Not too many ten year olds really get romance.
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Please no romance. Hopefully the rivals and battles will be more focused on. Both things were disappointing in BW imo.
I personally don't mind. But I will be happy if they just leave us enough and consistent number of hints so that we fans could piece them together and see more than what they show.
Same applies to May and her relationship, rivalry with Drew for example with inclusion of elements of romance helping to develop rivalry and add extra spice into dynamics.
Although different writing style in OS or AG played role in there too without any doubt.
That said even though im not shipper, personally i wouldn't mind abit of romance being added in story of Kalos region.
Little flirting or jealousy at times never killed anyone if its done in moderate dose. On contrary this can only add extra flavor to group dynamics diving more into character personalities making it all that more genuine, fun and relaxing to follow . Not to mention humorous too when characters are placed in awkward situations or having temperament outburst.
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Although i can definitely see what you mean about May because i recall she used to be quite romantic too liking to help others in need like Romeo and Juliet in "Love at first flight" for example, along with there being developed notable bond between her and Ash admiring his competence and trainer abilities with relationship going along lines student-mentor imo.
Though since we are starting to drift abit of topic from my part im done talking about this.
Just wanted to comment on what others could have meant about presence of certain characters being partially reason why there used to be more romance before, and how i wouldn't mind some of those elements being added to Kalos saga to add extra flavor in group dynamics.
I don't see them giving Ash a main romantic interest. The most they could do is a temporary character like Angie or Annabel. Ash is their long term marketing strategy tool, he'll get rusty if he falls in love or show hints. Well, we fans can do whatever we wish though :3
All of me is kind of wishing for a 4-member group.
Ash - Usual Ash. I think he will continue to rotate his team, but this time with a little more structure. More evolutions this season. I'm thinking/hoping Ash doesn't have another 'Oshawott' character, rather a companion does.
Shauna - I really want Shauna on this team. Shauna joins because she doesn't really know what she wants to do. She tries out everything every now and again (Gym battles, musicals (if still here), tournaments etc.). Has quite a diverse team. Kind of looks up to Ash and Cilan. Her development focuses more on her and her Pokémon and her discovering what she wants to do in the world. Kind of a mixure of Max, May and Dawn. Leaves at the end deciding that she does want to battle and goes to Sinnoh/Unova to take on their respective gyms.
Female - Kind of a mixure of Cilan/Iris. Same age as Cilan. She focuses more on the world and researches the Pokémon and their habitats. Travels with Ash in order to gain experience in the field. Kind of an amateur Professor. Her team is quite small. Her development sticks close to her discovery of the world (Maybe she is similar to N in that she has certain thoughts/theories on the world which she finds to be wrong as time goes on). By the end she is asked by Sycamore to stay with him as his assistant.
Cilan - While I'm not keen on his return, I kind of expect him to. Cilan remains the same although he joins musicals (or whatever the equivalent is) and captures more Pokémon. His development focuses on his musicals, and possibly Cilan deciding/wanting to open a restaurant alongside his Pokémon. Actually does leave at the end of the saga opening a restaurant.
or if Cilan doesn't return
Male - Not necessarily a Gym Leader. He partakes in the contest/musical equivalent of the generation. He wants to open a Pokémon Daycare/Ranch in Kalos. His development sticks to his inability to really care for Pokémon due to his rash personality (Keeps scaring Pokémon and accidentally annoying them). In the end he leaves with an offer by someone to open a ranch.
I think romance in the Kalos region is inevitable.It's based on France for God's sake.There has to be at least one romantic character.And I would like for Ash to have his first crush---it doesn't have to be dramatic or anything...but I'd like to see him blush and lose his head in the presence of a pretty girl.
I want Ash to catch the "Oshawott" Pokemon though, if not keep thee Oshawott with all his pride.
Ash: Now I choose you!
Do you guys think Ash will get a Fairy Type Pokemon on his team to promote the Fairy Type?
Hey guys..i am just walking around.
I hope he does catch a Fairy type though or if he's lucky, one of his Pokemon are already retconned into one.
Ash: Now I choose you!
If there were to be a romance
Is say do it between the main characters pokemon
A little innocent crush
Like with pikachu and buneary
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So there was that rumour that said a professor Sycamore will hand out Kanto starters. Sycamore is confirmed to be a person in the games, so...
The player gets to choose a Kalos starter and then later receives a Kanto starter that is weak to the Kalos one, much like how the monkeys worked at the start of Black and White. Calem/Serena, Shauna, Tierno and Trevor then receive the remaining four starters.
