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Dean
17th December 2005, 11:25 PM
Here's what I think:
1. More shiny pokemon should be in the show
2. May should catch 2 more pokemon.
3. Max should get his first pokemon.
4. Ash's Corphish and Grovyle should evolve
5. Have a new charecter join the group
6. Ash should catch a manuyla (Get it?)
7. It should have Ash and Co. meet Gary
8. Brock's Marshtomp should evolve
9. Jessie should catch a pokemon (like Murkrow, Gengar or another.)
10. Meowth should evolve into a persian
11. James Cacnea should evolve
12. James should catch a pokemon (like Nidoking, Rhydon or another)

WHAT DO YOU THINK????

Alfonso
17th December 2005, 11:35 PM
Here's what I think:
1. More shiny pokemon should be in the show

Agreed, that would be kinda cool. But not too often.


2. May should catch 2 more pokemon.

Not really. If she needs another decent Pokemon apart from Combusken (Who is frikking awesome I might add.) then she should call home and get Beautifly back. Or Oak for Bulbasaur.


3. Max should get his first pokemon.

Meh, it wouldn't really matter if he got one.


4. Ash's Corphish and Grovyle should evolve

Corphish needs to stay how it is because it'll become hugely unfunny if it evolved. Because Corphish is the only funny Pokemon the group has, since You-Know-What sucks ***.


5. Have a new charecter join the group

Only if Brock goes and the new character does something useful. If not, Brock should do something.


6. Ash should catch a manuyla (Get it?)

No, I don't get it. Manuya seems more like a rival type Pokemon to me. I'm thinking Harrison.


7. It should have Ash and Co. meet Gary

Why?


8. Brock's Marshtomp should evolve

WHAT YOU MEAN BROCKS MUDKIP EVOLVES

Spoiler tag please.


9. Jessie should catch a pokemon (like Murkrow, Gengar or another.)

We don't need *another* Gengar. It's... well, boring.

What should happen?

1. Janine appears. I mean, bloody hell.
2. Harley. Yeah, that's just it.

Torchic23
17th December 2005, 11:38 PM
I'd like to see Ash meet Primeape or Butterfree again.

CyberCubed
17th December 2005, 11:39 PM
EDIT: Damn Alfonso! You stole my thunder! :p



Here's what I think:
1. More shiny pokemon should be in the show

Sure, but Shiny Pokemon are rarely seen in the show because they're suppossed to be rare. Just like you barely see shiny Pokemon in the games, shinies in the show should be a rarity as well.


2. May should catch 2 more pokemon.

That's inevitable. It'll happen.


3. Max should get his first pokemon.

He should someday, they've about all they could do with him as he is now.


4. Ash's Corphish and Grovyle should evolve

Meh, Corphish should stay as he is. And while I prefer Grovyle's design to Sceptile's, I'd like it to evolve because that's it's personality. It would be a shame if that small and determined Treecko never realizes it's full potential.


5. Have a new charecter join the group

Eh, this may happen when the D/P region starts.


6. Ash should catch a manuyla (Get it?)

:rolleyes:


7. It should have Ash and Co. meet Gary

Sure, I'd like to see Gary again.


8. Brock's Marshtomp should evolve

Well it only just evolved, and I doubt he'll have a Swampert anytime soon.


9. Jessie should catch a pokemon (like Murkrow, Gengar or another.)

I like her team as it is for now.


10. Meowth should evolve into a persian

Hell no. Why would you want Meowth's character to jump the shark? Not to mention it's a ridiculous concept since Meowth is a mascot, while Persian is not.


11. James Cacnea should evolve

Harley has a Cacturne, we don't need another. Plus James' Pokemon in AG have all been small and cutesy. They're running a theme with him.


12. James should catch a pokemon (like Nidoking, Rhydon or another)

James gets cute Pokemon now.


WHAT DO YOU THINK????

I think they should make more May swimsuit episodes, but what can you do? :rolleyes:

Dean
17th December 2005, 11:41 PM
No, I don't get it. Manuya seems more like a rival type Pokemon to me. I'm thinking Harrison. May has a Munchlax and brock has a bonsly! Besides Lucario, Manuyla is the only left that could be captured!!!!!

