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>Citronic Gear On's music rips:
>The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV trailer:
>Pokémon XY&Z trailer:
>Movie 19: Pokémon the Movie XY 3 [Summer 2016]
>Hoopa manga scanlation project
>XY Special: The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV [Oct 29th]
>XY&Z01: The Explosive Birth of Z! That Which Lies Hidden in Kalos!! [Oct 29th]
>XY&Z02: Hot-blooded Quilladin! Squishy is Being Targeted!! [Nov 5th]
>XY&Z03: Mega Audino VS Giga Giga Meowth!! [Nov 12th]
>XY&Z04: Litleo and Pyroar! A Fiery Departure!! [Nov 19th]
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?
Ask Bonnie about it.
>Where did Mariya Ise go?
Maternity leave. Mika Kanai is temporarily filling in for her as Eureka while she's gone.
>Muh subs when?
[PM] is subbing XY, but their releases can happen any time of the week.
>Muh dubs when?
October 24th, A Legendary Photo Op!
NEXT: POCKET MONSTERS XY&Z 1-HOUR PREMIERE COMMEMORATION SPECIAL (OCTOBER 29th)
>The new series finally starts! Today we will air an extravagant 1 hour long double episode special.
>Today we're showing an extravagant 1-hour double episode special consisting of "The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV" and episode 1 of the new series "Pocket Monsters XY&Z", "The Explosive Birth of Z! That Which Lies Hidden in Kalos!!"!!
>In "The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV", we've finally reached the final act! And in "The Explosive Birth of Z! That Which Lies Hidden in Kalos!!", Satoshi and his friends meet a mysterious, squishy Pokémon the Pokémon Zukan has no data on!? And then, Satoshi and Alan finally... Don't miss these shocking new developments!
>"The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV"
>Kensho Ono: Alan
>Mikako Komatsu: Manon
>Yuka Terasaki: Harimaron
>Hideaki Tezuka: Fleur-de-lis
>Kenichi Suzumura: Daigo
>Kensuke Sato: Lizardon
>Hiroshi Tsuchida: Platane
>Akeno Watanabe: Pachira
>Kiyotaka Furushima: Hellgar
>Katsuhiro Tokuishi: Staff Member A
>Isamu Yusen: Staff Member B
>Noriko Shitaya: Trainer A
>Tsuguo Mogami: Fushigibana
>Chinatsu Akasaki: Joy
>"The Explosive Birth of Z! That Which Lies Hidden in Kalos!!"
>Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
>Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
>Mayuki Makiguchi: Serena
>Yuki Kaji: Citron
>Mika Kanai: Eureka
>Megumi Sato: Dedenne
>Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
>Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
>Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
>Yuji Ueda: Sonansu
>Akane Fujita: Bara
>Rinko Natsuhi: Akebi
>Karin Nanami: Correa
>Sayuri Hara: Momiji
>Yuka Terasaki: Onbat
>Hitomi Nabatame: Harimaron
>Unsho Ishizuka: Narration
POKÉMON NO UCHI ATSUMARU? EPISODE 4 (Oct 25th)
XY&Z02: Hot-blooded Quilladin! Squishy is Being Targeted!! (Nov 5th)
>With the legendary Pokémon Squishy now part of their group, Ash and his friends continue their journey towards Snowbelle Gym. As Serena is practicing for her Tripokalon during a break, a wild Quilladin suddenly appears before her. It appears this Quilladin has fallen in love with Eevee at first sight...
XY&Z03: Mega Audino VS Giga Giga Meowth!! (Nov 12th)
>The group encounters a Joy trapped behind a rock. She guides them to a Pokémon Center, but they're unable to actually enter it!?
XY&Z04: Litleo and Pyroar! A Fiery Departure!! (Nov 19th)
>A Litleo was about to leave its pride in order to live on its own! However, a mysterious shadow with its eyes fixed on it...
I don't quite get this, doesn't this imply Ash Greninja is already happening in the next episode? I'm hoping regular Greninja gets at least a couple episodes before the transformation, but maybe I'm misunderstanding how it'll work.
So how was the episode? I missed it,and the torrent is moving like molasses.
Is Carrie still salty as fuck?
Was there the worried waifu?
How was the psychic bullshit countered?
Was the bird the bravest?
Was it frog pandering?
Was it good?
>Is Carrie still salty as fuck?
>Was there the worried waifu?
>How was the psychic bullshit countered?
Picking up the cats and using them as shields, based as fuck
>Was the bird the bravest?
>Was it frog pandering?
>Was it good?
One thing that I didn't add to the OP is the extended trailer, but the audio quality is pretty shitty anyway, at least for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeozRlzkINI
If we get a trailer with not-shit audio from TV Tokyo's or Pokemon's official YouTube account, maybe we can add it to the OP then?
