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>Citronic Gear On's music rips:
>The Pocket Monsters XY&Z Complete Overview Special!
>Movie 19: Pokémon the Movie XY&Z 2016 [Jul 16th]
>Hoopa manga scanlation project
>XY&Z10: Bonnie and Squishy! [Jan 14th]
>XY&Z11: Noibat and Floette! An Encounter in the Wind!! [Jan 21st]
>XY&Z12: Ash and Serena! Getting One at a Dance Party!! [Jan 28th]
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?
It's happening! Again!
>Muh subs when?
[PM] is subbing XY, but their releases can happen any time of the week.
>Muh dubs when?
THE POCKET MONSTERS XY&Z COMPLETE OVERVIEW SPECIAL RAW:
MOVIE 18 RAW:
MOVIE 18 SHORT RAW:
NEXT: XY&Z10: Bonnie and Squishy! (Jan 14th)
>Ash and his friends somehow managed to fend of the attack by Team Flare. However, Bonnie can't help but worry about "it", which went missing during the confusion of the battle.... While the group searches near Terminus Cave, they accidentally end up angering a group of Toxicroak and Bunnelby ends up injured! Bonnie blames herself for it and does something unthinkable!?
POKÉMON NO UCHI ATSUMARU? EPISODE 14 (Jan 10th)
XY&Z11: Noibat and Floette! An Encounter in the Wind!! (Jan 21st)
>A passing Floette saves Noibat, who has been poisoned by an angry Breloom.
XY&Z12: Ash and Serena! Getting One at a Dance Party!! (Jan 28th)
>While she's practicing, Serena receives an invitation to a dance party for performers.
Nothing wrong with fighting the system and making your own way to the top. At least she's dedicated to her career choices.
>I never understand how blast burn will hurt greninja since water cloak and all that
Why are we assuming the water cloak is invincible against fire attacks? It'll just work like pokemon mechanics and reduce the fire damage but getting hit hard enough will still wreck you.
>tfw I want to talk about the dance episode after I noticed a few things from watching the special just now after just getting unbanned but can't because stalebaiter will probably try baiting again
Persona vendetta against all Dragon types because a Dragon specialist beat her once
She's so smug. I fucking love it.
She needs to return. Badly.
Langley was always presented as the more mature of the two, and her outbursts were always treated as her being right despite not being all that polite about it. She was pretty good at getting across just how much of a childish hypocite Iris was.
Well, besides the trading partners, Clemont awkwarding around trying to dance with Serena and Ash and Serena battling together, Pikachu seems pretty distraught dancing with Slurpuff. Kind of like saying Ash and Millefeui dancing together is going to be kind of bugging Ash.
I'm also getting this vibe from Ash and Serena battling together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkIJYrjUYyQ
Has any main character other than Ash actually been stated to be 10? I know Brock, Cilan and probably Tracey are older, but do we have ages for any of the others?
Because I don't believe for a fucking minute these guys are 10 years old. Bonnie acts like she's around 10 and she's meant to be several years younger
I got banned for reporting shitposting actually, but enough of that.
Tio Lucha in Noibat's episode?
I'm just interested in how Millefeui ended up battling with James. If it was choice I don't think Millefeui would choose James, or w/e name he goes by here and if it was random shuffle of all the people there, Ash and Serena ending together seems too obvious. Also, it doesn't seem like anyone else is watching the tag battle but Elle and Pierre which is odd.
>killing Ash instead of having him break the limits even further withstanding them
Im worried that all the shitposting lately is scaring off more regulars from here. Already we lost a number of people and the last thing we need is another exodus. I just hope it doesn't reach critical levels where we go into a death spiral where all the good posters leave and we're left with threads that are 80 per cent shitposters
I mean I can tell he's shitposting pretty bad. I went to the archives and saw him linking Japan twitter saying "everywhere reacted negatively" which in itself is bullshit, trying to call the dancing partner switch QUALITY and trying to use Serena not reacting even though she isn't facing Ash and Millefeui so she can react while she's still turning towards their direction.
Ash will die in the league of Ash-Greninja injuries
XY Family will never be the same again
I'm not gone, but I haven't been really active since before Christmas.
I do think that they're going to be randomly shuffled in the dance though. I can't wait to see Clemont stuck with Jessie.
>Jessie finally won one
It's safe to say this will be the only one she wins, and then she'll try to steal two other keys right, she'll be caught and then ""blasted off""", or she'll impersonate one of the finalists.
