The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

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

[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.

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Of course he did.

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.

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[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.

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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.

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Ouch.

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

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Reddit /r/Pokémon

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Kotaku

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NeoGAF

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Twitter

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

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.