literally the textbook definition of a tsundere
I'm not sure whether I have the unpopular opinion or you do but I disagree with this statement.Souless:
Anyways, I haven't really made it a secret that I like HMs more than Ride Pokemon from everything except a gameplay perspective. It feels like way more of an accomplishment to break through an obstacle using your own Pokemon's power than to rent a Tauros to break some rocks. Maybe you could get around this by having the player go out and befriend their own ride Pokemon, but even then it's still strange that the player character would ride some random Lapras around instead of their own Wailmer. I don't really have a great solution for this though, and I won't deny that from a gameplay perspective it's much more convenient to not carry around HM users.