For once, I'd like to see the writers give TR at least some chance at success.
Noibat will likely evolve trying to defend Hawlucha or Ash from something. Is there ay confirmation Noibat will evolve by Volcanion
>Clemont dancing with that
They're really wondering how Ash and Serena will dance together while also talking about them battling together with initial reactions being dubbayu tee eff. As for GeekChic, well, there's like a small fizz, but they're all laughing about how Clemont's "dancing".
I was a regular who came here for good discussion but got scared off when shit got super bad here. But why we talking meta?
Do you all think that Noibat will evolve? If it doesn't, the initial XY&Z Poster will never be true because it has Eevee and Noivern, not Sylveon and Noibat.
I imagine she will be looking for best grandma
I just wanna see Drasna in the anime ;_;
Doesn't help we aren't having a new episode until next week
Anon please, we already have clemont for that
Going by the red head with the glasses, it is a thing. Hell, I see it going that the initial dance will be rotating partners, battle with Eevee going into Sylveon and such with the end Ash blind siding everyone asking Serena to dance with him in private and what not.
>yfw Ash gets triggered that he got separated from Serena and tries switching back only for Millefeui to keep dragging him away
>yfw Ash and Serena are trying to get back together but Serena has to deal with dead weight and Ash is being pulled away and they don't make it back together until the last second
Really though. There's not enough homo.
I'm surprised they didn't used that to promote X&Y just like they did with alexa on the final days of BW
>the initial XY&Z Poster will never be true because it has Eevee and Noivern, not Sylveon and Noibat.
It's the same as how Gao Gao All Stars had Fletchinder and Eevee. These things don't need to present shit strictly chronologically.
Note how marketing is STILL pretending it's a mystery what Eevee will evolve into.
There was a lengthy marketing campaign for the Eevee line leading up to Sylveon's reveal, full of merchandise and events and shit. Virgil debuted during that, so he was just the anime's contribution to the campaign.
I would had preferred to see Virgil defeating Ash on the unova league with a brand new sylveon instead of the lucario shit fest we got
Oh yeah i remember, shoko was there
Pokemon Smash had a short, weekly "Eievui Akiyama Friends" segment with Eevee-related cosplay skits that ran for half a year, starting out as just promoting with line itself and eventually turning into heavy Sylveon marketing with the addition of "Nymphia Nakagawa" to the cast.
Why would you tell someone to watch BW?
Misty appeared in Hoenn for a fake Togepi festival that Team Rocket hyped up for Colonel Hanson.
Dawn appeared in Unova first for Elesa's fashion show and then she joined up with Ash again for the tournament.
>Not watching BW
>What excuse did they used to bring Misty back during hoenn days
The princess of a kingdom in Hoenn needed help from a Togepi trainer and chose to invite her of all people due to plot conveniences. She took the opportunity to meet up with Ash and invited him along since he was in th area anyway.
>Same for Dawn on unova days
Pic related. Came to watch a musical to get hints for her Coordinator career, then got invited by Cynthia to her villa.
>trying to get someone to suffer through it
I remember when Misty's cameo was first announced people thought she would stay with the group because of her new AG clothes, and people used to say, "Why make a new outfit for Misty if she's just going to leave in 2 episodes?"
Well, that's exactly what happened. Also surprising how early into AG that Misty returned. Her cameo was AG44....she returned before the first year of Hoenn even finished airing.
>League/Zygarde plot ends.
>Rayquaza/Ultimate Dragon arc begins.
>Iris, Drasna, and Zinnia all appear.
probably would bother to watch just episodes featuring pic related
Back in 2012 I did a marathon of every episode of the anime up to that point. I think it only took me 5 months, because I watched at least 4 episodes a day.
Although as a kid/teen I rewatched Kanto/Orange and late Johto/Hoenn all the time, simply because I used to rewatch reruns on TV whenever they aired.
Old guy that wanted to take over hires Team Rocket to get him a Togepi so he can claim he should rule and they use Misty. Plotting commences, shit happens, then the princess asks Misty if she could use hers after shit goes down.
Season 2 episode 14 is inarguably the best episode of BW period.
It was a pretty solid 2-parter. Also getting to see Misty's Togepi actually do something and evolve after sitting in her arms for 200 episodes was rewarding itself.
