View Poll Results: Where did you come back to the anime series?

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  • Orange Islands

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  • Johto

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  • Hoenn and Kanto BF

    9 18.75%
  • Sinnoh

    25 52.08%
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Thread: What saga did you came back to after your own hiatus?

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    I watched Pokemon from the start in the UK, but towards the end of Johto, I started to miss episodes, and people around me started to fall out of the series, and then when Misty left, that was when I decided to give up on the series. About a year or so later, I found out about Ruby and Sapphire from a friend, so eventually, reluctantly though I got back into the series, the games only though, as my obsession grew, I then began to give the anime a chance, I didn't like all the new things, the new cast, contests, so I was still reluctant about it, but there was something about it that made me tune into the occassional episode such as when Misty returned, or when Bulbasaur came back for an episode. When Battle Frontier started, my interest perked up a bit, but I felt it was too late into AG too watch it eagerly. But then DP arrived, I heard Ash had been replaced, so I wanted to check out the new series, I watched the first episode, to find Ash hadn't been replaced, and saw Dawn being a coordinator, so I was a little disappointed, but I watched the 2nd and 3rd episode that followed on CN and really enjoyed it, seeing the opening and seeing all the new pokemon Ash was going to get, a Starly, and Turtwig (who became a favourite of mine instantly) made me very excited. I stuck with the series, tuning into every episode on a Saturday night after work. It was something I looked forward to on the weekend. And so I returned to the series full time. However, BW started, and my interest in the anime started to fade, I was still interested in the games, but the anime not so much, my interest was ignited again when Dawn came back, but alas, I've lost interest again. I think I'll tune in again shortly, with what I know is going to happen shortly, but I don't see me sticking around for a long time with the anime.
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    I stopped watching in the middle of Johto and came back at the tail end of it. Then I stopped watching again during the middle of Sinnoh and haven't really watched much since then. I still keep up with major events, but I'm never around when it airs.
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    I've seen all of OS, AG, Chronicles and DP, and didn't really watch a lot of BW, but I'm planning to catch up. However, it's not a hiatus, I still rewatch my beloved OS frequently.
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    I dropped out during BWS2, but M16 is making me interested again. Might watch Episode N when it comes to the UK.

    If M16 turns out horribly for me though, then I'll drop the animé and never look back.
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    I took a break around the middle of AG, probably Advanced Challenge before I returned during DP's Battle Dimensions
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    I never officially quit watching Pokemon, I had to stop watching for about a year and a half when Pokemon moved to Cartoon Network, and at that time my family only had very basic cable, no CN. I was saddened. After that my family got Dish Net, and CN was included, so I caught up on every missed episode, and up to this point, I have not missed any episode.
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    I stopped watching the anime when the original series ended, mainly due to my little brother discontinuing watching it. And the thing about him was that he reacted in a very uncivilized way whenever he didn't get his way, so...

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    I got back into watching it in late 2010, when I found ways to watch the shows on the internet. In my case, I pretty much like most of the seasons, but have mixed emotions on the BW series. My step-brothers, sister, and biological brother like the OS series the best, while my grandma has a fondness for ALL of them. Right now I like the Johto episodes the best, but that could change in the future.

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    I stopped watching consistently around mid-AG. I suppose if I had to pick a series I actually invested in and returned to, it would be the current one, though I'm beginning to drift away from the anime again.
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    I can't believe some kids would just give up on the whole series like that for just one character leaving. It's amazing what I'm reading in here. I used to like Misty back in the day, but I used to watch Pokémon for the pokemon. If they has got rid of Ash after Johto, then people would have really stopped watching the damn series. But I liked all of series to a degree. I hope people learn their lessons about giving a new series a chance and not just abandoned it like it was yesterday's trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caseydia View Post
    I can't believe some kids would just give up on the whole series like that for just one character leaving. It's amazing what I'm reading in here. I used to like Misty back in the day, but I used to watch Pokémon for the pokemon. If they has got rid of Ash after Johto, then people would have really stopped watching the damn series. But I liked all of series to a degree. I hope people learn their lessons about giving a new series a chance and not just abandoned it like it was yesterday's trash.
    You would be surprised how many people watch this show for specific characters. Take out TR or Ash permanently from anime and i can guarantee you anime will lose many viewers. Which is perfectly understandable, because when people grow attached to certain character tending to enjoy in anime more when he is around, when you take out one of key parts why they liked show is when that same show starts to lose to them purpose.

