Cooper: It was less than 15 years ago that the Pokemon “Mewtwo” launched an assault on humanity, using its superior psychic powers to attempt to bring down the people that had once attempted to contain it. The power of friendship did, indeed, prevent this from becoming a worldwide catastrophe, but how can we in good faith continue to empower and “level up” Pokémon knowing that, if organized, the beasts could overthrow humanity, especially if we continue to make them stronger.
Henry: As long as there are dedicated, loving trainers out there like Ash Ketchum, that grim future will never come to pass. Legendary Pokémon like Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, and many more have caused damage thanks to their extreme power, so it’s a good thing that they can be caught and come to understand the friendship of a trainer. In this case, Pokémon ownership helps protect the world from potential threats like those.