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April 13th: SM22 - Beware of Shovels!!!

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Spyro39

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Sounds like one of those "horror" episodes featuring a Ghost-type Pokemon. And while they're mostly filler, they are entertaining to watch the main characters get spooked out. I wonder how many exaggerated expressions are we going to see, and how creative are they going to get?
 

Rock Captain 99

Following the dreams!!
I don't think ash would catch sandygast. May be a lana capture?
 

345ash-greninja

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I don't think ash would catch sandygast. May be a lana capture?

Lana has an interest in Water types, so she most probably won't catch Sandygast.
 

Rock Captain 99

Following the dreams!!
Lana has an interest in Water types, so she most probably won't catch Sandygast.

Sandygast is a beach based pokemon. Lana could very well get it. We have always seen that even a type specialist trainer catches many pokemon which don't have their preferred typing. Look at brock, iris, clemont. They all caught pokemon which were not rock, dragon or electric respectively.
 

Spyro39

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Sandygast is a beach based pokemon. Lana could very well get it. We have always seen that even a type specialist trainer catches many pokemon which don't have their preferred typing. Look at brock, iris, clemont. They all caught pokemon which were not rock, dragon or electric respectively.

What is the point of Lana catching Sandygast anyway? What good reason would she have to let it join her team?
 
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Rock Captain 99

Following the dreams!!
What is the point of Lana catching Sandygast anyway? What good reason would she have to let it join her team?

The same reason with which iris caught emolga, clemont caught chespin, brock caught zubat, pineco, croagunk and others.
 

satobato

Pokemon master
Lana will not catch it.Ash has very high probability to catch it
 

345ash-greninja

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Sandygast is a beach based pokemon. Lana could very well get it. We have always seen that even a type specialist trainer catches many pokemon which don't have their preferred typing. Look at brock, iris, clemont. They all caught pokemon which were not rock, dragon or electric respectively.

Ah, fair enough. I guess then it's a possibility. But I don't know why I'm having a feeling that Sandygast would just be a POTD.
 

Frozocrone

Miraculous!
Sounds like filler, but also sounds like Sandyghast, so a beach episode maybe.
 

Locormus

Can we please get the older, old forum back?
There's been consecutive capture episodes before. Ash caught Fletchling one episode after catching Froakie, and let's not forget there were four consecutive episodes in which Ash caught stuff in Kanto- Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and Krabby, in that order. I'm not saying Ash is gonna get a Sandygast, in this episode or otherwise, but I am saying it's too soon to eliminate the possibility.

Don't forget that back-to-back teamchanges (as well as gym-based evolutions) were quite common during Best Wishes as well: Oshawott and Tepig, Scraggy and Sewaddle, Tranquill and Swadloon (since they never aired BW23/24) and Emolga (since they retconned the Basculin-episode out of order), Palpitoad and Stunfisk in the same episode and Roggenrola two episodes afterwards. Leavanny evolved and after the Fossil-2parter Tepig evolved as well. But most of this was because Best Wishes was an ill-paced series that tried too much too quickly.

But the title says- 'Beware of Shovels'. Does 'Beware' anyhow relates to Bewear?

When I opened up on Serebii Forums, all I saw of the title of the thread was: "Beware of...". In a split second, based on that I thought it could be an episode on Bewear, but then I saw the full title and it wrecked me.. SM trolls me once again.

Sounds like one of those "horror" episodes featuring a Ghost-type Pokemon. And while they're mostly filler, they are entertaining to watch the main characters get spooked out. I wonder how many exaggerated expressions are we going to see, and how creative are they going to get?

I think this is going to be the truly horrific part of the episode. Considering how they attempt to even milk a sitdown for a sandwich for comedic value, they'll surely throw out all the toys in favor of "comedy". I guess if you're a fan of the gags they've been pulling this series, then this will be great. But sour grape me is just waiting for a beach episode like Beauty and the Beach[s/]Tentacool and Tentacruel.

Lana has an interest in Water types, so she most probably won't catch Sandygast.

I know this has been said before, but yeah.. Brock. He was a Rock-type specialist, and what were his subsequent captures? Zubat (Flying), Vulpix (Fire), Pineco (Bug). Specifically Types that are weak to Rock. It's a miracle that he never got a Jynx or Swinub, since that would've completed the pattern. And then since Pineco evolved, he caught types that were super-effective against the Rock-type: Pineco became the Steel-type he took with him to Hoenn and he got Marshtomp (Water/Ground), Lotad (Grass/Water) and his Onix had evolved into Steelix when he returned to Kanto in BF and in Sinnoh he had Croagunk (a Fighting-type).

