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How does the Pokémon anime rank with other shows you’ve watched

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by Dragalge, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Dragalge

    Dragalge Very Eyecatchy

    We have watched many programs in the past. Some good and some bad! Pokémon is one of them of course. But how does it rank with other shows you have watched in the past and the present! It can range from other anime to the cartoons in the west!

    For me, various western programs are the ones I prefer to Pokémon like Looney Tunes and Ed, Edd, & Eddy but I wouldn’t rank Pokémon the lowest for sure. Any series of Pokémon is more bearable than CN’s outpouring of awfully animated things in my opinion!
  2. Apslup

    Apslup Triple Star Hunter

    Pokemon ranks pretty low in terms of shows I've watched over the years (especially in terms of Anime). It's about on par with the majority of shows I watched growing up, though there are a few shows I much preferred to Pokemon (Ed, Edd and Eddy, Spongebob, Chowder, Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb).

    In terms of other anime, I have watched a lot of shows that I like more Pokemon unlike the Western Cartoons I grew up watching, with some stand outs being Hunter x Hunter (1999 and 2011) Dragon Ball Z, Naruto (until the Kaguya showed up) and My Hero Academia.

    I'd say in my mind, Pokemon (with DP and XY series being my main source of love for the show)generally ranks on the same level of shows such as Dragon Ball Super, Fullmetal Alchemist 2003, Neon Genesis Evangeleon and Code Geass.

    It's not the best show I've watched but it's also not the worst.
  3. AznKei

    AznKei Rabi-Ribi's Cocoa is cute! ^_^

    I ranked it pretty low too, compared to the other animes/cartoons that are known to be long (100 episodes +) like Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, Shugo Chara & The Simpsons, as they tended to balance the cast better than just focusing on the main character most of the time.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
  4. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist I'm Jackie the Elf-Bandit

    Near the top for most of it. I'll willingly watch Pokémon episodes multiple times. Other shows may be better, but they always eventually fade from my memory.
  5. Darthlord7

    Darthlord7 Optimistic Airhead

    It's pretty low for me. I cannot bring myself to check older episodes from it unlike with other shows where I can either rewatch or just look for videos.
  6. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Goth lady!

    Pretty low for me as well since they don't treat the other main characters well especially if they're female, with the exception of Dawn, May, and Lillie. Dragon Ball and Naruto/Boruto suffer the same fate as well so theyre pretty low on my list too.
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  7. Zhydra

    Zhydra Master of Chaos!

    Slightly in the above mid for me. While this show has a soft spot in my heart, there are better shows out there that I watched.

    In terms of cartoons, pre movie Spongebob, Chowder and a couple others are better than this. Avatar the Last Airbender, Gravity Falls, Batman the animated series and Wander over Yonder smoke them by miles.

    Anime... and I haven't watched that much, FMA Brotherhood, Black Lagoon, Hellsing Ultimate, Dragon Ball (All of them except for GT.... that one can fester in the retconnian for all eternity) however, I have and they are much better... due to it fitting my taste. (I also watched The Devil is a Part Timer and that premise is pretty hilarious if your into the high and mighty getting brought down to the every day joe.)

    Do abridged series count though... because I like what Something Witty Entertainment did to SAO, one of the most boring and cliched anime imaginable gets turned into something I like.
  8. Ignition

    Ignition Stop neglecting my sad bois GameFreak.

    It's different from most shows I watch but it's still ranked high as it has its "niche" of bringing out my inner child
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  9. Apslup

    Apslup Triple Star Hunter

    To be honest, GT isn't as bad as people say. Yeah it's the worst Dragon Ball series and was made so Toei/Fuji TV can continue milking Dragon Ball after Toriyama finished the manga, but people give it too much of a bad rep. There are a lot worse anime out there than Dragon Ball GT (like Pokemon Black and White for example).

    While the Black Star Dragon Balls Saga really sucked and was dragged out for too long, the Super 17 Saga was pretty decent and the Baby and Shadow Dragons Sagas were great ideas on paper but didn't really get pulled off correctly, Pan was annoying, Trunks was a complete ***** and Goku hogged all of the screentime. Aside from that, the characters designs are awesome (Toriyama drew a lot of them himself), we got SSJ4 and Golden Oozaru, it had some really emotional moments like the ending, Piccolo's death and how he got sent to Hell despite being redeemed and Kuririn's death, along with the animation was really good.

