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.
>Citronic Gear On's music rips:
>Pokémon XY&Z trailer:
>Movie 19: Pokémon the Movie XY 3 [Summer 2016]
>Hoopa manga scanlation project
>XY&Z03: Mega Audino VS Giga Giga Meowth!! [Nov 12th]
>XY&Z04: Litleo and Pyroar! A Fiery Departure!! [Nov 19th]
>XY&Z05: Pikachu Dreams of Squishy! [Nov 26th]
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?
November 7th, A Trip Down Memory Train!
The Strongest Mega Evolution Act IV SUBS:
NEXT: POCKET MONSTERS XY&Z03: MEGA TABUNNE VS GIGA GIGA NYARTH!! (NOVEMBER 12TH)
>Joy and her assistant Tabunne get in a huge quarrel! What will Satoshi do? Also, if you participate in today's data broadcast, you will receive a universal serial code with which you can obtain a "level 100 Zygarde" in your video game.
>The woman Satoshi and his friends rescue in a forest turns out to be a slightly eccentric Joy who researches Mega Evolution. Satoshi and the others head to the Pokémon Center together with her, but they don't get to enter it! Apparently Joy's assistant Tabunne is angry at her for just leaving like that all the time. Satoshi and his friends do their best to make the two reconcile, but then the Rocket Gang shows up!
>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
>Hiroshi Tsuchida: Platane
>Chinatsu Akasaki: Joy
>Shiho Kokido: Tsutomu
>Miyako Ito: Chief Nurse
>Unsho Ishizuka: Narration
>"The three-week-straight data broadcast giveaway campaign"
>In today's data broadcast, a "universal serial code" for receiving a "level 100 Zygarde" in your Pocket Monsters X/Y/Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire" video game will be announced!
>*the exact timing of the "universal serial code" announcement varies by television.
>How to receive:
>Once the show has started, press the d-button on your remote to participate in the data broadcast. Then, use the button in the top right of the data broadcast screen to enter the screen where the "universal serial code" can be seen. Finally, enter the announced "universal serial code" in a Nintendo 3DS "Pocket Monsters X/Y/Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire" video game that's connected to the Internet to obtain the Pokémon.
POKÉMON NO UCHI ATSUMARU? EPISODE 6 (Nov 8th)
XY&Z04: Litleo and Pyroar! A Fiery Departure!! (Nov 19th)
>As Ash and his friends continue their journey, they witness a Litleo about to leave its pride in order to live on its own. However, in addition to Ash and his friends, a mysterious shadow has its eyes fixed on the Litleo as well.
XY&Z05: Pikachu Dreams of Squishy! (Nov 26th)
Zygarde eating the sun when?
In The Games Department
Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire - Shiny Yveltal
For those of you who have the Japanese Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire games, the next event has begun. This event offers a Shiny Yveltal, which has been unavailable up until now, and is released as part of a three week celebration commemorating the launch of the Pokémon XY & Z anime in Japan. This distribution is obtained via a shared Serial Code which was given with today's anime episode. The code is PUNICHAN and is usable once per game within the Mystery Gift "Receive via Code" option. It will be redeemable until January 12th 2016. It is to be followed by a Zygarde next week on November 12th
Yokai Watch -TV Tokyo '15/10/30(Fri) 18:30 - 28 minutes - 5.7%
Pocket Monsters XY&Z New Series 1 Hour Premiere Celebration Special '15/10/29(Thu) 19:00 - 58 minutes - 5.4%
It's their respective ratings.
However, video research had these numbers in its site. Pokemon didn't make into the top according to this shit.
