Please tell me Iris didn't leave for good. Goh needs an actually interesting character to bounce off of, and Hop's not it.
I'm hoping she'll return to watch Ash take part in the semi-final match and if he makes it, the finalsYep, it looks like she left at the end along with Alain and Steven.
I agree, but unfortunately it may be because the writers want to put this season to a close since a new game of a new region is coming out later this year.The main issue with these fights, other than the fact that the animation isn't very good, is that there's simply not enough time available for the fights to feel satisfactory.
So with that, it’s official that Alain’s time here was a total waste of a return. He came back, got curbstomped, watched the remainder of round 1 and then just leaves without actually adding anything with his presence. What a waste.Yep, it looks like she left at the end along with Alain and Steven.