Who wins the first matches?
>>39365957Mina, Ash, James, Guzma, Kiawe, Hau, Gladion, & Lana.
wtf where's pikachu? not watching that
>>39365963this except I think sophocles will end up winning over mina
>>39365957>Be Kiawe>Start the serie as a strong protag with 2 fully evolve mon>Catch a monster as marowak>Start to loose or become the joke character>Loose quickly every fucking time>Go in League>He fight a ghost user in the first turn> He choose his ghost pokemon who get OKo by Dark Pulse from Zweilous.What a sad story for this guy
>>39366130kiwae has always been strong thorough the series, he beat tapu lele with charizard and frequently is on par with ash when they train together, its pretty likely he will win this one and use turtonator or zard in the next round.
>>39365957Finally, Masked Royal will defeat "the first champion".
>>39365957Sophie, Ash, Jassie, Guzma, Acerola, Hau, Gladion, Mao.
This is a perfect match up for team rocket since now whoever wins will de able to use the other's Pokemon (giving him a 3 Pokemon team)
>>39365957>Lillie vs GladionThere goes my hope for Snowy evolving, they're just going to get creamed by Gladion/Umbreon and spend the rest of the league in the bleachers
The only one who could be a challenge is hau and glafion. If ash doesnt win this weak ass league than its over.
>>39365963>Jessie is using WobbufettShe cannot lose
>>39365957Huh, Acerola has a Gengar. It must be the same one there was an episode about.
>>39366412She’s going to lose. Mareanie is going to evolve. Screenshot this
>>39365957>Hypno vs MeltanWhat did they mean by this
>>39366476Considering Ash wins regardless...
>>39366378That's what you get for liking a trash character.
>>39365957Isn't Acerola E4, what is she doing there?
>>39365963This. Really hoping for James and Lana to win.
>>39366476Meltan is too comedic to win serious battle so they have it funi hypno pendulum
guzma's going to beat ilima and the mating press him
>>39366679There is no Alola E4 in the anime
>>39365957Ash and Hau are already confirmed to win their matches
>>39366378Snowy never had any chance of evolving, that went out the window in the same episode Lillie got the Icium Z.
>>39366476Well, Ash doesn't have the type-disadvantage here, so why not. Although Nyaheat should do even better.
>>39366378Nah, Lillie is going to win by being unpredictable ala Ash 2.0 but barely, which causes Snowy to finally choose to evolve to become strong enough to compete in the remaining matches.
>A SNEAK-PEAK REVIEW OF THE 8 MATCHES IN THE FIRST STAGE OF THE KNOCKOUT ROUND!!>The first stage consists of single battles where each Trainer uses 1 Pokémon each! Let's try predicting the winners!>Match 1 through 4 will air July 14th!>Match 1: MELTAN VS SLEEPER (Satoshi VS Sauboh)>Meltan is filled with fighting spirit! Will it and Satoshi clear the first stage's match?!>Meltan leapt out of Satoshi's monster ball the instant the battle started! Will it manage to smash Sauboh's traps and seize victory?!>(Blurb: Meltan loves eating metal! It counters Sleeper using an absolutely unbelievable manner of fighting!)>Match 2: GARURA VS HASSAM (Ilima VS Guzma)>Does Ilima have a secret strategy for winning?!>Using the Fighting type move "Power-Up Punch", Garura attacks while increasing its offensive power! Will it smash the tough defenses of Hassam, which uses its speed to fight?!>(Blurb: The trump card Ilima produces is a Key Stone! Will he use Mega Evolution to instantly win?!)>Match 3: ALOLA RAICHU VS ALOLA NASSY (Hau VS Principal Okido)>Who will win?! This is a showdown between Region Formes!>A single attack from Alola Nassy's huge body is super powerful! Hau's Alola Raichu zooms around on its tail searching for a good opportunity!>(Blurb: Alolan residents Hau and Principal Okido fight it out using Alolan Pokémon!)>Match 4: AMAJO VS ASHIRENE (Mao VS Suiren)>The two being close friends is precisely what makes this interesting! What will be the outcome of this battle fought in real earnest?!>Suiren is the one most used to battling, but Mao has a Z-Move she's just learned to use! If she can land that finishing move after becoming one with Amajo, she just might win!>(Blurb: Fighting one of your best friends on the big stage of the knockout round! Will the two be able to truly go all out?!)
