The Internet Reacts to Pokémon's Biggest Loser

By Brian Ashcraft on at

The latest episode of Pokémon XYZ is rather good at eliciting opinions from citizens of the internet.

[Note: The article has spoilers]

As Kotaku first reported, Ash just competed to win the Kalos League in the most recent Pokémon XYZ episode.

In nearly two decades, this was his best chance to win his first official league championship.

Cruelly, he lost.

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Gahalog]

Of course he did.

The teaser hyped up the possibility of an Ash win, so going into the episode, folks were excited. Instead, they saw their dreams of an Ash win crushed.

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Gahalog]

It probably didn’t help that this episode was titled “Kalos League Champion! Ash’s Decisive Big Battle!” It doesn’t say Ash was going to win, but I can see how some people’s expectations would raised that he would.

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

Ash apologises for not meeting our expectations. [Image via Gahalog]

The dislikes on the teaser clip for next week’s episode shot up soon after this week’s show.

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via YouTube]

Ouch.

Let’s have a look at what people have been saying online about the episode and Ash’s loss.

Reddit /r/Pokémon

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Reddit /r/Pokémon]

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Reddit /r/Pokémon]

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Reddit /r/Pokémon]

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Reddit /r/Pokémon]

Kotaku.com

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Kotaku]

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Kotaku]

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Kotaku]

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Kotaku]

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via Kotaku]

NeoGAF

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via NeoGAF]

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via NeoGAF]

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

[Image via NeoGAF]

Twitter

(Note: Everyone is responding to an official tweet stating the episode was starting and asking if Ash or Alain was going to win.)