May: What are you talking about? He doesn't know a thing about what he's doing. He's just sitting there ordering a bunch of damaging moves because his stupid clones are powerful enough to get away with it. For crying out loud, he used Hyper Beam. He wouldn't get out of the preliminaries if he didn't cheat.
Mark: Well, it's really expensive… I guess maybe we could scrape together for it, but pocket healers can only really handle minor injuries, which makes them kind of limited in usefulness for the legendary battles.
In the fic the PC doesn't automatically heal Pokémon, no. That's just a convenience put in the games so you won't always be taking out the Pokémon you just caught from the computer and then walking out into a battle only to realize it's still asleep with 1 HP.
Chaletwo: I believe you mentioned before that Pokemon are uncreative? Are there any exceptions to this, for example, Smeargle?
Gyarados: How did you, or any other wild Gyarados for that matter, manage to evolve without the help of a trainer? Magikarp doesn't learn Tackle until level 15, how did you get to that level without any attacking moves?