I'm a bit rusty since I haven't made a thread in ages... So we've had 5 tournaments in total in Best Wishes, 4 being major:
Don Battle: Top 2 of 16
Donamite: Top 4 of 16
Junior Cup: Top 2 of 16
Unova League: Top 8 of 128
Marine Cup: Winner
Anybody else disappointed that they bothered to introduce such a pointless tournament that only acted as a time consumer in the most recent episode, which they make Ash win?
They didn't let him win any of the tournaments that was the major focus & then they introduce a 5 minute tournament that Ash wins. From what I can gather in this series, if its something minor, Ash gets to win. Have they just given up or something?
And now its making me wonder about the entire series in general as well. We have an episode about Crocanaw, the Eevee Episode, we've had a Sweet Honey Episode, then this Detective Cilan Episode, then the Jirachi Episode & Oak Episode which don't seem that bad, same with the Zoroark Episode. Then Butterfree, Ash VS Iris, & Clair. Were not sure when exactly this saga is ending but we have most episodes revealed until July and a tournament doesn't even seem possible until after the Genosect Movie airs, which isn't until after July 14. And since they usually tend to show pictures/summaries/etc of upcoming episodes like 2-3 months in advance, then the Clair Episode will most likely occur in July, and 2 breaks are likely yet again in July, making the possibility of a tournament less likely.
We have two rivals who's stories haven't concluded, yet the ending implies we won't see them again. If they wanted to fill in the gap why not add some better important events instead of showing things that don't add anything new to the characters. Then Iris hasn't done anything in a long time, with Clair's appearance being the only thing. Cilan may have an episode dedicated to him that's NOT filler. There is just so much things they can do but instead they have episodes that everyone will just forget. And to top it all off there isn't a main goal for Ash, battle-wise. I just have no clue what they are doing at this point.