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YES! Satoshis friends are his strenght! Without Brock, Misty, Dawn and Serena he would be NOWHERE and still be stuck in KANTO, SINNOH OR KALOS IN THE FIRST GYM! And that is just the truth! Satoshi can be serious, but funny too. I hate the full serious approach! Even XY Satoshi had his funny moments! Being serious full time ls boring as hell! @SatoSereFan224888There is a difference between your personal vision of Ash’s friends being a distraction and what is depicted in the anime. There’s alternate interpretation and then there is flat out denialism. Ash‘s friends are always portrayed as being part of his journey rather than being distractions from them. They are not “trouble” in the slightest.
There’s also the notion that Ash needs to “get serious” with his training, something that rings utterly hollow in Journeys because we have abused off screen training so much that Riolu learned liked half of his move set in off screen land. “Getting serious” is such a fanfic notion and a misunderstanding of what the show is about. Companions are always part of the journey and never a distraction from the journey. I thought that was pretty obvious for over 20 years.
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