- The majority of Pokemon are obtained by their owners from adoption in Pet Shops, though they can also be tamed by feeding them food (applies more to farmers than commoners however). You can also view them at zoos or aquariums.
- It is still possible to capture Pokemon in Poke Balls and battle them in the wild, but it isn't commonly done. Apricorns and other materials are quite uncommon, making Poke Ball production amount decrease significantly and they are generally hard to produce since factories don't have have a lot their ingredients to work with. Poke Balls that do end up being manufactured are quite expensive due to their rarity and sell for a lot more, so only so many people can afford the damn things.
Because of this, most households usually contain no more than 5 Pokemon as pets since they are hard to obtain and as expensive, although the Higher Class rich people can still have a plentiful amount.
- In some areas, cities, and towns; Outdoor Pokemon Battling is outlawed and is permitted only inside certain buildings like Boxing Rings, Coliseums, Dojos, etc. In these particular zones, the Law treats Pokemon battling very similar to crimes like Street Fighting, Cockfighting Destruction to Property, or Potential Murders. In a few areas, Pokemon Combat is even outlawed entirely and is considered illegal.
If you and your Rival's Pokemon happen to cause destruction and damage to private and public property a like during your battle, you're paying for it!
- Compared to the canon incarnations, Pokemon in this universe are slightly less powerful. Although they still pack a punch, they are a bit more frail and are not invincible: Certain Pokemon are susceptible to bleeding if damaged or cut severely, or if the worst happens and they engage in fights to the death. Some of them also have generally shorter lifespans than in the canon and can only live for so long, so Pokemon deaths are occur more frequently here than in the canon (though death from battle is still uncommon in general), and this is one of the reasons why Pokemon battling is illegal in some places. You might kill someone else's pet, or get your own pet killed!
- They are however stronger in one area: Pokemon in this universe are capable of more than 4 moves, or at least the Main Protagonist in my story attempts to prove this on his journey. In The Games are limited to only 4 moves at a time, and it doesn't seem to different in the Anime Show (besides the "Spin" Move that Dawn/Hikari taught her Pokemon and Pikachu too). It sounds kinda odd to me, its hard to say why.
- Most people in this universe pay more attention to their own lives than to the Animal Kingdom/Pokemon World, mstly treating them like Ordinary Animals instead of Supernatural Beings (except Legendary Pokemon, who are worshiped as gods by some). As such, Pokemon aren't as popular in the media and don't get as much attention. They still play a part in the universe, but the world doesn't revolve itself around them, unlike in the games where it seems like everyone pursues a career in Pokemon Battling (or anything Pokemon Related) jobs and almost every single person talks about them.
- The people who do own Pokemon though, don['t rally use them for soldiers. Instead, they are used for other things such as Pets, Livestock, Zoo Animals, Service and Working Animals, etc. People still share a bond with them, but the whole world has yet to take them seriously as Potent soldiers or Companions.
- Even the gym leaders don't battle as often and are sometimes booked on certain days, mainly because they have their own lives to get to instead of just challenging a bunch of people all day long. If a trainer wishes to take a leader on and enter the heat of battle, he has to arrange this fight by contacting them via phone calls, email, etc. In addition, all Leaders are treated as equal in terms of skill and experience, and they can all be challenged in any order. In the games, some Leaders are just stronger than others and the player starts with the weaker ones and progresses to the stronger ones as they were. I just wonder: What does this mean for the people who weren't born in Pallet Town and live so far away from Brock, but closer to someone stronger like Sabrina? Would they have to take a plane or bus ride just to get to Pewter City before just taking on someone else. I just noticed that in the games, and I personally find it kinda odd.
- Because Pokemon are less commonly associated with humans, they generally have a harder time adapting to their new homes and take a slower time to start obeying their masters. The two worlds between mankind and Pokes have too thick of a line between each other for most to become fast friends.
In a nutshell, the relationship between Pokemon and Mankind is a little distant and they keep a significantly smaller involvement with one another and don't take each other too seriously, at least not for now. One boy named Jordan who had just gotten his first Pokemon, is one of the few people who have enough Poke Balls and resources still able to catch his own Pokemon. He has never really owned a Pokemon before and ignored them in his life up until this point. He had bought a raffle ticket for a free, rare mystery prize Pokemon (revealed to be a Froakie) along with a set of 20 Balls; but he didn't think he stood a chance and didn't expect to win, and only entered because everyone else did. To his surpirise, he did win, and his new friend was revealed to be a Froakie. He didn't know what to do with his new friend at first, but after spending some time with it he finally knew what he wished to do with Pokemon after it saved his life in a battle: Capture more of these intriguing creatures and form a Superhero Team with them (something he had always wanted to do, but never could) and fight crime with it for two reasons:
1. For justice.
2. For the action. To him, crime fighting sounds like fun! Or is it..
The problem is, he has no experience in Pokemon Battling and doesn't get along to well with his Froakie; so the road to becoming a superhero might prove difficult unless he can find a mentor with experience in both worlds, which will be very hard to do since Battling is really unpopular with almost everyone else. Despite being fairly new to the world of Pokemon He intends to not only fight crime, but also convince the world to get more involved with Pokemon and that there is more to these creatures than being mere pets and animals, and that they could change the world forever, they certainly changed his; in just one day I might add.Unfortunately, he might be spreading the word about this too much
, since bad guys also recognize his intent and realize that Pokemon could be used for destruction as well.. although that's kinda what he wants to happen.[/spoiler]
[spoiler=The Characters and Story itself]
I'll get to this later