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Pocket Monsters (2019) Speculation Thread

charinija

Pokemon Master
I do not mind, but there is very little chance of May's return due to her Seiyuu's voice disorder (and from what I heard, Japan is very reluctant to change voice actor)
Frankly, in this series, I see higher probability of May's return than Dawn.

We haven't seen May in a very long time. Dawn We saw Dawn later compared to May.

And May is better suited to be a top coordinator. Better squad. More experienced. May T can return as Top Coordinator.

No mention of pokemon contests in the new series. We haven't seen the ribbons for a very long time.

The easiest way to see Ash's Top Coordinator friend and Blaziken in the new series is May.

Dawn may also return due to the DP remake. If Ash catches Piplup, Dawn might return too.

Dawn's piplup becomes the teacher for Ash's piplup.

Dawn or May I think definitely someone will return.
 

Almighty Zard

He has returned.
Frankly, in this series, I see higher probability of May's return than Dawn.

We haven't seen May in a very long time. Dawn We saw Dawn later compared to May.

And May is better suited to be a top coordinator. Better squad. More experienced. May T can return as Top Coordinator.

No mention of pokemon contests in the new series. We haven't seen the ribbons for a very long time.

The easiest way to see Ash's Top Coordinator friend and Blaziken in the new series is May.

Dawn may also return due to the DP remake. If Ash catches Piplup, Dawn might return too.

Dawn's piplup becomes the teacher for Ash's piplup.

Dawn or May I think definitely someone will return.

the problem is May's VA isn't doing Voice work as much as she used if at all anymore, or something to that effect.

with DP remakes coming if contests are brought up even if it's only for an episode, then I expect Dawn or possibly Serena since she did go to hoenn to start doing them (possibly both girls since they are so popular in a contest against each other) show them off.
 

janejane6178

Kaleido Star FOREVER in my heart <3
Frankly, in this series, I see higher probability of May's return than Dawn.

We haven't seen May in a very long time. Dawn We saw Dawn later compared to May.

And May is better suited to be a top coordinator. Better squad. More experienced. May T can return as Top Coordinator.

No mention of pokemon contests in the new series. We haven't seen the ribbons for a very long time.

The easiest way to see Ash's Top Coordinator friend and Blaziken in the new series is May.

Dawn may also return due to the DP remake. If Ash catches Piplup, Dawn might return too.

Dawn's piplup becomes the teacher for Ash's piplup.

Dawn or May I think definitely someone will return.
Serena
 

Almighty Zard

He has returned.

it'd be kind of neat if she and dawn competed against each other in a contest honestly.

Just pointing this out but Rowlet could still technically evolve.

kind of wish I saw this sooner.

you know i'm starting to hope that rowlet comes back for a fight, and whoever it's fighting makes it cough up the everstone and then crushes it to piss rowlet off and cause it to evolve as a result.
 

charinija

Pokemon Master
I don't think Serena will return in this series. She may be mentioned as the Performer, but I don't think she will return.

Serena is the only pokegirl to not return in the next series. Even one of the two characters who did not return in anime history, the other is Cilan.

I think Cilan can return in this series. By the way.

The reason Serena's not returning is if Serena turns to Ash anymore, I think she will return as her girlfriend.

I think the writers don't want to ruin Serena and Ash's special relationship. The scene where they said goodbye was a kiss scene.

I think Serena will turn the other way when she returns to Ash.

In the anime, Professor Kukui got married and had a baby. Now it's ridiculous and illogical that Ash is 10 years old.

At some point, Ash get old and has a girlfriend. Serena is best candiate ı think. And that's why Serena won't be back.

It seems like we will wait for Serena as we expected Pidgeot. Lol
 
I don't think Serena will return in this series. She may be mentioned as the Performer, but I don't think she will return.

Serena is the only pokegirl to not return in the next series. Even one of the two characters who did not return in anime history, the other is Cilan.

I think Cilan can return in this series. By the way.

The reason Serena's not returning is if Serena turns to Ash anymore, I think she will return as her girlfriend.

I think the writers don't want to ruin Serena and Ash's special relationship. The scene where they said goodbye was a kiss scene.

I think Serena will turn the other way when she returns to Ash.

In the anime, Professor Kukui got married and had a baby. Now it's ridiculous and illogical that Ash is 10 years old.

At some point, Ash get old and has a girlfriend. Serena is best candiate ı think. And that's why Serena won't be back.

It seems like we will wait for Serena as we expected Pidgeot. Lol
Watch her return and then Ash ages and gets together with her
 

charinija

Pokemon Master
the problem is May's VA isn't doing Voice work as much as she used if at all anymore, or something to that effect.

with DP remakes coming if contests are brought up even if it's only for an episode, then I expect Dawn or possibly Serena since she did go to hoenn to start doing them (possibly both girls since they are so popular in a contest against each other) show them off.

