• Be sure to join the discussion on our discord at: Discord.gg/serebii
  • If you're still waiting for the e-mail, be sure to check your junk/spam e-mail folders

Are you hype for the Masters Tournament? (Yes/No)

Are you hyped for the masters tournament??????????


  • Total voters
    141

MetaMantis

Incomprehensibly Sarcastic User
People are still so caught up in the past that I wonder why they still even watch it since they claim to hate everything new that's released.
 

Eevee903

Neutral Guy
People are still so caught up in the past that I wonder why they still even watch it since they claim to hate everything new that's released.
Hmm some of them think everything since series A or B can't live up to their expectations. Which I don't understand. I don't like comparing series. JN just isn't gooe and that has nothing to do with any past series being better.
 

MetaMantis

Incomprehensibly Sarcastic User
Hmm some of them think everything since series A or B can't live up to their expectations. Which I don't understand. I don't like comparing series. JN just isn't gooe and that has nothing to do with any past series being better.
Exactly. I hate comparing stuff too. My series ranking goes:
1. XY
2. DP
3. SM=BW
4. AG
5. Johto
6. Kanto

I'll reserve judgement for Journeys for when it's done. Like, I would like Ash to use his old mons too, but it isn't a make or break for me.
 

Eevee903

Neutral Guy
Exactly. I hate comparing stuff too. My series ranking goes:
1. XY
2. DP
3. SM=BW
4. AG
5. Johto
6. Kanto

I'll reserve judgement for Journeys for when it's done. Like, I would like Ash to use his old mons too, but it isn't a make or break for me.
Honestly I just don't like most battles so far in Journeys. Has nothing to do with other series artstyles or battle choreography. And no,not everything needs to be compared to XYs 3d-camera or animation. We won't get that back anytime soon.
 

MetaMantis

Incomprehensibly Sarcastic User
I'm holding out for AVC and AVL to be good.
 

Eevee903

Neutral Guy
What are you referring to then?
How can I explain this? Journeys makes battles feel like game battles. Like ping pong matches,like chess.



Much jobbers:
  • Alains Malamar​
  • Alains Chestnaught​
  • Diantha's Aurorus​
  • Lances Gyrados​
  • Cynthia's Gastrodon​
  • Iris' Dragonite​
  • Ash’s Dracovish​
  • All of Diantha's Pokemon bar Tyrantrum and Gardevoir vs Leon​


Quick KOs (Gengar vs Mienshao) or long suffering (Dragonite vs Flygon)
 

nuzamaki90

Well-Known Member
How? What is great about it?
The first round battles were very enjoyable. I haven’t enjoyed a round of battles this much since DP. The dynamics between the Champions and seeing all their unique battle styles is fun and engaging. The cameos have been great fanservice for long term fans, and the tournament as a whole has just been fun to watch. I’ve rewatched the first batch of episodes several times. Even today’s episode I enjoyed to an extent when it focused on the tournament and not the obligatory “someone gets lost” side plot. I don’t know how anyone could watch Mega Gardevoir VS Gigantamax Charizard and not enjoy at least some part of it.
 

Eevee903

Neutral Guy
The first round battles were very enjoyable. I haven’t enjoyed a round of battles this much since DP. The dynamics between the Champions and seeing all their unique battle styles is fun and engaging. The cameos have been great fanservice for long term fans, and the tournament as a whole has just been fun to watch. I’ve rewatched the first batch of episodes several times. Even today’s episode I enjoyed to an extent when it focused on the tournament and not the obligatory “someone gets lost” side plot. I don’t know how anyone could watch Mega Gardevoir VS Gigantamax Charizard and not enjoy at least some part of it.
Well opinions differ and I am glad you enjoy it. I didn't at all so far tbh.
 

Ultra Beast Lover

Well-Known Member
I just wish they didn't keep doing the recaps, they shouldn't be needed. It's not about kids' attention spans either. I dunno, maybe I was weird but when I was even younger than ten if I sat in front of the TV and liked what I was watching, or sat down and liked what I was reading, then I stuck with it, didn't need to be reminded twenty seven times about what just happened. Now if it was boring or badly written then I'd be likely to get up and just leave the room, or skim the book until it got to the interesting part. And that's the thing, if a series is well written and interesting, kids will stick around, watch the entire thing, and at least remember the important/memorable stuff, at worst maybe needing a flashback to certain scenes.

If the saga could just make these important events interesting or even just fun to watch then they wouldn't need a recap, but they haven't been. Maybe it'll be better when we get to the Ash battles.
 

masdog

What is the airspeed of an unladen Swellow?
Very much so.
It’s Serebii…so you never know.

I just wish they didn't keep doing the recaps, they shouldn't be needed. It's not about kids' attention spans either. I dunno, maybe I was weird but when I was even younger than ten if I sat in front of the TV and liked what I was watching, or sat down and liked what I was reading, then I stuck with it, didn't need to be reminded twenty seven times about what just happened. Now if it was boring or badly written then I'd be likely to get up and just leave the room, or skim the book until it got to the interesting part. And that's the thing, if a series is well written and interesting, kids will stick around, watch the entire thing, and at least remember the important/memorable stuff, at worst maybe needing a flashback to certain scenes.

If the saga could just make these important events interesting or even just fun to watch then they wouldn't need a recap, but they haven't been. Maybe it'll be better when we get to the Ash battles.
I don’t think the recaps are there because of kids attention spans. I think they’re there because they’re easy to produce, fill the time slot, and give the animation teams time to get the actual episodes out the door.
 

Krackochu

Well-Known Member
This tournament has pissed me off more than any other tournament in the Anime. But it also makes me hyped in a weird way.


Truthfully I feel like they should've had more build up like introducing all the other participators instead of just Leon Cynthia and Iris like ash meeting Lance Alain and Steven before the tourney would've been great.
 

SkyBlaze9125

Well-Known Member
How can I explain this? Journeys makes battles feel like game battles. Like ping pong matches,like chess.



Much jobbers:
  • Alains Malamar​
  • Alains Chestnaught​
  • Diantha's Aurorus​
  • Lances Gyrados​
  • Cynthia's Gastrodon​
  • Iris' Dragonite​
  • Ash’s Dracovish​
  • All of Diantha's Pokemon bar Tyrantrum and Gardevoir vs Leon​


Quick KOs (Gengar vs Mienshao) or long suffering (Dragonite vs Flygon)
Okay Gastrodon, Aurorus, and Chestnaught are not jobbers
 

Eevee903

Neutral Guy
Bar the Cynthia fight, this tournament has been mid at best so far. The breaks, regardless of their nature, ruin the flow of the tournament. Recaps like JN119,JN121 and JN126 are not timed right. And don't get me started on controversial fights like Alain vs Leon and Diantha vs Leon.

The +:
-The cameos
-Iris vs Cynthia
-Ash vs Cynthia
-Hop being amazed by Ash

The - :
-Morpeko
-Leon vs Alain and Diantha
-Too much Mega Evolution. EVERY fight has it!
-JN122

Ranking every battle so far:

Leon vs Alain: 3/10
Diantha vs Lance: 7/10
Iris vs Cynthia: 7/10
Ash vs Steven: 6,5/10
Ash vs Cynthia: 7,5/10
 
Top