Fair enough, i'll let you off since you added 'at least' into your quote.Either way he has lost to at least one gym leader then, so the pattern hasn't "faded."
Hmm, this is unusual to reply to. Only the fandom classes 'main' Pokemon and reserves. Okay.Oshawott is part of his main team, that is enough. Anyone who states that Kingler and Palpitoad were/are main water types of his team... just wow.
Yeah agreed.Some. That's fine. The league pattern is still there until proven wrong like the ones mentioned above.
Did you watch the OS? All it consisted of was Ash switiching his Pokemon frequently.Also rotating didn't really return as its the first time it's truly happening.
Possibly, i'd like to think so anyhow.We still don't know what will happen to the TRio after the Meloetta Plot, they could go back to their goofy selves without having a leader or just direct orders from anyone (Giovanni/Matori/Zager).
We've basically been setting ourselves up for dissapointment with everything so far in BW2.
Starting from the debacle that was the junior cup dragonite and the ridiculously overhyped dawn guest appearance to kotetsu essentially being Yuma of zexal with pokemon to the what looks to be horribly rushed TR sendoff. They are either gonna redeem themselves at the league or just end it on a sour note and hopefully learn from BWs mistakes for the next saga. And to think at the beginning it had the most potential too.
I've loved everything about BW2 so far, nothing has disappointed me.
And the only overhyping was people hyping everything. So look into the mirror and say 'I blame myself'
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I actually loved certain aspects of Best Wishes 1, it wasn't brilliant but it definetly wasn't terrible. I enjoyed it, but absolutely love Best Wishes 2.Me to, actually best wishes 2 right now is slightly above sinnoh for me, that's how good it is, although the first best wishes just plain sucked.. i'll forgot it happened though.
^Yeah, I don't get the hate for Best Wishes at all. Maybe it wasn't the greatest season of Pokemon but it still had plenty of enjoyable episodes and moments.
In Sinnoh League, he was at Top 4 ranking, so obviously he has to get to the Top 2 position at least once before we can think of him winning a league.
Its not a pattern, its what i would call as "climbing the stairs in becoming a pokemon master". We can't just jump a few stairs to reach the top especially it relates to ones development (and if he isn't using some shortcut), and if we do try to jump, there is a chance that we could fall down hardly.
Till now Ash has achieved league rankings of Top 16, Top 8 (twice), Top 4. So, we can't actually think of him jumping the Top 2 ranking and straight away win a league.
So i would say that unless we get a league where Ash achieves that Top 2 spot, we can't think of him winning a league.
Also for some reason, i believe that when they make Ash finally win his first league, we would be seeing all his past traveling partners, his mother, Prof. Oak and his past rivals (like Gray, Paul) present at that scene.
Now when could he get that spot, well that depends on the writers. They may decided to make him get to Top 2 spot during the Unova League or during the 6th or 7th gen or maybe even later. We would just have to wait for that.
Personally, i believe that Ash would most likely reach Top 4 spot again in the Unova League (if he is using only his Unova Team for the league).
''The Girl Who Understands the Hearts of Dragons''
Funny because TR is actually my favorite part of Best Wishes XD
Top 64: 3 vs 3 
Top 32: 3 vs 3 
Top 16: 3 vs 3 
Top 8: 6 vs 6 
Top 4: 6 vs 6 
Top 2: 6 vs 6  (Loses the league)
So following the Sinnoh League outline, that is 26 spots for pokemon to get at least one win. That's 9 Unova pokemon, can get two wins each, that's still 18 spots. Add a few reserves and their wins or falls.
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I really don't get what's the big deal if Ash uses his Oaked pokemon, his unova team had the whole saga to shine, if you think the writers didn't developed them properly, what makes you think they'll do it right in the league. Let them shine along with the neglected old guys (Totodile, Torterra or Muk)
"At least" is to vague for it to be called a pattern, and the battles against Gardenia and Fantina were official because if Ash had won those battles, he'd have gotten a badge.Either way he has lost to at least one gym leader and won in a rematch then, so the pattern hasn't "faded.
Oh yeah he did, that's why he overloaded Pikachu with that bike.He never rebattled Brock for the badge at least.
I'm hoping to see Sceptile/Torterra/Infernape/Snorlax/Gible and many more of his classics. Heck maybe even Bulbasaur, but not Squirtle.
It's about time for them Bulb/Gible to evolve, preferably in this league.