Training in the games is fun, but in real life, a world of ethical principles ... frankly, if the Team Plasma basis had not been a lie I would have joined them, I think it's cruel to keep living beings in captivity for entertainment (like in a circus). You catch a pokemon and who knows if that pokemon had no offspring to care for, which are helpless because his mother (or father) was caught by a child. (remember that episode when Drew tries to catch a Arcanine
... that episode was very special for me.
As real life is based on physical laws, it would be very unpleasant to see a Steelix
using Crunch or Iron Tail in something squishy and soft like a Caterpie
. Also, if humans eat animals, what would stop us to sacrifice a Pokemon to satisfy us? (I'm sure the pokemon world that should happen, but in a caricature these topics are omitted). And the most strange is that there is no plants we could eat for fear of having thoughts like a pokemon XD.
If the pokemon exist, at least I would use only as pets ... or perhaps contests.