Welcome to the Pokémon anime discussion thread. Talk about new episodes, old episodes, upcoming episodes, anime Pokégirls, sub releases, discuss, speculate, bitch and moan, etc etc.
NEW Trailers for upcoming events:
>Movie 18: "The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa" / "Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians" [July 18th]
>XY62: Protect the Future of Science! The Labyrinth of Electricity!! [February 26th]
>XY63: Being Lost and Torn is the Road to Separation!? Jessie and Wobbuffet!! [March 5th]
>XY64: Fennekin VS Delphox! A Gorgeous Performance Battle!! [March 12th]
>XY Special: The Strongest Mega Evolution Act III [March 19th]
>XY65: Enter Wartortle and Raichu! Sliggoo Does its Best!! [March 26th]
>XY66: Criminal Investigation in Lumiose City! Clembot VS Black Clembot!! [April 2nd]
>XY67: Lumiose Gym Match! Ash VS Clemont!! [April 9th]
>XY68: Mega Evolution is Being Targeted! The Bond with Garchomp!! [April 16th]
Shit people will ask:
>Is this season good? I haven't watched the anime in [x] years and-
Yes, it's fucking good just start watching it already.
>Will Serena win da Ash?
The long answer: Maybe. |The short answer: Maybe.
>Will May return as part of ORAS hype?
KAORI has recently returned to voice acting, so we'll see.
>Muh subs when?
[PM] is subbing XY, but their releases can happen any time of the week.
>Muh dubs when?
February 28th, A Stealthy Challenge!
DREADREA MUSIC VIDEO:
NEXT: POCKET MONSTERS XY 062 - PROTECT THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE! THE LABYRINTH OF ELECTRICITY!! (FEBRUARY 26TH)
>Pikachu attacks Satoshi!? But why!? Also, if you participate in the data broadcast today, you'll get a universal serial code with which you can receive "Serena's Fokko" in your video game!
>As Satoshi and friends continue their journey, they happen to pass near the Kalos Power Plant and decide to visit it. However, as they approach the power plant, Pikachu and the others suddenly start acting weird. It turns out that it's because the Rocket Gang has taken over the power plant and are manipulating Electric type Pokémon! Will Satoshi and the others manage to save Pikachu and all the other Pokémon?
>Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
>Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
>Mayuki Makiguchi: Serena
>Yuki Kaji: Citron
>Mariya Ise: Eureka
>Megumi Sato: Dedenne
>Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
>Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
>Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
>Yuji Ueda: Gekogashira
>Noriko Shitaya: Yancham
>Chinatsu Akasaki: Horubee
>Yuka Terasaki: Luxio
>Kenta Miyake: Maaiika
>Kensuke Sato: Rentorar
>Tsuguo Mogami: Bolt
>Unsho Ishizuka: Narration
POKEMON GET TV EPISODE 71: (Mar 1st)
>Mega Evolution and the Prism Tower! / In the 5th Installment of 'Homework for the Entire Family! PokéTV Mission', the Challenge is to Sing Karaoke to the Anime Ending Song 'DreaDrea' Without Looking at the Lyrics!
XY63: Being Lost and Torn is the Road to Separation!? Jessie and Wobbuffet!! (Mar 5th)
>Jessie and Wobbuffet from Team Rocket end up getting separated from James and Meowth because of a battle against Ash and his friends. The two fall in a river and nearly drown, but get saved by a doctor named White. And then, Jessie falls in love with White at first sight! Wobbuffet also hits it off well with White's partner Pokémon, who's also a Wobbuffet, so... Jessie struggles with choosing between her love and her mission. What will happen with Team Rocket!?
XY64: Fennekin VS Delphox! A Gorgeous Performance Battle!! (Mar 12th)
>Serena ends up going really hard on Fennekin and Pancham while training for a tournament.
