I'd like at least one solid Team Rocket fight this series. Nearly all of SM's villain battles have the same two formulas:They'll probably get the Meltan plot
I hope Ash and Gozu get to face off; It's been quite a long time since Ash battled with somebody from Team Rocket who was more competent
1. The heroes utterly trash the bad guy.
2. The bad guy utterly trashes the heroes, until they get something to win in the last two seconds.
I want an instance the villain forces an actual fight out of the heroes, one where both sides pull out all the stops. Even AG and DP's infamously pitiful TR had odd times they got in a couple hits or clever tactics, and it looked like the twerps won on their own but struggled slightly. Now there's almost an aversion to the heroes ever being on the defence unless it's to build up to a new boost, even against the antagonists that are built up as an actual threat. I get the well choreographed fights are nearly always saved for the official battles, but come on, you could have at least let Mother Beast's team put up a bit of a fight. Why always clean sweeps outright?