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Pokémon Sword and Shield - How will they impact the anime?

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DragonKahuna

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Oleana and Marnie give me somehow the impression that they are related.
Also we need James with Galarian Weezing.
 

DuquÊ?

Too lazy to pick a pic
Mopeko looks exactly what I'm expecting to James. And top hat weezing, of course. I don't think there's pokemon enough to guess who would be on Ash's team, though.

The rivals look like...interesting, I think. Marnie sure strikes me as a brunette Lillie, but more active in the story, Bede have "jerk rival" all over his face and Hop...eh. Things look promising, anyway.
 

dman_dustin

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I know I mentioned the Pokemon a little bit before, but can we talk about how Morpeko and how it was CLEARLY made for the anime.

I mean if that's not going to end up being the recurring gag or most featured sword and shield thing translated into the anime, then I don't know what is.

And I so want it on Team Rocket's team as well for clearly obvious reasons (of it being Hangry) something Team Rocket are known for.
 

Red and Blue

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If Morpeko is Marnie's signature Pokemon in the games chances are it will go to her. Might be another reason for her to become a rival of Ash
 

dman_dustin

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If Morpeko is Marnie's signature Pokemon in the games chances are it will go to her. Might be another reason for her to become a rival of Ash

I don't know, would they give the Pika clone to a rival over one of Ash's companions or Team Rocket in this hypothetical case?
 

Henry's Journey

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I don't know but I expected more from the new trailer, that was it?:confused: I hope it's not the only info revealed about SWSH during ALL of August, ugh...:rolleyes:

Anyway we could have the first female recurring rival for Ash in Marnie :eek: Bede seems like another Gary/Trip? instead of Paul, wonder if they'll pull a Barry/Hau and appear over 100 episodes into the anime or appear early like Bianca, Tierno, etc..

Galar Zigzagoon and evolutions I don't see it for nobody in the cast, it's for Team Yell's mon, maybe Obstagoon will belong to the boss, speaking of them hopefully there's more to them like a sinister motive.

I don't know about Morpeko, Dedenne, Togedemaru were in the cast but this time it belongs to the supposed rival...

No hint for potential Ash's companions as well, I don't see anyone to fit except for Gloria maybe...

Hopefully the teaser/trailer for the SWSH anime is released in September. :)
 

Ultra Beast Lover

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Marnie's certainly a contender for the female travel companion, she could be so interesting, yet as I said before that could make Team Yell encounters complicated because we know they'll stop when Marnie says stop
 

UltimateNinja

Cute Redditmon
I want Bede as the main rival so we can finally have another jerk rival again, who hopefully pushed Ash to his limits in Galar. Marnie should get a similiar focus like him, but being more orientated to the storyline and yet still competent and strong. Hop should be the Barry of this series, appearing early in the series and friendly hang out with Ash and the others. And I hope they give him an arc about him and Leon. There's a ton of potential in them and done right these could easily get the best rivals of any series.

And I am saying it right now. These three should be Ash's opponents for the quarter, semi and finals of the Galar league.
 

TobyH2003

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I want Bede as the main rival so we can finally have another jerk rival again, who hopefully pushed Ash to his limits in Galar. Marnie should get a similiar focus like him, but being more orientated to the storyline and yet still competent and strong. Hop should be the Barry of this series, appearing early in the series and friendly hang out with Ash and the others. And I hope they give him an arc about him and Leon. There's a ton of potential in them and done right these could easily get the best rivals of any series.

And I am saying it right now. These three should be Ash's opponents for the quarter, semi and finals of the Galar league.

What order would you want them in though. I don’t know whether I’d want Hop first, since he’s the friendly rival, or last due to his connection with Leon
 

UltimateNinja

Cute Redditmon
What order would you want them in though. I don’t know whether I’d want Hop first, since he’s the friendly rival, or last due to his connection with Leon

I have no particular order in mind. That's up to the writer how they want do the league.
 

RileyXY1

Young Battle Trainer
I don't think that Hop, Bede, or Marnie will be companions because they have the exact same goal as Ash.
 

Zoruagible

Lover of underrated characters
Yeah... we've had characters not have their ace before. The current series is a very prime example.
Mallow started with Tsareena, her ace
Soph started with Togedemaru, but caught his ace Vikavolt later on and it actually did become his ace
Kiawe had Turtonator, but received Marowak later. And it's like 50/50 on which one's his ace in the anime
Lillie has a freaking Clefairy in Ultra SM, but does Lillie have one? Nope!
Lana's ace is Araquanid, but she (stupidly) didn't get one at all!
Ilima's Smeargle was ripped off by yet another freaking Eevee!
And they literally switched Tierno and Trevor's aces, Corphish and.... what was it again? Whatever, that was a good change. Those never should have been their main Pokemon
And let's not forget Gary, you literally never met his Kanto starter until the Johto League!
They've switched up a few gym leaders as well

The Pikaclone is quite obviously going to be on the cast, there's no way it won't be. There was literally no reason for Emolga or Discount Raichu to join, but they did! They haven't stopped yet so why stop when the Pikaclone is actually interesting and doesn't sum up to 'cute Pikachu ripoff number 75'. I do like Pachirisu, Emolga, and Togedemaru... but it doesn't make sense to just stop giving the Pikaclones to main characters when the Pikaclone actually has interesting traits and isn't just another cute mouse!

