There's a japanese summary I think, but it won't show up.
Haru-Kaa from Serebii informed me of it.
Yeah I tried to post this a second ago but you beat me to it.. the summary didn't post for me too.
As a useful trick, print screen it and post it as an image.
Yes, Cinccino and Reuniclus will appear in the anime soon.
I find it weird that Cinccino and Zebstrika are said to be in this tournament, yet there are no signs of Bianca or Stephan participating.
And what's with Burgundy having a Darmanitan? It's weird that she does have one, considering how unusual her tastes are.
Oh Fuck! That means Iris advances and Georgia is eliminated....
Thanks a lot Writers >.>
BW093? If BW090 is the first round, BW091 the second, BW092 the third, BW092 the fourth and final one with 16 participants, then this is the last battle. Holy shit. This is the Wallace Cup all over again.
So, Dawn Vs Iris, huh...
I don't care if Iris uses Dragonite... I still just want her to beat Dawn so bad. Shame that she's not using Piplup, that'd be like killing two birds with one stone, but I don't like Mamoswine either, so that's alright. I want Dragonite to roast Mamoswine
and Dawncompletely 'till there's only ash left of it, and then I want it to dasfasfgdbfs
I just want Iris to win this battle, but that will surely not happen. Dawn and Ash will definitely face-off at one point, and if that already hasn't happened (and Dawn beat Ash? Nah) it'll definitely occur in a later round. Ugh.
Oh, and 16 participants? What is this? Don Tournament? Good see that Burgundy is here though, but if she's up again Trip she'll definitely lose in the first round. Again. Damn, they're really portraying her as punchbag, aren't they?
Nice to see that Iris is indeed having problems with controlling Dragonite as I thought. That itself makes the capture slightly more justified, although I hope that it's nothing that they'll work out in just this tournament. It'd be way better if she continued struggling with it after the tournament, giving the both of them some more development.
Ash is using Leavanny? Great! It put up a great fight against Koffing in its last battle, so I'm glad to see it being used one more time.
Dento is using Pansage... *Sigh* Now, I love both Dento and Pansage, but Stunfisk is being neglected. Has that fish even received one victory yet? Oh well, he might use it later if he advances. Up against Galvantula Pansage is in a disadvantage, but since when did the writers start caring for type-matchup? Oh, and let's not forget Rock Tomb, too.
Darmanitan for Burgundy is... random. I remember that I saw it in the BW2 previwws before though, so it must've been Burgundy's then. I don't like how Burgundy is given fully evolved Pokémon all the time, the only exception is Dewott. Can't they give her a pre-evolved form of something, so that we then can see that Pokémon develop and recognize Burgundy's progress as a trainer? Like we saw with Bianca and all of her Pokémon? No, it apparently doesn't work that way. Nonetheless, I'm still glad to see her appearing in this tournament, but the fact that she'll surely lose to Trip bugs me. She's just like Stunfisk, she hasn't got a single victory in her bag, and this will be the third time she loses in the first round. Poor gurl.
YES. FINALLY.*The following Pokemon were shown without any context. They will probably appear in the cup: Chillaccino
Cinccino is an awesome Pokémon, and I'm so glad that Bianca finally evolves her Minccino (if it belongs to her?). She definitely deserves it, and unlike Burgundy we've actually seen that Bianca has steadily been growing and developing as a trainer, not to mention for how long she's actually had Minccino in her possession. This is a well-deserved evolution.
OK, so Iris proceeds with a Kairyu given to her at literally last minute, overcoming a 4x disadvantage against Tsunbear, gets through at least 1 MORE round and gets to face Hikari in a later round (which is probably the final, but not confirmed yet, especially judging by this title)?
Some of my worst fears are already confirming. If justice prevailed, Iris would be crushed or simply plain LOST in this episode! But yeah... expect more BS wins and an
undeservedwin over Hikari. Yeah, it'll be undeserved with a chance of 99,5%, for the reasons mentioned above, and because Iris hardly ever wins fairly.
I don't go to Sppf that often, but looking over there to get more information on the episode it appears that Burgundy potentially was also eliminated early.
Why writers! Why! O_O
If this indeed is true, then I officially declare the writers prejudice towards all female characters with Purple hair(and no Harley does not count since he beat May once)
Ugh...This episode is just ugh... Like really? Does promotion matter that much? Maybe Ash's "new rival" is Iris after all. I'm team Dawn on this one. I don't give a shit if this is the 2nd main girl she beats.
They probably only are doing this because Dawn lost a contest with Mamoswine when it was going out of control. Dawn will probably play a role in helping Iris and Dragonite, but this whole thing still is just...wrong.
Really, like is Ash even still here? I wonder how important he will be made out to be?
So just to make things clear based on what we know now, this means that
- Iris' Dragonite is indeed the new Charizard (though most of the time her Pokemon learn moves is when she either isn't there or they're randomly learned without Iris having anything to do with it, so in a way this lack of control of her Pokemon isn't a new thing for her - this is probably just the first time something might actually come of it).
- Despite Charizard syndrome and the MASSIVE TYPE DISADVANTAGE, Georgia is eliminated anyway, in the first round no less. Lovely. Wouldn't be surprised if this marks the end of the rivalry and Georgia REALLY starts kissing Iris' ass after this.
- Since it's established that BW don' give a fuck about type logic, Mamoswine's type advantage will be just as meaningless here and since it's new girl companion vs. previous series' companion, Dawn will probably lose. Fantastic.
- Maybe this is for the purpose of trying not to make it useless by giving it more battle experience, but why the fuck does Ash have to use Leavanny and not a member of his team that doesn't suck AND could make use of an evolution somewhere around here (since they happen so often in gym battles, I see this being no less bullshitty than that, even though both are bullshit in essence... but where the fuck else pre-League is Ash going to have the opportunity to evolve some dudes?)
Now. Part of me hopes Burgundy is going against Trip in the first round and beats him, because she's cooler than him and Trip really has nothing to gain from getting anywhere in this tournament and because I want to see type logic actually work in this series from time to time. Of course this means if they are pitted against each other, Burgundy will lose because we can't have the fun characters progressing in these things.
I find it highly suspect that Bianca and Stephan are not being spoken of here, ESPECIALLY since their signature species are being shown off here, but maybe they were just forgotten to be mentioned. Given that they were in the OP and all, I'd find it hard to believe they wouldn't be here. Hopefully Stephan can take the fall in the first round (if only because he won the last tournament), but please let Bianca do well so I'll know Donamite wasn't a fluke.
But what the fuck does any of this even matter. Doesn't help that Iris is battling a girl who also had issues with her Pokemon listening to her before, so I'm willing to bet Dawn will throw Iris a bone at some point and give her enough advice to ensure Iris another bullshit win she doesn't deserve.
Odds of someone intervening or putting Iris in her place are looking grimly slim now.
Someone, advance time to pass the rest of this summer. Dun care if it hasn't started yet; I'm declaring this a bust that will likely only be saved, once again, by character interactions.
Who is this git?
Here's hoping Dawn wipes the floor with Iris and wakes her up a bit...