Alfonso
17th December 2005, 11:43 PM
May has a Munchlax and brock has a bonsly! Besides Lucario, Manuyla is the only left that could be captured!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You mean apart from the other 100 or so when D/P is released? And Ash doesn't *need* to catch a D/P Pokemon until the D/P region comes about, since his BF team is great as it is.

And seriously, what part of 'spoiler tags' please don't you understand? o__o Some people might not want to know if May has That or Brock has This.

Rex Kamex
17th December 2005, 11:46 PM
6. Ash should catch a manuyla (Get it?)

Because Ash'll become a man? If not, then I don't get it either.

Orion-Sama
17th December 2005, 11:49 PM
I think they should make more May swimsuit episodes, but what can you do? :rolleyes:
I second that notion...

Um... now let's see...

-More cameos. I like when old characters appear again. It would be the perfect opportunity to have them showing a few old Kanto characters, or at the very least the GYM Leaders again in this arc instead of more fillers. Yes, they're interesting, but seeing at least a known face again would be nice... especially seeing how most Kanto GYM Leaders just got one chapter.

-Introduce characters of the games you haven't bothered to introduce. Again, the Anime is different, but I think no character should be left off. But it's understood, seeing how certain characters are more popular than others. Seeing the likes of Will, Karen, FR/LG Girl, and Janine would add a bit of flavor and loyalty, though...

-Showcase a few Pokémon more frequently. MANY Pokémon are left off with a measly filler, whereas many others have a heckload of screen time. Shafting awesome and interesting Pokémon like Gardevoir is almost a crime... and let's not get into the ignored fellows like Dunsparce. :(

-More Fan Service plz. It's been SO lackey in this regard, which is bad considering a few only keep on watching because of that, and also considering how abundant it used to be. :p It seems they're getting back on track with Hinata and this Ninja School chapter, though. Quite nice material at loooooong last. :D

That'd be it... I think.

taitofan
17th December 2005, 11:56 PM
11. James Cacnea should evolve
Bah, not gonna happen. Harley already has a Noctus. Kojirou's Sabonea wouldn't evolve unless Harley was gone, and even then it ruins his "cute lil pokemon" theme. I do think it'd be amusing if Kojirou thought Sabonea evolved and took off with Noctus-chan, leading Harley to throw the b*tch fit to end all b*tch fits.

...Yeah. I just want more Harley and his uber sexy pokemon. Especially when said coordinator and sexy pokemon aren't being humiliated by idiotic baby pokemon. *coughlilzenigamecough*

Haruka getting rid of her damn Zenigame would make my day too. Ariados-chan can eat it. <3

And add me to that list of people who want more fanservice too. ^.~

Gravy
18th December 2005, 12:01 AM
If she needs another decent Pokemon apart from Combusken (Who is frikking awesome I might add.)...
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May has a Munchlax and brock has a bonsly! Besides Lucario, Manuyla is the only left that could be captured!!!!!
...you're totally missing the point of the pre-evolutions. For reals.

Joke or not, I doubt they're ever going to give Ash a Manyula. They've gone to an awful lot of trouble to make sure its clear that its a pok&#233;mon that specialises in attacking in pairs, both during the film and in the form of merchandising. Its essentially the same principal as Plusle and Minun having to be together all the time. If there isn't a gym or whatever that specialises in double battling for the next generation games, the most I can see Manyula getting is a filler. Either a really awesome battle filler, or one of those 'group gets split up and is hunted down by X pok&#233;mon' events.

Edit: Oh, right, I'm allowed to post my own opinions on the show ^_^;

They need to give the pok&#233;mon more personallity, and occassionally, episodes that focus on them. Corphish, Grovyle, Torkoal, Ludicolo and its personallity changes. Those were all planned out very nicely. But the rest of the crew is kind of lacking, or rely on crappy little gimmicks and I think its a real shame.

Also, ALL game characters need to be inctroduced. I don't care where, I don't care how (...as long as its reasonable) but it needs to be done before they all vanish into the pit of obscurity like so many GSC Fushia Gym leaders and Elite Four members. Also, more locations too. Where the HELL was Mount Pyre? We got Mirage Island, which barely anyone knows about anyway, but no Mount Pyre?...Erm, if you say so.

And finally, Dunsparce.