The Strongest Mega Evolution Act III (Mar 19th)
>Alan continues his journey to master Mega Evolution and stand on the top as the strongest. Together with Steven, he pursues the legendary megalith that disappeared together with Mega Rayquaza. During this search, he receives information that Groudon has suddenly appeared in the sea. Alan and the others hurry to the location in question, where not only Groudon appears before them, but Kyogre as well. Furthermore, Rayquaza descends from the heavens and a grand battle between the legendary trio begins! What will this mean for Hoenn's future!? Will Alan and the others even survive this!?
XY65: Enter Wartortle and Raichu! Sliggoo Does its Best!! (Mar 26th)
>Team Rocket shows up while Tierno is in the middle of training with his Wartortle and Raichu!
XY66: Criminal Investigation in Lumiose City! Clembot VS Black Clembot!! (Apr 2nd)
>Clembot, which was made by Clemont, has ended up getting arrested by Jenny!
XY67: Lumiose Gym Match! Ash VS Clemont!! (Apr 9th)
>A passionate battle takes place between Ash and Clemont, with the 5th badge at stake!
XY68: Mega Evolution is Being Targeted! The Bond with Garchomp!! (Apr 16th)
>Team Rocket once again show up at Professor Sycamore's laboratory!!
Welp im almost caught up on the series... gonna have to switch to subs soon.
>Thread has "NOT-SHIT SUBS
oh cool, that must mean they do good work.
>Check out the link
>japanese names in the episodes
Guess i'll be waiting for dubs.
Where are you anons from?
Flip-Ausfag reporting here.
Weird. I thought Melbourne was only at most an hour ahead of Flipland.
Nah, but I've been thinking if it would be fun that characters originally intended to be CotD could be brought back as recurring characters.
Get a load of this B8Master
>4chan is overwhelmingly male
stop the presses
Hello comrades. Born in USSR. Living in Russia.
>life ruined after posting in both deviantart and 4chan?
How? Did that anon use his ACTUAL real name for anything other than business or job transactions and then post CP or loli or something?
No she's gone forever. BUT SHE will likely come back SOON,
Midwest of America
Nice, another kind of oldfag
You NOVOROSSIYA or Putin A Shit?
Let's hope anon
Hope and believe
And maybe, she will.
Crimea is ours!!!
Nyash-myash!!! Krim - nash!!!
>how is that even possible
You're asking how someone on 4chan got fucked over after he got linked to a fucking deviantart account with his real name? Really? Do you know how these things work or are you just new?
>all of this shit happens off screen
BW at its finest ladies and gentlemen
But at the same time wants da Ash as well.
P-Please? Negai lives.
Oh boy, another movie where some asshole wants to control all the legendary Pokemon, but Ash and his friends are like 'No, fuck you' and after harsh battles and love, trust and friendship in their hearts, Ash will still probably get killed and magically bought back to life by some bullshit and in the end will just befriend all the legendary Pokemon and go away happy.
Calling it now :^)
That would be adorable, and redeemable
When she's watching Ash and Serena laugh together, she brings her hands up to her chest and says "I know I'm happy to help...so why does my heart feel so heavy?"
I couldn't find anything more sad inducing
You might as well say "Oh boy, another game where some team wants to steal/control legendary Pokemon but Red/Gold/Brendan/Etc is like 'No, fuck you' and after harsh battle and love, trust and friendship in their hearts you defeat the Leet 4 and catch all the legendary Pokemon and go away happy"
On the face of things, isn't it rather cute?
Genki aspiring Dragon loving jungle loli and a rough it tough it aspiring Pokemon Master.
And even though it rarely came out...you wanted to protect that smile
Pokemon: The Franchise in a nutshell
well done guys
>implying the multiverse isn't teaming up to stop an apocalyptic Ash
whose legacy was a parting gift to him by his love Zinna
Not important, I can't relate to the people from my country.
She will be gone until July 2015 for sure, but I hope she comes back before the season ends.
>sitting with her panties straight on the saddle
I will never not find this hot.
meanwhile, in toku
Different guy here.
What you're saying is true, but movies have no input from you so it's not like the games where raising your own team and battling opponents is a huge part of why people like it. The story is pretty much all it has to stand on. Well that plus pretty animation which they usually have covered.
