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BW Team Rocket Discussion

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by playerking, Dec 10, 2010.


What should the Anime do with The Trio?

  1. Bring back the funny version and feature them often.

    9 vote(s)
  2. Keep the current serious version.

    18 vote(s)
  3. Write them out after the conclusion of Best Wishes.

    9 vote(s)
  4. Keep the funny version but feature them less often. (every third episode or less on average)

    8 vote(s)
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  1. playerking

    playerking Sick of dealing with idiots.

    We want them to be serious, but not freaking robots. I mean come on guys show some comedy at least.
  2. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    Amen I could care less about the old team rocket. Who cares if they are funny or not when they are so bad *** now. I bet you they got more pokemon off screen, sure that's off topic but I thought id throw that in there.
  3. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Team Rocket has been around for 13 years.The reason they got stale was because the writers were using the same material for all its worth.In Unova,the writers are trying to rejunvinate the trio so they don't have to recycle their characters to the point of tedium.

    This is really the problem of using the same characters for so long.If you don't give a new spin on them,they wear out.The writers realised their shoes were wearing out from overuse,so they bought new shoes.
  4. streetlightdsb

    streetlightdsb Uni hiatus

    True story.

    Am I the only person in the forums that wanted them to be more serious (read: less unfunny) and is glad that thus far, that's what they're doing?
  5. Caseydia

    Caseydia Ace Trainer

    Team Rocket doesn't need to be funny anymore because it's not funny. All the writers need to do is change the Team like they do the characters every once in a while. I bet then it wouldn't be boring. But instead we see the same criminal team traveling through all the different regions instead of seeing the teams that are from that region making their mark for the capture of Ash's and his friend's Pokemon instead.
  6. BWfan

    BWfan Well-Known Member

    No, I'm another one of those.

    Its not like Team Rocket was important anyways, they were always a waste of time. If you ask me, the only one the writers have done injustice to, and will always do, is Ash.
  7. Jash Thor

    Jash Thor Bringer of Lombax

    I was bored to tears with the old Team Rocket. It was the same stale routine every episode. Their usual gimmicks became burdensome, and the writers had to find a way to ham-fistedly shove them into every story, even when it was totally unnecessary. It's so much nicer to watch an episode about Darumakka or Yabakuron without TR appearing in a mech. And for the first time, there's a sense of mystery and danger to them. They're real villains. Best Wishes has immensely upped the standards for the anime and a huge part of that is thanks to Team Rocket.
  8. GaZsTiC

    GaZsTiC Alternating

    I liked Team Rocket and didn't want them to be serious: I simply wanted the writers to make better use of the evil teams from the games.

    And now we have the same characters with no personality and, to be honest, they are not "bad-***". They should have just been replaced.
  9. poizonsting

    poizonsting Pokemon master

    It's called coincidence. Not like they had any sort of affiliation with the writers or something like that.

    True, but party A (they know who they are) is somehow sure about them leaving, while party B is sure about them not leaving. Speculation is one thing, but acting like their prophecies are 110% accurate is just plain ridiculous.
  10. TsukiMirage

    TsukiMirage Rikudou Master

    Not all of us are complaining. Some of us enjoy the fact that Team Rocket is being made into a serious threat and have no desire for them to return to being jokes.

    No, No you are not.
  11. Juputoru

    Juputoru M-m-m-m-onobear?!

    The key thing to realize here is that people here are never happy with how the anime is. They also have an amazing ability to forget that the things they were complaining about a year ago directly conflict with what they're complaining about now. (see also: People whining about English names when they first come out, then several months later complaining about people using the Japanese names)

    Anyway, since my last post here was me yelling at people for dragging this topic into the mud(which I'm glad to see has stopped. Sort of.), I should post my own opinion!
    I like both versions of Team Rocket in their own right. Funny TR was great...when they actually got time to shine, and weren't just being used to burn time in an episode. Serious TR is also great, and their plotline is moving at a good pace(although there have been episodes where so little happened with them that they may as well have combined most of the "TR gets a briefcase or something from a ~secret operative~" scenes with actual plot scenes, even if it meant no TR at all for an episode). I'm also impressed at how Serious TR is managing to exist seperately from Ash for a change, since it means that Ash-and-friends' plotlines can't fall into the boring old "encounter pokemon of the day/COTD->help them with a problem->OH NO TEAM ROCKET->blast off TR while conveniently & simultaneously solving the POTD/COTD's problem" template that so many fillers used before BW.
    That said, it helps my opinion that I'm pretty much treating the Funny & Serious TRs as two seperate sets of characters(instead of one set of characters who randomly had a complete attitude shift). It also helps that I fucking love serious villians in this show, so making TR serious is fine by me.
  12. garfield15

    garfield15 Digi/Pokemon lover

    Freaking this. I can't even begin to stress this.
    This too.
    Except for the actual badass things they have done.
    Oh my god, so much win in this post.
  13. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    Nope me too I just fast forwarded the parts that team rocket was in before best wishes lol.
  14. Manchee

    Manchee extra toasty

    I'm really happy with them. I never liked the mecha after mecha of theirs trying to steal Ash's/etc Pokémon. I think what they're doing now is a lot more interesting, at least to me.
  15. deathseer

    deathseer Oh, u mad bro?

    Not exactly on either side of it. I actually wanted Team Rocket to be written out of the show completely.

    But oh well.
  16. LHakaLH

    LHakaLH Member

    I want them to be like they did on the very first episode. Start out as "serious" bad guys who come up with a plan and steal the Pokemon but when their plan is foiled they get mad and go back to "funny" team rocket.
  17. garfield15

    garfield15 Digi/Pokemon lover

    I don't think that ever actually happened. If they were being bad guys for a second, usually one of the three would make a quip and they'd jump back into comedy.
  18. Nightlingbolt

    Nightlingbolt AKA Nightlingbolt

    Quoted for truth.
  19. LHakaLH

    LHakaLH Member

    Personally I don't want them to be all "lifeless and serious" They can still be "serious" wit their plans and all but I don't old team rocket to be gone. I still wanna see them "blasting off again" once in a while.
  20. Gaiash

    Gaiash Champion Scientist

    Their personalities are the same. This should been made clear in the fourth episode when Meowth dressed as Umbreon. What has changed is their promotion has given them superiour equipment and a lot more confidence. The reason you don't notive their personalities as much is that they've been all buisness lately.
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