PDL
18th December 2005, 12:07 AM
lesse

- More fanservice plz, while not high up on the list for me, I'm sure lots of people would want it.

- more showcasing of neglected pokemon, and less showcasing of overcased ones like May's Squirtle, Munchlax and now, Bonsly! (with the exception of Manene, who's awesome)

- better dub music, this is a must... seriously... it were up to me, and failing that I couldn't get the rights to the original score, the music should be simlair to the kind from Genesis era Sonic games... that would totally rock...

*imagines Ash and Co. fighting Team Rocket while a rock rendition of "Green Hill Zone" is playing*

oh yeah... that would be so awesome...

Kabuto
18th December 2005, 12:08 AM
Nah Ash shuoldn't get Manyula. Jessie should and replace her Dustox

Alfonso
18th December 2005, 12:09 AM
Nah Ash shuoldn't get Manyula. Jessie should and replace her Dustox

She should only replace Dustox when it magically stops being the best and cutest Pokemon Team Rocket have had in a long time.

Which is never going to happen.

Phantom_Bugsy
18th December 2005, 12:14 AM
May has a Munchlax and brock has a bonsly! Besides Lucario, Manuyla is the only left that could be captured!!!!!

........that made my head hurt.

Not every new Pokemon is gonna be captured, child. Just like not everything has to evolve and not everyone has to catch 6 Pokemon. Not everyone has to HAVE a Pokemon either.

1. Will needs to appear, as does Janine. Frigging writers would rather put in random fillers than put in characters that have been created but have had no spotlight in an anime episode.

2. BRING BACK PAST CHARACTERS. I'm tired of this 'omg we meet agen sumday, k?' crap when it's not going to happen.

3. Replace Ash. It's not gonna happen, I know, but still. He's gotten way too boring and annoying.

4. No more main female characters traveling around. Yes, I'm dead serious. It only causes too much trouble. I didn't mind Max, he's a kid. I don't mind Brock or Tracey or early Ash, either. Misty and May however...bleh. Another female character would just bring about more stupid and pointless fanboy wars.

5. Make a spinoff series on the Gym Leaders. Even if only because I said so.

6. PUT JOLY AND FEUILLY AND COMBEFERRE IN- *shot* .....x____X

Dean
18th December 2005, 12:17 AM
She should only replace Dustox when it magically stops being the best and cutest Pokemon Team Rocket have had in a long time.

Which is never going to happen.
Yeah! Dustox is one of the cutest pokemon in the whole team!

Kabuto
18th December 2005, 12:46 AM
Maybe so but it will be shafted eventually like Mays beautifly

Chris
18th December 2005, 12:59 AM
What do I think? I think they should put something completely the opposite of idiot fans want, just so they can complain and whine. With that, I will feel happy watching them suffer.

Seriously, some of the stuff in the first post makes me despise the anime fanbase sometimes. --;

Heracross
18th December 2005, 12:59 AM
Hmm, what should they put in the show?

This (http://www.planetgamecube.com/media/th200716729.jpg).

And any other game characters that've been screwed, really. :/

Gravy
18th December 2005, 1:13 AM
Seriously, some of the stuff in the first post makes me despise the anime fanbase sometimes. --;
Oh c'mon Ed, you know you love the idea of Meowth evolving into Persian deep down :P

Lil Brother
18th December 2005, 2:18 AM
The only way Meowth should evolved is in an out-of-continuity joke ep.

Which should happen. Now.

Bah, Pokes that I think should evolve:
1. Grovyle. Because of what Cyber said.
2. Baby Squirtle. C'mon, it would make it's uberness more believeable. And all the starter Pokemon from a Professor we've seen (aside from Piakchu, of course) have evolved.
3. Combuksen and Marshtomp should only evolve if it's in some kind of join-forces moment together with Grovyle, like in Pokespecial during the G/S/C arc.
4. Bonsly. A Sudowoodo would fit Brock perfectly.

