That's an exhibition match. The League is over. The Champion isn't expected to win literally every battle they're in, only the tournament ones.Except.
Losing the title to Kukui.
Which is a thing in the games (though you always keep the title).
Which no other region does.
Yeah.That's an exhibition match. The League is over. The Champion isn't expected to win literally every battle they're in, only the tournament ones.
Nah, I don't think Ash will lose the title if he loses this exhibition match.Yeah.
This is anime!Sun & Moon.
AKA the series that suddenly makes Rowlet's sleeping gag a serious thing at the worst of times.
Who's not to say Kukui didn't tell everyone the League Champion can lose their title when defeated in the exhibition match.
I wouldn't put it past him to set it up like that because it guarantees him a free shot to take down the first sucker earning the title for the first time.
Since the latter has been confirmed true that makes every loss from Johto-Kalos worse considering "marketing" and "Ash winning= the end" were reasons given, but if he can continue from Alola to Galar then his previous losses are now worse in perspective, especially when you factor in how much plot armor was used against Ashy Boy. Especially his loss on the Kalos league. Why is it only Alola he wins in this case? Was it because the rules didn't have the same styles or rulesets as other leagues? If so this was just planned to have Ash win, which is disappointing. Again happy Ash won, I just wish skill factored in and not given such restrictions just to give Ash plot armor against everyone not named Gladion.
They already did the whole gloss over thing with the Battle Frontier, so it's not exactly surprising.Given how easily his win is being glossed over just to keep traveling, it really gets you they couldn't have this happen years ago in either Sinnoh or even Hoenn before that. Winning a league really doesn't seem like that big a deal.
They already did the whole gloss over thing with the Battle Frontier, so it's not exactly surprising.
Of course they were more organized. They weren't the dang first League those regions had had. Except everyone in universe cares about this League because the MR is a big part of it.This isn’t the first time he won a league in the first place. It’s that no one cares about this one compared to the others which were more organized in my opinion. The Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and the others felt more better to have got those wins.