No, I mean it would have been black humour for Ash to ask if Stoutland's doing fine when it died in front of Litten earlier.
I wouldn't say that has anything to do with it. Art style and animation quality are two different things. The Sun/Moon anime has a different art style but the animation quality is as good in general as its ever been.It is obvious they said 'f*ck it' and poured all of their money into the movie leaving a minimal amount for the actual anime.
Well I was mostly jokingI wouldn't say that has anything to do with it. Art style and animation quality are two different things. The Sun/Moon anime has a different art style but the animation quality is as good in general as its ever been.
Well I was mostly joking
The fact that Sun and Moon anime utilizes a simpler art style does make for good animation but it also means less money to be spent on said art, meaning that money can be invested in something else (like this movie, especially since it marks the 20th anniversary and they wanna go all out).
I do think that the new art style is mostly there for animation purposes, but the cynic in me tells me it's also because it seems cheaper somehow. Maybe I'm wrong.
I thought Rockruff's sense of smell was off so it kept taking them to different areas that had a familiar scent to Rowlet and Popplio but didn't quite track them down until they were nearby.
The only way I can see this happening is if they do something similar to Rockruff where Ash helps with Popplio's training to make a strong enough balloon. Then, with Lana's dream fulfilled, she'll decide to give Popplio to Ash because she thinks he'll be able to unlock its full potential or something. I personally don't want this scenario to come true, but that's the most likely way I can see it happening.
I'm excusing Ash for forgetting something like that this one time since I think Rockruff is his first dog pokémon. Plus, in the past, he would normally use Flying types such as Pidgeotto, Swellow, Talonflame, etc. to find missing pokémon.No, apparently it didn't occur to Ash to use his dog to sniff out Rowlet and Popplio until Rockruff itself picked up on a scent and Rotomdex mentioned Rockruff has a strong sense of smell. Then Rockruff followed Rowlet and Popplio's scents to the places where they had been. It appears Rockruff heard Rowlet, Popplio, and Litten scream when they were caught in the net (SM15 proved Rockruff has a very good sense of hearing).