Well, if you go back a few pages, you'd see that I posted many "Mutants" that were to be Team Rocket's genetically modified pokemon for a character I have yet to make. That's why I say this. If some are genetically modified, but they have a sorcerer that could've done the same thing without all the expensive equipment...well, that's my main reason anyway. In the "Pokeverse" there are aspects of magic/religion/and science all in it. Its not that I'm against magic or anything (For goodness sake, there are fire breathing lizards...sound familiar?) But perhaps you can't do the transformations by yourself, perhaps the assistance of a machine is required, at least to a point?
And yea Wolfy, those are pretty darned cute, but we all know how awesome fan art is getting anymore. I never believe anything until it is confirmed by Nintendo. (Even then, I have troubles as they have habits of changing things last minute xD)