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What happened to the US airing of Special episode 37 (Cilan, Clemont, and Bonnie)?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by _AISP, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. _AISP

    _AISP Insect/Pokemon lover

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, or one that is asked a lot, but title...I couldn't find discussion regarding this in relevant threads. Bulbapedia mentioned nothing of the reasons...

    Crazy how I decided to make an account after lurking and having known of this site since gen 3 or 4.
  2. blizzardblaze

    blizzardblaze Comp. Battler Who loves The Anime

    This just kind of happens for most specials these days, as well...maybe TCPI is too lazy to actually do so
  3. Jangobadass

    Jangobadass Professor Oak's Long Lost Ex

    They just don't dub the Ash free specials starring former companions :(

    There are half a dozen others they haven't dubbed either, and it looks like they never will.
    I could understand not airing them, but you'd think they'd show them online like other material they dubbed but wasn't played on TV :mad:
  4. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    Oddly they didn't dub that one but DID dub that rather depressing and esoteric Legend of XYZ special.

    Maybe they only wanted to bother with one and Cilan's English VA wasn't available at the time or something.
    Dragalge likes this.
  5. _AISP

    _AISP Insect/Pokemon lover

    Thanks for the responses. I am at least glad there may be more Pokemon specials than I previously thought that may be important that I also haven't yet seen...
  6. Jeal

    Jeal Well-Known Member

    Mainly Pikachu shorts, specials about recurring characters( Casey and Ritchie), companions after journey(Misty, Dawn, Brock, Cilan...) and spin-off games like Mistery Dungeon and Pokémon Rangers.

    A list of special episodes: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/List_of_side_story_episodes
  7. _AISP

    _AISP Insect/Pokemon lover

    Hmmm, none for Sun and Moom, yet?
  8. KingMinun

    KingMinun Dawn/Sinnoh Fan!

    Any sun and moon specials would be more likely to air after the season finished
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  9. OshyHikari

    OshyHikari c l a r i t y

    These specials were never intended to be dubbed to begin with, and I think that's because Ash doesn't appear in them, and TPCi feels that if Ash isn't there, it isn't worth it. Shows just how much of a core Ash is to the series.
  10. LilligantLewis

    LilligantLewis primarina donna

    It doesn't explain "The Legend of X, Y, and Z!"
  11. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Celestine VI

    Nothing explains why they chose to dub that episode, except maybe because it's the only main series appearance of Yveltal.
  12. _AISP

    _AISP Insect/Pokemon lover

    That episode started off internal theories in me about Bonnie's strong potential as a trainer and possible role in the future...
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