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Pocket Monsters (2019) Speculation Thread

IcySealeo

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There is no doubt that the writers (and probably others on a higher level) have taken a risk here. Winning the Alola league was a risk too, but this time, it's an achievement you just can't ignore like the Orange league. They could have easily make it a regular series with Ash battling the gym leaders in Galar, but they decided to take Ash to the next level, and I don't see how can they go back. They knew right from the beginning that going this road would lead to the end of Ash's story.

Even if they let Ash lose this battle, meaning he still has a goal to achieve, you can't take back the fact that this series he beat champions like Cynthia and Steven, which the writers always avoided doing (as well as winning the league) so they could make Ash a normal trainer who's trying to become the best.
 

Broseph08

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Not gonna lie, that press release of Ash winning saying that he has the title of 'strongest in Pokemon battle' but is still away from his goal of being Pokemon Master makes me think he will for sure be back. The anime may go on hiatus for a bit to fix production problems but I'm confident that it returns, it will feature Ash and Pikachu.
 

Redstar45

The Anime/Special's canon know it all.
The press release didn't mention Pokemon Master, nor did the press release say anything about him being away from such goal

Again this forum is weirdly trying to put words in that press release' mouth.
Um, But it did said that he had a long way to go before he does finally getting called "Pokemon Master"
 
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Bortgreen

NEXT TIME: A new year!
It would be funny if one of the plot points next series is Ash finally asking himself what it really means to be a pokemon master.

We always assumed he knew how to become one, so the reveal that he himself doesn’t really know would be interesting.
There was some talk about Ash figuring out what defeating Leon really meant but I think this went nowhere, at least for now
 

masdog

What is the airspeed of an unladen Swellow?
There was some talk about Ash figuring out what defeating Leon really meant but I think this went nowhere, at least for now
I think there is still some time for this.

It’s probably going to be similar to the last Alola episode where he finally realized what winning the Manalo Conference meant
 

charinija

Pokemon Master
I think Ash needs at least 1 more series.

If Ash is a Pokemon master, they can take the lead character with him and wander around like Brock.

While Ash competes in series like Pwc, those who want to become the new pokemon master also have limited Gym battles.

Ash gets his Pidgetto. He will be reunited with his Primeape.

We can see 1 more series of Ash
 

masdog

What is the airspeed of an unladen Swellow?
Many people do believe being a pokemon master is being the strongest trainer
Even when Ash won the Alola League there was some mistaken news websites saying he became a pokemon master after it
I think that is the show’s, or at least the dub’s, fault. Season 1 had a lot of references to Ash taking on the Pokémon League, winning, and becoming a Pokémon Master.

And a lot of those writers were kids who watched the early seasons before outgrowing or moving on from Pokémon.
 

GohMaster!

Goh Gettem!
I think that is the show’s, or at least the dub’s, fault. Season 1 had a lot of references to Ash taking on the Pokémon League, winning, and becoming a Pokémon Master.

And a lot of those writers were kids who watched the early seasons before outgrowing or moving on from Pokémon.
To be fair, making a characters goal something "not tangible" is generally not the norm and most people wouldn't understand or accept that because it's honestly just not good writing in a broad spectrum.
 

masdog

What is the airspeed of an unladen Swellow?
To be fair, making a characters goal something "not tangible" is generally not the norm and most people wouldn't understand or accept that because it's honestly just not good writing in a broad spectrum.
It depends. An intangible goal can be good writing to drive the character forward, but it has to be addressed at some point in time.
 

GohMaster!

Goh Gettem!
It depends. An intangible goal can be good writing to drive the character forward, but it has to be addressed at some point in time.
It has to be handled extremely well. In the case of Ash, it's "well becoming a pokemon master has no *true* set conclusion, so he will always be chasing it."
 

WaterShuriken

"I..I..Iron Tail, Pikachu."
There is no doubt that the writers (and probably others on a higher level) have taken a risk here. Winning the Alola league was a risk too, but this time, it's an achievement you just can't ignore like the Orange league. They could have easily make it a regular series with Ash battling the gym leaders in Galar, but they decided to take Ash to the next level, and I don't see how can they go back. They knew right from the beginning that going this road would lead to the end of Ash's story.

Even if they let Ash lose this battle, meaning he still has a goal to achieve, you can't take back the fact that this series he beat champions like Cynthia and Steven, which the writers always avoided doing (as well as winning the league) so they could make Ash a normal trainer who's trying to become the best.

I think that the next biggest risk that they could take is having Ash celebrate his 11th Birthday. It seems like such a minor thing but it opens the possibilities in the future.
 

Redstar45

The Anime/Special's canon know it all.
If Ash is going to continue, please return Squrtle and get Blastoise. What a waste.
Give me Special Red 's Saur Bulbasaur 's final evolution Venusaur !
 

Trainer Micah

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You know if someone said Ash had 57 (86) then i think your forgetting four Pokemon Ash caught off screen naming the Electric tale of Pikachu manga here are the " " ones i thought of counting:

Kanto: Pikachu Butterfree Pidgeot Bulbasaur Charizard Squirtle Kingler " Raticate " Primeape Muk Taruos( 30 ) Lapras Snorlax

The Electric tale of Pikachu: Clefairy Ferrow Oddish Slowbro Primeape - These are ones that we're caught off screen that didn't show at all all but Primeape showed so 61 (90) ..

Johto: Herracross Bayleef Totodile Noctowl " Beedrill Seaking " Larvitar

Hoenn: Swellow Sceptile Corphish Torkoal Glalie Donfan

Sinnoh: Ambipom Staraptor Torterra Infernape Buizel Gliscor Gible Quilava

Unova: Unfezant Oshawott Pignite Snivy Scraggy Leavanny Palpitoad " Archeops " Boldore Krookadile

Kalos: Grennja Talonflame Hawlucha Noivern Goodra

Alola: Rowlet Lycanroc Incineroar Solgaleo Naganadel and Melmetal

Galar via now: Mimey Dragonite Gengar Lucario Sirfetch'd Dragovish Rowlet - But so you know of ones i counted i'm missing maybe one Pokemon likely "somewhere" i know it's not a legendary or mystical Pokemon Ash may have caught or didn't capture but released it So. Hm? But so someone knows if your forgetting it.
 

Redstar45

The Anime/Special's canon know it all.
I wouldn't include Pokemon from this manga. It's not canon.
Agreed! But i would like to see him catch the bird that jump started his journey (Fearow/Onidrill)
 
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