"Three months" is established in BW85 (aired in June 21). If we predict it correctly, league arc begins with BW95/BW96 (September 20/27). That gives us only two/three episodes between World Tournament and Isshu League. It is similar to time span between Grand Festival and Pokemon League. In that case, World Tournament and BW's other tournaments are replacements of GF and contest arc. This could mean that: post-league BW2 gonna have similar tournaments, correspond to Haruka's second contest arc in BF.
I don't think the League will be in three months real time, but who knows at this point.
Three months sounds about right. Maybe Don George can set up a training camp for Ash before the league or something and that could be like a training filler saga or something.
And to answer your question, it was strawberry shortcake!:ksmile:
If Ash losing the Junior Cup for Trip's lame backstory Then Ash better win the Unova League & Trip better suffer 3 time humiliating defect in Ash's hand in Unova League!
Furthermore , Writer better come with a better finalist for Ash to beat because if Trip become the finalist then it will make the Unova League look bad!
May be , A finalist who has a Entei !
Or any other Legendary Pokemon Like Suicune , Raikou, Regigigus ,Cresselia, Zapdos ,Moltres ,Articune etc !
There was a Trainer with a Heatren in Sinnoh League!
I trying to think of a finalist with a Unova Legendary pokemon but I can't think of any Unova Legendary pokemon for Ash to face in Unova League!
Ash haven't won anything important in Unova So Ash has to win the Unova League if he losing the Junior cup!
I mean , Unova had the most Tournament ark !
How is it that Ash haven't won any of them ? He's the main character!
If writer has any type fairness inside of him then he will give Unova League to Ash for losing Junior cup!
As for Trip , He suffering 3 time humiliating defect in Ash's hand in his very first League conference isn't unfair!
Its nothing compare to how Ash lose his very first League conference! It was 100 time humiliating!
Plus , Trip already got enough attention ! Other fair anime wouldn't let a complete rookie like him defect the protagonist 3 time in a row!
Those writer would let him beat other people (Like Stephan ) but not the Protagonist.
Plus , When Trip insult Ash , He insult the whole Kanto & every single people/pokemon on it !
So , If Ash only allow to beat him in Unova League then Trip better suffer 3 time humiliating defect in Ash's hand because writer made Ash lose to him 3 time in a row !
Plus , If Ash winning the Unova League then he need a rival/Finalist who's hundred time more powerful then Trip !
Unova league probably the only thing Ash would left to achieve after Junior Cup !
Furthermore Writer planning on to delaying it again with the stupid Team Rokect ark , Drayden ark , Shizui ark & some cutesy Adventure!
It might even take one more year for Unova League to start!
I know , That it seem impossible for Ash to win Unova league but it might be the only thing might left for Ash to achieve!
I hope that Ash wins the Unova League this time. After how much he disappointed me in Sinnoh with his sudden Level in Dumbass, I didn't even want him to beat Nando! Who, if I recall correctly, managed to get 5 ribbons and 8 Gym Badges to compete in both the Pokemon League and the Grand Festival. He should have taken the role of Tobias.
Throughout the course of this saga, Ash's behavior has made me root for him. Since the very beginning I felt that he was ready. Ready to take on the League, and win. There were some cheap wins, but the inevitable loss in the WT Junior Cup will make up for it. I predict that Ash will win this league.
I honestly cannot see Ash winning the Unova League or even coming close to it in a believable way. His team just feels too underdeveloped for him to get a high rank again and I wouldn't want him to use his older Pokemon since that would make the decision of capturing so many Unova Pokemon even more questionable. Not to mention that there are still some of his Unova Pokemon that need more screentime and using his older Pokemon would make them lose that opportunity. I'm still leading towards Ash coming in the Top 8. It's still a good rank all things considered, but I don't think he deserves to get any higher than that considering how his Unova team has been handled and his Gym battles overall have been kind of lackluster for me. Nothing about how his journey in Unova so far has made me think that he could win the Unova League.
I only said that he needs some loses to add some build up. I've read many comments about Ash this saga of him being an unbelievably strong trainer. Some even going to the levels of calling him a "Gary Sue". A few loses to put Ash in his place wouldn't be so bad.Quote:
The loses of these Cups and Don battles don't have anything to do with Ash winning a league or not. It was for other characters to get so recognition and some on screen wins to show that they are competent. (Even though I don't think Iris should have one the first one.) But that's just me.
Ash coming in Top 8 wouldn't provide enough battles. Even though we'll also be seeing Shooti's Kenyan's and maybe Cabernet's battles, having Ash only battle to the quarter finals would be like 3 battles. And at least one of those would be a throw away battle. He's either gonna lose in the semis or lose in the finals. I agree they wouldn't be able to feasibly pull off him winning, but I think he's going to beat Shooti, who looks to be winning this tournament, and Kenyan who won the last one.