I was a little surprised at all the people saying he didn't deserve to win. But looking at his team and what's been going on during the whole saga, I would have to agree.
But looking again, I'd say Pikachu, the starters, Krookodile, and Leavanny, who actually seem to get the most training and focus, and Ash does pretty well with them. Maybe Scraggy, too, if it works a little harder. Ignoring the under-trained or ignored reserves, I have high hopes for these guys.
That being said, I have no hope for Ash. I want him to win, but I don't want to set myself up for disappointment.
According to that 1-step-ahead theory, Ash is suppose to lose in the semi or final match. :P
Zekrom and win :Yao:
Too many limes, too many limes.
Nope, he'll lose either way. They will come up with a plot device just so he can lose. Or they will come up with some random charater. (ie John Dickson from the johto league episode)
His Pokemon are as strong as the writers want them to be, but no he won't win. Obviously Virgil is going to defeat him.
Though, losing to an Eevee in the league would be incredibly underwhelming...while at the same time hilarious.
Last edited by Masurao; 24th November 2012 at 12:18 PM.
I don't care how relatively unimpressive his known rivals are this series; if Ash wins the League I will be quite insulted. He just doesn't deserve it this time. I'm gonna be bummed enough if he actually surpasses a Top 8 ranking already; all signs are pointing to Virgil at this point. Since type logic has been royally disrespected throughout this series, I wouldn't put it past the staff to make the Eeveelution team out to be on par with legendary Pokemon.
'Cause that's how BW rolls. It's different. It's just so EDGY. /sarcasm
Well, fuck my ass. That is terrible.
Then again, I guess it can still be considered a downgrade from Sinnoh as Ash reached Top 4 by not only being able to beat 2 of Tobias' legendary Pokemon, but being the ONLY one in the entire League to pull that off. The finalist that went up against Tobias didn't do nearly as much, so really I consider Ash an informal Runner-Up of the Sinnoh League. :P Ash is making Top 4 this time by... losing to a bunch of Eeveelutions, including the basic Eevee. And that is really damn pathetic compared to the previous League's way of ushering Ash out of the running.
Gotta take what I can get... ._.
So we're going to get 2 rushed cotd battles before we get to Kotetsu? That kinda sucks. Ash making it to top 4 kinda makes sense, even if he doesn't deserve it and its a bunch of bull and what not.
Kanto - top 16
Johto - top 8 using all his pokes
Hoenn - Top 8 using only the pokes he caught in Hoenn
Sinnoh - Top 4 Using all his pokes
Unova - Top 4 Using only the pokes he caught in Unova
There's a slight progression each time so
Gen 6 - Runner up using all his pokes
Gen 7 - Runner up using only gen 7 pokes
Gen 8 - winner using all his pokes
so by my calculations it will be a good 9/10 years before Ash wins a league haha. I would still prefer him to get a top 8 spot at the most here though