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Pocket Monsters (2019) Speculation Thread

Henry's Journey

Well-Known Member
Ash's team in the first 9 episodes of previous regions:

Kanto: Pikachu, Butterfree, Pidgeotto
Johto: Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charizard, Squirtle, Heracross
Hoenn: Pikachu, Taillow, Treecko
Sinnoh: Pikachu, Aipom, Starly, Turtwig
Unova: Pikachu, Pidove, Oshawott, Tepig, Snivy
Kalos: Pikachu, Froakie, Fletchling
Alola: Pikachu, Rowlet

Not always breaking patterns is a good thing, no, this time is horrible 9 or 10 episodes in and Ash has not catched anything new, so, so disappointing.

At this point it seems we should only speculate on Go's team.
 

World Turtle

Well-Known Member
So it occurs to me that with this world tour saga having Ash visit old regions and Ash being a research assistant this might be the perfect opportunity to give him some fossils. No not Galar's, but Tyrunt, Anorith, and either Shieldon or Archen.
 

ShadowForce720

Well-Known Member
Ash's team in the first 9 episodes of previous regions:

Kanto: Pikachu, Butterfree, Pidgeotto
Johto: Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charizard, Squirtle, Heracross
Hoenn: Pikachu, Taillow, Treecko
Sinnoh: Pikachu, Aipom, Starly, Turtwig
Unova: Pikachu, Pidove, Oshawott, Tepig, Snivy
Kalos: Pikachu, Froakie, Fletchling
Alola: Pikachu, Rowlet

Not always breaking patterns is a good thing, no, this time is horrible 9 or 10 episodes in and Ash has not catched anything new, so, so disappointing.

At this point it seems we should only speculate on Go's team.

Not really, look just because the team changes aren't happening at the pace that you wanted doesn't mean that Ash isn't going to catch anything. I mean heck were not even half way through the series yet, so it is way to soon to be jumping to conclusions and trying to say that Ash won't catch anything for the entire series. Heck for all we know episode 8 could potentially turn out to be a capture episode for Ash, and other then episode 9 involving Ho-oh we really don't know that much about how that episode will actually go down, and we have no information at all on what episode 10 is.

I mean it seems like I have to point this out even though it should be obvious but this series is formatted pretty differently from past series, so whose to really say that episode 8 isn't a capture episode for Ash or that episode 10 or one of the following episodes isn't a capture episode for Ash. I mean if you look at past series within the first few episodes we would see the starters and quite a few of the new pokemon, and yet when it comes to this series out of the gen 8 starters we've only seen Scorbunny and we've barely seen any other gen 8 pokemon being Corviknight, Yamper, Nickit, and Wooloo, along with see a Gigantamax Snorlax. So given how the series seems to be working differently past series I think it's a bit to soon to be trying to jump to conclusions and assume that Ash isn't going to be getting any captures during this series or that we won't see his reserves at all, when were not even that far in.

So it occurs to me that with this world tour saga having Ash visit old regions and Ash being a research assistant this might be the perfect opportunity to give him some fossils. No not Galar's, but Tyrunt, Anorith, and either Shieldon or Archen.

They could also go the route of having Ash get a Omanyte, Kabuto, or Aerodactyl.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
World Turtle said:
So it occurs to me that with this world tour saga having Ash visit old regions and Ash being a research assistant this might be the perfect opportunity to give him some fossils. No not Galar's, but Tyrunt, Anorith, and either Shieldon or Archen.

I'm not against him getting Fossil Pokemon since he's overdue for one from my viewpoint, although I'm very picky when it comes to which one he should get. I wouldn't mind him getting one of the Gen VIII Fossils, or one of the Kanto ones. I'm just not a fan of Chigoras and its evolved form.
 

ShadowForce720

Well-Known Member
The one from the upcoming episode? Why would he go all the way to Sinnoh to bring the Piplup back to its home if he was gonna catch it in the end anyways?

Because taking Piplup back to Sinnoh is not the main plot of episode 8, the main plot of episode 8 is helping the Piplup win the race against Croagunk, as the whole Piplup being lost thing was only introduce as a way to allow Ash and Go to meet the Piplup in Kanto and then go to Sinnoh rather then trying to fabricate some other reason for Ash and Gou to go to Sinnoh just for one episode just to meet a Piplup. It's not that hard to understand that if Ash helps the Piplup train and bonds with it as he helps it to prepare to win the race that it might decide afterwards to join his team.

