Can’t be maimed? I wanted to do Chien-Pao, what if we just got as violent as we wanted but threw away all continuity?
Would defeat the purpose of him going from Pokémon to Pokémon.
He has to survive and be able to look and be the same between adventurers.
If you just want to draw some Fluffy x Pokémon violence, I don’t have it trademarked or anything, but Dexter being alive and not permanently wounded at the end is part of the charm.