You'll be reading "Greninja lost despite Charizard taking prior damage" for years to come.
Sadly true, I think.
I don't like how the last episode left things with Ash on top, I think it sets up his defeat, sadly. It was just too optimistic, with Pikachu even landing hits on Charizard. If Bisharp does even things up, that'd be a bit better in terms of hoping for Ash to win, but...idk.
Like with Paul, they set up the first part of the battle for Ash to dominate, the second part to be a bit darker (Drapion quickly KOing three of Ash's Pokemon), and the third to be Ash's win. There was a rise and fall.
I feel like Ash would be in more trouble if he was going to win.