>>40955014>The question is, what role did they play in the environment in the prehistoric age?
I think the big niche that they have is that they form deep psychic and social bonds with other creatures and integrate themselves with that other creature. Like how dogs pack bond for mutual protection, Gardevoir bond with other creatures so that their partners will take them in. The gardevoir shows love and devotion so that the partner will care for them, feed them, and give them shelter. However that doesn't really account for why Gardevoir are so protective that they're willing to die.
Of course, Gardevoir are a bit strange in that, like many Psychic and Fairy Pokemon, they feel wholly alien to their ecosystems. There's a possibility that they could have just not evolved naturally at all, and were instead sent by some higher power for some reason.>What you describe about their possible reproduction would give them a collective memory and thus culture of a sort.
I think so. Maybe not necessarily a full collective memory, but some kinds of important memories would be passed on. Scraps of memories from hundreds of years ago, great dangers, and things like that. I suppose that would create a loose sort of culture. >I wonder if wild Raltz that encounter humans are orphans.
I think so. A Ralts would stay with its mother if it could, so if its mother was separated from it, it would want to seek out friendly emotions. Important memories or feelings wouldn't have been passed on so they would lack some of the shared knowledge their kind has.
I bet something similar would happen with Ralts obtained from breeders, as well. Their mothers produce so many eggs that none of the children are able to have the deep psychic bond that passes on important memories or teaches them how to manage their psychic bond. They'd be stunted and confused.