Its also pretty much the last time Misty ever actually does anything, since after this all she gets is a Pallet Town visit where she's officially Tracey 2.0.
BW may be pretty shit as a whole, but it had some very good episodes here and there.
Its the same with Johto. Johto as a whole is rather lackluster, but there are some individual fillers and other eps in Johto that are excellent episodes. As well as funny episodes.
All the Team Rocket fillers in Johto were pure gold. TR was oddly at their funniest in the Johto saga.
I gotta agree, the kenyan name gag got old way too fast
>Every character in BW having a gag was disgusting.
What was langley gag? Being so perfect?
The battles were total enraging bullshit, but the character interactions between these two were great during pic related.
And Satoshi v. Iris tasted like justice had finally been done.
Johto gets too much hate.The only thing it really suffers from is spending 150 episodes on the 8 gyms with no real subplot or anything else really going on between them, but that was mostly an issue with the source material. There's nothing particularly WRONG with the episodes themselves, the writing or the characters and the "gyms and random filler events between gyms" pacing isn't really much different from the Orange Islands arc.
I also think a lot of the hate comes from dub viewers who had no idea what to expect from an episode before it started, and thus were always disappointed hen it didn't start with the arrival in the next Gym city THIS time either. Japan got shit presented better and there was usually some hype shit coming up to look forward to.
She's like the Kaiba of Pokemon: smug, acting like she's better than you, but overall still cares about her rival losing to anyone else.
>The only thing it really suffers from is spending 150 episodes on the 8 gyms with no real subplot or anything else really going on between them
Talk about the understatement of the year so far.
That's a really big "thing", anon. No pun
Ash's Johto Pokemon also get too little or poor development. Only Bayleef evolves (why Cyndaquil didn't evolve in Johto is beyond me), Heracross is Oak'd too early and doesn't even get a Gym, Phanpy comes way too late...Totodile is just a gag.
Also Johto has no fully evolved starter like Charizard, Sceptile, Infernape, Greninja, etc....so it looked like Ash just had a lackluster team that did nothing.
Then there's Misty...who is literally just there and wound up having one of the worst runs for a female companion in the entire series. I also don't get why the writers removed Misty's temper and outbursts, they were the one thing that kept Misty interesting.
Because they're lovely as comic relief smugstresses. They're like a balloon: you blow their ego up, and then deflate it while making funny noises along the way.
Yeah, but that was all par for course. Pokemon development was really shit all throughout OS, and at least his Johto mons actually had individual, if not particularly complex, personalities. Charizard was on his team or a long time, but it rarely ever DID anything due to being inobedient for most of its active time on the team. Misty rarely did shit prior to Johto either.
Most of the things people shit on Johto for are really flaws with OS as a whole, not specifically Johto.
>see this image
>suddenly picture a phallic object in her mouth
>Burgundy's face would still fit as the reaction
>Red hair and blue eyes
>Blue hair and red eyes
What a lovely coincidence.
More like a fusion between these two
But that was the problem. OS had flaws all around but Kanto was only 83 episodes and Orange Islands only 35 episodes.
Kanto and Orange was so short and condensed that their flaws could be overlooked because the entire quest/story was over with in so little time. Johto was the first region to be stretched out over 3 years and 150 episodes...and even with 3 years they still managed to screw it up.
Can you believe Johto alone almost went on for the same span as the entire AG and DP arcs? Johto was 156 episodes, AG/DP 191...and you can see the clear difference to what the other sagas did in the same amount of episodes.
I don't know. I don't see Millefeui throwing bitch fits like Cabernet did often.
I mean, the hair width is there, but she's not constantly wishing for her rival to fail at everything and schlicking whenever she does.
>official Sylveon reveal
As in on Serena's team? They shouldnt have done the kindergarden episode with the Sylveon, but rather waited to establish the eevee/evolve it.
Georgia > Cabernet
Cabernet and Nene (ugly cunt with the Smoochum) are both shit tier.
>giving up her goal for someone else to win
What? Why would Serena pity her like that?
>TR saves the day
>the gang causes hijinks
Let's go further. Make it a mind fuck episode where it's in a haunted house. Ghosts that look exactly like them and their dressed in the same clothes in as Team Rocket while in disguise.
It would be better in a normal city. So the gang have to try and apologize to a group of people in front of a crowd or something. Then they make a run for it like the rocket gang would. And they run past TR who are actually just sitting there eating lunch at a cafe.
