The worst case scenario and most probable outcome is a tie. That's the way the writers generally treat these reunion battles.
At least there won't be any Contest girl in this episode. In that case the battle would have ended with colliding moves resulting in *sparkles*. Just like that "Piplup, Pansage and Waste of Time" episode.
The less-nonsensical ones? Oak must have come to the Kanto fair to display the Kanto Starters, or Ash calls Oak to call Charizard back who returned back to the ranch, or the best and most likely option--Oak, and Charizard appearing are not related at all, but he either talks to Ash via phone, or a video of him giving a speech is shown,
Screenplay: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard: Yūji Asada
Assistant director: Yūji Asada
Animation director: Masaaki Iwane
Tomioka and Iwane huh? Fun.
Funny how the new summary still doesn't really fill us in on the battle.
You Think. We should get some information soon.
Feels like this will perhaps be one of those really short battles lasting like a minute or so, even though the battle is the focus in the episode title (remember Rescue Dr. Okido! Nyorotono VS Gureggru!! as an example). They have to cram in Oak, him greeting and talking about Pokemon science things with the whole main cast, showing off most of the common Kanto Pokemon's and whatnot in the episode too. That and the fact that neither summary mentions anything about the battle makes this seem likely.
Oak actually appearing is really nice.
Yeah, this is good seeing Oak possibly in the flesh again maybe.
Maybe this episode will be similar to that one in DP with the Johto starters. It could be a cute little reintroduction to Kanto starters for younger kids who weren't watching during that time, with Lizardon vs Kaiyru being the "main event".
That could be true and I could work with that. Charizard and Dragonight head to head.
The writers decide to include Professor Oak in an episode about a Kanto festival, yet they didn't bring up Professor Elm when a similar festival about the Johto region occurred during an episode of DP. Professor Oak has a lot of favoritism in the anime.