I don't know if it's been mentioned anywhere, but has anyone confirmed whether or not wild Pokemon scale in level with you (I would assume based on badges earned)? I heard the gym leaders themselves do not, but not specifically about wild Pokemon. Basically, I want to know if I can head out of the starting town and make a beeline straight to the Pokemon I want to get, or do I have to wait until I progress far enough into the story to have a chance of capturing them without fainting.
One of the streams I watched had a level 52 wild Poke when the trainer's Pokes were only lv-30-ish.
So I'm gonna say no. There's no scaling.