- Sep 22, 2020
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At this point is that even controversial?
I feel like the only reason this didn't happen was because the writers felt that Ash doing another Gym Challenge right after winning an actual regional League, making him go back to Gyms would be a step backwards for him. However, due to how the games portray Galar as hyper-competitive in-universe compared to past regions, this feels like an extremely easy issue to fix: the Galar Gym challenge could have very easily been framed as something that only trainers who've won at least one League challenge (be it from Galar's own minor League, which would be functionally identical to the Leagues of other regions, or the Leagues of any other place) can enter, and since Ash just became Alola's first even League Champion, he'd definitely qualify. Heck, we could have even had one of his companions be a minor League challenger who looks up to Ash as a sort of mentor figure, and differentiate Galar's Major League challenge from a "regular" League by adapting the Gym Trials.The way they've handled the PWC poorly just makes me wish Ash ended up traveling Galar for its the Galarian Gym Challenge.