>>39367424>A sneak peak review of match 5 through 8 of the knockout round!>These will air July 21st!>Match 5: KUWAGANNON VS ABURIBBON (Māmane VS Matsurika)>A high speed battle in the air!>The two fight each other as they fly around in the sky. Kuwagannon has a hard fight on its hands as it takes on the faster Aburibbon's attacks!>(Blurb: Kuwagannon has a shot if it can stop Aburibbon from moving!)>Match 6: SONANSU VS HIDOIDE (Musasina VS Dekojiro)>The outcome is given before the match even starts?!>Sonansu keeps returning Hidoide's attacks using its specialties "Mirror Coat" and "Counter". Hidoide is extremely determined, but how can it overcome this opponent?!>(Blurb: The true identities of this suspicious duo is that of a certain duo! Is the outcome of the match already a given?!)>Match 7: ALOLA GARAGARA VS GANGAR (GREEDY LAPU) (Kaki VS Acerola)>A showdown between Ghost types!>Kaki's Alola Garagara is in deep trouble thanks to the effect of Acerola's Gangar's Ability "Cursed Body"!>(Blurb: Alola Garagara is made unable to move by "Disable", and Gangar makes it so its Bone Club...)>Match 8: ALOLA ROKON VS BLACKY (Lilie VS Gladio)>No holding back! It's Lilie VS Gladio in a sibling showdown!>Gladio has the clear advantage when it comes to pure ability! Will Lilie be able to show her brother the strength she's gained thus far?>(Blurb: Lilie and Snowball unleash a fully powered Z-Move! How far can they push Blacky?)
>A Pokemon that uses a metal pendulum>Up against a Pokemon that eats metalThis is literally the worst possible match-up for Hypno
>>39366130Kaki unlike the other jobber bros in the last two seasons actually gets to battle and wins more than he loses. Sophocles also gets to battle and win way more than the guys did in the past.
>>39366468>Implying no Jessie vs Ash in a later roundIf that happens, Mimikyu will incapacitate James and fight on.
>>39365957Pretty sure, the rest doesn't really matter, likely one of ash friends win and then get matched together again or fat kid or edgy fire kid wins and gets matched with guzma and loses to cheating again.
>>39367930These anime generals are home to some major autists that insist upon using the Japanese names for everything on an English board.He meant torracat.
>>39365965Pikachu fought in the Battle Royal
>>39365957Of course Meltan kills Hypno.Fatfuck wins against MinaJessie beats JamesGuzma rapes IlimaGengar losesHau winsLillie ex machinaMallow jobs hard
>>39367423Choose to evolve? Nigga she needs an ice stone
>>39368591Lillie has one and offered it to Vulpix, but she rejected it just like Pikachu rejected the Thunder Stone.
>>39367957Isn't James with Jassie Pokemon the most OP trainer?
>>39368591This bitch hold the stone just to make evolution possible for theories just to not evolve
>>39367883Fine, then I won't use Hypno, I'll switch to alakaza-
>1 vs 1 shitThis will be Unova-tier bad.
>>39368645Mimikyu belongs to Mimikyu and Mimikyu alone.
>>39368854Literally the first round bro, the first round is always 1v1.
>>39365957Vikavolt VS Ribombee: Vikavolt winsWobbuffet VS Mareanie: Wobbuffet winsAlolan Marowak VS Gengar: Marowak wins Alolan Vulpix VS Umbreon: Umbreon winsMeltan VS Hypno: Meltan wins (confirmed)Mega Kangaskhan VS Scizor: Scizor winsAlolan Raichu VS Alolan Exeggutor: Alolan Raichu wins (confirmed)Tsareena VS Primarina: Primarina wins
i want to see megakhan get its ass kicked in its first appearance in the anime
>>39368879Next round is 1v1 too. The most you'll get is a 3v3.
>>39368879>First round is always 1v1 The whole tournament will be 1v1.
