Question and I know you guys like to make a big deal out of everything.
We all know Sirfetch’d couldn’t have done that much damage since Garchomp is putting in work towards Lucario in the preview.
How is Mega Lucario taking out her second ace with a gimmick and then having enough energy to take out her main ace… better than just defeating Mega Garchomp? Let alone more realistic?
Because at the end of the day and no matter how much people try to pretend otherwise the only ones that "matter" are the acemons/the ones who end up being the last ones in the battle. Unless something non-ace has a super duper ultra mega hyper amazing performance on a battle, see Spiritomb, Rillaboom, Drapion, or a particularly cool scene, duck fainting standing up, Hawlucha vs Weavile, the rest might as well be filler.
Before the spoilers, or before today, did you ever see a single person go "Oh boy I sure hope Cynthia Dynamaxes Togekiss and finishes the battle with it rather than Mega Garchomp"? Before the battle begun did you ever see a single person who cared about Cynthia's Togekiss would perform during the battle at all?
Togekiss will mememax and no matter how much "wow, sugoi, so surprising, so unexpected, sasusa Shirona-sama so strategical" the Togekiss is gonna job to the shilldog with nothing to show for it. Plus, there's also how mememax might as well be called jobbermax based on its non-Leon showings through all of PM.
Cynthia's Garchomp is the peak, the goal, the insurmountable wall, hyped to sky-high for over a decade. At the end of the day Togekiss, even if maxed, feels more like a pebble in the middle of the road for the main course. Except now the steak doesn't have the sauce making it forever incomplete, it'll still be tasty for sure, but the sauce was the thing that truly completed the main course. Who cares if the entree had an extra little something?
And that's why it is "better". Because now that Garchomp didn't Mega, and by consequence, was not fighting at full powerlevel, the fight will forever have an asterisk next to it about what could have happened had Cynthia actually Mega'd her ace rather than Mega Togekiss whatever the reason you may want to think it is for. Be it that you think that the writers are purposely nerfing her or that the writers wanted to show she doesn't depend on just Garchomp. No matter which side of the argument the thing still boils down to "What if Mega Garchomp instead"??? aka the asterisk.