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Pocket Monsters (2019) Speculation Thread

Samurott

Well-Known Member
I'm just using your post as an example, but I see this a lot. Why do so many people bring up Espeon as a Pokemon for Ash? Is it because of Gary and Umbreon?

I personally hope, if Ash ever does finally catch Eevee, that it will be used to promote a new Eeveelution, not one the old Eeveelution's whose time has so to speak passed.

For me personally, it's for a few reasons:
- Espeon and Umbreon appeared on the first poster next to each other, and since Ash and Goh are co-protagonists they can each get one of them. This was before Gary was revealed to be returning.
- It makes a reference to Red's team in GSC.
- It also makes for a good first Psychic for Ash that's not only a pure Psychic, but also 100% his alone.
- Like Dragonite, Gengar, and Lucario, it covers a type that Ash missed out on for those Pokemon's respective regions that Ash traveled to.
- I wasn't going to mention this, but since someone already did so, I was gonna say I heard the rumor that Ash said his favorite Eevee evolution was Espeon. It was either in a SM episode or a promotional something where that was said.

For your last point, I'd like it if Ash caught it as an Espeon, but then later down the road he should definitely catch an Eevee so he can evolve it into something new, like a Dragon type.
 

ChampioN One

One Piece.... Is real!!
Wouldn’t it be cool if characters from different gens met? Like Gary and Iris appearing together or something?
Yes I really want this to happen. I hope serena, dawn and may appear together in an episode.
 

Almighty Zard

He has returned.
imo if Ash is going to get an eeveelution i'd rather it be Glaceon or Sylveon at this point and no i don't care that they were owned by May and Serena.

heck the former wasn't even used that much at all.

as far as psychic's go, i'd rather Ash just catch Ralts and have it stay the Gardevoir route since unlike Mr.Mime (who will be debated forever) it covers both elements as well.


Ok, I think I got it figured out. Gulpin, Plusle and Minun are Goh Pokemon for sure. You see how Kubfu, Milcery and Hatenna are all placed after Chloe's Eevee?

really hope your not implicating Kubfu should go to her.
 

Master Pikachu 11

Well-Known Member
No, because it’s not really even remotely similar to the Aipom and Buizel trade situation.

The reason why the Aipom and Buizel worked was because Aipom had a strong interest in Contest and Buizel had a strong interest in battles so them being traded benefited them both.

Where there is no such benefit to Ash and Iris trading their Dragonite. Both Ash’s and Iris’s goals involve more battling and Iris tends to battle a lot. So no, it doesn’t make any sense for her to trade her Dragonite to Ash especially when she had to work to earn it’s trust as it went through a disobedient phase.

Look at this point in time there is no reason to think that Ash would suddenly trade his Dragonite, Gengar, Lucario, Galarian Farfetch’d, and/or even his Dracovish away to anyone.
Agreed Ash doesn’t trade Pokémon and Goh will only make a trade if he gets another of the same kind of Pokémon that he already has like Pinsir. So he won’t really trade any of his Pokémon either. Plus Ash helped his Dragonite learn how to fly so he for sure wouldn’t trade it for Iris’s Dragonite, and it is far nicer then Iris’s Dragonite.
 

Eddieursa

Marsh Trainer
Technically yes, although it would depend on if the writers and people in charge of the anime want to go the route of having Ash get a Pokémon from a line that was on the main cast during the last series.

After getting Dragonite, I believe there's nothing stopping Ash from getting at least one Pokemon from each of his past journey's travelers. However, considering how Mimikyu tends to act against Pikachu, I wouldn't count it as one for Ash's Pokemon. However, if the Galarian Ponyta/Rapidash ends up for Chloe, then a possibility I consider is Ash getting a Galarian Weezing. It would give Ash an official Fairy Type, and it wouldn't be the first time he uses a Weezing. In fact, back when he had that test using Team Rocket's Pokemon, Weezing was the only Pokemon that allowed him to win a round.
 

Pikachu111213

Traveler
After getting Dragonite, I believe there's nothing stopping Ash from getting at least one Pokemon from each of his past journey's travelers. However, considering how Mimikyu tends to act against Pikachu, I wouldn't count it as one for Ash's Pokemon. However, if the Galarian Ponyta/Rapidash ends up for Chloe, then a possibility I consider is Ash getting a Galarian Weezing. It would give Ash an official Fairy Type, and it wouldn't be the first time he uses a Weezing. In fact, back when he had that test using Team Rocket's Pokemon, Weezing was the only Pokemon that allowed him to win a round.
That’d be cool. I’d prefer he get Impidimp though
 

ShadowForce720

Well-Known Member
After getting Dragonite, I believe there's nothing stopping Ash from getting at least one Pokemon from each of his past journey's travelers. However, considering how Mimikyu tends to act against Pikachu, I wouldn't count it as one for Ash's Pokemon. However, if the Galarian Ponyta/Rapidash ends up for Chloe, then a possibility I consider is Ash getting a Galarian Weezing. It would give Ash an official Fairy Type, and it wouldn't be the first time he uses a Weezing. In fact, back when he had that test using Team Rocket's Pokemon, Weezing was the only Pokemon that allowed him to win a round.

