Pokemon Synopsis Hypes Masters Tournament Semifinals

Pokemon Journeys will be kicking off the semifinals round of the Masters Tournament with its next episode airing overseas, and the synopsis for what to expect is teasing how the first match of this round will be playing out! The anime is working its way through a major climax with Ash Ketchum as after climbing up the ranks of the World Coronation Series, he has been in the midst of a final tournament between the strongest eight trainers in the world. Now that the quarterfinals matches have been settled, the remaining competitors left are the best of the best in the world overall.

The semifinals for the Masters Tournament teased that we would not only get to see a battle between Leon and Kalos Champion Diantha, but a highly anticipated battle between Ash and Sinnoh Champion Cynthia. These matches can really go either way as the finals fast approach, and now we have gotten a little more of what to expect from this game changing round as the first match of the semifinals begins with the next episode of the series airing in Japan later this week (but unfortunately will not be airing in other regions for some time). 

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Episode 121 of Pokemon Journeys is titled "Semifinals I: Overwhelming Victory!" and the synopsis for the episode (as spotted by @AnipokeFandom on Twitter) teases it as such, "The day of the Masters Tournament semifinals. Before the match [Ash] meets his opponent, Sinnoh Champion [Cynthia] during special training with his Pokemon. [As] hears from [Cynthia], who is also making final adjustments before the match, about how she met her partner Garchomp. Meanwhile at [Wyndon Stadium], the battle between [Leon and Diantha] in the first match is about to get underway. The fierce semifinals are about to begin!

It's not hard to guess that Leon will likely win the battle against Diantha, so the real draw is Ash's battle with Cynthia. It's their first real battle against one another in the series so far, and will likely serve as a send off to this long tease. It's a pivotal time for Ash as he's closer than ever to winning the final tournament (or at least getting to the finals for that Leon rematch), but he could very well lose it all here against such a notable veteran

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