I’ve been playing Pokemon Sun recently, and noticed the professor character occasionally uses て-form verbs in atypical ways. Most recently, it was during an explanation on how to use Z-Powers (basically Super Moves)- he began with しっかり みてるんだぜ, which I can understand is him saying “Look closely” or “Pay attention!”- but those would be みてください etc., right? Why is it みてる？
And then, right before he uses the move he says さあ みててごらん, which I would think would be more of a “Try to look” (it can go by quick if you aren’t paying attention) (みてごらん), but he has an extra て there. What gives?! Basically, I think I understand what he is saying, but I don’t know why he is saying it in that way!
Any insight or help would be super appreciated- I’ve already tried googling but my japanese google-fu doesn’t seem to be strong enough for this one.