I did write it, and it is supposed to be a point of view that’s plausible and persuasive as well as appropriate to how I think the game characterises Zinzolin - but that’s a perfectly legitimate question, and no, I don’t agree with him. I think that all human achievement is ultimately built on cooperation, and in the context of the Pokémon universe I think that humans’ capacity for teamwork, leadership and empathy is kind of their ‘thing,’ their ‘special power,’ if you like. Those are the skills they should be honing and using. That’s not to say the system necessarily works, of course, or that humans by and large are going about it the right way or relating to Pokémon in an appropriate manner. But I don’t think separation, on the model of what anyone in Team Plasma was thinking, is the answer.
I’m down to the last few legendary Pokémon now (well, the last few legendary Pokémon… and Carbink, whom I’m still intending to do together with Diancie on account of their weird relationship). By necessity, these final four entries are going to be… more than a little speculative. There’s still a lot that we don’t know about Zygarde and Diancie, and heck, I don’t think we’re even supposed to know that Hoopa and Volcanion exist yet (I mean, we’ve all known about them for months, but no one dares tell Game Freak that, because it would hurt their feelings and they might cry, which would be awkward). I may have to make up a lot of stuff. Should be fun. Anyway, let’s do Zygarde.