Game characters that need to pop up:
1. Brendan
2. Wally
3. FR/LG Girl
4. Celio
5. Karen
6. Will
7. Janine
8. Sidney
9. Phoebe
10. Glacia
11. Wallace
12. G/S/C Rival
13. And just about everyone else

Characters that need to show their faces again:
1. Duplica. Pweeeeeeease?
2. AJ. I didn't really like him personally, but everyone else does.
3. Kenta!!!!
4. Marina!!!!
5. Jun'ichi!!!!
6. Eusine
7. Sid from Destiny Deoxys
8. Dr. Fuji. I want to know if he's dead or not!
9. All GYM leaders.
10. Brawly deserves his own slot. According to Bugsy, anyway.
11. I'm probably forgetting some.

Um, yeah. :/

intergalactic platypus
18th December 2005, 2:35 AM
i think we desperatley need to see the E4. what the hell are the writers thinking not putting them on the show? theyre like the most advanced trainers in the game. also of course grovyle could afford to evolve, and i think it will unless the writers are utter morons (which is possible). and of course, i would love to see brock and max drop off of D/P and have the new hero/heroine of the game appear as a new character, but thats a few months from now so i shouldnt worry bout it

PDL
18th December 2005, 2:40 AM
here's something I forgot...

- advanced technology, yeah yeah, pokemon has alot of that, but I was thinking of actual A.I

it'd be awesome if robot characters existed in pokemon...

Dunsparce
18th December 2005, 3:02 AM
Dunsparce. It NEEDS a good Episode that doesn't suck ***** like "Dunsparce Deception". Bleh, they made its head look too fat. IIRC The Japanese title refers to them being Baby Dunsparce. I want a FULL GROWN Dunsparce without that bloated head!!! Stupid animators >_<

Kabuto
18th December 2005, 3:48 AM
Dunspace wasn't as shafted as Porygon and Porygon2. My username may have a porygon avatar in it but I do not blame porygon for the seizure incident. I blame Team Rocket and their missles. Why do they have to mess everything up?

RaikouSpecialLover
19th December 2005, 12:37 AM
The use of some game mechanics (PCs, TMs/HMs) would be nice.

But first, despite this might trigger flaming, Ash's Pikachu has to evolve.
I really don't care that 'it refused' or 'he's the mascot' type stuff. PIKACHU IS THE MOST OVERRATED/RETARDED POKEMON ON THIS PLANET! Besides, why is he the 'mascot' on Pokemon, anyway? If there is a reason that DOES NOT STEM FROM OR EVEN MENTION ANIME, I'll be quite happy right now.

Lil Brother
19th December 2005, 12:42 AM
Besides, why is he the 'mascot' on Pokemon, anyway? If there is a reason that DOES NOT STEM FROM OR EVEN MENTION ANIME, I'll be quite happy right now.That's like asking why Mickey Mouse is the mascot of Disney, for a reason that doesn't stem from cartoons. o.o

Chris
19th December 2005, 12:45 AM
PC's? Someone sure hasn't seen the times where Satoshi's replaced Pok&#233;mon. Especially for Gym and League battles.

Pikachu became the mascot BECAUSE of the anime. It's the most recognizable Pok&#233;mon in the world and has at one point been recognized more than Mickey Mouse by kids. Also consider the fact that how many clones of Pikachu have been made (Pichu being the baby form and Minun/Plusle being blatant copies of Pichu/Pikachu).

Benji
19th December 2005, 12:46 AM
These I agree should happen.
3. Max should get his first pokemon.
4. Ash's Corphish and Grovyle should evolve [eventually]
7. It should have Ash and Co. meet Gary
8. Brock's Marshtomp should evolve [eventually]
9. Jessie should catch a pokemon (like Murkrow, Gengar or another.)
11. James Cacnea should evolve [eventually]
12. James should catch a pokemon (like Nidoking, Rhydon or another)

5. Have a new character join the group
well i'd want another character join the group, but not a completely new one. maybe a GoldSilver character or perhaps Brandon or Wally.

10. Meowth should evolve into a persian
NO. never. just like Pikachu should never become Raichu.
it just doesn't seem right at all.

Chris
19th December 2005, 1:02 AM
People, WHY should Nyaasu evolve into a Pok&#233;mon he DREADFULLY HATES?

Persian have always annoyed the hell out of him and made him incredibly angry. Why should he evolve into what he's hated his entire life? Especially when it's always ended up messing his life?