It'd be nice to have a movie with a some heart to it though. I mean they do kinda try that but usually it's so shallow, even for a kid's movie.
Can we have a moment like pic related in one of the movies? Like, have the whole movie build up to it, not just have Ash or Pikachu conveniently die for no reason at the end to get brought back 5 seconds later.
I know the Lucario movie did it pretty well but that's just one movie.
The Victini movie did it pretty well.
Short hair only looks decent on her marching band outfit, but long hair still looks better on everything.
The ribbon makes the haircut more feminine, looks better than the original short hair Serena.
I remember how upset Max got in that situation, I guess I kinda felt for the kid given that his dad was his hero and all that.
And then they ruined the mood by having Ash do his GETTO pose with the badge right in Max's face.
I always loved that they payed attention to details during that part. All of them remember that they have to save their Pokemon so they send them out, even James.
Except Jessie of course. Not that she doesn't care, she's just not the type to think of that first. That and she didn't know what was happening.
>This is Lesson 5...
>Thank you, Gyro. Those are the only words I can think to say.
>mfw i know there is pokemon version of this being done
If we got kanto reremakes I would hate the fact that pokeshippers would see it as a chance for misty to return,though we could get the ORAS treatment and not have her return just like May didn't. May not returning is the sacrifice we needed so that a cycle of an old girl returning during remakes doesn't happen. Seriously ,if misty were to return for even an episode,pokeshippers would milk the hell out of it
Can you name another occasion he gave a gift in the same manner?
To be honest, Hinata won the Narutobowl by sheer luck guided by the heavens.
Imagine this, if literally anyone of Naruto's Harem got a brain and noticed that trying to win him over with gifts does not work. If literally anyone of those fangirls actually tried to sincerely get to know the dude and make him open-up his emotions within the 2 year timeskip, then that girl will probably be Naruto's girlfriend within 3 weeks tops and Hinata will most likely die a virgin mary.
Isn't that what Serena's done though? Ash even went bleeding heart on her out of nowhere during camp.
Pretty much. The main difference here is in SatoSere scenes, the opportunities are locked to Ash/Serena only, while in Naruto, literally anyone could have been his girlfriend if they grew a brain within those 2 years and realized that you can't make Naruto submit with gifts and instead tried to spend time and connect with him. The dude was so lonely and dead inside that anyone that was willing to comfort him and be there for him would win his heart.
It was so stupid. Apparently if you like Ash for being badass or brave or competent, you were self inserting according to them. But somehow OS Ash is the best for being a cocky shit that constantly failed.
Not exactly. The main reason why he failed to bring back Sauce during his earlier attempts was because he failed to connect with him and treated his mission of bringing him back as a means to justify his pride. Over time, when he learned the true meaning of pain and loss, he then changed the mission to justify his pride into a legitimate attempt to sympathize with Sauce.
Doryuzu call Ash over glorified because thats is what fags from Bulbagarden and Serebii called Iris and since he is a Irisfag he got butthurt and calls Ash or Serena like that instead
Instead she's experienced death and the betrayal of Pokemon.
>Bonnie episodes are heavy centered on death and passing
>All this keepu thing looked suspicious from beginning
So you are saying Ash and Serena are substituting their parents, which they never truly had?
I like it.
>Not using instagram for Strava.
He might not have feelings for her now but maybe he feels something for her later on in the season. All the love is coming from Serena's side at the moment.
Every Western woman is obsessed with marriage, it's to extract resources from the man.
I don't know why you guys have such an issue with OSfags. I don't agree with this "hurr Ash is overglorified" shit but I definitely agree OS had better emotional moments than most of pretty much every other series. The series hasn't had moments like the standoff against Spearow, Butterfree leaving, or Ash keeping warm for a long time now.
Competent Ash is great, I just wish they could get that emotional connection right again. Only time I think they matched it a few times was in DP. They kinda try with stuff like the Flabebe episode but they don't really come close.
