I just noticed that by Drayden saying Iris is Unova's top trainer, she did in-fact beat the elite 4. There is no one above her in that region.
I really like your avatar.This episode is probably one of my favorites. I was kind of a little shocked to see Iris returning as champion after her cameo in XY&Z. Considering her game counterpart became a champion of the Unova region, it was bound to happen in the anime. Though, it would have been nice to see a flashback of Iris challenging the champion league or battling against the Elite 4 of Unova. It is kind of crazy that there was no mention of (ex) champion Alder.
Plot twist: She uses Chloe for her next bookI do not want them to show Shauntal ironically showing off that her next book hit will be based on Ash's adventures and she ends up famous for it...when she should really be ashamed to even think his adventures are book-sellers.
(Or, pray tell, sell the narrative that Goh is blessed with miracle Critical Captures. She should just write that for fanfiction dot net.)