So I read your June 13, White 2 Epilogue where Zinzolin converses with the main character on human stagnation and pokeballs with N. How much do you agree or disagree with it? (Yes I know you wrote it)

I did write it, and it is supposed to be a point of view that’s plausible and persuasive as well as appropriate to how I think the game characterises Zinzolin – but that’s a perfectly legitimate question, and no, I don’t agree with him.  I think that all human achievement is ultimately built on cooperation, and in the context of the Pokémon universe I think that humans’ capacity for teamwork, leadership and empathy is kind of their ‘thing,’ their ‘special power,’ if you like.  Those are the skills they should be honing and using.  That’s not to say the system necessarily works, of course, or that humans by and large are going about it the right way or relating to Pokémon in an appropriate manner.  But I don’t think separation, on the model of what anyone in Team Plasma was thinking, is the answer.

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