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Pokemon Fan Presents the Alola Pokémon League

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Deleted member 384931

Guest
Lol image Jessie and James using the names of the assistants of Prof Sycamore they already look like them.
 

GalladeRocks

Son of a Beach
Although I don’t agree with loons who don’t call this an official league, the Unova league is superior for the simple reason Trip, Bianca, Stephen and Cameron (loosely) were portrayed as competent enough trainers to enter. Lillie, Kiawe, Sophocles and definitely Mallow and Lana are not.

Eh, this is an anime where just about anyone can get a random competence boost at any time whether it’s deserved or not. Yeah most of the main cast here hasn’t had much of a battle outing but I’m still expecting at least decent showings from the gang here. Especially Kiawe, idk where the idea that he isn’t a competent trainer came from, considering a) he’s the only one of the companions with official battle experience, and he actually beat Olivia at some point in the past, b) he is the only one with three Pokemon, c) all of his Pokemon have full well-rounded movesets and can use a Z-Move. Honestly I’d put him on a comparative level to the secondary/tertiary rivals of past sagas, and definitely worthy of a good fight here.
 

Sham

Shall, I show you a true Champion time?
Eh, this is an anime where just about anyone can get a random competence boost at any time whether it’s deserved or not. Yeah most of the main cast here hasn’t had much of a battle outing but I’m still expecting at least decent showings from the gang here. Especially Kiawe, idk where the idea that he isn’t a competent trainer came from, considering a) he’s the only one of the companions with official battle experience, and he actually beat Olivia at some point in the past, b) he is the only one with three Pokemon, c) all of his Pokemon have full well-rounded movesets and can use a Z-Move. Honestly I’d put him on a comparative level to the secondary/tertiary rivals of past sagas, and definitely worthy of a good fight here.
However the “competence boost” was never this severe. You can argue it’s been done before but but it’s never been this obvious. Literally show me a character besides possibly Serena who didn’t participate that much in battle but somehow became a “good” battler with strong Pokémon.


Except I don't think the anime said or implies that Lana and Sophocles or some of the other characters are at the same level as Ash. Just because they are entering the league does not mean there at the same level as Ash, I mean don't forget this league is open to anyone who signs up so it makes sense that there would be people of varying levels of skill entering, so there isn't anything that prevents Lana or the other classmates from entering if they want since there is no restrictions, and plus I think it's important to point out that we've seen in the previews that there are trainers that are weaker then the classmates entering this league as we see some with pokemon like Happiny and Pichu that seem to still be pretty inexperienced.
Fine. Then if that’s the case when one of the classmates battles somebody who’s clearly stronger than them (Gladion, Illama, Guzma and possibly Hau) they need to lose since according to the previews their wins are due to simply battling someone weaker.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
DatsRight said:
Nearly all the girls' Pokemon are still in first phase, they've only ever squared off against jobbers, being completely unused to needing any defensive tactics.

I think their lack of defensive maneuvers will be their downfall in the end since their Pokemon might be able to land powerful hits via their Z-Moves, but if they don't finish off their opponents with those, then they'll practically be sitting ducks.
 

JC317

Well-Known Member
By the way, we still don't know the format of the league after the 151 Pokemon Battle Royale right?

I was thinking, Battle Royals (the 4-Pokemon battles) are an important part of Alolan culture, so I don't think Professor Kukui would leave that out of the league.

So, what if after this first round where there's only 16 trainers left, they are put into 4 groups of Battle Royals to fight? As such, only during the top 4 (semifinals) would we get one-on-one battles.

That way, we would go from 151 to 16 to 4 competitors really quickly without skipping any battles, and we would potentially get more episodes allocated to the one-on-one trainer matches.
 

GalladeRocks

Son of a Beach
However the “competence boost” was never this severe. You can argue it’s been done before but but it’s never been this obvious. Literally show me a character besides possibly Serena who didn’t participate that much in battle but somehow became a “good” battler with strong Pokémon.


Fine. Then if that’s the case when one of the classmates battles somebody who’s clearly stronger than them (Gladion, Illama, Guzma and possibly Hau) they need to lose since according to the previews their wins are due to simply battling someone weaker.

Well yeah that’s certainly fair, I don’t think anyone’s expecting the companion group to be able to measure up to Guzma or Gladion. Probably not Hau or Ilima either but idk, at least those two have been absent enough to potentially justify them being weaker than might be assumed. But still doubtful tbh, I’m not expecting the gang to probably beat any of them. MAYBE Kiawe could but I’m still banking on him fighting Ash anyway.

By the way, we still don't know the format of the league after the 151 Pokemon Battle Royale right?

I was thinking, Battle Royals (the 4-Pokemon battles) are an important part of Alolan culture, so I don't think Professor Kukui would leave that out of the league.

So, what if after this first round where there's only 16 trainers left, they are put into 4 groups of Battle Royals to fight? That way, only during the top 4 (semifinals) would we get one-on-one battles.

That way, we would go from 151 to 16 to 4 competitors really quickly without skipping any battles, and we would potentially get more episodes allocated to the one-on-one trainer matches.

You know I could actually see this happening. Would give everyone a chance to show off while also quickly pushing things ahead to the real contenders. And it would still let everyone show off a bit.
 
