    • Karsten
      Karsten Ай бұрын +1

      "without harm"

    • Mr. Trox
      Mr. Trox Ай бұрын +16

      Never forget that Bill also just casually invented fucking time travel as well.

    • Egg Hamilton
      Egg Hamilton 2 ай бұрын +6

      @Brandon F. like…digital devils 😈

    • Hiatus From The World
      Hiatus From The World 2 ай бұрын +7

      Bill: "Yes! 😅 No harm done to them! None at all! 😇"

  • Tyler
    Tyler 2 ай бұрын +24992

    I like how this suggests bill personally changes the name of people's pcs once they've met him, just to remind them he made it

    • BearyPumkin
      BearyPumkin 26 күн бұрын

      "Bill was here"

    • Shugunou
      Shugunou Ай бұрын

      @Topo Gigio There's a little thing called a joke. Maybe you should look up what it is so they stop flying over your head.

    • Neil B
      Neil B Ай бұрын

      It's true

    • B.
      B. Ай бұрын

      @Seven Hunnid good for you m8

    • SleepyKitty
      SleepyKitty 2 ай бұрын

      It just dawned on me it’s a reference probably to bill gates

  • Nutshot_Brawler
    Nutshot_Brawler 2 ай бұрын +45

    I like how "Bill's" face slowly becomes more crestfallen when he realizes the player is not getting into it

  • Put that frown upside down!
    Put that frown upside down! Ай бұрын +6

    The funny thing is they actually made Bill a recurring character in the manga. Like, he’s literally one of the main characters for the climax of the Yellow chapter. He adds a sense of realism and comedy 😂

  • James Wiseman
    James Wiseman Ай бұрын +40

    The games were designed in the early 90's, before the internet really took off. Computers could still connect with each other, however, by calling each other directly, like in Wargames. The PC makes modem sounds whenever you click on someone name, like it's dialing into different computers directly.
    Head cannon: The player's character only sees a list of phone numbers; they recognize their own number & Professor Oak's number, but don't know Bill's till they meet him.

    • Phiwise_
      Phiwise_ 16 күн бұрын +3

      You know I kind of despise how reasonable this theory is.

  • Nial Vessal
    Nial Vessal 2 ай бұрын +6

    The fact that it cuts in the middle of the sentence makes me believe the trainer went on with a really long rant about how little they cared

  • Lane be scrolling
    Lane be scrolling 2 ай бұрын +4313

    I love how these characters seem to portray the duality of Sung Won: stoney-faced chill-man and giddy lil scamp

    • TheGeneral
      TheGeneral 2 ай бұрын


    • Omnihilo
      Omnihilo 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Caleb Dude was flabbersmacked. 😭

    • Caleb
      Caleb 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Max Flower you did not 😂😂 bro was *perturbed* 🤣🤣

    • Four-Dollar Discount
      Four-Dollar Discount 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Max Flower bet you're fun at parties

    • Homura Akemi
      Homura Akemi 2 ай бұрын

      @im sacredI’m the one who reports bots. If they wanted to blend in better, they’d insult my ilk and me harshly~

  • Johan Wikström
    Johan Wikström 2 ай бұрын +9

    I've always thought this was such a weird "twist" as well. What's even worse is that the same exact thing happens up until Gen 6. Like some dude in GameFreaks office legit said "oooh we have to show who made the PC in this game"

  • Erwann Thietart
    Erwann Thietart 2 ай бұрын +3

    And even then Bill is by FAR the most memorable of those mini PC mystery persons, so that little stuff at Cerulean, the Eevee and all yea he made it work into a semi-interesting NPC with more devellopement than litteraly half of Gen 6's rivals lol

  • CrimsoniteSP
    CrimsoniteSP 2 ай бұрын +77

    I'd love him to do a skit about the different types of roadblocks in Pokemon games. Like "oh boy, you can't go on to the next route, I haven't had my morning coffee yet."

    • Jeffris (Suspicious Manifold)
      Jeffris (Suspicious Manifold) 2 ай бұрын

      "Trying to Leave Pewter City again? But you need to know where Brock's gym is, let me show you where to go!"

    • Roundy
      Roundy 2 ай бұрын +14

      I think about that one in BW2 where a bunch of guys block your path saying they’re dancing for no reason

    • OjamaPurble
      OjamaPurble 2 ай бұрын +1

      Thats funny. I opened this video hoping it would be anything BUT that

    • starlite
      starlite 2 ай бұрын +17

      In the original, you can’t go past because he’s drunk. I buy it: if I was a 10 year old and a drunk old man barely conscious on the side of the road was slurring at me to hang around and talk, I’d back away

  • Dick McGush
    Dick McGush 2 ай бұрын +3

    Yeah it sure does make me confident to leave my precious babies with some rando, then when I finally meet them it makes me feel extra safe to know I'm leaving them with a piece of cardboard

  • Early Owl
    Early Owl 2 ай бұрын +12375

    Bill gave me an Eevee and then I never thought about him or talked to him ever again. 10/10 character.

