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XY40: Serena VS Shauna! PokéVision Showdown!! [August 21st]
>XY41: PokéEnteering! The X in the Mist! [August 28th]
>XY42: Team Battle! Competing for the Hall of Fame! [September 4th]
>XY43: Tower of Mastery! The History of Mega Evolution!! [September 18th]
Shit people will ask:
>Is this season good? I haven't watched the anime in [x] years and-
Yes, it's fucking good just start watching it already.
>Will Serena win da Ash?
The long answer: No. |The short answer: Maybe.
>Will May return as part of ORAS hype?
KAORI has recently returned to voice acting, so we'll see.
>Muh Skrelp where?
A South Korean ship sank and TV Tokyo have postponed the episode since it deals with a sunken ship
>Muh subs when?
[PM] is subbing XY but their releases can happen any time of the week.
>Muh dubs when?
This Saturday, The Aura Storm!
>Muh episode 24 when?
Episode 38 SUB:
Episode 39 RAW:
POCKET MONSTERS XY 40: SERENA VS SANA! POKÉVISION SHOWDOWN!!
>The third day of the Summer Camp is "PokéVision Production Day", and Serena is fired up! However, while focusing her attention on searching for a good place to film, she accidentally slips and falls off a cliff!
>The program for the third day of the Summer Camp is "PokéVision Production"! Serena is a huge fan of PokéVision, and is really fired up over getting to show off the Pokémon's qualities in one. She comes up with the perfect idea on how to do things, and gets all the Pofflé-baking and Pokémon grooming done in accordance to it.
>However, while she's out searching for the right place to film, she doesn't pay enough attention to where she's going, and ends up slipping and sliding off a cliff. Satoshi immediately reaches out his hand to save her, but it just causes him to fall as well! Will the two be all right!? And how will the PokéVision filming go!?
POKEMON GET TV EPISODE 45: (August 24th)
XY41: PokéEnteering! The X in the Mist! (August 28th)
>Finally, the last program post at the Summer Camp has arrived. Team Ash and Team Tierno are both competing for first place, having the exact same number of points. Today's competition is "PokéEnteering", where the participants collect stamps as they make their way towards the goal. During the competition, Bonnie ends up getting lost and spotting something absolutely incredible.
XY42: Team Battle! Competing for the Hall of Fame!! (September 4th)
>The final day is a team battle! Ash and Tierno's teams are competing for first place, and this will be what determines which of them ill be the overall winner! Tierno and the others head to the Pokémon Center to get their Pokémon treated before the battle, but Team Rocket, who have infiltrated the camp disguised as chefs, appear before them...
XY43: Tower of Mastery! The History of Mega Evolution!! (September 18th)
Pocket Monsters XY Special: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act II~ (unknown airdate)
Instead of discussing Ash fugging SerenaHow about we discuss the BW rivals?
Did you like them? Who was the best and who should return?
Who was the worst rival?
The Skrelp episode aired in Korea in fucking June and apparently there's been two reruns so far.. If Pomf or Bulbagarden in general wasn't such ass at journalism they would have had this in their news post. Didn't even bother to source the guy's twitter they stole the screencaps from.
Remember to stay away from pedos, kids.
Knock off Paul. Meh.
Cute, but pretty bad.
Did anyone like Cameron?
Who is the last one?
Georgia and Burgundy are top tier though.
They want to make BW Ash a shitty trainer as they possibly can. Virgil is too competent to lose against.
Reminder that they trust LucarioPK over the dub.
Nah me and Adamant had a conversation about the episode and he found out the Skrelp episode aired in Korea in June and the screencaps from Twitter Guy are from a rerun.
Only reason we have heard absolutely nothing about it is b/c Koreans can't into sharing.
Trip was...okay I guess. I liked the whole "I want to prove Alder I will train to be the strongest" thing, the fact that he had a camera and seemed to enjoy his journey but the whole rivalry with Ash was pointless. I also think they tried too hard making a Gary 2.0.
Bianca was meh. I wish we would see more of her. They got one thing right and that was the episode with her father (although I was sad Ash took Elesa's place). I kind of liked her character but she was truly a bitch in the Club Battle Tournament arc. I also wish Ash and Bianca could have a proper battle.
Stephan was the best of all of them. He had a genuinely friendship and rivalry with Ash. However, that got ruined by the next guy. I liked the Clubsplosion arc because he did need some focus.