>not thinking they're emotional episodes
They try to be, and hell, who knows, maybe 10 years from now the kids who watched those episodes will talk about how they cried during those episodes.
But I'm not sure that'd happen, typically when you have a series these sorts of episodes only really work when we're at least somewhat familiar with the characters instead of it just being a CotD. They're not going to be remembered as "that time Ash said goodbye to his first catch", "that time Ash and his Pokemon decided they'd all be cold together", or "that time Meowth told his life story", it'll be "that time Bonnie had to say goodbye to a Pokemon she met that episode".
But then again, you can have it be a CotD and still have it work, but you need to have really good writing and direction. Let me make a bit of an unfair comparison. That Espurr episode had a good idea, but compare that to Jurassic Bark from Futurama or something.
What all pokeshippers want is a return to kanto by game freak remaking FR and LG,to bad those poor bastards wouldn't get misty,but leaf instead,or maybe Serena dressed as leaf after her hair grows back
Misty didn't return to the show when the writers had Ash actually travel through Kanto a second time, and back then Misty was only gone for 3 years and still made regular cameos in the series. Unlike now where Misty's been gone for 12 years and hasn't had a cameo in a decade.
Even if the Kanto games are revisited Misty will most likely be completely ignored, kind of like how May is now with ORAS.
The sheer stupidity of people sitting there expecting another Misty cameo makes me head hurt. We're not even getting May for an ORAS promo, and people think Misty will ever be brought back when she's not even a playable female lead in her games?
>We're not even getting May for an ORAS promo
Honestly thought there was a chance since KAORI came back. Too bad.
The lack of Megas in the main anime, or the lore in general, is rage inducing. Only faggots like PlatnuimFan and Lorde are okay with this shit.
It's like the staff is telling us they don't give a fuck about Megas because they want Ash to fall behind the curve of elite Trainers until the anime stops making money. Talk about lazy.
>How many character had megas in the games?
In XY it was literally just Corni and Carne. Megas were mostly treated as postgame bonus material. ORAS made them more relevant because they had been proven to be a popular feature by then.
Honestly if you use them too often they stop being special. I already think it was kind of a mistake to give Megas to three characters we'll probably never see again. At least with Maple you can buy she's a sage or whatever, but I don't see what makes Ayaka and Louie so special.
Isn't Mega Evolution still "recently discovered" in the animu?
>Forgetting all the Mega Blaziken appearances
>Forgetting the Mega Lucario arc
That lead to nothing.
>Forgetting the upcoming Mega Evolution episode in Lumiose City
I'm not expecting much, but it is something so we'll see.
I just want it to lead somewhere. Ash finding out about the lore, or even better, Ash getting his own keystone. I hate that the interesting stuff is stuck in the specials.
Well, keep in mind, he would need to get a Mega Stone too, and those don't see to be just lying anywhere.
I found the link anon was talking about in September. I don't remember if it has Mega Kanga (the link is dead) but it has people talking it, so I'll assume so. It's not really concrete evidence either.
The way the show is going right now I feel that the writers are focusing on showing off all of the few Gen 6 Pokemon up until the league with a few Mega appearances/specials every so often, then going ballistic with Megas in the post-league arc with Ash getting a Mega Ring and meeting with Alain.
>all these deleted posts
>mfw reading them in the archive
We weekend on Mondays now?
He was collecting stones to help with Sycamore's research, then handed them off to Lysandre.
But more relevant is that that stone seemed to be in some ruins in the middle of nowhere so assumedly Ash would have to actually find one himself as well.
Maybe, but at the same time, we're running out of people who can feasibly give Ash a keystone. Syncamore would been great since he saw first hand how much Ash cares for Pokemon but for him get a Keystone after searching so long for one, and Garchompite just to give it away seems unlikely. Also, Limone would probably give one to Clemont over Ash after he's seen how much he's grown, but I guess they can kind of force that situation by Limone getting Gurkinns opinion showing that he's always had his eye on him or some shit.
