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How, if a Pokemon is a physical creature, unlike Digimon, then first of all, how do you put them into a computer system, and how the hell are you able to access them from anywhere? How can they be transported? I'm aware this is (probably - the child in me wishes to hope otherwise) a fictional world, but this makes no sense.
It makes perfect sense if they're being stored in data form.
The problem you're overlooking is that the original pokemon is killed the moment it's caught and from then on all you have is clones. :]