The point being very, very clear. Moreso because we don't know what Lana's role in the animé will be, just like we didn't know how Iris' role would develop in Best Wishes (was she going to be the gym leader that Ash would challenge in Opelucid, like how Misty was in Cerulean?). It could be that the animé completely drops the Trial Captains, like how they've already dropped Ilima. That would free up potential captures for these characters. Because in terms of personality and fit, I could actually see some pairings that would otherwise be a no-go.

Lana: Beach fun.
- Brionne
- Sandygast
Mallow: Forest fragrances.
- Steenee
- Ribombee
- Oranguru
Kiawe: Hot spirit.
- Turtonator
- Alolan Marowak
- Passimian
Sophocles: No SoulZippy.
- Togedemaru
- Alolan Diglett
- Alolan Golem

The same reason with which iris caught emolga, clemont caught chespin, brock caught zubat, pineco, croagunk and others.

Uhh.. I'd argue that Emolga and Chespin were caught for more blatant marketing purposes, as opposed to why a Zubat, Pineco, Croagunk and hypothetically this Sandygast was caught/were to be caught. Mostly because Emolga being a highly marketable Pikachu-clone and Chespin being a starter.

Inb4 nobody captures it and Sophocles gets his soul sucked out by it

But he already has no soul to speak off.. He's just a tool for Togedemaru to be in our faces.
 

Rock Captain 99

Following the dreams!!
Yes... i agree... for marketing purposes, emolga and chespin were required to be caught by someone from the main cast. But my point is that iris wanted to be dragon master, still she caught pokemon of different type. If writers were so concerned about the type of pokemon they give to a trainer of specific type of pokemon, then emolga would have been caught by cilan. Similarly, chespin could have been caught by ash if writers wanted to give only electric type pokemon to clemont.
 

Golden_Latias

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When I opened up on Serebii Forums, all I saw of the title of the thread was: "Beware of...". In a split second, based on that I thought it could be an episode on Bewear, but then I saw the full title and it wrecked me.. SM trolls me once again.
Same thing happened to me. xD Especially since this lines up wuth that Bewear event.

Anyway, while I'm not ruling out the possibility, I don't think Lana is catching Sandygast either. The whole thing with her seems to be her strong bond with Popplio, and another Pokemon would kind of get in the way of that. I honestly don't think Lana is catching anything this saga so the focus with her can be on her bond with Popplio.
 

RileyXY1

Young Battle Trainer
I would absolutely love it if Ash catches Sandyghast. After 20 years, he finally gets a Ghost-type! But, this might not happen. We'll have to wait and see.
 

Locormus

Can we please get the older, old forum back?
Yes... i agree... for marketing purposes, emolga and chespin were required to be caught by someone from the main cast. But my point is that iris wanted to be dragon master, still she caught pokemon of different type. If writers were so concerned about the type of pokemon they give to a trainer of specific type of pokemon, then emolga would have been caught by cilan. Similarly, chespin could have been caught by ash if writers wanted to give only electric type pokemon to clemont.

It was just a minor nitpick, we basically agree on everything else.

Same thing happened to me. xD Especially since this lines up wuth that Bewear event.

Anyway, while I'm not ruling out the possibility, I don't think Lana is catching Sandygast either. The whole thing with her seems to be her strong bond with Popplio, and another Pokemon would kind of get in the way of that. I honestly don't think Lana is catching anything this saga so the focus with her can be on her bond with Popplio.

I'm not salty at all.. But this just seems pointless.

I would absolutely love it if Ash catches Sandyghast. After 20 years, he finally gets a Ghost-type! But, this might not happen. We'll have to wait and see.

And then 80 episodes later, he evolves his Dartrix! xD
 

Frozocrone

Miraculous!
I can't get hyped when all we have is a title xD

No episode this week and somewhat lackluster episode for SM019 has taken the enthusiasm out of me. I need a synopsis now :)
 

Locormus

Can we please get the older, old forum back?
I can't get hyped when all we have is a title xD

No episode this week and somewhat lackluster episode for SM019 has taken the enthusiasm out of me. I need a synopsis now :)

Yeah, I'm also having the feeling that people are just waiting for the Litten-episode and perhaps even are genuinely intrigued with what comes next.. and then you get an episode title that probably references Sandygast and nothing else. Considering that Sandygast is not something I could see being likely to be caught, it really slows down the momentum.
 
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