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Pocket Monsters (2019) Characters Speculation Thread

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Shotgunrain

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This is probably not the right thread to comment about this but I can't find an appropriate one so here goes. I was wondering if perhaps this new anime format will be what TPC intends to implement going forward. Since Galar is sharing the focus with all other regions here, I can see this style continuing indefinitely, for example when Gen 9 gets released, the anime might not end in the way that all previous regions in the series have ended, but instead continue forward, introducing the Gen 9 region in some way and then Ash and Go will explore that region (maybe introduce a new travelling companion along the way), but still return to Vermillion and then continue travelling randomly to the other regions as well along with the Gen 9 region. So in this way, there won't be a need for a 'soft reboot' when the Gen 9 games are released, unlike what they have done in the past. Thoughts?
 

Konja7

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This is probably not the right thread to comment about this but I can't find an appropriate one so here goes. I was wondering if perhaps this new anime format will be what TPC intends to implement going forward. Since Galar is sharing the focus with all other regions here, I can see this style continuing indefinitely, for example when Gen 9 gets released, the anime might not end in the way that all previous regions in the series have ended, but instead continue forward, introducing the Gen 9 region in some way and then Ash and Go will explore that region, but still return to Vermillion and then continue travelling randomly to the other regions as well along with the Gen 9 region. So in this way, there won't be a need for a 'soft reboot' when the Gen 9 games are released, unlike what they have done in the past. Thoughts?

I think it is pretty possible we won't return to the previous formula (Ash travels to a new region and wants to compete in the League) for Gen 9.

However, I'm not so sure that this situation as assistant of Professor Sakuragi could be mantained indefinitely
 

Leonhart

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BlueDragonfangirl said:
I also maybe they watched a few if his accomplished scenes on tv like what happened with Max.

I hope not, because I don't like the idea of Gou and Koharu idolizing Satoshi from the get-go. It would remind me of how the XY cast treated Satoshi with overwhelming reverence, which bothered me somewhat.
 

BlueDragonfangirl

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I hope not, because I don't like the idea of Gou and Koharu idolizing Satoshi from the get-go. It would remind me of how the XY cast treated Satoshi with overwhelming reverence, which bothered me somewhat.
Funny that, XY series is a top favorite of mine. I like it when Ash gets credit for when he deserves it. I hate sagas that have him treated horrible.
 

Zoruagible

Lover of underrated characters
However, I'm not so sure that this situation as assistant of Professor Sakuragi could be mantained indefinitely

I sure hope it's not. When you play through Galar you realize how having a homebase in that region actually works, unlike Alola. Just take a train and you're in another city! Really makes the matter of the homebase being Vermillion more aggravating...
Though if Galar actually gets fair and proper showing, I might be more open to the idea. They'd just have to add a new character to help keep it fresh, a benefit of only having two mains. Or bump Kotaru's status to a main I suppose, Ash and Go are probably going to inspire her to get out there at the end of the saga regardless. I see Go and Kotaru both going on an adventure of their own at the end, with Ash going back home for whatever comes next.

I hope not, because I don't like the idea of Gou and Koharu idolizing Satoshi from the get-go. It would remind me of how the XY cast treated Satoshi with overwhelming reverence, which bothered me somewhat.

The main issue for me was literally the entire region of Kalos worshipped Ash for like no reason. I'd rather they hold off on anyone idolizing Ash until he starts his Galar campaign, bunch of random characters being fans like NPCs in SWSH and possibly Hop as well, who chooses Ash to be his rival. That way Ash has fans like people want, but it's not forced
 

Caseydia

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I don’t have a problem with Ash being treated with the same respect as everyone else. Just as long as when he and others do something stupid that not only he gets called out.
 
Just as long as when he and others do something stupid that not only he gets called out.
As long as he suicidally jumps down a tower/volcano to "save" his falling Pokemon, he'll be hailed a HERO.
 

Konja7

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Maybe because they don't know abot Ash accomplishment

Honestly, even if Gou and Koharu know about Ash's accomplishment, I doubt they will idolize him.

Gou focus on catching Pokemon. So, he probably doesn't care much about Pokemon battles and Satoshi's achievements in Pokeamon League.

Koharu has a Yamper, but she doesn't seem very pleased with people obsessed with Pokemon (like his father).
 
Honestly, even if Gou and Koharu know about Ash's accomplishment, I doubt they will idolize him.

Gou focus on catching Pokemon. So, he probably doesn't care much about Pokemon battles and Satoshi's achievements in Pokeamon League.

Koharu has a Yamper, but she doesn't seem very pleased with people obsessed with Pokemon (like his father).
Ash: I won a league!

Go & Koharu: Eh.

Misty (grinning ear to ear): Took your time, huh?
 

Zoruagible

Lover of underrated characters
About Leon

I think he might actually be the first champion Ash is allowed to face, and also win against. There's not an Elite Four so I see this being an exceptionable case, Ash beats the Pokemon League(or Champion Cup) and gets to bring Leon's ego down a peg.... hopefully with his own Charizard! His Charizard needs to defend his title of strongest Charizard after all! And what would be a cool scenario to show Ash still ain't a Master? Cynthia's Garchomp kicking Pikachu's butt into the next generation lol

Oh, and I hope they handle the end game scenarios with Hopp, Bede, and Marnie correctly. No 'Marnie's already the gym leader lol' crap like they pulled with Cheren in BW

I am excited to see Ash FINALLY battle a Dark gym leader after all these years!
 

thedarkdragon11

P4P Elite
I think Ash and Leon battling for the championship is set now... We might even see Ash's personal (aka writers') ideal "Dream Team"...

So, will it be Gou vs. Rose?
 

thedarkdragon11

P4P Elite
Excuse me, why do you think Ash and Leon battling for the championship is a set now?

I just based from SwSh storyline which will most likely converge with the current storyline of the anime... Just like how they incorporated Prof. Kukui and Tapu Koko from SM to the anime...
 

Konja7

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I just based from SwSh storyline which will most likely converge with the current storyline of the anime... Just like how they incorporated Prof. Kukui and Tapu Koko from SM to the anime...

Thanks for your answer

However, this time the anime is pretty different from previous seasons. This time we have a trip through 8 regions and a cast of original characters.

So, I don't know if SwSh storyline will converge with the storyline of the anime this time.
 
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PokeFreak1200

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Thinking about it the new opening might have a lot of place holder scenes. Showing so much of Koharu and a scene with Lugia, which I doubt will be relevant after the 2nd episode, might be there to hide the upcoming story. The dance scene, and team rocket scene I can see easily replaceable with something different. Although it's unlikely since Pokemon has never really updated their openings aside from showing the gym leaders or frontier brains without there silhouettes, but hoping there's more to the opening.
 

game3524

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Thanks for your answer

However, this time the anime is pretty different from previous seasons. This time we have a trip through 8 regions and a cast of original characters.

So, I don't know if SwSh storyline will converge with the storyline of the anime this time.

Yeah, they aren't adapting from the game. If they were going to do that, they wouldn't even bother with the world tour plot line IMO and would focus solely on Galar.
 

MartínK

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I just based from SwSh storyline which will most likely converge with the current storyline of the anime... Just like how they incorporated Prof. Kukui and Tapu Koko from SM to the anime...

This anime is not going to be an adaptation from the games, cause if they do it like the games it'll make no sense having Gou, Koharu and profesor Sakuragi in the series instead of Hop, Bede, Marnie, professor Magnolia and Sonia and Ash will go directly to Galar instead of all regions
 
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