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Ash vs the elite four?

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Ash has been traveling & training to be a pokemon master for over ten years now (even though he hasn't aged, lol) and i was just wondering, has he ever even beaten a single member of the elite four? (in any region)

asked Nov 20, 2011 by Fire Trainer

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For the sake of the TV show, they do not want Ash to defeat the elite four, at least not at his current age. He has not beaten any of them. The anime and the games have two separate standards, so being an elite four in the anime seems to take years of training, even more than Ash has put in. Trainers like Flint have been training hard since they were very little kids, and some of them have only been admitted for short periods of time, so it's to help demonstrate just how powerful the elite four is. If ash beats one of them, then Ash will be held to that standard for the rest of their series (and you'll hear endless, "but Ash beat an elite four member! how did he lose to ____? What a noob," due to people not realizing the importance of plot devices.)

answered Nov 21, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
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I dont think he actualy battles them how we do, instead they participate in a pokemon league competition, which is a basically pitting a bunch of trainers up against each other and the last one is the winner. Although some members of the elite 4 have been shown in the show before ash has never won against them.

answered Nov 21, 2011 by I_MISS_HOENN_T-T