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Pocket Monsters (2019) Pokémon Speculation Thread

Mythical-Moonlight

~Can't I not take it in vain?~
I have two questions.
1 Between Obstagoon and Grimmsnarl which of these Galar Dark type Pokemon suits Ash
2 Between Flapple and Appletun, which one suits Ash
1.) Neither of them really fit Ash tbh. But if I had to pick one I'd go with Obstagoon. I just cannot see Ash with any member of the Impidimp line. While I can at least imagine Ash working with a Galarian Zigzagoon

2.) Definitely Flapple. Appletun feels more like a Goh Pokémon. (I think they're both going to Goh tho)
 

Ibrahim Saidu

Well-Known Member
1.) Neither of them really fit Ash tbh. But if I had to pick one I'd go with Obstagoon. I just cannot see Ash with any member of the Impidimp line. While I can at least imagine Ash working with a Galarian Zigzagoon

2.) Definitely Flapple. Appletun feels more like a Goh Pokémon. (I think they're both going to Goh tho)
Personally
1 I think Ash should catch Grimmsnarl
2 Since Ash is a kind of Trainer that works with speedy Pokemon then Flapple fits Ash's battle style. Pls since Applin has two branched evos, Ash and Goh can represent the evos with Ash having Flapple while Goh can have Appletun
 

Ignition

That damn smile
I have two questions.
1 Between Obstagoon and Grimmsnarl which of these Galar Dark type Pokemon suits Ash
2 Between Flapple and Appletun, which one suits Ash
1) I’d say Obstagoon since its entire battle style is around getting opponents to come in close so it can counter attack with Obstruct to lower their defense for a follow up hit. Seems like something Ash would take into account more IMO. I’d be fine with both since they’re both my favorite Galar Pokémon.
2)Flapple since it’s more agile but I could easily see Appletun as a mini Snorlax
 

PsychoLogical

Well-Known Member
Alright since we dont have much to speculate on, what is the one pokemon from each of ash's regional team that you think should come back for more development this series. An underrated or under written one, unlike charizard infernape etc
I only truly want one to return and its Gible since it was unfortunately a victim of "late capture syndrome" and thus didn't get much when it had so much potential and ofc there's the thing where people still want Ash to finally own a Garchomp.
 

SerGoldenhandtheJust

#Dracovish2021 Y'all don't get to bully the fish
Gible totodile snivy and pignite imo should definitely return and get more development and evolutions. Tbh I kinda wish we got some fanservice and we get evolutions for all reserve Pokémon besides rowlet, bulbasaur, squirtle, Oshawott and buizel. Rowlet and bulbasaur due to story reasons, squirtle Oshawott due to them being so iconic in their base stage that evolving them would be weird imo now and buizel coz it simply doesn't need it.
 

nickdt

Well-Known Member
I only truly want one to return and its Gible since it was unfortunately a victim of "late capture syndrome" and thus didn't get much when it had so much potential and ofc there's the thing where people still want Ash to finally own a Garchomp.
Late capture syndrome isn't an excuse, since Snorunt also came late and was the MVP in the Hoenn League and it did even less than Gible did.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
Well some fans are still hoping that Sobble and G. Farfetched will be traded at some point. Though I doubt that's happening.
That's just wishful thinking at this point.

The "Sobble for Ash" train is long gone.

But they have my simpathy since my heart still aches knowinig Ash doesn't have Chespin :(

It's actually kinda sad how Cinderace and Lucario are hyped up to be this sort of "Dynamic Duo" simply because they're Ash and Gou's Aces when both have more chemistry with other Pokémon then with each other.
Not that but they are also highly popular pokémon on real world as well.

Useless Info: Uri Geller has now officially given permission for Kadabra to be used in trading cards again, meaning that old lawsuit which prevented Kadabra from being printed out as cards (and I guess also from being used in the anime due to likely wanting to avoid the controversy) is now over. So now TPC can now basically freely do whatever with Kadabra now. Perhaps we could finally see Kadabra again being used in the anime since the controversy regarding it no longer exists now.
Looking forward Goh getting the whole Abra family :p
 

Ace-Barn

#BringBackTokio
It's actually kinda sad how Cinderace and Lucario are hyped up to be this sort of "Dynamic Duo" simply because they're Ash and Gou's Aces when both have more chemistry with other Pokémon then with each other.
While they could build a rapport between Cinderace and Lucario starting now, unless they really plan on setting the 2 up as rivals, or the writers are going to have Goh and Ash enter more raids/ tag battles with the 2, then it really just gets in the way of developing Goh and Ash's teams.

