i mean for anyone who's been around since AG, the way the battle was handled shouldn't be a new concept.
cause the majority of his hoenn and battle frontier matches were like that.
I mean @Dephender brought up the battle arena and Snorlax, what about the battle dome and his match with tucker?
Corphish and Swellow got hit by numerous attacks and extremely well calculated combinations and still came out the winner with effectively 1 hit each, if you watched that and didn't complain you can't complain about this fight.
AG battles that did this kind of "Pokemon takes a dozen hits before landing a ohko" crap were very frequently complained about back in the day. I don't actually remember the Battle Dome match, but the Haruka VS Takeshi contest battle I remember getting tons of hate for that kind of awful writing.