Quote Originally Posted by Dwail8023 View Post
Yeah, sadly, I feel that's the most likely scenario of how the anime will end. Either that, or in the middle of a saga due to it being cancelled to low ratings. I'd prefer the former option over the latter, though.
To be fair I wouldn't mind if the series ends with Ash challenging the Elite 4 and then losing to a Champion. That is about as much closure as he'd ever get. We know Ash is never going to stop traveling anyway.

Obviously Ash has way too many older friends and pokemon for them to all get appearances anymore (hence the recent ending theme), so I no longer care on that front. So the last episode will probably focus on Ash alone.