Thanks for keeping it real in the anime threads. We need more level-headed and rational people in the fandom (or perhaps people who can make actual arguments and points about why SM/BW was such a terrible series lmao).
Tbh, I didn't watch much of DP, I just pointed this out because apparently it's the fandom favorite. I watched XY after taking a long break since OS, and I was displeased on how the companions were treated overall to the point I made a fanfic to defy the show status quo, nothing about which series is better to me.
It's strangely cat themed but I like it. Meowth is a Pokemon that hasn't been featured much in Pokespecial. I only recall seeing it in that chapter where Red is helping Prof. Oak get all the Pokemon back to his lab. So Meowth is welcomed, even if a new version of it. As for Litten, it comes as no surprise given the starter pattern.
It's funny that you mention Chesnaught because while I do like it, the Pokemon Elections have it listed as the least popular starter. Even Emboar and Meganium beat it out by a decent margin I believe. ...And I lost to Cherubi. ;_;
For me it's probably Gen V => Gen VII -> Gen VI -> Gen III -> Gen II -> Gen I -> Gen IV
Agreed. I really love all the starters this generation! They might just tie with Gen V as my favorite sets of starters (although I do like Kalos' as well)! Even Incineroar looks very awesome animated and shows its heel wrestler origin very well!
Primarina is probably my new favorite Water starter. I have always loved Swampert but its design is sooo perfect imo that it's hard to not use it in Moon!
Wait Sparkling Aria actually damages the foe? I mean I know the site days it's a special move but still. That said if it is indeed another kind of Smelling Salts, all they need to do is give it Serene Grace!
(I have only looked at the starters and nothing else. Not even the other Guardian deities. :I )