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Last night’s episode of Pokémon XYZ sure is good at eliciting opinions from the internet.

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[Note: The article has spoilers]

As Kotaku first reported, Ash just competed to win the Kalos League in the most recent Pokémon XYZ episode.

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In nearly two decades, this was his best chance to win his first official league championship.

Cruelly, he lost.

[Image via Gahalog]

Of course he did.

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The teaser hyped up the possibility of an Ash win, so going into the episode, folks were excited. Instead, they saw their dreams of an Ash win crushed.

[Image via Gahalog]

It probably didn’t help that this episode was titled “Kalos League Champion! Ash’s Decisive Big Battle!” It doesn’t say Ash was going to win, but I can see how some people’s expectations would raised that he would.

Ash apologizes for not meeting our expectations. [Image via Gahalog]

The dislikes on the teaser clip for next week’s episode shot up soon after the this week’s show.

[Image via YouTube]

Ouch.

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Let’s have a look at what people have been saying online about the episode and Ash’s loss.

Reddit /r/Pokémon

[Image via Reddit /r/Pokémon]
[Image via Reddit /r/Pokémon]
[Image via Reddit /r/Pokémon]
[Image via Reddit /r/Pokémon]

Kotaku

[Image via Kotaku]
[Image via Kotaku]
[Image via Kotaku]
[Image via Kotaku]
[Image via Kotaku]

NeoGAF

[Image via NeoGAF]
[Image via NeoGAF]
[Image via NeoGAF]

Twitter

(Note: Everyone is responding to an official tweet stating the episode was starting and asking if Ash or Alain was going to win.)