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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?
Rumors of it airing in South Korea have been confirmed by Dephender.
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)
Holy shit, people.
Next time you make a new thread, why not give the current one a heads up?
There is no language barrier in the anime apparently. Ash can speak French and English. Either that or they speak one language.
At least the new pruned ORASfag threads gave me the chance to look at our new archives.
>ALL of the old threads that got transferred to the new archive no longer have their images, regardless of how old they are
I recall that, around the first hype threads, there was a gif for this scene.
Does anyone still have it? This was a pretty defining scene for me.
Well it wasn't intentional, I first checked the Catalog and considering this thread ends with a 15 and mine with a 22 it probably wasn't much of a time difference.
I will and have done at least 2 threads in the past, but this time things got out of control. Not only that but I also proceeded with the info dumps that just added to the clusterfuck on page 1.
Well of course the first one is the one we go with
A good dub always stays true to the original script.
True or false?
In a few days, it will be 4 years since Ash's epic Lily of the Valley Conference, and his loss against Tobias aired in Japan.
Should we commemorate with a DP Ash week?
>yfw after Ash saves Kalos merchandise of him gets made
Waifu that believes in him
Sciencebro who gained his respect in like 2 episodes
qtpi little sis who believes him blindly
acknowledged by many
the champion herself called him intense
even the Trio of losers will cheer him because
If I remember correctly, this was pobably the only time that most of /vp/ gave a damn about the anime, and tuned in to see it.
>Team Froakie wins the summer camp
>They can meet Diantha
>Rival trio clearly upset
>They give up the privilege to them
>Serena, Bonnie and Clemont say they trust Ash
>Ash pulls his hat to hide his eyes
>We will meet her again at the league of course
>gives everyone a thumbs up
Sometimes phrasing is just awkward or makes no sense. Even Adamant transcribes some things rather than directly translating.
Cathcart is fucking terrible though.
TPCi stays closer to the script than 4kids does but I think the issue with TPCi is that the script is TOO close, so it makes all of the characters sound robotic and "unnatural". No one really "emotes" when they're talking. Cathcart then backpedals this by fixing it with forced phrases like "I'M SO PSYCHED" and such.
Do i watch the subs or dubs of the mega evolution special? Is it worth watching?
This girl's voice is better and more dick-tingling
in the dub.
>Clemont gets taken out and it's Ash and Serena vs two of the rivals
>Ash figures the only way to win is to aim for a double K.O. with Serena getting the finishing move
>he tells her the plan, but she's hesitant
>he tells her he trusts her that she'll pull through
>Pikachu gets double K.O.'d with another of the rival's Pokemon and Serena uses the chance to finish the last one off, giving the win to team Froakie
I don't speak nip but if remember correctly they talk about the point system then the cook mentions the champion so I infer that they will either meet her because Sycamore has the power to pull those kind of strings or she will give them the trophy or something/
The team that gets the most points will e inducted in the camp's Hall of Fame. Catherine mentions that when Diantha was their age, she participated in the camp and got into the Hall of Fame.
Why are these episodes so good?
I watched an episode of Black & White on Netflix the other day immediately following an episode of the first season.
I wanted to vomit, it was so bad. The animation style is hideous and sterile, the voice acting is subpar. They need to fire the Pikachu actress for sure, she can't do the voice anymore.
Do people here legitimately still like the show or is it just a nostalgia thing keeping people interested?
Almost everyone avoids B/W like the plague. I was okay with it personally, if anything because of Gay Bro Cilan. Other than that, it's bad, worse if you watch the dub version, like it seems you did.
You guys are forgetting that this largely a containment thread and that outside of this thread no one on /vp/ gives two fucking shits about the anime or what it does to Diantha, Korirna, or the rival trio.
> S-Satoshi let me your waifu. I want you to fuck me like a fucking whore. I'm ready for baby-making sessions with you.
>11 year old
>implying in the anime they're not of legal age
It's kinda true though. Not everyone jerks their dick off to the anime so the damage isn't really fixed until the game does it itself.
