@cassius_knightfall: Pokemon are specifically tailored to be strong against certain things, and can only be hurt when deployed. :P
The lackies would be in play immediately and consistently, and couldn't be switched out. He could work out targeting, and how that worked.
I honestly wouldn't worry about this too much unless you fight him, it's his job to work out the system with his opponent (and I'd step in to resolve conflicts as necessary). There are a hundred ways to balance things in any case, I can always tailor stages to remove advantages.