I'll start this with a video:
Now, I'll open the discussion about how video game companies copy each other and don't try to be original. It really is a shame. Nintendo has to make a paid event out of a game that was made in 1992, and one of my favorite games to boot. The only major difference is dialogue and the fact you get the dog in-game in Dragon Quest IV and the Shiny Dogs in Pokemon by event. It kinda makes me sad that Pokemon gets so unoriginal at times.
I wonder if there's copyright infringement here.