My group wanted me to find a game they can play when not everyone is able to make it to our game night so I heard about it, downloaded the pdf and read through it. Trainer creation seems kinda pointless for a game where your trainer isn't actually the one fighting. So my question has anyone of you played this yet?
It seems overly complex the more I read it, While looking through the Zip file it does give 3 PDF settings a future setting to explain pokegear, and how Creatures like Porygon and Mewtwo can exist. A space setting if you want to use Deoxys or Unknowen. and an D&D type setting. I might just use the future setting and make Porygon an AI program.
I've played a campaign with this. It is pretty complex at first. Though I will say trainer characters are there for character interaction, in the same way that if they are exposed to trap/hazard like a Dex save, the character can make a DEX or SPD save depending on the version. Also most of the trainer classes depend on the trainer's stats, so that is why you need a trainer character.