    • HomeCookinMTG
      HomeCookinMTG Ай бұрын

      @Xyn Ghoul Yea, but he gives Eevee in Goldenrod city in Gold/Silver/Crystal

    • HomeCookinMTG
      HomeCookinMTG Ай бұрын

      @Doctor Hu No, he gives you an Eevee in GSC.

    • Violet_Turning_Violet
      Violet_Turning_Violet 2 ай бұрын +3

      What are you talking about?! Everyone thinks about Bill when them meet his family in Fuschia city, in a house near the Poke center, and they say he works too much and never comes home, as if he doesn't just have a house of his own in Cerulian... Wait am I the only one who talks to every npc in Pokemon because they all say weird things and tell really weird stories some times.

    • Bobbymiczobby
      Bobbymiczobby 2 ай бұрын

      @Doctor Hu no, he DOES give you an Eevee, I got one too

    • American Redcoat
      American Redcoat 2 ай бұрын +4

      @KB do you actually expect to reach anyone by dropping a bunch of Bible verses into the comments section of a skit about Bill from Pokemon? at least try to bother doing some actual apologetics instead of just stating the basic concepts that most people who'd be watching this video are probably familiar with and then spamming verses without context, sheesh

  • Silverslate
    Silverslate 2 ай бұрын

    For me it's been a mildly amusing reminder how much the scientists love to pat themselves on the back. This is coming from the same series where players being able to meet each other through dimensional travel is just given a "isn't science amazing?"

  • Toa nuva
    Toa nuva 2 ай бұрын +5

    I like to think there’s at least one Trainer who decided to keep all of his Pokéballs on him cause he didn’t trust the security of “Someone’s” PC

  • AlucardFarenheit
    AlucardFarenheit Ай бұрын +1

    I'm playing Yellow and Crystal on the 3DS these days and I wondered the same thing. Why the hell did they do that? They could have just "PKMN Storage" and "Item Storage" or something and not that PC nonsense. I remember a friend of mine back when we were kids that refused to use that "Somebody's PC, because then someone else could snatch my pokemons!". It was confusing.

  • Oilybat
    Oilybat 2 ай бұрын +2

    I love the new prozd skits, I’m so glad they’re coming back

  • supersmily 5
    supersmily 5 2 ай бұрын +3496

    I think the best part is that if they DIDN'T do that, you still wouldn't know who Bill is at the start of the game, but you'd be able to recognize the name later when you met him and the surprise reveal would have actually landed!

    • Katherine Barton
      Katherine Barton Ай бұрын

      @im sacred You silly.

    • SolidBladeSnake
      SolidBladeSnake Ай бұрын

      He's NSA.

    • mattwo7
      mattwo7 Ай бұрын +3

      @Anima "what if you named the trainer Bill"
      What if you named the trainer Someone?

    • Varflock
      Varflock Ай бұрын +3

      @Anima What if you named him Someone?

    • Flog Champ
      Flog Champ Ай бұрын

      @Thomas Ryan what if your name is bill

  • egg with 5000 subs
    egg with 5000 subs 2 ай бұрын +1

    It's funny how Bill is more remembered as "the guy that turned himself into a Pokemon" more than "the guy that invented Pokemon digital storage".

  • Stonedog
    Stonedog 2 ай бұрын +2

    The awkward silence after "it's my PC!"
    The hard cut at the end
    100/10 perfect skit

  • Bearablepuns
    Bearablepuns 2 ай бұрын +2

    Poor Bill. I mean, this is wholly accurate to my feelings, but still. Poor Bill.

  • PWojo97
    PWojo97 2 ай бұрын +3

    And then they stopped doing this at like Gen 6, I think. Like, 90 percent sure that's when they stopped it. I remember Bill being Kanto and Johto, there was one for Hoenn like near the meteorite town in the middle of bumfuck nowhere, there was one for Sinnoh who was I think Bill's cousin or something in Hearthome, I'm pretty sure there was one for Unova, and I don't remember there being one for Kalos.

  • Shpeedle
    Shpeedle 2 ай бұрын +1867

    I love little he shows any emotion, even when he gets jump scared

    • Axel Sánchez
      Axel Sánchez 2 ай бұрын +2

      That's Red for you

    • Crisdean Mackinnon
      Crisdean Mackinnon 2 ай бұрын +8

      Bill almost triggered an emotional response from him the second time he showed up.

