But Would You Be A Trainer?
Let's do a hypothetical, you're an inhabitant of the Pokémon world. You've not suddenly been transported there, you've always lived there. Born and raised.
Considering how that might affect your attitude towards Pokémon...
If you lived in the Pokémon world would you actually become a trainer?
Something I often found interesting with the anime, one of the few things, was when it showed people who lived and worked with Pokémon but weren't trainers.
We all play the games and are happy to set off, travelling the world and taking the Gym challenge. But is that what you'd want to do?
I like the idea of being some kind of landscaper/ranger for an estate/area of land. In actual life I've done arboriculture, landscaping, some basic gardening... Some experience in grounds keeping. Jobs that can be very good for the soul, I find.
Assuming that element of my personality is the same, I think that's something I'd very happily fit into. I'd get to spend a lot of time in relatively peaceful and un-tarnished natural environments and I think that's the best environment to live with Pokémon in.
I don't think I'd actually be comfortable being a Pokémon's trainer, who is obeyed because that's how it works. I'd rather be their friend and if I make a suggestion they do it 'cos they trust me and we have an understanding.
Apparently, according to some people, Gen IV is no longer relevant when discussing mechanics/direction of the game franchise etc.
These people would do well to consider the sales figures. Gen IV is very much still relevant.