I was going through my old notes in my plan to rewrite the first few chapters of my old fanfic when I came across which pokemon the characters have. One of them is already an established trainer with a full team of six.
However, this is writing! I don't have to be confined by the limitations or precedents of the games or anime. So I'm wondering if I should just ditch the six Pokemon limit, or maybe even lower it to a nice round number like five.
How do you guys deal with the maximum number of Pokemon a trainer can carry? Do you just accept six and go on, or do you fiddle with the limits or get rid of it entirely?
From a personal standpoint, lowering it to five makes things a bit easier, as I have one less character to develop a personality for. But I also feel like an established trainer who's travelled for some time would have more, so I'm not sure which direction to go with this.