Detroit SMAAAASH! Eevee style.
- Sep 22, 2020
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To be fair, the Blaine moment can be chalked up to early installment weirdness, since life endangerment (be it to the Pokemon or trainers themselves) is almost entirely absent from any battles that don't explicitly involve villains, and there's every indication that battles are meant to be friendly competitions, which would logically imply that life endangerment would result in at least an infraction. The only other time a Pokemon nearly died in a post-OS battle was Pikachu against that COTD's Raichu in DPP, and that was an unofficial battle, so we have no way of knowing what would have happened if it had occured in some sort of stadium.I can see maybe the referees deciding to let it go since they didn't want to disqualify Ash when he kept going but yeah, it's a bit weird. I guess I didn't notice because the show and games are often pretty vague on the rules of battles, considering things like Blaine trying to kill his opponent twice in a row and I reall him saying Ash would be the one punished if he succeeded.
I actually tried a quick google search to find out if real like sporting events have rules for what happens if one person forfeits but couldn't find anything.