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Old 08-12-2018, 02:37 PM   #51
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So I know a lot of you have either:

A) Not watched the show for years
B) Missed parts
C) Just started with Alola

I mean, The Simpsons is one of the only shows I can think of out-running this Monster-pun intended. With that said: here is a youtube link to an EXCELLENT video showing all of Ash's Pokemon to this date:


Crap! I can't find the video for the life of me. Forgive the error, I was sleep deprived and had a brain fart while multi-tasking when that link was posted.

None of them are as good, but just look up that subject matter in youtube, there are decent ones, include Alola in the search.

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Old 08-12-2018, 02:55 PM   #52
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You needed to fix that link AK!

Also, I thought the most recent episodes were nice, although not as memorable as SM's best.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:43 PM   #53
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The final episode of the Pokemon anime and the beginning of the rapture:

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Connect to the Future! Legend of the Radiant One!!
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:38 AM   #54
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SM090

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Absolutely horrible and a real gutpunch.

Lately, the series has been a massive anti-climax. When I started SM (with the Brock/Misty episode) it was really awesome, and most of the S1 battles were like that. But lately...yeesh. Even if SM is great with the slice-of-life aspects and has managed its characters well, the lack of good battles or even satisfying resolution to conflicts like this is just distasteful.

First the Mimikyu episode with the horrible Electroweb arsepull, now this. So unceremonious.


Poster's out for the new season. BE WARNED! Big spoilers.

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Obviously what stands out here is Ash getting an Eevee. An ugly one, but this is absolutely massive and a clear LGPE tie-in. Brock and Misty returning is portent of the series returning to Kanto.

And there is Ash's Kryptonite, Hau and his Dartrix, the inevitable Alola champion.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:46 AM   #55
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On the one hand ...

>"NEW POKÉMON!"
>an Eevee
>"NEW FRIENDS!"
>Brock and Misty
>"NEW ADVENTURES!"
>the same old Sun & Moon



On the other hand ...

>"NEW POKÉMON!"
>Team Rocket gets a Stufful? Also, Ash's Eevee probably evolves into the newest Eeveelution
>"NEW FRIENDS!"
>so I hear you guys didn't have Hau in the anime until now ...
>"NEW ADVENTURES!"
>I mean, it's hard to argue with the fact that new episodes constitute new adventures

So I dunno. The poster makes me laugh, but I realize the laughter is also kinda limited in its justification.
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:22 PM   #56
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New opening revealed something *shocking*

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Following a montage of Ash's Pokemon and their "rivals", we get a battle between Pikachu and Zeraora.

I don't find this surprising since Marshadow has also made an appearance in Alola. The opening song makes reference to the Rainbow Feather (which was central to the story of I Choose You!).

Can you blame me if I dare to dream there's some connection between the AU and Alola?
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:07 AM   #57
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So I don't know what episode this came from, just that this was a thing that happened.

That moment when the Pokémon anime references Utena of all things...
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:08 PM   #58
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I didn't realize that was Mao at first because where did her long hair go? I was checking in to see if it was actually a different character making a debut. Mao has another role in the play so it's a bit surprising to see.

This is also the episode where Mamane finally takes responsibility after sleeping with Steenee, and marries her as a (now legal) Tsareena!
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:05 AM   #59
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And even now they haven't dealt with the dreaded cheek mouth.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:46 PM   #60
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Finally can hear Ishizuka's replacement in the anime...not the same, but probably by intent. You can't replace him, though Sugita does a good fake.

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Old 11-05-2018, 06:22 PM   #61
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Some details about the Stufful that appears in the season poster:

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Apparently, Team Rocket successfully steal it from Aether Paradise.


This adds to the legend of SM TR, the most powerful and competent version of TR ever. While the season has been cruel to some fans, for TR fans it's been the golden goose.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:35 PM   #62
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This adds to the legend of SM TR, the most powerful and competent version of TR ever.
The smartest and most capable Team Rocket has ever been was in the first season of Best Wishes. They were cunning, serious, and frequently successful. They weren't comic relief. They weren't bumbling idiots. They weren't running a frickin' food stand like in SM and getting themselves hilariously kidnapped by a creepy Bewear every episode. Ash could never blast them off with his Pikachu & other Pokémon's attacks -- even in defeat, the BW Rockets would gracefully skirt out of harm's way and sail off on their jet packs, calmly and under their own volition.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:04 PM   #63
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BW TR is a shining example of "all bark, no bite". They don't have any feats and you have to asterisk anything they did because they were ultimately bullying a dumb Ash.

