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December 9th: PM2019 135 - Pokémon! I Am Glad I Got To Meet You!

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Satoshi & Touko

Peanuts aren't just a nut.
Since this supposedly isn't the last episode of Journeys, I doubt it's anything important enough that would warrant this level of hush-hush. I expect Underwhelm Universe.
Yep, with this preview and summary, we in fact did visit Underwhelm Universe. There is no rhyme or reason as to why they played the stall game as long as they did.
 

Guy100

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Damn, two parter and he didn't even catch the thing, someone go check on Unova and see if he's okay lol.
Well, I remeber saying this a while back, but Project Mew was a sinking ship and it was preluded on that shipwreck painting in Ash's hotel room when Goh called him up.

Still, I tried to be optimistic and hoped he caught the thing (Mew), especially since I expected more from Goh seeing how the writers had given him a Suicune, an Eleleki, and with him catching Eternatus. That was my hype train.
 

Niormon

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Oh I'm dumb.

If the title "I'm Glad I Got To Meet You" is Goh talking to Ash, then they're definitely going separate ways.
If it was really Just that Kazuniya episode 135 would have been the last episode but it isn't the last episode, do they really need another episode to say Good bye and go different places? I think not

edit what I'm saying is your not dumb and your original conclusion was spot on
 

GohMaster!

Goh Gettem!
If it was really Just that Kazuniya episode 135 would have been the last episode but it isn't the last episode, do they really need another episode to say Good bye and go different places? I think not
Yeah, they alread did that temporarily anyway, before the finals. I honestly think that leaving was their way of having one at all since Goh isn't leaving.
 

Yuugis Black Magician

Namaikina Imouto
what message are you talking about?

That career success is also possible and that it's a must. Satoshi's real lessons are what he learns aling the way.

Satoshi winning the Alola League is not the real success of his time in Alola. His new family is the important part.
 

MunchMunch

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It also could just mean that they felt like mentioning him as The Alolan Champion, just wasn't a necessary plot point to bring up.
 

UnovaMaster

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There's speculation that Ash and Goh will sight a legendary in this ep, a Paldean one or maybe just Luigi? er I mean Lugia

Wait that's what the reference is for, this is another Ho-Oh moment
 

SerGoldenhandtheJust

Deluded Dreamer
Ash literally received cheers from random strangers in the audience as soon as he stepped to stage in the finals, he had fans recognising him like in the aftermath of Marnie and Cynthia episodes, his battles were shown to be telecasted worldwide
PWC was shown to be broadcasted everywhere and a huge deal with a lot of fanfare
They went out of their way to make sure Ash is recognised and celebrated by people other than the characters we know
It'll be very weird to pretend he's a sudden nobody again, esp with how hard they pushed the fame aspect of his
 

DayQuil95

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1) Paul battles Ash by explicitly using Pokemon owned by the Master Class Trainers and to top it off, battles using their style explicitly to train him. Despite this, he still holds his own and arguably even pushes Ash to a certain extent. This is nowhere close to full-strength Paul or his actual style. He's known for being a detail-oriented and strategic trainer who would never battle a serious opponent with such a handicap. He'd have come in prepared with an optimal team if it was him going to fight Ash at his best.
Putting ridiculous scaling aside, yeah Paul would be the closest trainer that we know of in power and skill to the Masters 8, but when he himself said that he was not on their level, and the anime leads up to the logical plot follow-up that they're on a league of their own, it becomes clear what the intention there was, and just who's stronger than who. I fully believe he could push Ash more than he did, but to the extent of the likes he fought in the Masters 8? Not even close.
 

GhostWallker98

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Putting ridiculous scaling aside, yeah Paul would be the closest trainer that we know of in power and skill to the Masters 8, but when he himself said that he was not on their level, and the anime leads up to the logical plot follow-up that they're on a league of their own, it becomes clear what the intention there was, and just who's stronger than who. I fully believe he could push Ash more than he did, but to the extent of the likes he fought in the Masters 8? Not even close.
Paul never said that he was not on their level. All he said was that he is "not one for festivities".
 

Ryker101

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Back when I judged robotics competitions, spectators and student volunteers would constantly belittle the winning team by saying how much they could do better.
The head judge got on the microphone and told them that they were gutless, STI-infected twits who lacked the conviction to actually pick up a pen and sign up, much less actually put axles into motors.
Indeed, there are people who will be better than you. That's life, but the idea that you aren't world champion because not everyone who could participate participated is such a bad take.
Lol it’s like saying winning the Olympics doesn’t make you a champion, because some other people are theoretically better than you. That argument makes no sense
 

SerGoldenhandtheJust

Deluded Dreamer
eh tbf; hypothetically, Paldea could just be a region that paid no attention to the PWC as its none of their concern or worth their time. Besides, Paldea as a region doesn't seem to really be the battling type to begin with.
That would be lame, and considering Champion is a rank in Paldea with many trainers being champions, and it having a whole gym challenge and Pokemon league association with a chairman, it'll be very weird to see Paldea not have any interest in a worldwide battling event like the PWC, i don't buy it
Paul never said that he was not on their level. All he said was that he is "not one for festivities".
Paul literally said if Ash struggled against him, he would be no match for the M8, implying very clearly M8 are above him
 

bruhidk

LARRY SUPREMACY
The real reason why there's no Paldean trainers isn't because they didn't exist when the PWC was first announced it's because Geeta would have made Larry participate and despite being apathetic towards mostly everything that's not food he would 6-0 everyone with dudunsparce
 

ShadowForce720

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The real reason why there's no Paldean trainers isn't because they didn't exist when the PWC was first announced it's because Geeta would have made Larry participate and despite being apathetic towards mostly everything that's not food he would 6-0 everyone with dudunsparce
As for the in-universe reason why we didn’t see any trainers from Paldea and Alola in the PWC that’s because they only showed the trainers that Ash was battling and the Masters 8.

So there could have easily been trainers from Paldea and Alola have in the PWC but we just didn’t see them because they weren’t relevant as Ash never battled them and they didn’t make to the Masters 8.


Keep in mind there is only 8 slots in the Masters 8 and considering there are likely a lot more regions that we don’t know about they can’t have a champion or strong trainer from every single region in the Masters 8 all at once since there aren’t enough slots.

Plus some characters probably likely just chose not to participate for a variety of reasons.
 

Poke Master 7

Boulder Trainer
That would be lame, and considering Champion is a rank in Paldea with many trainers being champions, and it having a whole gym challenge and Pokemon league association with a chairman, it'll be very weird to see Paldea not have any interest in a worldwide battling event like the PWC, i don't buy it
What’s there not to buy when the series does it all the time? Once upon a time they treated there being 151 Pokémon as the Bible and new Pokemon beyond that to be a wonder. Meanwhile the other regions exist. Hell Oak, an expert on Pokémon has a cousin in Alola and colleagues in Unova despite having once upon a time known nothing of Pokémon beyond Kanto existing.
 
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