What shift exactly? You're the one who keeps ignoring most of my posts, actually. Why are you focussing on starters now, which are mostly gender neutral anyway?
In any case:
My example was a 90 power move on 84 attack: that's viable!
Your example was a 40 power move on 74 attack: that's NOT viable!
It's not hard to understand, hopefully.>You, as a player, would be fucking wrong to identify them as "physical attackers" based on their masculinity
No, the point is that most of the time identifying them as mixed attackers is actually the best thing you can do based on what option you have. Again, Not teaching your Venusaur Sludge Bomb because it's a physical move in Gen 3 would be fucking retarded. >using physical moves on underleveled story mode enemies does not make those Pokemon physical attackers
Using more powerful and supereffective physical moves depending on what's available and the fact that they often REQUIRE you to do it literally means they are viable as physical attackers