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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.
I hereby claim this thread in honour of the great Virgin Mary.
Bonnie is trash and is only in the group for young girl to self-insert. Serena is the true waifu girl.
You had your chance last two threads ago, peasant. Off you go.
There was a Mary thread two threads ago? This can be a Beedrill Kimono Girl Thread then.
I feel like Gym pokemon should count as storage pokemon, since they are just like Ash's pokemon hanging out at Oak's place and will rarely ever be called upon anyway. But, if fans are fine with him having only 3 battle-ready pokemon (as in, not including dedenne), then more power for them.
>the way eureka says monarque-san
>that smile afterwards
this girl is too cute for my heart
She must be really mad to use it on Ash
Nah its just a mega without a stone
>you have to act chuuni and shout "HHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" in the console's mike to unleash a Mega without the stone while doing the same movements because camera
I'm dead laughing just typing this, I can't wait to see this happen just for the laughs.
There's been only one episode since the gang actually took a good look at Greninja. Clemont starts a topic about it but they are interrupted by Bonnie since Puni-chan is still missing and shit just went down.
Maybe later down the road they start questioning what is going on.
Fast as fuck
I'm more excited to see the next episode's title though
Do you think they might be speeding through XY because they want a post league arc where
Ash fights the elite 4?
This is only speeding compared to DP's extremely slow badge quest pace. I sure do hope it's to get an Elite Four arc in and not an AG 2.0 with the Pokémon Z Battle Frontier.
>implying Game Freak will bother putting Battle Frontier in Z
>speeding through XY
Why would they do that? They can stretch the Gekkouga + "save the world" arc as long as they want given that there will still be the 8th champion AND the Elite 4 after that. I'm pretty sure they can fill 50 episodes right now with the right pacing.
> While she's practicing for her next Tripokalon, Serena receives an invitation to a dance party for Pokémon performers. The rule is that performers and Pokémon both pair up one male and one female, so Serena participates together with Eevee, Clemont and Bunnelby. But then Serena's rial Millefeui shows up and suddenly brings up the topic of pairing up with Ash and participating with him.
Don't do this
>While she's practicing for her next Tripokalon, Serena receives an invitation to a dance party for Pokémon performers. The rule is that performers and Pokémon both pair up one male and one female, so Serena participates together with Eevee, Clemont and Bunnelby. But then Serena's rial Millefeui shows up and suddenly brings up the topic of pairing up with Ash and participating with him.
told y'all it was eevee's fault
From the new summary it's obvious that serena have to choose Clemont because Eevee is comfortable around Bunnelbro. But then Millefeui shows up and we will see her pushing Serena's buttons again.
>While taking a break in a forest, Ash and his friends are listening to the screams of the "Sound Wave Pokémon" Noibat. However, while flying, Noibat ends up crashing into a wild Breloom. Noibat gets poisoned by the angry Breloom, but a passing Floette comes to the rescue.
>Serena is too beta to ask Ash to dance and decides to just go along with Eevee's preference
>Millefeui arrives, goes "screw this you beta piece of shit, I've had enough" and forces her hand by stealing Ash
>Serena eventually womans up and takes Ash as partner for the battle
This is going to be an amazing episode.
It's a bit vague exactly who Millefeui brings up Satoshi dancing with, but from the summary it seems Serena didn't initially ask him.
Keep in mind that she knows he can't dance and probably wouldn't be too interested, though,
on top of her probably being too beta to ask. And yes, I know shitposters will jump on this
>While continuing their journey, Ash and his friends reunite with the enthusiastic boy Shota. Ash immediately challenges him to a battle, but as they're fighting, Ash's Greninja undergoes that mysterious transformation. However, exactly what causes Greninja to change forms like this is completely unknown...
It sounds like this is going to be an episode full of cute shit and spaghetti and I hate how my first thoughts instead are "stalebaiter is going to shitpost about this summary to the point it can barely be brought up
If anything, it's confirming that Serena hasn't changed her position. It's obvious she'd put more importance on the things at hand rather than risking ruining her chance to get the last Key by having Eevee and herself messing things up.
Eevee because she'd be uncomfortable around Pikachu.
Serena because she'd be daydreaming in Satoshi's arms, and Satoshi was obviously shown to have troubles dancing.
