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February 23rd: PM2019 014: The First Visit to the Isshu Region! Raid Battle at the Ruins!!

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Dephender, Jan 31, 2020.

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  1. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Samayo Kiri, Keeper of the Gates Ethereal

    Because Litwick isn't Gen 1 pandering, and Chandelure is popular enough without being overhyped.
  2. World Turtle

    World Turtle Well-Known Member

    If it helps you could look at it as him catching a Fire type and a Poison type. And frankly Ash is overdue for a Ghost type or two. I’d also be happy if he got Trevenant.
  3. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    If there was Litwik line merch I'd be inclined to believe Ash would get it
    Could still be hope for a Chandelure though, if it's not here.
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  4. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I think it's because Gangar is synonymous with Kanto, and a lot of fans around these parts are tired of the constant Kanto nostalgia pandering. Hitomoshi isn't quite as overexposed as Gangar, so I can somewhat understand the appeal of Satoshi possibly getting one even if I'm not necessarily on board with it myself.
  5. World Turtle

    World Turtle Well-Known Member

    Since I don't want to totally rely on merch I want there to be some surprise captures that get merchandise revealed after they're caught.

    There was nothing hinting at Gou getting Skwovet IIRC so maybe the same will hold true for Ash?
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  6. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Cause Charizard and Pikachu. All the heads of Pokemon have a hard on for pushing that Kanto propaganda!
    Plus it was only around for like 30 seconds lol
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  7. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    Well let's be clear, Dragonite hasn't been truly marketed outside of a few merch examples (the primary example being about Ash's Pokemon). It was primarily Dragonair that was heavily more focused on and Ash only caught Dragonite (sure it evolved from Dragonair, but still you'd think they would have pushed Dragonite a little bit harder than I guess until after he caught it, in which more and more merch was about Dragonite over Dragonair but it did primarily feature Dragonair prior to capture (or revealed merch)

    My point is, I'm pretty sure we've had some Chandelure merchandise (I think there was at least one or two that showed Chandelure, like a toy that was with Lucario/Dragonite I think), but no Litwick or even Lampent, so I don't necessarily think it matters if there's no Litwick or heavy Litwick merchandise. Because capture or not, it still would be marketed and yet its not, which is otherwise bizarre, since I'm pretty sure most of the Pokemon being marketed aren't even going to be relevant anyway so why not have Litwick merchandise anyway.

    Of course it's possible they are keeping some merchandise hidden as well. Kind of like "Satoshi Kurumiru" or "Ash's Sewaddle" and how it didn't have any merchandise outside of being known for being Ash's Pokemon (aka no Sewaddle merchandise at that time), and how there was a debate as to whether or not Ash was actually going to catch Sewaddle, and I was convinced because merchandise was leaked, but people disagreed thinking it was fake (or rather a typo). But it turned out to be real, Ash did in fact capture Sewaddle.

    So there may not be general Litwick Merchandise, maybe because they want "Satoshi Hitomoshi" merchandise and want it to come out when he actually catches it (like what they were going for with Sewaddle). Perhaps even general Litwick merchandise is being hidden, perhaps they just want ONE thing to be hidden for one of the team members, and they figure Ash catching Litwick will be extremely "shocking" and out of the blue, and want to capitalize on it. If only because if Ash does then capture Riolu/Lucario, they probably aren't going to keep that as hidden.
  8. Ignition

    Ignition Smug Smasher

    Always found it weird Ash never got Chandelure considering it ranked #1 on the popularity poll (the same one that had Rowlet as #1 for Gen 7 Pokemon).
  9. World Turtle

    World Turtle Well-Known Member

    ...who else was on that poll? That might give us an idea about which Unova Pokemon Ash could get.
  10. Dragalge

    Dragalge Ancient Gilbert

    Some Pokemon like Whimsicott, Cofagrigua, and Scolipede.
  11. World Turtle

    World Turtle Well-Known Member

    Taking into consideration that is Venipede's final stage this poll interests me. Where might I learn more about it and is there one for the other regions?
  12. Ignition

    Ignition Smug Smasher

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  13. Egakor

    Egakor Well-Known Member

  14. CMButch

    CMButch Kanto is love. Kanto is life.

    Go looks really good here.Go is starting to become one of better characters,tbh, IMO.
  15. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    For some reason, I really love the contrast between Gou's nervous bishonen face, Satoshi's slightly puzzled expression, and Hibanny's complete lack of awareness in this situation. I also can't help but appreciate the 2020 version of surprised Pikachu face.
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  16. SerGoldenhandtheJust

    SerGoldenhandtheJust Well-Known Member

    People just need to give him a chance and fair enough time. It was really annoying to see all the hate on him in the beginning coz he was getting more attention than ash (deservedly so considering he's a co protagonist and ash has been developed for decades, plus ash still was very prevalent). I get his goal can be annoying to some but I also think it's a bit hypocritical. Everyone loved Crystal's goal from the manga, and Go imo is better handling the goal considering we continuously see his older pokemon
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  17. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Well it ain't stopping. The Cubone episode just made it way stronger....
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  18. CMButch

    CMButch Kanto is love. Kanto is life.

    Pikachu is also super cute in that scene,honestly this series is really really good, and it's becoming really good. Honestly, I remember people making signatures back in BW days about shots in anime and some like commentary. This is perfect for that. XD
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  19. Henry's Journey

    Henry's Journey Well-Known Member

    Dragonite and Beedrill against Golurk in the Pokenchi preview, I wonder what attack was Dragonite using!?
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  20. p96822

    p96822 Evolve me please

    I think it’s dragon claw
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