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Something that your least favourite series did better than your favourite series in your opinion?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by J.Agera, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. J.Agera

    J.Agera Well-Known Member

    What SM did better than XY for me:
    1. Slice of Life Animation

    That's it.

    Try not to turn this into a [Insert This Series] vs [Insert That Series] war.
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  2. mysticalglacia

    mysticalglacia Alola Shill

    OS did humor and all-around group interaction better than DP for me.

    DP could be funny and Dawn and Ash’s dynamic is my favorite in the show, but Brock was total dead weight and comedy was not DP’s specialty.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2019
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  3. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    What BW did better than the rest of the series:

    Made TRio an actual and more serious threat that didn’t try to capture Pikachu literally every time they ran into it. They also got to escape and flee from battles on their own accord. It’s too bad that the one earthquake in Japan ruined the original plans for their Unova assignment. This change gave them more of a character depth and proved that they weren’t some punching bag for the other characters and that there was a reason Giovanni had never sacked them for all of their previous failures and there were a lot of them.
  4. CMButch

    CMButch Kanto is love. Kanto is life.

    What Johto ( GS) did better than DP for me? Hmmm, I'd say Brock is more lovable than he was in DP.
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  5. Soniman

    Soniman Break the Limit

    Best Wishes had better filler than DP
  6. BabaVanga

    BabaVanga Well-Known Member

    Each main character had a rival, that didn't happen neither in SM, OS or AG.

    Group of four, 2 boys and 2 girls is the ideal take on a main cast when it comes to numbers.
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  7. Ignition

    Ignition Wake me up when get to Sinnoh

    I can’t think of a single thing OS (Johto) did better than DP that matters to me....

    I guess Brock wasn’t stale? But that’s an obvious one from being the first series and DP Brock isn’t nearly as bad as people make him out to be
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  8. Power Up

    Power Up ...

    SM's character animation and interesting approach to fillers is one series can learn from if the formula continues
  9. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Farewell N...

    I don't really think they're anything that XY did better than AG except for having better animation during battles.
  10. PorcelainVulpix

    PorcelainVulpix justice for johto

    XY had better animation and art style (besides Ash’s eyes) than OS and even DP.

    BW replaced Brock with Cilan who was definitely dead weight in DP.
  11. game3524

    game3524 Well-Known Member

    BW having several tournaments was cool. This is something I wished they did in the OS (especially in Johto, it would have gave Brock and Misty more to do).
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  12. Sham

    Sham Complicated

    XY had better battle animation than DP and SM.
  13. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Neither XY nor BW are really favorites but
    SM: Gave Brock a worthy replacement in Kiawe. Clemont is lame and boring, and Cilan had potential but they did jack with it.

    A better answer~
    BW: Better focus on Team Rocket as an organization. And the TRio actually did something meaningful as far as plot goes, though it was at the cost of their personalities for about six years.... :/

    XY: N/A

    Hate all three of the above
  14. Blastmaster

    Blastmaster Well-Known Member

    BW gave the female and male companions a distinct relationship, unlike DP
  15. RLC

    RLC Well-Known Member

    can't decide between bw or sm yet so,
    BW- was a big fan of the filler tournament battles(liked them a bit more than dps),the look/animation of the moves(like iron tail looking like iron to give an example), having bianca as one of ash's rival was cool too we need more like her and finally how they handled team rocket at the beginning of the series
    sm- the facial expressions in sm is unmatched i really like them, having ash actually catch a legendaries/mythicals after baiting us so many times, his relationship with kukui is the best professor/ash relationship in the series imo (even more than oak) and of course doing what all other series couldn't making ash win the league (not as good as i wanted it to be but i'll take it)
  16. Kuzehiko

    Kuzehiko Well-Known Member

    Can't think of anything SM did better than DP from my perspective tbh so.. Even DP did better the whole school stuff in four episodes than SM has done in an entire series lol.
  17. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    I cant think of anything johto did better than kalos to be honest
  18. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    While XY did ultimately run dry with Team Rocket HARD, I appreciate they did have a few really good schemes and face-offs with them early on. SM was weird in that in spite of focusing on Team Rocket more methodically and giving them trump cards like Mimikyu, they actually never really felt like a real challenge for even the non-battler twerps. Every time they were putting up a good fight you knew something like Bewear or a DEM boost would interrupt, otherwise the best they got was a handful of times they landed maybe one hit before they were thrashed. They didn't even try using their Z Moves most of the time. It felt like a waste, especially since a few 'not so harmless' TR battles could have made up for the series' lack of official matches.

    Early XY did at least have some genuinely good even handed battles where Team Rocket were competent but the twerps still fought them off (eg. blinded Pikachu and Bunnelby vs Inkay and Wobbuffet, the Pokeball factory Pikachu vs Meowth showdown). Even some of the more comical TR schemes like them dressing up as the twerps felt like they took more advantage of humour and dynamics than most of SM. SM TR never wore down as bad as they did in XYZ though, they just sucked by then.

    Hell Matsui wrote the Ralts battle in AG, a series where TR were really lethargic otherwise, why did we never get anything like that again?
  19. p96822

    p96822 Evolve me please

    Even though I'm not a fan of Pokemon Sun and Moon, I kind of like they tried and I say try to change up the formular of the series that was becoming dry. The reason why I'm saying this is that Pokemon tried to change what it is unlike Digimon Universe Appli Monster which feel like it gonna though the motions.
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  20. Lightning Bolt

    Lightning Bolt Well-Known Member

    It's hard to think of anything that BW and XY did better than DP or SM, but I'll try.

    BW had a good showing on the rivalries between the main cast since the twerps had funny interactions with all of the rivals. The mini tournaments were also kinda fun tho most of the battles were terrible (but good by BW standards). In SM the rivalry with Gladion was nice, but Hau was downright pulled from the ass just so Rowlet could have a rivalry in the League. Gladion never really interacted with the classmates besides Lilie and Kiawe. Barry was created to make Paul look badass in the League but that was basically it. It's a shame that Trip and Cameron are horrible characters, Bianca got shafted halfway within the series and Burgundy and Georgia never had proper conclusions.

    XY had good battles. The battle coreography was great and the animation was even better. Though it's sad that they wasted the budget in those battles so the overall animation was mediocre and the quality of the show overall was even worse.

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