That's actually a really fucking good question, why can't the elite four, the fucking strongest trainers in the region use their experience and power to fight the crime organization that is fucking things up? Hell, i honestly can't remember any other game doing something like this, the elite four neves does jack shit about whatever crime organization is currently fucking with their region, be it stealing pokemon or trying to destroy the world, i think that's a pretty fucking big motivation right there, besides some police officers here and there (and later we don't even get those, people just completely ignore them sometimes) there are also no organized group of trainers trying to work together to fight them
What the fuck?
Here's the thing: people are selfish. Having the power to prevent or stop evil isn't the same as giving enough of a fuck to actually do it.
Most trainers are self-absorbed to the point of basing their whole lives/personalities on their Pokemon preference.
Literally BW. Also, it's retarded how Team Rocket was even a threat with the shit they used that any competent trainer could stomp which unfortunately shat up Team Plasma as well.
But i guess someone trying to destroy the world and kill everybody, including you isn't enough, right? Team Rocket aside they all have motivations that can legitimately fuck even with the strongest players
That's something that always bothered me with the rockets, they obviously have the resources to get better stuff for themselves, but they would rather stick with weak ass pokemon in a world where literally everybody and their mother could easily reach at least a level 20 something, and its not even about they not having variety considering the fact that they always have koffings, Cubones and other kinds of pokemon that can only be found on very specific areas.
Cubones are self explanatory, but Koffins can only be found in the pokemon mansion, so its at least implied they go there but for some reason they don't have any of the other possible mons that can be caught there, and these Koffings seem to be a lot weaker for some reason so maybe they are hatching their own pokemon? But even them they still have shit loads of them so they must be doing some serious breeding somewhere
maybe there are rockets who go to the mansion to literally grind Koffings for the rest of the team, which would kind of explain why some of them have stronger pokemon than the others, some members would focus on capturing, which would require them to beat a bunch of other wild pokemon, and by doing that they would even gain some levels
Because Kanto's League is still in the process of becoming official; they don't even have a Champion until a half hour before you get there. The Elite Four could go out and enforce some laws, like Lance does in GSC, but they're going to act when they have the proper authority and aren't so caught in red tape that they might overlook anything.
Sort of like how Bruce Wayne could go apeshit on any of the villains without repercussions.
Yeah, it's a weak point even without a ten-year-old busting all of Rocket's shit, so I prefer them being worried that they can't give taking down Rocket the proper focus with how taxing whatever processes are.
Yes but that's not hinted at all in the games save for giovanni, the legit mob boss
This is why I like BW's story--the characters actually have some purpose, and the good guys reacting to the villains make you feel more tension
Maybe the reason why pokemon characters are so afraid of killing each other is cause some ghost pokemon were originally humans so they don't want to get fucked up in their sleep or something