- May 27, 2021
- Reaction score
That mega Aggron is from an Elite trainer not some grunts, like how Lysandre is way more powerful than his grunts who can't beat same TR trio, Kukui shown more powerful than any trainer Ash defeated in his life even without Tapu Koko, he clearly shown his strength is same as in games, Kukui is just like Ash who want to battle strong opponents, it's not like he demand champion title if he win, his dream was to make a Pokemon league in Alola which is fulfilled.I've said before the problem with Kukui is that his status as "great trainer" is only hinted at. As Royal Mask he didn't have any noteworthy challenges, and as Kukui his only strong opponents were a Kommo-o (which we never saw being defeated) and Mega Aggron (which was Team Rocket's, which we now know are pathethic). So it felt a bit presumptuous when he made himself the prize for winning the league.
On top of that Tapu Koko is exactly same as his game counterpart, he was beyond champion challenge in both games and anime, so it's more than enough to prove Ash had defeated a champion level trainer and he is more powerful than some other champions, he seriously beat a guardian deity along with one of the most powerful z move in Pokemon universe.