>>39369018The number will increase in the semi-finals and finalsIt just won't ever go to full 6v6 since no one has that many
>>39369032Most likely it'll just stay as a one on one because it's easier that way. Even three on three is probably asking for too much.
>>39369032I have no doubt the exhibition match between Ash and Masked Royal will be 1-on-1. Stands to reason that the rest of the tournament will be 1-on-1. Ash: 5 Pokemon. Pikachu gets 2 battles (prelim and Guzma, final). Rowlet gets Hau (round 2). Lycanroc gets Gladion (round 3). Torracat gets Masked Royal (exhibition). Meltan gets Faba (round 1). Kiawe: 3 Pokemon. Turtonator got prelim. Marowak got Acerola (round 1). Charizard gets round 2 most likely. Lillie: Eliminated as she only has Snowy. Lana: Sandy got prelim. Primarina gets round 1 and maybe round 2 if it wins. Mallow: Shaymin got prelim. Tsareena got round 1. Sophocles: Togedemaru got prelim. Vikavolt got round 1 and maybe round 2. Jessie: Mimikyu gets prelim and round 2 if it wins. Wobbuffet gets round 1. James: Mareanie round 1 and prelim. Hau: 2 Pokemon. Decidueye has round 2. Alolan Raichu has prelim and round 1. Gladion: 4 Pokemon. Silvally had prelim. Umbreon had round 1. Zororark most likely has round 2. Lycanroc has round 3 against Ash. Ilima: 3 Pokemon, but Smeargle won't be used because of our boy. Alolan Oak: Gets eliminated so he doesn't show off Vulpix. Acerola: Has Shuppet in prelim and Gengar in round 1. Mimikins is dead so it won't be used. Mina: Only has Ribombee. Uses it in prelim and round 1. Faba: Has Hypno and uses it in round 1 and prelim. Alakazam unused. Guzma: Has 2 Pokemon. Scizor for majority of tournament. Golisopod for final.
>>39369111It was actually Alakazam that Faba used in the preliminary
>>39367883It's worst than lose because your pokemon get hit by sleep powder
>>39369111Or the cat gets the shaft like it has been because its win happened when Incineroar was a Litten and Torracat recognized it.
>>39369125Oh shit. I forgot. Point stands that majority of cast uses one Pokemon for each round for each Pokemon they have. .
>>39368854XY was like that too dumbass.
>>39369146The battle in the past doesn't count as Torracat's rematch
>>39369144Hypnosis is Hypno's entire gimmickIt's completely helpless without its pendulum, so losing after Meltan eats it is completely reasonable
>>39365957How when people thought that Lillie used to Magerna in Alola's league but.... Gladion will win her and she'll be disqualified
>>39367883>>39368703This kind of shit is exactly why I watch SM.
>>39366378It really should've been Lillie vs Mina and Gladion vs Sophocles instead.
>>39365957All the girls.
>>39365957IF Ash wins this league is gonna be hilarious after the last debacle
Aside from Ash and Hau who are already confirmed as the winners of their battles and battle each other next roundIlima vs Guzma - Guzma. Ilima was hyped up in the previous episode as the strongest trainer and most likely to win the league. Guzma eliminating him will be a huge upset.Mallow vs Lana - Lana simply because she's the writer's pet, or they tie and are both eliminatedSophocles vs Mina - Could go either wayJessie vs James - James, or Bewear snatches both awayKiawe vs Acerola - Either way, Kiawe's not battling Ash; Ash's next opponent is Hau and after that there's only room for two more opponents for him; Gladion and Guzma. If Kiawe wins here, he loses to either Gladion or Guzma in the next roundLillie vs Gladion - Not even a question; Gladion wins, him using Umbreon just means Lillie will put up a good fight and won't be one-shotted like she'd be if Gladion were using Silvally, Lycanroc, or Zoroark
>>39372026I can see all the people already complaining "IT'S NOT A GOOD LEAGUE BECAUSE THE RULES ARE DIFFERENT IT DOESN'T COUNT!!!"
>>39365957>inb4 Meltan evolving this episode
>>39372167It's not a league because even Ash doesn't give a shit and goes to Galar
>>39372345Ash is the reason this league even exists
>>39366702Fuck Lana. Mallow deserves to win more.