>It's a Ghost type! Fighting moves are no good!
>Now use your combination attack that mixes a Normal and a Fighting attack!
>Can stop people from destroying /taking over the world,but can't stop3 retarded crooks from following him and his friends
>Still falls for said crook's disguises like a dumbass
>One evolves Pokemon in almost40 episodes
>2 badges in almost 40 episodes
why do you guys like this idiot again? Oh yea, because you guys ARE idiots.
Team Rocket are secretly his friends. If Team Rocket actually succeeded in giving Pikachu to Giovanni and retired from Rocket and twerp-chasing, chances are they'd feel like there's a part of their life missing despite their victory and they might even feel a little bit of guilt.*
*Unless the BW people are in charge.
so the whole *yawn* thing ain't working no more?
I thought we had something special going on
>Still falls for said crook's disguises like a dumbass
I will give you that. He should use his powers of observation more.
What if Savior was not an individual but an organization?
Savior apologized weeks ago and disappeared forever. And even then if it actually was him it's probably not THE Savior as in the Savior that started it all, as Savior himself is now a concept in name and no longer a person. Anyone could theoretically be a Savior just by shitposting in this thread, even you or me, the problem is is that this is no longer the case since he's outright gone.
tl;dr: Get with the fucking program gramps we have new people to blame now.
If it's not Savior, it's definitely some autist acting the same way as him and posting the exact same shit ever single time the anime is brought up anywhere. See >>20576169 etc, he's pretty easy to recognize.
Man, I hope Serena gets a solid goal after that hype-as-fuck ending to last episode. It would just suck if it ends up being mediocre Pokevision.
We all know Pokevision is so excit-
> disappeared forever
They're back anon. What if Savior was not a single autist, but an army of them?
Oh, because he's saying something negative about your waifu. So many other pastas aren't ridiculed but that one is? Fucking hypocrites. I do agree though, Pokevision isn't exciting. I don't want to see Serena bake cupcakes and dress up. I'm not watching fucking Rachel Ray or Martha Stewart.
Honestly, she'd be better off without a goal, as long as she starts being a bit more active. You need Pokemon and training to reach a goal, but you don't need a goal to train and catch Pokemon.
You would have already if you could instead of saying things here fernando.
I would her hard enough to redeem her character.
What can we say about Norman? He wouldn't listen to Ash.
If she's active and goalless, that's okay. It's not ideal, because May and Dawn were all the better because of their goals. The show doesn't do a great job with goalless females since Kanto/OI Misty (Johto Misty sucked and Iris too).
Lol okay mate you keep thinking that.
She was already working with water Pokemon since she came from Cerulean, so the water Pokemon trainer would have been obvious. Even with the "strong trainer" goal she didn't do much about it.
At the least Iris participated in the tournaments they had.
You can forgive Misty to some degree because the show was still relatively new and the writers didn't introduce goal development until AG onwards. Misty could have strongly benefitted from goal development in that Johto slog. At least the OS trio was entertaining. Same thing applied to Brock too.
The writers have no excuses with Iris's development though.
Brock's goal was established in the episode where he joined, and brought up here and there throughout Kanto. All Misty got was her sisters mentioning she "left the gym, vowing not to return until she had become a strong trainer" in episode 7. Nothing about water Pokemon, nothing about type specialization, nothing beyond a vague mention (from another person, even) that she wants to become strong.
With Brock he was a breeder, so if anything, just him doing the background things he did for the Pokemon was pretty much him working on his goal. As for entertainment, I got tired of Misty's shit by the 10th episode.
>the show was still relatively new
I don't understand this. The show was new yeah but the writers weren't amateurs and shows like Digimon had better characterization even in the first season. I agree that the OS trio was fun but when you look back, sometimes it feels like wasted potential
The "gym leader" girls had the worst development. Most of Iris' development came from backstory, which didn't do much for her time on the cast because she was still a cunt, who didn't want to show her friends she appreciated them. Misty had plenty of water Pokemon, but her development didn't happen until after she left.
