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Pokemon anime fun facts

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by mehmeh1, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 ^Probably Steven Universe?

    Just a thread for random trivia about the pokemon anime that are often overlooked. I'll start:
    2015 is the only (complete) year in the entire pokemon anime's run where Ash didn't actually lose any trainer battle, going by jp airdates
     
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  2. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Gaganga, Keeper of the Gates Impartial

    Coincidentally, that's the last year that no mainline Pokemon games were released. 2016 is SM, 2017 is USM, 2018 is LGPE, and 2019 is SWSH.
     
  3. Ignition

    Ignition Champion SZN

    Some of these are things that I’ve learned on Bulbapedia a long time ago. These are all about Ash lol:

    Ash hasn’t met and beaten a Gym Leader in the same episode since Wattson. Watson’s Gym is also the first time Ash has defeated a Gym Leader without any of his Pokémon getting knocked out.

    Ash has lost to every Normal Type Gym Leader

    Ash’s Hoenn team has each capture weak to the previous (Electric>Flying>Grass>Water>Fire>Ice). If you include Phanpy/Donphan that was own his team for most of BF, his team is a complete circle.

    Ash has a Pokémon or one from the same evolution line with all his rivals (both major and minor) with the exception of Nando and the debatable Tobias and Virgil

    Ash caught his Kalos team in order of their placement in the Kalos Dex. His Kalos team also has the Top 4 fastest Gen 6 Pokémon.

    All of Ash’s Sinnoh Pokémon had plot lines around them learning new moves.

    Every Fire starter that was the main cast has evolved at least once. Yet to be seen with Scorbunny.

    Excluding Galar’s, the only Gym Leader Ash never met was Janine.
     
  4. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 ^Probably Steven Universe?

    Stephan?
     
  5. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    Its Ste-phen

    Also Ash winning the orange league was almost exactly 20 years before he won the all league it was off by a week.
     
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  6. Ignition

    Ignition Champion SZN

    Oops knew I was forgetting a BW rival since there’s so many of them
     
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  7. Bylethsak

    Bylethsak Member

    Iris is in exactly 1 more episode than Serena is. Although two more if you count her special.

    Lillie is actually in the least amount of eps for a female due to her not appearing at all in several SM episodes.
     
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  8. SerGoldenhandtheJust

    SerGoldenhandtheJust Well-Known Member

    Ash has never caught a female only pokemon
     
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  9. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    Ash has never caught a ghost type Pokemon.Its unknown if he owns Mimey so he could have a psychic and fairy type
     
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  10. Moonlight Starlight

    Moonlight Starlight Well-Known Member

    He caught a female Snivy in BW.
     
  11. Ignition

    Ignition Champion SZN

    Female only as in they can only be female like Jynx or Miltank
     
  12. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Oh, look. A comment."

    Ash Corner
    - He hasn't aged a week yet.
    - His father remains MIA.
    - He fervently refuses to catch any old Pokemon if it's not native to the current generation.
    - He strangely enough never got interested in Mega Evolution to use it (surely because it banked on nostalgia).
    - He forgets stuff he should already be familiar with.
    - His stupidity as a trainer hit its peak in Unova. Only to be ironically trounced by an even bigger stupid idiot. Which means not even he's good at being stupid.
    - He hasn't been seen using the stuff his mom packed in his backpack.
    - He refuses to elaborate what exactly a Pokemon Master even is and the term simply is alien to everyone but him.
    - He never graduated from the Alola School despite being the major focus.
    - He hasn't even called Serena once about the weird kiss on his cheek.

    Irony Corner
    - Ash never visited Serena's house once. He did visit Lillie's house very soon in about 10 episodes and even raised a baby together. So much for Serena being a romantic love interest.
     
  13. Ignition

    Ignition Champion SZN

    I don’t see Serena with a mansion on a man made island so why should he visit her home
     
  14. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Oh, look. A comment."

    Because we all know that a vital requirement for a relationship to work is to visit your girl's room, where stuttering intensifies.

    It's amazing her mom doesn't even ship them!
     
  15. Bortgreen

    Bortgreen UP NE-Let's just appreciate this for this week

    The first episode aired after the 20th birthday of Ash's Orange League Victory was exactly Ash's Alola League victory.
    Also, both of the dub titles start with "Enter the..."
     
  16. Bylethsak

    Bylethsak Member

    May never met Gary despite both of them appearing in the last AG episode.
     
  17. SerGoldenhandtheJust

    SerGoldenhandtheJust Well-Known Member

    Well he did catch aipom a johto Pokemon in Kanto in the hoenn series, even tho it was coz it could evolve in sinnoh
     
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  18. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Oh, look. A comment."

    That was the whole point of getting an Aipom in the first place, though, even if he at first didn't know about an evolution.

    Fun fact:
    - Ambipom actually left on a bus.
     
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  19. Bylethsak

    Bylethsak Member

    Misty and Brock despite being the longest lasting companions of the series actually have less focus episodes than Lillie, Serena or even Iris.
     
  20. SerGoldenhandtheJust

    SerGoldenhandtheJust Well-Known Member

    Still his trivia that Ash doesn't catch Pokemon from previous regions in a new series is moot.
     
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