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Pokemon battles that you wish happened

PokemonBattleFanatic-

Well-Known Member
I wouldn't mind Paul vs Robert but what would make that battle more interesting than Paul vs Zoey? We only saw Robert's Milotic and Claydol so we don't know what the rest of his team is or how strong the guy is meant to be.
They more than likely have other pokemon that weren't shown on screen but the ones that were shown on screen defeated May's/Drew's with little to no effort.Paul likes facing strong opponents so I would find it more interesting seeing him use his Torterra or Electivire against their aces.

A battle against Zoey would be interesting I guess if it's a mini battle and the fact that Zoey has shown to be more of a tactician than the coordinators from AG a lot of that has to do with the direction the anime was going towards which was closer to how battles operate in the games.So a battle with Zoey would offer strategy while a battle with Solidad/Robert would offer power,that's how I see it.
 

J. D. Guy

Well-Known Member
Zoey really does get downplayed more than she should.

I wouldn't mind Paul vs Robert but what would make that battle more interesting than Paul vs Zoey? We only saw Robert's Milotic and Claydol so we don't know what the rest of his team is or how strong the guy is meant to be.
I agree. It's rather nebulous to ascribe that Robert would have had a better Contest-showcasing Battle with Paul than Zoey would have had, considering how much of a non-entity Robert technically is, overall and especially compared to Zoey. Additionally, Zoey would have far more of a then-concurrently relevant motive to Battle Paul Contest-style and show him what's up than anyone else.

I know this thread is one of hypotheticals and what-ifs, so posters are free to post the dream boughts they'd have liked to see. Still, certain hypotheticals would fit more succinctly than others, including the idea of Zoey VS Paul, given the context we already have to go on. (Robert winning a Grand Festival doesn't work as enough of one, especially since Zoey did likewise not long after and had more in-canon aspects that would make the idea of her wanting to Battle Paul a believeable one, even if that wasn't the direction the writers chose to take. Heck, that was precisely the idea it looked like they were headed towards in the beginning 0f that episode.)
 

PokemonBattleFanatic-

Well-Known Member
It's rather nebulous to ascribe that Robert would have had a better Contest-showcasing Battle with Paul than Zoey would have had, considering how much of a non-entity Robert technically is, overall and especially compared to Zoey. Additionally, Zoey would have far more of a then-concurrently relevant motive to Battle Paul Contest-style and show him what's up than anyone else.
I'm talking about just a straight out battle like Drew had with Ash in Hoenn,not an actual contest battle,that's a little different.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
I don't think that Robert was that great of a battler in spite of his Grand Festival win, although I can't say that I'm against the thought of him battling Shinji. I think that Robert versus Saori or Nozomi would've been more interesting, simply because they were all Grand Festival winners, so we can assume that they were at the same skill level.
 

raichu27

Well-Known Member
Gary vs. Paul
Paul vs. Trip
Ash vs. Lance
Ash vs. Lucian
Guzma vs. Kukui
Gladion vs. Guzma
Alain vs. Diantha
Ash vs. Cynthia
Ash vs. Bianca
Ash vs. Alder(real battle)
Tobias vs. Cynthia
Dawn vs. Serena
Brock vs. Tyson (Kalos)

That's all I can think of for now.
 

Ubermuk

Sticky & Sweet
Gary vs. Paul
Paul vs. Trip
Ash vs. Lance
Ash vs. Lucian
Guzma vs. Kukui
Gladion vs. Guzma
Alain vs. Diantha
Ash vs. Cynthia
Ash vs. Bianca
Ash vs. Alder(real battle)
Tobias vs. Cynthia
Dawn vs. Serena
Brock vs. Tyson (Kalos)

That's all I can think of for now.

Ash vs. Bianca did happen though.
 

PokemonBattleFanatic-

Well-Known Member
Conway vs Paul (by themselves) would’ve been interesting. Swayer vs either of them works too.
Conway's Heracross using feint to break Elekid's protect really suprised Paul,an actual battle between the two would have been quite the treat.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
raichu27 said:
Gary vs. Paul
Paul vs. Trip
Ash vs. Lance
Ash vs. Lucian
Guzma vs. Kukui
Gladion vs. Guzma
Alain vs. Diantha
Ash vs. Cynthia
Ash vs. Bianca
Ash vs. Alder(real battle)
Tobias vs. Cynthia
Dawn vs. Serena
Brock vs. Tyson (Kalos)

That's all I can think of for now.

Takuto versus Shirona would've been fun to see. Since Shirona's a Champion it's assumed that she probably would've beaten Takuto's Darkrai and Latios with less effort than Satoshi had to use, but it still would've been cool to see Gablias battle them.
 

PokemonBattleFanatic-

Well-Known Member
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345ash-greninja

Auto-Memories Doll
Charizard vs Reshiram
Ash vs Cynthia
Ash vs Wallace
Ash vs Steven
Cynthia vs Diantha (with Cynthia having a Mega Garchomp)
Paul vs Sawyer
Paul vs Alain (in a way that Paul has enough firepower to give Alain a challenge, not possible technically I know)
Ash-Greninja vs Tobias with his Legendaries
 
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Leonhart

Imagineer
SerenaRulez said:
Maybe he meant a full battle? When Bianca and Ash fought in early Black and White it was a rushed battle and Bianca lost so easily that I always thought they deserved a rematch with 6 Pokemon on each side. :)

She was pretty much relegated to being a gag character after her debut, so I suppose that she and Satoshi having a full battle would've at least broken that streak of gag scenes that she became known for.
 

brtnvm

Giselle best girl
Ash vs Marina(the Gen2 MC) at Mount Silver as an imitation of Red vs Gold from the games.
Alain vs Ritchie
Brock vs Professor Ivy
Misty vs Siebold
Iris vs Serena(Serena wins due to type advantage)
Paul vs Giselle(in my headcanon Giselle becomes either the Viridian GYM Leader after Giovanni leaves because she's a Ground type specialist) or a League challenger like Ash)
Brock's Vulpix completely annihilating Lillie's Vulpix.
Daisy Oak vs Gary Oak.
Leaf&Scottish girl vs Chickenchan&Lillie
Max vs Bonnie
Alain vs Mairin both with Mega Pokemon.
 

brtnvm

Giselle best girl
Also Clemont vs Giovanni
Or
Clemont vs Agent Pierce
Or
Clemont vs Volkner
Or
Clemont vs Elesa
Or
Clemont vs Cynthia
 

mehmeh1

I don't feel safe!
Gary vs Paul, I mean, c'mon, you had them both there on the same season, old rival vs new rival, guy who already matured and went his own way vs guy who is still stuck and bitter over something that happened a long time ago. The opportunity was perfect
 

Ignition

Sinnoh Season
Gary vs Paul, I mean, c'mon, you had them both there on the same season, old rival vs new rival, guy who already matured and went his own way vs guy who is still stuck and bitter over something that happened a long time ago. The opportunity was perfect
They both send out Nidoking and Electivire and become best friends lol

They both had a role in Gligar's evolution so it'd would've been interesting if it they battled after learning about the other's impact on it.
 
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