I have a question about the intellectual capabilities of a pokemon.
Pikachu is shown to be an equal in intelligence to Ash. A clefairy was shown possessing the knowledge to build a space craft, however in the episode with the two Donphan, the Donphan were portrayed more as animals, trying to attract mates and not seeming to have any intellectual interaction with Ash and friends.
It was that episode that amde me wonder, what is the intelligence of a pokemon? Are they as smart as humans, as Dragonite's pokedex entry states, or are they smarter than animals, but not as smart as humans?
Just something I was thinking about that I'd thought would make a good discussion.