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So are Pokegirls just not returning anymore?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by Sham, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Sham

    Sham show the unknown

    At least in the main series? Iris didn’t appear and it’s pretty clear Serena ain’t coming back at this point. I wonder what made them decide not to let previous Pokegirl come back. Of course SM is in it’s own odd category where Misty returned. I’ve seen some people contribute XY’s continuity being a reason why Iris didn’t appear and Misty being in SM was the reason why Serena didn’t come back. All speculation of course.
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  2. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Rei Claus

    I think they're done with those; it's probably a lot easier for the writers to not bring them back since they love their filler episodes so much and would rather write those instead.
  3. Satoshi & Touko

    Satoshi & Touko Glimwood Tangle is Literal Dreamland

    I wonder if Serena's lack of a return is, at least in part, due to them not wanting to have to bring up Amourshipping again.
  4. AznKei

    AznKei Badass girls saving their boyfriends. XD

    I thought they could tone down the Amourshipping craze a little bit if they made her special episode and have her interacting with other Pokegirls, but nope.

    Anyways, they should have stick with the traditions after BW. I thought the decisions they made from the recent series like Iris not appearing in XY, Serena not appearing SM & doesn't have a special, just alienate the fanbase even further imo. I like to see the Pokegirls being treated equally, regardless if I like them or not.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2019
  5. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    I don't know why the old female companions don't show up anymore with the exception of Kasumi. With Iris I thought it might've been an issue with her unpopularity among the fanbase as a whole, but Serena didn't return either despite her being generally well received by most fans. So I have no idea what the writers are thinking.
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  6. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    There's always the chance they'll show up in the specials, although going by the XY specials, Clemont will show up in Alola for some reason.
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  7. MockingJ

    MockingJ Banned

    I don't think of it as a big loss since Misty, May and Dawn's returns didn't feel all that special to me. Iris at least got her own special episode so I think only Serena deserved to return anyways.
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  8. Kuzehiko

    Kuzehiko Well-Known Member

    As long as I am concerned Pokegirls only returned due to advertising. I think they'll return as long as anything big will require to be advertised in the franchise.
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  9. Revolver Furious Dragon

    Revolver Furious Dragon Well-Known Member

    Maybe they just couldn't think of a good reason to have Serena in alola but I don't think there gone for good.

    I could see Lillie making in appearance in galar for an episode or two. And I think dawn's a certainty to reappear if we ever get dpp remakes
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  10. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    I can see how advertising would justify some of the old companions' returns such as in cases like Takeshi and Kasumi's second return in SM, because they indirectly promoted the Kanto remakes. But I don't see how Kasumi's first comeback in AG for instance advertised anything major since all she got were two episodes that had nothing to do with the rest of the plot of the Houen saga and were almost fillers.
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  11. Sham

    Sham show the unknown

    The possible reason that would be was Misty’s cameo was four months before FRLG was released... so maybe early promotion?
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  12. Sonnas

    Sonnas Well-Known Member

    What about May in DP or Dawn in BW?
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  13. PorcelainVulpix

    PorcelainVulpix justice for johto

    I think Misty, May and Dawn’s cameos weren’t necessarily for promotion, they were probably just keeping up the tradition of the previous companion appearing but now the cast has grown so large with no end in sight, they probably think it’s easier for newer fans to not bring back older companions.
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  14. Sonnas

    Sonnas Well-Known Member

    Plus didn’t they get cameos in ICY to at least show they didn’t forget about them?
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  15. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    That movie wasn't canon though, so most fans don't count any of the character cameos from that movie when they talk about characters showing up again.
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  16. janejane6178

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

    Cuz the writers dont know how to give equal love to their characters I guess.
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  17. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    They're probably limited to specials now like the previous male companions have been
  18. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    If that were the case, I would've expected Serena to have gotten a special by now. But she's been missing-in-action since the XY&Z saga ended with no explanation for her lack of a comeback mini-arc or special episode.
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  19. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    I meant the post region specials like Brock/Cilan, Cilan/Clemont, etc
    Serena's a more fitting candidate to meet one of the current characters anyways than Clemont, he doesn't really have a reason to leave Kalos.
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  20. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    My point was that even when Citron got his own post-XY special, the writers didn't feel the need to give Serena one as well, which makes it seem unlikely that she'll make an appearance in a future one at this rate from my viewpoint.
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