>>39372167I like how faggots are always acting like people are in the wrong for saying this.If this is a real league, then the Orange League was a real league too, and Ash won that, so why would it be such a big deal to you that he won another "real" league?
>>39372026>IF Ash wins this league
>>39365963There is no way Jessie and James' match doesn't end with Bewear coming and abducting both of them.
>>39372562Orange Islands was not a league. There was no tournament, you just fought the four Gym Leaders and then the Champion.Aside from that, the other reason Orange Islands isn't counted is because the Orange Islands are a filler location not based on anything from the games.
>>39372709And this is just some random ass tournament anyone can sign up for, just like those occasional ones we got in BW.So...
>>39365963Sophocles might win his match. Aside from that though yeah that’s what I think too.
>>39370379XY's matches were 3v3 even if all the matches weren't seen. Unova and Alola are doing 1v1 and matches are still getting skipped over.
>>39372562I never said the Orange League wasn't a real league. It is in the anime, after all.It's a big deal if Ash wins the Alola League, not because we're arguing that it's his first (which it isn't), but because the more leagues he wins, the merrier. People like you are so adamant on using that as an argument and putting words in other people's mouths just to discredit the Alola League, probably out of your distaste for this particular season when compared to your favorite season.
>>39371165Do you even understand basic English (and basic logic, because nothing made sense)...?
>>39372869Mate, the Orange League got shat on in the narrative and outside it because of how simple it was. Alola's case is pretty much making the Orange League look like less of a joke and it still gets treated as a joke in the end.Some sort of qualifier not being set up in order to compete because it's new isn't an excuse when even the games had Kukui wanting the best so he tried having people that completed the island challenge participate. Here he's pretty much letting any fag in regardless. Cope: The Character entering is basically a testament to how Alola's league is more like your BW tournament or your double battle tournament in DP.
>>39373115>he tried having people that completed the island challenge participate.In that case, nobody but Ash and Gladion would qualify. They're the only ones to beat all four Kahunas.
>>39372869Nigger people don't "discredit" the Orange league because they don't like the Orange arc, they discredit it because the narrative clearly establishes it as being on a different level. Same with the Alola League.When the fuck did this dumb season fanboyism bullshit start anyway? It has to have been with SM, nobody were running around saying "Ash has already won a league and you only say it doesn't count because you dislike the Orange Islands" back during the Kalos league.
>>39373176That would have been fine. Hell, make it one Kahuna victory then just to let some of the class participate seeing as the Kahunas are referees for this thing.
>>39365957I don’t even watch this show but this is my prediction for the rest of the battles:Ash vs. GladionLana vs. Jessie Kiawe vs. HauSophocles vs. GuzmaAsh. vs HauJessie vs. GuzmaAsh vs. Guzma
>>39372685Destroying whole 2^n
>>39372869>the more leagues he winsNot any serious one. Is like an NBA team winning a friendship tournament in the minor leagues, or the female soccer team celebrating the female world cup, no one cares, one only cares when you win the superbowl or the playoffs or the male soccer world cup.
>>39373332Ash actually fights Hau next, as confirmed by upcoming titles and summariesIt's Ash's Rowlet VS Hau's DecidueyeHe fights Hau first, then presumably Gladion and Guzma (in whatever order)
>>39373907Ash will obviously beat Guzma but he'll probably lose to Gladion since he always loses to the edgelords
>>39368571lol is not beating Gladion. Hau, Guzma, Gladion and Ash are all making to the semifinals. Whomever gets paired up with them this early is losing no matter what.
>>39373115>>39373245>>39373893Exactly what I meant when I said people come up with excuses. They simply don't want Ash to be successful in their least favorite season out of spite for him not winning in their favorite season. A league's a league.
>>39374863If anything it sounds like you're an SM fanboy that "needs" Ash to win the league because you think that will lead to your series to be treated as anything but a laughingstock.
>>39374884Nah, I'm a Sinnoh League guy. Ash winning the Alola League won't make the SM series any less of a dorkish casual romp, but there's a crazy amount of people on /vp/ who are throwing tantrums over the slightest possibility that he succeeds.