May, and Dawn had collection question so their development was more in your face. I would argue Dawn had the best development out of all the girls. DP was a much her saga as it was Ash's. She even made it to the finals of her first GF, while Ash has been struggling to get even Top 8 in the league. May's development was okay, but some of her wins were BS.
As for Serena, we're not sure what she's going to do. Is her development going to focus on her trying to find a goal for herself, while at the same time trying to balance her feelings for Ash? Because ultimately if her goal leads her in a different direction than Ash is going she's going to have to let go.
With Brock, with get a quick "I want to be a breeder, not a battler" hen he joins in episode 5, but then in episode 6 there's a pretty long scene where he talks about Pokemon food that establishes what he does and how he knows a lot, and in episode 8 we have him buddy up with AJ and discuss training methods and techniques with him.
He was a background character who mostly existed as the knowledgable dude who could explain shit for the audience, but they established an in-show purpose and goal for him straight away and set him up as someone actively seeking more knowledge and actually gaining something by traveling with Ash and observing shit.
>feel masochistic so go check the comments on mega zard vs stoise on youtube
>"omg is this the ashime?"
>"no this is the mega special ashime is still shit XD"
well, i guess i asked for it
I thought Misty left her sisters cause no one was noticing her back there - she had no goal, she just wanted to leave.
But her "real" goal came up when nigga stole her bike - Misty had to follow Ash untill she gets her bike back. Though that never happened
or i've just completely missed that,
I think the line is the same in the dub, too.
>voted least attractive in the audience poll
>tfw you look more like him than any other character
>As for Serena, we're not sure what she's going to do. Is her development going to focus on her trying to find a goal for herself, while at the same time trying to balance her feelings for Ash? Because ultimately if her goal leads her in a different direction than Ash is going she's going to have to let go.
Maybe? I thought her asking Ash if they are going to be together 4ever was just shipping but now that she is wondering about her goal maybe she will struggle between her dreams and her feelings
A reminder that Lisa Ortiz also voiced this Semon demon.
Truthfully, the only thing I've seen her work on since it was introduced was making PokePuffs. Hell, even though Fennekin isn't trained for battle that much, Serena did have Fennekin learn to use Flamethrower without burning the puffs.
I think her asking Ash that was a subtle way of showing she still has Ash on the brain. But now that she's going to be trying to find a goal, she can't focus on him as much anymore and has to get her priorities straight.
I don't know about that. It's probably because she's going to try and find a goal that's probably the reason she got reckless and the shit happens at the cliff. If anything, after all this, she'll figure she doesn't have to rush for a goal and she'll just do shit when it comes up like what she did with the Sky Battling episode.
There was some retarded thread with a picture like an hour ago where some asshole tried to convince people that the image contained a virus that randomly sends you a screamer.
Obiously, unlike everyone with a brain and basic understanding of computers, /vp/ fucking fell for it and got scared.
Seems like it's been profitable so far.
but what about the long run? what would the aftermath of the confession be? with how things are going there might be a bigger retaliation than Tobias winning the league, or Iris being complete shit if shit goes south. Only time can tell and that's why you are here.
It's not like they don't know people are into it. That or the producers are very self-aware of their own subplot.
>being pushed hard by advertising (see the promo images)
>almost the most popular main girl ship within a year
imagine the chaos if they fuck it up
and that's why they won't just let her confess right now the series is merely a 1/4 (maybe?) in, and giving a resolution to one of their selling points so early would be pointless.
>and giving a resolution to one of their selling points so early would be pointless.
Unless of course, that cliff scene everyone is hyped for this week is where Ash (unintentionally) friendzones her. Also assuming TR doesn't come immediately after they fall, or just happen to be in the neighborhood the moment they fall.
>Question: What is Serena's dialogue at the end of XY039?
