Originally Posted by Calypso
This made me lol. :]
And pretty redundant question. Isn't it apparent by now: Ash will travel to the new region, catch the generic Water/Fire/Grass/Flying/Filler, achieve 8 badges, and ultimately lose to a stronger contender at the league.
Also, do you really think the writers care if it's "corny." It's a show aimed at kids, and the formula still works, so I doubt they would consider changing it.
if i wad the writer, i would do the same thing