- but it's silly and not worth being upset about
this happened yesterday but i'm not trying to subtoot anyone in particular, it's just a thing that happens sometimes
i wish i could talk about pokemon training and battles and stuff on here without people in my mentions telling me that it's fucked up because it's dogfighting
like, yes, of all the "let's take this children's thing and make it dark and edgy" theories, it's by far the most convincing one. in fact, you need to go pretty far out of your way for it to not be the natural conclusion you come to
but the games and anime repeatedly make the point that this is a misunderstanding. the pokemon want to do this just as much as the trainer does. it's canon in the games that the whole reason pokemon attack trainers with pokemon stronger than they are is to be caught and trained and fight
and if you're currently thinking "this sounds like a justification that the humans came up with to justify pokemon trainers": you're right! it does sound like that! but i choose to believe that it's not because this is something that makes me happy. i headcanon the best of all possible worlds because i want it to be a fun wholesome thing. and every time someone tells me it's bloodsport i have to come down from my pokemon-induced good mood and explain the deal to them
and it's a silly thing to be upset about. i don't have to be bummed out by someone else saying that pokemon battles are dogfighitng. and yet, here i am bitching about it when it hasn't even happened today, i just happened to think of it
re: - but it's silly and not worth being upset about
it's a really valid upset...
*offers hugs if wanted*
- Packsnek 🐍
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