What lurks in the wild.
- Jul 16, 2010
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I'd hope Ash defeats Leon just cause I want to see him take down a Charizard for once. I'm so sick of that lizard.
Ash is unprepared for Charizard and deserves to lose, which he will.
Should have happened after BW. Ash should have won the Kalos League.Just like he lost to Cynthia?
Edit: Ash may well lose to Leon, but people have been predicting he'd lose the next battle since the last Bea match.
The writer shakeup after XYZ or whatever else changed the show's structure may very well have led to a new status quo of Ash shifting to a more standard role of winning every series instead of losing them.
Just because Rillaboom doesn't get to use any gimmicks in Ash vs Leon doesn't mean it'll be playing "second fiddle" to a Mega or Z-Move; base Rillaboom could very well end up being so much of a threat that Ash has no choice but to use one of his gimmicks early just to deal with it, which would put him at a big disadvantage if Leon has all three gimmicks as well. We even have precedent for such a scenario: Raihan's Flygon proved so problematic for Ash that he had no choice but to change his gimmick from Mega Lucario to Gigantamax Gengar, so it's not hard to imagine Rillaboom pushing Ash into a similar corner.They didn't hide it. They just wanted to focus on his two stars and portray them as nigh invincible. The idea that Rillaboom will play second fiddle to a random Mega or Z-Move is silly.
Unfortunately, it seems that Dragonite is Journeys' equivalent of Turtwig/Grotle/Torterra: both started their respective series with absolutely fantastic showings to the point that they could be argued to be the aces of their teams, only to get horrible losing streaks just to make a new ace look better...I can't believe I'm saying this given how it started, but Ash's Dragonite better get a clean KO against someone on Leon's team. I don't understand why the writers have been jobbing her lately.
Why not all three? At the same time if that's possible?I'm pretty sure that Ash is guaranteed to use at least one gimmick, since all the Masters 8 battles have had every Trainer (except Iris, since she doesn't have the right items required for them) use a gimmick, so there's no reason why this one would be different, especially when it has been billed as the "ultimate battle" in which Ash is facing the single most overpowered Trainer in Pokemon anime history who himself has a gimmick.
I think the real question isn't "will Ash use any of his gimmicks?", but rather "which gimmick will Ash use?", because there's arguments in favor of basically all of them:
Gigantamax Gengar is the only gimmick that Ash hasn't used in the Masters 8, so it would make perfect sense for it to get its turn against Leon, especially since Gigantamax vs Gigantamax battles have been oddly uncommon despite being the main gimmick of Gen 8.
Mega Lucario has been pushed as the ace of the Journeys team to the point that a past ace made a comeback specifically to train him and pass the torch to him. Not to mention that the opening shows Mega Lucario fighting Gigantamax Charizard.
Finally, 10.000.000 Volt Thunderbolt is the signature gimmick of Pikachu, who is Ash's main partner, so it would make perfect for Ash's ultimate battle to come down to his signature Pokemon vs Leon's signature Pokemon, both with their respective signature gimmicks.
The fact that all of Ash's gimmicks have so many points in their favor is the main reason for my belief that Ash will end up using them all against Leon... and why I also suspect that Leon might end up having the other two gimmicks as well.
I... mentioned that as well XDI meant Leon using all three. Potentially even two or three on a single Pokemon at once.
Wait, like at the same exact time? As in using a Z-Move while Gigantamaxed, for example? So, something like this?I meant Leon using all three. Potentially even two or three on a single Pokemon at once.
Found this on twitter
Really hope it isn't the case