And then has to delay Goh and Koharu's kid so Gary Oak and Serena's daughter can rescue the other Pokemon trainers who are part of the resistance...Ash won't reach his full potential till he tries to rebuild the Masters 8 Tournament, fails, and is found drinking blue-green milk somewhere off in space.
It makes you wonder would he easily have swept the other Champions. The writersOne thing that needs to be taken into account for this episode is that
The "I got lucky" line from Leon to Diantha really reads differently when rewatching in the subs
It sounds more like Leon is referring to past battles with Diantha when he says "You've made me sweat time and time again" and then says he got lucky today as in respect to the sweep when he says "Today, I just got lucky"
Which means Leon sweeping Champions isn't really the norm for him usually, they have made him sweat in the past
Could be possible, could also be it was the first PWCIf the PWC has existed for awhile and Leon had to beat Lance to become monarch doesn't that imply something? Unless the past monarch somehow got knocked out during the first round
Idk I doubt it was the first one or the announcer would have said it the first time it was beginning like the Alola league. I'm just gonna go with head canon that he was the past monarchCould be possible, could also be it was the first PWC
If Lance was the previous monarch the announcer would have hyped him up instead of saying hes in the G-men and won the driftveil tournament