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Can a trainer rechallenge a Pokemon League conference, or is a loss permanent?

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In the anime, it seems that whenever Ash begins in a new region, he manages to earn all 8 badges with at least 3 months before he can register for a conference (as if they were waiting for his arrival). However, since Ash has managed to loose every official conference so far, the only other question remains is: Would Ash (or anyone else) be able to re-challenge these conferences if he can't win them the first time?

asked Nov 19, 2013 by Kid Sonic
I don't see anything saying you can't.
They probably could retry, but my evidence as to why doesn't seem rather helpful so I won't answer. xD
it's kinda impossible to answer this question unless ash or someone else re-challenges or if a director or other official anime worker says so

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Yes they can
While Carebears has already said this, I'm going to shove my reasons in;
While we have no actual proof in the anime they are able to, since none of the challangers are shown or said to have rechallanged the league. However, it is a different case in the manga. It is said in the Manga that Professor Oak beat the League in his youth before.

n his youth, Professor Oak was a great Pokémon Trainer; he was strong enough to even defeat his old rival and friend, Agatha, and beat the Pokémon League

(Bulbapedia)
However in chapter 39, he is shown to have rechallanged the League and defeat Green before forfeiting for some reason.
Link to the manga chapter if you want

Additionally in the anime, in Ash's first match against Mandi in the Indigo League, Ash is called a league 'rookie' by the commentator, while Mandie is called the astounding bla bla bla. While this is not hard evidence in anyway, it does half imply Mandie has had experience in League matches before, so possibly competed before hand.

But logically speaking, there's also nothing against rechallanging the league. I mean Ash could rechallange the Battle Frontier alot, so why not the league? His just a lazy bum and can't be bothered.

answered Nov 20, 2013 by Sempiternus
selected Nov 20, 2013 by Kid Sonic
True at the same time showing his love for pokemon
Those are some great reasons. +1 ;)
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Yes but ash just decides that a loss is a loss and moves on.

answered Nov 20, 2013 by Carebears123