Who we never heard of until the League. And Johto didn't have the guy pull legendaries out of his ***.Yes, he is better than a kid we're not even going to see again after 5th gen. In Sinnoh, Ash lost to a serious, experienced teenager (Same as Johto).
Hahahahahaha noIf there wasn't 5th gen announced, writers would make Ash win. Tell thanks to Best Wishes for kicking Ash out of the League, not a character. If Pokemon was ever supposed to end, Sinnoh would be the best ending for it (And i still treat Unova Anime arc as an one, big filler.)