So what would the laws be like if we had Pokemon?
Like where they can be, who can approach them, etc.
I imagine they would be treated like regular animals. Though I guess since they can understand humans and are far more intelligent than regular animals, they would be used for labour. I could easily see water Pokémon being used by firemen, for example. We would probably synthesize various drugs from the spores and poisons from grass and bug Pokémon. Electric Pokémon could be a source of natural clean energy, though I imagine that would lead to horrible situations with battery farms (ha... battery farm...).
I suppose for all the pros of having Pokémon around there would be equally as many problems, mostly because of how darn dangerous Pokémon can be. There would probably be underground Pokémon fight clubs for illegal battles. There could actually be a real "Team Rocket" terrorist group who illegally train Pokémon (there's no way training and battling would be legal, that's an animal cruelty nightmare) and use them to get what they want.
That got dark.
Well, the porn industry would be more exotic.
If they were real then they would probably be able to die. So battling would be horrible & illegal I'd imagine. I wonder if there would be hunting seasons for some of them lol.