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Sun & Moon Pokémon Speculation Thread

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RileyXY1

Young Battle Trainer
I don't really think that they would have Ash capture old Pokemon unless Galar isn't the main focus.
 

Revolver Furious Dragon

Well-Known Member
Like Farfetch'd. Not counting Linoone of course because Obstagoon only evolves from a Galarian Linoone.

Something like that. The same way he caught aipom & gligar because they had new evolution in dp
 

Zoruagible

Lover of underrated characters
I do hope he gets a regional form this time. He should have gotten Alolan Sandslash, no excuse why he didn't considering literally nobody ended up owning it! And it would have shattered the "Ash can't evolve Pokemon with stones" absurdity. If his Pokemon wants it, he'll do it. Pikachu doesn't evolve because he doesn't want to. Lombre evolved, Shiron might, what's wrong with Ash having a stone evolution? Not like he forces his Pokemon to evolve
Rather it be Obstagoon, Sirfetch, or something else, I hope he gets one.
 

ShadowForce720

Well-Known Member
Ash having that many Pokémon would be awful In my opinion.

The writers have proven they can't handle that many Pokémon at once.

I see him getting 5/6 galar Pokémon and that's it.
I don't really think that they would have Ash capture old Pokemon unless Galar isn't the main focus.

Except Ash is likely going through all 8 regions, so it's not like before where Ash was just going through the region of the current generation and not going through past regions, so it made sense that his captures could be all pokemon that were introduce from that region becuase he would be currently in that region. However now that we have a situation where he seems to be going through all 8 regions especially if he is going to be in them for multiple episodes it would make more sense for him to either bring back some of his reserves or catch some past gen pokemon.

Because when you really look at Ash going through Kanto-Alola again isn't promoting Sword & Shield, and plus if he gets a capture from those regions it makes more sense for him to capture one of the past gen pokemon that is actually native to those regions. I mean heck the fact that the series just went back to just being called pokemon without any subtext under it, and that it is set in all 8 regions and Ash seems to be traveling through all 8 regions would pretty much imply that while Galar is most likely going to get focus and might get a bit more focus then the other regions, it's not the only focus and the other regions will most likely get more focus then your expecting.

So at this point I think the whole argument that Ash can't get a past gen pokemon that doesn't have a current gen evolution doesn't work anymore. So him having a Galar regional team and having a "international/regional" team does make some amount of sense.
 

Rock Captain 99

Following the dreams!!
Maybe Ash will get a Lucario while visiting Sinnoh? Look, I'm just saying it because someone will bring it up eventually.

I'm also going with the theory (unless tomorrow provides info that'll debunk it) Ash might get two teams this series: a International Team (made up of pokemon from various regions) and a Galar Team. Both will get at least 5 members each.
His international team should be his reserved mons, they need more limelight, than some random newly caught mon from previous regions.
 

World Turtle

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Ash having that many Pokémon would be awful In my opinion.

The writers have proven they can't handle that many Pokémon at once.

I see him getting 5/6 galar Pokémon and that's it.

Till I know how this "including all the regions" thing works and how long he's likely going to be in each region (and how long this series is going to be it could be 3-5 years for all we know) I'm just throwing out ideas for what Ash could do there. At the very least I'd like him to reunite with all his old Pokemon, maybe get a few of them back (Pidgeot, Primeape, Greninja), officially catch Larvitar while visiting Johto, rotate the ones he had in those regions onto the team while he's there, evolve a few, etc.

His international team should be his reserved mons, they need more limelight, than some random newly caught mon from previous regions.

I'm not suggesting something random like a Deerling. I think any old region captures should be the Top 5 "that got away", you know pokemon Ash bonded with, but didn't catch? The ones that people bring up again and again? Those are the ones I'd like him to get while he's visiting old regions. I'm talking about Larvitar and Riolu.

He shouldn't get anything from Kanto or Unova though. He already has plenty from those regions (and therefore need more attention/focus)

Otherwise yes I agree with you. I'd love to see Ash use Kingler again.

I could see a few being unexpected (or not get anything from) though since IIRC aside from Spoink (which bonded with the group as a whole) Ash didn't really interact with any PotD in Hoenn that was all May and Max.
 
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Rock Captain 99

Following the dreams!!
Till I know how this "including all the regions" thing works and how long he's likely going to be in each region (and how long this series is going to be it could be 3-5 years for all we know) I'm just throwing out ideas for what Ash could do there. At the very least I'd like him to reunite with all his old Pokemon, maybe get a few of them back (Pidgeot, Primeape, Greninja), officially catch Larvitar while visiting Johto, rotate the ones he had in those regions onto the team while he's there, evolve a few, etc.



I'm not suggesting something random like a Deerling. I think any old region captures should be the Top 5 "that got away", you know pokemon Ash bonded with, but didn't catch? The ones that people bring up again and again? Those are the ones I'd like him to get while he's visiting old regions. I'm talking about Larvitar and Riolu.

He shouldn't get anything from Kanto or Unova though. He already has plenty from those regions (and therefore need more attention/focus)

Otherwise yes I agree with you. I'd love to see Ash use Kingler again.

I could see a few being unexpected (or not get anything from) though since IIRC aside from Spoink (which bonded with the group as a whole) Ash didn't really interact with any PotD in Hoenn that was all May and Max.
Yeah.. those pokemon could really work. Like Haunter from Kanto, that Larvitar from Johto, Spoink from Hoenn, Hippopotas from Sinnoh, Venipede from Unova, and maybe Skerlp from Kalos, from Alola I guess the best would be Passimian? I would love to see Ash using those along with the reserves he has.

