Iris's trainer status got a massive buff, but her Pokemon got a massive nerf. You wouldn't think that could be possible but here we are lol. Let's face it there was no clean outcome to this.
Iris was doomed to lose. The problem is how she lost. This battle was extremely rushed, should have been a 2 parter.I think it definitely majorly undermines previous regions and has pretty whack implications for Journeys going forward. I'm hoping there was more explanation than what I perceived. Will probably further elucidate on this point later
Resourceful? The only time I can think of where she did that sort of thing was Emolga vs Sawk, by spamming Attract to lower Sawk's defenses. Otherwise Axew only ever won matches by sheer luck or Des Es Machina Outrage. And Excadrill just muscled it's way through, same with DragoniteThey did Iris dirty again. She was great as a dragon master and all but they ruined her battling prowess. There were times when she wasn't able to handle the situation. Totally unlike BW Iris who was quite resourceful which was the best thing about her, imo.
I had always pretty much expected Ash to win based on the kind of writing Journeys seems to have been following. Really this episode went exactly as I had imagined it would go.Iris was doomer to lose. The problem is how she lost. This battle was extremely rushed, should have been a 2 parter.
She really is a Champion now... But I can't understand how... Drayden seems to explain it...
From a beast Dragonite vs a newbie Dracovish. And the problem is that Angrynite was straight up slaughtering Happynite but then lost to Dracovish without landing a hit. We know that Dracovish is weaker than Happynite.One's not very effective while the other is 4x SE?