Can we please get the older, old forum back?
Is this sarcasm?
No, the point was that Volkner had Ash on the ropes. Which made it at least an uphill and therefore enjoyable battle to watch.
Lucario not doing so well here could be used as the foundation for its potential mega arc
Lol, I said the same for Ash's dragons before the Iris episode aired. Since Iris could actually give Ash some valuable advice considering she's a champion/'dragon master' now. We know how that went down.