    • im sacred
      im sacred 2 ай бұрын +2

      Here is the full clip explaining why Dad left you: (Making fun of bots)

    • Shpeedle
      Shpeedle 2 ай бұрын +30


    • don't be surprised
      don't be surprised 2 ай бұрын +1


  • Alton Cyphers
    Alton Cyphers Ай бұрын +1

    That's one thing I liked about BDSP remake, they introduced you to the PC maker in like the first town and then if you went to her home, she'd unlock the ability to access the PC from wherever.

  • tinyM
    tinyM 2 ай бұрын

    i feel like there's some really cool early internet/server history behind this that i was WAY too young to know when i first played and only now am vaguely like "...maybe it's some old internet thing??" as i've started looking through old linux tutorials. someone somewhere knows what kind of situation this was referencing and i wanna hear the story

  • Aaron
    Aaron 2 ай бұрын

    The way this video ends perfectly illustrates the comedic genius that is ProZD.
    He doesn't try to milk the sketch for 30 minutes after the punchline drops.

  • Grant Monsma
    Grant Monsma 2 ай бұрын +136

    As a kid, the "Someone's PC" thing made me think that catching Pokemon past your first 6 would send them to some laptop in the overworld at random, and so I spent ages checking houses for computers to try and find the one that had all my Pokemon in it...
    The DPPt Pokemon Center PCs do not look like computers, I can't fault my younger self too hard.

  • LittleParade
    LittleParade 2 ай бұрын +576

    It was literally the most confusing thing for me as a kid because I didn't think it was _my_ PC with _my_ pokemon in it so I only thought you could have 6 Pokemon total.

    • AmatMiguel
      AmatMiguel 2 ай бұрын +2

      I just thought someone was stealing my Pokemon and that I had to to steal them back! It was honestly underwhelming to me when it just turned out to be the Eevee fan

    • Link21Majora
      Link21Majora 2 ай бұрын +9

      @TheOfficialPSI dude, that must've hurt really bad. I can't even imagine the reaction... How did he react to that?

    • Call me Zelda ONE moar time
      Call me Zelda ONE moar time 2 ай бұрын +1

      @TheOfficialPSI wtf, why would you willingly delete anyones data anyway you little shit

    • UltiMaxKom
      UltiMaxKom 2 ай бұрын

      @TheOfficialPSI Did he beat your ass up for that crime?

    • TheOfficialPSI
      TheOfficialPSI 2 ай бұрын +4

      @Alzhan Void Sansado Hey, I buried it deep, y'all just inadvertently dug it up.

  • Fuscous GD
    Fuscous GD 2 ай бұрын

    It's one of those little details that means absolutely nothing to casual players, but means a lot to people who really care about the lore. I personally like stuff like this in Pokémon games.

  • SurroundEdByFreaks
    SurroundEdByFreaks 2 ай бұрын +414

    The first time I turned a computer on at a Pokémon center and I was met with that option, I just chose my own computer because I thought "Why would I use Prof. Oak's computer or someone else's computer? That sounds rude, what if they get mad if I do? Better use my own." before realizing I couldn't arrange my Pokémon in my own and for whatever reason I had to use somebody else's computer.

    • Stephen Owen
      Stephen Owen Ай бұрын +25

      I have no idea why the game was made this way, very counter intuitive

  • Sharlock Shacolmes
    Sharlock Shacolmes 2 ай бұрын

    I remember really liking it when I found out who's PCitwas in gen 3, also it was optio al and I was around 9 years old, finding zigzagoon could evolve was exciting.

  • Torkoal_Fire
    Torkoal_Fire Ай бұрын +1

    You do that “I couldn’t give less of a shit what you’re saying right now” face so well 😂 fucks sake man, love these skits

  • NMRIH is a great Source mod - blessed by Cory's lip

    the way ProZD reacts at the end is absolutely 110% accurate, love his facial expressions

    • Cucumamacacapipi
      Cucumamacacapipi 2 ай бұрын

      it's almost accurate. i was more pissed. because it's just like.... this isnt rocket science. why are they acting like its so hard to just edit a story. this is first draft bullshit. this is a GLOBAL VIDEO GAME. they could easily say to themselves "ok that needs a little update" but they just dont give a fuck.
      pokemon has NEVER been about fun. It's tedious and atrocious and shame on everyone for buying into it every fucking time

    • Spindly Johnny
      Spindly Johnny 2 ай бұрын

      @a fox But if the situation presents itself I'll say something.

    • Spindly Johnny
      Spindly Johnny 2 ай бұрын

      @a fox I doubt people will listen. Mainly because they can't be bothered.

    • a fox
      a fox 2 ай бұрын

      It will do more good than what KZclip is doing for the situation anyway...

