Worst Pokemon Anime Battles

These are the worst battles from the Pokemon anime. Wheter its contradicting the games, making no sence, poorley animated or just boring.

The Top Ten

1 Ash vs Cameron

Terrible way for Ash to lose the Unova league. First off Cameron only brougt 5 Pokemon and it was a 6 on 6 battle. Then he threw out a grass and steel type aganst a FIRE TYPE. And then he throws out a water and flying type out aganst an ELECTRIC TYPE. And Ash moved from his top 4 position in league down to top 8. - Jackster

2 Ash vs Tate and Liza

Thia battle completely contradicted the games. First off they made light screen ( Whick reduces oppents attack by half) deflect the attack back amd hit the opponent. Then Ash's Pikachu and Swellow get hit by lightning and the lightning gives them really strong armour. - Jackster

3 Ash vs Ritchie

Firstly no battle animation just mainly shows a few pictures. Ash's Squirtle was put to sleep and the stupid referee compared a sleeping Pokemon as unable to battle. Then Ash's Charizard refuses to battle. - Jackster

Just the fact that kanto and that full 80 episode saga to win it all ended like that. It’s like the writing tryes to be bad - boltslegend

4 Ash vs Elisa

The - at this point in the anime- legendary ash Ketchum who befriends many legendary and mythical pkmn and almost won at four previous pkmn leagues while beating a DARKRAI and LATIOS... brings one plan to a gym battle. Then doesn't know his pkmn' s gender. THEN brings out a grass type against a flying... just no.

There's a few thing's that you can point to, when you talk about dreadful battles, and this includes a lot of normal issues, such as Ash being stupid, the Pokemon Moves not really making a lot of sense, and the Pokemon themselves often winning or losing some pretty stupid matchups.

The problem which sets this apart for me is solely the animation quality. While everything else is at least interesting to watch, this is boring, slow and repetitive. The Pokemon series has always pretty blatantly recycled animations of attacks to cut down on their workload, but this takes it to another level. In the first minute of the battle, we see the exact same animation of Zebstrika hitting Palpitoad with a Flamecharge and then Palpitoad falling back three times.

After that there's no choreography, no excitement and just a massive collection of recycled material.

Definitely one of the worst for me. - demisolia

Ash only brought 1 Pokemon to his gym battle. And then he threw put a grass type aganst a flying type. And he forgot how attract works. He was forgetting stuff he has known for years in this battle and was screaming most of this battle. It was so insulting to the anime fans. - Jackster

5 Ash Oshawott vs Dewott

Oshiwott only landed one attack on Dewott. Dewott landed 5 attacks on Oshuwott, yet some how Oshuwott won. And for most of the battle Ash copies and usea the exact same moves and exactley what the other opponent does even thougj Dewott will win each time, because it is tje evolved form. - Jackster

6 Pikachu vs Cresse's Panpour

Ash's brand new Pignite and Oshuwott won their battles(Oshuwott was even aganst a GRASS TYPE in his battle and still won) but Ash's Pikachu who he has trained for years and was battling a WATER TYPE somehow lost. - Jackster

7 Pikachu vs Trip's Snivy

This was when I started hating black and white.

This battle happned just to make a rivalry with Trip. Trip was an awful rival. - Jackster

8 Ash vs Tobius

How did Darkrai survive Heracross's Megahorn?!

The writers gave a middle finger to Ash. Why is Tobias allowed to use OP (overpowered) as hell legendary Pokémon? No one else uses legendaries.

An out of nowhere cheat who had ledgendarys. Was just added to make Ash lose. - Jackster

Bet he had an arceus,diagla,latios and groudon

9 Pikachu vs Bellsprout

Pikachu was defeated way to easily. - Jackster

10 Ash vs Flannery

Screw Ash!

The Contenders

11 Pikachu vs chikorita

Another battle Pikachu shouldn't have lost - Jackster

12 Ash vs Blaine (First Battle)
13 Ash vs Valerie (Gym Battle)
14 Ash vs Roxie

Roxie had 3 pokemon while Ash had 6, and Ash almost lost
Roxie didn’t even use strong pokemon, she used Koffing, Gorbador and some other stupid pokemon.
Oh and she also gave Ash’s Pignite a Pecha berry cause she felt sorry. So stupid

15 Ash vs Paul

Who the heck added this. This is the best ever battle in the Pokemon anime. Thanks for ruining my list - Jackster

Best battle by far

16 Timmy's Dusclops
17 Ash’s Tepig vs Shamus’ Emboar
18 Ash vs Clemont

Bunelby nearly took out Pikachu the battle didn’t even finish because of team Rocket

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