Sound is not a problem. Pokemon company may go for a change of voice. I don't think the sound will be a problem. I believe they will show the contest contests somehow

. Writers like to show Goh. I think someone May or Dawn will be back for sure.

I don't think Serena return in this series.
 

WaterShuriken

"I..I..Iron Tail, Pikachu."
Maybe I'm misunderstanding your point, but I personally thought that XY's cast and SM's cast were among the worst precisely because there were too many characters. I still maintain that XY could've done without Eureka, and SM could've done without Mao, Suiren, and Maamane.

Yeah, I was agreeing with you. Although, the more I think about it more, I think the XY gang barely passes the okay mark. Max wishes he was Bonnie. Serena's development was super late and rushed at the end.

Honestly, I think the XY gang would have been better if it was Ash, Clemont and Bonnie with a rotating 4th cast member like BW did.

Korrina, Serena, Shauna, Trevor, and Tierno could have joined at various points of the journey in XY with Serena promoted to main cast at the switch to XYZ.

In BW there were multiple arcs with a 4th companion, Bianca, Luke, Meowth, Stephan, and Dawn. So it would have been nice for them to reuse and refine that idea in XY.

As for Alola I would argue that Mallow and Sophocles were the only dead weight. Ash and Kiawe were the battlers, Lillie had her development, but I wouldn't want Lana out. A lot of the Ash and Lana episodes were really good and I love how passionate she got.

Something that early SM did well was having duo character episodes with Ash and a classmate. After a while, ALL the kids would appear as a group and no one would stand out. The character development would have worked out better if they allowed Ash to have minor appearances here and there so two classmates could have the spotlight. For example, a Lillie and Sophocles episode where they visit Molayne, or a Kiawe and Mallow episode where he takes her to a remote island for special ingredients.

The problem that Journeys has is that they finally have the dual protagonist deal...but the 2nd protagonist is written in a way that he's really polarizing that there's people that hate him or love him. Development is still so badly handled between the two mains that people cling onto the potential 3rd wheel because her development is much more interesting than what we are getting.
 

ShadowForce720

Well-Known Member
The funny thing about the Everstone is that Rowlet isn't even against evolving, it just likes that particular rock for its Seed Bomb. Pretty much it's the writers insert to the fans saying "Hey, we aren't evolving the owl, so don't even bother"
No, its more of a case of them giving themselves a out. So basically it’s more that there saying they weren’t evolving at that particular time, but they could still have enough wiggle room that if they wanted to bring Rowlet back and evolve it they could.

If they truly wanted to send a message that Rowlet would never evolve then they would have just have Rowlet show that it doesn’t want to evolve sort of like how Pikachu and Piplup were.

The fact that they didn’t have Rowlet express any opinion on evolving and that it took the Everstone because it thought it was a tasty rock and help it use Seed Bomb, basically because the writers didn’t want to rule out Rowlet evolving in the future.
 

esquilo09

Well-Known Member
First mythical Pokémon - Shaymin
First Ultra Beast - Poipole
First pink mon - G-Slowpoke
Third Ice type - Snom
First canine - Rockruff
Second Steel type - A-Dugtrio
Second 4th gen mon - Bidoof
First equine - K-Ponyta
First bovine - Tauros
First caprinae - Mareep
First pachiderm - Rhyhorn
First ursidae - Kubfu
First Pika Clone - Mimikyu
Are rhinoceros pachiderm? I thought only elephants were pachiderm.
 
Pretty much it's the writers insert to the fans saying "Hey, we aren't evolving the owl, so don't even bother"
If they truly wanted to send a message that Rowlet would never evolve then they would have just have Rowlet show that it doesn’t want to evolve sort of like how Pikachu and Piplup were.
What is the point of this discussion?

If they question is can or cannot, the answer is of course it can evolve. They can just make Rowlet lose the Everstone. The writers can even make Piplup change his mind. As for Pikachu, He can gigantamax, game logic means he cannot evolve but we don't know if it also apply in the anime.

If the question is likely or not likely, the answer lean to not likely. The writer will only evolve Rowlet if it serve some purpose which as of now there is none.
 
Why are we using such random *** criteria to list potential captures?

Who goes and looks at the Pokémon listings and goes "oh yeah [character] hasn't caught their bovine for the series yet"?
Only if the character is Goh.
I think Cilan can return in this series. By the way
Goh did not get Pansage might indicate Cilan return. Maybe Goh will mistakenly attempt to catch Cilan's Pansage.
 
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