This topic is about the anime, not the video game nor Alola in general (which you're the only one mentioning ITT), meaning that if something happens in the anime, that takes precedence over whatever is stated in other media.
If the anime had Professor Kukui literally state that Hala isn't showing Ash any mercy, then that's the established fact in topics focusing on the anime (unless later contradicted by a future episode). Likewise, you can't say "Well it's more accurate that he won two stamps" when stamps don't exist in the anime. It's not applicable.
You didn't even read the post, did you.
The rest of the world must act as they see fit. If TPCi insists on keeping the Chat canned, that is their decision.
But that does not stop me from opposing it.
And I will oppose it forever.