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Moves in the Anime That Don't Look How You Imagined

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by Bulba the Great!, Sep 10, 2012.

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  1. Bulba the Great!

    Bulba the Great! We Do Not Sow

    Ran a rather clumsy search and couldn't find anything like this topic, so feel free to laugh if this is something already much discussed.

    Watching the Sinnoh league episodes today, I found myself saying, "I wish Hyper Beam looked more lethal. It was the ace move back in the day, and anytime it appears in the anime, I just want the movie to seem bigger, more dangerous.

    Any move animations you feel similarly about?
  2. ChaosMage

    ChaosMage Izit cuz I is black?

    Thinking recently, I was pleasantly surprised by how they animated Fire Pledge.
  3. sSerenity

    sSerenity Well-Known Member

    Fire Pledge was amazing, yeah !

    But I was more surprise by Take Down ...
  4. Luthor

    Luthor Well-Known Member

    hydro cannon was a rather disapointing move for me, it just looks like a big water pulse.Especially when compared to frenzy plant which is supposed to be the same strength but looks so much more impressive.
  5. amittal12

    amittal12 Sceptile Maniac

    I don't know is it just me or Stone Edge doesn't look as powerful as in the games and obviously Rock Smash,Fire Spin,Whirlpool etc. appears larger than life in the anime when they are just weak moves.
  6. Groundedshock

    Groundedshock Effective on ground

    Hyper Beam and Giga Impact. Ever since the 4th generation, the animation looks pretty crappy.
    Water Pulse looks surprising more lethal and painful than the games.
    Rock Smash and Flash Cannon are amazing especially when Ash's Boldore uses them. Oh yeah Rock Blast is epic too.
    Mud Shot is very interesting as they fire more bigger globs of mud at the opponent than Mud Bomb thus making it seem more stronger.
    Priority moves do not seem as fast as they are in the games but they do seem stronger. ex. Mach Punch, Quick Attack and Aqua Jet.
  7. gamer_legend

    gamer_legend Well-Known Member

    Stone Edge looks like a special move the way it should've worked was the pokemon slams their fist, horn or feet into the ground and send a bunch of rocks flying in the direction of their opponent.

    Aeroblast from the second movie looked awesome like a legendary exclusive move should.

    Shadow Ball looked like precisely how it should've which is a surprised since Mewtwo used it before it was even released.

    Judgement looked unbelievably awesome much cooler than it does in the games.

    I did like Luster Purge that was cool I always imagined it would look like a giant white beam of some kind.

    Psychic doesn't look all that to be honest I'd expect it to show like mental shock waves that damage the opponent rather than a blue light show.
  8. xJeffx

    xJeffx Well-Known Member

    I've never expected absorb to look like some red laser beam.
  9. Shine

    Shine Psyched Up Staff Member Moderator

    Then try to look at the B/W 2 trailer that shows Mei VS Cheren.

    IMO, the Hyper Beam in that trailer is awesome as hell.
  10. gamer_legend

    gamer_legend Well-Known Member

    You know when it looked most awesome? In the First Movie when Gyarados used it.
  11. Lucario Fan

    Lucario Fan Well-Known Member

    Dragon Pulse - It's different in the anime.
  12. Cutty

    Cutty Forever now

    Hyper Beam, Judgement, Roar of time.

    I wonder why Brock never gets poisoned by Croagunk's Poison Jab.

  13. LizardonX

    LizardonX Banned

    I believe either

    A.Croagunk held back
    B.Brock eventually became immune to it.
  14. randomspot555

    randomspot555 Well-Known Member

    Croagunk holds back. His "fist" actually isn't as poisoned as it is when it uses the move in battle.
  15. Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama

    Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama Fancy footwork

    Just like Lucario Fan said, Dragon Pulse. I'll like it better if it were to look like it does in the game, but fiercer.

    Yea, Serperior's Hyper Beam was awesome, I hope that will be the new animation in the future, the one that have now doesn't look too "hyper".
  16. randomspot555

    randomspot555 Well-Known Member

    Mach Punch and Aqua Jet have been disappointing if only because they don't seem to have the priority status they have in the games.

    I was really bothered with how Surf was demonstrated in the Hearthome tournament, but that might be because Hearthome had crappy animation.

    Sinnoh's Draco Meteor looked awesome! I don't know why, but it doesn't wow me as much when it is used in Unova.

    Also, personally disappointed that Outrage is basically a Dragon type version of Close Combat.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2012
  17. gamer_legend

    gamer_legend Well-Known Member

    I don't know if you saw "Great Bowls of Fire" but there was this Dragonite who used Outrage and the attack completely lived up to it's name because sure enough Dragonite went absolutely berserk and essentially ripped the hell out of Ash's Charizard and Clair's Dragonair.

    As for most of the other moves I've gotta say if the move Ho-oh used in one of it's very few cutscenes was Sacred Fire it looked weird.
  18. Dreamy

    Dreamy Well-Known Member

    I was disappointed with Hydro Cannon and Dragon Claw just looks like a different color Slash. Fire Pledge was incredible possibly my favorite fire move now.
  19. Ash&Pikachu-Fan

    Ash&Pikachu-Fan Pika-Speed

    I don't really imagine or expect what moves look like in the anime since the anime has a lot of deferences with the games.
    I did think Pikachu's Thunderbolt didn't look like electricity though, but it does from now on in BW and come to think of it the pokemon's moves in BW have improved in the way they look then before in the series.
  20. ludiloco

    ludiloco Well-Known Member

    While playing the games I always imagined Air Slash being like a powerful wind slash made by a sword, but in DP animation it was a wind orb? pretty much like rasengan, and now in BW they're like ... shurikens? that should be Air Cutter animation and the other one Air Slash.
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