How does that old adage go? If you play with fire or pet a Slugma, you get burned.
In video game or anime formats, Pok√©mon are generally adorable. Makes you wonder if they were real, how many of them would people actually want to keep as pets? Personally, I think it would probably be like it is now. Where the cuddly, furry ones (ie. dogs, cats, ferrets, etc…) would make good pets and the reptilian creatures are more niche. Sadly I don’t see this boding well for Bulbasaur (my favorite Pok√©mon), but I do see this working out well for Bidoof (my least favorite Pok√©mon). Ain’t that a kick in the head?