Hello Kenchi, just to let you know the anime club has started it's selection process for the first set of watchalongs. Feel free to add a suggestion and of course as the first member signed up you get to pick one outright.
Countering chains like that are a thing in Magic if that's something you like in a TCG. Rule changes aren't really a thing in Magic, though. They only really implement new game mechanics after substantial internal R&D.
Counter chains are not a thing in Pokemon because that's kind of not how Pokemon works in the games. Well, that and the counter chains would fly above a younger player's head. Rule changes do happen in Pokemon, but usually only because something is broken as hell as a mechanic and is being abused in competitive play and making competitive play less accessible to new players.