Young Battle Trainer
So far this tournament looks like a complete bust.
battlefrontier/gen 4 was when I was actually very active in the anime fanbase, and I don’t recall hardly any complaining about the reserves. In fact from what I recall the overall majority of people were excited to see the old Pokémon returning.I mean i find it ironic that people are suddenly desperate for reserves to be used, when in the past they'd complain about it.
Kanto and jouto got passes, the former being the first big tournament, and jouto Ash's team definitely not being up to par forcing reserves there.
But in the battle frontier and sinnoh it was a different case with people.
in the battle frontier, I remember how angry people got when Charizard showed up for Ash's first battle facility, and even angrier when it revealed to have Overheat, so many people claiming how it "Stole" the move from Torkoal, but then were cheering the praises of May's combusken when it used the attack in the kanto GF.
And of course the fact that Snorlax solo'ed the battle dojo with it's "infinite" health which was met with complaints...then Heracross came back and lost to a Venusaur which made people angry, Tauros I don't think anyone cared.
then came Ash's final battle pyramid battle, so many excited to see the BF team take down all 3 regi's...until it was revealed the kanto starters were coming in, that was retracted and people wanted Ash to lose feeling the kanto pokemon were "Stealing" glory they didn't deserve.
Now I move on to the sinnoh league, despite using his reserves there, we only saw a handful of them actually fight, and actually win.
Cyndaquil comes back, evolves and learns Eruption...yet all it gets for this is a draw?
Snorlax, Noctowl, Heracross and Sceptile were the only ones to get wins, everyone else was either beaten or never seen fighting, maybe there wasn't as much complaining as the BF, but it still wasn't a good situation.
But that's the problem, people are bound to complain if who they like doesn't get used, and what if the writers don't employ them right either as past history has shown?
Because in the end you lose either way.
battlefrontier/gen 4 was when I was actually very active in the anime fanbase, and I don’t recall hardly any complaining about the reserves. In fact from what I recall the vast majority of people were excited to see the old Pokémon returning.
Plus this time is different because not only are the opponents ash is facing are champions, much stronger than who he’s generally faced before, but also the entire premise of journeys is it’s a multi region gen full of references and appearances from past characters. This is pretty much the perfect opportunity to bring back old Pokémon, if they don’t here then it means the reserves will likely never fight again
That’s very much the opposite of what I saw back then, I remember largely positive reactions. With the dusclops example, I do remember some people praising the loss but not because of being mad that he was there, so much as they thought it was good to let it lose after beating a legendary to not seem “op” and to give the other kanto Pokémon more spotlight (something I specifically remember seeing a lot of people say, and for the record I disagreed with it). Certainly never saw anyone complain about the overheat part.I've been around since then and I remember the complaints, how Charizard and Snorlax were considered glory hogs and all, Heracross being shafted at the battle palace.
Heck I remember when people were cheering for Charizard losing to Brandon's Dusclops, and when Charizard was accused of "Stealing" Overheat from Torkoal, but when May's Combusken used in the grand festival, people were singing it's praises, that a turtle or chicken spewing fire was more unique than Charizard doing it, what do you think something that looks like a dragon is supposed to do?
If they couldn't even do it well in the sinnoh league why risk it when the stakes are higher?
only 4 pokemon who returned in the sinnoh league got wins, Quilava barely managed a tie, everyone else either we didn't get to see them fight or they got the crap beaten out of them.
Not to mention the cannon fodder risk, to both each other and Ash's current guys...I don't think anyone would be happy if someone they liked got shafted in favor of someone off his current team.
That’s why I don’t care about Ash’s battlesVoted a big fat NO.
Ash being confirmed to use his fanservice team of inexperienced OP gods and not his older Pokémon killed off all the hype. Not to mention the matchups are way too predictable.
This “world tournament” created to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary was a whole mess from the start. Not to mention Ash constantly facing Dragon, Electric and Fighting specialists due to the “mirror match rivalry” nature implemented since SM. It’s dumb writing, and I want it gone for SV.
Project Mew? You mean the hunters that poach legendary Pokemon from their natural habitats, but for some reason are not considered hunters like the evil teams that try to do the exact same thing? LolHas project Mew got conclusion for this series? If yes, then I am excited for the master class but if no, then I am not excited. If there is still project Mew episodes after master class, I don't think Ash stand a chance against Leon as their battle won't be the ending of the series.
At this point I’m more exited for project mew....forgive meHas project Mew got conclusion for this series? If yes, then I am excited for the master class but if no, then I am not excited. If there is still project Mew episodes after master class, I don't think Ash stand a chance against Leon as their battle won't be the ending of the series.