Don’t be so hostile over a children’s franchise
One of the most infamous aspects of the anime is that it rarely follows the game’s plot and instead takes its own creative liberties. Some examples include Ash not actually disbanding Team Rocket, challenging Roxie instead of Drayden despite having the BW order of badges, and Team Flare’s target being Zygarde. Some times it’s due to mixing two games in one saga (FRLG & RSE in AG, DPP and HGSS in DP etc) while other times it’s simply a different way to tackle the main plot points like Gyms and villianous organizations. Like anything in the anime, this approach has mixed reactions depending on the event. Do you generally like the anime taking its own path or do you prefer it sticks to the game’s plot? Are there any instances you think it was pulled off well/not so well? Explanations behind your stance plz.