Yeah that was the point of the Iron Tail, to momentarily prevent it from dodging.To be fair Hariyama did get kneecapped by an Iron Tail from Pikachu.
I thought it was clever of him. SM Ash is a gift that keeps on giving.i could see these kinds of strategies in any post kanto saga honestly, i think brilliant is a exaggeration for sure, its just kinda basic first gym type strategy, niyhing particularly complicated. Obviously better then nithing at least
I'm still waiting for entry hazards, weather, status conditions, and abilities to re-factor in battles once again, like in DP. Combine that with Megoa Evolution + Z Moves.
Well Ash vs Alain basically had all of that excluding entry hazards. Matter of fact, I can't remember if entry hazards were ever used after Ash vs Paul SL. I will admit that I would fanboy like crazy over a battle that had all of EH+W+SC+A+ME+Z-moves in it. Maybe Alola League Ash vs Kiawe/Gladion/Anime Original Character will give us such a battle or maybe... just maybe... Ash vs Kukui Champion Battle (A man can dream can't he).
Late to the reply here, but did you not see the last two episodes? Ash only does extremely well when using Pikachu, which makes sense. Rowlet has been through the wringer so far.Ash got a sweep in his first battle during a slice of life series that clearly doesn't give priority to Pokemon battle development. I'm worried.
I'm still waiting for entry hazards, weather, status conditions, and abilities to re-factor in battles once again, like in DP. Combine that with Mega Evolution + Z Moves.
It probably won't be happening anytime soon, but hopefully later so S&M battles just don't end up always concluding with X KO'ing Y with a Z-Move (or even if that is the case, the battles are complex and interesting leading up to that point).