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Pocket Monsters (2019) Pokémon Speculation Thread

WaterShuriken

"I..I..Iron Tail, Pikachu."
I'm just glad that they didn't "retcon" Gary and made him a WCS participant. He still has Electivire and Blastoise. I hope we see Umbreon as well. Those were his top three in Sinnoh.
 

dman_dustin

Well-Known Member
I'm just glad that they didn't "retcon" Gary and made him a WCS participant. He still has Electivire and Blastoise. I hope we see Umbreon as well. Those were his top three in Sinnoh.

I don't get how Gary being in the PWC would be a retcon.

Are people not capable of doing multiple things?
 

WaterShuriken

"I..I..Iron Tail, Pikachu."
I don't get how Gary being in the PWC would be a retcon.

Are people not capable of doing multiple things?

Well he quit being a full fledged Pokémon Trainer to become a Pokémon Researcher like his grandfather.

Also notice how I put it in quotes, where is not truly a retcon but it would be a return to his previous aspirations that he left behind.
 

nickdt

Well-Known Member
Well he quit being a full fledged Pokémon Trainer to become a Pokémon Researcher like his grandfather.

Also notice how I put it in quotes, where is not truly a retcon but it would be a return to his previous aspirations that he left behind.

I mean, Brock literally is studying to become a Pokemon Doctor. Didn't stop him from rocking with Mega Steelix.
 

dman_dustin

Well-Known Member
Well he quit being a full fledged Pokémon Trainer to become a Pokémon Researcher like his grandfather.

Also notice how I put it in quotes, where is not truly a retcon but it would be a return to his previous aspirations that he left behind.

Professor Kukui.....that is all.
 

Zoruagible

Lover of underrated characters
I am still thinking that Ash and Goh could still get Kubfu as I don’t think these COTD that I feel will only be relevant for this arc only, will prevent them from getting it. Since they can have them go back to CT and go to IOA in a future episode when the focus is about Kubfu. Right now this arc is about finding Mew.
That guy isn't going to stop Ash from getting Kubfu. Besides where's the other one? lol
They can cut Peony and replace him with say, Brandon. But Mustard is the one DLC character whose basically essential and would make for a great battle seeing how Ash could challenge the guy at any point.
I still say Ash and Bea are getting Kubfu's
Quick question what you think might inspire grookey to evolve and will its personality change like the others?
Unless the remakes or Legends adds something that can replace Grookey as the obligatory walking/shoulder mon, nothing.
Liked the idea that someone said that Infernape has run away from the lab because it senses Moltres’ energy at victory road! That would be cool, then it would be awesome if they bump into Gary there too who is there because of rumours of a disturbance there, so as a researcher he goes to investigate but only heard the rumours because he has been appointed Viridian City gym leader and that’s the nearest city.
Forget the gym, they said Lance was an 'Elite Four' member instead of the champion like his previous appearances. It'd be cool if they casually drop that Gary is the current champion of Kanto, he is Ash's equal unlike Iris and seeing them duke it out in one massive battle once more would be an amazing sight! We could see Gigantamax Blastoise too if the top 8 takes place in Galar. I do hope he has Mega Evolution though, it's only fitting if Misty/Brock have it and Ash potentially receiving it cause Lucario.

I could even see Gary troll Ash by mentioning the fact as he's leaving.
I don't get how Gary being in the PWC would be a retcon.

Are people not capable of doing multiple things?
I believe they meant that they wouldn't mention Gary being a researcher at all. I was worried too
 

nickdt

Well-Known Member
Well he quit being a full fledged Pokémon Trainer to become a Pokémon Researcher like his grandfather.

Also notice how I put it in quotes, where is not truly a retcon but it would be a return to his previous aspirations that he left behind.

Another example: Diantha's main job is being an Actress, didn't stop her from becoming a champion.
 

nickdt

Well-Known Member
The reserves I would like to see Ash use in the WCS: Incineroar, Melmetal, Noivern, Hawlucha, Snivy, Scraggy, Infernape, Buizel, Torterra, Staraptor, Glalie, Sceptile, Quilava, Kingler, Snorlax, Mimey.

Unfezant, Boldore, Palpitoad, Totodile, Bayleef. Sceptile can sit out.
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
I'll never understand the pedestal Greninja gets put on for his relatively lacking battle record. He never carried a team like Charizard did vs Gary or Infernape did vs Paul, he never outright beat Diantha in their training match, his Ash Greninja form was an over glorified pseudo Mega Evolution. Yeah he beat Mega Abomosnow and Mega Sceptile... I'm positive Charizard and Infernape could do that too without Mega Evolution.
We haven't even talked about peak Pikachu either lol
Before the Bond Phenomenon was even a thing, I think a few reasons why Greninja was so popular were because
  1. Most people already liked it either because of its design or its Protean ability in the games
  2. Froakie had a similar personality to Ash’s Treecko
  3. It broke the anime’s “curse” of Ash’s Water types never evolving besides Kingler
 
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ToyGod

I am on YouTube too!!
More Absol and Eiscue merch. New Dreepy and Darkrai+ more of the Galar birds.


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Again, me hoping that Ash will either get Absol or Eiscue on his team. Eiscue would be another great mon as it is broke like Dracovish. Also Ash using reserves doesn't mean he will not catch any new ones, but narrows the chances. However, since Master class is like 100 ranks away, and he can still fail donwn, he can get new mons.
 

ToyGod

I am on YouTube too!!
Maybe that can be an arc as well. Ash using the same Pokemon, eventually leads to a person who saw all of this beating Ash so bad, that he has to think of a plan. And he brings his old Pokemon back and makes strategies so good that the opponent wouldn't see it coming. I want this to happen because part of Ash's character is his unpredictability. Using the same pokemon will sooner be predictable by opponents.
Well, let's see if something like this happens. I posted this about a month ago, and I think it can work. Ash gets his a** handed over by Iris and he visits his old pals at lab and starts using them.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
i'm actually kind of disapointed that Charizard is not staying at the valley anymore, because that was a great source of training, that it will apparently no longer have access to.

At this point, it's not no longer necessary in my opinion. Not just Ash became better, he has a lot of stronger pokémon. Charizard can either have his training taking part in races with Staraptor and co. or working up with Infernape and Sceptile.

I guess perhaps it hit it's limits? and as others have pointed out there was the thing between it and Liza's Charla, guess it wasn't meant to be.

I dunno, a pokédivorce would be something Shudo would have pulled as a gag so they probably had Charizard's return be more definite as a pseudo-nod.

Or the most likely option that it's easier just having a throwaway line about Oak sending him than working all the logistics of having him return from the Valley to whoever Ash was.

I mean, Unova was based on the US, which is another country and not PokéJapan so they probably figured they'd need an easier way to get Charizard back if they ever needed to.

well when Charizard first came back during late jouto, it did seem like they were a couple, with Ash's essentially being her bodyguard.

ninja'd me @Spider-Phoenix well played

Needs more Pokémon flavor. I'd use Greninja'd or Ash-Greninja'd :p
 
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