Humans are tools
I was talking about squirtle's overall performance, rowlet didn't beat any gym leader class pokemon ryuki is not an official gym leader and he did beat olivia's nosepass and hala's carbrawler both of them were non aces and its biggest feat was beating hau's decideuye who was still relatively inexperienced. Squirtle on the other hand defeated macy's eletibuzz and quilava, had a in in indigo league, win over drake's onix and had part in weakening dragonite and most importantly beat frontier brain brandon who is close to E4 calibre. I dont see how anyone can even compare rolet with squirtle, kanto series was never good about battles which made his kanto pokemon dull there, if rowlet came in future and get some wins then he could be compared with squirtle but now it is not comparable.IIRC, Zenigame didn’t get his first official battle win until the Indigo League and it was a blink-and-you-miss-it fight. This is just such an incorrect statement for a Pokemon that has knocked out several ally Pokemon, gym leader Dragon-types, several Queen/King ‘mon, and just took out its final stage and consistently is shown training and working hard despite a sleeping gag lol
Sorry, I’m just over this revisionist history to take a crap on a first stage Pokemon that was developed well and treated well throughout the saga. The sleeping gag affected the battle in 0% ways and Junaiper took a fair amount of damage warranting its defeat and Mukuroh had a quad-resistance and advantage on top of a new move just to beat its opponent that it worked for on screen. I wonder what reception would be toward the birb if it was a first-stage ‘mon who constantly lost, perhaps more complaining?