Seriously, you people have some kind of obsession with evolutions. e_e

Kabuto
19th December 2005, 1:07 AM
The only Pokemon that cant evolve are Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Meowth, Squirtle and Corphish. The rest I'm fine with. Grovyle must evolve, it'll only make him cooler.

Satoshi
19th December 2005, 4:59 AM
i think we desperatley need to see the E4. what the hell are the writers thinking not putting them on the show?
Actually, most of the Elite Four members made appearences in the show.

Zerodius
19th December 2005, 6:24 AM
Why do everyone seems to focus so much on evolution?

Give me a good, well-developed non-evolved Pokemon over a generic evolved one.

"But... the Pokemon will never realize it's potential!"
Actually, I would prefer for a character to perfect it's fighting style and actually get to fight in a graceful, creative, and effective way with what it got than accumulate attacks.

"But... Pokemon eventually evolve in the games!"
This is the anime, not the games. Pokemon can remain all their lives long as non-evolved Pokemon here and this is, in my opinion, a good thing.

"But... baby Pokemon sUx0r!"
Not every team must be made of bad-*** killer ten feet tall Pokemon, you know... and admit it, cute characters are fun to have around and anyway, if all characters were of the bad-*** style, the repetition would kill off the effect in the long run.

Now... what the anime TRULY needs...

To stop with the filler episodes and actually get it on with the main plot! What? Need to somehow make sub-plots to make sure the anime doesn't reach a point where you have to wait for months, possibly years before the next Pokemon game is released, thus allowing for new episodes?

Answer: Unstead of stupid "Lost in *insert name* forest" filler... then create REAL, ACTUAL sub-plots. Not non-descript stuff that begins and end in one episode and where absolutely nothing happened in truth besides Pikachu blasting Team Rocket to kingdom come but full, multi-part side-plots that actually has some interesting story going for it.

Also... more personality to the characters, please... especially to the Pokemon and to Ash (he isn't annoying, he just went down the "personality-less" way lately).

Bring back past characters once in a while unstead of dumping'em forever somewhere. (Especially frustrating regarding the Pokemon characters. The memorable ones always seem to be dumped when they finally reached their climax...)

Most importantly... yes, you can swap the characters around to advertise the upcoming games a bit... but they're pushing it a bit too much, admit it. *Glares at some rather horrible episodes and some rather aggravating characters*

Well, those are my suggestions. Don't know if they would really be that good and I know that the writters won't magically appear out of nowhere to read them and take them in consideration but well... I can always dream.

Thank you for your time.

AtoMan
19th December 2005, 8:19 AM
The only Pokemon that cant evolve are Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Meowth, Squirtle and Corphish. The rest I'm fine with. Grovyle must evolve, it'll only make him cooler.

Any of them could evolve... maybe except Pika. We all know what Pokemon did Red have in GS (i know that they are different worlds, but...). I think Wartortle or Ivysayr in Ash's party would be interesting, and FRLG-connected.

Cyndaquil and Totodile needs to be evolved!

Chris
19th December 2005, 3:08 PM
Fushigidane didn't want to evolve because it prefered its form. It proved its strength by tying against a fully evolved Meganium. It's strong enough on its own and doesn't need an evolution to become stronger.

Jesse GS the II
19th December 2005, 9:39 PM
What do I think? I think they should put something completely the opposite of idiot fans want, just so they can complain and whine. With that, I will feel happy watching them suffer.

Seriously, some of the stuff in the first post makes me despise the anime fanbase sometimes. --;

Amen, brother.

As for what I think - I think it ought to wind down. We've sat through almost ten years of droning monotony, and I say the crew ought to throw in the towel before it's too late. Running your show into the ground is the worst mistake a production company can make, and "Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation" is really taking a thrashing. Unless they pulled off some wild, miraculous, "Dallas"-like twist where the last several years turned out to be completely fabricated (and yes, I know that's a sheer impossibility), then I don't see how the show would possibly change its format in the coming years.

Maybe I should pitch "Intensity" to Nintendo of Japan.

Kabuto
19th December 2005, 10:09 PM
"Any of them could evolve... maybe except Pika. We all know what Pokemon did Red have in GS (i know that they are different worlds, but...). I think Wartortle or Ivysayr in Ash's party would be interesting, and FRLG-connected." "Cyndaquil and Totodile needs to be evolved!"

