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Recently watched this episode and I think this kinda sums up the thing with Ash (sorry for quality and frame rate can't post video so I had to make a gif)
And don't know if the translation from JP is 100%
but basically they treat Ash using just his Hoenn team as bold and maybe not the smartest...
Sure I just mean as of now out of the seven series (Os for me is Kanto-Johto making it one series so his kanto pokemon in the silver conference I don't view as “old” Pokemon) two have done it with BF being in a weird space imo so it's the exception not the rule to me at least
And for better or...
That's more a general Pokemon thing from the anime to games to other media
It's like asking why does he want a new team every series?
He had a capable team in __ and they're all his friends so why leave them with Oak when he goes to ___
I think that's just what it is every series if you don't...
I think it would ruin the Pokemon that gets replaced in this case
Like if Greninja replaces Dracovish or Infernape with Sirfetch etc etc
Then those Pokemon get shafted by not getting their “moment” in the final tournament
There is a story line where they can write around it whether good or...
I kinda agreed because of the breaks but I think it’s more a scheduling thing
We’re either going to get some double episodes to get on schedule for the next series like a Project Mew two parter released together
Or the next series will be pushed back a # weeks so they can release these...
Ok people got to relax lol
At first, people thought Dragonite was getting too much with its record
Then it loses two battles and now people think they hate Dragonite...
It's like the reverse Gengar at this moment
I will say that Lance and Iris having Dragonites’ and them both losing doesn't...
I wonder if there’s an irl reason for the writers to retire her. As in universe I can believe she would want Ash to be her final battle. But out of universe there isn’t a clear replacement like an Iris for Alder or Steven for Wallace (Maybe Paul but they just established his gym leader...
Ash vs Steven is to me just the way for the writers Ash to battle against the Top 3
As for the rest, its a tournament and not a league, unless they confirm its random seeding like the leagues do,
they put the higher seeds against lower seeds like regular tournaments so stuff like Leon vs...
This is a wild tournament bracket lol!
So this does basically confirm no round Robin and seemingly no double elimination/losers bracket which I’m fine with
They seemed to be going for the Ash goes the 1st 2nd and 3rd Ranked so he’s going against the “best” of the best
Which I think is a good...
Lol I wasn't saying I didn't like him or didn't want him in he's actually one of my fav characters
I was one of the ones on here who made a prediction he would of been in the Masters 8 or at least a gate keep battle over other choices like Alain
All I'm saying is the role of Paul the rival...
Throwing my 2 cents about Paul and a little Iris
I think it's how people view rivals when it comes to Paul
Like with Iris she wasn't a “rival” so her growth is more treated as a former main character mixed with her game counterpart progressions like with a Serena or Misty
Whereas with Paul...
so my prediction was wrong lol
Not really concerned about the Wallace thing as he and Steven were interchangeable for me just didn’t know if Steven would be that into battling in this tournament despite being champion so I picked Wallace cause of the opening
I figured Flint and Raihan would...
Yeah I agree unless Ash battles every master class opponent he shouldn't battle Paul in the master class as that would “take away” from other battles like Ash vs Cynthia
But the boys do look good here and wouldn't mind them battling in Hyper or just not non PWC
I don't know who Ash will replace but this is my guess for who will be there when Ash gets there
And if to rank them
I can see someone like Paul being there instead of a Flint or Wallace as well but idk