    • a fox
      a fox 2 ай бұрын +5

      @Spindly Johnny you can help us. Do me a favor and help me spread the word. We all need to starve the bots. It's super unrealistic, but if it's possible, we need to get everyone to stop replying to bots, and stop clicking on their YT links to dislike their videos. If we can all stand together and ignore them, they will have no purpose and their creators will stop using their resources to make them functional. Hope it's not too much to ask

  • Jethex
    Jethex Ай бұрын

    to me, the storage is always "someones pc". even long after the person has been revealed. at that point in the game, you dont read those menus anymore anyways

  • IAteItGuy
    IAteItGuy Ай бұрын +2

    Thinking about it, gen 1 had a ton of moments like that. Mr. Fuji (I think that was the guy in Lavender anyway)? See him once and never again. Bill? One and done. President of Silph Co? You save the guy then never go back to say hi to the MULTIBILLIONARE YOU SAVED.

  • snapjackal
    snapjackal 2 ай бұрын

    In my first playthrough of Yellow (I was like 6 mind you) I didn't understand that you could use someone's PC to store your pokemon because it didn't make sense to do that. Like "that's not mine, I'm not putting my mons there". Genuinely thought I was stuck with mons I didn't want in my party, reset my file, and did a solo Pikachu run until I got the other three starters.

  • jmgiambalvo
    jmgiambalvo 2 ай бұрын

    I JUST played my first pokemon game this year, Ruby Red. This was my exact reaction.

  • Xitout
    Xitout 2 ай бұрын +3278

    I've never thought about this before, but this basically implies that either Bill/the other PC creators only put in their name for people who have talked to them, or the trainer finds this new information so fascinating that they update the name of the PC themselves.

    • Violet_Turning_Violet
      Violet_Turning_Violet 2 ай бұрын

      Unless you are stupid like I was as a small child and when your rival first fights you in Gold/Silver his name is ???, so when officer Jenny asks you his name you just assume his literal name is ???, so there is just someone with a name that is a shrug I guess.

    • MetaGiga
      MetaGiga 2 ай бұрын +3

      This is how I thought about it:
      “This is the storage system, right? It must be connected to someone’s PC, so I guess I’ll just call it that. Plus, ‘Pokémon Storage System’ is a mouthful and PSS can have multiple meanings.”
      Then after you meet Bill or whoever runs the system...
      “Oh, so it’s this person who runs the server? I guess calling it Bill’s PC would fit better now that I know.”

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Connaeris The professor's voice echoes in your head, and tells you that it's a memory and not him speaking directly to your mind via a wireless implant he installed after drugging you. Obey, he says. Obey. OBEY!

    • Hans Wurst
      Hans Wurst 2 ай бұрын +4

      or it is supposed to portray the world through the eyes of a naive child who basically goes "huh. Who is Bill?" and therefore only recognizes this name as "someone" because they never met them. True emersion.

    • S
      S 2 ай бұрын +5

      I thought it was always "Bill's PC", but in the beginning when it's just a random stranger, your character doesn't really care all that much. After you've met him, they're like "time to use the storage system invented by that weirdo who fused himself with a Pokemon". The name doesn't change, it's just the game pointing out that your character has learned something new about the world they're exploring.

  • Salad Cartographer
    Salad Cartographer 2 ай бұрын

    This literally confused me the first time I played pokemon. I thought I couldn't catch more than 6 pokemon, because every time i did, it would say "it was transferred to someone's PC!" so I just thought it was given to another character or something

  • kid kouga
    kid kouga Ай бұрын +1

    I wonder how confusing this must've been if you named your character Bill

  • Zukaro Travon
    Zukaro Travon 2 ай бұрын +1

    Honestly now if I ever start my own company building computers I'm going to name every computer "Zukaro's PC".

  • piplup
    piplup 2 ай бұрын +1

    When i was a kid i thought every Pokemon you caught after you had a full party was sent to a random person playing the game with less than 6 Pokemon.
    When i finally interacted with the pc my mind was blown

  • The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race

    in the early days of the internet, there are no true websites, you directly connect to "someone's PC" using their ip address, bill being the mad lad he was let randos use his storage tech for free, because that is the general attitude of internet nerds back then. the internet used to be way more open and free, something I wish more people experienced today.

  • Charziken
    Charziken 2 ай бұрын +84

    I like how "bill's PC" is the section you store your pokemon in, but "Dennis' PC" (or whatever you name your character) is where you store items. Meaning your pokemon now belong to Bill

    • Frog/Life S
      Frog/Life S Ай бұрын +1

      @Charziken The only reason you have the PC storage system is because of Bill. He is the original inventor/Creator. You made the agreement with Oak and Oak works with Bill.

    • Charziken
      Charziken 2 ай бұрын +4

      @Curious banda But professor Oak and Bill are two completely different people. You made an agreement with the professor of each region (Birch in gen 3) but Lanette (the NPC behind gen 3 PC's) is a completely different person.

