As for it needing a strong attack, well Bug Buzz is even stronger than X-Scissor in the games (even though it is ranged based). Also X-Scissor has become sort of a standard attack to use in the anime, so i wish Leavanny to use something different. And what is wrong if Leavanny becomes a long range specialist. Most of Ash pokemon are either have mixed ranged attacks or close/physical contact attacks, Leavanny can just be different that way (also proven in its fight against Koffing).
Well the reason i see it necessary for Scraggy to learn Dark type moves is because it would help him in fighting stronger Psychic type pokemon, which had been one of the types Ash isn't that good countering unless he thinks of a special strategy (the next type he finds difficult to handle is the Ghost types).
Also i don't want Ash to have a repeat of the thing that happened during AG where Treecko fought in the first gym but had problem which eventually lead to its defeat because it didn't know a Grass type move.
Also we have history of defeats for Ash just because his pokemon didn't know one of its own type moves like the battle in the Silver Conference where one of the reason Ash's Charizard lost to Harrison's Blaziken was because Charizard didn't know any Flying type moves.
Then we have Ash's Torterra in Sinnoh, were the lack of Ground type move could be taken as one of the reason why it failed against Volkner and Paul (i know that most of the Ground type moves it could use in the anime are banned but they could have given it Sand Tomb atleast).
Gliscor is the only pokemon till now to not suffer this problem as it doesn't know any moves that correspond to its typing (except for a short duration of using Sand Attack which isn't a damaging move to begin with), but in return it has one of the best move-set of any of Ash's pokemons.
And presently in Ash's team, there are 3 pokemons (i.e., Pignite, Leavanny and Scraggy) who don't use a damaging move that correspond to one of there types.
Pikachu-Quick Attack, Thunderbolt, Iron Tail, Electro Ball
Unfezant-Quick Attack, Air Cutter, Gust, Sky Attack
Oshawott-Aqua Jet, Razor Shell, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam
Pignite-Flame Charge, Flamethrower, Fire Pledge, Strength
Snivy-Attract, Leaf Blade, Vine Whip, Leaf Tornado
Scraggy-Headbutt, Hi Jump Kick, Focus Blast, Drain Punch
Leavanny-String Shot, Razor Leaf, Energy Ball, X-Scissor
Seismitoad-Muddy Water, Mud Shot, Supersonic, Poison Jab
Boldore-Rock Blast, Flash Cannon, Sandstorm, Rock Tomb
Krookodile-Dig, Crunch, Stone Edge, Dragon Claw
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Also its not like Pokemon was the only show which got affected because of last years event. Other series like Detective Conan got affected as well, where the plot of one of the manga original story was changed because in the original story they showed an a earthquake (which didn't do any damage) occurring and the usage of special emergency signaling codes but in the anime which aired after those events changed the plot to just the usage of codes in an emergency.
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I think it would be unbelievably hard for anyone to have flashbacks, or nightmares while viewing a cartoon Earthquake. Especially if they depict it as unrealistic as possible.
I'm sure more people would be bothered by a real life action TV series/Movie that depicts Earthquake. And even then I would have to question the nature of such "banning" such topics. Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tornados, Volcanic Eruptions are a natural phenomenon, hell let's even include terrorists attacks as a possibility even though they aren't natural. Should the United States or other countries ban film makers from making movies or television shows based around events that has links to events from the past?
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Doesn't change the target audience.Even though Naruto comes directly after Pokemon and sometimes even replaces it?
I'm with Mr Mime on this one, Pokémon is clearly aimed at a much younger audience than Naruto, and TV Listings don't make much difference. Different channels have different line-ups, on some channels you're going to get programs that are aimed at older audiences as well as shows like Pokémon. Other channels are going to have just kids shows distributed within the certain watershed, it's not up to the creators when there show is aired and among what other programs.
For kids shows, yes. You're not going to see someone get stabbed in a kids show so why would they show an earthquake? Whether or not someone dies it is still a lethal and horrific event.I'm sure more people would be bothered by a real life action TV series/Movie that depicts Earthquake. And even then I would have to question the nature of such "banning" such topics. Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tornados, Volcanic Eruptions are a natural phenomenon, hell let's even include terrorists attacks as a possibility even though they aren't natural. Should the United States or other countries ban film makers from making movies or television shows based around events that has links to events from the past?
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I don't think we'll ever know why Torterra was treated like it was.Then we have Ash's Torterra in Sinnoh, were the lack of Ground type move could be taken as one of the reason why it failed against Volkner and Paul (i know that most of the Ground type moves it could use in the anime are banned but they could have given it Sand Tomb atleast).
I don't know why people are still annoyed over the Torterra thing, I mean the three opponents it did lose against were all strong and using very strong Pokémon, I think it was more the fact it evolved so close to the league rather than any lack of strength that resulted in it's losses.
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Its other loss was to an elite 4, Bertha's Hippowdon
I wonder if Earth Power and Rock Climb are banned too, together with the quake moves. After all, they both involve ground leveling. If they're not banned, it would be cool seeing Palpitoad with it. A cool moveset (in my opinion, obviously) for it could be:
And if it evolves in Seismitoad:
Hydro Pump / Muddy Water
Rock Climb isn't banned, and Earth Power is iffy since it was shown during a lull in earthquake activity. They could probably just have the sparkly ground effect and avoid the quake part of it.
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My personal choice.
Bounce is a flying move so it would give him some coverage against his blatant grass disadvantage, Icy Wind would also be an option but I'd much prefer bounce.
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