Pokemon Promo Readies Ash vs. Cynthia Battle's Finale

Pokemon Journeys has been in the midst of the intense battle between Ash Ketchum and Cynthia with the latest episodes of the series, and the promo for the next episode is gearing up for the final phase of this major battle! Ash had been able to carve out a path through the World Coronation Series so far with relative ease, but that all changed with the Masters Tournament as he found himself taking on some of the regional champions fans have been waiting to see him battle for a long time. That, of course, included the Sinnoh Champion Cynthia as he faces her head on in the semifinals.

Although the rest of the Masters Tournament battles so far have been settled within a single episode, Ash's battle against Cynthia is heading into its third straight episode as Ash continues to struggle against the powerful champion. Through this fight so far Ash has gotten an up close look at her real skill in the midst of battle, and he's been pushed against the wall leading into Episode 125 of the series with Cynthia making one final effort towards victory. This continues with the next episode, and you can check out the promo below from Pokemon Journeys' official Twitter account: 

Episode 125 of Pokemon Journeys is titled "Semifinals IV – Shock" and the promo for the episode picks up right where the massive cliffhanger left off. Cynthia's tactics have been troublesome for Ash so far, but he's been able to make up quite a lot of ground through the unique sense for battle that fans have seen him display throughout the years. Finally working his way back to knocking down Cynthia two her final two Pokemon, it's going to be an uphill battle as Ash only has Lucario left in his corner heading into the climax. 

Not only did Cynthia take this surprise to the next level by using Dynamax on her Togekiss, Ash and Lucario still have Mega Evolution in their corner and that could potentially turn the tide of battle. Fans have seen Ash lose at critical moments many times in the past, and that cloud is hanging overhead as he's been struggling against Cynthia so much. With Cynthia also teasing her retirement after the tournament overall, her defeat would also be a fitting send off. 

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