    • Curious banda
      Curious banda 2 ай бұрын +3

      That's probably because items belong to you, but you have a pact with Professor to catch Pokemon, so he needs to access them whenever he wants to if you are not carrying it. Kind of like how Pokemon go to Oak in anime.

  • MetricOutlaw
    MetricOutlaw 2 ай бұрын +1

    Imagine if this is how real-life PCs work.

  • C D
    C D 2 ай бұрын

    This is criminally under-viewed and underliked! I expected this to trend way more this is hilarious and so well done.

  • t
    t 2 ай бұрын

    I always thought it was neat that bill made the pc system thing :)

  • Mickey Lecompte
    Mickey Lecompte Ай бұрын

    When I was younger, the whole ‘Bill’s PC’ thing confused me. I thought I could no longer access the PCs cause that one belonged to Bill

  • R Jonas
    R Jonas 2 ай бұрын

    I always felt that the "mystery" of it would have been more intriguing had they just named it "Bill's PC" from the start. Everyone would think, "Who tf is Bill, tho?"

  • Skinny Zach Films
    Skinny Zach Films Ай бұрын

    Your “What is happening?” face is priceless every time.

  • TheAwesomeDarkNinja
    TheAwesomeDarkNinja 2 ай бұрын +1385

    Since ProZD is his official voice, it would be hilarious just imagining Mustard sitting at his PC not giving a crap.

    • mattwo7
      mattwo7 Ай бұрын +2

      @M. Wayne Origins/Generations/Twilight Wings has different VAs from Masters and Pokemon the Series.
      I'll never understand why. Or why all three of those have voice acting and yet the main series games on Switch (which somehow includes Let's Go and Legends Arceus according to Game Freak) don't.

    • Chansey
      Chansey Ай бұрын +1

      I knew I would find you here! >:o

    • fl3m1n9o
      fl3m1n9o Ай бұрын +2

      @HazelB wait what? he voiced a pokémon character?

    • RocketMidbus
      RocketMidbus 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Pokémaniac Guquiz found it

    • RocketMidbus
      RocketMidbus 2 ай бұрын +4

      @Pokémaniac Guquiz I actually replied to the wrong person, but anyway didn't he made a couple of videos of he showing which characters he voiced?

  • DaiSho
    DaiSho 2 ай бұрын

    Bill turning into a Pokemom and Gary being the name of my rival are two of my earliest memories with the gen 1 games 😂 it wasn't until I played Sapphire that I realized the name changed after you met the person lol (Lanette in this case? I can't remember xD)

  • sour witch sapphic
    sour witch sapphic 2 ай бұрын

    the "well that's.. hurtful" was the best comedic delivery 🤣
    When you made a sketch to criticize something about a video game but feature the feature you're criticizing as a character, this happens ig

  • saturn580
    saturn580 2 ай бұрын +14

    Bill: "Behold! I turned myself into a Pokemon!"
    Trainer: "Wow! This momentous scientific discovery will change our world forever!"
    *literally never mentioned again*

    • Eric Bambach
      Eric Bambach Ай бұрын +1

      There is the movie that seems to be built around the concept, but, yeah, I am surprised that it otherwise does not come up again.

    • Joyce Reed
      Joyce Reed Ай бұрын +3

      I saw a man turn himself into a pokemon
      Funniest shit Ive ever seen

  • Mirage-
    Mirage- 2 ай бұрын

    I disagree, I remembered him perfectly well. My problem is with the fact that his name is not there until you meet him, and then magically appears. Either he changes the display name only for specific users of his service after meeting each one of them, which is hard to believe unless he never goes outside his house, or the software he wrote auto-renames the box if you actually know him which means that it can read your mind or something like that. Also, in both cases it means he is offering a public service that literally doesn't specify its provider, and people actually trust putting their pokemon in there. it's like depositing your money into a virtual account connected to "some bank somewhere", without knowing where it is and who owns it and how you can trust it.

  • Cool lookin pea
    Cool lookin pea 2 ай бұрын +4432

    “Hey look at these Pokémon, take one”
    “Where did you get these?”
    “ *moving on* “

    • Kimi FW
      Kimi FW 2 ай бұрын +16

      In the manga, he got them from Team Rocket. He was developing forced evolution technology for them. I think this was going to be seen in the anime, hence Mewtwo being carved in his door.

    • SnepShark
      SnepShark 2 ай бұрын +37

      What's with all the spambots?

    • Yahya Nawabi
      Yahya Nawabi 2 ай бұрын +1

      That was hilarious!!!😆🤣 Have an awesome day whoever you are!!!

