Personaly in my own opinion if i where ash i would have chosen my pokemon based more on type advantage and not so mutch my instinct.in my opinion ash knew what pokemon iris had and what their weaknesses where so he should have used snivy or oshawatt.
I was disappointed by this battle. There was no way that Ash could win, but I was glad to see a win for Iris. I just didn't think it was a great battle. On the contrary, I LOVED the battle between Axew and Golett. It was awesome.
Iris and Exadrill have been together longer then Ash and Pikachu. Pikachu also had a size and type disadvantageI hope the writers don't have another bullcrap episode like this again until Ash loses the league. What the hell?! I am so glad this is over. Maybe the writers can look back at this and realize this episode was dumb.
I agree that Ash VS Iris was on the short side, but hey, Pikachu and Excadrill used a lot of interesting battle tactics. Spinning Iron Tail = Epic Win. And there was awesome music in the background, too, so that made it all better.
I think the reason why Ash used Pikachu against Iris was that he didn't use Pikachu in any other battles, and wanted to give Pikachu a chance to battle.
And Axew learned Outrage, the most beastly Dragon-type move in the world... yeah, Iris is certainly getting stronger, and if she uses those Driftveil wings on Axew, Axew will become a huge force to deal with.
Iris and Exadrill have been together longer then Ash and Pikachu. Pikachu also had a size and type disadvantage
Also don't assume Ash will lose the league.
Even though people know that Iris and Excadrill have been training for a long time, Ash and Pikachu have too. It seems dumb for the writers to shrink Pikachu's level just for another character to get a promotion. I'm pretty sure Pikachu has had more than 99 wins if you add them all together.