Chances are that Imotaro is the trainer whose Druddigon was shown battling Eevee in a preview. I highly doubt that we're going to see Eevee lose, as that would make the entire match boring and counter-productive to the Eevee promotion. Also of note is the fact that Imotaro doesn't have World Tournament data.
Riolu's evolution and powers up, Ash being cornered is pretty much all it says.
Two Pokemon staring down each other in a standoff and then one falls - What are the odds that we will once again get that cliched-as-hell ending?
The writers must really love westerns.
- Satoshi/Ash Ketchum: 801 episodes
- Team Rocket: 736 episodes
- Takeshi/Brock: 633 episodes
- Kasumi/Misty: 282 episodes
- Hikari/Dawn: 201 episodes
- Haruka/May: 197 episodes
- Masato/Max: 192 episodes
- Iris: 141 episodes
- Dent/Cilan: 138 episodes
- Kenji/Tracey: 44 episodes
I'm sure Dino would have some real bruisers on his team by this time. Why would you want to drag along a Patrat or some other common base form through the whole region? I would mention Ash still having Snivy/Oshawott/Scraggy, but two of those are not even common and Scraggy is pretty strong, so idk.