|I want to give credit to the URL in the bottom corner, but it doesn't work, so, here's the image source I found|
Things would not be so cut-and-dry in the real world. As soon as the world at large knew about what are obviously an endangered species, a few things would happen:
|This is kind of what it would be like|
if they were real...and missing
a chromosome. Source
Speaking of animal smuggling, as big as the illegal animal trade is, I look forward to the first guy arrested trying to go through the airport with a dozen Bulbasaurs taped to the inside of his pants.
While the animal rights groups are distracted by the circus of attention and allure of media whoring they can do at the Ash Catchem trial, certain bored rich people who will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a nice plate of fried Jigglypuff (I'm looking at YOU Prince Harry).
But with such odd and deadly abilities, it's only a matter of time before governments take to the task of catching them all and using them instead of or in tandem with drone trikes. So I guess it would be like the cartoon in that these animals would be trapped and used for the entertainment of the masses, though I suppose "entertainment" in this case is unleashing the Pokemon on poor countries with rich natural assets.
Have a good weekend, one and all.