*sigh* Sadly, I'm a hater who's gonna hate here, because this saga is really the only one I can't stand to watch most of the time. I practically avoid it like the plague to avoid the bad memories I have watching it.
That being said, I do feel Sinnoh tops all other sagas in three ways: 1) in terms of battle quality, 2) the gym battles, and 3) the strategies employed in Dawn's contests and Ash's gym battles.
Eh, besides that...man, I hate this saga with a passion to tell you the truth. It's not bad: in fact, it can be argued it IS the best saga in a lot of ways, but I just don't like the way it was written or dubbed. It doesn't sit well with me at times. Even BW feels more "Pokemon-like" than this saga does to me.
Let's start with one of my biggest issues: the voice acting.
Can't lie, Ash and Brock's dub voices drove me beyond nuts in this saga...I can't even listen to them for more than 5 minutes without cringing at something or another they are saying. It's that awful for me.
Brock's voice in particular is just...not right at all...it just sounds way off to me no matter how I look at it here most of the time.
Despite that, that is the LEAST of my problems with Brock here. He was shafted continuously in favor of Ash and Dawn, his Pokemon team only changed in terms of evolution and nothing more for 3 years (2007-2010), and all he did was cook, say advice, and flirt with women 95% of the eps he was in. It was...utterly heartbreaking to see the once enjoyable, funny, and awesome character Brock was practically fading away before my eyes.
However, I did like Ash's VA in the League Episodes, though, and Brock's VA did a good job in his last two episodes but besides that...out of all the recast English voices, these two by far frustrated me the most. Maybe it's because they sounded so different, but it was very tough to get used to.
Piplup's voice was annoying as well, if listened to in large bursts.
Team Rocket's alliterations did not help ease that pain, but for what it's worth, I did like their Pokemon releasing episodes. Their actors did a good job with those, too.
I'll give it a 7/10 overall to be fair in re-evaluating it, but it's my least favorite part of the anime and I do not have any desire to go back to this saga.
The major thing I feel detracts from my view of Sinnoh are that for me it feels like it IS the low point for Brock and Team Rocket out of all sagas they were in, IMO.
Last edited by Dwail8023; 29th July 2013 at 1:47 AM.
"If Pikachu becomes a Raichu, I might be able to win that badge. On the other hand, to make it evolve just to fight...I would be just like Surge...Pikachu, what do you want to do? I really wanna beat that Surge, but I also don't want to force you to evolve if you'd be happier staying the way you are now." -- OS Ash, ESS
1. The Anime: OS > AG > BW > DP > XY
2. The English Dub: 4Kids + TAJ Productions (Seasons 1-5) > 4Kids Entertainment (Seasons 6-8) > DuArt Film and Video (Seasons 11-Current) = TAJ Productions (Seasons 9-10)
3. The Games: XY > BW > RSE > GSC > Y > HGSS > DP > RBG
4. The Manga: RSE > RBY > BW > DPPT > GSC
5. Pokemon: The Origin: Excellent: 94.7/100.
6. The Movies: OS > AG > XY (Prediction) > DP = BW