番組名 放送局 放送日 放送開始-分数 番組平均
サザエさん フジテレビ '15/11/01(日) 18:30 - 30 14.5
ちびまる子ちゃん フジテレビ '15/11/01(日) 18:00 - 30 10.1
ドラえもん テレビ朝日 '15/10/30(金) 19:00 - 30 9.3
名探偵コナン 日本テレビ '15/10/31(土) 18:00 - 30 9.3
クレヨンしんちゃん テレビ朝日 '15/10/30(金) 19:30 - 24 8.5
ワンピース フジテレビ '15/11/01(日) 9:30 - 30 8.1
金田一少年の事件簿R 日本テレビ '15/10/31(土) 17:30 - 30 7.3
妖怪ウォッチ テレビ東京 '15/10/30(金) 18:30 - 28 5.7
ドラゴンボール超 フジテレビ '15/11/01(日) 9:00 - 30 5.6
アニメおさるのジョージ NHKEテレ '15/10/31(土) 8:35 - 25 4.7
Did they miss some series in the top 10 or was Pokemon in another category??
My understanding is that it was counted as a standalone TV program rather than a regular episode of Pokemon, and as such wasn't included on the list.
Those movie premiere specials where they air last year's movie and some other material don't get counted as episodes either.
>Blue is even mad in special
However, former Pokemon tv specials (XY Premiere, XY021 + BWS2 DA Iris' Special, XY029&30 and Pikachu special) did appear in the anime list. I think there's something wrong in the video research list or in the 2ch leak.
Why does everyone seem to change clothes by throwing the clothes that they were wearing into the air?
>Yatterman has sown his superhero suit on the inside of his regular clothes
>"transforms" by tossing his clothes off into the air with so much force they turn inside out, then makes them land on him again
You don't get much more based than that
Talented, extremely lewd, rivalries
but they actually care about each other deep down.
Xerosic is basically Dr Robotnik.
ALL SYSTEMS, FULL POWERRRRR
So imagine if this was a Pokemon version, lyrics changing according to subject matter, but the tune and melody the same. Whose character spotlight would this ED be?
What imagery would it show? If it covers past and even future events that weren't ever shown in the show, what would it show?
Be original for once and say something besides Serena. Pls don't say Caitlyn
Reminder that Dr. Robotnik literally did nothing wrong, and that Sonic is an eco-terrorist and luddite.
>gauntlet of TF Admins between the gang and Xerosic
>"See if you can make it through here, Satoshi!"
>Xerosic presses the button to activate the Ultimate Weapon
>"GET A LOAD OF THIS!"
Valerie, you can even keep the space imagery, because she's literally an ayyy lmao.
No, seriously, I read something somewhere about how she literally was supposed to be an alien at one point in development. Internet BS or legit? It still doesn't change the fact she's wonderful...
Reminder that she once looked like this. Just look at that confident face and that beautiful long hair with bow in it. 10/10 waifu material.
Can I get some BonniexMeowth pics
Quilladin an unfaithful husbando just like Tierno. Bunnelby a babysitter and Ash a Serena's husbando.
Will he ever comeback?
He was a great character..
"What if Flare takes Greninja from Ash and uses it with those Stones that work the Ultimate Weapon? Ash charges in right before Greninja is completely absorbed and the energy crosses their dna."
Some fag said this. Thoughts?
What did Serena call her modifications to the pouchette here? I got a feeling that it had a special name.
>"The Japanese language doesn't have words to identify gender."
Bulbapedo is an expert after all.
Wait, what are you doing? Why must you make all the lolis cry by Alan's hands? What did they ever do to you?
>still being delusional enough to think Ash isn't going to lose the league, dump his mons except Pikachu and move to another region with a different girl
Your tears are going to be delicious when this inevitably happens.
Only if the next season has a non-white main girl.
True but Serena is no longer worth it alone to watch the show for, XY&Z will bring interesting battles and story development. Serena will never be the same again so you can't get too attached to her.
WHO HYPED FOR TEAM FLARE MERCHANTS?
If they will battle Team Rocket... It will be race war of the century! Get ready for the White Tomorrow!
If you're talking about differences with him, isn't the existence of Satoshi-Gekkouga already different?
The first half of the thread has a decent amount of discussion.
Tired shitposting always happens, unfortunately. Just ohase it out.
The episode was fun, but there wasn't that much plot related shit to talk about.
In fact, i expected this to be the start of a breathtaking journey...
