I noticed you said that Drain Punch and special-based fighting don't make sense flavor-wise, but I think GameFreak was getting at the Asian idea of ki/chi which makes sense. Drain Punch is an attack that preys on the life force(ki) of the opponent.
Aura Sphere, Vacuum Wave, Secret Sword and Focus Blast are all basically harnessing ki to fight like you see in anime shows such as Dragon Ball or YuYu Hakusho.
Just saying, GameFreak is all about their Japanese concepts/myths making their way into the game and you said NEXT is about flavor/what GameFreak might plausibly do. So, it wouldn't make much sense to detract from special-based fighting or make drain punch a poison attack.
Also, it would be cool for Rotom-C to get a way to deal with grass types because currently the fan, the oven and the freezer are all better at dealing with grass than the lawn mower... Maybe if the forms all got a second move, that would be cool. Rotom-H with Scald, Rotom-F with Milk Drink, Rotom-C with Air Cutter(although that wouldn't help it is the only move I saw that made sense), Rotom-S with Icy Wind, Rotom-W with Metal Sound. Okay maybe those were lame, but it was the best I could come up with.
Last edited by youngjake93; Feb 8th, 2013 at 5:27:10 AM.