#1
while playing some Pokemon Fire Red, I was thinking, pokemon are basically the equivalent of animal companions in the real world. We grow up with them, train them, they're faithful and the such, pretty much any attribute given to a pokemon is basically equivalent to a attribute given to a normal animal (except of course the ability to do powerful moves/breathe fire/psychic abilities/etc but in the Pokemon reality I guess thats normal) Now, as you all know, in Pokemon you fight with other Pokemon, make them faint and all that fun stuff. But wouldnt that be the equivalent to animal fighting?

Take, for example, **** fighting is done as a gambling sport, you acquire money if your rooster wins. In a pokemon battle, if you win, you get money, if you lose, you lose money.

Wouldnt Pokemon fighting/capturing be illegal? Tell me what you think.
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Pokemon is short for Pocket Monsters. The Japanese don't do well with monsters (Godzilla, Gogira, Mothra, etc) so any monster to them should be treated badly.
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#7
I'm glad I'm not the only one to have thought of this.

Yes, if pokemon were real, forcing them to fight each other for entertainment or profit would be considered inhumane treatment of animals and would be illegal.
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would that mean if it were illegal, id be arrested by officer jenny?

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It seems that the pokemon have some intelligence though (more then most if not all animals at least), so as long as they want to fight and aren't being forced, then I doubt there would be a problem.

Also if you take the ability to train your pokemon away from the law abiding trainers, who's going to have the strong pokemon? Team Rocket.
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would that mean if it were illegal, id be arrested by officer jenny?

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so as long as they want to fight and aren't being forced, then I doubt there would be a problem.


yeah but some dogs naturally want to fight without them being forced
and thats still illegal (as long as theres betting taking place)
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It seems that the pokemon have some intelligence though (more then most if not all animals at least), so as long as they want to fight and aren't being forced, then I doubt there would be a problem.

Also if you take the ability to train your pokemon away from the law abiding trainers, who's going to have the strong pokemon? Team Rocket.

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It's a damn video game. Chill out. It's not like everything in a game needs to coincide with the real world.
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PETA's so ****ing full of themselves. I live in missouri and did you know if we didn't hunt white tail deer they would over populate and kill all of missouris forests. Because we killed all the wolves were there only natural preadator now.
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Quote by Bucket-Of-Win
It seems that the pokemon have some intelligence though (more then most if not all animals at least), so as long as they want to fight and aren't being forced, then I doubt there would be a problem.

Also if you take the ability to train your pokemon away from the law abiding trainers, who's going to have the strong pokemon? Team Rocket.


You make a very good point here.
#22
It's an interesting thought. Pokemon harbour the same sort of interlect as a child in most cases. However, the pokemon world has dynamics that are so unknown to us in real terms that this sort of speculation is quite difficult.
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I believe the word you're looking for is "pets."

I know what a pet is, I just chose animal companion because it suits it better.
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But now that I actually think about it Pokemon are more of companions than pets.
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#28
Pokemon are more intelligent than real animals, hence is why Charizard and Red Gyrados are pains in the ass to battle with

and have we all forgotten that a Pokemon can be revived at a Pokecenter? So it's not like real animals, who can't be revived.
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#29
And they can all understand English, but only one Pokemon in the whole world has learned to speak it...
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But Luiga and Mewtwo can talk telepathically, so hah!
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#32
Hmm...ya know what, this entire thread is irrelevant. They're mythical fucking creatures! PETA doesn't care about them. Besides, there already is a real life equivalent of PETA for Pokemon; it's called PokeTourneys.
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