This is, of course, the bit that always got me. The kid has a pocket monster *snicker*, and he fights to get other pocket monsters by throwing his pocket monster (who normally is in a pokeball) into the foray, whereupon they battle, willingly, for their poke-slavemaster.
Plainly the Pokemon series will never make any sense to me.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.