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Deleted member 384931

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Well yeah that’s certainly fair, I don’t think anyone’s expecting the companion group to be able to measure up to Guzma or Gladion. Probably not Hau or Ilima either but idk, at least those two have been absent enough to potentially justify them being weaker than might be assumed. But still doubtful tbh, I’m not expecting the gang to probably beat any of them. MAYBE Kiawe could but I’m still banking on him fighting Ash anyway.



You know I could actually see this happening. Would give everyone a chance to show off while also quickly pushing things ahead to the real contenders. And it would still let everyone show off a bit.
True. But then I feel like the whole league is just one big battle royal. Even rotation/tripple battles in BW didnt got used so much
 
By the way, we still don't know the format of the league after the 151 Pokemon Battle Royale right?

I was thinking, Battle Royals (the 4-Pokemon battles) are an important part of Alolan culture, so I don't think Professor Kukui would leave that out of the league.

So, what if after this first round where there's only 16 trainers left, they are put into 4 groups of Battle Royals to fight? As such, only during the top 4 (semifinals) would we get one-on-one battles.

That way, we would go from 151 to 16 to 4 competitors really quickly without skipping any battles, and we would potentially get more episodes allocated to the one-on-one trainer matches.
As long as we don't have episode titles, anything is possible. This actually sounds plausible.
 

TheWanderingMist

Paladin of the Snow Queen
Speaking of which, we should be getting titles by saturday
Perhaps...although SM has been very slow with titles before. Up to the day before without them.
 

Lord Godwin

The Lord of Darkness
I think their lack of defensive maneuvers will be their downfall in the end since their Pokemon might be able to land powerful hits via their Z-Moves, but if they don't finish off their opponents with those, then they'll practically be sitting ducks.

I could fully imagine a scene when the girls evolve Eevee and Vulpix, as well as form change Shaymin exactly at the same time.
 

Redstar45

The Anime/Special's canon know it all.
This is pretty buildup to Satoshi battle in the alola Pokemon league!

They tried to make look like Satoshi is going to winning this time around....(i don't think that i buy it)

And i have see the Japanese fan of ani look mad about the build up (Twitter)
 

mehmeh1

Top Manager of the Dragon of Dojima
Episode-wise, I think this is how it'll go if we get 7 episodes (not counting 128 and a break, which IDK when it'd happen):
either:
129: Battle Royale
130: Top 16
131: Top 8
132: Top 4 (1)
133: Top 4 (2)
134: Finals (1)
135: Finals (2)
or
129: Battle Royale (1)
130: Battle Royale (2) and beginning of Top 16
131: Top 16 and beginning of Top 8
132: Top 8
133: Top 4
134: Finals (1)
135: Finals (2)
I feel like the prize match will happen later on, but if it doesn't:
129: Battle Royale
130: Top 16
131: Top 8
132: Top 4
133: Finals (1)
134: Finals (2)
135: Prize match (though this could be the 2-parter with the finals only being 1 part)
 

Redstar45

The Anime/Special's canon know it all.
Episode-wise, I think this is how it'll go if we get 8 episodes (counting 128):
either:
129: Battle Royale
130: Top 16
131: Top 8
132: Top 4 (1)
133: Top 4 (2)
134: Finals (1)
135: Finals (2)
or
129: Battle Royale (1)
130: Battle Royale (2) and beginning of Top 16
131: Top 16 and beginning of Top 8
132: Top 8
133: Top 4
134: Finals (1)
135: Finals (2)
(I feel like the prize match will happen later on)
Remember they did same thing in xy&Z ARC ?
 

mehmeh1

Top Manager of the Dragon of Dojima
Remember they did same thing in xy&Z ARC ?
IIRC, in XYZ it was:
32: Introduction+Top 64
33: Top 8
34: Top 4 (1)
35: Top 4 (2)
36: Break
37: Finals (1)
38: Finals (2)
 

Redstar45

The Anime/Special's canon know it all.
No i mean the building up the Pokemon league ?
 

TheWanderingMist

Paladin of the Snow Queen
This is pretty buildup to Satoshi battle in the alola Pokemon league!

They tried to make look like Satoshi is going to winning this time around....(i don't think that i buy it)

And i have see the Japanese fan of ani look mad about the build up (Twitter)
They're mad because of what happened in 2016. The hype bait was apparently massive and convincing enough that people thought he'd win. They should've realized it wasn't going to happen once Pikachu went down, as Ash has won both his major accomplishments (Orange League and Battle Frontier) with Pikachu.
 

Redstar45

The Anime/Special's canon know it all.
They're mad because of what happened in 2016. The hype bait was apparently massive and convincing enough that people thought he'd win. They should've realized it wasn't going to happen once Pikachu went down, as Ash has won both his major accomplishments (Orange League and Battle Frontier) with Pikachu.
Pretty much yeah !
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
JC317 said:
That way, we would go from 151 to 16 to 4 competitors really quickly without skipping any battles, and we would potentially get more episodes allocated to the one-on-one trainer matches.

I don't know if I'd like a sudden rush in the League's pacing, however. I'm all for speeding things up to a certain extent, but going from 151 trainers to 16 after the Battle Royal and then straight to 4 in the next round after that seems too fast. The League shouldn't be put on fast forward like that.
 

Dream Lad

Banned
I'm weirdly hyped because I don't know what will happen this league, while also anti-hyped because of how it was built up. Every league prior to this one, I knew Ash would lose. After XY though, once precedent was established of him reaching the finals, now it's possible for him to even win this tournament. Yet, Ash could honestly lose to any of the three among Gladion, Guzma, and Ilima too.
 
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