    • im sacred
      im sacred 2 ай бұрын +2


    • im sacred
      im sacred 2 ай бұрын +12

      Here is the full clip explaining why Dad left you: (Making fun of bots)

  • Negil Leufeln
    Negil Leufeln 2 ай бұрын

    I mean, this was legitimately cool to me my first time playing through red as a kid so

  • Anonymous Cheese
    Anonymous Cheese 2 ай бұрын +1

    Isn’t bill the guy that turned himself into a Clefairy for some reason? What is Bill’s purpose beyond trolling the Pokémon transfer system? Now if Bill was, say, the player’s father or the true leaser of Team Rocket, that’s be interesting. But, nah, he is some guy you met briefly a couple times.

  • peaceandlove64
    peaceandlove64 2 ай бұрын

    My first time playing Pokemon, I had to be specifically told by my brother to open “Someone’s PC”. I thought it would be disrespectful to go through someone else’s private business 😅

  • 1Fanfanatick
    1Fanfanatick 2 ай бұрын

    I had a straight face through it all then I got hit with the

  • Zetact
    Zetact 2 ай бұрын +242

    Bill taking off the fake moustache like that will make him more recognizable to a guy who has not met him without it.

    • Anonymous Accordionist
      Anonymous Accordionist Ай бұрын +3

      @Jammin' out Rexan He's two kids in a trench coat.

    • Jammin' out Rexan
      Jammin' out Rexan Ай бұрын +4

      @Jake Murray I love that, when watching that as a member of the intended demographic (idk, like being a nine-year-old), it all makes sense
      Robert Rodriguez's kids movies feel like fever dreams to adults but are perfectly logical to kids. I don't know how he does it

    • Danzel Glovington
      Danzel Glovington Ай бұрын +4

      @Jake Murray oh my god yes thanks for reminding me of the best part of the spykids franchise. It all goes downhill right after that moustache rip

    • Jake Murray
      Jake Murray 2 ай бұрын +22

      ​@heddecatamerThe first spykids has the fake uncle take off his mustache for no reason when he reveals himself to not actually be their uncle.

    • heddecatamer
      heddecatamer 2 ай бұрын +11

      I now need a fictional character to actually do this in something idk what thing tho but something

  • Trunkit
    Trunkit 2 ай бұрын

    I always found it weird that we were taking the Pokémon out of someone else’s PC. To the kids who played this this would imply that you’re stealing from someone.

  • The Zii Family
    The Zii Family 2 ай бұрын +1

    *When the big villain reveal of the story is the guys browsing history you’ve been looking at*

  • Tyubirocks1
    Tyubirocks1 2 ай бұрын

    I didn't find Bill until my second time through the game, so I always assumed Someone was like a placeholder for your name

  • michael wawryk
    michael wawryk Ай бұрын

    I literally still have my original gameboy and fire red ❤️ i think I’ll go play it just because I saw this.

  • Arkholt
    Arkholt 2 ай бұрын +143

    I was actually kind of disappointed that in Arceus it never says "someone's pasture"

  • Dmitry Lapchinsky
    Dmitry Lapchinsky Ай бұрын +1

    I love how it just fkin cuts off at what seems as the start of a long long rant, peak comedy xD

  • Gaberaham Lincoln
    Gaberaham Lincoln Ай бұрын +12

    To quote a Homestuck: "thats a hell of a mystery no one thought was a mystery and didnt even really need solving but damn if it didnt just get solved so nice work"

  • Orcish Lemonade
    Orcish Lemonade 2 ай бұрын +160

    I still remember, the very first time I was exposed to Pokemon, my older cousin let me play his Pokemon Blue on his Game Boy for a little while. I was so excited when I told him: "Hey, I dont know who this Bill guy is, but I released a bunch of his Pokemon!"
    I was not allowed to play with his Gameboy anymore after that, and I didnt find out why until I got my own copy of Blue for myself.

    • Dev Elope
      Dev Elope Ай бұрын +1

      @Stephen Owen The original games data wouldn't allow for such a long pc name sadly. Also the modern concept of cloud storage wasn't really a thing back in 1996

    • Stephen Owen
      Stephen Owen Ай бұрын +5

      It was dumb to even have the whole Bills pc concept. It should have just been called Pokémon storage from the get go

    • RdTrler
      RdTrler Ай бұрын +15

      Your cousin couldn't even get mad at you, the game literally didn't label those Pokemon as belonging to *him.*
      That's so brutal though >.

    • PlantYT
      PlantYT Ай бұрын +3


    • GcorpCoPrez
      GcorpCoPrez Ай бұрын +6

      Oooooff! That is hilarious!!

