Misty was denied dickings, Gary was here, Ash is a loser, etc.
But RAGE, he did give up that hat without a second thought. That thing was the epitome of awesome hats when it was around; it inspired people more than Kamina's Glasses ever could. That gay little punk made so many women sad, lied to himself, and even broke many promises. Why can't he win a tournament? Because he can't win the struggle in his heart.