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Pocket Monsters (2019) Speculation Thread

By that logic Ash shouldn’t have a Dragonite since it’s not current gen Pokémon and doesn’t have Gigantamax form.

It’s pretty clear that Journeys is not solely focused on gen 8, but focuses on all the generations instead. So it doesn’t matter if Mega Evolution isn’t the current mechanic, as that doesn’t prevent Ash from Mega Evolving his Lucario.

Look it would be one thing if this series was like the previous series where Ash’s is trapped in the current region and the series just focuses on gen 8. However the current series is very clearly not solely focused on gen 8.

Considering that Ash’s Lucario looks up to Korrina’s Lucario and knows it can Mega Evolve, and considering that Korrina is likely showing up again, it’s pretty likely that Ash will have a Mega Lucario.
To build onto this statement with Ash getting into the hyper class his team is going to need a buff of some kind whether that be new moves like dragonite learning draco meteor or megas like lucario or even having an arc of pikachu mastering G-max in order to compete with the increasing difficulty of fighting these elite trainers.
 

nickdt

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I'd rather Ash not get freebies, thanks.
If he gets Gardevoir he should either get it via battle or it chooses to go with him. Eggs are fine but I just find them having characters pawn off Pokemon to another character as lazy like they couldn't think of any other way to give them that Pokemon. Brock's Vulpix was fine though since it actually fit with his role at the time

Doesn't that logic fly out the window due to Dragonite overshadowing his entire team? lol

I've wanted Primeape back since the OS, seeing him in the opening alongside the lab Pokemon in BW reignited that hope and I've never stopped hoping!
His episodes will never stop being hilarious

Thats not Dragonites fault, its the writers. If Ash gets a Mega, its expected he takes it with him/uses it in every battle upon getting it. They can't also justify making Lucario the fall guy. Thats the beauty of Gigamax/Dynamax. You don't have to show it in battles outside of Galar, while with Mega evolution, you need to show it outside of Galar, since i doubt they let Ash use Mega Evolution inside of Galar due to it overshadowing Gigamax/Dynamax in that case.

Mega Evolution would be especially bad for Sirfetch'd and Dracovish, who then turn into fall guys every single battle because we already have the Dragonite shilling by the writers and on top of that, Lucario is becoming the shillmon and Gengar as well if he gets a Mega. If only Lucario gets a Mega, the only thing Gengar can get is Gigamax, but then it will still be overshadowed by Pikachu, who most likely will be the main Gigamax mon.

In the long run, Mega Evolution damages Ash's team composition more than that he gains them.

Look at Ash-Greninja. We were lucky Talonflame and Hawlucha were already established before Ash-Greninja became a thing, but the form seriously hindered Noivern and too a lesser extent Goodra.

The Journeys team is already scraping for screentime, development and battles as is, which will be even worse when Mega's come into play. And if Ash brings his older mons back in rotation for certain battles, it also won't help his current mons that aren't called Lucario and Dragonite.
 
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Rune Knight

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Sorry, I don't know where else to ask this, however it is character related and has the potential to play out later in the series.

Would you consider Goh as Ash's best human friend?

A lot of people would probably say Brock, but I see him as more of an older brotherly figure to Ash.

In a way, Ash and Goh's relationship reminds me a lot of Gon and Killua's from HxH. They're both the same age. One's rash, the other one's calm and collected. They have different goals but share ambition as well as a love for pokémon, and get along so well. I feel like they're meant to learn from one another.
 

ImBeVillain

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Sorry, I don't know where else to ask this, however it is character related and has the potential to play out later in the series.

Would you consider Goh as Ash's best human friend?

A lot of people would probably say Brock, but I see him as more of an older brotherly figure to Ash.

In a way, Ash and Goh's relationship reminds me a lot of Gon and Killua's from HxH. They're both the same age. One's rash, the other one's calm and collected. They have different goals but share ambition as well as a love for pokémon, and get along so well. I feel like they're meant to learn from one another.
One day we will get one episode where Ash will try to catch a pokemon and Goh will try his strength in the fight, even with one gym leader (better if it's Brock/Misty).

One day, Goh and Ash will work together for make dreams come true - Goh giving his pokemon to Ash to fight the PWC, Ash training Goh's pokemon.
Such little exchanges.
 

dman_dustin

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By that logic Ash shouldn’t have a Dragonite since it’s not current gen Pokémon and doesn’t have Gigantamax form.

Not that I care much for this discussion one way or the other but isn't there a massive difference between a Pokemon and a battle mechanic? I would think the Pokemon would be prioritized over a trinket based power up from a world tour narrative.

