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September 8th: SM138 - The Finals! The Ultimate Rival Showdown!!

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Dephender, Aug 6, 2019.

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  1. LOL people are unhappy they didn't got a summary for this episode yet.
     
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  2. DuquÊ?

    DuquÊ? Too lazy to pick a pic

    I'm positive no one was deluded enough to buy that "leak".

    Anyway, if it's about a scenary where Ash wins, the only way I see this happening and keeping the status quo is if Ash already pulls a z-move early in the battle, but in the climax, he and pikachu get an extra "power of friendship" boost to shot 10 Million T-Volt, which effectively defeats Gladion's last mon...but that wears out Ash and pikachu, and Gladion is declared winner by W.O. There, Ash both win AND lose.

    I doubt myself, but, whatever can happen to finish this league.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019
  3. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Samayo Kiri, Keeper of the Gates Ethereal

    Hmmm, or perhaps, Ash and Gladion both use their Z-moves early in the match, then during the final battle, they both try pulling off another one (since the limitation is different in the anime compared to the games) and only Ash can manahe to actually fire it off. Or Gladion, depending on who wins.
     
  4. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    How is the limitation different compared to the games?
     
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  5. Ignition

    Ignition Smug Smasher

    Don’t be silly: jokes don’t exist here :p
     
  6. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    Everyone knows that SM is the peak of serious storytelling


    Nope, can't keep a straight face
     
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  7. p96822

    p96822 Evolve me please

    For me it not really the peak of serious story telling
     
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  8. Ignition

    Ignition Smug Smasher

    That was sarcasm
     
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  9. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Samayo Kiri, Keeper of the Gates Ethereal

    Games they can only be used once per battle with the exception of Rotom granting an extra Z-power boost. In the anime, it just depends on how much energy your Pokemon has left, as Z-moves take a lot out of them. Assuming both of their Pokemon catch their breath, I can definitely see both of them trying for a second Z-move.
     
  10. Bortgreen

    Bortgreen UP NEXT: Time for Round 5!

    Of course this won't happen, but
    Imagine if the finals were Ash vs Kiawe and Ash loses because of a Charizard for the FOURTH TIME
     
  11. I would laugh and stop watching it
     
  12. JC317

    JC317 Well-Known Member

    No worries, Ash has already lost a league match because of a Pikachu four times already
     
  13. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Since the semifinals are 2 vs. 2 looks like we are in for the same or at least a 3 vs. 3 for the final match. Zoroark still has a shot
     
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  14. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 Being Human

    Since Zoroark isn't being used in 136, what if Ash knocks out "Silvally" and gets excited for a moment, but it's actually Zoroark? That'd be a good troll move and IMO it'd also redeem Fujisaku at least a bit
     
  15. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    3-on-3 for the finals here sounds good. We obviously can't have a full 6-on-6 match at this point unless Satoshi makes a last minute call to Okido-hakase, but 3-on-3 is at least a good compromise.
     
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  16. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Magikazam!"

    B-but Kukui said their rivalry is like a Volt Tackle against a BLAST BURN!
     
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  17. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    I would say that line could be considered foreshadowing. But then I remembered Pikachu forgot Volt Tackle ages ago
     
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  18. Blue Saturday

    Blue Saturday too fly

    Zoroark’s introduction during the battle against Kaki might have given more of a sliver of hope to Satoshi’s fate but with the final unknown threat waiting in the wings it certainly gives flashbacks to Kotetsu’s Riolu’s evolution + learning Aura Sphere, Darkrai’s ambiguity and hype, Nyarth in boots scouting report on Pikachu, the hype of the Hoenn Pokemon at the Silver Conference. Like Alan, Gladion also has something to prove as well. He also owns a Zoroark in USUM and it’s one of the early route hype ‘mon added to the Alola ‘dex. A rematch against Royal Mask and fulfilling Kukui’s “dream” would have been a good reason but Nyaheat will shine against Guzma. IIRC, Kukui did promise to battle Satoshi with Iwanko early in the series.
     
  19. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 Being Human

    Welp, that """"""""""leak""""""""""" is pretty much deconfirmed, no way Gladion isn't using Zoroark in the entire league
     
  20. Ignition

    Ignition Smug Smasher

    Since today’s the 3 year anniversary of the infamous Kalos League, let’s hope this league isn’t the same way :p
     
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