You ever think like “Okay but what if someone just like… punched that guy.” when you play these games. Some of those trainers seem like big, sturdy adults, I’m pretty sure that soldier 76 cop dude alone could push over most of the Team Skull dudes and tell them to smarten up.

I like the idea that pokemon are generally so weak they’re safe enough for the average 5th grader to play with without getting hurt. Like a fireblast looks really destructive but really it just feels like someone turned a hairdryer uncomfortably high.That’s why you can set a big plant dude on fire and it only phases him enough that he can’t fight anymore but can still apparently walk around and cut tiny shrubs down.