Can we not start the DP vs BW debate AGAIN. I liked DP as much as the next guy, but this is getting old fast.
the axew episode wouldn't have been that bad if ash got to fight virgil. lol.
I like the breaks inbetween stuff...but that was just a terrible time to place it for the viewers. XD
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When Generation 5 began it seemed like he had just started out on his journey again with a somewhat new and unexperienced Pikachu.
So it would make sense that Ash gets to Top 8 in Generation 5 then by Generation 6 he may be in the Top 4 or even the champion.
Then if there is a Generation 7 and 8 he will most likely be Top 4 then Top 2 or even winning the league.
His past league challenges have gone like this:
Kanto: Top 16
Orange Islands: Winner
Johto: Top 8
Hoenn: Top 8
Sinnoh: Top 4
Future (possibly, previous league position halved):
Unova: Top 8
May be a new area similar to the Orange Islands where he wins the league
???: Top 4
???: Top 4
???: Top 2/Winning
Ash's mistake is his choice of party. Excuse me but two base starters? Lame. Kotetsu has a samurott, what the hell was Ash thinking to bring oshawott and snivy to a crucial battle? Hein???? Whatever if it's anime's usual promotion to anti-evolution to not, even Kotetsu was smart enough to fully evolve almost all his party (it will become fully evolved since riolu will evolve) and Ash chose a bunch of babies for cuteness basis? Excuse me, but if Ash would win this, it's nothing but armor plot. You guys ARE sure you want Ash to win with this? Seriously?
Looks at me Ash is not even taking the league seriously to not even use his stored pokemons which are like a thousands of times stronger. He would beat Kotetsu easily if he chose Sceptile, Infernape, Snorlax or whatever of any of his stronger and evolved pokés. But nooooooooo...
You guys forgive me, but that defeat will be deserved. Ash won't get to nowhere by thinking for sticking his party in their weakest forms just because the anime constantly thinks evolved forms are unworthy of a personality and bonds. I thought they got over that silly stereotype with DP thanks to Infernape's character development but no, exactly back to the square zero.
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We don't even know how this battle will go, bit by bit, or even the final result. We don't know what strategies Ash will use to counter Kotetsu's Pokemon. We know none of this yet, but the vast majority of you acting as if Ash is going to get crushed. I'm sorry, but I don't believe that. The battle will end very close, regardless of who wins. Ash will rely on strategy, where as Kotetsu will be relying on sheer power. Ash always has a few tricks up his sleeve, and can think on his feet in the heat of battle better then anyone else on this show has ever been shown to be capable of doing.
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I think its good that Ash loses here, each of his unova pokemon get 1 battle each and pika gets to shine above them as he should.
I feel this is quite appropriate given the fast paced nature of the other saga and I for one can not wait to see some of Ash's older pokemon again.
I'm sorry but I agree, Ash has made terrible pokemon choices for a serious battle. It just doesn't make sense that his starter-level Pokemon would be able to beat a strong team like Kotetsu's, no matter how many level 5 attacks you throw at a level 60 dragon, it's not gonna work.
I find it insulting as a viewer. When I watch little Oshawatt take down the tank that is Samurott, I'm not gonna think "that was a good battle", I'm gonna laugh and say "that was ridiculous". Ash should continue his happy-go-lucky ways and continue training his little starters on the journey but subsitute some of his tanks for the FINAL of a league. Why evolve Cyndaquil just to ignore him? Lazy writing?
I'm pretty underwelmed by Ash's choices for this battle. Why on earth is he using Oshawott? Krookodile and Leavanny would've been better fits here but apparently they can't be used again because they battled Stephan.
I would've had Leavanny and Unfezant star against Stephan and then saved Krookodile against Kotestu, at least then Ash's team would look less pathetic here.
Pignite and Pikachu look to be Ash's saving grace in this battle, which as a result has made the rest look awful. Even Snivy is getting pwned.
It doesn't surprise me if Oshawott and Snivy get destroyed. They should have made them evolve. Dewott can be marketed just as well as Oshawott if they actually tried. Oshawott hasn't done anything of relevance since Clay's gym. Snivy is too frail in her current form. I don't care what that Shamus episode showed, Snivy resistting all those attacks from Emboar and Heatmor was poop.
Hopefully Unfezant gets at least one win until Riolu gets to shine yet again. She is getting one new move and as Ash's only fully evolved pokemon in this fight, she deserves something.
Pignite and Pikachu have always been the stars in this saga unfortunately. They were both used in 5 out of 8 gyms.
I think ash chose a nice team for this battle and they will kick butt