Quote Originally Posted by An00bis View Post
I agree. It seemed out of character for him to accept a handicap.

Of course, we know the real reason he accepted the handicap: more screentime for his Pokemon, even if half of them got completely slaughtered. Some is better then none?
Exactly. But since it was a two-parter, they easily could've made it into a 6 vs. 6 battle. I mean it was his eight badge for crying out loud. Where's the Volkner-action, or the Juan-lenght battles?