  • Jordan Pollard
    Jordan Pollard 2 ай бұрын

    Thanks a lot, Prozd. Next time warn people when you're gona throw spoilers around

  • River Smith
    River Smith 2 ай бұрын +2792

    "That's hurtful" got me laughing

    • Clover Lucky
      Clover Lucky 2 ай бұрын +7

      @Thechugg don’t you mean… a random NPC’s PC?
      …I’ll be taking my leave now

    • Thechugg
      Thechugg 2 ай бұрын +7

      I still have no idea how we have access to a random stranger's PC

    • im sacred
      im sacred 2 ай бұрын +4


    • im sacred
      im sacred 2 ай бұрын +2

      Link to the Clip : he did what 😲

  • abucket14
    abucket14 Ай бұрын

    Once again, a perfectly valid reaction to Bill

  • BekkfXst
    BekkfXst 2 ай бұрын

    W2 wasn’t first game and I swear it took me the longest time to figure out why I was always going to this “Amanita” person’s PC. Actually, I don’t think I really figured out why, I just learned Amanita was a random shmuck I met somewhere who owned the PC or something. Still no clue why I needed to go to her PC but whatever.

  • wanderesq
    wanderesq 2 ай бұрын

    It took me a moment to remember Bebe's existence (Gen 4 my first), and then I didn't even remember Amanita (Gen 5) at all.

    • Flargenyargen
      Flargenyargen 2 ай бұрын

      In gen 4, even meeting the person is optional content. You could be the champion, still sending your Pokemon to ???'s PC. Happened to me on more than one playthrough of Platinum.

  • jam1515
    jam1515 2 ай бұрын

    It feels like they give the most random character is the most rememberable names, and any character that is slightly important to anything has the most forgettable

  • Moist & Squishy
    Moist & Squishy  2 ай бұрын +82

    I used to think "someone's pc" meant it was owned by the establishment, like the Pokémon Center. So it meant you could access your inventory of Pokémon from any pc, probably with a password of sorts.

  • Yoshimitsu126
    Yoshimitsu126 2 ай бұрын

    I actually got excited when I found out whose PC when I met them. Probably because Bill gave us an eevee.

  • Lisa Chaffin
    Lisa Chaffin 2 ай бұрын

    This confused me so much as a kid that I wondered if I was like, stealing my pokemon back from someone

  • Dialga's dreaded
    Dialga's dreaded 2 ай бұрын

    I'll be honest, after leaving bills lab... 99% of us don't remember him even for one second afterward. the other 1% of us either remember him occasionally, or make the eevee into something sentimental or something like that. as far as the 'bills pc' thing is concerned...
    1st: why even change it?
    2nd: does he think it matters.
    3rd: is he that starved for attention?

  • Courtney-Evelyn Thompson
    Courtney-Evelyn Thompson 2 ай бұрын +1

    the sad thing is that they would still do this if they added item storage back.

  • Rosie
    Rosie 2 ай бұрын +709

    God, this is every mystery in mainline pokemon

    • Daniel Hicks
      Daniel Hicks 2 ай бұрын

      @MoonGhostDoodles scarlet and violet is self aware about it at least

    • AltName7
      AltName7 2 ай бұрын +9

      @Jesse Lindsey I still think it's hilarious that Hoenn has TWO opposing teams that want to do completely opposite things that would both still destroy the ecosystem. (Also probably the plainest evidence in the series that Pokemon trainers totally drop out of regular school when they're Ten.)

    • Jesse Lindsey
      Jesse Lindsey 2 ай бұрын +7

      "Wow, who could be behind these crimes being comm-"
      it's the local dumbass-dressed Team.
      "I wonder what their goals ar-"
      They're using pokemon as tools to commit crimes and possibly unmake reality.
      "Gosh, what are they doing in this obscure locati-"
      Capturing the game's Legendary.
      Every single time. Except gens 1 and 2 where Team Rocket was just "I want this pokerman to commit a crime for me, haha money". God, things have escalated since then.

    • esosique5
      esosique5 2 ай бұрын

      @Shaded Way How do you do, fellow trainers?

    • MoonGhostDoodles
      MoonGhostDoodles 2 ай бұрын +10

      @Tallyn Nyntyg I was referring to the other mysteries. But yes, Clive's identity is peak mystery writing.

  • ermahjosh
    ermahjosh 2 ай бұрын +3

    Honestly, I know this just skit just came out but this is an instant classic. This is God Tier level. Amazing.

    • Cash Nelson
      Cash Nelson Ай бұрын

      i wish i was this easily entertained

  • WaywardWriter Ryu
    WaywardWriter Ryu 2 ай бұрын

    Reminds me of how in dpp I never found the PC manager on my first run because she was in a nondescript house in the biggest city in the game

  • I Don't Vlog
    I Don't Vlog 2 ай бұрын

    Your "why do I care" face has to be the best on KZclip by far

  • nj
    nj 2 ай бұрын

    The effect is even stronger in other games where the PC inventor is an even more forgetable character like Bebe. at least Bill gives you a free Eevee and does some wacky shit like turn himself into a pokemon. the only thing I remember about Bebe is that I prefer the name "Someone" to the name "Bebe"

  • Renegade J.P.
    Renegade J.P. 2 ай бұрын +212

    I for one appreciate Bill and the others for running the PC storage system. Though I owe it to the manga for making him a kinda important character.

