"What do you mean, my Gengarite is contraband?!"
- Jun 10, 2012
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Except he did just that against Paul. Ash proved to this callous trainer that a close bond with your Pokémon can actually produce merits, something that Paul's seemingly emulating now as shown with Electivire. And he did this even after a crushing 0-4 Full Battle loss that proved who wears the pants in their rivalry.Still doesn't change the fact that Ash will never be superior to those stronger than him.
The same thing has happened with Alain. Ash, the trainer who's never beaten him, has opened his eyes. I think you're being too closed minded about this whole thing. Disregard the battles here, they're meaningless now.