Cameron was absolutely terrible and I despise him. Ash (for some reason) liked him better then Stephan and I don't know why. I guess it was because they needed someone to bond with before the league like Morrison, but Morrison was likable and awesome. It was really forced from the beginning and I wished Stephan would've been Ash's league buddy. I can get behind the idea of Ash landing in the Top 8 again since, y know, Ash's Unova Pokémon he brought against Cameron were absolutely terrible but the fact he had to face Cameron and lost to him, man, that really irritated me.
Why the fuck was Virgil even introduced? He is so bland and I can't believe they let him win the league. Don't get me wrong, I liked the idea of an Eeveelution team and the Eevee rescue squad thing but...VIRGIL IS SO FUCKING BLAND. God I wish they gave him some personality. He is even worse then Alain from the Mega Evolution specials and that says a lot.
Overal, they were...okay. I wish Georgia and Burgundy would've entered the league as well but, y know, they're Iris' and Cilan's respective rivals so....
So you're telling me the Koreans have been able to watch the Amour-filled Skrelp three fucking times even though every other fucking country hasn't aired it yet because of sympathy for them and not one person in Korea has uploaded the episode anywhere or at least put up a bunch of screencaps except for one clown on twitter?
What the fuck?
So what the hell does it mean to be a Dragon Master? It's never explained in BW.
>tfw there are more chances that Iris' Gible will be a garchomp when her cameo comes along than Ash ever getting his Gible to evolve at least to its second stage
>Iris literally has special dragon powers
>There are people who think she's not a mary sue
>implying Iris will make a return
There's a bigger chance that Cynthia will return than Iris. The only thing Iris has is "muh patterns".
>Cynthia and Drasna are Dragon Masters
>Cynthia and Drasna are members of the Pokemon League
>Both of their grandparents are from Sinnoh and taught them the mythology of Dialga and Palkia
>Cynthia can Mega Evolve Garchomp
Trip annoyed me. Its one thing to not know the fuck or even care about accomplishments but you're literally a new trainer you fag.
Bout to read XY summaries for the korina battles before watching because they always like to ass pull Lucarioshit. Lucario is my dawg but come one animefags.
Every time they try to get too kid friendly they fuck up. Some of these directors just need to do a side series for a new scrub.
I want Ash to get a Noivern.
Really what the shit is up with this. Will ny nigga ever be da masta?
And whats up with the E4 and Champ's bullshit powerlevels? If we were in anime this one Pikachu I still have from G3 would be on par with a fucking Raikou-Zekrom hybrid
She should have used her power on Ash's dragon.
>Every series, the previous girl Ash' traveled with appears again and will travel with Ash for a while.
>This time, every girl will appear. Why?
>Misty - Kalos is trying to be Kanto
>May - ORAS remakes
>Dawn - Contests
>Iris - it's a girl from the previous series
>Let's focus on Iris
>Iris appears in Kalos
>Iris wants to enter a tournament, as a reference to the fact that BW had a lot of Battle Tournament arcs.
>Ash will have Pikachu to battle with.
>The winner gets to battle Drasna.
>Ash and Iris in the finale
>Pikachu] VS. Axew
>Axew evolves but loses
>In the meantime, Serena doesn't bond with Iris at all. Infact, she doesn't like Iris until the very end. Serena also keeps saying that Iris is a little kid
>Bonnie trying to keepu Iris for Onii-chan
I can dream
>reminder that this is the only merchandise Iris has gotten
>Sweet delicious Korrina wiwth slutty eyelid shade
I was referencing to this abomination anon
Wait, seeing that Serena does Pokemon-Amie pretty much consistently, and Sylveon uses it for evolution, won't the next gen end up making more Pokemon that evolve through the same methods, kind of letting Serena stay after XY.
Blame Japan. They did it as a ruse to fuck with Amerifats.
>won't the next gen end up making more Pokemon that evolve through the same methods, kind of letting Serena stay after XY
Feebas. Not sure if Amie is gonna be a regular thing even in ORAS.
>kind of letting Serena stay after XY.
Not really? Even if her point was to show off amie, this doesn't really made her stay for another gen. They could give that role to a COTD.
>thought Amie had actually replace happiness and made a 5 heart Togepi for a togekiss
>mfw it didn't evolve after all that head it and puffs
Amourshippers pls go
you got BTFO
We're here to stay, you lucky fucker.
Iris was such shit. She got no fanservice, no guy wanted her V, has a shit personality, and she got no qt figures. Awful character. And I like little brown petite type.
She got fan service, but it wouldn't have amounted to anything with her shit attitude.
