Sorry not sorry for my smugness
He obviously won’t use random crap, maybe they will portray those 2 as absolute beasts, but for what’s worth it, pseudos are normally portrayed very strong in the anime, so him not using one is very strange.But we know that Alain is a strong trainer and he's battling the number 1 trainer in the world.
Do you really think he is using weak Pokemon here? You're 100% right that Metagross etc are very strong but do you think he's just using random crap in, like, the biggest match of his life?
Malamar is very interesting, curious to see how it goes. That Chesnaught pic looks really weird to me though.
Especially Tyranitar (instead of Chesnaught) would make sense though, as Tyranitar is the perfect counter against Leon’s Charizard.