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

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by playerking, Feb 27, 2019.

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  1. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    It's a little detail that's not important in the anime because of it's floating timeline but I hope to see it anyway in that Ash starts out his journey as an 11 year old like the games. In the games, trainers often start their journey at the age of 11 and because of this, this is a good start to look at when attempting to measure the age of a character who has grown over the years. For example, the starting age of kids going on their Pokemon journey in BW is 14 years of age. One could assume based on this that kids who are also on their Pokemon journey that the protagonist encounters are also around 14 years of age. When BW2 hits, which is two years after the events of BW, one could say that at the minimum, Pokemon Champion Iris, Gym Leader Cheren and Researcher Bianca are 16 years of age.

    Interesting right? Well such information has no real importance in the anime since it operates by a floating timeline, basically Ash is immortal, but it's nevertheless would be a fun detail to see Ash starting out his journey at 11 instead of 10 like the games.
  2. mysticalglacia

    mysticalglacia Alola Shill

    Fr though. Ash’s SM fit looked goofy at first, but it’s much cooler-looking than Ash throwing a vest over his XY pajamas lol
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  3. janejane6178

    janejane6178 XY over SM (ew) ANYDAY!!!! <3 (Anything actually)

    I want to see the ppl that are responsible for this..
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  4. volcanionmaster123

    volcanionmaster123 Well-Known Member

    Hard to tell because they drew his eyes completely differently. Eyes look more similar to traditional art styles while the rest of his design looks like refined SM style.
  5. Power Up

    Power Up ...


    Like I said, Galar’s version of Ash’s face is much more narrow with larger bug eyes. SM kept the more broad Ash face, but removed the sharper lines.

    I actually definitely think he looks much younger in Galar.

    Galar’s design really isn’t doing him any favors imo
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  6. rocky505

    rocky505 Well-Known Member

    Guys wear hair clippings too, especially in Japanese Media. I'm not saying it's a boy, but that's not concrete proof it's a girl.
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  7. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    I have a theory of what's happening here. I don't think Ash is as immortal as people claim he is. His age is reversing, that's why he looks so youthful and yet he also looks like he's aging backwards since XY. Who else agree with me on the Curious Case of Ash Ketchum lol?
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  8. Joltik-Kid

    Joltik-Kid Same thing, day in;day out ಠ_ಠ

    Classic Japan, throwing us the reverse-trap character...
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  9. Xuxuba

    Xuxuba Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there were episodes like Beauty and the Beach where an old man lusts after Misty saying he wants to have fun with her in eight years. Also James calls her flat chested and says when she is older she is might have breasts just like his (while holding his fake boobs). In the Kanghaskan Kid episode they zoom on her breasts while Tommy stares at them and asks if he can nurse on them.
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  10. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Danger is dangerous."

    I can't unsee Ash traveling in his XY pajamas.

    So this is how it feels like to be Prof. Oak...
  11. Xuxuba

    Xuxuba Well-Known Member

    I knew i had seen that shirt somewhere lol
  12. game3524

    game3524 Well-Known Member

    Delia had to make some budget cuts. Money is quite tight right now in the Ketchum household.
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  13. NPT

    NPT Just a member

    Tomboys like Verity and Hilda are fine since they at least have some feminine features, but this new character looks nothing like a girl. Like some people here, I also mistook her for a boy until someone mentioned the hair clip.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
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  14. lolipiece

    lolipiece Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    The logo on Ash's hat looks like a camera.

    As such, I choose to believe that instead of Rotom taking photos of everything, Ash will be doing it...and they'll all be selfies.
  15. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Danger is dangerous."

    More like the brim of his hat covering the lower side of the photo.
  16. Kazuniya

    Kazuniya Well-Known Member

    Financing Ash's travels for 7 regions took its toll on the household.
  17. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Danger is dangerous."

    Worse. She has the money, but she's just racist towards UK fashion.
  18. World Turtle

    World Turtle Well-Known Member

    So if this is a World Tour plot just going by the poster here: how will Ash and Scorbunny Kid catch Galar Pokemon? I mean sure the anime can just have the Galar Mons be in whatever region they're visiting, but it'd just feel weird to me if they catch Galar Pokemon and they're not in Galar.

    I mean going with the idea someone said of Chairman Rose making a global event to promote the Champion Cup (like how the Hoenn Battle Frontier was spread out across Kanto but on a a larger scale) maybe they'll set up "Wild Area styled Safari Zones" in each region so participants can get Galar Pokemon. I wonder... perhaps pokemon from every region are getting Galar Forms?

    Maybe the first challenge will start in Galar and Ash catches Grookey/Sobble/Early Bird
    and does the first gym before going to Unova or Kalos and doing the challenge there. Rinse and repeat till he comes back to Galar to compete in the champion cup.

    I wonder if Scorbunny Kid will get a pokemon from each region and make an international team to promote all eight regions? Man if they catch a Lucario over Ash the salt and nerd rage that'll come from that.....

    I'm wondering are they trying to evoke an "Eight Wonders of the Pokemon World feel"? Since this is Generation Eight.

    Another thought is perhaps they'll be a tournament in each region Ash needs to win before he can face the gym leader and while Ash's Galar Pokemon battle the leaders Ash will be using his pokemon from that region during the tournament itself.
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  19. Joltik-Kid

    Joltik-Kid Same thing, day in;day out ಠ_ಠ

    I don't know who the Scorbunny trainer is, what their gender is (This truly is 2019), what their goal is, or why any of it matters... What I do know is Japan is notorious for this type of character design and I'm frankly amused to see where all this goes. If he's a guy, trap for days. If she's a girl, the most tomboyish character we're probably ever gonna have.

    But again, 8 regions leaves this being a clusterf*** in my mind and I need a preview to see how deep it goes. Because the character aren't saving a show that can't get its focus straight.
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  20. nuzamaki90

    nuzamaki90 Well-Known Member

    You’d thinking winning the League would put him on some type of advanced payroll but I guess life is often disappointing

    I’m assuming Ash goes to Galar and meets this trainer first, and from then on they go on their world tour. I really don’t see the purpose so that preview/trailer is dire.
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