Pokemon Anime Synopsis Teases League Qualifier Shake Up

Seventh time is the charm! Pokemon fans have long waited for Ash Ketchum, or Satoshi as he's called in Japan, to take home a Pokemon tournament win, as the decades old franchise has never given our favorite trainer a victory to call his own. With the Alolan League Tournament running hot and heavy, a new synopsis supplied by a fan shows that things aren't going to be easy for Ash in his attempts to take home the gold, especially as he faces off with the notorious Guzma, the boss of Team Skull, and his array of Bug Pokemon.

Twitter User Arkeus88 shared the recent synopsis of the upcoming episode of Pokemon: Sun and Moon that sees Ash squaring off against the leader of Team Skull, Guzma, with a hint that the antagonist head honcho may have a trick or two up his sleeve that's been helping him go undefeated:

Team Skull is the newest antagonistic organization that threatens both Ash, his Pokemon, and the trainers of the islands of the Alola region. Holding a similar pattern and mission as Team Rocket, attempting to swipe Pokemon from their trainers for their own needs, the group of bandits led by Guzma doesn't exactly have as lofty a goal as that of Giovanni, Jesse, James, and Meowth. The members of Team Skull are good at what they do and simply attempt to steal pocket monsters in order to get by when all is said and done.

Pokemon Guzma
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Whether this description is hinting at Ash taking an "L" from Guzma thanks to his trick that has made him unbeatable is yet to be seen, but we're sure many Pokemon fans would be heart broken if Ketchum lost yet another tournament.

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If you haven't kept up with the current run of the anime, Pokemon the Series: Sun and Moon is described as such, "What starts as a summer vacation in the tropical Alola region turns into the next exciting chapter in Ash Ketchum’s quest to become a Pokémon Master! There’s plenty for Ash and Pikachu to explore in this sunny new region, with exciting new Pokémon to discover and interesting people to learn from along the way—including the cool Professor Kukui and the fun-loving Samson Oak.

More new faces will help guide Ash’s Alolan adventure, in the form of a group of skilled Trainers—Kiawe, Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles—and a mysterious research assistant called Lillie. Frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon. But they have some heavy competition on the villainy front: the ruffians of Team Skull, who delight in causing chaos and may have more sinister intentions..."

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