>>45984947>Because it can never be an equal relationship. It's a relationship of master and subservient creature. As long as that dynamic exist it will be the result of grooming.
is there any proof of this though?
we know pokemon are able to think for themselves (pokemon that are too strong wont listen to trainers that they deem are unworthy)
so how do you know its simply not "i want to get stronger, this guy seems to know alot about making pokemon stronger. so i'll listen to him!"