"The Junior Cup, Site of Partings and Encounters!"
"Shootie, the winner of the Pokemon World Tournament Junior Cup, has been granted his long-desired right to battle Isshu Region Champion Adeku. Adeku sends out Buffron, and Shootie answers with Jalorda. Wanting to prove his strength to Adeku, Shootie has throughly prepared himself by studying up on Buffron in advance. As a true champion, however, Adeku takes everything Shootie dishes out."
Airdate: September 6th, 2012
So it looks like Trip has a one on one with Alder Bouffalant as Ash did with Pikachu. Interesting to see the outcome, going to assume Alder wins.
Seemed pretty obvious to me he would, especially considering the prize for the victor. I could tell Trip wanted to battle Alder quite a lot to prove himself to him which is clearly seen in the Junior Cup Opening episode where Trip stares Alder down or during their meeting earlier in the episode.
It will probably be a little more taxing for Alder anyways since Trip did his homework on Bouffalant
Wouldn't be be hillarious if Bouffalant had sap sipper and Serperior's offensive attacks were all grass? I would love that. Sure it would destroy Trip's confidence, but still.
That would be awesome xD But I think anime would defy this gaming logic somehow... like they did it with Turboblaze Zekrom...
Originally Posted by Akio123
In all seriousness though, it probably won't have it. It makes me wonder...will we see Alder with a Volcorona? I mean I thought that was his and Banjirou's signature Pokemon.
In all seriousness... it's VolcArona!!!! :/
Anyways, I somehow feel we won't see Volcarona any time soon... It's more likely we will see one more Adeku's Pokémon which will probably be one of his other 2 bugs.
Remember, Shirona also did not show many of her Pokémon... we have seen only Garchomp and Gastrodon, then we had to wait for Glaceon for another season. (I'm not gonna point the obvious G-line here xD).
It must be some policy for champions to not show their Pokémon :D
I'd place my bets on Alder showcasing his Braviary next since it's yet to make a anime appearance (movie appearance yes, but tv? No).
Also, I'd call this episode one of the best Best Wishes episode ever if Bouffalant's ability was Sap Sipper. Alder would practically be trolling Trip throughout the entire battle and that would put a smile on my face.