That being said unless they bring in megas in 9th generation and actually give 9th generation mega and Ash still exists (same with gens after 9), this series is Ash's only chance to use a mega.
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However I'm going to hate Ash getting a mega Lucario, look I'm not asking for an Ash-Greninja situation but I really fail to see why they couldn't give Lucario a 2nd mega evolution to showcase under Ash for uniqueness, as well as something new for 4th gen remakes but here we are, where the Pokemon company ultimately decided to cheapen the concept of remakes by just recreating the games with updated graphics and differences to the metagame due to fairy types and whatever else post 4th gen made to the games.

Sure they could have surprises up their sleeves but I'm expecting sheer disappointment, that the remakes feel unnecessary unless playing with fairy types and updated graphics is so necessary. Like I'd rather just play platinum than play the remakes. But its the fans fault for desiring remakes so badly. I feel more excitment for kids who never played the originals than I do with people who have and were expecting proper rdmakes rather than simple updated game.

The point is I'm bored of 6th generation Mega Lucario, and I'd rather they give Ash something not done to death. I already don't like Lucario's movepool of coursd they'll take the copout approach with Mega Lucario.

But "some" people hate "new things" and would rather Ash get the same boring stuff as everyone else because having some uniqueness to stand out is apparently overated. Like Ash-Greninja, some people would rather Ash just have your run of the mill everyday Greninja, because having the same thing over and over and over is somehiw "not" boring.

Is there a chance Gengar get Gigantamax instead of Pikachu?


Pikachu already has the gigantamax form.

If you mean Ash using Gengar as his primary gigantamax Pokemon, I'd say no. At best Gengar would only use the form once and that's only if Ash chooses to "dynamax" Gengar because Pikachu isn't battling and the narrative sayx Ash uses the concept to battle his opponent.

But against Leon? No.
 

Rune Knight

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One day we will get one episode where Ash will try to catch a pokemon and Goh will try his strength in the fight, even with one gym leader (better if it's Brock/Misty).

One day, Goh and Ash will work together for make dreams come true - Goh giving his pokemon to Ash to fight the PWC, Ash training Goh's pokemon.
Such little exchanges.
Personally, I'd like Goh to stick around after Journeys, but I could see him leaving and deciding to challenge the Kanto League while Ash's goal could shift to something that has to do with catching Pokémon since being a Pokémon Master means more than just being the strongest trainer in the World.
 

dman_dustin

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Sorry, I don't know where else to ask this, however it is character related and has the potential to play out later in the series.

Would you consider Goh as Ash's best human friend?

A lot of people would probably say Brock, but I see him as more of an older brotherly figure to Ash.

In a way, Ash and Goh's relationship reminds me a lot of Gon and Killua's from HxH. They're both the same age. One's rash, the other one's calm and collected. They have different goals but share ambition as well as a love for pokémon, and get along so well. I feel like they're meant to learn from one another.

Absolutely.

I may dislike Go or rather the favortism towards him.

But i cannot deny that Go has the best, friend interactions with Ash. They do complement each other more than any other paring but that could be because its a duo team this gen vs a trio or more but they definitely have figured out the chemistry between Ash and Go better than past companions.
 
Thats not Dragonites fault, its the writers. If Ash gets a Mega, its expected he takes it with him/uses it in every battle upon getting it. They can't also justify making Lucario the fall guy. Thats the beauty of Gigamax/Dynamax. You don't have to show it in battles outside of Galar, while with Mega evolution, you need to show it outside of Galar, since i doubt they let Ash use Mega Evolution inside of Galar due to it overshadowing Gigamax/Dynamax in that case.

Mega Evolution would be especially bad for Sirfetch'd and Dracovish, who then turn into fall guys every single battle because we already have the Dragonite shilling by the writers and on top of that, Lucario is becoming the shillmon and Gengar as well if he gets a Mega. If only Lucario gets a Mega, the only thing Gengar can get is Gigamax, but then it will still be overshadowed by Pikachu, who most likely will be the main Gigamax mon.

In the long run, Mega Evolution damages Ash's team composition more than that he gains them.

Look at Ash-Greninja. We were lucky Talonflame and Hawlucha were already established before Ash-Greninja became a thing, but the form seriously hindered Noivern and too a lesser extent Goodra.

The Journeys team is already scraping for screentime, development and battles as is, which will be even worse when Mega's come into play. And if Ash brings his older mons back in rotation for certain battles, it also won't help his current mons that aren't called Lucario and Dragonite.
Meh !! I would love to see mega evolutions over those boring gmax battles even if they happen every episode.
 
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