>>39374970People are pissy about the prospect because there's STILL anger about the Kalos league loss and him winning this shitty excuse of a meme league would just feel like the executives going "THERE, we had him win, are you happy now?"
>>39374970All people have pointed out is that the league itself is a joke compared to every other one just because of how low standards it is to the point that Ash winning it wouldn't amount to much in the first place. The only people that try making it to be more than that are the people >>39374884 mentioned.
>>39375055That was exactly my point.If it happens, people will scream bloody murder because it didn't happen in Kalos and nitpick SM to save face.It's pretty funny.
>>39375105Mate, you can apply this "bloody murder yell" to Sinnoh as well. SM being shit had nothing to do with the league. It just became more apparent because of it.
>>39375105Jesus, Kalos is living rent free in your head. BW was poorly received and the Unova League was a fucking joke, but if Ash had beaten Mr. "what do you mean you can have SIX Pokemon on a team?" and then gone on to beat Eevee Shillman in the finals, people wouldn't be going "hurr durr doesn't count". People are considering this to not be a real league for actual reasons, not just "my series > your series" fanboy bullshit.
>>39365957Why the fuck is it 1v1 and why the fuck is Ash using a pokemon the size of his thumb
Sophocles sweeps the league and reveals himself to be the evil mastermind.
I think Jessie will win the league.
>>39366617I don't like Lillie, I like Snowy, anon!>>39367423Don't get my hopes up like this
>>39375287You're going down, sweetie.
>>39375157It's the first round of the knockout round, and 1 Pokemon is all some of them even have. Namely Lillie and James. They only have Alolan Vulpix and Mareanie. We might see some longer battles once the ones with less than three Pokemon are all eliminated, but it's 1v1 for now to make sure every battle is fair.
>>39376088The second round is also 1v1 with Rowlet vs. Decidueye. Most likely all the rounds are going to be 1v1. At best you'll get 3v3s just because Gladion only has 4.
-Mina, because she needs to be featured-Jessie because she's not using Mimikyu yet-Acerola because she needs to be featured-Gladion because he's not using Silvally yet-Ash because Faba is a bigger Fuck up than Ash(And it's only round one, too soon for Ash to fail)-Guzma because he's not using Golisopod yet-Hau because he needs to be featured-Lana because she just got Primarina and it needs to be shown off.
>>39374774Ash vs Hau is a confirmed battle for the Top 8 though
>>39376127Yes I am, not going to lie, not just the characters, but I haven't forgiven Megazard-X or Greninja in general for that travesty>>39375287>>39376047>>39376113>Force it to use Ice Stone>Gain Fairy type>WinStupid fucking Lillie
>>39372562>full ainme series based on core title game plot>"I-it's not a r-real l-league"The cope of you fucking spastics is immensely entertaining.
>>39376396But anon, you shouldn't force your Pokemon to evolve unless they want to!
>>39365957It would be so funny if James or Jessie win a league and Ash doesn't
Acerola and Mina are probably going to use the Ghost and Fairy Z-Moves since the series is ending soon and those are two of the four non-species exclusive Z-Moves that haven't been featured yet (the other two being Poison and Psychic)
>>39376381Yep, we know that Ash, Gladion, and Guzma will definitely be in the Top 4, but all we know about the 4th Top 4 member is that it won't be Hau since he's up against Ash in the quarter-finals
>>39376445The argument presented against stone evolution in the original Lt. Surge episode was missing out on Level up moves but Shion already has all the moves it needs and would get Dazzling Gleam on top of it. They're both being retarded
>>39366457Yes. It was straight up confirmed in a prior scan to be Greedy Lapoo.
>>39376400>full ainme series based on core title game plot>doesn't even try to follow the core of the game
>>39376445>Lillie in the games has fairy types>She gets an Alolan Vulpix in the anime>Never evolves it into it's Fairy formWhat did they mean by this?
>>39366378Nah, her shitmon will evolve but she will lose and count it as a victory by evolving and using her zmove.
>>39377268That she was a shitty fairy type trainer so they had her shift to ice.
>>39377295If it evolves it won't be until after the league. Right now she's running Vulpix and they had to use Umbreon just so she wouldn't get rocked so quickly.