Wait, guys. Maybe we are jumping to wrong conclusions. If Ash is really going to lose against Kotetsu, then why in the games' World Tournament we can challenge Trip, Stephan, Kotetsu and Virgil? Adn why are Eevee and Umbreon in the January's page of the Pokemon Calendar? I don't find sense to that!! There's even no sense to make Ash lose in his first battle 6 vs 6. So, there's maybe a trick in the title.
As I already told you, there was a chance of seeing Ash battling some "unknown trainers" during the League. After Ash defeated Trip, his next battle was against an "unknown" trainer, but we didn't even see a clip of that battle. Then, in the last episode, we saw the last seconds of Ash's battle against another unknown trainer with a Darumake. Well, there's a chance something similar still happens to allow Ash to reach the 4th place in Unova League. I said before that this League is similar to the Kanto League, as example, we have the filler episode with just "mentions" of two of Ash's battles; just like the episode "Fire and Ice". Besides, the last episode of the Kanto League was originally titled as "Pokémon League! Final Battle!"; but in that episode, Ash was already eliminated because Charizard's rejection to battle Ritchie's Pikachu (Sparky). That title could have made us think the wrong thing about Ash defeating Ritchie, when the truth was different.
So, there's still two ways for Ash winning the 4th place:
+ After defeating Stephan, Ash has another battle (possibly a 6 vs 6, or just another 3 vs 3) against an unknown trainer. Just like we saw Ritchie battle against Asunta with very short clips, showing only the last match of Pikachu vs Ivysaur. We will just see the last seconds of the last match, Ash wins and then it's announced his next battle against Kotetsu.
+ Ash defeats Kotetsu after a very intense battle "Pikachu vs Lucario", but his Pokemon have taken a lot of damage. Then, his next battle is against Virgil with another full battle, 6 vs 6. Just like in Ritchie's last battle, we only see short clips of the battles; leaving us with just the last seconds of the last match. We could possibly see Ash's Pikachu defeating Umbreon/Eevee, and then Pikachu loses against Eevee/Umbreon; leaving Ash in the 4th place.
Well, what do you think? Maybe there's still hope? Pplease, post your opinions.
I just hope Episode N turns out to be really good, cause this league isn't looking very good from what we've seen, and what we are about to see...
Wow, you fall to the titles so much...
There's absolutely nothing saying Ash is going to lose to Kotetsu. The "Unova League Conclusion" says nothing. We're all aware of how the episode titles are full of flaw, or don't you remember the "Good Bye Team Rocket"/"Unova Greatest Crisis"?
As much as this league is turning out.
NOTHING can ever beat Ash's battle with Ritchie. That abomination of a battle is the worst battle in the history of Pokémon. You would have to purposely try to get a worse battle than that one to beat it in terms of how bad it was.
But second worst is fine.
Edit: Yes now that I think about it, in terms of overall "quantity" yes the Unova league is worse than Kanto, but Ash vs Stephan is probably better than any of the Kanto battles, and as for Ash vs Kotetsu, if it wasn't how it was turning out, would likely be better than any of the Kanto league battles.
It is possible that the Druddigon might belong to Kotetsu or to Virgil's Top 8 opponent. We know that Virgil's Top 16 opponent will be Flora, and he will be using an Umbreon against her Gothitelle.
This league really is awful, I can only hope Ash either renters the Indigo league or gets invited to N's castle to make up got this mess.
I am almost convinced the writers purposely sabotaged Best Wishes. Seems like they really wanted Ash to win the league back in DP but the higher ups forced them not to. So Best Wishes is the result of the writers frustration and lack of effort.
Ash only gets 3 battles in the entire league, and one of those was a 1 on 1. Each Unova pokemon only gets used once too.
I'm certainly expecting something more spectacular then.
Wow, just wow. I didn't think it was this possible for the writers to do so horribly at the league, and they keep managing to outdo themselves in crap writing.
Granted with the way Ash was training this arc he deserved to do worse then he did in Sinnoh, but I'm really getting tired of the writers glorifying Kotetsu and Virgil's characters. They come out of nowhere at the last minute and mange to outdo all the established characters we've had this entire arc. They couldn't even give Ash the dignity to lose to the super Marty-Stu trainer, and instead lose to the memory-challenged spaz.
Ash, you own a dominatrix snake and a crocodile with sunglasses, how could you mess this up?!
So it's official, this is not only the worst league of all time, but this is pretty much the worst region of all time. Johto was just boring, Battle Frontier at least had some nice moments to it, but this region was just true and utter fail.
I just want this league to be over so we can move onto Team Plasma.