I thought this battle really sucked on first watch. I'm not a fan of Ash losing horribly without a good reason (Indigo used the disobedient Charizard for example as a really good plot device to make him lose the League badly), but this really takes the cake. Two ***king legendaries in a row, and we don't even find out what Tobias' remaining four Pokemon were. I was absolutely outraged by that. Even after Ash took out his Darkrai, I guessed correctly he had another legendary or his whole team were legendaries. Yeah, I know he was the only one to defeat his Darkrai, but come on! A one-sided battle with no pay-off in my opinion, so it was a huge disappointment compared to Paul's three-parter battle.
3/10 (mostly because of Ash turning his hat backwards and finishing in the Top 4)