I don’t get why people criticize Lutra for setting Waves on fire. First off, it was a joke (it was hype af), and he already apologized for it. Second, he thought that Waves was a small, talentless child with little aptitude for Pokémon and the face and body of a dog.
I saw Waves at a grocery store yesterday. He tried to sell me a pack of cigarettes and hot dog meat. I thought he was a cop, so I said "I don't smoke and I don't eat dogs." He was extremely polite and kissed me on the forehead.