Now that you made it that far, I can ask. What do you think of the NPC in X/Y who says that Pokemon eggs aren’t really eggs but more like cradles? I wonder how that would work exactly.

The problem is that I have no idea what he means.  When he says they “aren’t really eggs,” presumably he is contrasting them to something else which he does consider an egg, but whether or not other egg-laying creatures even exist in the Pokémon world is something of a point of contention.  That being the case, the only thing I can think of that could be considered an egg by whatever definition he’s using is a human egg – which is so completely and obviously different that the statement is just totally banal.  What’s more, describing an egg as being “like a cradle” would be a perfectly straightforward metaphor anyway, so it’s hard to see why being “like a cradle” should somehow disqualify them from being eggs… unless he’s saying that they are “like cradles” in the sense that they are artificially constructed and have viviparous infants deposited in them after birth, but that seems just too weird to contemplate…

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