well i am agree with those who are with unfezant and pikachu to take down serperior..
Unfezant is fast enough and has type advantage..
But serperior has great power.
Else infernape or charizard......
I have a feeling that Stephan will only make it to the 3v3 rounds.. I mean, they've only revealed two of his Pokemon to date and we know the writers would rather take the easy route, rather than decide on another 4 Pokemon.
I see him facing Ash with Zebstrika, Sawk and a Hoenn Pokemon.. Maybe Camerupt? Ash would counter this with Leavanny, Oshawott and Krookodile.
Now Bianca is more likely to reach the 6v6 battles IMO, to show her improvement.. She'll face some of Ash's Unova Pokemon with her Emboar, Escavalier, Cinccino, Musharna, Swanna and Whimsicott.
Kotetsu is another one that I think we should see in the 6v6 battles. A team of Lucario, Ferrothorn, Samurott, Magmortar, Absol and Pinsir would be a team I'd want to see go up against Ash's older reserves.
Virgil (is that his name?) is a tough one.. I want to see him go far so that we can see the eeveelutions in decent battles, but I imagine that even if he does get far, he won't face Ash. Perhaps Trip will knock him out of the running.
Trip will obviously get to the 6v6 stage and eventually face Ash, preferably with his six Pokemon that we already know of, although I wouldn't mind seeing Tranquill/Unfezant get substituted for something else. Not really sure which of Ash's Pokemon he'll face though. I'd like a mix of past and present Pokemon, rather than his average looking Unova team. Main contenders for me would be Pikachu, Unfezant, Torterra, Pignite, Glalie and Kingler.
Slowing it down before attacking or counterattacking as it focuses on attacking may work such as it is using Solarbeam and Pignite and/or Unfezant can use fire pledge/air cutter during its attack. Matching its speed does not sound like a good idea as hindering it. Heck look at Unfezant vs Overpowered Koffing and Leavanny vs Overpowered Koffing. Though if anybody can match its speed, Unfezant and Pikachu are the best choices ironically.
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If Trip makes fun of Kanto Pokemon - I see Ash getting mad and using - Pikachu, Kingler, Snorlax, Bulbasaur, Tauros, and Charizard. (aLthough mixing up his team would be better)
Unova - Pikachu, Unfezant, Oshawott/Dewott, Snivy/Servine, Pignite, and Krookidile.
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Well the anime version Struggle Bug would help it against Frenzy Plant, where as it can use Energy Ball to block moves like Solarbeam. It could easily dodge Dragon Tail and Leer though.
Now the only way the writers can showcase Leavanny defeating Serperior's speed using String Shot is if they upgrade its effects, like increasing its stickiness, as well as make it possible for Leavanny to shot it all over the field so that if Serperior touches those it would get stuck at that spot (presently it only works if it hits the opponent directly and if it doesn't hit, it just evaporate).
If that's not a ok answer, then lets say we accept the games logic in the anime. Then it would be more obvious that even Ash's Snivy evolving to a Servine wouldn't help it match Trip's Serperior speed.
Why? Because Pignite's base speed is 55 in the games, Flame Charge boost the speed of a pokemon by one level on each use, and Ash used it around 4-5 times against Serperior. That means Pignite's speed should be boosted to 3 to 3.5 times it normal speed which would make Pignite's faster than even a Servine, and also by games logic it should out speed even a Serperior (which actually has more speed than a Servine). But that didn't happen.
I believe that we have had our fill of a unevolved pokemon of the same line defeating its fully evolved form for this saga. So, there is no need for another one.
I just don't want to see the likes of Charizard go up against Trip and be shown to struggle against a Pokemon with only a single regions experience, when compared to five..
I think how could happen seeing this scan. Serperior hits Pikachu, forces a switch to another pokemon but Serperior was hit by Static. Then Serperior isn't fast anymore, lost is strong selling point and Ash could defeat Trip. Because I think that the most reliable thing to hit Serperior
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So, similarly even if Ash and his older pokemons had the experience of about 5 regions (including Orange Islands), he would fail against a genius like Trip who didn't even have the experience of a single region yet.
I never understand why people call any of the Unova team 'reserves'.. As of this moment, they're all part of the current team and regularly rotate. To me, they aren't reserves.. The Pokemon of Ash's past journeys, who he doesn't use for the main part of his current journey, but can call upon when times get tough and he needs them? They're the reserves..
Ideally, I'd like Ash's team to be as such by the league:
Pikachu-Static, hopefully used in at less one battle in the league.
I don't see any changes, and I'm fine with that.
Sky Attack/Giga Impact
I really would like Gust or Air Cutter gone, they both serve the same purpose as a long-range attacking Flying type move. I would most prefer a strong attack as a replacement as a finisher move, Sky Attack and Giga Impact are ideal for me. I'm fine with it's other moves.
Fury Cutter/Swords Dance
Tackle doesn't get used, Water Gun doesn't get used, and I would like a fourth move. I don't want another Water type move, and I would like it to have a move that could utilize it's shell(I'd be fine if it didn't though). I'd most prefer Swords Dance for a Swords Dance + Razor Shell combo. I'm fine with it's other moves.
Arm Thrust/Brick Break
Ember's not going to be used, I don't believe Tackle gets used. I'm not sure what to really expect, it's already got a charging move in Flame Charge so Head Smash and Wild Charge I don't think would get used, although maybe the moves can be a combo, speed boost from Flame Charge, making Head Smash/Wild Charge faster. I'd like it to get a close-range attack one way or another though. Fine with it's other moves.
I can't really see it with anything else except maybe Aerial Ace, which I wouldn't be that interested in it getting. If Aqua Tail can happen then I'd like that to replace Leaf Blade but, I can't see it(Maybe if it was used by a non Water type before).
Scraggy-Doubt it'll get one, but I'd like Moxie.
Hi Jump Kick
I'm fine with it's current moves. I don't see any changes happening regardless.
Leavanny-Swarm probably, hopefully gets used in the league at less once.
Bug Bite is gone, Tackle doesn't get used. I'd like a Bug type move for it's final move, ideally Struggle Bug but I'd settle for X-Scissor. I'm fine with it's other moves.
Palpitoad-Doubt it, but Swift Swim would be nice
Uproar/Hyper Voice/Sludge Wave/Sludge Bomb/Bounce
Really just want a fourth move, I can see some different outcomes for it in the end though. Muddy Water over Hydro Pump, Uproar/Hyper Voice over Supersonic, then Sludge Wave/Sludge Bomb/Bounce for a fourth move, but I'm fine with it's moves right now, so I'd have no problem if it just gets a fourth move of one of the ones listed.
Boldore-Sturdy, hopefully used at less once in the league.
I'm fine with it.
I'm fine with it.
Overall, I don't expect any more evolutions and I'm fine with that, I'd just like some Pokemon to get a move or two each and I'd be completely fine with Ash's team.
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I'm fairly certain Ash won't use past pokemon against Trip :/
In other league battles perhaps, but for this one I see:
Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Unfezant, Pignite & Scraggy.
The first 5 were in the 5v5 they had, and Scraggy was next to be captured :P
Scraggy could probably be swapped out for something else, but meh :P
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I don't think that was entirely Ash's fault. Casey was the one who demanded a battle (twice) and he didn't have any Johto Pokemon at the time. If the other Trainer provokes them to that point I don't see any problem with him answering the call.One of the few consistencies this show has, is that Ash matures with each region he goes through.
... and Trip is definitely pushing it.
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