    Also you can't really say a show is bad if you haven't watched any of it :p
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  10. Zhydra

    Zhydra Master of Chaos!

    I miss worded that, I watch GT and I don't like that one. That particular thing was retconned from what I know and it deserved it.

    (Retconnian is something that came from a web series... a place where retconned pieces of media go to. The domain of an entity known as Malal... only a Warhammer fan will know who he is.)
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
  11. AznKei

    AznKei Rabi-Ribi's Cocoa is cute! ^_^

    Dragon Ball GT had its issues but I wasn't annoyed to the same extent to the Pokemon anime issues.

    At least, there's continuities, so we got to see other characters more than the companions/classmates who are only there for one series and they'll be most likely being gone for good. And for me, who really care about them, it affects me alot. And I like to see the protagonists achieving their biggest challenges, seeing them losing to preserve the status quo is just depressing.
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  12. ash&charizardfan

    ash&charizardfan Humanity's greatest soldier

    The greatest animes of 90's will be DBZ and neon genesis evangelion and in 00's will be full metal brotherhood and code geass with gurren lagaan and death note coming close pokemon sereis is definitley behind them, but i will put it above any of the animes of this decade except for attack on titan and fate stay unlimited blade works. Naruto and bleach had good plotlines but are ruined by untimely and awfull filler arcs.

    GT was very bad, it did somewhat ruined the DBZ legacy, the only good things abotu GT was its opening and the super saiyan 4 concept , otherwise power scaling was rubbish, the most atrocius thing it did was poor treatment of iconic characters like vegeta, gohan, piccolo and trunks. They were totally useless. Did piccolo even got single minute of screentime in that series.
  13. Power Up

    Power Up ...

    FMA 2003 is the best anime of all time. XYZ is good, but not close :cool:
  14. ash&charizardfan

    ash&charizardfan Humanity's greatest soldier

    I would say brotherhood was better it followed the original manga, but FMA 2003 is close too.
  15. Power Up

    Power Up ...

    Just depends on personal preference. They are two very different shows
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  16. Apslup

    Apslup Triple Star Hunter

    Well, GT does stand for "Goku Time".

    Yeah, he was in two of the best scenes in GT, being his death (Gohan's reaction is so full of raw emotion) and when Goku was going around saying bye to all his friends before leaving with Shenlong (going down to Hell to visit him).

    They're both great. I feel that FMA 2003 handled the beginning of the story (the introduction of the Elric Brothers in Liore instead of in Central) and the Shou Tucker story line better by showing what happened to him afterwards, but Brotherhood is better in every other aspect.
  17. ash&charizardfan

    ash&charizardfan Humanity's greatest soldier

    And confusing as well, i have watched both the series multiple times and still got confused because of differences, but yeah full metal is most complete package anime to be there, great plots, excellant characters, great action and fights and gold comedy. That series can never be made again. I would say decade of 00's has to be the greatest time period for animes.
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  18. PokemonBattleFanatic-

    PokemonBattleFanatic- Well-Known Member

    Compared to other anime that I've watched I'd say it's pretty low on my list hell it doesn't even make the top 10,it's at the very bottom with Yu-Gi-Oh!.

    1.Cowboy Bebop
    3.Dragon Ball
    4.Dragon Ball Z/Kai
    5.Yu Yu Hakusho
    6.One Punch Man
    7.Rurouni Kenshin
    8.Samurai Champloo
    9.Death Note
    10.Ghost In The Shell:Stand Alone Complex
    13.Naruto Shippuden
    14.Tokyo Ghoul
    15.Attack On Titan
    16.Fist Of The North Star
    18.Full Metal Alchemist:Brotherhood
    19.Black Lagoon
    20.Sword Art Online
    21.Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
    22.Dragon Ball Super
    25.One Piece
    26.Kill La Kill
    27.The Big O
    28.Zatch Bell
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  19. GarchompTheAssassin

    GarchompTheAssassin Water starter fan

    Similar to Ignition here, Pokemon has its own special niche with me and I don't really compare it with other shows

    But if I had to, then to be frank even the best Pokemon series (DP and XY imo) don't really compare with something like Hunter X Hunter (not in terms of writing anyway)
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  20. KenzeyEevee

    KenzeyEevee The Realistic male Eevee

    I think pokémon lost its charm. In the '90 it was very popular, but now...

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