These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
The Woobie: Oh God, Dragonthing. It's stuck with Atticus as its trainer, a chain smoking apathetic boy who doesn't know anything about Pokemon and never wanted to be a trainer to begin with. Because of this, Dragonthing is treated like a slave who's worthless, being handled carelessly and carried around by its tail, which Atticus also uses to light his cigarettes (Atticus even refers to it at one point as a glorified lighter). Due to Atticus' incompetence at battling, Dragonthing gets mercilessly beat up during its first battle, all the while desperately tugging and crying to its master to protect it or give it some kind of command. It deals with constant verbal and emotional abuse from Atticus, and despite all this, it's still desperate to win the approval of its trainer. It's so desperate, it nearly kills itself during a fight with a Feraligatr and kept attacking it despite how badly it was hurt. Just seeing how sad, hurt, and abused it is during its journey so far is enough to make anyone want to just pick it up and give it a hug. It doesn't help that the way the author draws Dragonthing makes her look a lot more adorable than the average Charmander.