Ash has used more pokemons than Bea in this series and the pokemons he has greatly outnumber Bea's pokemon.
Does that mean you were left unimpressed by AG, DP, XY, and SM but were impressed by BW instead?
But JN failed to use the chance in earlier episode to canonized his regional champion status.
Nb: I wasn't talking about how he was introduced in past series as, I was talking about how he was introduced in this series as.
The difference is the anime's inability/uneillingness to label him as...
It seems Kanto/Johto do not have champion in the anime, they only have Elite 4 and Lance is the strongest among them. If someone want to be the champion, they have to beat them.
Earlier in the JN series, Lance was introduced as strongest of Kanto Elite 4 as well as victor of Pokemon World...