Delete Ash's JN team.
Atleast have a couple of battles that can match up too too the better gym battles. The startegies in JN actually hurt the trainer because Volkner who used game strats to bring the final fight to Pikachu vs Electrivire where Pikachu can't use two of his moves was just...
I meant to say that JN has regressed on things not limited to battles which previous series did fairly. Take Ash's team in SM and compare it to JN. Disregarding battles, SM pokemons had better personality and interactions compared to JN mons. You could make every battle look like Ash vs Kukui...
It's just very underwhelming and unplanned. It's reception would not have been particularly better even if it was preceded by BW (the only other series that had major change in plans due to a disaster). Lack of spectacle is not nearly the biggest flaw of JN.
I expect the current champions would be able to easily master most of the Z moves.
Alder probably has really bad joints.
Wallace could get the Waterium Z pretty quick.
Paul could get it but some of the poses would be too goofy for him.
Alain wouldn't want any.
Gary dittoes Paul.
The message was nice but the battles and setup were comically bad. It was the first season so probably not fair to hold it to the standards of later leagues so Unova was probably worse given that they thought Ash vs Cameron was good enough as a 6v6.