Why the fuck was she such an uppity bitch. She was shit in school, and tried her best to make friends. When she found people that actually accepted her (Ash and Cilan), she treated them like the were the most annoying people in the world.
Her whole hurr hurr I got 99 victories with Drilburr didn't amount to crap in her battles in school. She got stomped by fellow students.
Once Ash gets BTFO and is forced to git gud and return for a rematch she will be.
Ash: honedge pretty much guaranteed. final is gogoat, avalugg or a mainstay mega.
Serena: pangoro, probably mega swampert, rhyperior.
Clemont: either mega ampharos, or his heliolisk, replaced by ampharos at the gym.
TR: barbaracle and dragalge. pyroar unlikely as it's Lysandre's signature mon.
Korrina has a bubbly personality but is also brash naive. She gets emotional, but is brave and steps up when she needs to. She's a more well rounded character than most girls, which tend to lack serious flaws. Unlike Iris though, she attempts to deal with them instead of just being a cunt.
People tend to say she's not worthy of being a gym leader, but she's clearly quite young, and younger gym leaders aren't always the best trainers. See: clemont, brock, misty.
Everybody is lewd anon, some people can be open with it
I bet she's a pro when it comes to stroking heads
>Team Rocket will never go into their black outfits again
>Team Rocket will never get another outfit
>May will never come back.
>tfw she will never pick up and tease Serena about Ash.
>tfw will never have Mega Blaziken vs Ash's Mega Sceptile rematch.
>tfw No threesome with Ash, Serena, and May.
>people don't want her and Ash to be together
Serena been taken over by a Honedge and being Tsudere as fuck to everyone when?
I know I'm probably the slowbro here, but I was out for a few days on vacation...what was up with that Official Quiz that came out a few days ago(?)
Something about Serena's being Ash's bride? It wasn't the answer to the question or something apparently....but why even put that on the quiz?
Memes have a nasty habit of appearing and disappearing overnight.
In this case, hate for Korrina surfaced at the height of the Mega Lucario Arc as anons were getting tired of the arc getting dragged with our beloved main characters getting sidelined, Lucario shoehorning and repetitive in losing it's control, and the fact that anons were bored waiting for subs/new episodes to air and these threads being a 24 hour thing gives ample time for anything to fester.
The jokes that Korrina was a gold digging famewhore out to steal Ash's Pokemon bonding techniques took a life of its own as anons begin making or giving attributes to Korrina as a shit granddaughter for talking back to his grandfather, accusations of nepotism in her gym leader role, legitimately being retarded not being able to see that something was wrong with Lucario as well as her continually allowing it to "go off" on its own in battle. Moreover, this also includes her being a blood thirsty psycho because she allows Lucario to do its own thing, as well as a dogfucker after her ludicrous claims that Lucario was her soulmate.
Her fanbase (or reverse trolls) didn't help much either. Basically, she became a scapegoat for the dragged out art, since she's the most prominent element there.
>Dub trying to hide that fact that Korrina is taking the knot.
Disappointing, but not surprising.
Is this the first time the promoters and writers have actually played around with the idea with Ash having a bride? With Serena it was with this quiz apparently, and Millefeui's comments about Ash having a bride IIRC.
I just watched the trevenant episode and one thing that really stood out was the music. The music is usually good but this was the best music I've heard of any episode so far. The light comedy was good too.
But Anon, she refereed Fraokie vs. Chespin way back.
>Ash and co. won't travel back to kanto so Bonnie can Amie all of Ash's pokemon
Anybody who thinks May won't appear is fucking retarded.
Misty appeared for 4 fucking mini-arcs in AG because of FRLG. Her VA Mayumi was on tour yet she still recorded lines for the episodes and promoted the anime while on tour.
If KAORI can do narration for a youtube series every week, she is more than capable of doing May for at least 4 episodes.
There was a two parter in AG where Togepi ditches her, then the Mirage Pokemon and I think the last one was during Ash going to the battle factory. After that she lost relevance while Tracey kept being relevant.
Best girl is a tie between him and Georgia
>"lucario and I shared an unbreakable bond"
>in sonic advance 3, the sonic and tails duo is called "unbreakable bond"
>yfw you realized the relation to sonic can only go faster
of course, such a bro it was really sad to see him part. His episode with Brock was so bro it melted my TV
>Voiced by Amy Rose
>Her husbando is a blue furry animal
Well, aside from being a connoisseur of just about everything, he was pretty alright. The fact that they made him so flamboyantly gay was also kind of cool. Besides that, total bro.
Just for added effect.
Why is sonic so popular anyways?
