Isn't this what lance did in hg/ss?
@Piduseus, technically no because he was the champion not part of the elite four
@Piduseus, "Follow me and do all the work!"
@Piduseus, I think Cynthia also did some of that in Pearl/Diamond/Platinum, if I'm not mistaken.
I have always asked this my entire life, but I suppose in reality it comes down to suspension of belief
Fun fact: in the Manga the Elite Four are evil af and try to take over the word and sh1t