- Nov 21, 2021
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Alain was Ash's main rival?When?How?Greninja was the biggest disappointment and failed as an ACE. He lost all battles against the main rival. ALL OF THEM.
When you go from sweeping half of a main rival's team at the league,to outlasting a legendary bird and then losing to a mere Dusclops who was an appetizer before the main course (Regice) you definetely need a big win to make up for it.It's last win on screen was against that Articuno and ever since it hasn't been able to get another big win.The whole purpose of Charizard was to train it's a** off at Charicific Valley get stronger,learn new moves and eventually return back to Ash to help him in tough battles.This formula worked better w/ Charizard than it did with Pikachu,Infernape and Sceptile.I don't think that loss needed any redemption. Ash won the battle as a whole, and that knockout came from a Frontier Brain Pokémon. The strongest Frontier Brain, even.
If the writers continued this formula post BW it would still be considered Ash's strongest pokemon.It instead was left at Professor Oak's Ranch where it will forever be stagnent in it's training.There'd be no need for a Greninja if Ash decided to bring his Charizard along for the ride in Kalos and Mega Evolve it.Charizard would then do what "Ash-Greninja" couldn't do and that's defeat Alain's MCX.
Charizard's Progression (How it should've went)
Vs Magmar -> Vs Poliwrath -> Vs Dragonair -> Vs Blastoise -> Vs Articuno ->