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Greatest Epic Finales in the Pokemon series (HEAVY SPOILERS!)

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by shoz999, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. shoz999

    shoz999 Mimi! Master of Disguise!

    Greatest Epic Finales in the Pokemon series! This could range from the epic battle of truths and ideals between you and N at the Pokemon League in Pokemon Black and White to Serena giving Ash his first kiss at the end of the Pokemon League! I'll start with mine! And remember, since these are conclusions to different types of storylines, it will of course have TONS of spoilers. What do you think is the GREATEST EPIC FINALE of all of Pokemon personally? I'll start things off with my absolute favorite!


    The funny thing about this is... this is true. You may actually scream in excitement to your inner childhood to one of the greatest conclusions to Pokemon Adventures breakout story arc. What's a breakout story arc? In manga usually, it's a early story arc that is both memorable, popular and defines the manga's identity. The most example is Dragon Ball Z's Frieza Arc. Some people think it's that great and others think it's overrated because it defined the manga's identity to audiences across the world. For Pokemon Adventures, it's this amazing early breakout arc that gave Pokemon Adventures it's identity, the Gold, Silver and Crystal arc based on Gen 2. If you think about it, it's quite fitting that it's Gen 2, since Pokemon Gold and Silver are in many ways the main series breakout games. In fact it seems nearly all Pokemon fans who have finished reading the GSC arc have agreed that it is undoubtedly the best Pokemon fanservice in the history of Pokemon not only because it's just that freaking awesome and it's a huge callback to the games but because it's actually relevant to the plot. That's a huge problem with fan-service these days is that they often slow down the story for the sake of appealing to fans but here it actually enhances the story causing some fans like me to read it faster than usual. So let's see what makes this finale so awesome by splitting the GSC story arc's ending into further storylines. Also I'm not joking. SO MUCH HAPPENS in the finale of the GSC storyline.

    The Gym Leader Tournament Storyline - Kanto vs. Johto - Sabrina's Mr. Mime is a BADASS!
    So one of the most iconic things about Pokemon are the Gym Leaders. In the Pokemon Gold and Silver games you can battle all 16 of them. However because Pokemon GSC sways away from the traditional "challenge Gym Leader" formula in favor of exploring the Pokemon world through almost everyone's viewpoints, what Kusaka did was he brilliantly implemented a Gym Leader Tournament featuring all 16 Gym Leaders, Kanto vs. Johto which ties together to the main plot. Honestly, this easily surpasses most Gym Battles, if not all of them, featured in any adaptation.

    All 16 current Gym Leaders of Johto and Kanto participating in the tournament, from left to right. Surge, Misty, Sabrina, Blaine, Erika, Janine, Brock, Green, Morty, Clair, Jasmine, Pryce, Bugsy, Chuck, Falkner and Whitney.

    The Pokemon Association, the organization behind the Pokemon League, wants to see which neighboring region would be the strongest, Johto or Kanto. So what they've decided to do is include the Gym Leader Tournament as part of the opening ceremonies of the Indigo League. The tournament is organized by this.

    • Brock vs. Jasmine
    • Misty vs. Whitney
    • Janine vs. Falkner
    • Surge vs. Morty
    • Sabrina vs. Bugsy
    • Green vs. Chuck
    • Erika vs. Pryce
    • Clair vs. Blaine
    It's an awesome tournament that leads up to some really crazy turning points later on in the story. SO AMAZING!
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2018
  2. Kutie Pie

    Kutie Pie "It is my destiny."

    That's a hard one, hm...

    Pokémon 2000, probably because of Lugia's Song playing in the background as the balance of harmony heals. Was quite a delight in theaters. Team Rocket and Slowking breaking the fourth wall at the end was the cherry on top.

    The ending of GSC where you fight Red. The fight with N and Ghetsis was cool and all, but there was still more things to do after that, like defeating the Pokémon League for reals real. Red was the true final battle in the game, no punches pulled, coming almost out of nowhere but was honestly foreshadowed.

    Fighting Mewtwo in Pokémon Puzzle League. (Do spin-off games even count?)
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  3. Dragalge

    Dragalge Still eyecatchy

    Stop posting loads of fat images at once like keep them in spoiler tags ffs.

    Anyway for me it would probably have to be the end of BW1. The ending music is one of my all time favorite pieces in Pokemon.
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  4. shoz999

    shoz999 Mimi! Master of Disguise!

    It has been done my lady. I have been going on quite a Pokemon game craze lately.
  5. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Why did I subject myself to this a 2nd time?

    Well, my favorite movie is Spell of the Unown and it does have one of the greatest finales. The Unown are perfectly alien and Charizard and Pikachu get to shine.
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  6. shoz999

    shoz999 Mimi! Master of Disguise!

    I particularly enjoyed the end credits scene where Molly reunites with her parents. Such a sweet moment at the end of the dark tunnel, wouldn't you say?

    You know what's another particularly sweet moment at the end of the dark tunnel? Lusamine regaining her sanity, looking at Lilly as her daughter, not as some doll to throw away as, for the first time in a long while. That and accompinied by the greatest credits scenes in Pokemon main series history, featuring characters continuing on with their lives, having fun with a final photo of you, Lilly and Hau together.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018

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