Bulbasaur didn't want to evolve
Evolving Pika and Meowth would kill the series and the majority of its fanbase
Squirtle probably won't evolve its been around too long and it probably feels the same way as Bulbasaur
Corphish could but I don't want him to

I agree Cyndaquil and Totodile must evolve. Grovyle also its worked so hard. To be honest I'd love to see Ash with Crawdaunt, but only if he keeps Corphish exact personality in tact and not some tough macho evil Crawdaunt like we usually see. Mays Bulbasaur and Squirtle should evolve though

RaikouSpecialLover
20th December 2005, 2:20 AM
PC's? Someone sure hasn't seen the times where Satoshi's replaced Pokémon. Especially for Gym and League battles.

Pikachu became the mascot BECAUSE of the anime. It's the most recognizable Pokémon in the world and has at one point been recognized more than Mickey Mouse by kids. Also consider the fact that how many clones of Pikachu have been made (Pichu being the baby form and Minun/Plusle being blatant copies of Pichu/Pikachu).
I knew that, BUT THE GAMES CAME FIRST.
And about obsessing w/evos, it's probably beacuase most of us here are 'game' people, you know, true to the games. BECAUSE THEY CAME FIRST!

'Nuff said.

Yamato-san
20th December 2005, 11:41 AM
I think Pikachu was put into the anime, which came out well after the games and some of the manga in Japan, because it really was the most beloved Pokemon amongst all the fans of the game. Remember, the makers were originally gonna have Pippi be the mascot before they got word of Pikachu's popularity.

Anyway, things I'd like to see..... first and foremost, a gruesome death scene involving Haruka's Zenigame, preferably done at the hands of Harley's Ariados, who really deserves justice after that humiliating display. [cough] But the more reasonable things I'd like to see include the following (in no particular order).

1. Make Harley win against Haruka, dammit. As I said about Ariados just now, he deserves it after those writers took such a cheap shot to the balls. Hell, even if he suffered a more realistic loss against a stronger Pokemon at Yamabuki, I still think he should win because he's just a character with that kind of potential, and the writers desperately need to realize that and stop f***ing it up. Besides, there is no reason to play him up to be one of her main rivals and hardly make him seem like much of a threat. Speaking of Haruka's rivals, they should probably ditch Shuu sometime soon. It's apparent by this point that he's little more than a Shigeru clone (actually, it may've been that apparent since the beginning).

2. Make Juptor evolve. I don't care how, I don't care when (though I would prefer it to happen before Haruka's Wakashamo and Takeshi's Numacraw ever get such a chance), but just do it while he's still on Satoshi's team. They need to resolve the fact that he's a Pokemon that really puts in an effort to become stronger and beat any opponent (for that matter, what the f*** ever happened to that aspect of his personality? I've never seen it since he refused to back down from Senri's Kekking) by reaching his maximum potential before he ends up getting dumped for the 4th generation team (though, that's not to say he couldn't pull a Gomazou on us). I'm still kinda p*ssed that they never exactly resolved Bayleaf and her huge affection towards her trainer. They suddenly had Satoshi drop off his entire Jouto team, but couldn't take five minutes to show her reaction to this and having Satoshi deal with it somehow (would've been a lot better than the plot to "The Parting with Pikachu....").

3. Takeshi's Usohachi... one episode, the thing's already annoying as hell. All I can say is that thing better be worth something in the end. Doesn't seem like it could contribute to much right now, but who knows. Afterall, I was left wondering when Yukiwarashi training to master Ice Beam would ever come to an end, and even if it did, I suspected it would just be one tiny Pokemon on Satoshi's team that couldn't light a candle to the powerhouses he already has and nothing going for it but a single powerful technique. But, I'm sure you all know what happened there and how that paid off big time.... those of you who aren't hearing about this for the first time by looking at this spoiler tag, anyway. If this thing is gonna be useful for anything, I suspect it'd be to finally further Takeshi's character and give him a desperately-needed opportunity to practice Pokemon breeding.

