Break the Limit
Now that we're in the double digits and we've had our first major battle of the saga I wanted to know where people stand in regards to the saga right now and how they compared to your initial thoughts to it
He literally used strategy in today's episode, both with Pikachu and Rowlet.Like people have said already, Ash has personality...If you call "OMG ARORA! LOOK AT MY STUPID FACES HAHAHA A POKEMON JUST HIT ME ISN'T THAT FUNNY?!?" as personality lol? It gets annoying fast and it really makes you question his competence. Okay, him and Pikachu are strong and haven't been reset, we've established that, but he barely ever uses strategy and gets surprised when Rowlet does things he should have thought of.
He literally used strategy in today's episode, both with Pikachu and Rowlet.
Ash capitalized on his Pokemon's abilities and techniques and yet...I don't know why I even bother. As if anything SM Ash does will ever impress anyone.
I literally said "barely". He didn't use any against Team Skull, Tapu Koko, Grubbin, Mimikyu, James, and none against Yungoos and Gumshoos until Rowlet showed him and he went and said "hey I can do this".
The fact that he is so competent with Z-Moves is cool and its always great when we see him use one, but the whole comedy Ash thing the writers got going on just isn't working for me. He stands still during battles and only ever reacts with some over the top crazy face and jerky movement when something is off.