In America hunting is popular. Does that mean that they'd hunt for Pokemon? Maybe a Stantler head hanging above my fireplace?
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I think instead of a quote, I might just start listing the number of people whose signatures contain quotes by me. My goal is to be in ALL OF THEM.
..Read the Pokemon myths from Sinnoh. Also, Slowpoke tails
and Cinnabar Burgers.
Professor Lund and Tory were in Antarctica if I remember correctly, and those were clearly Sealios and Spheals.
If there are Pokemon from outer space (Deoxys), I don't see why not in the rest of the world.
My guess is, Pokémon are everywhere...but
Japanthe "Pokemon nation" is the only place where they've taken over the ecosystem entirely. In my mental universe, Pokémon are less numerous in other regions, and coexist with non-Pokémon animals, but are still present. (And THAT's where dub-Ash's cheeseburgers come from: normal old cattle from China, Australia, New Zealand, etc.)
But in "Pokéia," where the Moonstone landed, where Arceus saved the main island from a meteor storm, where the first Mew bonded with the Tree of Beginnings and the Poké-cellular lifeforms first began to mingle with native species, Pokémon have had time and opportunity to take over all the evolutionary niches and become the dominant lifeform on "Monshū" (sorry ) and nearby islands.
Goddamn look at that Wargle in your avatar, all, "FUCK YOU I'M AMERICA! I EMBODY THE ENTIRE COUNTRY WITHIN MY FURY! I AM BOTH BIRD AND CONCEPT!"
So I think Stavanger is just as important to the Pokemon World as Minnesota.
Anyway I will say, why should they not? I see no reason why not, so I say yes, indeed they certainly live all over the place.