I can argue that, because that's what she said and thinks...You can't really argue that Iris using Doryuuzu every time she battles or training Emonga for the first time after 50 episodes is her working towards her Dragon Master dream...
Dragon Masters are strong pokemon trainers who attunes their heart with Dragon types, right? Considering type effectiveness' role in battles, and Iris' views on it, a trainer with one-type pokemon team had less chance to be a strong trainer. Maybe that's why Iris sees them as an important part of her goal?...because it helps her in no way connect with Dragon Pokémon and raise the power of Dragon pokémon in battle.
This whole discussion is started because Iris dared to use Emonga, her most underestimated pokemon...I don't see people criticizing that she's using other Pokémon, I see people criticizing the lack of balance in her Pokémon's usage and the lack of progress in her main goal, saying that the first is, in part, responsible for the latter.
I don't think these numbers are right. Also, you seems to ignore Kibago's training battles with Zuruggu...to disprove Iris' training him?Out of 10 trainer battles we've seen Iris involved in since the begining of Best Wishes (spread across 5 episodes... our of close to 75 episodes... that's how rare Iris' battles are to begin with), Iris has used Doryuuzu 7 times, Emonga twice and Kibago twice.
Not true. In most cases, Doryuuzu and Kibago featured equally. If you're talking about his "digging" job, it's not much different from Pidgeotto or all other flyers' "flying" job...Almost every time there's a problem with a wild pokémon or Team Rocket, it's Doryuuzu that gets featured.
Iris' goal don't have to be battle-oriented. From what we seen, her goal looks like a Dragonified version of Takeshi's "Breeder" goal. There is no Dragon-type Tournaments and most of stuff Iris do is bonding with Dragon-types and other Breeder-related cliches.If you want to become the world's greatest swordsman and every time you enter a battle you say,.......more focus on the Dragon Master quest we keep hearing about, we see the same stale thing over and over and over.
As I said, evolving Kibago and being a Dragon Master is two different goals.The Dragon Master goal - again, evidently not the same as the above entirely but still extremely similar - has had little explained about it and I really don't believe Iris will achieve her Dragon Master goal just by evolving Axew to Haxorus.
What is the source of that sentiment? Emonga is her most underestimated pokemon. For most of BW, Kibago is the only pokemon that trained by Iris. Battlewise only thing Doryuuzu done is fighting with Langley's Beartic and being used at Don George's Tournaments.So yes, like Hellion said, it's not that Iris using non-Dragon-types is completely and totally wrong. It's that she's been using them in major events that can further any of their abilities instead of Axew
None of other characters are disagreed with Iris' methods, including Dent.If a Dragon Master truly involved types other than dragons, I doubt Georgia would be giving Iris this much attention in the first place.