These guys aren’t half bad! I liked a lot of the points they brought up, and they actually used information from the source material. However, there were a few pitfalls these “game theory” people seem to fall into a lot. ):
You’re over-thinking shit.
There are certain things in fictional stories you have to stop and say "it’s because it’s not real".
Things like "why can Team Rocket survive being electrocuted/blown up/etc???" BECAUSE IT’S FICTIONAL. Physical comedy is prevalent in many cartoons, Pokemon is no exception. They get shocked because it’s funny, they survive because they have to. Nothing more, nothing less.
Ghost Pokemon were humans?!?!?!
Uh.. yeah? Ghost Pokemon are largely the Pokemon world’s version of ghosts. Ghost Pokemon are dead Pokemon, or dead humans. Some of them are possessed objects given life via strong emotions. It’s… not all that amazing really? I mean, who didn’t automatically assume this when they first saw them?
They also took a few things too literally. The Sinnoh myths are worded in very simplistic yet confusing ways, however it’s not that difficult to understand what they mean.
The Pokemon and Humans being the same thing, for instance, is probably meant to mean they were looked at as equals. It doesn’t mean Pokemon are Humans and Humans are Pokemon, like… come on. Way back when they didn’t distinguish Humans as trainers or anything, so back then a Pokemon was looked at the same way a Human would’ve been.
The one about a Pokemon shedding it’s skin to be a Human could also mean it was abandoning it’s wild nature to settle down and go live with humans in civilized society. Or, that it was using an ability like Transform or Illusion to go under the guise of a Human.
Considering how scientific most of their stuff is, it’s weird and slightly ironic that they took the Sinnoh Myths so… cut and dry. same with the Human-like Egg Group part, as we’ve previously discussed. They’re called Human-like ONLY because they’re bipedal and have functioning arms. It says so on Bulbapedia:
"Pokémon in this Egg Group, as the name implies, have similar characteristics to humans. They are fully bipedal, standing and walking on two legs. They also possess arms with which they could manipulate objects or deliver blows."
That’s all there is to it. Most of the Pokemon in that group are Psychic types, who have high IQs and henceforth would also have more Human-like reasoning and thinking skills.
Kadabra possibly being a human boy previously is also taken a bit out of context. They used the Fire Red dex entry, but the Emerald one says this:
It is rumored that a boy with psychic abilities suddenly transformed into Kadabra while he was assisting research into extrasensory powers.
Which makes a lot more sense.
Let’s be frank though, a lot of shit in the Pokedex doesn’t seem to actually relate to anything in the games or anime. If Spoink stops moving, it’ll die. Slugma will harden if they stop moving. Certain Pokemon are apparently poisonous to the touch, and yet they get hugged and everything just fine. Some fire types are said to have ridiculously high body temperatures, yet you can touch them and not melt.
You kind of have to take dex entries will a grain of salt, since a lot of them appear to be full of shit. D:
So yeah, I really don’t think Pokemon evolve into/from Humans or vice-versa. Psychic trainers and Aura Guardians aren’t a good basis of proof either. Practically all the Psychic trainers, save for big ones like Sabrina or Olympia, are very… flaky? Like, their psychic powers don’t go beyond making a Pokeball float. They’re quite bumbling actually. If anything, being with their Psychic Pokemon probably helps to amplify what bit of ability they have! D:
The existence of people with psychic abilities and stuff like that isn’t an indication of PokeHuman freak babies.