Continuing where I left off from.
8: Despite growing up in OS era I do not consider the group of Ash, Misty, and Brock anything special nor do I rank them higher on the card for a return then the likes of May, Dawn, Max, Iris, Cilan, and/or Tracey. Doesn't matter if they were first. Many new kids grew up with AG, DP and BW anyway. To them, those characters are more iconic to them.
9: Episode N to me felt like a desperate attempt to get higher ratings on the show and they just put N's name in the title to get his legion of fangirls to watch. It was clever mind you, but it feels and sounds like nothing but fanservice. Especially with how short it sounds like it's going to be.
10: I think the Pokemon Master goal is lame now, because it doesn't seem obtainable and it's a lame excuse to keep Ash on the show forever. They don't even mention Pokemon Masters in the games much anymore. It use to be exciting but now that it's a imaginary trophy that cannot be obtained I find it lacking.
More to come later. I'm still not done.
Edit: Here's number 11 while it's fresh in my mind.
11: I dislike how the champions and the Elite Four are portrayed on the show. It wasn't always as bad as it is now, I mean Prima or Lorelei actually looked somewhat beatable in the Orange Islands, I mean yeah she was overpowered but compare her to how Cynthia, Flint, and Bertha are she looks like a Gym Leader. So I'm expected to believe Ash can someday beat someone like Cynthia and her uberchomp that can breeze off a Blizzard attack with what? His Charizard? Bull! The Champions and E4 look like cheap broken as heck trainers instead of tactical genius battlers they should be. How is Ash ever suppose to win against them when he actually does train yet these guys are the kings and queens of cheapness? He's been training Pokemon for like over 5 years and it still looks like he'll never be as good as them. It's frustrating just to think about it.
Last edited by Platinum fan.; 17th February 2013 at 1:23 AM.
RIP anime version of Glovehead. Pokemon Adventures will save you.