Guys, do you realize that Ash has a big fuckin chance to win the league and the girl in this Gen? Holy fuck I haven't been so hyped since AG.
Just imagine all the worried waifu in the Team Flare arc
>still being a buttblasted faggot
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST SOMEBODY KILL HIM ALREADY
he is just being a little stubborn bitch at this point
i don't see the point of not changing it
does it hurt your pride?
are you afraid of being wrong?
>still only at 54%
>download keeps stopping once or twice a minute
>it's still the XY series in a way
No, it's not. If the series is being called XY&Z by the official source, it's not XY. Just because it seems "confusing" doesn't give you licence to pretend that the anime canon isn't actually canon.
>Ash is literally undefeatable
not even Arceus can stop him now
No, no, he needs more power, so much power that challenging him becomes a ridiculous concept.
Why is Cosette so cute and why doesn't she want to be filmed?
So why were Team Rocket so shocked here after Sophie explained to them something about the sundial?
do you think there will be rocket vs. flare?
matori and giovanni had to be redesigned for some reason
>Olympia and Carrie being smug
>Ash is shocked
>Serena wants to yell foul
>Sycamore, Clemont, and Bonnie have no faces
do you think there will be rocket vs. flare?
matori and giovanni had to be redesigned for some reason
>tfw webms can't have sound here so we can't hear the annoyed sound she made
>be Clemont and Bonnie
>just as surprised and worried about Ash
>still only Serena gets shown
Why does everyone in this series have to make poses all the time?
>Psychic type Gym Leader
>doesn't have Psychic
she deserved to lose
>Bravest Ballerina is so brave it'll suicide dive and crash just to defeat the opponent
Holy shit. I can't get enough of that battle. The music, the intensity, the tactics. Everything was 11/10.
How many times did you rewatch the episode, or the scenes?
All shipping discussion to here pls:
So, with Alain and Team Flare stuff happening now, how many episodes will it take them to get to Snowbelle City?
I'm guessing 30 episodes.
Ash-Greninja still feels like something out of a deviantart fanfic, and that shot in the trailer doesn't help
>Clemont gets disappointed that he didn't get one and instead Ash and Serena get to play with each other
>dat annoyed groan
Yes, yes, let the buttmad flow through you.
Somebody pls make a super fast gif of Bonnie doing this thing here please.
Red and blue here are a little endowed here.
I'm glad the both of them are here with Ash for this moment.
>The one on the right has a bust that's twice as wide as her abdomen
>wearing no glove while in TR uniform
This feels so wrong.
Not that I hate them, but it annoys me that most milf in doujins are too thick.
>>Akeno Watanabe: Pachira
This pleases me.
New trailer in HD- Pocket Monsters XY&Z - Episode 01 (Preview) [JAP]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbPZtZhUjiU&feature=youtu.be
reminder that your waifu will NEVER be this pretty
Can someone explain to me whether this Greninjash shadow was visible to everyone, or only to Olympia?
Another Greninjash-Frogadier juxtaposition, because why not.
When did you guys realize Tierno was the true best boy in pokemon?
This the one?
>all this evil potential
why must it all go to waste with no evil ash?
When will you accept him?
Here it is.
but anon it writes itself.
Got you fam.
He can only get that close to being evil because Serena's there to stop him from going too far even though they both get giddy when they're going to break Team Rocket.
He means after the original airing, anon. TVO and TV Tokyo broadcast it at the same time.
Here you go.
Back when AG was originally airing nobody knew if he would win the league or not. Ash had no rival in Hoenn and he was evolving all his pokemon, and back then Ash had only lost two leagues.
I think a lot of you are forgetting back in the early days of the anime we really did expect Ash to win a league at some point. He did better in the Johto league than Indigo and beat Gary, and in Hoenn a lot of us thought he would win or make it further.
They've come so far, I can't wait for a tag battle between Talonflame and Greninja.
Unless we're following a order in which case Greninja and Noibat are next to team up.
>Karate Master Ash
So, what's this little phone quiz thing about?
Rohanite brought up on his tumblr that Ash winning all his battles in XY and only losing early ones is similar to AG.
In AG Ash only lost to Norman in episode 3 (although he only had Pikachu at the time), and Brawly, and then won everything else until the league. Ash rarely ever lost to any other trainers in Hoenn too.
I guess Ash not having a rival to constantly lose to like Paul makes him look a lot better.
Forcing what? There wasn't any Amour in this episode. It was the usual, main girl is worried about Ash in a gym battle. They cut away to just shots of Clemont and Bonnie too during the gym.
This was the one that TRAINED Hawlucha, man.
