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    This is more meant as an observation, but don't you think its kind of cruel to make intelligent beings fight each other until they faint, and then heal them and make them do it again? Some of these things sound pretty painful, getting frozen solid, burned, paralyzed, poisoned, electrecuted, cut, etc. This is just an observation, but you'd think with PETA and other organizations around that something like that would never be legal.
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    But trainers/etc who abuse their pokemon ARE punished, or at least tsk-tsked. We don't have little hyposprays that can cure a dog of evisceration (sp?), while it exists in the Pokemon world, so with us damage means a lot more. I dislike how far some trainers take it, but even jerks like Paul heal their pokemon. If the pokemon didn't like it, they'd leave. Pokemon fight all the time in the wild, sometimes ritualistically, sometimes for real. Same thing with battles. I see it as more of a ritual battle than the real thing.
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    But CAN pokemon leave? That Articuno I just caught put up a huge fight before I caught it, so obviously it didn't want to be caught in the first place.
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    That's to make the game harder pal.

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    If Pokemon are so smart they wouldn't let this happen to them. Anyways, there is no PETA equivalent in the world of Pokemon, and battling is a form of exercise for them. Most Pokemon also desire to get stronger.

    (There may not be a PETA in Pokemon, but SPEW in Harry Potter has inspired me to create an Anti-Bidoof enslavement organization, all I need is a good name)

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    What about the Pokemon G-men?

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    But...the Bidoof enslave us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habunake View Post
    But...the Bidoof enslave us.
    That's what I think of most pets, especially cats, they sit around, eat our food, live in our houses, and we have to clean up after them!

    G-men, and Pokemon Rangers I guess (although the later is more about nature) are agencies that are against the abuse of Pokemon, but they seem like they are controlled by the League.

    Battling's only bad for the Pokemon if they lose, or if their trainers don't know when to give up.

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    I remember a debate about Ranger's actually being worse then trainers in terms of Pokemon Cruelty.

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    I think that the pokemon like the battles and experience that they would not normally get without the help of a trainer. And if they don't, give 'em an experience share.
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    True, for people who are supposed to uphold justice, they seem worse with their stylers snatching wild Pokemon and using their abilities and just letting them go afterwards, but then they aren't forcing them to battle.

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    If the League officially runs legal battles (Which includes GLs), and they run any official pokemon contests, doesn't that mean any OFFICIAL battle will be stopped if things get out of hand? So, since most League's spies and referees can't find every single trainer they just make any battle with an approved referee an official match. But out in the wild it's different. When a trainer comes up to you and asks for a battle in a deserted forest, there's no official to oversee the match. So it depends on the trainers after that.

    So, the League just makes it that when ever they host matches, like in the pokemon league, they can watch to make sure no one gets hurt. So, any trainer battle without an official referee is outside the League's control. So ( I'm starting to form a habit of starting my sentences with so), It then means the trainer is completely responsible for any permenant harm that befalls their pokemon in an unwatched match.

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    If I was a pokemon, I'd hide up a tree or something and never reveal myself, hence never being seen or caught. Prof. Oak would certainly scratch his head over me!

    They have an article about this on Bulbapedia itself, making parelells from Pokemon to Satanism, enslaving creatures for means other than intended and making them fight to near death. Maybe not quite as extreme as that but still.

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    i agree.in fact i read in wikipedia that pokemon fights are equivalent to cock fights,which are illegal.

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    Yes because Wikipedia knows all and is never edited by n00bs........

    But it is true, Pokemon battles can be compared to cockfighting, except the Pokemon never dies.

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