I could see ash using his entire unova team for this, but then i couldn't.
This is great! The only problem I have is that, if it's a 3-on-3 battle, Trip will probably just rely on Serperior-Conkeldurr and a random Poke. I want to see his other Pokemon, the ones who haven't appeared outside their debut episodes.
As far as the info & pic concerned its a 1vs1 battle but 3vs3 would be nice and will be a proper battle for the rival and league.. its shown Serperior squeezing pikachu to pulp.. I wonder if Ash is ready to put Trip out of his misery(participating in UNOVA league).. very interested to see what moves Ash uses in grass vs electric battle.. may be he will apply the tactics from Garbodor vs pikachu battle: making the grass snake tail get into a tangle(knot).. very hard to wait till the ep :(
I just find it kind of funny that Serperior has had to coil around Pikachu twice in the picture. What the hell is it holding on to in that other coil? His toes?
I wonder what the giant epic battle WILL be, then? None of his other rivals have been given the framework to serve as the final climax. (oh dear Arceus, not Indigo again, please don't) Unless...a dark horse setup is imminent.
That said, Ash deserves to lose, Trip has been shown to be a far better battler with far stronger Pokemon.
I hope that Serperior hasn't learnt Wrap or Bind, its moveset was so cool before
After seeing that picture I'm starting to believe that the Unova League will open like the Johto League and have a 3 match qualifier in which you have to accumulate a certain number of points to advance to the full battle rounds. I don't think we'll see Ash or Trip eliminated as a result of this battle.
Didn't Shooti have a Lampler waaaay back when? Maybe it's evolved in to a Chandela by now.
If he went with 3 pokes, Chandela, Roubushin and Jalorda wouldn't be bad at all.
I'm hoping they don't do a repeat of Paul and Drapion by having Trip show up with a Seismitoad or Palpitoad.
I'm guessing the Unova league will be very short, only slightly longer than a Don battle tourney.