Fuck, quilladin? litleo? Seriously? Episodes without relevance and, to make it worse, episodes about shitmons.
Our time is already small, too little time for too much things that can happen. Why the fuck are they doing this?
Their padding to recover the budget they've blown for four episodes straight.
Let them showcase all the unshowcased Pokemon now as fast as they can so that they won't clutter the arc when it starts focusing on the main players again (Ash, Greninja, Zygarde, Alain, Team Flare).
I'm sure there is a list somewhere.
>Is this wrong I want to see Max x Bonnie?
Yes, yes it is.
Pokemon without a proper episode showing
Honedge*+, Doublade*, Aegislash*
Bergmite and Avalugg*
* = movie appearance
+ = brief appearance
If we don't count the movies, then reuniclus has only appeared twice in the anime. Both times it only had a few seconds of screentime in which it got 1HKO'd by ash's boldore and virgil's glaceon
>had tons of "mini-arcs" and rivals, as well as one important plot to tell
>not enough time to showcase the new pokemon
>not even enough time to showcase the rivals
>they all get BTFO with one-hit KOs, some of them don't even face their rivals
Y-Yeah, who would want to lick that Snivy.
It's been two weeks and there was a little Amour for four-five episodes straight two weeks ago.
My dear, how I'm going to enjoy when this thing begins to crumble.
Enjoy it while it can! Like people like Adamant, CGO, sicboyr and others are doing!
Because when this ends you'll cry for days
>already back in his lab
>left Manon in that smelly institute still broken-hearted
>now the only who could possibly comfort her is an evil megalomaniac
I never thought I'd see the day a stalebaiter would end up broken so badly.
>Bonnie willingly turning around for Sycamore
>cutest thing in this entire goddamn episode
>Dedenne then feels sorry afterwards after hurting Puni-chan's feelings
That's what makes him so good. Of course, he's leaving out that his "peace" will come about as a result of the genocide of humanity and Pokémon, but that is pretty much a "true from a certain point of view" kind of thing. He's never lied to Alan about his orders.
>Pikachu in the title card
I don't get it.
>nearly running over you target of affection
Now that's what I call
Actually pretty funny, on account of how unexpected this was.
>puni-chan basically playing the straight man
>try to console Quilladin despite its detestable first impression and trying to beat the shit out of them
>it acts like a total faggot
That faggola here
God damn that Joy's a QT
How was the episode
Was it alright
Anything productive happen
Are you hype for next week
why the fuck wouldn't you be
I forgot to ask last week, is the OP based?
>as the series progresses serena's battles get less and less impressive
>yfw she eventually battles magikarps and it will still get interrupted
Even Bunnelby is scared.
It was all right, pretty cute and funny, but nothing special.
Yes, Eevee knows Double Team and we're going to see Sycamore again soon
I'm always hype for qt waifus, especially qt Joys
The OP is based as fuck, where have you been?
Yeah, at least we're getting VS screens from this episode.
>they get less and less impressive
>suddenly Hinata out of nowhere as she tries battling Lysandre to defend Ash >Serena pulls all the Hinata stops with Ash then going Naruto on it all
Jesus fuck Dedenne really is the goddamn highlight of this episode.
>caring about eevee's evolution
I know my english isn't perfect, by... That doesn't sounds very logical.
having a bad japonese name isn't a good reason to not want it.
Damn, Ash is mad.
Enjoy it, XY&Z1 is breddy gud
XY&Z2 can definitely wait until subs, it's not 100% filler since we learn new things about Squishy and Sycamore and Eevee, but you're not missing much by waiting until subs come out
>you're not living your life correctly
>even motherfucking Dedenne outclassed Eevee in doing shit
>yfw it will be probably wait all the way until the Drapion episode for it to UNLEASH THE THUNDAH again
The wait is killing me.
What a cutie.
>dat sigh of relief
XY89: Ash/Pikachu yell like Serena/Pikachu yell
XY90: Shauna and Ash focus shot when Serena's behaving peculiarly
XY91: Ash focus shot when Serena does well
XY92: callback to XY40
XY93: Serena gym focus like in every other gym
Bonnie has done everything in this ED other than kissing the damn thing, which by all accounts should be the natural thing to do.