Also, Ash should re-capture some pokemon he has released. Primeape, butterfree, pidgeot, lapras, greninja, goodra and also ambipom. They deserve to be with their trainer (except maybe butterfree?)

It could be wonderful, if at the end of Galar, we get some major 6v6 battles, at least 7-8 of them. I mean, trainers travel whole year (assuming it's a year and not a week *cough* Ash* cough), just to get knocked out in first battle which is 1 on 1. It is very unfair. All the league matches should be 6 vs 6. Every new pokemon of the region should be showcased before the league starts, and pokemon from all the regions should be used in the league. Some unused pokemon too. Like I would like to see Hippowdon in the battle, and Starmie has never won any non-TR battle on screen, and other pokemon too
 

Hanto

Water Addiction
Guys, that's Sun & Moon pokemon speculation thread, we've already got one for SwSh in the anime spoilers section.
Don't think Ash will got any of past generations pokemon, that train (especially riolu one) had departed a long time ago.
Writers always used to give the old pokemon to the New characters to promote previous gens.
 

dman_dustin

Well-Known Member
Guys, that's Sun & Moon pokemon speculation thread, we've already got one for SwSh in the anime spoilers section.
Don't think Ash will got any of past generations pokemon, that train (especially riolu one) had departed a long time ago.
Writers always used to give the old pokemon to the New characters to promote previous gens.

The only problem is we can't use past generations as a guide.

This is LITERALLY the first generation where all regions are going to get focus.

If they want Ash to have a large team, it might consist of one Pokemon of old generations caught in the other regions (perhaps.....Go could get some as well).

I just think given the theme of the anime, either Ash enters a lot of tournaments with his reserves or this is going to be like Unova with Ash having a ton of new Pokemon.
 

Revolver Furious Dragon

Well-Known Member
If ash does travel to all the old regions my hope is he doesn't get many new pokemon (maybe just the new starters and that's it)

Then the rest of his squad is devoted to rotating the older pokemon of his who could do with more training and development. Stuff like totodile, gible, snivy & scraggy

Of course if ash stays in galar Then I'd want him to catch a full team of new pokes
 

1rkhachatryan

Call me Robert guys
I want Ash to get Corviknight, seriously he is so badass!!!
 

CMButch

Kanto is love. Kanto is life.
I can see Ash getting like 5-6 Galar Pokemon. If they make Ash visit other regions I can see Ash using older Pokemon in those regions but keep main Pokes in Galar. Example:
Pikachu, Grookey and Sobble will be main.
So In Galar he'd have those 3+ 3-4 Galar Pokemon.
In Kanto he'd have those 3 + Charizard, Bulbasaur and idk Snorlax for time being in Kanto.
In Johto: those 3 + Quilava, Bayleef and Noctowl etc etc

I really doubt they won't exclude Grookey and Sobble from Ash's team.
 

ShadowForce720

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I can see Ash getting like 5-6 Galar Pokemon. If they make Ash visit other regions I can see Ash using older Pokemon in those regions but keep main Pokes in Galar. Example:
Pikachu, Grookey and Sobble will be main.
So In Galar he'd have those 3+ 3-4 Galar Pokemon.
In Kanto he'd have those 3 + Charizard, Bulbasaur and idk Snorlax for time being in Kanto.
In Johto: those 3 + Quilava, Bayleef and Noctowl etc etc

I really doubt they won't exclude Grookey and Sobble from Ash's team.

Just pointing this out because it seems like you don't know about it yet, but there is pokemon speculation thread up for the upcoming new pokemon series. The thread is called Pocket Monsters (2019) Pokemon Speculation thread.
 

DavidD001

Well-Known Member
Ok Its been a great while since I last posted but after reading up on the next series....the next series being called just Pocket Monsters 2019 [Pokemon 2019] and that the new companion is named Go and they will be traveling around the world to get Mew and various other legends, etc.....the next anime will literally be an anime version of Pokemon GO.

There will not really be a need to speculate about Ash's team since he will not be staying solely in in a single region like normal.
Even if Ash & Go have the Rotomphones.....they will be going around the world to catch pokemon which is what is done in Pokemon GO.

This pretty much says that Ash will not be dealing with Gyms, etc.
 

Doppelgänger

Superancient Member
Kukui's final Pokemon is a Totem Trevenant, but he doesn't get to use it. Tapu Koko leaps onto the field and battles instead. The Trevenant is recognized after the battle by Ash, and is mistaken as "Ohji", which causes Kukui to realize that Ash is the "Move Kahuna".

In the present day, Kukui does not know Ash acquired Firium Z or that he can evolve Electrium Z into Pikashunium Z. It would be fitting to debut both of those Z-Crystals in this battle, hence why Tapu Koko's interference would be convenient.
 

wellwellwells

Well-Known Member
Kukui's final Pokemon is a Totem Trevenant, but he doesn't get to use it. Tapu Koko leaps onto the field and battles instead. The Trevenant is recognized after the battle by Ash, and is mistaken as "Ohji", which causes Kukui to realize that Ash is the "Move Kahuna".

In the present day, Kukui does not know Ash acquired Firium Z or that he can evolve Electrium Z into Pikashunium Z. It would be fitting to debut both of those Z-Crystals in this battle, hence why Tapu Koko's interference would be convenient.

The Totem Trevenant is dead.
 

Joltik-Kid

Careful? Where's the fun in that?
In the present day, Kukui does not know Ash acquired Firium Z or that he can evolve Electrium Z into Pikashunium Z. It would be fitting to debut both of those Z-Crystals in this battle, hence why Tapu Koko's interference would be convenient.
That would be awfully convenient... which is why I can see it happening
 
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