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Pocket Monsters (2019) Pokémon Speculation Thread

WaterShuriken

"I..I..Iron Tail, Pikachu."
...how is it a dumb goal? That's the goal of millions and millions of Pokémon games players, oh I see the Goh hate train is still going (and now people from toxic Bulbagarden joining here).

First of all, in the games it is fine, in the anime it is not. Pokémon are living creatures and the goal is impractical. The anime staff realized this very early on by having Ash give up in trying to mass capture to catch up to Gary. There was only 151 Pokémon at the time and in the anime it was already thrown out the window. You see how "Gotta Catch 'Em All" was slowly phased out?

Goh's goal is dumb. Catch ALL Pokémon in order to catch Mew? Why not just hunt for Mew specifically? If Mew has the genes of all Pokémon why not just study ALL Pokémon by having Mew just use Transform?

Goh's dream of catching Mew is fine but his goal of catching all Pokémon is poorly handled and impractical in the anime.

I don't hate Goh, I hate the way they are handling his goal. There's a difference.

Also whom are you referring to with that Bulbapedia comment?
 

Dragalge

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First of all, in the games it is fine, in the anime it is not. Pokémon are living creatures and the goal is impractical. The anime staff realized this very early on by having Ash give up in trying to mass capture to catch up to Gary. There was only 151 Pokémon at the time and in the anime it was already thrown out the window. You see how "Gotta Catch 'Em All" was slowly phased out?

Goh's goal is dumb. Catch ALL Pokémon in order to catch Mew? Why not just hunt for Mew specifically? If Mew has the genes of all Pokémon why not just study ALL Pokémon by having Mew just use Transform?

Goh's dream of catching Mew is fine but his goal of catching all Pokémon is poorly handled and impractical in the anime.

I don't hate Goh, I hate the way they are handling his goal. There's a difference.

Also whom are you referring to with that Bulbapedia comment?
In fairness, Gotta Catch em All was never the slogan in Japanese from the beginning.
 

ShadowForce720

Well-Known Member
Well, it so happens not. There will be much stronger opponents in Hyper Class, so Piplup will be unnecessary for him. I think it is not for nothing that all of his traps in Journeys (so far) can no longer evolve, or only have one evolutionary form.
Piplup will be a Koharu Pokémon rather
They can easily just have Ash’s hypothetical Piplup already be somewhat experienced and then have it evolve quickly.

Like for instance let’s say Ash gets Piplup in June or July of this year they can then have it evolve into Prinplup in October or November and then have it evolve again into a Empoleon in November/December or early(January-March) next year.

So it wouldn’t be that hard for them to catch the potential Piplup up to the rest of Ash’s Pokémon.
 

Master Pikachu 11

Well-Known Member
Well, it so happens not. There will be much stronger opponents in Hyper Class, so Piplup will be unnecessary for him. I think it is not for nothing that all of his traps in Journeys (so far) can no longer evolve, or only have one evolutionary form.
Piplup will be a Koharu Pokémon rather
Well much to you and Nickdt saying otherwise, he can still get Piplup even if he is in the Hyper class. I expect Ash to remain in the hyper class for the foreseeable future, since that is where in my opinion is his current skill set is at. I am basing it on his past series and I don’t think base on his current team that they are all capable of defeating the Elite 4 and Champions. Since this series should go on for a 4th year instead of the typical 3, I am expecting his current rise in the rankings to start slowing down like Goh’s catching sprees. So if he does get Piplup it can evolve rather quickly to get to Empoleon since writers have been rushing Goh’s starter’s evolutions, they can do the same with Piplup. With that in mind, I don’t expect Ash to battle Leon until the end of series as the final important plot point, the 3 rd opening is very similar to SM’s 3 rd opening where we saw Kukui starting to prepare for the league but that didn’t mean that the league was coming soon, just like this current opening does not mean Ash will take on Leon yet.
 

dman_dustin

Well-Known Member
It was made pretty clear in the advertising for the Iris episode that she'd only be in one episode.

I don't see how, I mean they got what they wanted out of it I fail to see why mentioning a hypothetical 2nd episode would be relevant to the point, or did you mean they'd at least confirm it would be multiple episodes? To which I could see.
 

Samurott

Well-Known Member
Not sure why people expected any different.

Exactly, because how dare the fans ask for an Iris two parter when we have much more important ground to cover such as Pikachu getting jealous over Riolu, getting ice cream in Unova, Chrysa's personal life, and watching Plusle and Minun do handyman work! Maybe if the white flower Flabebe evolves, we get a follow-up episode of the remaining four Flabebe forming a barbershop quartet!

Me personally, I'm waiting for episodes focusing on Ren and Magnemite backstory, Goh's Binacle's two heads not getting along, and last but not least, Heracross and Pinsir getting a divorce and seeing who gets the tree they live in! If we're lucky, we'll get an episode about Professor Cerise filing his taxes with an added bonus of him getting to write off Ash and Goh's plane tickets as a business expense!

No but seriously, if one of the Flabebe evolves, it'll build up to what I think they'll end up doing, which is an evolution stone episode where Goh finds a bunch of them in the Sinnoh underground and use them all on his Pokemon (he has at least seven right now that can evolve fully by using one).
 
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