Who the fuck are these people?
I fucking love cameos.
I'll give you XY90 and 93. Yelling out a characters name is never impressive given it's done all the time. You're reaching with XY91, and XY92 wasn't really Amour as it was just to re-estalblish how Ash is as a character with his Pokemon.
But she's already been defiled by Puni-chan so she can't do something pure like kissing anymore.
As well as Stingers.
Next episode seems promising.
>You're reaching with XY91
It's a literal focus shot. If it were a group shot then you'd have a point.
>XY92 wasn't really Amour as it was just to re-estalblish how Ash is as a character with his Pokemon.
It's also how Serena takes Ash's words to heart.
Dayum, Professor is one smooth operator.
>It's a literal focus shot. If it were a group shot then you'd have a point.
Him just going "Yatta" when she succeeds isn't a big deal anon. Again, things like XY90 were legit, and irrefutable.
His going "Yatta" with Serena could be seen along the same lines as Ash getting focused when Dawn failed her contest. He cares, but just because it gets focus doesn't really point to anything more. Yet
Yeah, episode was all over the place, and if, this is the case will filler episodes presumably trying to split the focus with the Pokemon being featured and Puni-chan, then we have a long plowing ahead us.
I hope Sycamore delivers interesting exposition. Don't know what to expect from the Litleo episode but after that one we should be in the clear until the end of the year, especially if the Venusaur/Greninja episodes really are a two-parter at Sanpei's village.
Of course he's not lucky. He's happy he has a waifu.
Nah, they're pretty happy with one another without rushing it.
>without rushing it
They're not even moving it
What, nobody remembers the young Jenny from DP? Then you'll just forget Joy just as fast.
XY007: Beta Serena
XY013: Beta Serena
XY021: Beta Serena
XY025: Beta Serena
XY026: Beta Serena
XY031: Beta Serena
XY040: Beta Serena
XY059: Beta Serena
XY080: Beta Serena
>b-but muh I won't lose either
XY090 Still Beta Serena
XY044: Generic Worry
XY058: Generic Worry
XY067: Generic Worry
XY070: Generic Worry
XY074: Generic Worry
XY093: Generic Worry
You know what, guys?
I recalled how autistic once we were with wishing that Ash could get redesign to look like MegaZard Y and shit?
Today it hit me
Ash already looks somewhat like Greninja that white zipper line? Just like Greninja torso front, just thinnier white strips on sleeves? Make sleeves longer and now they resemble those dots on Greninja arms body color scheme? already there all what GreninjAsh changes is just adjusting the designs to match perfectly
It already was there
it was there the entire time
just like /m/Zygarde already is in games
hats off gentlemen, we hype now
Nice picture, the new opening is so good, i want the full version of the song
Since this episode had romance undertone, I expected Ash to be retarded about it like the Cottonee episode from BW, which certainly did not seem to be the case today.
Guess XY Ash is too cool for that.
Ash is like Goku. He needs a sweet maiden like Serena (Chi-Chi) to be his bride and teach him about love.
Hopefully Serena doesn't turn into a Tiger Mom and force their kid to study all the time like Chi-Chi did with Gohan.
To be fair, he's been shown as having SOME understanding.
Just not a lot.
Oh, random credit note: Daiki Tomiyasu has been credited as "assistant director" for both XY&Z1 and 2 now. This isn't a position the series has used before, but I guess it's possible Based Director now has a permanent assistant? We'll have to see if he pops up credited as this for every episode from here on.
Ash seems more like he got his understanding of love and marriage from sappy love movies his mother would watch. He knows what a bride is and has shown some level of understanding when it happens between certain Pokémon, but there are still loose ends and he never would think to apply the critical thinking needed to think about his own place in the concept.
Basically, he needs a mother-son talk about the topic.
>yfw we get a scene like this when Ash brings Serena to Kanto and Delia gets to watch in detail how the two behave around each other
>Delia teaches them how Pokemon make eggs
>mfw Gouguru was a prophet all along
That's precisely what I'm saying.
