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Isn't it just obvious that Ash will battle Kotetsu? They had all this Ritchie-like bonding and promises and then you're not even gonna let them battle in the league? Then why even introduce him in the first place and let them go through all of that? Bianca and Trip are for some reason getting screwed over in favor of Kotetsu and Virgil, we might get answers why this is the case once we know more about the filler saga. But for now, it seems like Ash's main opponents are Trip and Stephan and then Kotetsu and Virgil. That's why they were on the poster, and Bianca wasn't, because Ash is most likely not battling her, which wouldn't be the first time this happened, he also didn't battle Barry.
Cool. So it's Ash vs Stephan and Bianca vs Kotesu. Even though I wanted Bianca vs Stephan, Bianca vs Kotesu is going to be really exciting! And I wonder what move that is Leavanny is performing.
I think Zen Headbutt would be better and also the fact that Scraggy (and its evolution) are one of the 3 Fighting types (non-secondary Psychic type) that can learn a damaging Psychic type move without the help of a Move-Tutor (the others are Poliwrath and Lucario).
As for a Dark type move, i really wish it either learns Snarl or Dark Pulse. Crunch should remain with Krookodile and i don't want a physical Dark type move for it because it already has 2 physical moves.
Last edited by Lucario At Service; 19th November 2012 at 8:27 PM.
On the other hand i do wish that Snivy learns something new as she is the only one (other than Palpitoad but he didn't have a 4th move from the beginning), to not get a new move yet.
I would be happy if it gets any type of new move as long as it is a non-Grass type damaging move. My personal choice would be Twister.
Last edited by Lucario At Service; 19th November 2012 at 8:36 PM.
*Sigh* Marlon why were you shown easy in the anime? *Wipes eyes*
The point was to make Kotetsu look strong not the Gym leader look weak, just like it was the opposite on Satoshi last gym, make the gym leader look super strong not the chalenger weak, you got it wrong both times congratulations.
It doesn't matter if Bianca is an established rival or not, while Kotetsu is just some last minute moron.
Kotetsu will always be superior to Bianca, in the writer's minds. Ignoring the fact Bianca for the most part deserves to get farther. You know if Kotetsu had to get higher than Bianca, did they have to face each other.
It's like hey dman_dustin's top two trainers to beat Ash are Kotetsu and Bianca, let's have them battle each other, just to piss him off, and to make it guaranteed Bianca gets screwed over yet again as usual.
I'm sick of Gamefreak and the anime for pissing on Bianca, and making her a miserable character. She deserved a lot better.
And if you think Kotetsu showing up with a Samurott, and Riolu, and kicking Marlon's rear end, is proof that he deserves to get farther than Bianca, then you seriously have some crazy priorities.
Maybe next generation, we shouldn't have any rivals, introduce some character last minute who kicks some gym leader's rear end just so we can say "Totally this character deserves to get far in the league, potentially beat Ash."
Ash didn't even get to have a single full battle with the three rivals that were important this generation.
Vs Trip- 1 on 1
Vs Bianca- Didn't happen
VS Stephan- only a 3 on 3 at most
What the hell?
I was fine with Kotetsu going far, because I was under the impression that Bianca would do better, but Kotetsu is likely battling her the same round Ash is battling Stephan.
Could the writers be worse at handling rivals this generation then any other generation.
At least with Hoenn, Ash didn't have any rivals that no one care about, that wouldn't be thrown under the bus.
If Virgil and Kotetsu were so damn important, they should've showed up a lot sooner.
Hell I'd accept Katharine as more of a rival to Ash that last minute Kotetsu, and last minute Virgil.
But no, Kotetsu, and Virgil had to have non 5th generation Pokémon, so they had to be introduced last minute.
Marlon would've had to be more impressive. It wasn't impressive at all. So no, just because Marlon was the last gym leader in Black 2 White 2, beating Drayden as the most powerful, doesn't mean he was more powerful than Drayden anime wise, nor was there any guarantee that he was all that strong.
Had Iris beaten Drayden, that battle would've been far more impressive. Even Roxie vs Ash was more impressive and that was my 2nd least favorite gym battle.
Kotetsu beating Marlon wasn't to show how super strong he was, it was just get him his eighth badge, indicated by how horribly rushed the battle was.
Last edited by dman_dustin; 19th November 2012 at 10:50 PM.
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Kotetsu seems to be a competent version of Barry and Bianca. He was the only one to constantly have a good showing.
Last edited by J Ken; 20th November 2012 at 12:24 AM.