Ash (DP + BW)-- One was too much of a battle borg who had no liveliness or personality, while the other was lively and had personality but had no skill in battle and regressed as a trainer: both are towards opposite extremes of the spectrum, respectively, and I don't like that-- there needs to be some form of a balance between the two. Thankfully, XY Ash is okay so far and while I don't like him, I don't dislike him either. I don't like his voice actor in the dub since BF, either, on that note: Sarah Natochenny makes Ash sound way too old to be 10, and given Ash never ages, it doesn't work.
Serena-- Her personality is pretty lifeless, flat, and dull most of the time when not sassy, she doesn't do much of anything in the group altogether and it's been 16 episodes already, she's inactive most of the time and shafted, with crushing/fawning over Ash seeming to be her primary goal at present. Some people claim she has a charm to her, but frankly I don't see it. *shrugs*
Bonnie-- Now that's obnoxious, horrible voice acting for me as far as Alyson Rosenfeld does it in the dub with that screechy adult woman voice coming out of a little girl for god sakes' (I'd rather listen to Eileen Stevens as Iris on loop): not to mention her cutesy-wutesy act and her already stale gag that is the direct antithesis of Brock's gag being more creepy than comical.
TR (DP + XY)-- I feel they are mindless, moronic imbecilic characters most of the time that argue and bicker constantly like children: the TPCi dub only makes it worse than it already is with constant rhymes, alliterations, and assonance coming out of JJM for no apparent reason and most of the time it makes no sense whatsoever. Like Ash, I don't like the way any of their current voice actors voice them in English, esp. Meowth who sounds like an old guy who smokes cigarettes now (not to mention the catchphrases "Dig it, jack" and "lugs" he has now), only it's been that way in their case since DP.
Brock (DP)-- Useless tertiary male lead who pretty much just cooked, flirted with woman, felt even less important than COTDs of some episodes, had Pokemon like Croagunk that even had more personality than he did, and sounded like a very creepy old man in the dub of DP with pedophilic lines to boot like "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do and these two men are gonna do it with or without a good woman at their sides," when in fact he's literally a 15 y/o teenager-- don't like him, and I don't like the way his current English voice actor Bill Rogers voices him.
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"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 (Tentative)
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 > DP = BW