A 10-year-old boy's understanding of love doesn't go past the sappy, stereotypical chick flick version of it, and 10-year-old boys never think about love relating to themselves. It's still that "cooties" stage, essentially.
>implying Delia watches sappy love movies
She always struck me as liking thrillers the most.
She's the kind of person who would binge a season of 24 in a day, despite having an adrenaline washout after constant adrenaline pumps 2/3 through.
>mfw no less than three close-ups of Mary's Arceus pendant, which amounted to her breasts taking up literally the entire screen
If you have the chance to see Hoopa in an actual cinema, take it. The small screen won't do it justice the way the big screen does. Even if it's the dub, it's worth it for the big screen experience.
Nigga, that happens at like 6-8. Or maybe I just went to an odd series of schools. The cooties thing didn't even happen here. For sure, boys do think about love relating to themselves at 10. It's just it's not in the same form we see in girls of the same age. That's all.
Also, 10 year old boys don't watch sappy chick flicks. You were saying Delia watched them. Make up your damn mind.
Not quite that far, more like...
>"Ash... do you know what 'love' is?"
>"Yeah, it's [insert sappy, cringe-worthy description here]"
>"Well, yes, I guess to some people, but that's only the really, really big-picture idea. I'm talking about when someone makes you feel [insert Delia giving a more nuanced, personal-level description here]. Do you know the kind of feeling I'm talking about?"
>"Uh, I guess, but why are you telling me this?"
>"Well, does anybody you know make you feel that way?"
>Ash becomes visibly uncomfortable
>"There's nothing to be ashamed of. Go on, I'm your mother, you can trust me!"
[insert more cute shit here]
I'm talking about the kind of movie where you (or Ash) would see your mother watching while you went to get a drink out of the fridge and roll your eyes at before walking back to your room, hence the idea of Ash seeing it but Delia watching it.
>>"Well, does anybody you know make you feel that way?"
>>Ash becomes visibly uncomfortable
>>"There's nothing to be ashamed of. Go on, I'm your mother, you can trust me!"
Certainly not Serena
Also kids who spend more time locked in their room obsessing about something, like, say, the Pokémon League, rather than socially interacting with their peers would naturally have delays in things like this.
You've seen Barza (Baraz) in the trailer, typical TPCi male voice. Mary (Murae?) is OK. Hoopa isn't too bad, though Alley-Hoopa-Ring gets on your nerves more than Odemashi did. Unbound Hoopa's voice is not good though, and there's plenty of rhyming from Team Rocket.
Most people here know that Serena will probably leave.
Though I've seen some arguments like "If the writers know they are getting rid of Serena anyway, why would they "build up" a romance for Ash?"
And really, that can be easily answered with "they wanted to do it to get more viewers."
No shorts. The ending song was OK, but it wasn't memorable, and Tweedia is better in every conceivable way.
The Hoopa short is airing on TV in Canada next Saturday though, akongside the movie.
The dub was better than anything Wayland put out, and is certainly not as bad as most of their XY series dubs. They may have put more effort in than usual after the not very good reception to the dubbing in that first trailer.
yeah but that's not what I'm worried about
I'm more worried about the TV version
M17 was fucked up because of all the cuts and commercials in between
I don't doubt they'll do the same with M18
then again I don't think they do that in Canada
Not really, my friend of African-American extraction, obsessions don't automatically mean exclusion of other considerations.
Plus we have no evidence Ash was a social outcast. The only thing we know is that he was in constant competition with Gary.
Fair enough. Then again, maybe I and my peers were early bloomers. Maybe it has to do with where you live and your environment.
>forces they can't comprehend
Old Lady is impressed by Serena in Master Class, even though she didn't win. Invites her to some promotional even that is in the opposite direction. Serena wants to stay with Ash but follow her dream. Ash convinces her on the latter. They say goodbye. Until her next cameo. Then goodbye forever.
Speaking of love I just watched this recently. It was