xD I think I'm one of the few people who doesn't mind if Ash were to lose to Eevee and its evolutions. I don't see what's so bad about losing to them.
It woudn't make sense to do that, to qualify to the league sure but not in a final, if they draw just let one of the guys pass without figthing, one of them will be lucky and get that chance and if he is good enough he will beat the other guy.
Yeah and it's not like they don't get some time to heal. The only problem would be if they fought too hard and needed extended time to heal like Blaziken did.
I hope these 2 kids do end up tying, because I'd rather that than have Ash loses even though he had an obvious advantage throughout the entire battle.
I don't understand what the issue is with that either tbh. Virgil's Pokemon are cohesive and well-trained. They're not a random assortment of Pokemon like Cameron's. And I bet Virgil WOULDN'T CHEAT his way to victory; he'd simply use strategy to beat Ash, which is how it should be done. It's not like it's hard to out-smart Ash anyway.
I'm not talking about him using the advantage right, I'm talking about when comparing the 2 teams to each other, Ash's had a bigger advantage. Remind me, what move did Hydreigon lose to? Pignite's Brick Break right? What move did Ferrothorn lose to? Flame Charge right? What move did Swanna lose to? Electro Ball right? Who did Samurott lose to? Pikachu right?
So you're saying that a team of Hydreigon, Swanna, Samurott, Ferrothorn, and Riolu is somehow better than a team of Pikachu (who can take out 3 of the 5 with ease), Oshawott, Snivy (who could have dealt with Samurott and Riolu if Riolu hadn't evolved), Pignite (who could have also taken out 3 of the 5), Boldore (Who could have taken out Hydreigon, Swanna, and Ferrothorn), and Unfezant?
Just because a trainer has fully-evolved Pokemon in the anime, doesn't automatically make them stronger. Example, Scraggy, a baby Pokemon who managed to defeat a Simisage and Simipour. Another one? Bulbasaur managed to defeat Dusclops and Solrock. One more? Corphish defeating Alakazam, Arcanine, and 2 Swamperts.
Kira do you even know what cheating is? I don't see how Cameron bringing only 5 Pokemon on-hand for an official Full Battle is "cheating". Yeah its a pretty crappy thing the writers did but it is nowhere close to cheating. It's not like he somehow brought over 6 Pokemon, used illegal tactics during battle, etc.
Even if I agree with you in everything you said because I´m totally in favor of "Evolution =/= Strength" ... Boldore vs. Ferrothorn would be a very bad match up: Steel/Grass are super effective against Rock
So this kinda felt like a set up League. It seems like whatever Ash is doing for the filler arc is still in Unova. Maybe he'll challenge the Unova League twice?
A lot of people mentioned that.There's still the chance that the League gets interrupted and he has to do it all over again[without challenging the gym leaders,of course]