A deeper analysis of the leak:
Hey so I managed to see this leak on the Bulbagarden forums!
Idk how true this is so take it with a grain of salt and don’t assume that this is confirmed just yet
I’m surprised that Gladion doesn’t use Zoroark against Ash, was expecting that to be Gladio’s secret weapon..
Lol @Rowlet deciding to sleep in the biggest match of the whole league instead of battling, guess it’s only interested in battling Hau and being a literal meme..
The fact that this might be the only region in which we don’t get a full battle kinda hurts considering the fact that some of Pokémon’s best battles in anime history have been full battles
I’m wondering if the Team Rocket interference is serious or if it’s just the TRio being dimwits as always, we just might get a Rainbow Rocket arc in this anime that would postponing Ash’s battle with Kukui!
Wondering how Mohn will be introduced after the league arc and if he has something to do with Team Rocket and their plans to take the Ultra Beasts for themselves..
Not that I'm claiming this supposed leak is true but I disagree when you claim that Melmetal can't happen at the end of the finals.A deeper analysis of the leak:
Meltan already called the others, no way they are going to come only in the very end of the finals.
Ash wouldn't use Pikachu that early in a league battle. At least not in a battle that important. In 4/6 of Ash's last League battles Pikachu was the last one to faint and in the other two it was his aces. Lycanroc or Torracat are already fainted/injured at this point.
Ash would never let Meltan as his last pokémon. It has his super-strong flash cannon but I don't think Ash trusts it that much.
Meltan eating Silvally's CD is totally something that could happen in SM, but it would be a bit anticlimactic.
Ash vs Kukui has a lot of buildup since the first episodes. If TR ever interferes, I don't think they would cancel the battle, unless TAPU KOKO interferes instead(again), but this already would disprove the leak
Well, this is true. Maybe the Meltan would evolve only in the second part then?(just like in the leak)Not that I'm claiming this supposed leak is true but I disagree when you claim that Melmetal can't happen at the end of the finals.
There's no indication of when the other Meltan will merge in either of the titles and summaries for 135, 136, or 137. We don't know how long it will take for the other Meltan to reach the stadium
At the same time we did get a leak in XY about Alain's full team about a few weeks before the finals started airing which turned out to be absolutely correct. I remember people having a laugh about him having an Unfezant that by the time it appeared, no one was surprised. And that wasn't from a magazine or otherwise.Are people seriously going to trust some randon unconfirmed leaks, dont forget the so called trustworthy leaks that came during XY series that later was confirme as fake. I would believe those leaks only after ash wins the finals.
That's why it's called a "spoiler".Yeah, but unlike with the games, an accurate source leaking the anime info would lower excitement overall since people would already know the outcome of the battles.
I think a lot of people are hoping deep down that Satoshi wins the match against Gladio here [or in the next episode if it's a two-part battle], so they're more willing to believe the "leaked" information even though it's sketchy.ash&charizardfan said:Are people seriously going to trust some randon unconfirmed leaks, dont forget the so called trustworthy leaks that came during XY series that later was confirme as fake. I would believe those leaks only after ash wins the finals.
Silvally used Breakneck Blitz in SM89, not to mention the Pikachu-Silvally staredown in the battle royale and the fact that 10MV was the main reason why Gladion went and took the rest of the island trialsPikachu was last against Brandon because the narrative of that battle was Ash's OS team finally bringing him to the promised land. He used Charizard, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle and spent the previous episode camping out with them and reflecting on his OS journey with those Pokemon. The first team is the last team, and the first Pokemon is the last Pokemon.
Tiny Pikachu defeating huge Dragonite with Thunder is simply more spectacular than with Hydro Pump from Squirtle or Flamethrower from Charizard.
I think "Pikachu must be last" is a fan rule. If you look at Gladion's team, Silvally and Umbreon can't use Z-Moves, meaning Lycanroc will carry the nuke in that battle. It's only fitting then that Dusk will get another opportunity to deal with Midnight.
People have been speculating that Pikachu will Raigeki something but Lycanroc needs some closure to his rivalry against Gladion's Pokemon. So he's obligated to use the Z-Move here.
We're LONG overdue for a league evolution episode, and if that spoiler is right the final bout will be two legendaries duking it out. That's a dramatic way to end the league.
Plus, there's no rule saying his Umbreon can't use a Z move. If Umbreon has a normal type move, it could use Breakneck Blitz. And if Gladion got the Darkium Z Crystal, and Umbreon has a dark type move, then it can use Black Hole Eclipse. Now whether it actually does use A Z move is a different story.Silvally used Breakneck Blitz in SM89, not to mention the Pikachu-Silvally staredown in the battle royale and the fact that 10MV was the main reason why Gladion went and took the rest of the island trials
I don't know, I feel like there's a difference between, Ash who attacked the same weak spot over and over, which was done in a way that if Tyson had figured out what Ash was doing it, would've avoided the situation to:When Guzma or Paul does it: "Evil!"
When Ash or protagonist does it: "Creative! Clever!"
I'd have to agree with what @dman_dustin said.When Guzma or Paul does it: "Evil!"
When Ash or protagonist does it: "Creative! Clever!"
I still think he has quite a bit of angst in him, and that his feelings toward Kukui-hakase might make him go through with some kind of plan to end Kukui-hakase's dream of setting up a successful League by doing something big to interrupt the tournament during the critical moment in the finals here.Doppelgänger said:I don't think Guzma was doing it to "cause pain". Lana's Primarina tanked:
x2 Throat Chop
x5 Poison Jab
It wouldn't go down despite all those super effective hits. Hence, more super effective hits.
Guzma is supposed to be the "villain" of this arc but the story has left some clear hints that it's a facade. We know from the games it's a facade. Until Guzma actually does something evil or orders something evil, he's a false flag villain.