Anyone else wishs this Whole series to be Dream created by Zekrem when he hit Ash & Pikachu with his thunder.
I know I'm !
Now onto Kotetsu, or whatever his dub name will be. "Scatterbrained" is definitely a trait of his, being that he only brought five Pokémon to a full battle! But I digress, as each of those of those Pokémon have shown to be incredibly powerful, except for Swanna that is. Look, as much as people might hate Kotetsu for having the super powerful Pokémon in his arsenal, he's still an idiot of a trainer. Thinks the Unova League will be in Johto, thinks you only need seven badges, didn't register for the league until the last minute, and now is fighting Ash in a full battle with only 5 Pokémon. The reason I'm okay with this is because each Pokémon on either side (mainly Ash's) got equal amount of battle time, and were able to deal serious blows to their opponents, that is except for Unfezant. (Writers, give that bird a new move already!) I'm now really excited for the Lucario VS Pikachu battle. While the result is already heavily implied, I still look forward to it nonetheless, cause it's 2 against 1, and Lucario is about to unleash some major tactics on Snivy and Pikachu, while those two are gonna do their best to fight back.
Okay vodor, your move this time. *walks off into the distance*
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My biggest problem with this league, is that Ash has too many Pokémon. This is why is starters aren't all evolved by now.
He already sucks at training and having 10 Pokémon to juggle between isn't helping, either. Hoenn and Sinnoh Leagues were so much better, because Ash stuck to his 5 Captures + Wild Card.
Has the va list for this episode been announced yet?
In the whole Johto saga Ash got a total of 6 pokemons. Heracross was Oak'ed pretty quickly after its capture and stayed there until the Johto League. But thats not a problem as it doesn't have any evolutions. And Noctowl was caught evolved and was quite powerful from the start.
So, Ash had only 4 pokemons to work with. But only one evolved that to only once. Also none of Ash's older Kanto/OI pokemons evolve during this time. Plus the only older pokemons (except Pikachu, of course) who took part in the gym battles during Johto were Charizard and Snorlax.
Its clear that the reason the writers/animators didn't evolve the starters (in Tepig's case a late evolution) is because they wanted them for promotional purpose and use them as much as they could.
Leaving Scraggy out (since it hatched form an Egg), Ash had 8 more pokemons to work with, out of which they fully evolved three pokemons and three are in there 2nd stage (one of them was caught in its 2nd stage). So, this technically left only 2 pokemons unevolved.
The writers had plenty of time to evolve atleast two more pokemon to their final stage and atleast one pokemon to there 2nd stage. They could have easily given another "during important battle evolution" for Ash (even though i wouldn't have liked it) if they wanted during the league.
Also, Ash technically didn't juggle at all considering that he didn't use Unfezant until the 6th gym and Scraggy until the 7th gym (even though Ash had both of them from the time around 3rd gym), which left him with only 6 pokemons (excluding Pikachu) to use until the 5th gym time.
Another fact is that he used Pikachu in 5 gym battles (in which it fought 7 pokemons and won against 5 and lost against 2). Why was Pikachu used so many times when it already had appeared in many gyms in the past regions.
If the writers had cut down on its battles and wins, and given those to other pokemons, then that would have worked much better, plus it would have given more chances for Ash pokemons to evolve.
Here are some examples as to what they could have done.
They could have made Pikachu lose against Elesa's Tynamo and then used Snivy against it and given it a win there.
Against Roxie, they could have evolved Palpitoad against Garbodor and either made it win, or still lose the battle.
Like this there were countless chances for the writers, but they instead did something else. To me the starters where mostly there on screen for promotion. As for gym battles they weren't that good.
Last edited by Lucario At Service; 21st December 2012 at 2:36 PM.
It really doesn't matter the outcome, how people think the writers hate Ash, or should be retired. It will still be a decent finale to season two.
I don't think Pikachu needs thatt much of limelight after travelling with Ash in every saga! And now, the league! Couldn't Pikachu loose against Hydreigon and Oshawott/ Boldore/ Unfezant/ Leavanny/ Scraggy be in place of Pikachu?
Pokemon X and Y rules!!!
edit: Just realised I said Kingler was injured before the Whirl Cup, I meant the Silver conference - my bad.
Last edited by DMerle; 21st December 2012 at 3:12 PM.
@blob Why does everyone forget that Unfezant defeated Swanna? Also, it beat Swoobat as a Tranquill.
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