A truly bonded Pokemon and Trainer is a pair who follows the others' wishes without question, putting full trust in one another's reasoning.
As with any friendship, the bond between them is a mutual debt. They are equal in one another's eyes and their love for each other is the driving force behind many victories and sacrifices.
Many people feel it is inappropriate to refer to a Pokemon as an "it" when its gender is either nonexistent, ambiguous, or unknown. It is more common for people to use gender-neutral pronouns such as "ze", "hir", and "hirs".
While male and female Pokemon exist, there have been cases of certain Pokemon of a gendered species possessing both male and female qualities. This is extremely rare and is still being researched. It is unknown how or if they can produce Eggs.
Animals still do live in the wild, however, most non-insect, land-dwelling species have been hunted into extinction by the far more powerful Pokemon. The evolutionar