Yeah in the Dragonite episode. Watched it recently in fact.
I hope they do a full on race episode like in OS but with the Rhyhorn on some elaborate track. With atleast both Ash and Serena racing.
Here's how the dance episode will go.
>Serena gets an invitation to a dance party.
>They arrive and realize Millefeui is there.
>Millefeui teases Serena about Ash in some way.
>Dance party starts and Millefeui takes Ash quickly before Serena can do anything upsetting Serena.
>Serena ask Clemont in place of Ash.
>As they are dancing Serena realizes she's happy with Clemont and forgets all about Millefeui and Ash as well as her crush on Ash.
>The pairs remain static throughout the entire dance.
The battle doesn't matter give it's not romantic.
>she returns for a TriPokalon episode
>she says she's always wanted to try one just because
>Ash and Clemont get into a fight using the PokeLumes like lightsabers
>it becomes literal Waifu Wars with Ash going for Serena and Clemont going for Eclair
That kinda reminds me of the episode where TR disguised as Ash & co.
Probably the closet we see of unova female ace trainer
Remember: It's not the size of the bird that counts, but the flame it ignites.
>I can't wait to see Clemont stuck with Jessie.
Anon, pls. We all know who will really end up with Clemont in the end.
Nah, looks too much like Elle. Last thing Ashley would want to do is upstage Elle.
>yfw Yashio is interested in wanting Ashley as the next Kalos Queen
It's actually getting kind of sad how he's just throwing pail after pail in the water.
Speaking of Elle, there's going to be the return of KEEPU, isn't there?
how awkward will the conversation be between Serena and Elle since she knows who Ellena actually was
will the others figure it out or will they remain clueless like whenever TR puts on an obvious disguise
Breddy gud, but just wait for 2016.
Pic related and here >>24946341
Are likely the same guy but QUALITY.
>Like look at any TOEI shows
Fuck you man, they have total QUALITY control.
That's not inkay, that's a chimecho. I'm doubting TR is even in this dance as we don't catch a single glimpse of Jessie in the trailer.
Why yes, someone did say Toei QUALITY.
We should give all Performers without a name, a placeholder name.
Swirlix girl = Candace?
>The guy is actually
>She just really likes to tease Serena for the hell of it.
A crisper screenshot suggests it's probably Inkay. Chimecho don't have that purplish blotch that you can see at the bottom right. And if you look closely you'll see the pinkish-tinged forehead, which is also characteristic of Inkay.
It's shaped NOTHING like a Chimecho
>says to people that Pokemon is now a waifu tier anime
>being called a phedofile or a furfag
Oh, plus you can see the feeler at the Pokemon's right side which is exactly like the one you'd see on an Inkay. And above the head is a little "cap" and that's something that Inkay also have.
Do you have a clear screen of the side shot of the battle?
In the other scene you can very clearly see it's an Inkay.
>starts getting seemingless defensive in twitter over criticism over her eevee gone missing episode
>tricks people into watching eevee evolve by putting a troll title
is omode the biggest troll in the anime staff?
>Blue hair and an Inkay.
>James/Millefeui kicking Ash/Serena's ass.
To be fair to James, he's a fairly decent battler if you observe his battles outside of the usual Team Rocket shtick. Though why he's giving Ash a hard time I don't know. I purely think they did it this way so Serena's Eevee get's the spotlight.
>>starts getting seemingless defensive in twitter over criticism over her eevee gone missing episode
>tricks people into watching eevee evolve by putting a troll title
Or you shouldn't be spouting bullshit if you can't read.
This is why there are raws. Some people here inexplicably refused to download them because they didn't like the 1 GB file size.
I'm only keeping the file on my computer for a little bit, then deleting it once I have all the screens from it that I need.
she tweeted something along the lines of "people shouldn't be upset over a character not knowing information the audience does, that's not how writing for a tv show works".
Adamant posted it a few days after eevee got lost during the tripokalon.
That had nothing to do with the episode itself dumbass.
Yeah, it sure isn't.
I want to be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause
I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Teach Pokémon to understand
The power that's inside
Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), it's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Ooh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon (Gotta catch 'em all), a heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me, and I'll teach you
(Gotta catch 'em all!)
Gotta catch 'em all!
In general, the dance is for the tripokalon contestants to dress up and look good during the dance and then the battle is basically like the contest battles to an extent.