To have Serena choose Citron makes complete sense.
Since Ash vs Alan is happening so soon, when is TR vs TF and Alan vs Zygarde 50% happening? Surely before XY&Z13? I dont think it will be stupid to assume that it might happen in the next episode.
Well, we will find out within an hour when the voice cast is released.
Which is what will happen. And I'm pretty sure Sylveon's new move will be Charming Voice because:
1) We haven't seen this move yet if I remember correctly
2) To have Eevee use a clear voice-based move would break away from the fearful and trembling "eevui" she goans most of the time, completing the transformation from the timid and fearful Eevee into a full blown and powerful Sylveon
3) it's perfect for doubles.
Do what? Set up cute scenarios that will result in both spaghetti and Serena feeling pressured to do something before Millefeui gets too forward?
This is the kind of summary that'd have created a lot of hype if not for shitposters having jumped on a particular random tangent. Are people going to fear XY&Z11 will lead to Tiernofag shitting up the thread too?
I'm not saying that he's wrong, but if we set a precedent I'm more than sure that Tiernofag will read Adamant's post.
Also, when you say we I think you should refer to those who aren't regulars and gets baited easily.
I understand why Serena makes the choice for reasons already posted in this thread (Eevee, etc.), but shipping has corrupted my mind into seeing this as a negative since it takes away from Serena/Ash interactions (which we'll get anyways, as shown by the battle and the teasing).
How did I fall so low? I just want more cute.
>Serena making a choice based on wanting to win
>Millefeui shows up and starts teasing, then brings her crush into it
>Millefeui actively sets shit up in order to push her into confessing and creating spaghetti
I'm really looking forward to this episode
>Animation Director 糸井恵 (Megumi Itoi)
>Animation Director 芦谷耕平 (Kohei Ashiya)
>Episode Director 守泰佑 (Taisuke Mamori)
>Screenplay 藤田伸三 (Shinzō Fujita)
>Storyboard 村野佑太 (Yuta Murano)
>Animation Director 篠原隆 (Takashi Shinohara)
>Episode Director いわもとやすお (Yasuo Iwamoto)
>Screenplay 米村正二 (Shōji Yonemura)
>Storyboard 尼野浩正 (Hiromasa Amano)
>Animation Director 直井由紀 (Yuki Naoi)
>Episode Director 渡辺正彦 (Masahiko Watanabe)
>Screenplay 面出明美 (Akemi Omode)
>Storyboard 樋口香里 (Kaori Higuchi)
>Animation Director 上杉遵史 (Junji Uesugi)
>Episode Director 前園文夫 (Fumio Maezono)
>Screenplay 冨岡淳広 (Atsuhiro Tomioka)
>Storyboard もりたけし (Takeshi Mori)
This wasn't going to end well anyway.
>mfw Serena eventually ends up with clemont
>Beginning of saga
>think amour is cute
>make several posts detailing reasonable scenarios how Serena could leave kicking the balls of the fans
>many amour happenings, also shitposting
>just want these kids to get together and the very thought of this dumb ship being threatened at all churns my stomach
I wasn't like this when I shipped Ash and Misty and later, Ash and Dawn.
His only previously directed episode was the complete mess that was the lewdbowl, where he was one of SIX animation directors.
For obvious reasons, that shouldn't be used as an example.
Well, shit. And I had to miss it.
Guess it's a good thing I have all the previous threads still on tabs...
But she would never say boorish scoundrel...it doesn't cut deep enough.
It's not a matter of cutting deep, it's a matter of fitting both the teasing mood and her personality.
I guess this summary at least proves beyond a doubt that partners will rotate and your final partner will be james
>serena gets with clemont because eevee can only be around buneary
>which means the battle takes place after the dance
>milly wants to pair up with ash, probably to piss off serena
>she somehow ends with james while ash ends with serena
>Milly has no reason to even choose james as her partner
Stale's probably still going to shitpost us to death though
Even if you could pick new pairs, there's absolutely no reason for milly to pick james as her partner.
The most likely scenario is that whoever you end up with becomes your battle partner
XY&Z10 summary from Adamant:
>Satoshi and his friends are searching for Squishy. But during the search, Horubee ends up getting injured! Eureka blames herself for it... what does she end up doing?
