yep, it's when the digimon evolve to their mega/final form. don't know how to webm
bulbasaur : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63dwLc_JdKE
squirtle : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko6o1dExSzM
charmander : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsXXvZd2of0
looking for zygarde core
I don't watch the anime (any more, I think I dropped out at around the Battle Frontier arc).
I can't take it seriously as long as Ash is the main character. He was the main character already when I was in primary school; his design has only changed for the worse since, and if he's now presented as “cool” it's a total joke seeing how utterly incompetent he was for a whole decade and a half of still making beginner mistakes and not deveolping the least.
Fucking BW nothing, for all the faults that season has, the Pokedex isn't one. The guy posting the dex gifs is dumb, he's been scanning the same Pokemon in every fucking region, just like we do in the games. It's not like he doesn't recognize them either.
Ash has to have scanned Growlithe like 14 times already.
nigga there's a reason people refer to this Ash as XY Ash, he is far above his older incarnations that he might as well been a different character
But he isn't a different character, that's my point. He still looks the same he did 16 years ago except his clothes look worse now.
If anything, him suddenly being competent is too radical a change. One day an idiot, the other day a smogonfag.
They should either have replaced him, or written one or two story arcs where he's forced to take battling more seriously and to git gud to explain this shift.
But as far as I know there was no such thing, so now all of a sudden this former retard has epic battles with dynamic camera perspectives and fancy special effects. It just comes across as cringy.
a character isn't defined by his looks anon
also what, the only time he was an idiot is in OS and BW, in AG he is showing signs of competence and he became one in DP, and we're not even talking his character himself, who went from being a brat into a total cool old bro
so no it reflects on ignorance on the character
hey, at least for a legacy character he actually changes his personality for the best, you can't say that against someone like say... Goku
I didn't watch DP any more, so I can't comment on that. It's rather meaningless if he then lapsed into his usual stupidity again in the following seasons though.
>a character isn't defined by his looks anon
In a visual medium like anime, looks are part of a character though. And if he looks identical to a character who is canonically himself, and who was until very recently a lot dumber, then the sudden jump (or rebound) to a competent trainer comes across as mary-sue-ish. The stupid kid suddenly got good and now he's cool and strong and uses a cool ninja frog! That's character progression for children.
there's a reason BW is ignored
and he does change his appearance from time to time, and his actions too
him being a veteran is even a plot point in XY
It is? Huh.
Well, I'll withdraw my premature judgement then (but still won't watch it because I'm just too biased against him and because
Serena with short hair is pig disgusting). Thanks for the input.