I think about pokemon in non-battle situations a lot. Like pokemon who have been trained/raised to be helpers and assistants than to be battle partners.
Pokemon visiting hospitals to cheer patients up like dogs and cats do. Or ones that help kids learn to read, speak, swim, go through therapy?! Even pokemon who’s abilities help owners with specific disabilities?!
I love thinking of pokemon outside of battle situations.
Gym Leader Brawly uses Fighting-type Pokémon, including Makuhita. He is an agreeable young man with a refreshing personality. Due to his surfing hobby, he has well-toned legs and shoulders and a great sense of balance. Defeat Brawly to earn the Knuckle Badge.