    Especially if great deal of humor and charisma, or identity someone brought to anime is taken away with his leaving.

    Additionally back than people invested more into characters not being used to cast changes like its case now, with first girl departure causing more shock than her successors created for understandable reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokemon fan 132 View Post
    You would be surprised how many people watch this show for specific characters. Take out TR or Ash permanently from anime and i can guarantee you anime will lose many viewers. Which is perfectly understandable, because when people grow attached to certain character tending to enjoy in anime more when he is around, when you take out one of key parts why they liked show is when that same show starts to lose to them purpose.

    Especially if great deal of humor and charisma, or identity someone brought to anime is taken away with his leaving.

    Additionally back than people invested more into characters not being used to cast changes like its case now, with first girl departure causing more shock than her successors created for understandable reasons.
    Agreed. I was so angry when Misty left at the end of OS myself. Very saddened myself by that decision at the time. Characters tend to leave a big impression on you and replacing them does tend to lower one's interest in a show. Especially if that character is one's favorite, or they feel they had a unique dynamic with the others.

    Nowadays, I don't mind character replacing as much since I'm so used to it by now (along with the current dub voices since the switch), but I haven't really looked upon either favorably for the most part.
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    Misty left I left. I followed what happen in the following series but I did not watch every episode like I used to. (Mainly just league and few gym battles)
    Came back for Sinnoh because the rivals were good.( Paul and Barry mainly and Bianca with the booty)
    Left again with Unova (Pikachu losing to a lv 5 started told me everything I needed to know about how this was going to go) and now I am watching again because of Charizard's return
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    Can't really vote since I stopped in AG and came back in BF and the options are together.

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    I have never stopped watching pokemon. I mainly watch it now because I want to see if they are ever going to do something about Ash's situation or just leave him hanging without anything to show for his time on the show all these years.

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    Stopped watching around 2002 (lost Kids WB), came back to where I left off, skipped some episodes.
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    As soon as BW started i went on hiatus. I do not like BW
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    Quote Originally Posted by *futachimaru* View Post
    As soon as BW started i went on hiatus. I do not like BW
    I have to admit I have skipped some of the BW episodes mainly the fillers. I only watch the ones with the rivals, Don things and whatever competition they might be having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caseydia View Post
    I have to admit I have skipped some of the BW episodes mainly the fillers. I only watch the ones with the rivals, Don things and whatever competition they might be having.
    If you skiped only fillers you didn't skip many.

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    I came back the same time I got back into Pokemon in 2009 during that time The Sinnoh saga was in Battle Dimension. And I believe Giratina and the Sky Warrior was airing on CN.
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    sinnoh, it was the lucario episode

    sweet episode to hook me back into the show
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    i went on hiatus during most of advanced but came back in time for diamond and pearl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepsi_Plunge View Post
    If you skiped only fillers you didn't skip many.
    No. There were a few too many uneccessary ones that didn't need to happen as well. Alot of the fillers in the new Island saga, I'm skipping too.

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    I guess for me it was honestly Unova. I never really quit at any time, but Sinnoh really tested my patience and I got bored of it quickly myself. I've re-watched all of it, but for me, it was more of a chore for me than a pleasure (with a few exceptions, like the league, Ash vs. Paul rivalry eps, and some funny eps like "Where no Togepi has Gone Before!"). I'm surprisingly alright with Unova and for me it kinda brought back that child-like innocence and emotion that had been missing in the show since Hoenn ended. The only issue I have with Unova is that terrible league, and how Ash has regressed. *shrugs*


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    I stopped watching shortly after Ash released his Charizard, and from then on dipped in and out until all the filler episodes put me off for good. I watched some of the start of Hoenn but soon drifted out again. I came back in just in time to see Ash's battle with Liza and Tate. Though some people hate it, seeing Swellow and Pikachu use Thunder Armour really got me back into it again as Swellow seemed pretty cool to me.
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    The Diamond & Pearl (aka Sinnoh) saga, I missed the entire Advanced Generation series because it often screened at a time when I was at school. It wasn't an intended hiatus, but forced.

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