So basically making the entire battle pointless, plus the whole point of the battle is that the winner gets to catch Clauncher.Yeah, I'm predicting Ash beats Misty, but she captures the Clauncher.
They're not going to have Ash lose after being world champion, and Corphish is one of Ash's best battlers. If he was using Totodile in battle I could have seen Ash losing, but not Corphish. This Pokemon took out two Frontier Brain pokemon.
Given her personality even though Misty wants to catch Clauncher I don’t think she like if Ash wins the battle but lets her catch the Clauncher anyway.
Plus whose to say that Misty’s Politoed isn’t capable of a similar feat, especially given that it’s probably has been more active in battles.