Pokemon: Masters Tournament Semifinals Bracket Revealed

Pokemon Journeys has officially wrapped up the quarterfinals matches with the newest episode of the series, and that means the semifinals match ups for the Masters Tournament have been officially revealed! Ever since Ash Ketchum started his rise through the ranks of the World Coronation Series, fans have been excited to see all of the opponents he would face through the worldwide tournament. With the tournament including every region from the Pokemon past, this also meant Ash had come face to face with many familiar friends and foes through the tournament so far. But he's never taken his eyes off the prize.

Pokemon Journeys officially wrapped up the quarterfinals with Ash's battle against the Hoenn champion Steven Stone, and it was a fierce battle that ultimately ended with Ash's victory. The series is now gearing up for the next phase of the Masters Tournament with the final few battles of it overall, and with it has set Ash on a path to his biggest battle so far. But the semifinals are going to be packed with four major champions that will be clashing against one another for the first time in the franchise overall. 

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Following Episode 118 of Pokemon Journeys airing overseas, the semifinals match ups for the Masters Tournament are as follows: 

  • Leon vs. Diantha
  • Ash vs. Cynthia

Following Leon's defeat of Alain, Diantha's defeat of Lance, and Cynthia's defeat of Iris, the semifinals are stacked with the top four trainers in the world with Ash defeating Steven Stone in the latest episode. Fans have been wanting to see Ash take on Cynthia ever since it was first teased during Ash's initial adventures through the Sinnoh region, and much like his battle with Steven, fans will soon get to see this dream battle unfolding as part of the semifinals. That means it's going to be much easier said than done for Ash to actually make it to the finals. 

If Ash does somehow get to the finals, it means he'll have a full on rematch with Leon that fans have been hoping to see. It's no guarantee that Ash will win either of these next battles, and thus it's an exciting prospect to see how the rest of the tournament shakes out. Do you think Ash will make his way to the finals? Does he have a chance at winning the Masters Tournament overall? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!