I just noticed that the Shuriken Star that Greninjash keeps on his back can break up into two parts to form the swords he attacks with during close combat, but they can be put together to reassemble the star for ranged attacking.
That is absolutely awesome.
I find it interesting that from the side view it shows you it's protruding from out it's back, so how would it become detachable?
It also looks like it can retract into it's body from that back shot.
I fucking love hand gestures.
Sometimes I really can't tell if these gym leaders are really testing the challengers or just legit want to go all out and beat the shit out of them. Most of the gym leaders Ash has face seem like they are actually trying hard to win.
Is this cheating?
>What is the Misty focus during Rudy being worried about Ash and encouraging him
>What is Dawn being worried, defending and showing faith in Ash during Byron
>What is Dawn being worried defending and showing faith in Ash during the last bit of the Paul battle
>What is Iris being worried, defending and showing faith in Ash during the Cameron battle
It will be a shame if Ash loses the league this time. Also because this is a 4-year gen, and Ash will be at the league in 2016 yet the gen won't end till 2017.
Unless the Z version game has some huge new sidequest for Ash to do, they have only the Elite 4 to cover.
how are we calling this thing again
it will be Ash Greninja vs Charizard X
I think Clemont, Korrina and Viola at some point really wanted to win.
Grant, Olympia and Ramos seemed to just have fun with it and kinda were just like let's see what this kid can do, especially Ramos with his more defense fighting style. Valerie seemed to just want to give Ash a challenging fight. I think it was mentioned she doesn't use Trick Room against everybody and if she does then she means business.
I think for all of them though they went all out with their tactics they use against challengers at his stage.
>forgetting Alain was the only one that got Ash's off his lazy back in the op
>Green coming back in the manga
>Charizard standing right behind him
>Mega Charizard Y shit coming in November alone with X and Mega Metagross
>Charizard reintroduced in BW for the first time after BF out of nowhere
>Charizard X featured in Origins
>Moar X in in the Acts
>No Y to be seen animated yet
>faggots still saying Ash won't get MegaZard Y
>Green coming back in the manga
This cemented it for me. Especially if he uses Mega Charizard which is a very high possibility. With the happenings in the manga+promotion shit it's a wonder why people are still fighting it because of >muh posta.
XY has been genuinely inspirational to me. Ash's "don't give up until the very end" motto is reflected in the show itself. After the fresh hell that was BW, I was fully prepared to never look twice at the show again. But look what I would've missed out on if I had given up. This has been an amazing ride, part of me never wants it to end. But another part of me wants it all to culminate, I want Ash to finally get his chance to become the Champion, I want him to get that much closer to being a true Pokemon Master. I want XY to reward Ash for all the shit the other seasons put him through, and by proxy, validate his "never give up" methods to the viewers.
If webm anon is around, would you be willing to do Pikachus ears going up and down as it learns that it won't be going to battle.
They both promote the same shit, even if the stories are different. With them bringing someone that hasn't really been relevant since Kanto back as randomly as this then something might be coming. Green literally was just random as hell, nothing foreshadowed him coming back. It would be like Paul coming back in XYZ.
I doubt Gary will appear in the XY anime. They would have made some mention of him if he would or been shown on the XYZ advertisements in some form.
With Tierno also having a Blastoise it really makes no reason for Gary to be showcased.
>Dawn cheered for a gym leader they just met
She cheered for them both. But again, selective memory on your part. Serena's concern and confident in Ash is nothing unique. Call me when there's actually legit Amour stuff like in XY90.
Gary has way more promotional value than Tierno though. Also, Shota wasn't on any material either. Green coming back wasn't foreshadowed anywhere so the anime can do the same.
I doubt they would do something like this though.
this tbh fam. It's inevitable now, really. Just a matter of when.
Giovanni better be good if he comes back. I forgot they kinda hyped him up in the beginning then stopped suddenly. I think this is possible.
Charizard Y is going to happen next year though, if not foreshadowed late this year.
I guess I bring it up because there was a scene in today's gym battle towards the end when Narutoad was about to unleash it's attack, but got paralyzed which gave Olympia a kind of "Oh, here's my chance to fuck this Pokemon up!" reaction.
That faggola here
How was the episode
Was the battle based
I don't even need to ask if you're hyped for next week do I
Also did that anon ever get a reply back from Playerking about the Pikachu movie episodes
>Important person in Japan gets hit with Gak, staining his suit and DISHONORING HIS COUNTRY
>one of the Z-Forms is nicknamed Squishy
>Gak is squishy
>no more Squishy
>everything is ruined
What a complete and utter waste.
ANY other time, ANY other gym and this would've been an awesome gym battle.
But they ruined it with all the meaningless Olympia foreshadowing and the B.S. showing of Ash Greninja in this episode.
