Title says it all. What do you guys think is the best Arc in Pokemon Special and why?
Title says it all. What do you guys think is the best Arc in Pokemon Special and why?
That's a little hard to decide.
RGB was quite interesting and it had Blue's character to make it more enjoyable.
Yellow was a really good arc with its story and the battle at the end was one of the best in pokespe.
GSC had my favorite characters and I loved their interactions with each other. The gym leaders tournament was fun. (The reason I'd love to see the Pokemon world tournament)
RS was one of the best characters, story, everything was quite good though I wanted a lot more wally. Ruby was a very interesting character. There was so much to love, all of the characters were just amazing, gabby and Ty, Courtney, just everyone, except the aqua admins probably, they didn't get any attention.
Emerald wasn't much fun in the beginning and only started to get my attention at the battle dome, when the other dex holders started showing up. It was nice to see the dex holders together but was decent overall.
DP was the most boring arc for me. Pearl and Platinum's characters didn't impress me at all in fact the galactic commanders and paka and uji were much better than them so I couldn't really care much about the arc. Diamond though was a really cool character IMO
Pt was way better compared to DP. The only problem was there were too many legendaries and their presence felt forced.
HGSS was short but good. Again my favorite characters' interactions were enjoyable, Arceus and the rocket admins not so much. The admins didn't get much development at all and even the most important, Archer is barely memorable. Petrel (the green haired guy in case I've got the name wrong) didn't get any attention and the story would've been the same without him. the gym leaders didn't get much time either, poor jasmine was only mentioned and I would have loved to see more pokeathlon. I think the problem was the arc was too short and so couldn't get justice.
I haven't read BW yet so idk much about it. So I think RS would be my favorite with yellow and GSC following closely
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I too thought the RS saga was done very beautifully. The romance & family feuds. The climax was a tiny bit of a let down. All those sudden deaths & how it was handled. But overall, still a good story.
Based on the arcs I've *completely* read (only up to the end of Platinum so far), for me the DP chapter was the best. I liked Platinum's character and found Diamond & Pearl's manzai routines funny. The Sinnoh Gym Leaders are my favourite in the entire franchise and I love how all of them were portrayed. I remember really enjoying the Team Galactic plot too.
I would probably pick the RS chapter as being the second best IMO. I remember that around the time I joined these forums, learning about Ruby & Sapphire (the characters) and the RS chapter plot is what made me interested in the Pokemon Special manga in the first place.
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The Ruby and Sapphire arc is my favorite as well. The only thing I disliked about it through was the big Deus Ex Machina at the end.
My number 1 would be either GSC or DPPt. Can't decide which I enjoyed more. GSC had enough action and originality. It had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what would happen next. DPPt lacked the action but made up for it with the adventure and group playing perfectly off each other. Of all the Dexholders I want to see return for another adventure it would be the Sinnoh Trio. They're dynamic was that good. I just count Platinum with Diamond and Pearl's story now. I know they are two different arcs.
My number 2 would be RBG. Like GSC, it has a original plot and the characters were very fun to read about. Action level was balanced.
Number 3 would be between FRLG and RS. I'm one of the few fans not super crazy about RS. It was great action wise and the characters good as well. It just didn't grab me like the ones above it did. Same with FRLG. Make no mistake both are great story arcs and should be read.
Number 4 would be Yellow. The plot didn't make a whole lot of sense sometimes but Yellow the character made me enjoy the story arc.
Number 5 would be Emerald. The story sadly doesn't pick up for me until the older Dexholders come along. Emerald's okay. Not really bad. It does have the biggest Dexholder Reunion.
Number 6 is HGSS. Beyond seeing Gold, Silver, and Crystal again as young adults/Teenagers, there is really nothing good I found about this arc. Easily skippable and feels like filler between Platinum and BW.
I didn't rank BW, because I haven't seen it all in pure volume form yet. Obviously you can't rank BW2 and XY fairly yet.
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FireRed/LeafGreen. I think the three Beasts are good villains (unlike, say, the Elite 4), plus we get some of the best battles the series has seen so far (Deoxys v Mewtwo immediately comes to mind). It's also the only arc where Yellow isn't annoying to me. The same could be said for Green as well. Pretty much all the main characters get some depth to them in this arc, and I'm really sad we've only seen Silver in the spotlight after this arc. Overall, I think this arc has some flaws, but it's certainly my favorite.
Now on to why the RS arc is one of my least favorites. I do not like the main characters at all, but some of the supporting cast actually have depth to them and I really would have liked to see them play a better role. The pacing gets too slow for my liking in the middle of the story, and the ending is one giant DXM. I think that if there was more focus on the supporting cast, I would definitely like this arc a lot more.
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I've only read the RGB, Yellow, and GSC arcs so far (though I plan to read more when I have the chance), but my favorite is the Yellow arc simply because it added so much to the conflict from the RGB arc and so much more.
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Well the one arc I found amazing was the R/S Arc With Ruby and sapphire, I love how they introduced it and the plot always engage me, the battle scenes were entertaining to watch, and the relationship with ruby and sapphire was funny to see, an it had so much ships too X3
Was a great arc to read~
Hands down R/S. My second favorite would probably be D/P, and I think it's probably the best handled arc out of the entire manga thus far.
I liked the Yellow arc too, but not quite enough to consider it a favorite. I used to consider G/S/C one, but it hasn't held up as well in re-reads for me so I've lowered its ranking.
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FR/LG because was character development and I also enjoyed the story
Emerald because thats the only time that all the dexholders reunion
I also really liked G/S/C
I'm going to have to say....
DP. Shocking, I know! It does have its flaws, but many of them are outweighed by the positives. The Platinum arc can go suck it, though, that arc sucked. Afterwards, it would be a tie between RGB and RS due to how, overall, well it handled balancing the plot, characters, pokemon quirks, and action.
All others have too many flaws to outweigh any positives.
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My favorite arcs are red/blue/green, yellow and firered/leafgreen
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