Hi everyone, sorry for inactivity lately but i was pretty busy with work and other responsibilities which come with real life.
To answer question, even though its late reply:
To minerswhocraft: Oh you mean Misty return at Pallet reunion? Yeah i know how you feel. Even though i enjoyed seeing Misty again having some cool moments there. Teasing Ash, being smartass, showing her independence and strength in knowing where to find shelter, cure sick Pikachu with Azurill(which i found pretty sweet). And having bonding moments with Max with her panic fear and irrationality when bugs are in question bringing them into even bigger problems.
But in end things working out for them with Max admiring Misty toughness and knowledge, acting like older sister to him. Sharing with each other problems and frustration when dealing with older siblings helping Max to better understa May and solidify brother bond he had with her.
There Misty once again revealed complexity and depth behind her characterization reacting in pallete of different ways depending on situation. How aside from being feisty, grumpy and sassy(showed plenty of those in Togepi release cameo and Mastermind of Mirage special). Bubbly and silly, she can also be very compassionate and understanding reassuring others to believe more in themselves or being willing to listen to their problems helping them out.
Demonstrating once again how versatile and rich aspect of her personality there exists, depending on people she interacts with, circumstances and surrounding.
So that much i liked.
But what disappointed me was rather lukewarm reception of Misty. With Pallet reunion coming of as very rushed and quickly patched together product lasting for just one episode, just to send Misty afterwards away in Real Cleffa Hanger.
She left way too early and should have joined Ash, May , Max and Brock for Battle Frontier. We could see her battle, enter tournaments advancing her water master dream, meet powerful trainers an water users who could teach her how to discover secrets of water pokemon coming to understand their nature better.
While enriching on group dynamic with her strong attitude, endearing quirks and headstrong nature knowing how to bring excitement among others. I mean i would take her over Max or Brock there.
But nope, writers during whole Cleffa episode had Misty older sisters calling her back and rushing home, much to Misty dismay and frustration. Delaying coming back and feeling upset over not being able to count on them to leave and travel when she wants.
Second return of Misty was short and rushed getting 2 measly episodes, when there existed potential in Battle Frontier to do many cool things with character. Give chance to get better know May building on stronger friendship between themselves and maybe even do small detour on Sevii islands to meet Misty idol Lorelei again which would likely make her squeal brimming with insecurity and excitement.
Having her lifepath and career go in direction of working in becoming E4 member of water pokemon herself serving as huge step in quest of mastering water pokemon. With her inclusion better signalizing Ash return to homeland region since she lives there and traveled with him at some point through this region. Ideal way to promote FRLG remakes on more meaningful way.
Well there is still way to include Misty to play important role in anime again through mega Gyarados promotion, meeting E4 Siebold who is even more significant to her water master dream because of being water master himself in games and first true water trainer of E4. Offering gates toward some really cool storyline to reintroduce Misty, enjoy in her enjoyable personality, packed with action, battles, possible struggles of fearing she wouldn't be able to impress E4 user etc.
But something tells me its unavailing job to even hope for this. Although its comforting to hear how Misty Japanese voice actor Mayumi IIzuka herself isn't satisfied with way Misty is forgotten and abandoned in pokemon series, expressing desire through blogs, twitter and TR radio show to voice Misty again.
So maybe if not fans outcry, her thoughts and feelings find way to writer ears reconsidering idea of bringing Misty back. Probably not though, BUT hey it never hurts to have some small hope in reasonable quantity that is.
On a side note : It seems there has been some discussion about Misty outfit. Well no matter what she wears, we all know she looks good in pretty much anything.
I suppose reason why writers had Misty get new putfit for AG generation was to better mark beginning of new era in form Hoenn saga. Giving her fresh, more modern look feeling imo more new and revitalized through new clothes.
Although design was abit strange always wandering what that red piece of clothing is under her vest or yellow top. Maybe some swimsuit or t-shirt dunno.
Dunno but i liked her Hoenn clothes.
Still i liked best her outfit in Luvdisc episode from chronicles though. It felt casual and matched her personality being type of person who likes water and activities which go with it quite well. Through yellow tank top and blue shorts.