Shouldn't have been in these two episodes. NOW we have to see Frogadier evolving arbitrarily for NO damn reason without purpose just for the sake of evolving.
I'm disappointed Tomioka. The battle was written well (except for one negative aspect), but the story sucked. Could've done without all the Ash Greninja foreshadowing, that honestly ruined the entire gym for me.
Frogadier could've evolved at least after defeating Meowstic, but no, now Frogadier's evolution is going to be meaningless, and pointless and just for the sake of giving Ash an evolution. Thank you Tomioka for not giving Ash what he deserved when he deserved it.
One negative aspect of the battle that I have to call out on though, was the meaningless paralyzed status. That absolutely did nothing to hinder Ash's victory over Olympia, and could've done without it. At least it could've been used to sacrifice Talonflame, if it was supposed to hinder Ash's victory. At the very least Frogadier could've done the SAME exact thing he did trying to protect Talonflame, we didn't need the pointless paralyzed status
Also Sycamore's inclusion into the episode was also pointless as well. No explanation for what Ash Greninja is.
I hate being wrong but this not how you write a good story. A good, decent, well written battle, yes, but not a story. You don't hype up Frogadier evolving and don't deliver when it actually mattered most.
I'm not looking for a meaningless evolution, but that's all we're going to get. Wasted opportunity wasted, a psychic gym no less. Now I am perfectly confident in saying Ash Greninja can stay the hell away from the gym battle against Wulfric.
I'm multitasking, cut me break.
>NOW we have to see Frogadier evolving arbitrarily for NO damn reason without purpose just for the sake of evolving.
>evolving arbitrarily for NO damn reason without purpose just for the sake of evolving.
>Frogadier could've evolved at least after defeating Meowstic, but no, now Frogadier's evolution is going to be meaningless, and pointless and just for the sake of giving Ash an evolution. Thank you Tomioka for not giving Ash what he deserved when he deserved it.
wow, what a big deal, totally has not happened before.
charmeleon only evolved to charizard because he was buttmad about aerodactyl, yet you don't make it a big deal about that.
I'm not surprised that Frogadier didn't evolve here: nothing really implied he would tbh. I was unimpressed by the Gym battle itself especially the Future Sight abuse, but Ash and Serena getting new Dexes was interesting
I have to disagree. Frogadier evolving during the battle would have been too awkward, and the only time it was appropriate was at the very end, which doesn't give much time to properly show him off.
Plus for not giving Frogadier the evolution here can only mean there's gonna be an even hyper moment for it to happen. If Talonflame evolved defending Ash against a Moltres, who knows what's in store for Greninja.
Secondly, the paralyzed status was there to add tension, as now there's a random element to overcome, and gives an opportunity for Ash and Frogadier to have a "steel resolve" moment.
I see where you're coming from, anon, but I think Ash-Greninja evolving with Team Flare watching is the better choice all around. It adds more depth to the story and a reason for Lysandre to keep an eye on him, hence Alain.
>Female Meowstic's voice
Jesus why is it in constant anger. It was kinda neat that through out most of the match the Meowstic kept their eyes closed and their ears open. (like the pokedex says they do when using their psychic abilities).
Why does Ash look so sexy when Iwane draws him? Is that the Ash Serena wakes up to every day? Instead of shitty pic related?
Honestly, the only good thing about todays gym battle was the animation.
The battle lacked the intensity... it was hard to get excited during the course of the battle. Too much downtime due to excessive talking combined with that dumb Pikachu plot. And I absolutely hate that Aerial Ace has been reduced to nothing but a boring white glowing fist instead of the full body attack we're used to.
It looked silly but at the same time it was a powerful and fun move. Can you imagine if it was simply Krookodile's fist glowing white instead? The XY version of Aerial Ace is so incredibly dull.
you keep parroting that shit ain't ya
it works in Frogadier because he uses his feet for that, it complements the attack much like how it complements Krookodile
but I probably am arguing with a stalebaiter considering the IP isn't unique (and has been talking to himself), now I feel stupid
>Liar! Leprechauns cant die. And I'm going to catch a Litleo! And I'll win the league!
>Sorry but my Lucky Charms are only for my future husband, Alain.
The paralysis fucked up several of his attacks, Ash eventually overcame the problem by having Frogadier ride on Talonflame so he didn't have to run around and potentially get paralyzed while running
man I can feel the salt
I love little details like Frogadier rolling on the ground after jumping to grab Talonflame. Iwane a best.
>have a huge heavy pokemon like Tyranitar
>have him stomping on the sidelines to distract the Gym Leader
>"he just likes doing that when he's excited" :^)
>obtain easy wins
LAUNCH ME FROGADIER