I hope James gets it, it seems like it'd be more fun as a Team Rocket Pokemon than the Pokegirl's Pokemon.

And yes, I hope the obvious jerk rival is the main one. Just because Ash finally has a girl rival doesn't mean that she deserves to be the main, that's just ridiculous. The male rival fits the cards for main rival more than her, she'll still have an important role(Cause Yell) so there's really no need to get upset by that.

Given that the Galarian Zigzagoon line matches Team Yell's color scheme the grunts will probably be the ones to showcase the line. The evolution will likely be the Ace of the team boss

Assuming they have one, if they're just a bunch of fanboys and fangirls then I doubt it. It made sense for Skull to have a chain of command as it was literally a gang.
Team Yell feels like the minor threat and distraction, while somebody else is pulling the strings from behind a curtain again. Like Chairman Rose, Oleana, Leon, etc.
 

johno1995

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Marnie would be an interesting companion choice—to have her so engrained into the main narrative would be a nice change of pace. I think it would be even more hilarious if Ash wins the League and yet Team Yell runs him down constantly to get to Marnie, totally uninterested in the Alolan League Champion. Ash and Marnie would potentially have a more competitive relationship than he’s had with any other female, which would be a nice change of pace. Having companions/classmates in the Alola League could set up Galar taking on a similar pattern, so I wouldn’t rule it out. Plus Morpeko has the most personality out of any Pikaclone and fits so well with Marnie.

Then again, I thought the same about Lillie and they changed a lot about her story and role. So we shall see. My vote would be Ash/Bea/Marnie as a traveling crew, but I highly doubt this combo would even happen.
 
I don’t see Marnie making it since she’s a rival and I doubt they’ll have her appear doing gym challenges alongside Satoshi, now I could see one of them fighting Onion and the other Saito but that’s it in a one-off rival gym battle episode.
 

Redstar45

The Anime/Special's canon know it all.
Marnie would be an interesting companion choice—to have her so engrained into the main narrative would be a nice change of pace. I think it would be even more hilarious if Ash wins the League and yet Team Yell runs him down constantly to get to Marnie, totally uninterested in the Alolan League Champion. Ash and Marnie would potentially have a more competitive relationship than he’s had with any other female, which would be a nice change of pace. Having companions/classmates in the Alola League could set up Galar taking on a similar pattern, so I wouldn’t rule it out. Plus Morpeko has the most personality out of any Pikaclone and fits so well with Marnie.

Then again, I thought the same about Lillie and they changed a lot about her story and role. So we shall see. My vote would be Ash/Bea/Marnie as a traveling crew, but I highly doubt this combo would even happen.
Can't you people stop think about that crap as it is not going to be happened ?
 

Zoruagible

Lover of underrated characters
Can't you people stop think about that crap as it is not going to be happened ?

It could work, they'd just need more than one or two version exclusive gyms to avoid seeing the same battle twice.
And there is always the possibility of a third/forth version adding more.... but whose to say this won't be another gen 6 and we just get DP remakes and no sequels/third game?
 

Redstar45

The Anime/Special's canon know it all.
It could work, they'd just need more than one or two version exclusive gyms to avoid seeing the same battle twice.
And there is always the possibility of a third/forth version adding more.... but whose to say this won't be another gen 6 and we just get DP remakes and no sequels/third game?
It is everyone been talk about it nonstop and i gets it as we all wanted to see our own faves characters in on go story believe me i do .
 
Honestly, I’m keeping my expectations on earth. I love the agency GF have given more non-Satoshi type characters but I feel like it’s a waste expecting such a thing on the main cast. They gave Hoshigumo-chan to Satoshi, Serena didn’t have a goal pertaining to battles and Mega Evolution, I just don’t see why Marnie (a rival) with a goal of getting badges and being champion would be allowed to exist on the main cast without completely gutting her entire game-related goal and giving her something else.

Rule #1 of Pokemon anime: this is Satoshi’s world and everyone else lives in it, S&M did well giving the characters agency outside of just battling, they got cool moments of action and development without being tied to fighting. All I can hope is for a similar concept to show itself during the Galar saga. I don’t know if I can go back to the days of watching characters stand around and doing their gags every episode while getting no evolutions or visible progression in their goals then getting a string of Satoshi battles.

There’s no good reason not to give these characters proper focus over the course of 150-ish episode, I thank goodness for Suiren, Lillie and Kaki and glad they picked up the pace with Mamane and Mao a bit. Mamane got his battling character arc, Mao’s thing was about her confidence as a person and family matters. Suiren was about Ashimari’s own development and her goals as a Water-type specialist. Kaki’s was pertaining to his own honor, family and growth as a fighter throughout the saga.
 
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