Also back during Sun and Moon during Rowlet's capture episode Ash took Rowlet back to it's nest and when he saw it had a family he decide to leave Rowlet there but then Rowlet choose to go with him, one could make the argument why did Ash bring Rowlet back to it's nest if he was just going to capture it. At this point your focusing way to much on the whole detail of Ash taking this Piplup back to Sinnoh as if that was the main plot of episode 8 which it is not.
 

World Turtle

Well-Known Member
I'm not against him getting Fossil Pokemon since he's overdue for one from my viewpoint, although I'm very picky when it comes to which one he should get. I wouldn't mind him getting one of the Gen VIII Fossils, or one of the Kanto ones. I'm just not a fan of Chigoras and its evolved form.

That's fair. I mostly just want Ash to get a 6th Hoenn and Kalos Pokemon. And I figure being a Professor's research assistant could get him access to fossils.

I don't want Ash to get Galar Fossils unless they correct their bodies in a sequel game. Their existence is pain for them. It'd feel wrong for Ash to make them battle.

And I don't want Ash to get any more Kanto Pokemon period. The other regions need love!
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
A new Pochama joining the cast might work because Pochama is such a popular and marketable species overall, although I have doubts that anyone will get the one from the future Shinou region episode. Frankly if we get Shinou remakes in Gen VIII, I'd rather see another Naetle in the cast instead of a Pochama, because Satoshi's Naetle was overshadowed by both Hikari's Pochama and Satoshi's Hikozaru in the DP saga.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
I'm completly against Ash or Go getting Piplup, specially considering it was a pokémon owned by a former co-star.

Verity is fine because the movie is an AU and she is was a new character but for Ash or Go? No, thanks.
 

ShadowForce720

Well-Known Member
I'm completly against Ash or Go getting Piplup, specially considering it was a pokémon owned by a former co-star.

Verity is fine because the movie is an AU and she is was a new character but for Ash or Go? No, thanks.

If May can get a Bulbasaur and Squirtle, while Dawn can get a Cyndaquil, and Serena and Lana can get an Eevee despite Ash having a Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Cyndaquil and May having an Eevee then I don't see the problem with Ash or Gou getting a Piplup especially since it's not like it would be the same Piplup as the one Dawn had and they could go down the route of fully evolving it into an Empoleon.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
Spider-Phoenix said:
I'm completly against Ash or Go getting Piplup, specially considering it was a pokémon owned by a former co-star.

Verity is fine because the movie is an AU and she is was a new character but for Ash or Go? No, thanks.

That's one strike against the Pochama theory I suppose, although there have been times when a new cast member caught a Pokemon that an old cast member owned before. Eievui in particular stands out since it was owned by three cast members so far. I think another Pochama being in the cast wouldn't be unreasonable as a result.
 

RedJirachi

Veteran member
Alright, if Ash is going to get one of the new Ghost types(I'm including regional variants that evolve into new Pokemon), which do you think he'd get?
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
RedJirachi said:
Alright, if Ash is going to get one of the new Ghost types(I'm including regional variants that evolve into new Pokemon), which do you think he'd get?

I guess I wouldn't mind if he gets Dorameshiya just because I like its final evolution. I also like Galarian Sunnygo, so I wouldn't mind if he were to get one and evolve it into Sanigon.
 

World Turtle

Well-Known Member
Alright, if Ash is going to get one of the new Ghost types(I'm including regional variants that evolve into new Pokemon), which do you think he'd get?


I guess I wouldn't mind if he gets Dorameshiya just because I like its final evolution. I also like Galarian Sunnygo, so I wouldn't mind if he were to get one and evolve it into Sanigon.

I third Dreepy. I love the thing it is crazy awesome personified.
 

paipr_christian

grass type fan.
I'm honestly worried that they aren't gonna let Ash have any new Pokemon this gen. Possibly only using Pikachu anywhere and everywhere he goes.

I think that may be how they balance Go capturing everything he can.......
 
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