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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. DSDark

    DSDark Breeder

    The special is announcement is going to the first trailer or poster for SwSh. I hope so much that the girl trailer is scottish
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  2. It's most likely based on the Victory Road, where you have to challange other trainers before facing E4.
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  3. Miky

    Miky 米歇尔

    Maybe scottish, but god please NONE OF THIS 'hurr durrh eya i saw u so imma battle ya' accent or something like this please, and we'll be fine. I really hate those kind of memes or things about that.
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  4. RedR

    RedR Well-Known Member

    I'm going to go ahead and put my final predictions for the league since we'll probably get some spoiler descriptions/titles pretty soon.

    I think Ash will lose the league. Looking at clips from the series, I think there's a lot of signs that point to a second place win for Ash.
    My heart wants a win, but I think there will be a loss.


    The fact that Gladion had a sigh of relief for winning (https://serebii.net/anime/pictures/sunmoon/1079ps3.shtml) shows that he was shaken up after the semi-finals. He almost tripped too when Kiawe congratulated him (https://serebii.net/anime/pictures/sunmoon/1079ps4.shtml) Alain never was really phased or felt "desperate" before his battle with Ash. I believe the only time Alain looked phased was when Ash-Greninja sent out that big old orange thing at him and was forced to quickly command a Blast Burn. So could this mean Ash will overtake Gladio since just the semi-finals shook him up?

    Also, having the young professor ask Ash what happens if you win the Pokemon league, and then Ash not saying anything "directly" to his answer his question was humorous, so is that preparing the audience to see what happens when the main character wins the league?

    Unless the league gets interupped by TR or TS, we'll know what happens in just a few more weeks!
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  5. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    I assure you, the girl in the trailer will be speaking Japanese.
  6. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Even if Ash wins we still won't know the answer to that unless he wins the Galar League
    There's no Elite Four to face, and Ash is already the champion. I think that's what part of the excitement was in later Leagues, we want to see what happens next, see if Ash gets to go right at it and battle an Elite Four member(Officially)
  7. satopi

    satopi Go’s Scyther is indestriketible! <3

    Yeah I think the special announcement is going to be about Galar. Hopefully showing a poster of Ash and Pikachu with their traveling companions and the 3 starter Pokémon. Let Ash have Grookey please!!

    I’m sticking to my opinion that Ash will win the Alola League. I’m automatically set up for failure yet I always want him to win and it keeps me invested in Pokémon Leagues.
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  8. xinfernapex

    xinfernapex Sinnoh Champion

    When is the special announcement?
  9. TobyH2003

    TobyH2003 Member

    Some time around next week's episode
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  10. Ambyssin

    Ambyssin Winter can't come soon enough

    I am also sticking by my belief Ash is gonna win for once. This has been an atypical region, so this would fit right in line with the Orange League and Battle Frontier.
  11. qazplmwsxo

    qazplmwsxo Well-Known Member

    Maybe Meltan will evolve when Team Rocket interrupt the league.
  12. Almighty Zard

    Almighty Zard He has returned.

    you know I have to wonder, is Gladion afraid of losing that he has to resort to using those drives? Especially when you consider he's yet to lose a fight.
  13. thedarkdragon11

    thedarkdragon11 P4P Elite

    The trend since Kalos: Ash loses to the main rival in the Conference Finals. Ash never beat Alain, so will Gladion be. As always, he'll lose.

    Not sure how if Ash will face the other rival, Masked Royal, in the conference. But Ash didn't face Tierno and Trevor in the previous one.
  14. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 ^Probably Steven Universe?

    It's not really a trend if it has only happened once (not to mention that Sawyer was the main rival, it'd be a better comparison if Ash was facing Guzma or Hau here)
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  15. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    I just had a thought. Ash kind of has to win here, I mean the prize is a battle with Kukui and Gladion has no connection to him at all, especially as the masked royal.

    It would only make sense to have Torracat and Incineroar have a final battle to cap off their rivalry.
  16. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    There was no point to Alain winning the Kalos League either. From the way "Down to the Fiery Finish" was written, you wouldn't have expected Greninja to lose. It was as out-of-nowhere as Ash losing to Hau.

    Narratively, yes, Alola has suggest Ash winning like no series before it. But since this is fiction, the writers can do whatever the heck they want.
  17. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    Gladion wins, but lets Ash battle Royal since Gladion doesn't have any connection with Royal, which is also not connected to the League, since it's just an exhibition match
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  18. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    Please don't clutter threads with "discussion" about things you know obviously aren't true.

    Also, the special announcement will be in SM137, so please take any speculation regarding what it will be to the SM137 thread.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2019
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  19. RedR

    RedR Well-Known Member

    Since this will be Melmetal's big anime debut, they might give it the win for the battle, but if it will win the entire battle for Ash, we'll have to wait and see.

    Ash-Grenija was hype, but he was shown off many times before the finals. Having Melmetal win the finals for Ash would be great promo for this new Pokemon!
  20. playerking

    playerking Sick of dealing with idiots.

    The image of Silvally from the recent magazine article is new and seems to be Silvally's Fire-type Multi-Attack. So Silvally might be used here.
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