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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. Golden_Latias

    Golden_Latias #SlayQueenSlay

    I don't know if I can see GF playing favorites with the Fire starter for two generations in a row, though.
  2. Dragalge

    Dragalge Lucy Eiscue

    We all thought Decidueye would do just that! But nope King Incineroar took the ring!
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  3. DuquÊ?

    DuquÊ? Too lazy to pick a pic

    Gen 7: Yokai Watch
    Gen 8: Inazuma Eleven (I'll nickname my scorbunny Goenji)

    It looks like we could have a battle/gyms/journey/action series again. Or at least I hope so. The trailer made the games' graphics look really neat.
  4. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    I kinda feel like the player characters will get a pass again.
    A bit of a conspiracy theory but whenever the player character has light skin, brown eyes and hair they don't get in lol (Leaf, Hilda, Hilbert, Rosa, Nate, what's her name from LGPE)
    I wouldn't be surprised if this is another Ash and two gym leaders series

    Both look like Chespin to me, I guess that's why I don't like them
    But yeah, Scorbunny's totally the Piplup/Chespin/Rowlet of the region.
  5. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Farewell N...

    Either gym leaders or if there's another non playable character like Lillie again, which I hope is the case.
  6. Bortgreen

    Bortgreen UP NEXT: We're in an island of fillers... Maybe?

    Doesn't Piplup Rowlet(maybe) and Scorbunny make the same "proud" pose?
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  7. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    I meant in context of Chespin being poorly treated because it was on Clemont's team.

    Hmm. I don't know why you think Scorbunny is the cutest. Don't get me wrong, fire bunny all the way, but I'd say objectively Sobble and Grookey have more going for being "cuter"

    Sobble is a shy Pokemon, and that timid personality enhances that cutness factor, as it gives it an adorable factor.

    Grookey looks like a Lemur, and it's stick on its head, feels very reminiscent of it being a female Lemur type Pokemon but of course both genders. But it is reminiscient to a baby girl, I would be surprised if the main Grookey wasn't female in the anime.

    Scorbunny on the other hand, has a more wild look about it, it has a bandage over its face.

    I mean if you're counterargument is Combusken or Blaziken, sure, but Torchic was the cutest, so it make sense that the girl would get Torchic, but Scorbunny, I don't know compared to the other starters. Feels more like Bunnelby more than Buneary, and Bunnelby went to Clemont, Bunneary went to Dawn.

    So I don't know, I can't imagine a female protagonist with Scorbunny since it doesn't look like Buneary, if it was designed more like Buneary than say Bunnelby, I'd agree, but the Bunnelby wild design over the fluffy Bunneary design, feels more like a less cute factor to me.

    Actually Scorbunny I feel is the MOST likely to evolve given that it looks like the most active one. Grookey looks like whatever, and Sobble looks like it would rather just sleep. Again they have such a neutral look, evolution would depend entirely on the evolutions.
  8. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Well with more gyms and battles hopefully they give Ash a full team faster than Alola
    Scorbunny appears to be the most well liked out of the three so far. It already is turning out to be a fan favorite
  9. UltimateNinja

    UltimateNinja ~Ice Cold~

    Pretty sure after XY and SM we're getting another trio again. And I certainly have the feeling that the female protagonist is going to be in the party, which means we would have a DP kind of cast which never happened again since then.

    I am betting all my money that Ash gets Grookey (+ maybe Sobbel) and the girl Scorbunny.
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  10. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    There are definitely people who don't like Scorbunny though, like I mean really don't like. Same with Grookey.

    Sobble is literally the only one I haven't seen get "trashed" in regards to opinions, it literally seems like the middle ground more leaning towards positive. In the context of "It's not bad, but it's not the best" kind of mentality rather than "Trash" which is what I've seen Grookey and Scorbunny be referred to "at least more than once"

    Then again maybe I'm not looking everywhere.
  11. Satoshi & Touko

    Satoshi & Touko Glimwood Tangle is Literal Dreamland

    Welp, my hype for the Gen 8 anime has dwindled. Looks like we're going back to the traveling and challenging the gyms formula.
  12. Zhydra

    Zhydra Master of Chaos!