For the anime this could mean something along the lines of Ash using Froakie and Charizard on his team, then Serena gets Fennekin, Tierno gets Chespin, Shauna gets Squirtle and Trevor gets Bulbasaur.
Obviously this is mostly coming out of nowhere, but it doesn't not work. As for Charizard, I'd rather see Bulbasaur but Froakie seems to suit Ash's speedy style and Charizard fits with the BW monkey rule and is already back in rotation.
This is probably the most baseless post I've ever written, but I had fun doing it! >:O
They should drop hints for AshXthenewcook.
The Doctor: 'People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually*
from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.'
In other words: Time is Complicated.
New theory for XY:
Anyway, I find it amusing to know that we are having a HUGE number of NPC this time. We have three rivals plus the other gender character appearing in the games, then we have Alexa, then we have the Gym Leader with Robotic arms who has a sister. All this is clearly leading me to ONE conclusion.
We will have tons of characters this time.
Judging by this, I am coming to these vague conclusions.
1) Serena will be the main rival. Her character in the games suggest that she is a competent battler. So, there's obviously a good chance that she will be the same in the anime. However, contrary to people's expectations, she could actually be a friendly person and will be a few years older than Ash, like Bianca was. She will showcase powerhouses like Paul did. She will join the group in small arcs from time to time.
2) Shauna, Pansy, Extra Hand Gym Leader's sister, all these will rotate on the main cast.
3) Trevor, Tierno will also constantly rotate with more of the NPCs as they are revealed.
4) Ash and Dento will be the main cast while the remaining two will rotate.
Most of these people will participate in the league at the end, and end things with a bang.
Professor Sycamore is too interesting a character to ignore btw :3
Ash already had his first crush (Giselle).I think romance in the Kalos region is inevitable.It's based on France for God's sake.There has to be at least one romantic character.And I would like for Ash to have his first crush---it doesn't have to be dramatic or anything...but I'd like to see him blush and lose his head in the presence of a pretty girl.
Here's what'd make me happy for Pokémon XY anime:
What I'd like to see:
- Ash being his DP self; no BW nonsense, no acting too excited, you've seen Pokémon before, you have caught one before. Get your **** together and kick some ***. At the same time though, I hope he remains entertaining. Ash can be pretty entertaining when they want him to be, as BW has shown, so I hope his BW entertainment sticks with his, hopefully upcoming, XY battle prowess.
- More of Ash coming up with spontaneous and outside-the-box strategies.
- Shauna joining Ash and having the goal of finding out what she wants to do (essentially finding her goal) as her game description implies. She'd start out like May but go even further since she'd start doubting herself as she fails miserably at everything she tries or doesn't maintain enough interest in something. That would leave room for some engaging character growth and development.
- Alternative: Serena joining Ash and being his female rival at the same time. She'd have already acquired three or four badges so she and Ash would challenge same gyms at times but at the same time it wouldn't be too many gyms. Though I'm not sure how her development would be handled, perhaps something revolving her being Ash's rival and close friend at the same time so she's conflicted?
- Cilan staying for XY but this time he'd only get very little number of silly fishing/detective Sommelier episodes and more development episodes regarding his goal which was barely touched upon in BW. Burgundy would make her return with improved skills and more maturity and present an actual threat for Cilan as his rival - Cilan would acknowledge her as his rival. Along with her, Cilan would get another Connoiseur rival who's far more superior than him, basically his skills'd be way better.
- There is no Team Rocket, period.
- Alternative: If there is Team Rocket: - I hope Team Rocket trio maintains a balance between comical and serious and are involved with the plot. Since the anime will pretty much deviate from the game storyline (it always does) they might as well give JJM more plot-related roles and less comic-relief villain roles where they fail in catching Pikachu every. single. time.
- In case Serena isn't Ash's rival, I'm hoping this time Ash has no main rivals. He did well in AG without a main rival and if the writers were able to do that again, I'd be happy. Seriously, I couldn't handle another Trip, I just couldn't.
- Ash goes back to having simply seven or eight Pokémon, something similar to DP. Rotating would be nice but we all know writers can't do **** about that.
- Ash gets a Froakie and that Froakie evolves
- Ash doesn't get a ****ing otter-like screentime-devouring walking plushie ad.
- Ash's team get lots of evolutions.
That's it for now, this would seriously make me happy.