Originally Posted by Calypso
I honestly believe it's only to highlight the significance of when Ash will inevitably defeat Paul at the league, and therefore show the progress of his team. Hence making Ash's training methods superior. But I do agree, they should've at least allowed a single win for Monferno, considering it just evolved, and had enhanced powers in the form of Blaze. Also, Grotle deserved some glory. They seriously nerfed the thing, in favour of Chimchar, after it evolved.
What makes you think Ash is going to beat Paul in the League? But I do agree that the writers are proving yet again that they have no imagination (honestly, what was Satoshi Tajiri thinking hiring those writers?).