I don't think it's that we're happy outside of the criticism that Pignite should've dealt some damage, but I think it's because we're more fine with it than not.
Originally Posted by Master of Fire
Whoever Ash was going to use against Trip's Serperior was going to lose period.
Pikachu- Can afford losses, but was used in a tournament, and at least they didn't go with "OMG Ash must rely on his Pikachu"
Unfezant- Would've been a good choice, and I can't see how Serperior would've been able to properly "kill" it without looking cheap. I mean an aerial Pokemon with ranged attacks, should be invincible to a Pokemon like Serperior. But regardless it would've lost in some way, and Unfezant can't afford the loss.
Oshawott- Bad choice, not worth it.
Pignite- This is what happened and was probably the best choice out of Unfezant. Plus I think the writers wanted to use a starter in the tournament, and if not Snivy or Oshawott, that only leaves Pignite.
Snivy- Snivy probably would've had no defense for Serperior and just wouldn't make the very much sense.
Scraggy- I still say Scraggy is the weakest, although possibly it is closing gaps with whoever people would consider the 2nd weakest.
Leavanny- Leavanny if it had an attacking bug type move, might have been able to do something. String Shot lowers speed, so that would've helped. But in the end it would've lost.
Palpitoad- Bwuahahahaha. Next.
Boldore- Weak and I can't see it being able to do much.
Krookodile- Strength-wise, Krookodile probably would be tied with Unfezant in Pokemon likely to beat Serperior through strength alone (Unfezant has it's aerial skills), but Krookodile is weak against grass types so not the best choice.
The best two choices would be Unfezant and Pignite. Pignite having a lot of battles since it evolved, and winning them, it would make sense why Pignite would fall and no one would have much of a problem. Unfezant would just look a lot weaker had it lost to Serperior, while Pignite can afford a loss. I mean sure there was "no damage" done to Serperior, and it's speed was cheap, but I guess this is there way saying, had Pignite been able to do deal damage to Serperior, it would've lost.
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