4. I really like Kojirou's Manene, but it'd be nice if it ended up being battle-worthy sooner or later. Same goes for Kojirou's Chiriin if it ever comes back. What's pretty damn ironic is that both Pokemon are psychic-types (or Manene's presumed to be at least), Chiriin can naturally learn the Psychic attack in the games, and Manene might be able to use such an attack, or something similar, as well given what its evolution can use. Such attacks are portrayed as being very powerful in the anime, yet neither of these Pokemon use them. Speaking of which, the anime really needs to get around to showing a Butterfree using these kind of attacks. I don't care if it appeared enough as it is, they still never showed one using Confusion or Psybeam this whole friggin time.

5. Make Haruka's loathable piece of sh*t lose a battle.... lose tons of them, actually. It should be so bad that in the later parts of the Battle Frontier saga, it's shafted worse than Satoshi's Cotoise was during the Saiyuu Tournament. Oh, and yes, I'm aware that it battled Shuu's Flygon, but I don't really think that counts as a loss, exactly. Thing didn't faint, it just ran off the battlefield crying after getting hit once. Although, an even better alternative to this would be to have the thing released and never return again.... oh, but we all know this will hinder the writers and their precious overexcessive Fire Red/Leaf Green advertising, so that idea's out.

6. Make certain Pokemon get more screentime. Kyuukon needs another appearance after god knows how long (if I see another Windie before I see it again, I'm gonna snap), everyone already mentioned Nokotchi, and several others. Also, I mentioned this on the episode thread for the recent Usohachi episode, but I really like the cocoon Pokemon, and I so wanna see another one that kicks as much a** as Tsukushi's Trancel did (hell, Cocoon has done pretty much nothing other than appear in the background for 500 episodes. That, and evolve into Spear... once).

7. Expecting them to put an end to the fillers will probably never happen. The anime's simply an episodic series, been that way since Kantou, and I doubt they'd change that now. But, it would be nice if they could stop recycling old (and horribly dull) plots and use fillers with better content. Hell, I'm sure we can all agree to a ton of fillers that are full of comic-relief, like the giant Nendoll episode that aired in America not too long ago or Satoshi and Kojirou vs. Haruka and Musashi. Some character development in each episode wouldn't hurt neither (it really shouldn't be hard, considering that when dealing with both the humans and the Pokemon characters, that's a pretty large cast within the current party, and aside from development and revealing more about individual characters, there's also relationships, how certain characters interact with another certain character in the party, among other things). If nothing else, at least stop devoting so much time to these fillers when you could be having more fleshed-out mini-arcs like the leagues, or events from the game like Groudon vs. Kyogre, as well as those game places, events, and characters that didn't get a proper anime appearance like Mt. Pyre, several Elite 4 characters, Anzu, Mikuri, and several others. Oh, and I know some fillers are good to showcase a Pokemon that hadn't appeared in the anime yet, but sometimes, it seems kinda pointless when that same Pokemon ends up appearing again in an important episode not long afterwards (for instance, Hadzuki has a Hellgar.... we didn't really need to see it watching after Togepi, now did we?).

8. The Japanese producers really need to stop kissing up to 4kids and return the culture and writing to the show. In case they're unaware, 4kids is just painting over everything in their show regardless of what they do, and by this point, they feel they're so friggin rich that they just love throwing their money away to piss off a large audience. When are you gonna learn this? When you start replacing all the onigiri with PB&J sandwiches yourself and using blank signs instead of covering them with English and a fictional written language that's there in the first place because of 4kids? When you take the ending themes out of your own version and use American pop in your own openings, which are reduced to a length of 30 seconds? Oh, how about you completely change your drawing style because anime-style is Japanese, and Japanese is bad, and you can't do anything about it because you're nothing but suck-ups to a bunch of old farts that claim to know what's the best way for you to profit off of the American market? Seriously, though, bring back the culture. No one, besides 4kids, complained back then as far as I'm aware, so I doubt anyone would complain now.

9. Bring back the scoring for the contest appeals. I like to know how well Haruka stood against the other entrants. The judging during the contest battles should be more realistic too (a Pokemon takes one hit, and suddenly the gauge goes down by about a quarter.... right....). And stop making every one of Haruka's contest matches end in a knock-out, it kinda kills the purpose behind contest battles.

I probably got more, but I'll post them later if I come up with them.

pikadon92
21st December 2005, 12:36 AM
First, let squirtle be more matured a little.