  • Dexcat
    Dexcat 2 ай бұрын

    Petition to name every cloud storage service "Someone's PC"

  • Jaime Nyx
    Jaime Nyx 2 ай бұрын

    I cough-wheeze-laughed when he said "who the fuck cares?". Is that a guffaw? I think that was my first real guffaw. Wow. Thanks, ProZD.

  • ZZTalk 64
    ZZTalk 64 2 ай бұрын +1

    Bravo on your voice performance as Cat Viper ProZD! It was such a shock discovering your debut as a One Piece character! You really blew me away! 👏😄

  • Giancarlo Peñalba
    Giancarlo Peñalba 2 ай бұрын +1

    He's just really excited to show off his basic JavaScript knowledge.

  • Whovo
    Whovo 2 ай бұрын +361

    Ok but I low key miss that they don’t do this anymore even if it didn’t make any sense

    • GeneralMikey 🅥
      GeneralMikey 🅥 Ай бұрын


    • Rae Rohan
      Rae Rohan 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Alsyrriad 🪙 Agree. It was little side stories like this that made the games feel like a real, living world. That, and the exploratory aspect of them. Yeah, you could totally get lost and confused about where to go next, but that's realistic. You're canonically a pre-teen (or teen, depending on the game) heading out on a journey across the whole region by yourself for the first time with little/no prior experience and no companion(s) except little animal creatures who can't tell you sh*t about where to go next. It's unrealistic to _not_ get lost.
      I'd give a pass to SwSh on that because at least the in-game explanation makes sense, in that, if it's basically a tournament, they should be telling you exactly where to go, because it's poor management on their part if they don't. Still doesn't make sense how the map is so linear, though, unless they built their entire region around the tournament???

    • Disnecessauro Rex
      Disnecessauro Rex 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Ironhornet I started playing Pokemon as an adult and I also feel that the game lost its sense of wonder.
      Juvenoia is a thing but so is corporate comfort zone

    • Jin
      Jin 2 ай бұрын +4

      the bill side story was legit interesting and funny though. gen 1 was filled with funny little stories like this that made the world so much more engaging and intersting.

    • Arctohru the slothful
      Arctohru the slothful 2 ай бұрын +3

      Arceus slapped so hard, probably ny favourite newer game
      Also, I miss having pokemart themeq

  • animathias
    animathias 2 ай бұрын

    The reaction at 0:46 is so on point.

  • Samuel Fox
    Samuel Fox 2 ай бұрын +42

    Everybody knows Bill is just the guy who lets you draw two cards

  • T_ Raywen
    T_ Raywen Ай бұрын

    I was literally always wondering why they name it “someone’s” pc. Like bru i didn’t even realize as a kid that they changed it to “bills” pc. Who thought they would blow a kids mind with that twist lool

  • Jesse Nightingale
    Jesse Nightingale 2 ай бұрын

    Its funny that Looker is more memorable then Bill even though Bill is how I can stuff my sla- I mean willing friends into a digital prison.

  • MisterDutch93
    MisterDutch93 2 ай бұрын +1314

    I always interpreted it like this: The PC is always named Bill's PC but because you haven't met him yet it was referred to as ''Someone'' because it's just a random ass name. Who is this Bill guy? After you meet him you put two-and-two together and the game changes the name to Bill's PC to show that the player knows who it is referring to.

    • Frog/Life S
      Frog/Life S Ай бұрын +1

      @RevonFyll Lore wise it makes sense. Bill is the original inventor/Creator of the storage system where you put your pokemon. He works with Oak and they want to research all types of Pokemon so they ask you for help. You then store the pokemon onto Bills PC because he is the pokemon expert and inventor of the storage system.

    • Mega Zeta
      Mega Zeta Ай бұрын

      @Noah Marshall Even today, if you take a look at Kaspersky's goings-on in Windows Event Viewer, you'll see "thehoff" over and over, some coder's in-joke David Hasselhoff reference hidden deep under the covers of a tool used by millions all over the world.

    • Mega Zeta
      Mega Zeta Ай бұрын

      @RevonFyll It's to introduce kids to the assume-compromise philosophy

    • N N
      N N 2 ай бұрын +2

      That is literally this skit

    • William G
      William G 2 ай бұрын

      @RevonFyll Bill is the person who created the pokemon storage system

  • Imogen Geier
    Imogen Geier Ай бұрын

    I have never played Pokemon in my life and this video is truly incomprehensible to me.