Prob alot of friends, maybe all alolans + the main characters stood by his side. Maybe even team rocket will apear to watch it as bartenders or something..Well, obviously Iris and Alain are jobbing in round one, but I'm curious whether they'll immediately run home in shame or stick around to interact with Ash, joining Gou in the stands to root for him. I can imagine an increasing pool of cheerleaders forming as more and more of Ash's friends come to watch him battle.
And Alain isn't going down without a fight. There's a brief shot in the trailer that shows Alain manages to beat at least one Pokémon.Leon vs Alain: as much as I wanted him vs Steven/Diantha/Ash, if Alain was going to lose I think it’s respectable to make him lose against Leon who is the perceived top