>A1: My dream is, to become Satoshi's bride...KYAAAA! I'm embarrassed!!
>A2: My Pokemon video got alot of views...is Pokemon Idol my way to go?
>A3: Everyone has they're own goal...I'm getting a little nervous.
>What did Serena resolve at the end of episode 39
>1. I want to marry Ash! aah so embarrassing
>2. I'm going to become a pokevision idol
>3. Everyone else has dreams... when will I find mine
>writers go full retard and mirror ash and serena on loli diantha and young sycamore
>diantha thought sycamore was the most bad ass shit on the world
>participated in summer camp together
>fucking won everything
>all while she is kinda in the back blushing
>while sycamore is super oblivious and fucking around with lysandre
Unless they decide to keep her around for longer and start doing shit like this in other regions as filler episodes.
For the cliff I think it's going to focus more on Serena and Ash talking about how she's been more active than normal and how she's pretty much going through the whole not having a dream. I figure after talking she'll pretty much stop trying to force herself to have a dream and just keep going until something finally clicks for her.
why do people think Diantha is the same age as Sycamore?
Sycamore struck me as a hot single man in his 40s. Being single and surrounded by qt assistants must do wonders for his body.
>Ash: Serena, are you alright?
>Serena: Y-yes, but Ash you could have been hurt..why would you risk your safety because of my carelessness?
>Ash: Don't be silly! Of course, you're my friend and very important to me.
>Serena: "Friends"...I see...
>Ash: Serena? What's wrong?
>TEAM ROCKET OUT OF FUCKING NOWHERE
>James: We're here to save you guys, we saw you fall. Aren't you guys lucky.
You know, I've always wondered why 90% of the female trainers in this show are single. Does being a trainer prevent you from having a relationship or some shit?
since I saw them in game I thought they were in the same age range. Sycamore just looks a bit older because of all the late night work and Diantha probably is always covered in make up.
>implying this would stop her
>implying this wouldn't just give her the goal of being more than a friend to ash but a companion who can walk next to him as a competent pokemon trainer
You know something. With all the grooming she does, and with all the Pokepuff making and her knowing about berries and such, what if she decides to become a Pokemon Breeder and they use that to have her continue with Ash while helping him train as well?
Nigga's a scientist, of course he looks older, studying and shit dawg.
Diantha is a movie star who probably takes 6 gorillion omega 3, vitamins, PROTEINS and many other things along with cardio and a healthy diet to keep her looking fresh.
but I'm talking about the anime, guys.
Diantha is such a qt in the anime and they delivered big time with Sycamore's mature look.
I think the only reason I am enjoying this is because XY was such a weak game that literally anything the anime does is a big improvement on its lore.
>A1: My dream is, to become Satoshi's bride...KYAAAA! I'm embarrassed!!
I mean, it's obviously the wrong answer to the question being asked, but this promotion is getting a bit ridiculous now. Pic related.
>thinking any of the female gym leaders are pure after their "initiation"
I can't believe we are still so fucking far away from Valerie.
Just wait until Christmas, Valentine's, and White Day in Japan.
To be honest, if they're not going to do anything with this Ash/Serena subplot and their relationship...I rather them just stop. It just seem pretty pointless. The relationship charts, the posters, and now an out of nowhere option on a quiz.
remember how they hyped mirror world and at the very end it was Ash and Friends getting ready grab hands and boom everything back to normal and instead it end it up being one of the biggest highlights of the episode?
You know, with her not having a goal, she seems to have been working pretty hard on PokePuff making. It's even a complete replacement for Pokemon Food by the looks of things.
Serena setting herself up to indispensable because of Ash's pokemons dependency on puff
what a sneaky bitch
>with Lysandre's hot genocidal ass around
Well, when they have Pokemon eat during the times they show the characters eating, it's pretty much Pokemon Food. Pokepuffs literally replace Pokemon Food at times when they're eating. Plus, the anime has shown normal fruit. It's just that PokePuffs are pretty much meal replacement.