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July 21st: SM131 - Musashi VS Kojiro! A Battlefield of Love and Truth!!

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Dephender, Jul 5, 2019.

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  1. AznKei

    AznKei Competing against players in Match Masters. XD

    Give him more spotlights, including battles, and he will shine, just like many companions/classmates that were mishandled thanks to Ash. To me, there's nothing to cheer at Ash, when we were aware of his outcomes many times before, despite his "experiences".
  2. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    Not really?

    James is usually shown caring for his pokemon while the most Ash does is battle, train, and feed them

    The TRio's goodbyes to their pokemon are far more emotional than Ash just dropping his off at Oak's
  3. Missingno. Master

    Missingno. Master Poison-type Trainer

    I dunno about that. James very clearly cares for his Pokémon just as much as Ash does for his, if not more. And on the rate occasion that the plot doesn't demand that he lose, he tends to do really well for himself. I always got the feeling that James would make a pretty formidable Trainer if he quit Team Rocket. I'll try and make a more detailed and thought-out post on this subject when I get home tonight.
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  4. Thumbs2

    Thumbs2 Well-Known Member

    To be fair, we also usually know TR's Pokemon for way longer than we do Ash's. No tears were shed when Lickitung got traded, that's for sure.
  5. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    You are seriously implying Ash doesnt care for his Pokemon?
  6. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    I think both Ash and James are pretty easy to empathise with at this point since they're both the butt monkeys of their team and love their Pokemon despite the pain they give them, intentionally or not. They're both stuck in a tautological loop with their futile goal with the plot seemingly set on making them 'losers' but they try to keep their spirits high and care if their team get stuck in the same luckless cycle (Ash and James have both tried releasing even their signature Pokemon if they think there's a better fate for them, compare Pikachu's Goodbye to Facing The Grand Design).

    It's a shame the two don't really get a lot of depthful interaction all things considered.
  7. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Am I supposed to laugh?"

    Implying Ash doesn't care, when he does just as much (except less of a drama queen than James).
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  8. Sham

    Sham It’s coming

    Sooo... is Vulpix beating Umbreon?
  9. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Tsundere Girl

    It would be great if it does.
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  10. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    You'll find out first thing tomorrow morning
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  11. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 Neutral force of Meh

    Well, more like last thing, it's the final match of the episode. That reminds me that we'll most likely know the other top 8 matches by the end of the episode
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  12. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    I didn't see any long, drawn-out goodbyes when he returned his pokémon to Oak before going to the Alola region, so yes

    Seriously, go watch the first episode of SM

    I'll wait :p
  13. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    In fairness we didn't with James and Inkay either. And the series before he nonchalantly GAVE HIS POKEMON AWAY.
  14. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    Given the line about how their pokémon would hate it at HQ, and the existence of Mimikyu, Mareanie, and Bewear in the Galar region makes me hope they'll keep their pokémon this time and start battling with two or more pokémon

    Especially if they get Impidimp
  15. DragonKahuna

    DragonKahuna Well-Known Member

    I really hope so. I don't want any more releases. I am also really hoping that Mareanie evolves here.
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  16. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Second preview didn't show much aside from Rowlet arguing with a Wingull and Wobbuffet repelling Mareanie's attack
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  17. Zariful

    Zariful Well-Known Member

    Do you think the Wingull belongs to anyone like Hau?
  18. Kawaii Emolga

    Kawaii Emolga The cutest EVER!!!!

    I miss when the second previews actually showed things :/
    Like the second preview for the episode 60 showed Shiron using Aurora Veil.
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  19. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Maybe. Would be an easy win for Pikachu

    Though it's probably just a random, wild one
  20. togenaught18

    togenaught18 Well-Known Member

    And that's bad, because if they even have time to show a random wingull with rowlet scene, i wonder how rushed will be the other battles. At leats i hope Vulpix vs Umbreon isn't only one hit move to KO like meltan lol
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