I see Clemont getting a keystone from Meyer and if Serena gets one, Yashio. idk about Ash. then a sublplot canbe them dinding megastones( for example, Clemont discovering a new one, maybe Mega Luxray if Gamefreak makes one if Z)
Mega Evolution is one of the reason whythis can be Ash's final season. If Ash gets one (which he can because he is experienced) then that would make him fairly OP and that would carry for the next season so no more resets like BW. If Ash doesn't get one it would be hard to ignore for the next seasons
XY65 and Tierno being tangentially helpful for once soon.
What the fuck? Misty only appeared for 2 full episodes after the Hoenn league.
She was in literally only the last 2 minutes of "A Scheme Team" and she only appeared for 2 episodes after, the Pallet Town ep and the one about Cleffa/Clefairy.
Where the hell did you get the idea Misty stuck around for 6 episodes from? The writers only let Misty tag along for one episode after Pallet and then immediately got rid of her.
Does this fandom have collective amnesia? Its like people think Misty got hundreds of cameos in the series when she only got 4 AG episodes and a handful of specials and never appeared again.
I wanted to cry like a little bitch but then I got mad as fuck when she cut her hair.
I doubt there will be a mega soon in the anime, next time will probably during the League. Ash will get a mega ring shortly before that.
While the crying scene was well done, it didn't have as much emotional impact for me since all Serena's pokemon did was trip on a ribbon.
Dawn losing two appeal rounds in a row or May getting creamed by Solidad had much more emotional impact. They were devastated.
For me it worked because it wasn't so much that she lost, it was that she was having a good time one second and the next moment it was a total disaster in front of a huge crowd. She was humiliated in her grand debut. If it was just a simple loss it probably wouldn't have been as bad.
All Contest episodes are in front of a huge crowd too though. Dawn had it worst because losing two appeal rounds in a row was something she never expected and she was failing to live up to her mother.
Also in the Kanto Grand Festival May finally coming off her triumphant win against Drew after so long only to get completely destroyed by Solidad in the next round was devastating. May cried her eyes out and it was touching.
Except that wasn't the initial claim.
Misty didn't return to the show when the writers had Ash actually travel through Kanto a second time
She did return, however briefly. Nobody was talking about focus.
Most of that episode was Ash showing off his old pokemon to May and Max, Ash deciding to do Battle Frontier with May agreeing to do Contests in Kanto, and May getting her Squirtle.
Misty was literally treated as Tracey 2.0 in those episodes.
I'll agree that Dawn's was well-done on the basis that they actually made an arc out of it so they spent more time developing it.
I don't really see the point of comparing it to May's final match though. Her first match against Drew would be more appropriate. There she cried because she felt totally powerless against someone way more experienced than her.
Here Serena cries because she was expecting something grand, she was having fun and then all of a sudden it all went to hell. Arguably it was also because she made the mistake of cutting the ribbon way too long.
I agree that it should be compared to May's first Contest loss, (and even then I'd argue it was more devastating to May because her Beautifly was completely demolished by Roselia), but brought up the Kanto GF one because her crying scene in that one was more similar to Serena's.
Well, in this case, keep in mind Serena didn't just lose- she fucking bombed. It's not "I did my best, but then I lost".
I dunno, just the idea she had to stand there and watch the audience as they voted after she embarrassed herself like that.
Also her crush was in the audience.
Probably because Serena didn't want Ash (her crush) to see her crying...or Bonnie for that matter since Bonnie looks up to her.
May cried in front of her friends because it was also at the end of her journey.
you gotta realize that this was the first thing serena was actually serious about and she failed colossally. may actually advanced before drew wiped the floor with her but serena was wiped out right out the gate. I think serena's failures are closer to Dawn when she lost in the appeal rounds twice than may.
This, pretty much. May and Dawn did what they could, but it was their first time, they were inexperienced and the other competitors were just plain better at this. Serena didn't get to do ANYTHING. She came there to compete and do her best, and instead she gets to experience complete shock as she spots Fokko stepping on the ribbon right before she's about to show herself off, knowing that everything is over before it even began.
