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December 22nd: PM2019 006: I'm Gonna Get a Ton of Pokémon! The Road to Mew!!

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Dephender, Nov 8, 2019.

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  1. lemoncatpower

    lemoncatpower Cynical optimist

    They should have just dropped the catch them all saying long ago after it stopped making sense
  2. Dragalge

    Dragalge Lucy Eiscue

    Gotta Catch em All isn’t even the actual slogan used in Japan.
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  3. lemoncatpower

    lemoncatpower Cynical optimist

    Nice that’s good news! Then they should drop the concept :p
  4. Konja7

    Konja7 Well-Known Member

    Go will still bond with Pokemon, just not all his Pokemon.

    Again. This isn't so different from the Taurus situation.
  5. lemoncatpower

    lemoncatpower Cynical optimist

    Pretty sure the Taurus thing was a gag to keep Ash from getting a bunch of other Pokémon. It is not the same thing.
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  6. Ignition

    Ignition Wake me up when get to Sinnoh

    Was thinking this as well. Shows both the appeal of collecting and befriending your Pokémon
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  7. Konja7

    Konja7 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That wasn't the slogan in Japan.

    Although it seems that will be Go's dream.

    Yeah. It seems that Go catching a lot of Pokemon will be another gag (at least, the manga implies that).
  8. Henry's Journey

    Henry's Journey Well-Known Member

    I'd like this but I don't have high expectations, hopefully I'm proved wrong and Ash will soon catch new mons and his old mons will get appearances and references at least.
  9. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    Next week's episode of Pokenchi is going to be a tie-in to this episode, it seems:

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  10. Sham

    Sham Get better soon

    The writers couldn’t even handle a character with 1-2 Pokémon in the last series so I doubt we can legitimately get cast members with a full party AND established screen time. Those days are long gone.
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  11. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    However, they had more main characters to work with in that saga (they had 6).
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  12. Sham

    Sham Get better soon

    .....And they all had two Pokémon besides Kiawe so it balances out. Three years is enough time to develop teams that consist of two Pokémon. Even in smaller group series like XY; Serena’s and Clemont’s teams got the short end of the stick despite being small.
  13. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Danger is dangerous."

    Writers have just about enough episodes to flesh out a bunch of characters at once, which is thoroughly wasted in Tom & Jerry-like episodes introducing new Pokemon that don't even leave a lasting impression on any of the recurring characters. Development could easily have any new character helping someone in the team learn a new move or even evolve, but alas. Alola was a pile of waste, as the spotlight was obviously on Ash, the Aether Siblings, and the UBs. On the lower side of the spectrum, Kukui was the worst offender because, again, he doesn't let 4 of his 6 Pokemon see the light of day. Like, why. We were done dirty by not having his Incineroar interact with Ash's outside of the ring after their final battle.

    And since this saga is being afflicted by the Sunday Death Slot, things will suffer even more despite there being just two guys. Not having Ash mention the secret garden during the Ivysaur episode was a sign of that.

    ...At least Go is a catching prodigy, which is saying a whole lot of any other previous character whose name wasn't Gary. Here hoping the lucky 150 or less Pokemon he'll catch (no way he's ever going to use over that many with the usual episode count in a saga) will have some sort of meaningful interaction with him, which, by the way, fulfills the quota your regular team member has before being used for comedy gags/killjoys waiting to do battle every other episode nowadays.
  14. MartínK

    MartínK Well-Known Member

    May and Dawn were the only ones besides Ash to have six pokémon on their team, not even Misty and Brock have a six pokémon team when they were travel companions.
  15. Ignition

    Ignition Wake me up when get to Sinnoh

    Misty did in Johto: Togepi, Staryu, Politoed, Psyduck, Goldeen, & Corsola.
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  16. p96822

    p96822 Evolve me please

    Does Togepi even count?
  17. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I think the problem that a lot of people have is that Satoshi was restricted in terms of how many Pokemon he could realistically attain due to him not having much time to bond with them all, and since bonding with Pokemon is a big part of his character, it was a flaw that was set up from the beginning. The fact that Gou can apparently catch as many Pokemon as he wants with no limitations is probably what bothers a lot of people who want Satoshi to be able to do the same.
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  18. Ignition

    Ignition Wake me up when get to Sinnoh

    I mean it’s a Pokémon so yeah
  19. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    I'm annoyed that Go gets three episodes in a row, and Ash barely gets the Battle Frontier episode and the Ho-oh episode.

    Something good better happen to Ash soon.

    I want to believe Ash's Pidgeot comes back (with 2 of the Pidgey line being listed), but I'm assuming it would be listed instead of Scorbunny, or would Scorbunny take precedence over a Pokemon Ash hasn't used in a couple of decades because this is a new series and Go's Scorbunny came first in this series?
  20. Yeah, if they are a duo, they should get equal focus
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