The fact that Pierre, Elle and Yashio are all attending means it has some relevance to the direction the tripokalon's could be heading to during the Kalos Queen Cup or whatever it'll be called.
Maybe if you actually read you wouldn't be spouting crap.
>In general, the dance is for the tripokalon contestants to dress up and look good during the dance and then the battle is basically like the contest battles to an extent.
You'd think that they'd pair up the pairs for the battle based on the dance.
The only thing the original series has on the modern anime is that old slapstick humor and weird comedy that they don't do anymore. Also more Japanese influence. That and Team Rocket were good in Season 1, but that's all.
And better than the rest of season's.
Pokémon lost it's soul.
Why is she so qt when she's sad?
how did we go from that to cute shota? in 10 years but from shota to lanky shonen in a season?
He gradually drew up. Also for some reason May was taller than Ash when she first met him, then he grew taller.
Compared to Alan he's a manlet. Hell, I don't even think Ash is taller than most of the Gym leaders except for Tate&Liza and maybe Ramos when he's hunched over. Could be wrong though.
I'm not a Namifag, I was just using her face.
Well at least you used her for a reaction face.
So did the latest episode.
Valerie pls leave.
Whats the context of this image?
If you are gonna shitpost, at least use legit evidence instead of shoops
Tell me, /vp/, what is his plan?
We'll be seeing them again soon enough, too.
...or do they?
>Tell me, /vp/, what is his plan?
To not get his appearance in a 2-part special against a rival antagonistic axed again so he doesn't have to appear later in a shitty genie arc with a subplot of summoning Atlantis's pyramid from underwater with the intention to steal Meloetta of all things.
Tell me about the Giovanni, why does he have the cat?
First one to talk gets to stay on my aircraft.
What I mean is, James and Millefeui haven't had any kinds of battles together at all. The fact they are able to beat the shit out of Ash/Serena for a while is stupid. Unless, through dancing and battling they just discover they have amazing team work.
There's some merit to those claims, but not as bad as people think it is. Pokemon is still about the battles, it's just that Tripokalons are the first recurring contests in which there's no Pokemon battling involved. To which I say: good.
People who don't watch the show anymore can only base themselves on secondhand knowledge; and even then, they tend to give priority to everything that meets their expectations ("show's shit nowadays, it was better back when I watched it") and seems remotely plausible.
It's not that it wasn't unrelated stuff. I'm happy they used aspects from the games but it really was a shitfest of an arc. The only two redeeming things I like it for is that Cynthia was around, and Giovanni took a planet sized Electro Ball to the fucking face.
Even if you've beaten everybody else, you can't conquer a town if you can't beat the strongest person who's from said town.
I was shocked when everyone seemed to prefer short hair, conformity to only be able to like new things was too strong for many people.
>It's not that it wasn't unrelated stuff. I'm happy they used aspects from the games but it really was a shitfest of an arc
But was the reason all those unrelated elements were intertwined well thought-out or were they just randomly mashed together? XY does it well such as tying Shabboneau Castle and Parfum Palace together for the Poké Flute storyline or tying Team Flare and the Delta Episode together as well.
The fact that the Abyssal Ruins was basically a gigantic transforming altar for the reversal mirror was retarded. There's literally no connection between the genies form change and the Abyssal Ruins in the game whatsoever. Same goes with Meloetta.
It was a clusterfuck of an epic scale.
Yes. She says that in that exact scene.
don't you have anything better to do with your life
you have issues komrade
I'm not upset I'm just disappointed that this is what we've come to
I don't know what I was expecting
alright alright I'm losing control here I'll quit it
this break is hell man
Ash will pass away at the league with a smile on his face knowing what it means to be a Pokemon master after losing just barely in the finals.
He will give Serena Pikachu's Poke Ball and she will drop it upon finding out Ash passed away, it will simply end there with some music and a shot that simply zooms away from Ash's corpse sitting down on a bench.
god damn it I just watched that Joe ending
that shit is fucking depressing
Alright /vp/, place your bets. What are they battling for?
Not every moment of BW is shit, so it's not like one can expect zero discussion of it. There are some good episodes in BW; the problem is with the bigger picture things like character treatment, story/plot, the league, and the way that the rivals' character arcs ended.
>they're battling for a simple request
>Ash and Serena win
>they both request to dance with one another at the same time without interruption
>Elle goes guns-blazing with the request