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why is ash vs hala the most jarring important battle in the history of the show?I don't get why Acerola's Mimikyu gets along with Pikachu because I thought all Mimikyu are supposed to hate Pikachu.
The lightning between the eyes rivalry! Just like Iris and Georgia throughout their series and just like Serena and Miette in XY26!
In recent leagues, Conway, Nando, Barry, Stephan, Bianca, Trip, Trevor, and Tierno, are all rivals who have lost before the full battles.
It didn't get dirty this time, so I don't get it.
The difference is that Kiawe is a main character (the equivalent of a "traveling companion") from previous generations. Pulling it "out of ass" was fine because Ash isn't with Alain all the time, so Alain obviously got those Pokémon offscreen during the hundreds of days of his life he's not with Ash.
She's better than all of them combined.
It wouldn't be different since the Ever Grande Conference started with double battles.
It's neither one. It's that she doesn't trust them and therefore doesn't trust their info.
Complaints that Ash and TR are stale are complaining only when they're actually stale. A new concept arc with just the two of them traveling an island is not stale, it's brand new. There's no irony. The irony would be if Ash and TR were doing the same COTD nonsense as always and fans still seemed more invested. Fans seem more invested because it's totally different and not stale in any way.
You answered your own question when you mentioned "who the hell is going to appoint..." in essence realizing the games just don't make sense in the anime canon, so obviously the anime won't follow them. There's no need to wonder.
Not to derail its thread (not that it will anyway, since no one reads my posts on these threads since they happen eternities after everybody else has seen the episode), but this reaction is how Ash should have acted after losing to Alain, and is why many fans were pissed he did not.
She's better than Kiawe, Mallow, Sophocles, Lana, and Ilima combined.
It doesn't have to be OUT of ass, it can BE an ass!! Mudbray
I hope not until the end of the arc, please. I hate Bewear.
An episode without Ash at all would be a side story, not a main series episode. The closest you'll get is last episode where Ash only appeared for 5 seconds at the end. What was wrong with that, in your opinion? It essentially was an Ash-less episode, with Ash only appearing so that it could qualify as a main series episode. His appearance did nothing to impact the rest of the episode, so you essentially saw what an Ash-less episode would look like.
which was the most jarring important battle in the history of the show
When did Kukui say that?
^this is false
I don't understand.
Order of types carries zero significance.
If I say Exeggutor is Psychic and Grass, or I say Articuno is Flying and Ice, or I say Turtonator is Dragon and Fire, I am CORRECT.
The anime has been so different from the games for more than 20 years so I don't understand why you're getting upset about it now. Furthermore, even within this generation it's been consistent with the first two Grand Trials which Ash did before finishing all trials, so if anything way back during the Hala fight should have been when you overreacted in this way, and you should have expected it since then for the remainder of the generation!
This I can fully agree on.
I disagree. It was 1on1. The final battle will be more than 1 Pokémon. The 1on1 nature alone makes it different.
Only a true nonbeliever would say this.
Similarly, Clemont's appearances in XY63 and 65 were unnecessary, and they only did them because at the time they hadn't conceived of the idea of main characters not appearing in every episode. I hope this can continue to future generations.