SM TR has to menace SM Ash, who is every bit as skilled as XY Ash. Their portrayal and defeats are pretty organic, or when not are very funny. They don't appear in every episode and aren't antagonists in every episode. I can't imagine a time where they lose because of infuriating incompetence, like a robot running out of electricity or something.

And say what you will about their honeymitsu stand...they build that brand from a disguise into one of the preeminent businesses on Melemele Island!
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:50 PM   #64
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I hope SM100 doesn't disappoint in the way Ultra Necrozma did.

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The Lightning that Blocks Wind! Its Name is Zeraora!!


Like the opening spoiled, this will be his rematch with Pikachu. Something like this hasn't happened since DP so that's pretty cool.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:58 PM   #65
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Is it OK to be excited about Sun/Moon again?

SM100 trailer

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Ash is battling Alolan Tobias and his Zeraora in the Ultra Ruin, Guzzlord's homeword.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:35 PM   #66
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Jun Fukuyama is voicing Hau.

*sprays diet soda*
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SM must be the anti-internet season. I could have sworn BW was supposed to be this, but BW did a lot of cool things, not a number of things to deliberately piss off internet-only fans.

SM097!

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Ash loses his Grassium Z, so Rowlet eats an Everstone and is able to use Bloom Doom with it. It tries to learn Bullet Seed from the Pikipek flock, but since it can't it learns Bullet Seed instead.

This annoyed a LOT of people because it means Rowlet will never evolve into Decidueye, and confirmed Ash's final Alola team will have at least one unevolved Pokemon.
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People were making incest jokes long before today's episode, but now I think this region is going to be permanently stereotyped as the inbred boonies.

What's worse, in the SM game, Mohn looks like Lusamine.

Does this mean Delia is going to win the Ashbowl somehow?
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SM 100: Whatever

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Dia, as it turns out, is adult Ash from another dimension. Instead of Pikachu, he has Zeraora. His universe's version of the Ultra Guardians were unable to stop Guzzlord when it appeared, and Guzzlord devoured the planet.

And Pikachu lost to Zeraora. Of course.
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SM 102

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Brock and Misty are back.

Nostalgic parts

-Played the first Pokemon theme song during the battle vs. Team Rocket scene
-Team Rocket actually blasts off with a twinkle instead of being rescued
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So the episode titles have spoiled a lot with regard to future events:

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Popplio is evolving into Brionne
Charjabug is evolving into Vikavolt
Gladion is getting a Dragon-type (probably Kommo-o)
Mao is probably catching a Shaymin



It looks like all of Ash's classmates will be getting ~2 Pokemon, which leads me to wonder what Lillie will be getting.

I've said it before, and I'll say it right now - Torracat is evolving into Incineroar. Here is the evidence why:

-Smash U's Incineroar has Revenge, a random move not usually associated with Incineroar. HOWEVER, Ash's Torracat learned Revenge prior to Incineroar's announcement in Nintendo Direct. No other Incineroar in the anime or movies has this move, and Sakurai tends to take his fight profiles from the movies or anime, NOT the games.

-Smash U's Incineroar is voiced by Unshou Ishizuka, who originated the role in M20. Generally, Pokemon CVs will voice all members of a Pokemon's species UNLESS there are multiple recurring ones. Yuji Ueda voiced Ash's Sceptile and Shota's Sceptile, which implied Ash's Sceptile would not appear in XY&Z. Meanwhile, Kukui's Incineroar is voiced by Toru Sakurai, implying that another Incineroar (voiced by Ishizuka) would appear at some point.

This means that Ash's entire team for the Alola League will consist of nothing but so-called "shillmons", Pokemon chosen for their advertising/marketing potential:

-Dusk Lycanroc
-Incineroar
-Rowlet

No Water-types in this lineup so I'm hoping we get Naganadel and Greninja to round out the team!
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Waaaaaaaaaaaahh!!

This anime CAN be good if it tries. ;_;

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Shaymin came to Mao because of her heart's sincere gratitude, toward her mother for everything she was to her.
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That feel when the Alolan Pokemon League will look less like the Kalos Pokemon League and more like SM OU.

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Ash with Melmetal
Dia with Zeraora
Mao with Shaymin
Gladion with Silvally
Lillie with freaking Magearna


Alola is utterly bonkers now. I think the people watching this weekly have been numb to how crazy this is in the context of the franchise itself.
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Wooo! That was great!

I guess we know who's the strongest in Alola, now!
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SM Ash is way dumber than BW Ash.
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