Watch, Grookey's gonna evolve by blinking.So we've now had Sobble caught by accident, evolved to Drizzle on its own in the lab by shooting a berry, then basically hid in a cave and trained itself at night. What a terrible treatment for a starter.
The writers really are going out of their way to give Goh freebies here without having to do the work. Even Mudkip had more work put into it by Brock
Even then it only reached Marshtomp by the end because it made logical sense when Ash and May put way more work into training their starters than Brock did (who didn't really have a reason to). It didn't reach Swampert "just because", those were the daysEven Mudkip had more work put into it by Brock
One could also question why there are no backups of the data to begin with. Goh obsessing over it like that when the actual Pokemon are still there also just strengthens the "he just views them as collectables and a collection and doesn't care about them individually" problemIs it just me or did this episode put a emphasis on valuing the wrong thing this episode? Like I get it, Ash and Goh spent a long time gathering that data and Goh was upset it's been stolen. But that's the thing, data is just data. Losing it doesn't suddenly erase the experiences and bonds Goh has developed after all this time with his Pokemon. Idk, it just feels imo like this episode had an opportunity to have a deeper message than what was provided to us.
As for Drizzle's evolution...meh. As many have already stated, it was way too rushed and needed more time to show Drizzle training and working alongside Goh to be meaningful. Alas, that's the norm for Journeys at this point. Overall, 5/10 episode for meme.
Goh was crying because the proof of the stuff he caught was taken, basically. (Never mind the fact he still has his Pokemon with him... Weird, I know.)Oh right i’ve been kinda confused about this since the summary, but did they ever specify what ‘data’ was actually stolen?
We don’t really see the boys do actual meaningful research or data taking. So is it supposed to be the dex entry they get after captures or something? But pokedex already comes pre loaded in the anime so i have even less clue.
Goh was crying because the proof of the stuff he caught was taken, basically. (Never mind the fact he still has his Pokemon with him... Weird, I know.)
When Drizzile evolved, he was happy...Just further cements the fact he's a hoarder who views Pokemon as collectables like baseball cards and cares about his collection as a whole and doesn't care about them as individuals.
This was a perfect opportunity for him to say its alright since he still has the pokemon and the memories but instead he cried over the box no longer being ticked in his Pokedex