The gotta go fast gimmic is unfunny
The games are boring
Why is is that furries are persistent like this
Why is Pokémon so popular anyways?
The gotta catch em all gimmic is unfunny
The games are boring
Why is it that autists are persistent like this?
It's because the games target audience are actually buying it.
Just because you aren't doesn't mean no one else is.
Stop thinking the world revolves around you son, or you'll lose all your school friends.
Then it would have worked as a reboot of the series like they wanted.
They should have done that. They could've done that. The way they wrote B/W, they could've done it with a new protagonist and LOST NOTHING. Instead, they choose to retcon everything.
Manon told Alain. Ash is eventually going to end up getting involved in stopping Team Flare, and he's been recognized by Diantha as a trainer. After Team Flare, you're probably going to see the stadiums cheering for Ash during the League.
>implying she's not waiting for Ash to get the Kalos gym badges before interviewing him
>implying she hasn't already given him the title "Challenger" for the report
>implying this shit won't be Hajime no Ippo
Ash saves pokefrance from a berserker garchomp, only a girl who dress like an irish hobbo gives a fuck
And she only knew because Sycamore told her, no because she see it in the news or newspaper or poketube or the people speaking
looks like the only way to fix this is for Ash to make his own pokevision
Anon you're dumb. Misty appeared 3 times, and it was during Bowen and battle frontier. Obviously they'll have a mini arc where she'll come back for a little and also since the battle frontier was in Kanto, why not have misty say hi? It was when May was traveling. You can't have her come back when she appeared in sinnoh, was completely forgotten in unova, then all of a sudden makes an appearance in Kalos? That's dumb
>tfw Serena tries getting Ash to make his own PokeVision
>he goes ahead and makes it
>video pretty much ends up being Hawlucha and Froakie fisticuffs
>Pikachu tries to break the fight but can't
>Fletchinder flies in with Flame Charge to stop everything, causing an explosion
>PokeVision views hit the millions
What the fuck is a clemclem. Also, to give a proper answer, I think it'll be sweet to see the loli princess again. She's probably going to stalk Clemont after she knew that he made a Pokevision video.
Bonnie mentioned in the video he's the gym leader of Lumiose. She's going to be waiting for him there with a cheering squad during his and Ash's gym battle. It's going to be intense.
So this week there's a fishing montage, then Professor announces Poke Vision, Serena draws shit, there's a workout montage, then Ash/Serena fall off a cliff, ?????, TR come, Serena and Shauna talk (though maybe this is earlier in the episode?)
Yeah, when they both fall off the cliff, they might talk about how she's feeling down about not having a goal while waiting for Team Rocket to come in and rescue them, then she talks to Shauna about it she doesn't have a goal, but she'll try being more active. Then we get the Bonnie episode and finally the 3v3 battle.
The cliff scene might only be there to parallel their first meeting in Oak's camp. Because is oddly absent in that scene.
Also it doesn't seem Serena and Shauna will be dressing up in lewd outfits, because the Poke Visions will be more about the Pokemon than the trainers themselves.
If Pokevision is this popular in Kalos... I wonder if stars like Diantha made one in a while. Also, I was wondering... For what is it, exactly ? I don't really understand how Pokevision works. I know it's for promoting yourself and your pokemon, but in what way can you be popular with it, since there's a lot of videos like this ?
They explained it in episode 21. You upload the video to Poke-Youtube and people vote on their favorite videos. There's also a TV show that presents that week's most popular videos.
I don't think it's a parallel to it just because Serena slipped for being too reckless. You see her being more active in general but she probably gets too reckless because she's trying to find a goal. I figure by the end she'll be feeling better about not having a goal, but she'll just be a bit more active in general, seeing as she seems more cheerful during the beach scene.
maybe pikachu is the one that goes to camp for help
captcha: nsibucco ROMANCE
its a sign guys
I know, I figure it's a monitor that pretty much connects to the internet to show online shows and information. You can see PokeVision through the Pokemon Centers apparently, so I figure it's all an internet thing like YouTube.
>Post yfw Ash and Serena land on a small ledge and are forced to hold close to each other causing Ash to spill a tiny bit of spaghetti.
>yfw when Team Rocket comes to the rescue and they see this
>yfw in some episode in the future Team Rocket points this out when the two are alone again for some reason and start teasing them about it
>not a master of the poker face
What's the point of throwing all these hints of Serena's crush and Amourshipping promotion?
The ratings? Teh lolz? The game had something like it?
