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Pocket Monsters (2019) Characters Speculation Thread

BobbbidyBob

Well-Known Member
Gotta be honest, I wasn’t expecting Iris to return sooner than Serena or Dawn
 

Lacuna

Goodnight
Apparently, Shigeru/Gary's voice actor may not be reprising his role in this series.
Gary's VA apparently seemed to be unaware of Gary's return to Anipoke

If true, then this is huge.

If this precedent is set, than suddenly all VA related character restrictions may no longer exist. Perhaps we can see characters like May return, whose VA has a 0% chance of returning.

https://pokemon-matome.net/articles/235230.html

This is also bittersweet of course, as I liked Gary's OG voice and I don't think Voice Actors should be replaced without good reason.
Potentially Replacing May's VA is an understandable case but there's no reason why Yūko Kobayashi needed to be replaced as he seems to be fine.

That is assuming this is true after all
I couldn't reply to this last night but yeah, if true this is really strange. Especially because as far as I can tell, Yūko Kobayashi is still doing acting work now. I feel like this could easily just turn out to be some kind of misunderstanding, but I really liked her voice for him and it's gonna be pretty sad if they replaced her without even telling her. :(
 

ShinyCharyZard

Honesty=Infractions
Gotta be honest, I wasn’t expecting Iris to return sooner than Serena or Dawn
It's easier to return a battler with a loose goal than it is to return someone who's focused on contests which aren't relevant at the moment. Sure they could come up with some convoluted reason to include them in the current story, but it's just easier to return someone like Iris first, or Brock and Misty who despite having other goals (in Brocks case anyway), are still battlers and this is a battle heavy saga. Heck, even bringing Cilan back before the other girls would be easier..
 

Ace-Barn

#BringBackTokio
Gou needs a “Totodile Duel!” episode, OS killed it with that one. Having two trainers fight over a capture was incredible and Kasumi’s manner of handicapping Pikachu a second time was great. Oh I missed the days of Pikachu’s more eccentric personality, not wanting to fight Kasumi out of friendship or hurt Togepi who never being useful in any matches versus her.

Would give a good chance for Gou to show what he’s worth battle wise and he benefits by getting a capture. Still waiting for Kyodaimax Aceburn’s debut too and Rabbifoot did better than Pikachu in its first Daimax battle and against a trainer. Aceburn’s transformation isn’t over its body but features so that’s gonna be way more dynamic for sure.
I wonder how they would handle Gmax Cinderace in a fight given that it rides its fireball which it also kicks away for its signature move?
We know that Charizard looses the fire wings when using Gmax Wildfire but Gmax Cinderace (and Rillaboom and Intelion) could be swallowed by other Gmax and Dmax pokemon given how small they are minus their props/ tail.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
Spider-Phoenix said:
Really odd if true. I mean, I could understand changing Chuck's but why Gary? He's had much more apperances and his VA is most likely willing to reprise.
I'm surprised considering that they went out of their way to rehire Masachika Ichimura to voice Mewtwo just a few months ago, but apparently couldn't be bothered to rehire Yuko Kobayashi to reprise her role as Shigeru.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
Well, given Tomo Sakurai did voice Chloe's mom, I guess we shouldn't worry about Cynthia being recast if she ever appears.

I really hope those recast are limited to just non-companion characters who happens to be semi-major game characters.
 

Ultra Beast Lover

Well-Known Member
It's surprising that they're recasting Gary. Generally I don't like it when networks recast characters who still have ready willing and able VAs, especially when they don't even ask the original VA if they want to return, but let's see how it turns out.
 

wellwellwells

Well-Known Member
I would actually love for them to use the companions showing up to show Koharu around all the possibilities she has as a trainer (which was actually referenced in the Eevee episode). Like a Brock episode to show nurse school, Serena showing performing, May/Dawn showing contests, and so on. Serena and May specially would work great with Eevee meeting Sylveon and Glaceon.
 

divinepokemonXZ

The Beast That Eat Dragon Types for Breakfast
I think that too, though if that's really the case, this sure would be a weird way to test the waters.
Recasting someone like Chuck was kind of a given, but this is a way different situation than that...
I could had sworn the Japanese voice actor passed away a while ago, but apparently, he's still alive albeit retired now.
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
As long as Billy Beach/Carter Cathcart/Whatever He Calls Himself still voices Gary in the dub, I'm perfectly fine
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
wellwellwells said:
I would actually love for them to use the companions showing up to show Koharu around all the possibilities she has as a trainer (which was actually referenced in the Eevee episode). Like a Brock episode to show nurse school, Serena showing performing, May/Dawn showing contests, and so on. Serena and May specially would work great with Eevee meeting Sylveon and Glaceon.
That could easily happen without the need for her to learn from them specifically, though. COTDs could easily fulfill that role. Frankly, the thought of the previous companions being used for her benefit just doesn't sit well with me, because I dislike the concept of hand-holding and mentoring in general, especially when it comes to characters that should have bigger purposes.
 

Dragonsoldier77

Well-Known Member
It's easier to return a battler with a loose goal than it is to return someone who's focused on contests which aren't relevant at the moment. Sure they could come up with some convoluted reason to include them in the current story, but it's just easier to return someone like Iris first, or Brock and Misty who despite having other goals (in Brocks case anyway), are still battlers and this is a battle heavy saga. Heck, even bringing Cilan back before the other girls would be easier..
Riiiight, the battle heavy saga that’s barely even brought up competitive battling for 10 episodes.

If anything, this is the series easiest to bring anybody back for whatever reason given all the wide ranging fillers we’ve gotten. Frankly, i think iris is being brought back now just because she hasn’t gotten a cameo yet.
 
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