Probably because streaming is the move and cable TV's dying. Even if it wasn't, Disney XD is not a popular or common channel, so a lot of people don't even have it. It's like when Cartoon Network moved all the shows they couldn't air to Boomerang so nobody could watch them.
I mean, which methods? Having all his Pokemon attack one of his Pokemon? Ash did that in the same region.
Catching a bunch of Pokemon and switching them out? Gary did that.
Giving up in the middle of a battle should have disqualified him, but that's different from his strength.
From what we've...