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How come there is always trainers with under-level Pokemon?

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When I say that I mean when Iris has a level 50 something hydreigon when it doesnt evolve until level 64?

asked Jul 19, 2013 by Colonel Duck
If you use Unova Link, you could make the trainers' Pokemon stronger by switching to Challenge Mode.

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Best answer

Well obviously GameFreak wants to make the Trainers/Elite4 somewhat challanging to an extent, but not to an overpowering level. This means they have to put in Pokemon with high base stats - but not at the levels in which they're supposed to evolve. It has happened in basically every Pokemon game =)

answered Jul 19, 2013 by Sempiternus
selected Jul 19, 2013 by Colonel Duck
–1 vote

They do this to increase the stats of an opposing NPC's Pokemon, to make the game a little more challenging. It's possible to get over-leveled Pokemon in the wild, never under-leveled evolved Pokemon though.

Hope I helped. :)

answered Jul 19, 2013 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
Wait... you can catch wild Pokemon that shouldn't have evolved yet?!?
You can find Pidgey in their 40's in Sinnoh post-dex. :3
That is the most Pokemon-esque sentence ever. xD
Oh, can someone please upvote this again? I'm sorry, I just can't stand the horror of an... undeserved downvote. -gasp-
@trachy are you talking about say for example catching level 3 Pidgeotto?
I'm confused :/
I just want this answer upvoted. Even if I gave false information, the information doesn't apply to the question. It was just something I thought was relevant.
It doesn't deserve a damn downvote. ._.