Originally Posted by Pokemon Trainer Sarah
Hm, you're right. It seems more like an alternate timeline rather than a futuristic one. It's just that Pokeball/Pokemon technology is so advanced, and then you have things like Team Rocket's amazing robots and Galactic/Hunter J's crazy helicopters. xD I was a little surprised to see a blimp (but I think it's cool)!
It could also be some sort of symbolism, like you can be whatever you want in the Pokemon world, like a farmer or the leader of a big, tyrannical organization or some ten year old with incredibly powerful Pokemon.