I've finally finished the Johto chapters and did the revelation of the Dex Holders' abilities, Fighter, Evolver, etc. Feel a bit? Contrived? I mean a lot of those abilities don't seem like natural special traits rather then normal talents that any trainer could have, sans Gold's Egg Hatching ability and Yellow's predetermined powers. I felt like in-general the author was grasping for straws with abilities, like "The Trainer" or "The Exchanger". Will these abilities ever even be brought up again for one? I actually liked the idea a lot, it just seemed thrown in for the sake of making the Dex Holders look good.

What are your thoughts on them?