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

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


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Poke Master 7

Boulder Trainer
Me and my big mouth lol. :eek::eek:o_O So Gou will try to catch Mew in the middle of the M8? Good storytelling at its finest!
I swear this series either has or thinks the audience has the attention span of a gnat.
 

janejane6178

Kaleido Star FOREVER in my heart <3
It feels more like a tournament of fillers and recaps
Seriously, it started months ago and we've had only 3 PWC episodes....
The rest was either recaps, fillers or an episode about a pointless Eevee girl.
Its like they try to do anything else BUT airing a PWC episode in a PWC ARC!
 

Eevee903

STARLIGHT ANYA!
I swear this series either has or thinks the audience has the attention span of a gnat.
Honestly, you would start to lose interest if you have to wait a month for the tournament to continue. Count the Chloe and Gou stuff they try to squeeze into it too.

What is Ash going to do? Leave Wydon and go with Gou for a PM mission,while he should train for the finals?
 

GLTSRY

An adventurer renowned for excavating Megastones
This tournament is probably at its most enjoyable when all episodes are out and people can just binge them without having to skip filler or wait until the breaks are over. However, even at its best, the Masters Tournament is nothing more than wasted potential.

The champions don‘t interact with each other and even worse, due to Ash being in the stands he doesn’t interact with them either. The battles so far vary from atrocious to average, and honestly, it feels more like COTD‘s battling rather than the strongest trainers in the world. So far none of the battles beat out the Volkner battle, and even the Marnie and Raihan battles were more enjoyable in my opinion.

Right now the tournament is profiting from the hype that Ash is finally beating champions or that some old characters “return“ in a voiceless cameo for 2 seconds. But once the hype fizzles out, there is nothing that would put this tournament (at least the first 4 episodes) above most of the regional league tournaments.

If Ash vs Katie or Ash vs Conway have more rewatch value than Ash vs Steven, than you know something is going horribly wrong.
 
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Eevee903

STARLIGHT ANYA!
This tournament is probably at its most enjoyable when all episodes are out and people can just binge them without having to skip filler or wait until the breaks are over. However, even at its best, the Masters Tournament is nothing more than wasted potential.

The champions don‘t interact with each other and even worse, due to Ash being in the stands he doesn’t interact with them either. The battles so far vary from atrocious to average, and honestly, it feels more like COTD‘s battling rather than the strongest trainers in the world. So far none of the battles beat out the Volkner battle, and even the Marnie and Raihan battles were more enjoyable in my opinion.

Right now the tournament is profiting from the hype that Ash is finally beating champions or that some old characters “return“ in a voiceless cameo for 2 seconds. But once the hype fizzles out, there is nothing that would put this tournament (at least the first 4 episodes) above most of the regional league tournaments.

If Ash vs Katie or Ash vs Cameron have more rewatch value than Ash vs Steven, than you know something is going horribly wrong.
Oh **** that is an outrageous statement, but I have to agree with you. Something in the style of the battle choreography has changed in Journeys. Pokemon wasn't about one to three hit kos before or even jobbing. That only mostly happend at leagues. The battles are FAR from enjoyable. They feel static, lifeless. Really like game battles with sometimes a little touch of anime magic. People are more invested in the silent cameos,than the battles.

Things that bother me:
-Delia not reacting when Ash was announced as number 8/when Ash won against Steven
-Team Rocket getting 4 scenes in one battle.
-All the back and forths between the audience and the battle takes the pace out of the latter.
-is dodging still a thing? Has happened maybe three times in the M8
-Diantha not doing the wink and dodge thing more than once.
-Lance basically having no counter strategy to Diantha bar raw strength and one Flash Cannon.
-Gengar not trying to be invisible to dodge Cradilly Power Whip.
-Pikachu just aimlessly firing Thunderbolt without much strategy. It reminds me of OS type of battling.
 

JustAStatistic

Super Casual Trainer
-is dodging still a thing? Has happened maybe three times in the M8
This is the funniest thing to me, because for quite a while PAD was meme-ing about how often "Dodge!" was used.
 

Eevee903

STARLIGHT ANYA!
I rather see this instead of it being the final plot point since I rather the battle with Leon be the final main episodes at the end of the series. Plus you can’t expect 6 straight battles in a row that would be overkill
Of course. Like couldn't they something like the M8 spending time together in Wydon instead?
 

Eevee903

STARLIGHT ANYA!
The people binging this in a few years time wouldn't know the struggles of waiting a month just for the next battle to release
Yeah, but I guess a series should be watchable the moment it airs. People change their minds for a series after rewatching it. And in JNs case, I think it won't be in the positive way.
 

masdog

What is the airspeed of an unladen Swellow?
I swear this series either has or thinks the audience has the attention span of a gnat.
Well…it is a show for 10 year olds, and they’re not exactly known for their attention spans.

This tournament is probably at its most enjoyable when all episodes are out and people can just binge them without having to skip filler or wait until the breaks are over. However, even at its best, the Masters Tournament is nothing more than wasted potential.
Strong agree on this.

The champions don‘t interact with each other and even worse, due to Ash being in the stands he doesn’t interact with them either. The battles so far vary from atrocious to average, and honestly, it feels more like COTD‘s battling rather than the strongest trainers in the world. So far none of the battles beat out the Volkner battle, and even the Marnie and Raihan battles were more enjoyable in my opinion.
The show is definitely suffering from execution issues. If feels like things have been cut for time and they can’t deliver dynamic, fluid battles that rival the Lumiose Conference.

It’s almost like the show is starved for resources when it needs them most.
 

masdog

What is the airspeed of an unladen Swellow?
Yeah, but I guess a series should be watchable the moment it airs.
Kids these days don’t know the struggles…

People change their minds for a series after rewatching it. And in JNs case, I think it won't be in the positive way.
It’s true that people will change their view on a series when they can watch all of the episodes together, in order, without waiting. That’s not the only reason views on a series change - they also change as we get older and our interests change.

What makes you think JN won’t be viewed more positively when it can be binged and episodes watched in the correct order?
 

Poke Master 7

Boulder Trainer
I rather see this instead of it being the final plot point since I rather the battle with Leon be the final main episodes at the end of the series. Plus you can’t expect 6 straight battles in a row that would be overkill
Alola and its massive league arc say hi.
Well…it is a show for 10 year olds, and they’re not exactly known for their attention spans.
We were all once the target demographic and it didn’t get this bad until this series.
 

masdog

What is the airspeed of an unladen Swellow?

Poke Master 7

Boulder Trainer
That league didn’t have back to back 6 V 6 battles it wasn’t until the exhibition match
Maybe not but it was basically taken up in its entirety with basically nonstop battles for its entire length sans short beats of character interaction and Guzzlord showing up before the exhibition. Even if Ash vs Leon comes up at the same length as Ash vs Kukui, the Masters 8 would still be less episodes of battle.

Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.
At least past series don’t play like someone sat on the skip button :p
 
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Eevee903

STARLIGHT ANYA!
Not even Cynthia vs Ash can save the Master Eight for me anymore. At best I can give it a 6/10 and that is if I am generous.

The first round was like 6/10 just due Cynthia vs Iris. The second round due Diantha vs Leon is already a 2/10, so maybe Cynthia vs Ash can bring it it to a 6/10.

I expect not much for Ash vs Leon.
 

Eevee903

STARLIGHT ANYA!
Still no and never was. No pokemon from the past series made the PWC completely pointless. They should have just did the generic gym quest instead as much as I find that a boring goal for Ash these days.
Kinda agree with this. Most of these battles felt like gym battle level and not league level
 
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