I follow the games with human characters' personalities a lot.
With the nature of the Pokemon themselves, it is obvious that the games are meant to be taken with a grain of salt. Clearly there is more than one Articuno
, and Moltres
. The anime shows that Lugia
is not one of a kind. I'd presume Ho-oh
to be the same. And the Regis are clearly multiples, because Brandon owns them. In my opinion, there are two types of legendaries: "lesser" and "greater". "Lesser" legendaries, which have more than one of each, include Pokemon like the legendary birds, the golems, Shaymin
, and Victini
. "Greater" legendaries, which probably have only one member, are Pokemon like Kyogre
, and Zekrom
I don't think Pokemon are really as dangerous as the Pokedex entries say so. They seem to be easy to tame. Even more aggressive Pokemon like Gyarados
probably attack because of self-defense. It's not like they're out to get people. It's clear that average Pokemon don't do bad things on their own. And a lot of Pokemon are dangerous for reasons one can understand. For example, Tyranitar are very protective of their young, so going near a newborn Larvitar
is probably not a good idea if you're sure that the mother is around.
Nor do I think Marowak
die after they reproduce. I bred a female Marowak in Black and she didn't die after the resulting Cubone
was born. The mother Marowak in Generation I died a premature death - if Team Rocket hadn't killed her, she would probably still be alive in Generation II, and likely after that. And I doubt that Nidorina
can't reproduce. They probably can. Pokemon can probably breed with egg groups. I mean, how else would male-only and female-only Pokemon reproduce? They might not always take after the mother, though. That might explain with male-only Pokemon like Tauros
and the Hitmons.
While you don't lose Pokemon unless you release them or trade them away, it is clear in the games that most Pokemon are not forever. They do have a finite lifespan. Presumably some would last longer than others. A large Pokemon like Wailord
would probably live considerably longer than a small Pokemon like Pidgey
They're probably not as smart. There's no way Alakazam knows everything in human history. The only Pokemon that probably does know is Arceus
Keep in mind that the games do contradict themselves. The Marowak example is one of the most glaring.
I tend to go by the anime and manga for town size. There's no way that there's only three houses in all of Nuvema Town. Most human towns are not that small - only in remote, unhospitable places (like the Sahara Desert, Greenland, Patagonia, etc.) do towns normally get that small.
There's probably more technology than the games would like you to believe. The ruins are very complex and must have required a lot of work from humans. DragonSpiral Tower is probably 300 or more feet high, and yet it's thousands of years old. In the manga, the Sky Pillar is 50 floors high - it's probably around 600 feet tall (maybe as much as 900 feet), taller than any real-life building as old as it probably is. Speaking of which, there's no way that island it's on is only a few hundred feet across. I'd think it would be at least half a mile wide.