Do you think the Pokémon games would be well-received in the Pokémon world?
Y’know, I think they would be. The real world has plenty of very popular and successful video games that simulate real sports: soccer, American football, basketball, wrestling, golf, skateboarding. Most people can, in principle, learn to do those things for real, but very few can learn all of them, and very few can do them at the highest levels of skill. Even people who are top-tier professionals sometimes enjoy relaxing with a simulated version of their sport. I think the same would probably apply to Pokémon training and Pokémon battles. Not every Youngster Joey with a Rattata can travel the region, earn eight badges, meet legendary Pokémon, defeat Team Badguy and become a League Champion, y’know? I think it would be a compelling experience for people who are too young to become trainers for real, or don’t have the time to give to a pro battling career, or just don’t like the idea of their Pokémon getting hurt.