Which is the exact same thing I feel with Iris episodes. For example, in the Emmy episode, Satoshi and Emmy fought off the rockets
and he also helped Emmy to try to connect with her Crimgan
by battling it with his Pokabu
. To say he hasn't contributed anything in her episodes or that he's Iris' puppet is taking the context, twisting it and exaggerating it to go how you want it to be to feed your stigma to hate on Iris, making you make many logical fallacies.
btw I don't hate Dento, I actually like him a lot