Yeah she has potential to appear in the leaugue, but personally I don't care if she does or doesn't. If she does it wouldn't surprise me, but if she didn't that wouldn't surprise me either. XD
I don't think Burgundy wants revenge on Dento, like shown in the past episodes, she respects Dent, she cares about what he says. And since she's always meeting up with the gang at tournaments, she could get the advice she needs from Dent. But, I doubt the writers would have Dento give advice to her, even though I want them too.
I wouldn't mind if Burgundy was physically at the league, I find her and Georgia's commentary makes for an appealing double act. Hell, maybe those two could have their final battles with Cilan and Iris while Ash is competing in the league.
But a recurring theme in Best Wishes seems to be that only the main group and their rivals that seem to travel with them everywhere can win battles. In all three tournaments, the only one outside this group (not counting Luke) to beat a main character was Montgomery. There needs to be strong competition outside of just this group, every other league has done this, otherwise the Unova League is really no better than any of these other tournaments and makes the whole process of getting all the badges seem completely arbitrary.
Ash, Trip, Kotetsu, and Bianca (although if Pignite evolves I could see Bianca coming up short) should be focused on.
Stephan I'm really not sure about. If he is going to make it, I'd like to see him say he has badges beforehand, and not just show up at the league with his never-before-mentioned eight badges. But if he does make it, I suspect he goes out early.
Montgomery is intriguing, I don't doubt he's powerful enough, but seeing as he won the Clubsplosion tournament the previous year, I have to wonder if he's just focused on winning there, where his fighting pokemon can excel.
Shamus is also quite strong but he insists on battling doubles. Still, he did swear revenge on Ash and that seems like the perfect time to do it.
The girl with the Gothita was just a beginning trainer but seemed to have pretty strong pokemon relative to where she was and she was said to be collecting badges. I could buy her winning eight.
I've already talked about Burgundy and Georgia, I don't think they should be there.
And I'm going to assume/hope the writers aren't even considering Luke.
Last edited by RVD_fan; 13th September 2012 at 12:30 AM.
Like I already said, the OP didn't feature only Ash's rivals for no reason.
And the League torch wasn't featured at the very end for no reason either.
Believe what you want to believe, but Burgundy and Georgia will not be at the League.
TR could still be at the League. If a Plasma scenerio at the League happens, Giovanni could place them there to spy. They could then sell merchandise to look 'under cover'
I think Kotetsu needs to make some more reappearances before the league, (if its true what people are saying that they suspect the league to start soon) maybe in one of the filler episodes.
They should make use with these fillers since Ash has got all eight badges and hasn't had many rival battles, so if possible maybe Trip but chances are Bianca and
I'd like Ash's other rivals to get a chance to battle or meet Kotetsu as well, most likely during the league though.
Ash: Now I choose you!
Last edited by Janovy; 13th September 2012 at 7:36 PM.
My ideal battle ever!
Think about it, in character if Burgundy and Georgia were collecting badges, don't you think they would brag about it every chance they got? Shoehorning them into the Pokemon League at the last minute only diminishes the value of the badges and the league itself. Badges, for the most part, are supposed to be difficult to obtain, and only the truly dedicated should be able to win eight of them.
Ash: Now I choose you!
Luke and Burgundy... those two seriously need an Upgrade (Congratulations! Your Rival characters evolved into an old joke!)
Burgundy having practically no wins against Cilan... Are you serious?
And Luke... Why is he even listed as Rival in Serebii.net, is he pulling a Conway or something?