’80s and ’90s kids grew up with Pokemon, and now they’re raising a generation of kids who love Pokemon just a much—in a franchise that still has original content being created all the time.
If you’ve got reluctant writers in your class, then you know that you have to get creative when it comes to getting them to work on their skills. One way to do this is by catering to their interests.
Below, you’ll find a list of engaging prompts to encourage your Pokemon-loving students to write and have fun in the process.
Using This Guide
This is a guide that you can keep handy for free time, or as an extra incentive for those students who need a little push.
Here are some fun ways you can use this list:
- Look up Pokemon 1-27, and have the student use the prompt that corresponds with the number of their favorite from that list.
- Have students assign each other Pokemon prompts.
- Assign one or two prompts a week as extra credit to help raise a struggling student’s grade.
Writing Prompts – Gotta Catch ‘Em All
- Who is your favorite Pokemon character? Why are they your favorite?
- Do you believe that Pokemon should have stuck with the original 150, or is it good that they’ve added more over the years?
- Do you collect Pokemon cards? Why or why not?
- Create your own Pokemon. Draw a picture, and write its general stats and attacks.
- Which starter Pokemon is your favorite? Why?
- Write an acrostic poem using the name of a Pokemon.
- Write a story from the point of view of a Pokemon trainer.
- Write a story about Pokemon using the following words: grass, battle, gym, potion
- Which town in the Pokemon universe is your favorite? Why?
- What kind of Pokemon is the most powerful? Explain your answer.
- Write a story that puts your favorite superhero into the Pokemon universe.
- “This morning when I woke up, there was a Pokemon in my room!” Write what happens next.
- Which Pokemon game is your favorite? Why?
- Write an acrostic poem using the word “TRAINER”.
- If you were a trainer, what kind of Pokemon would you train? Why?
- Which Pokemon games have you played?
- Write a story from the point of view of a gym leader.
- How would you explain Pokemon to someone who doesn’t know anything about them?
- Do you have a least favorite Pokemon? Which Pokemon is it? Why?
- Have you watched any of the Pokemon shows or movies? Do you have a favorite?
- If you could live a day as any Pokemon, which would you choose? Explain your answer.
- Which Pokemon would be the scariest to face in real life? Explain.
- Write a Pokemon story using the following words: fairy, Pokeball, cave, ether
- Which Eevee evolution is your favorite? Why?
- Write a story where your character has to face a tough gym leader.
- Write an acrostic poem using the word “POKEBALL”.
- What do you think life is like when you’re a Pokemon stuck inside a Pokeball? Write a short story from the point of view of a Pokemon inside a Pokeball.
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