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Pocket Monsters (2019) Speculation Thread

WaterShuriken

"I..I..Iron Tail, Pikachu."
Starting to think Journeys is definitely showing Project Mew. I don't think you can call Ash and Goh as co-protagonists while only showing the conclusion of one goal. If there is a Paldea anime, it's getting hella delayed IMO.

It does feel like they're trying to wrap up all the Galar-specific things (Leon) before Scarlet/Violet, which might be why they structured it like this. Production issues hella mixed up the timeline IMO.

I honestly could see either happening. I think the traveling portion of JN will continue. The concept makes it so the writers aren't forced with a single pool of game ideas to pull from. I think its part of the reason why there was no Galar specific anime. It was part of an anniversary year, I get that, but it also served as a fresh start to Ash's journey.

From OS-XY he competed in regional competitions, in SM he became the first Champion of a region, and in JN, he lived kinda free of the weight of that role until the very end. Now if he defeats Leon and becomes the World Monarch for the World Coronation Series, at the start of the next series, he should have some kind of fresh state of being that doesn't devolve back to new regional challenger.
 

KingMinun

Dawn/Sinnoh Fan!
Since Eternaus has been awoken and likely to wreak havoc, I hope this means that Dawn and Chloe come into play to help out. Perhaps then we can see Buneary or Quilava evolve and that’s why Dawn hasn’t had a team change yet because we’re going to see it happen on screen
 

Bortgreen

NEXT TIME: A new year!
Since Eternaus has been awoken and likely to wreak havoc, I hope this means that Dawn and Chloe come into play to help out. Perhaps then we can see Buneary or Quilava evolve and that’s why Dawn hasn’t had a team change yet because we’re going to see it happen on screen
Or finally GMax Eevee
 

KirliaToon50

More power to Shinobu.
Okay, I get the impression that Ash Ketchum will probably win the Monarch title but He can't walk out of Masters 8 Tournament / World Coronation Series, They will call in Ash Ketchum to defend his title...?

I'm gonna be honest: If World Coronation Series existed in Video game universe, I'd beat the heck out of it but now it's nonexistent in Video Game universe.
 

Bortgreen

NEXT TIME: A new year!
Okay, I get the impression that Ash Ketchum will probably win the Monarch title but He can't walk out of Masters 8 Tournament / World Coronation Series, They will call in Ash Ketchum to defend his title...?

I'm gonna be honest: If World Coronation Series existed in Video game universe, I'd beat the heck out of it but now it's nonexistent in Video Game universe.
Technically WCS is pretty much competitive but singles
 

ImBeVillain

No more six members
Leon vs Ash episode 1: Gengar mvp
Leon vs Ash episode 2: Dragonite & Lucario win
Leon vs Ash episode 3: Sirfetch & Dracovish mvp
Leon vs Ash episode 4: final clash Pikachu vs Charizard

Likely this gonna happen really.
 

masdog

What is the airspeed of an unladen Swellow?
Okay, I get the impression that Ash Ketchum will probably win the Monarch title but He can't walk out of Masters 8 Tournament / World Coronation Series, They will call in Ash Ketchum to defend his title...?

I'm gonna be honest: If World Coronation Series existed in Video game universe, I'd beat the heck out of it but now it's nonexistent in Video Game universe.
Pokemon World Tournment in B2W2 is pretty close.
 

jinnrob

Water Pokemon Master
I honestly could see either happening. I think the traveling portion of JN will continue. The concept makes it so the writers aren't forced with a single pool of game ideas to pull from. I think its part of the reason why there was no Galar specific anime. It was part of an anniversary year, I get that, but it also served as a fresh start to Ash's journey.

From OS-XY he competed in regional competitions, in SM he became the first Champion of a region, and in JN, he lived kinda free of the weight of that role until the very end. Now if he defeats Leon and becomes the World Monarch for the World Coronation Series, at the start of the next series, he should have some kind of fresh state of being that doesn't devolve back to new regional challenger.
I could even see them doing Project Mew in Paldea
 

mysticalglacia

Alola Shill
Since Eternaus has been awoken and likely to wreak havoc, I hope this means that Dawn and Chloe come into play to help out. Perhaps then we can see Buneary or Quilava evolve and that’s why Dawn hasn’t had a team change yet because we’re going to see it happen on screen
Yes please. The wishing star energy from Eternatus transcends space and time or some other nonsense and makes Quilava evolve, here’s how Hisuian Typhlosion can still win-
 

kickachu

Momentai!
so friday's episode what kind of new power does dracovish have and what will it be called
 

divinepokemonXZ

ALL HAIL THE GORILLA-FROG!
Wasn’t us psychic fang ?
It wasn't Psychic Fang, apparently, it is a natural ability of Dracovish's species (or at least the Stegosaur half) that got reactivated during the fight due to it coming into contact with Dragon-type attacks.
 

Pkjoan

Pokemon Master
It wasn't Psychic Fang, apparently, it is a natural ability of Dracovish's species (or at least the Stegosaur half) that got reactivated during the fight due to it coming into contact with Dragon-type attacks.

That can't be, that isn't neither Water Absorb, Strong Jaw or even Sand Rush. None of the abilities or moves fit into that attack. Could it be an anime exclusive move? A gen 9 move or ability maybe?
 

divinepokemonXZ

ALL HAIL THE GORILLA-FROG!
That can't be, that isn't neither Water Absorb, Strong Jaw or even Sand Rush. None of the abilities or moves fit into that attack. Could it be an anime exclusive move? A gen 9 move or ability maybe?
When I said ability I didn't mean in the competitive sense, I just meant a power (like telepathy for example).

I could see this turning out to be a Gen 9 move though.
 

Red and Blue

Well-Known Member
Well if it's a Gen 9 move that could mean the Galarian Fossils made it into Paldea. Or the DLC area
 
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