Theme: #1, Greed
Disclaimer: Pokemon belongs to Nintendo and Shogakukan Comics. This non-profit, non-copyright infringing fanfiction belongs to me under international copyright laws and taking it is plagiarism. Thank you. *Phantomness bows*
Notes: for telepathy, ** for thoughts, italics if a pokemon talks. Game-verse
Everyone wants money. The President of Silph Co. is no exception. However, he knows that the Master Ball will be very dangerous in the hands of Team Rocket, and if it goes on the market, anyone can buy it, no ID required, so instead, he gives it to the boy who shows up, single-handedly defeating the Boss Rocket and all of the other Grunts. He knows that this is the best decision he can make, because no one will buy it from him, and no one can make a profit off of it. Thus, he safeguards both his company, as well as his patent.
Of course, he is not terribly pleased when he discovers that somehow, Team Magma and Team Aqua off in Houen have developed their own form of Master Ball. Has someone on his staff slipped them the schematics? Impossible!
Maybe dangerous criminal enterprises attract scientific minds with no morals, and yet, he feels slightly fearful. What if they go after the Legendary Pokemon? That could lead to an apocalypse, which is possibly the worst thing that can happen for a business like his. He is not too pleased, either, to discover that his patents are only region-specific for Kanto and Johto, and immediately, Devon in Houen and the suspicious Galactic Corporation in Shinou are already selling their own Poke, Great, and Ultra Balls.
But at least, he reflects, there are plenty of gullible children out there, who somehow manage to thwart those evil teams, and if worse comes to worse, the Champions will step out.
Nonetheless, he still bemoans the enormous loss of profit.
Ahh, Wikipedia is my friend! Information one would normally need encyclopedias to reference at my fingertips! Woohoo!
I like speculating on how the Master Ball gets to each region. The Player gets one every time you defeat an Evil Team, so...