Not to derail the unpopular opinions thread, I guess I was talking about laws in the moral rather than scientific sense. Scientific laws cannot be broken; moral laws, of course, can but it is wrong to do so (and in a civilised setting, may result in appropriate punishment).
Lul, you just made my point with the Sabrina example. GSC/HGSS takes place two years after RGBY/FRLG, so everyone in Kanto is two years older. Like how Zinnia should reappear in the next game two years older.
It's still more difficult to catch a legend in a standard ball than it is to lob Dusk and Timer Balls. And it is still funny to me to see the most powerful Pokémon ever captured in something that cost P200.