Yes, but you're complementing Tim for doing something that the other protagonists don't do even though they may not have a reason to do it.They never appear in-game, with the exception of Brendan/May/Kellyn/Kate. Just because no one says they are missing doesn't mean they aren't.
Interesting. I didn’t know that gender roles is what inspired Pokémon protagonists to be “ father-less”. Where does it say the protagonist of X/Y’s father is in Kanto?Yes, but you're complementing Tim for doing something that the other protagonists don't do even though they may not have a reason to do it.
We know Tim's father is missing because that's why he's in Rhyme City. And it is certainly a commendable quest, especially considering the circumstances around it and the events he gets into while doing so (plus not having any Pokemon of his own, Detective Pikachu being a partner that can't battle). However to say he's better than the other protagonists because of this alone is a bit presumptuous.
However we're usually told very little if nothing about the protagonists fathers aside from Gen III. I know in Gen I and V at some point when looking at something in the Department Store (a NES (sports game) in Gen I, a wide screen TV in Gen V) the character mentions how your father would love it. I don't think such a casual comment would be made if the father was missing. Gen II & IV I don't remember any mention of him. In Gen VI your mom mentions a little story about one time accidentally hitting your dad when racing her Rhyhorn. And Gen VII mentions your dad stayed behind in Kanto to work.
Also, we have to remember that Tim is his own character while the player character is meant to be a reflection of the player. "But I have a dad/don't have a mom!". You have to give the game some leeway on this as the role of the mother isn't meant to say every player (just) has a mother but rather the mother is a quick representation of a parental guardian figure to give the player permission to go on their Pokemon journey. While this does sound a bit harsh, its a compromise the game makes. Now, they do play around with this by giving the mother a more developed character (especially in recent games) and Gen III gives you a father who is a Gym Leader, but that's more them wanting to get more out of these characters and create unique circumstances for the player to face.
Finally, this could also be a tradition kept since it was done in the first game. Only having a mother raising you is a common thing in Japan as men who are salarymen are expected to work long hours and even take business trips that prevent them coming home for a while. This was the same relationship that Satoshi Tajiri had with his father (and no doubt other GF employees).
Bulbapedia mentions it and that they keep in contact by writing letters. It might be an interactable object in your house somewhere, or dialogue that Bulbapedia didn't record for her yet. However I was reminded by a GameFAQ thread that if you examine your family's car in USUM it says "It's your dad's car. Mom brought it along so she could use it to go out and run errands...".Interesting. I didn’t know that gender roles is what inspired Pokémon protagonists to be “ father-less”. Where does it say the protagonist of X/Y’s father is in Kanto?
Hey, [VAR TRNICK(0001)]![WAIT 40] I wonder what kind of Trainer will challenge you next at the PokÃ©mon League!
Hey, didnâ€™t your mom get a letter from your dad the other day? She seemed really happy!