And you've neglected to address many of the other points (even in that quote) that I've addressed. To add more on the iconicity of his outfit, Cynthia and Looker
appear in their trademark designs, and the former wears winter coats in summer
, because they were bonus characters, much like Red, whereas Caitlin actually received an updated look because she had a role in the plot. Every other character, Jasmine in DPPt, and Steven also appeared in their iconic clothing even though the former got a redesign anyway in the remakes.
So explain Game Freak's existence, and dialogue in-universe that doesn't break the fourth wall. Oh wait, your response to that
was "Should we also abolish fun whilst we're at it?"
Good job with your debate etiquette there.