I was having a discussion with my friend yesterday, and it started out as a conversation about HGSS--he said he liked that Pokemon could follow you around because it was "realistic," and if Pokemon were real he was some would want to be out of their Pokeballs. So I asked, "what Pokemon would follow you?" And he thought for a moment, before replying:
"I'd probably just have my Mismagius float above me all the time, and then have a Pokemon sit on my shoulder... like my Bellossom. Well, she's probably small enough for me to just hold her... I don't know why I'm talking about this. It's never going to happen."
Reality check aside--if Pokemon were real, how would your life relate to the plot/progression of the games? Would it be possible for you to have some of the Pokemon you have now? Do you think we would wake up and look like Anime characters?
For one, I don't think my mom would have let me travel the world at 10. Japan must really have responsible children.