Well on the bright side, least he didn't use his reserves and have them get horribly ruined by rushed writing.
Of course, if he had used his reserves, he would've taken this League no prob. So yeah, I guess Ash's Unova team wasn't enough. Top 8. Yeah... That is all. >_>
League is not getting interrupted, the N arc first episode confirmed that... Ash ends up in the Top 8 again, oh joy :/
The only times Ash ever places better than he did in his previous League rather than tying or doing worse is when he uses his reserves. What's the lesson here, Ash? You need to use your reserves!
Honestly, I don’t think Ash getting Top 8 is poor writing. Poor writing would have been giving victories with a lackluster team that he barely trains and has horrible moves.
This isn’t unexpected. Ash has been a stupid trainer ever since he went to Unova. Bad writing isn’t Ash getting Top 8. Bad writing is Ash’s skill deteriorating after he left Sinnoh. The placement at the League is consistent with the Ash that entered Unova. If he was as competent as he was in Sinnoh and had a team as strong as the ones that he built in Sinnoh and Hoenn then I would have complained but with this team, with this Ash… definitely not objecting the final result.
So, there's been some arguing and fighting and mean words passed around, and seriously, guys, you need to quit it.
Disagreements are fine. Voicing opinions are fine. However, if you do those things to the point of thread derailment like we saw 2 pages ago, that isn't allowed and actually causes more chaos. So, please, talk about this topic among yourselves like civil humans. Thanks.
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+ At first, and mainly, we see the battle between Ash's Charizard and Harrison's Blaziken. In the end, Charizard is defeated and Harrison pass to the next round.
+ Skip in time, we see the last seconds of the next round, where Harrison's Houndoom is defeated by a Rhyhorn, eliminating Harrison from the Tournament.
+ Skip in time, we see the last seconds of the final, where the trainer that defeated Harrison wins the tournament (his Rapidash defeated a Rhydon).
+ And yet, there was enough time for the main characters to say their goodbyes.
So, now Ash could do the same stuff that Harrison in the last episode:
+ At first, the last battle between Ash and Kotetsu, where Ash wins.
+ Skip in time, last seconds of next round, where Ash faces Virgil and lose against him. To avoid repeating an old defeat, mayeb the last round is Pikachu vs Umbreon.
+ Skip in time, last seconds of the final, where Virgil wins and becomes the champion.
+ And yet, there's enough time for the main characters to say goodbye.
Well, what do you think?
So here's my personal opinion =D
Yeah, Ash is going to lose. Virgil was the red herring to throw us off of Kotetsu which was pretty creative. No one would suspect this goofy kid who tried to go to the league with seven badges, in the wrong place, at the wrong date. As far as who will win, Kotetsu or Virgil, anyone's guess. I am pretty disappointed with Best Wishes 1&2 because they did seem to rush it, but with the introduction of the N Saga, it kind of makes sense. N is pretty freakin popular among a lot of fans. So I'm assuming the writers thought that once they announced the saga, everyone would go, "OMG! N! Forget the league! I want to see this!". Unfortunately, in most cases, including mine, they were wrong. I mean, considering Ash's team, Top 8 is to be expected. I was hoping Snivy or Palpitoad would have more development before this. But considering they didn't, I kinda figured it would turn out like this. Ah well =/
P.S. The Axew episode did irritate me. I mean... WHY!? What was the point!? Just because of that I want Axew banned from the show -.- Sorry little guy, I was rooting for your evolution dream, but you wrecked the league.
Last edited by Brydont; 7th December 2012 at 11:41 PM. Reason: Axew
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Wait hold up.. did Scraggy get any battles during the league? I haven't been keeping up.
It's really a shame that Pokemon are going seemingly going to get shafted for Pikachu too.
as long as the battles done well I don't give a hoot who he loses too. >3>...Personality bias out the roof here. Konestu can think of great things when he puts his head in the game, and with his ADHD nature, I wasn't surprised at the whole swanna and sammorutt thing. Pokemon battles can easily be turned around by one pokemon, and even sweeping isn't a problem as long as ash put up a fight. The whole swanna and and sammurott thing is just exemplifying Konetsu's ability to miss things really easily.
If the battle turns out to be fine, I don't care if he loses to konestu. >3>...I'm only relatively upset that Virgil ISN'T going to battle him. lol
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