Btw on a tangent note there actually are Pokémon that fit the “take damage earlier on so that they can gain a later advantage” mold. Examples would include any Pokémon with Bide and any Pokémon with Destiny Bond.
Sorry about making the “strawman” accusations. I think both of us just misunderstood who/what the other person was trying to address. I think there’s definitely a proper civilized productive discussion we can have on “Pokémon power scaling” and I’d hate for these misunderstandings to ruin that.
In the last 3-4 years...the Spoilers section became rather unbearable at one point a couple years ago; there are also lull phases every now and then that are self-explanatory; the KL hype/fallout was annoying. As for these debates, I've gotten into some long-winded back and forth ones over the years. Can't completely exonerate me either. This isn't too bad.
Here's the clearer picture of the posted. I would have posted it in the thread proper, but the last time I posted a clearer image of a photo, I was infracted for "attention who**ing". http://i.imgur.com/4f4cPpc.jpg