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July Plot Discussion

Discussion in 'Pokémon Manga Discussion' started by Coronis, May 18, 2018 at 3:58 PM.

  1. Coronis

    Coronis In lucid awakening Staff Member Moderator

    Ichiban came in early this month, and we seem to be progressive quite a lot in this chapter.

    We continue in Po Town, where the Captains are clashing against the Ultrabeasts summoned by Guzma, and are interrupted by Gladion, who declares his goal to decimate all UBs. Gladion clearly knows Cosmog and the UBs were given to Guzma by Lusamine, and he openly explains to everyone that Lusamine is the culprit who is bringing upon the crisis to Alola. We see Type: Null easily fend off all three UBs, and when Gladion explains to the astounded Captains that it was the intent behind Type: Null's design, Sun bolts upon hearing him mention the Aether Foundation.

    Mallow refuses to believe Gladion's claim that Aether is the secret culprit behind everything, and Mon shows up, voicing out her own query. However, Gladion has no intention to explain, and simply says it is a family battle. With that, Nihilego and Xurkitree also appear from the ultra space holes, and the UBs clearly just rampage on their own nature as they attack Guzma and Plumeria as well. Gladion calls Guzma a fool for being manipulated, and says Lusamine is simply fascinated with the idea of a paradise that has nothing but her and the UBs. Nihilego kidnaps Guzma into an ultra space hole, and just as Xurkitree grabs Moon, Sun's team rescues, only to have himself swat away with a bloody nose.

    The UBs break out from the confinement of Po Town, and the Captains head off to secure the residents while Moon stays behind to tend to Sun's wounds. The UBs begin destroying Ula'ula, and people are transferred to the Observatory for shelter. We see Sophocles and Molayne coordinating things, and Sophocles decides to use his Totem Pokemon summoning device to try deter the UB (which to the other Captains' horror, has never actually succeeded).

    Back at Po Town, the grunts have evacuated and Sun finds another Zygarde Cell. Moon wants to know Sun's deal with Aether since she saw his expression, and Sun wonders if she has met 'the man who looked like a Pokebean. Moon finally realizes he is talking about Faba, and we learn the reason behind Sun's money saving. He is trying to buy back the island of his great grandfather which Aether snatched from them. At the moment, Looker and Anabel show up...

    P.S. Moon's Grubbin has apparently evolved into a Charjabug. We see her with it as she watched Sun grab the Zygarde cell.


    So we finally know Sun's backstory. Does this mean the island Aether is built on originally belonged to Sun's great grandfather? Hapu and Mina are the only key characters yet to show up now, but they have the Poni Island chapters to shine. Anabel is the one that intrigues me most. Makes me wonder what her setting in PKSP will be. A faller from another world? Or the same Anabel we knew?

    Last edited: May 18, 2018 at 4:25 PM
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  2. Beat!

    Beat! The Chords of Steel

    Wishful thinking of my part, hopes for the volumes to fill out a lot of the off screen moments like Grubbin evolving (And i still believe Moon adventure at Aether is missing something, like the Nihilego encounter, which could correlate to Grubbin).

    This chapter does feels like the plot kicked into high gear.
  3. Moni_22

    Moni_22 Well-Known Member

    So much things happening in this chapter! So Guzma gets kidnapped? I guess they do what happened in SM where he got controlled by one. UBs destroying Ula Ula seems hardcore, and we finally know what Sun wants, I didn't expect him to have ties to Aether
  4. iml908

    iml908 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad the story is picking up. I just hope the arc doesn't get too rushed, cause this kind of feels climactic-ish.
  5. lolipiece

    lolipiece Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    OK, OK. Things are heating up. Glad to see we finally get Sun's backstory after the cliffhanger from two chapters ago wasn't resolved last month.

    Though I have to wonder, who bought the land from Sun's great-grandfather? In the games, Aether was founded by Lusamine's father.

    So, the summoned UBs are Xurkitree (again) and Nihilego? I was expecting Blacephalon and Stakataka since they were the only "regular" UBs to have yet to debut. Nihilego's plot-important, and Poipole's special since it can evolve and is associated with the Ultra Recon Squad. But I guess if Nihilego is here now, then Lusamine will become active now.

    ...Didn't the preview for this volume imply Colress was gonna show up? Guess things changed, though he can still appear later.

    I'm surprised Looker's here. Whenever two simultaneously running arcs share a plot element, Kusaka usually tends avoid having said plot element show up until the first arc (chronologically) is done with it. For example, Ruby and Sapphire didn't show up in Emerald until after the RS arc ended. And the petrified Dex holders weren't mentioned at all until FRLG ended, which is how we found out they were petrified to begin with.

    I guess he didn't have much of an option since B2W2 isn't over yet (and even without delays, it wouldn't realistically be over either way), but he could've just used Anabel alone.

    Also, no evolution for Rowlet? I mean, it's been a volume since Litten evolved. I guess it could evolve after a training session, like how Salame and Marisso evolved in XY.

    No way this can be finished in a single volume, though. We're still missing a lot of relevant Pokemon (Legendaries, UBs, evolutions for our heroes' Pokemon), characters (Hapu, Mina, the URS, maybe Mohn), etc.

    ORAS completely omitted the "Mega Evolution timeline" thing, so unless there's two of Anabel running around, I'm guessing the same individual.

    Plus, in the ORAS finale, Emerald mentioned having to go talk to the Frontier Brains about something. Could it be they were going to tell him Anabel would be joining the International Police?
    Last edited: May 18, 2018 at 11:17 PM
  6. A_Merry_Snowrunt

    A_Merry_Snowrunt Ice Ice Snowrunt!

    Maybe they just dropped the Faller term altogether. Wasn't it considered dark or something? I know anabel and looker show up in USM, but that was just for the Battle Tree.
    Any update on BW2?

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