Alain is going to learn how Trevor felt.
unless they lead off with their charizard's then that won't be true.
I know people are probably tired of spoilers, but i'm kind of hoping due to the break we're getting that they'll have an extended preview here.
If Iris defeats Mega Garchomp but loses the battle it makes the next battle of Ash vs Cynthia look crazy because Iris basically finished the job and there is no lore with that battle because she just got demolished and had to use Mega Evolution against somebody who doesn’t. The battle will come across like Mega Evolution is the only difference in strength between them (which I’m fine with but that Ash vs Cynthia battle is gonna be whack). It’ll just make it seem like Cynthia got lucky that GF decided on giving Garchomp a Mega instead.
Well...there is one possibility to keep things interesting, given the fact people are still hyping the Mega Zard Y figurine thus believing that Leon or Lance have it, what if Cynthia has a Z-ring and employs that in her potential fight with Ash instead of mega evolving her Garchomp?
After all she's got a Kommo-o, and while i know it's unlikely, the writers said we'd see "Surprising" things during this, and it'd be nice to see at least one other person besides Ash show Alola some love during this thing.