I don't see where they are going with this. Ash is going to be protagonist still next region, and they're going to have a new female too. And I highly doubt they are going to make an Ash/Female have zero shipping value (they always tease minor hints) if they make Amour canon from now onwards.
>implying he doesn't sometimes unconsciously drops his guard around Serena causing faces we've never seen
>hook more people on with the bait
>Sell more amour merchandise
Money is the root of all evil
Yeah, I might have understood Pokeshipping's subplot in Orange Islands because Ash's story was expected to end (not keep on going like it is now), so pairing him up with main female made sense. And Contest made sense because May was going to be written off at end of AG, so pairing her up with Drew was logical.
But unless this is going to be Poke 2.0 all over again with the ending, all of this shipping....seems pointless. Unless we're just supposed to take crush like a gag/quirk of Serena that'll go nowhere.
>What's the point of throwing all these hints of Serena's crush and Amourshipping promotion?
>they're going to have a new female too.
Says who? Misty followed ash through orange islands and johto. Brock followed him through four regions.
>I don't see where they are going with this.
We don't know where they're going with it, that's why we're watching.
It almost seems under-handed though? I mean there's been:
>Two relationship charts
>Two posters with them together
>All the signs in the anime.
And just recently a quiz on the official site, with one of the answers being Serena being Ash's bride, when it had NOTHING to do with the episode.
They don't do that with females anymore. They even admitted that, with the females are just fanservice for boys to keep them interested. They're not going to keep a female character that long again. Serena will be written off like May, Dawn, and Iris.
>They don't do that with females anymore.
>They even admitted that, with the females are just fanservice for boys to keep them interested
Doesn't compute. If the females are just fanservice, why not keep the best fanservice female? Why not have two of them? They kind of do already.
>Serena will be written off like May, Dawn, and Iris.
Ash's story was planned to end at the end of Johto, but they decided to keep him as the protagonist. Pokeshipping was teased in Kanto as well, but picked up as a subplot in OI because of that original reason. That's why in Johto it basically died down with only a few hints here and there. Misty was going to be written off (but they didn't know just how long she was going to be written off), so they left an ambigious ending of Misty saying "I know how you feel Ash [about me]".
Iris wasn't fan service though. Georgia was, and she got written off after the Jr. Cup.
>And just recently a quiz on the official site, with one of the answers being Serena being Ash's bride, when it had NOTHING to do with the episode.
This one struck me as pretty odd. I mean, we know Serena likes him. Why was it needed on a quiz? It seems like they're trying too hard.
Because the females will get boring and lose their charm and interest. And they want to animate new fanservice and promote new generation with the girls.
And you're saying it's not relevant? Misty written off. May written off. Dawn written off. Iris written off. The interview is still valid. Heck, they even write off the males now, both Brock and Cilan are gone.
It's going to happen..
>you can't enjoy the cute shipping because I say it will end a certain way
That's why I don't like Amour as much. It just seems too forced, like the writers want us to know of it and want us to like it. I am a big sucker for relationships that take time to develop. Serena gets a childhood crush, and there's no build-up. Everything gets to status quo by end of episode 7. It's cute and all, but I was hoping she would take more time. She's practically in love with him even though she hasn't even traveled with him for more than 40 episodes.
A 10 year old interview with someone who doesn't work on the show anymore is not relevant to current writing/marketing decisions. Stop it. It's like those Specialfags who keeps quoting Tajiri's 15 year old quote about it being the manga that's the closest to the games and applying it to shit that didn't exist when he said that
He got double teamed, triple if you consider that the attack was Chespin's. Actually holding his own against HAWLUCHA is retardedly good.
Bunnelby beat TR in ep 29. He also beat Clemont's main Pokemon, Heliolisk. The main mon, of the FIFTH gym leader, while someone like Korrina is only the third. Also he's not even not even a ground type yet.
This Bunnelby is mad based.
Why would I stop it? Even if that dude doesn't work on the show, they still follow by what he said. Ash is still the protagonist - they even fucking reset him in BW just so his journey takes even longer. All the girls have been written off after a single series. All the evidence points to Serena being written off. That's the likely outcome.
Who knows. If anything, with Serena doing Pokemon-Amie and promoting PokePuffs like they have been with her, they can use her to promote it since it's the only way to get a Sylveon and maybe some future Pokemon to evolve, so she still stays somewhat relevant. Plus the whole "not having a goal and searching for one" fits pretty well with her having a reason to continue with Ash, going around and seeing the world to see what goal would work for her. All she needs is to be a bit more active in battling and Pokemon catching and it'd be set.