That’s not all Mimikyu though, just because Jessie’s Mimikyu had such a huge hatred for Pikachu doesn’t mean that all Mimikyu are like that, heck Acerola’a Mimikyu was pretty friendly.

Also, no just because Acerola’s Mimikyu is an actual Ghost doesn’t mean it doesn’t count as if all Mimikyu behaved like Jessie’s then Acerola’s Mimikyu would have acted similar but it didn’t.

So they can easily have Ash catch a Mimikyu that doesn’t have the personality of Jessie’s Mimikyu.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
Eddieursa said:
However, considering how Mimikyu tends to act against Pikachu, I wouldn't count it as one for Ash's Pokemon.

To me it would just feel incredibly mundane and tiresome at this point anyway considering that we already had Musashi's Mimikkyu in SM, and I'd rather see a much more original Fairy-type on his team.
 

Eddieursa

Marsh Trainer
Surely I'm not the only one who noticed, but the car that Ash, Goh, Chloe and Leon uses in the new opening is clearly based on a Charizard's head. I'm going to suppose that, while I believe they will keep going to different regions during this season, there's going to be a "main arc" about traveling through Galar with Leon (I don't know why) in his "Chari-Car". Maybe is about an investigation, but is Ash travels through Galar in car instead of walking, we could have Ash battling ALL the Galar Gym Leaders continuously.

Sounds too good to be true, but why they will give Ash's team a car if not to "accelerate" things.
 

Mythical-Moonlight

You cannot Escape Giant Plush Inteleon!
Apparently, Shigeru/Gary's voice actor may not be reprising his role in this series.
Gary's VA apparently seemed to be unaware of Gary's return to Anipoke

If true, then this is huge.

If this precedent is set, than suddenly all VA related character restrictions may no longer exist. Perhaps we can see characters like May return, whose VA has a 0% chance of returning.

https://pokemon-matome.net/articles/235230.html

This is also bittersweet of course, as I liked Gary's OG voice and I don't think Voice Actors should be replaced without good reason.
Potentially Replacing May's VA is an understandable case but there's no reason why Yūko Kobayashi needed to be replaced as she seems to be fine.

That is assuming this is true after all
 
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Blue Saturday

Unfurl your Blessed Wings!
Gou needs a “Totodile Duel!” episode, OS killed it with that one. Having two trainers fight over a capture was incredible and Kasumi’s manner of handicapping Pikachu a second time was great. Oh I missed the days of Pikachu’s more eccentric personality, not wanting to fight Kasumi out of friendship or hurt Togepi who never being useful in any matches versus her.

Would give a good chance for Gou to show what he’s worth battle wise and he benefits by getting a capture. Still waiting for Kyodaimax Aceburn’s debut too and Rabbifoot did better than Pikachu in its first Daimax battle and against a trainer. Aceburn’s transformation isn’t over its body but features so that’s gonna be way more dynamic for sure.
 

DuskAstral

Well-Known Member
I'm going to suppose that, while I believe they will keep going to different regions during this season, there's going to be a "main arc" about traveling through Galar with Leon (I don't know why) in his "Chari-Car".
It seems to me the journey with Leon will not be the main arc. Given the presence of Dynamax Pokémon on this tour, the anime wants to "incorporate" Dynamax Adventures, which only takes place in Crown Tundra.
 
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Decidueye23

Well-Known Member
In the SwSh post game you actually go to each gym to defeat a dynamaxing pokemon. I hope this is a spin on that. I really hope we get to see the galar GLs soon
 

nickdt

Well-Known Member
That’s not all Mimikyu though, just because Jessie’s Mimikyu had such a huge hatred for Pikachu doesn’t mean that all Mimikyu are like that, heck Acerola’a Mimikyu was pretty friendly.

Also, no just because Acerola’s Mimikyu is an actual Ghost doesn’t mean it doesn’t count as if all Mimikyu behaved like Jessie’s then Acerola’s Mimikyu would have acted similar but it didn’t.

So they can easily have Ash catch a Mimikyu that doesn’t have the personality of Jessie’s Mimikyu.

Acerola's Mimikyu was dead and a literal ghost.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
Apparently, Shigeru/Gary's voice actor may not be reprising his role in this series.
Gary's VA apparently seemed to be unaware of Gary's return to Anipoke

If true, then this is huge.

If this precedent is set, than suddenly all VA related character restrictions may no longer exist. Perhaps we can see characters like May return, whose VA has a 0% chance of returning.

https://pokemon-matome.net/articles/235230.html

This is also bittersweet of course, as I liked Gary's OG voice and I don't think Voice Actors should be replaced without good reason.
Potentially Replacing May's VA is an understandable case but there's no reason why Yūko Kobayashi needed to be replaced as he seems to be fine.

That is assuming this is true after all

Really odd if true. I mean, I could understand changing Chuck's but why Gary? He's had much more apperances and his VA is most likely willing to reprise.
 
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