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Non-filler SM Episode List

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by U.N. Owen, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. U.N. Owen

    U.N. Owen Well-Known Member

    In the spirit of Maldread's thread
    , I've erected this list.

    Class 1: start and end of series, new moves, evolutions, captures, rival/totem/kahuna debut and/or battle, gain or loss of z items, Tapu battles
    SM001: Start of series
    SM002: Z-crystal gained and lost
    SM003: TRio Mimikyu debut
    SM004: TRio Mimikyu captured and Rowlet captured
    SM008: Debut of the egg and Rowlet revealed to know tackle and peck
    SM009: Debut of the totem, battle, and gaining of Normalium Z; debut of Hala
    SM010: Hala battle, Electrium Z gained
    SM012: James catches Mareanie
    SM013: Last 30 seconds only. Egg hatches.
    SM014: Alolan Vulpix is captured by Lillie
    SM015: Rockruff captured by Ash
    SM018: Bounsweet evolves into Steenee; magical leaf and double slap are learned
    SM019: Tapu Koko rematch
    SM021: Stoutland dies and Litten is captured
    SM025: TRio gains Darkinium
    SM026: Charjabug captured by Sophocles
    SM027: Gladion debut and battle
    SM031: Olivia debut
    SM032: Lana gains a Z-ring
    SM033: Lana gains waterium z
    SM034: Marowak capture
    SM035: Grassium-Z
    SM036: TBD
    SM037: Evolution
    SM042: Misty and Brock return
    SM043: Misty and Brock return arc continues, Kukui's league vision

    Class 2: character development, character revelations/focus, Rotomdex gaining a new function, mastery of moves
    SM005: Lana-Popplio focus
    SM007: Litten focus and Stoutland debut
    SM008: Lillie character revelations
    SM011: Kiawe focus
    SM014: Lillie focus
    SM017: Camera function gained
    SM018: Mallow focus
    SM022: Litten masters fire fang
    SM023: Voice recognition function gained
    SM026: Sophocles focus
    SM027: Gladion focus
    SM030: Lillie focus
    SM032: Lana focus
    SM38: Mastery of Continental Crush and Jessie/Mimikyu focus
    SM040: Lana and Popplio perform Hydro Vortex
    SM041: Charjabug reveals String Shot

    Class 3: debut of important legendaries and evil team episodes
    SM001: TS debut
    SM002: Tapu Koko debut
    SM003: TS flashback
    SM020: Tapu Lele debut
    SM024: More TS
    SM027: TS at the beginning
    SM044: Nebby Debut

    Class 4: user-recommended fillers
    SM028: Baseball
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2017
  2. So far I think episodes 1-5 are non filler.
  3. Frozocrone

    Frozocrone Miraculous!


    I guess 005 could be non-essential non-filler, since it didn't really advance the plot, but we did see Lana's backstory. 001-004 are definitely essential non-filler (arriving, Z-ring/trial, Rotom, Rowlet) IMO.
  4. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lucario Lover

    5 was the only filler we had so far. Added nothing, wasn't enjoyable.
  5. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    I have to respectfully disagree, episode 5 wasn't filler as it showed off more of Lana's personality and gave her some character development alongside here Popplio, so therefore episode 5 can't be considered filler.

    So far episodes 1-5 are non-filler, and from the looks of it I'm guess that episodes 6-9 are probably going to be non-filler as well. So, so far we haven't really gotten any filler.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2016
  6. KungFuMaster

    KungFuMaster KungFu Zen Mode

    Contianed backstory so it was non filler.
    Unless you have anothet definition of filler
  7. phanpycross

    phanpycross God-king

    1-4 Is Essential.

    5 Could be skipped, but you would miss out hard. Class act on how to do a filler.
  8. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    Except episode 5 wasn't really a filler as it provided a backstory to Lana and Popplio, so it really wasn't a filler, although you could probably technically classify it as a (Non-essential) Non-Filler.
  9. Xenon Blue

    Xenon Blue No Hard Feelings

    So far no fillers, although episode 5 is what I like to call a filler-type episode. It is essentially non-filler because we got to see Lana's backstory and whatnot, however the way the episode played out didn't add anything significant to the other episodes and the chronology followed a basic filler formula. These filler-type episodes tend to be a lot better than filler episodes, and I would assume it takes around the same effort to make, so I hope we get more of these.
  10. snorlax512

    snorlax512 Well-Known Member

    I hope the they make interesting fillers. The last time I actually enjoyed almost every single filler was in OS.
  11. U.N. Owen

    U.N. Owen Well-Known Member

    The list has been updated with SM001-SM004 in the first category. (Non-essential) Non-Filler is what I'm looking at for SM005. Agreed?
  12. phanpycross

    phanpycross God-king

    Never said it was filler, just said it could likely be skipped without it having a significant impact on your viewing of the series.

    Non-essential non-filler seems spot-on unless Popplio's grudge with TS is brought up again later.
  13. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    Non-essential non-filler for episode 5 IMO.

    It gives us some information regarding the characters, but nothing that alters the overall plot.
  14. Frozocrone

    Frozocrone Miraculous!

    Seems right to me.
  15. Agreed, at least for the time being.
  16. Remix2

    Remix2 Well-Known Member

    No real filler so far although episode 5 is kinda The Closest we got. since while it have a back story with one of th main characters the actual plot itself didn't advance that much.
  17. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    I mean, a person could easily skip episode 5 (as it doesn't advance the plot), but then come back complaining later about how Lana and Popplio never got a focus and backstory, even though in reality they did. So yes, there should probably be some sort of description next to episode 5, something like "character focus/background info".
  18. U.N. Owen

    U.N. Owen Well-Known Member

    Noted and updated
  19. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    If next week's episode doesn't have any sort of character development or backstory for Sophoceles could it be the first filler one?
  20. Navin

    Navin MALDREAD

    Haha, I was planning on making the SM list after about ten episodes, but this is fine. Feel free to copy any of the formatting from the XY series non-filler list thread.

    I wonder how many fillers we'll get in SM. The SOL/school setting could lead to many fillers, but there's decent amount of material in the Trials, Z-moves and beating the Totem Pokemon, and I imagine there will be a more serious second season covering end-game events.

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