Since Goh and Ash have different goals and will at times be working separately, it would likely have made more narrative sense to strengthen the bonds between Cinderace and Sobble, and Lucario and the rest of Ash's team, particularly Farfetch'd.

Though pairing the 2 up likely helps with marketing them by association.

I also want to see Koharu with the Hatterene line
The Hatterene line definitely fits Koharus laid back nature since she doesn't go rushing off on adventures like the boys. It easily works as a household pokemon similar to Yamper and Eevee. Alcremie is also more of a household pokemon, so it would likely fit her more than it would the boys.

Though I do hope that G-Ponyta (if it joins the cast) ends up on either Ash or Goh's team.
 

WaterShuriken

"I..I..Iron Tail, Pikachu."
Alright since we dont have much to speculate on, what is the one pokemon from each of ash's regional team that you think should come back for more development this series. An underrated or under written one, unlike charizard infernape etc
Kingler : Now it has a perfect excuse. It has a G-Max form.

Bayleef : I wanted to say Totodile so it can evolve but I can't have this full of his Water-Types. Meganium can add some much needed muscle to his Johto team.

Glalie : Glalie got benched after the Hoenn League and only teased in the Sinnoh League. It was the AG Kingler. Plus it is his only Ice type at the moment. Maybe Mega-Evolution???

Gible : Captured too late, didn't even get a gym match. Ash has experience with Garchomp. It would be a nice partner for Dragonite.

Oshawott : Marketability killed him. He should have evolved to at least a Dewott in BW. Burgundy and Cameron killed the rest of the line. If it wasn't for Dawn and Piplup coming and them wanting to make some rivalry going on, I believe Oshawott would have evolved by then.

Greninja : While I want Noivern to come back and actually win something, Greninja needs to come back to his team. I get the feeling like that is going to happen eventually. In a series that is so focused on giving Ash popular Pokémon, they can't pass up giving him the most popular Pokémon in the world again. Hey, maybe they can finally give him a Dark-type move. Farfetch'd already has 2.

Melmetal : It needs more than 2 moves. Plus it has a G-Max form.
 

desdar300

Well-Known Member
I know that typing overlap is a non-issue but I really have to wonder how well the duck is going to do if Ash ends up getting Kubfu.
Because between it and Lucario it's pretty clear which one is going to end up getting the short end of the "Leek".
I know they may not care but at that point it just becomes hilarious how mistreated it's been
 

PsychoLogical

Well-Known Member
I know that typing overlap is a non-issue but I really have to wonder how well the duck is going to do if Ash ends up getting Kubfu.
Because between it and Lucario it's pretty clear which one is going to end up getting the short end of the "Leek".
I know they may not care but at that point it just becomes hilarious how mistreated it's been
It’ll certainly be treated far better than Palpitoad at least lmao. If it was a regular Farfetch’d then it would have zero time, but thank god that Sirfetch’d exists :>

And it also varies on what they’re gonna do with Lucario post JN048 which we technically still don’t have enough to determine despite the assumptions.
 

desdar300

Well-Known Member
It’ll certainly be treated far better than Palpitoad at least lmao. If it was a regular Farfetch’d then it would have zero time, but thank god that Sirfetch’d exists :>

And it also varies on what they’re gonna do with Lucario post JN048 which we technically still don’t have enough to determine despite the assumptions.
Don't get me wrong I would like the bear but I do think that it should probably come later to avoid screwing over the duck atm.
 

PsychoLogical

Well-Known Member
Don't get me wrong I would like the bear but I do think that it should probably come later to avoid screwing over the duck atm.
I assume that’s likely the case since I don’t really see an IOA arc until way later into the series anyways. Like maybe sometime after we reach the 70 mark or so. Maybe even later than that.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
desdar300 said:
I know that typing overlap is a non-issue but I really have to wonder how well the duck is going to do if Ash ends up getting Kubfu.
Because between it and Lucario it's pretty clear which one is going to end up getting the short end of the "Leek".
I know they may not care but at that point it just becomes hilarious how mistreated it's been
People keep insisting that Dakuma evolving into a dual type is the perfect way to avoid a type overlap situation, even though it's rather obvious that its Fighting-type traits will be showcased foremost regardless given that its shtick is Chinese martial arts.

I don't know how the writers would handle the unevenness in screen-time between it and Lucario, however. Maybe Dakuma/Wulaosu would get lucky and be treated better than Galarian Kamonegi at least.
 
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Red and Blue

Well-Known Member
I'm pretty confident that Kubfu would get better treatment under Ash then his Farfetch'd. At least it will likely get its own arc when Ash evolves it in one of the towers
 
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