Posted July 4, 2018 at 1:00 am
Really, the only things that make this concept parody are Justin's reaction and them calling it "play". It's pretty much the whole deal that the monsters want to fight and grow stronger with you.
Granted, there have been characters in Pokemon games who have been like "oh, I don't like the fighting" (and even "I am going to stop the fighting... by FIGHTING!"), but I can't recall it ever being the monsters themselves. They're into it.
Heck, that's pretty much how you justify everything the series is about (except perhaps the trading and stuffing unused monsters into balls and and boxes and such).