    This is the UK we are talking about, the region itself looks small, want to bet that they will keep the SOL formula, the comedy, while cutting the main cast down and having the travel formula since there isn't much of an excuse to stay put.
  13. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    In further discussion to what I said.

    Not one of the female reactors I saw to this direct, immediately wanted to go to Scorbunny (they directed their attention more to Sobble, with maybe Scorbunny a 2nd). I legit saw more male reactors wanting Scorbunny than female reactors.

    Granted I haven't seen all, and it could just a select few that just so happened to like Sobble more, but still, I would've figured one would react more positively and excitedly to Scorbunny if it truly was geared towards a female audience over Sobble.

    Will never understand as whole, why anyone liked Sun and Moon anime. It had its positives sure, but the negatives FAR outweigh the positive considering they clearly had no structure of what to do.

    I've seen better shows that stick to a single location, that had far more direction than Sun and Moon.

    It was infuriating, and I'm likely going to be unsatisfied by the end of it. I don't even think Incineroar is going to happen, since we all know Decidueye isn't going to happen. And well I mean maybe Lana will get Primarina.

    I want structure in Pokemon anime, I want to see them actually working towards some kind of end goal, instead of just tossing an episode after another.

    I mean for crying out loud, they completely ruined the whole trial thing. Barely any Totem Pokemon, and the final grand trial was a 1 vs 1, and in my opinion NOT a very good one.

    Sword and Shield at least can support a much better structure. Take the positive elements of Sun and Moon, sprinkle the positive elements of the other series, then maybe it'll be a good anime.
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  14. CMButch

    CMButch Kanto is love. Kanto is life.

    I can't wait for SM anime to be over and to see what SS anime has in the store. But I am also waiting for Pokemon Alola league probably mid 2019.
  15. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    I think that Ash will get Scorbunny and Sobble while Grookey goes to the female companion.
  16. Ignition

    Ignition Wake me up when get to Sinnoh

    I at least see Scorbunny going to Ash. I wouldn’t mind all 3 though
  17. Henry's Journey

    Henry's Journey Well-Known Member

    The very first post lol and it's looking like you'll be a hater of this new anime? It's looking like some fanboys of SM will really hate SS just like they dislike DP and XY (for some strange reason) judging by some posts in this thread already, it'll be so predictable...


    YASSS!!! Gyms are back, adventuring is back, so ready for the 8th gen anime :D I'm feeling that HYPE again for XY when I was absolutely burned of BW and the awful Decolora arc, altough Sun & Moon remains good, I'm kind of tired, hopefully it ends on a high note at least! but yeah another classic adventure is coming!! :p

    I guess we'll get the first teaser/trailer of the new anime around July or something.

    I would hope for Ash to get 2 starters max (preferably 1) but it seems all 3 fit him.
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  18. Golden_Latias

    Golden_Latias #SlayQueenSlay

    I kind of expected it. With the Galar region being based on the UK and therefore being more urbanized, it would make sense to have the gyms back. Trials seemed like a cultural thing exclusive to Alola anyway.

    My only concern is that bringing gyms back will lead to the anime feeling more "safe," like we're just going to go back to three companions traveling around with PotD/CotD fillers, very little character-driven storylines, bland fillers in same-y looking locations, and TR curbstomps, etc. All that good stuff. Because say what you will about the SM anime. It least it takes risks and tries to be different from the other series.
  19. ash&charizardfan

    ash&charizardfan Humanity's greatest soldier

    What is the meaning of swords and shield, last three games names have been due to legendaries
    BW- black resembles zekrom and white means reshiram
    XY- X is xerneas and Y is yvetal
    SM- Sun is solgaleo and moon represents lunala
    Swords and shield does it mean two legendaries in form of swords and shield.
  20. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Farewell N...

    It's not hating, it's just the most likely outcome of what will happen throughout the series lol. It's been like this for the past 20 years or so.
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