So true. I hope we get that kind of battle again someday. The only part I didn't like it was that Charizard was the fall guy. I guess they made him fall guy because he had defeated Articuno in Ash's first Battle Frontier battle, while Bulbasaur and Squirtle didn't get Battle Frontier battle before. However, the fact that Charizard lost because solely because of Ash's stupid mistake makes it less sad.
Very well said. I agree wholeheartedly. I don't understand how so many still thinks that unevolved=weak and evolved=automatically stronger. Anime has proved so many times that you don't have to evolve to become strong. Bulbasaur, Squirtle and of course, Pikachu are perfect examples.
I have to say that I'm very happy for that that you also think so. There aren't many people who think so, sadly.
By the way, I think Ash's Bulbasaur and Squirtle are both very underrated. It annoys me when most of people say that Sceptile is better than Bulbasaur and Oshawott is/will be better than Squirtle. Do you agree?