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Axew: Wasted potential or a good character?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by KingMinun, Sep 18, 2016.

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  1. Soniman

    Soniman Break the Limit

    Wasted potential and I just dont like it in general.

    Other then mastering dragon sneeze and some scattered instances I didnt feel like Axew grew as much as it should. Its battles were really forced, and there's simply some stupid crap liek outrage (only used ONCE to instantly win a battle), it constantly getting lost and just in general I didnt feel like it grew that much because it was there to be a marketing shill
  2. Kazuki Mirai

    Kazuki Mirai Well-Known Member

    As if she did anything to begin with.
  3. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Wasted potential. He wanted to evolve.... Iris wants to be a Dragon master. But no, let's just give her a fully evolved Dragonite she didn't deserve instead. Axew should have at least become a Fraxure
  4. KingMinun

    KingMinun Dawn/Sinnoh Fan!

    I'd agree with this to a certain extent, Misty's team did have a few pokemon that stood out, Psyduck in particular. Yes it was used as a comedy act, but I still feel like there was some sort of development there with it. I'll agree though, the rest of her team didn't really develop much but then again, its quite hard to develop Staryu and Starmie and give them a bit of personality, same with Goldeen when the only time really it can come out of its pokeball is in water, Horsea had a bit of personality to it, but again it couldn't come out unless in water.

    That said, from watching episodes of BW at the moment, Excadrill isn't too bad, it had the story where it was disobedient, but that was overcome quickly, still the episode where it did overcome it was a nice bit of character development for it, where we could see that it did care for Iris, but it also isn't a pokemon who liked to show emotion, its a shame it got shafted by Dragonite. Actually looking at BW overall, I think Iris' pokemon were developing slowly, but nicely over BW, but then the problem was that when Dragonite was introduced, it sort of felt like the rest of her team became redundant.
  5. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    She did.

    Of course, knowledge of that would require you to watch the actual series. My bad.
  6. lemoncatpower

    lemoncatpower Cynical optimist

    Iris herself was wasted potentail as a dragon user on the main cast...
    in the next season Ash becomes a better dragon user than she ever will... besides the fact his dragons lost a bunnch :p

    So dumb to give her multiple high leveled pokemon instead of her restarting her journey. I could see one high level pokemon kept secret from way before, but two in the end?
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016
  7. Kazuki Mirai

    Kazuki Mirai Well-Known Member

    And she did what to make Axew learn all these powerful moves?

    Let's face it. She's no different from other main cast who had things handed to them on a silver platter.
  8. Team Volt Grunt

    Team Volt Grunt Pokémon Collector

    Wasted potential. I found it awkward that she carried it around in her hair. I didn't like that it was so child-like. I would have been more impressed if Axew had evolved at some point (or before we even met Iris) instead of trying to compete with Pikachu for role of cute sidekick.

    Bonnie and Dedenne kind of bother me too, though.
  9. lemoncatpower

    lemoncatpower Cynical optimist

    an axew weighs around 40 lbs... it'd rip out her hair and she'd be bald by the time she ended the journey with Ash.

    Now we know she wears a wig..
  10. Xenon Blue

    Xenon Blue No Hard Feelings

    Well Ash did hold a Lavitar without problem, so weight is really inconsistent in the anime
  11. DankOverlord

    DankOverlord Komodo Dragons Rule!

    Ash is the same guy who held a Pignite with ease and carried as well as throwed Mewtwo into a stream in Mewtwto Returns. He also has shown a LOT of strength feats
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016
  12. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    It's pretty obvious Dragonite is a result of the sequels happening and the show being forced to promote them, hence the introduction of pre-gen 5 Pokemon in season 2.

    I highly doubt Iris was supposed to get a Dragonite, but I'm glad she did.
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