If you grew up or even were alive in the 90's, Pokémon was part of your life in some way, shape or form. These little pocket monsters have been lighting up screens since 1996, and especially with the recent resurgence of Pokémon Go, they're not going away anytime soon. But what if they were actually, you know, a part of your life?
Or better yet, you stumble upon a squirtle - sorry, poliwag. Everyone knows squirtle is one of the favorites of the original 151. Or just one of the favorites of all time. We'd throw a pokéball his way.
Speaking of pokéballs, how would that even work in real life? 90's kids have long wondered: What happens inside a pokéball? Is your Pokémon just chilling, or is he exploring a whole new magical land it transports you way to? The world may never know.
Um, mash the run button, please. Get out of here as quickly as you can. Pinsir's card description says that "[i]f it fails to crush its victims with its pincers, it will swing its victim around and toss it hard." Excellent. Just what you want to have lurking around your neighborhood.
Wait, a world full of Pokémon would be wonderful. You'd get to cuddle with pikachus and run into legendaries while walking through the forest. But it would also be absolutely terrifying. We're looking at you, aggron.
Gengar's card description says that when "[u]nder a full moon, [he] likes to mimic the shadows of people and laugh at their fright." That's obviously not concerning at all. If he was real, that would be totally fine. Really.
We always wondered how geodude got around, as a lot of the illustrations just kind of depicted him floating around like an anti-gravitational rock. In a world where Pokémon were real, not even rocks are safe. Maybe we take our current reality for granite.*
The perpetually confused duck pokémon would make for a humorous companion, but definitely wouldn't be much in the way of help if you ran into a wild pinsir. Could we give psyduck tylenol? Or just wait for him to evolve out of the migraines?