Can Ash beat Lance?


Pokemon seems reluctant to have Ash beat an Elite Four member because it would signal the end of his journey and they'd have to find a new protagonist. So no, Ash couldn't beat Lance, at least until the anime is ready for someone new.

That said, people underestimate Ash, who has defeated several powerful opponents and been invited to join the prestigious Battle Frontier as a Frontier Brain. Plus, his Charizard against Lance's Dragonite could make for an amazing battle.

Updated on March 21, 2018

Original Article:

6 Stupid Reasons Ash Loses the Pokemon League Tournaments
By Jeremy Gill