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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    Well, that misses the point of that entire sequence. One being the whole "nothing we do is a waste of time", two being a callback to XY 7, and three, most importantly, the fact that while Serena won easily, she still went after the one lone Rhyhorn that approached no one, showcasing the...
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    Gee, it's almost like you can get an idea from things not related to your profession...it's almost like Serena didn't get the idea of how to incorporate Eevee's dancing from Tierno's dance battling style... Regardless of how you feel, though, it was explicitly stated in text as checking out...
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    Um......you do know all of XYZ was crammed together because they only had a year left and a lot of it needed to be devoted to other major plotlines that took half that year right? They didn't rush the goal because they couldn't do anything but because they actually didn't have the time to do...
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    It wasn't about being more secure in herself. It was about her literally choosing to not give up when the going got rough. Her choosing to dirty herself to save Fennekin, or not giving up when the going gets rough, literally correlates directly to her arc in this case. I feel like you're both...
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    Let me get this straight...an episode about Serena overcoming an obstacle placed before her (i.e. getting dirty to save Fennekin), something that she habitually is noted to fail, doesn't count because it's not brought up later. That is literally part of her character arc. It wasn't a phobia. It...
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    Um...it was addressed. XY 21, the Pokevision episode, quite literally had Serena confront something she hated and worked through it. This was literally the start of her entire arc in a nutshell. And I never said it can't apply to other characters, but you literally can't make an arc about...
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    That's...not how it works. And even if it was, Serena's arc still developed in the first place. She literally goes through moments countless times where she gives up, or is forced to power through situations she would usually give up on. She has a whole episode dedicated to understanding that...
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    Yes, Lillie, whose greatest accomplishments were...getting her memory back in a situation outside of her control and crying to activate a compass after her brother did all the work. That's literally the exact opposite of active. In fact, outside of Serebii and Twitter, most people look at Lillie...
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    Imagine thinking a slow-burn character who you need to have a bit of patience to watch their arc come to fruition means the writer doesn't have a plan for them.
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    A character doesn't need a ton of focus episodes in order to develop. The difference between Serena and Dawn and May is that she is a slow-burn character. Her development is slow to come, stews in the background for a while, and then usually has a positive result. Koharu is a similar character...
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    That's because you repeatedly confuse "character arc" with "goal arc". A character does not necessarily need to have a goal to have an arc. Serena's arc began in Episode 1 when we saw she hated Rhyhorn Racing and wanted to get away from it, and wanted to give up after spending only a few...
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    Which companion did you feel like the writers didn’t have a clear plan for?

    I'm gonna be that guy. Max, Mallow and Lillie post year 1. Koharu is a maybe. I like where she's going, but the payoff matters as much as everything else and I don't know if they've provided enough evidence to definitively say they know what they're doing or are just going along until they...
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    What is the Best and Worst Version of Ash's Pikachu?

    How do you not see it? The placement of Pikachu's eyes are extremely different compared to past series on a very consistent basis, especially where his whites sit. And it stands out because they reverted Pikachu's design back in the current series. (for reference, the farthest left is DP...
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    What is the Best and Worst Version of Ash's Pikachu?

    For me overall, best Pikachu really just ranges from Johto to XY, since he was largely unchanged and I appreciated that he was the leader and big brother, plus that gradual increase in peak strength. Worst Pikachu is Kanto because...I mean, he was kind of a jerk. Though in general, not as much...
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    Has the Strength of "Unbeatable" Trainers been reduced by the Anime in Recent Times?

    While I agree with the fact that Ash has gotten stronger, and thus they do not seem as insurmountable as they once did, there is something to be said for the current era definitely not holding to the last. By which I mean the strategies employed by these upper level trainers remain fairly basic...
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