That shit has to be crushing.
Bring him back during kanto FR LG remakes,Serena comes along dressed as leaf while ash gets refs clothes. Ash,careens and Bonnie travel together while Gary keeps his role as rival
I have to say, Leaf does look like a cross between Ash and Serena. Her hair is similar in length/general shape to Serena's before she cut it in XY60, but it also looks similar to Ash's in that the color is very dark and it has that zig-zagged cut.
>Ash and Serena only exist so Sugi can give Leaf a canon
it all makes sense now
Imagine rwo scenarios with Ash:
-Ash lose the battle because he wasn't really prepared, the opponent was better, etc...
-Ash lose in a humillating way (a clear 3-0).
It's like comparing the Brazil-Germany (1-7) to Germany-Argentina (1-0) (it hax an after time).
This is the difference between Serema's loss in XY60 and other scenarios woth May, Dawn and Iris.
It isn't that comparable at all.
May and Dawn's losses are comparable to going against the Elite four with horribly underleveled pokemon and experience, and losing.
Serena's is comparable to going against the Elite four with a decent chance of winning, but each one of your pokemon trips and breaks it's leg as you call them out causing you to lose.
That's boring, she should get something unusual like Dawn with Mamoswine. Honedge would be nice for her.
Is Serena even going to capture any other pokemon? She went 47 episodes with one Pokemon until getting Pancham.
And the new opening/movie spoilers prove that other than her starter evolving she doesn't make any new captures before July.
Are we really going to go another year with Serena not making a capture?
>not Ash with the Honedge to eventually become Aegislash
Do you even?
>wasting the uber on showcases
>won't even battle
It would be typical to have Ash have the knight sword so I rather see Serena have it. But a feminine Sylveon would also be good for her, it seems perfect for TriPokalons.
I think I promised someone a picture of this poster a while back, it arrived today.
Hawlucha didn't appear in the any of the posters for the last movie, which premiered not long after he was caught, and he still appeared in it and was one of the main stars of the short. And we don't know of any future captures right now, so it's kind of bullshit to predict that right now.
You should do the same, because the picture DID get posted there and it was largely agreed upon that it was fine and that the kind of tumblrcancer that find anything objectionable with it is the kind of trash we don't want here.
Fuck off now.
Can't we all just get along?
Not the picture in itself though I do genuinely think it's very cute.
The issue is more with the kind of complete fucking moralfag cancer like >>22880731 that objectively make the thread worse and the fact that "we can't post things that should be ok to post because shitposters might shitpost in reply even though they shitpost all the time anyway" is a bad way for the thread to develop.
It got four "don't post this" replies right off the fucking bat and obviously got reported and deleted That's not how it should be.
Report the shitpost replies if they show up, don't shitpost yourself and report the post. The post was fine. This shit was already talked about yesterday.
The problem is not the picture IMO but the fact that we have a Serena spammer that goes on a pic dump spree pretty often and fucks everything up in the thread. People don't want this to happen and usually just try to stop it as soon as possible.
If Ash were to fight Diantha 6v6, choosing from every Pokemon he currently owns.
Who would he pick?
People post Serena fanart here regularly. They never get this kind of shitpost replies >>22886999
>we have a Serena spammer that goes on a pic dump spree pretty often and fucks everything up in the thread
That never happened. Ever.
ugh, you don't bring up the pic dumps anon that triggers the Serenafags.
It was left alone last thread, and we agreed it was fine and cute.
Someone reposted it in this thread recently and a bunch of newfags got mad and probably report spammed it.
If that's true, that would lead into April (which we know up to 68 and probably that Goodra episode will air then)since I think the script/cake was tweeted around mid-Nov. And is still the Gourgheist on the poster when Pumpkaboo was on the cake, which could imply it could evolve anywhere between May-July.
Again, the picture in itself isn't the fucking problem
I think I only lurked for about a month before I started posting here. Mainly because I didn't understand why everyone was "anonymous" and why there weren't normal usernames for everyone like forums.