A reminder to SMchads that in S&M:
>Ash only went to Alola for vacation but stayed when he fell in love with it after learning more about it, making it the only region that we know the why and how of Ash's desire to be in it as opposed to his generic excitement for the other regions.
>Ash made a group of friends that like him no matter what and just enjoy spending time with him, and don't turn their backs on him and pelt him with snowballs the moment he stops being the "person they admired" and shows a sign of emotional vulnerability
>Lillie had a steady and extensive positive growth arc that started almost immediately and showed her taking baby steps towards being able to touch Pokémon, reconciling with her mother by calling out her obsessive behavior while acknowledging that her behavior toward her mother was also wrong, learning how to battle and use a Z-move, and uncovering the secrets behind her father's Magearna and going on a search to find him.
>A character like Sophocles had multiple episodes dedicated to his growth arc and his rivalry with a stuck-up rich boy that even had a tiny arc of his own and grew as a character
>Z-moves, a mechanic like Mega Evo, that works based on the bond of Pokémon and trainer and unlike the aforementioned Mega Evo isn't restrictive to a certain species of Pokémon that are fully evolved, which only implies that you can only have the strongest bond with certain mons
>Every one of Ash's mons had a familial aspect to them that helped them grow stronger, making Ash's ultimate victory in the Alola league one that was truly achieved by everyone and for everyone that had an impact on Ash that season, legitimately making nothing he did in Alola completely pointless
>Ash had a genuine father figure and family that taught him the value of Alola Manalo that gave him the necessary requirements to become accepted by both the people and Pokémon of Alola as their Champion
Pet the dog
Have babymaking sex with Lillie