...Is Spamira not an elementary school kid? I mean, not that school is apparently a big thing in the Pokémon setting. For whatever reason, I imagined Emerald Spammy as older, but with the greater attention to the world and characters, I kinda assumed that Spamira was sticking a bit closer to the canon FRLG parameters.Spamira wrote:You don’t have to treat me like an elementary school kid.
This storyline/area is kinda odd. First, the fisherman and his wife together strongly imply that they're catching fish Pokémon to eat, which has been a bigger and bigger no-no as time has worn on. I guess you can rationalize that they're eating non-Pokémon fish, but the existence of non-Pokémon animals has itself been tacitly phased out in the years since. It wouldn't stick out to me except as an anachronism if it was part of the old Kanto script, but this is a new area with new writing.
Next, we have a
Which brings me to my last point: that Rocket you confront in the caves with Lorelei is 100% right. They aren't doing anything illegal by catching Pokémon in the cave, and no real grounds to question their handling of the Pokémon in question. Maybe
Something just strikes me as backwards when you have someone threatening Poké-violence to disrupt legitimate catching/training and business and it's the Rockets on the receiving end of Ice Beams to the face. It makes me envision a timeline where Team Rocket tried to go straight after Giovanni disappeared, but incidents like this and their poor image and personal skills force them to return to crime. Or maybe I'm making something out of nothing; maybe Spamira has every right to pass judgment sight unseen. It's a safe bet that only a cruel or neglectful trainers would just, you know, buy their whole team through the mail.