>Eureka is feeling down now that Squishy has gone missing during the attack by the Flare Gang. The entire group starts searching for it, but during the search they accidentally end up angering a group of Dokurog, leading to Horubee getting injured. Eureka blames herself for it getting hurt and goes off in search for medicinal plants all by herself...
>Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
>Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
>Mayuki Makiguchi: Serena
>Yuki Kaji: Citron
>Mariya Ise: Eureka
>Megumi Sato: Dedenne
>Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
>Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
>Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
>Yuji Ueda: Sonansu
>Chinatsu Akasaki: Horubee
>Kenta Miyake: Maaiika
>Akane Fujita: Bara
>Karin Nanami: Correa
>Kensuke Sato: Grunt
>Unsho Ishizuka: Narration
The funny thing is Alan didn't really do anything wrong. He's just a normal trainer trying to win a match just like Ash. Not his fault Ash has a special snowflake transformation that gives him pain.
You mean on their first match? We roll our eyes because a recently evolved pokemon defeated a pokemon that suppsoedly took out an E4s mega. At least do it much later. It'd be like if Alan defeated Siebold on the first special. You have to build up to it.
Basically, stale is in for a major assraping because now this basically confirms Millefeui is going to use this opportunity to piss off Serena.
>yfw Eevee's comfort around Bunnelbro proved to be a neat little plot mechanism to make all this possible
Feels good, can't wait for the spaghetti to fly, but I still think the episode's main feature will be the buildup to the Eeveeolution.
>Serena basically chooses Clemont because she has no other choice due to Eevee being a shy little shit around everyone but the philosopher bunny
>Millefeui shows up and decides she's going to take da Ash
>Clemont trips over himself the entire time because he's an even worse dancer than Ash
>Serena can barely stomach Ash being with Millefeui and isn't a huge fan of dancing with Clemont, but knows it's for Eevee's own good
But we still don't fucking know one thing: WHAT ARE THEY ALL COMPETING FOR? Is it a trip to the Pokebahamas? A brand new car? The Showcase Showdown on the Price is Right? How the fuck does the dance segment lead into the battle?
>yfw the writing for Pokemon XY(&Z) is actually good and surpassing expectations
>Monsieur Pierre is hosting the thing, along with Kalos Queen Elle
Jeez, I wonder what it can be.
>yfw Clemont talks to Serena about Ash and acknowledges her crush.
>Omode develops Amour, kills Geekchic but still helps develop some much needed Serena/Clemont interaction.
Shitposter still won't give a fuck.
Why wouldn't it be? Duo battles focus on coordination with the partner and the judges can actually combinaison attacks based on synchronisation, beauty, choregraphy and all. It's actually very viable for a beauty contest.
Reminder that image name
My guess is that Ashninja will assrape Shota and Alan will randomly be passing by and seeing that, mistake it for a mega, and challenge Ash to a battle.
This plot is going places.
Will Shota ever get a win against Ash? And I don't mean with his full team, it's obvious he's fucked there. I just mean in terms of Sceptile vs Greninja. Would it really make sense to let Mega Sceptile win against Ash Greninja if the "Ash Greninja is currently not quite strong enough to stand up against a mega" will be done in this very episode with Mega Charizard X?
Being Alan is suffering.
Almost as suffering as being Manon
>tfw there's an actually STORY to it
>none of this "he's edgy because he's edgy"
Yeah the story could have been written better but this is Pokemon after all, and at least they're trying
I hope we get answers on how Shota managed to mega evolve the tree lizard so goddamn fast
>the mega specials are an experiment by the writers to see how people would receive a darker edgier anipoke
>the experiment worked and the anime will get edgier and darker over time
>Bonnie looks like she's going to cry while saying "please don't take away my friend"
>Alan hesitates for a bit since Bonnie reminds him of Manon but ultimately takes it
>Bonnie breaks down and cries
Dedenne will then try to comfort Bonnie
while secretly smiling that Puni's gone.
>start watching specials
>going in there expecting EDGE
>got a level-headed and modest guy who helps random loli to catch her first Pokemon whereas he absolutely didn't have to feel concerned about her
Am I being tricked or is the Shadow the Edgehog syndrome for later?
There needs to be suffering before there can be edge.
It's coming. Keep watching.
>When it releases the water it covers its body in, it awakens new powers!!
So what happens when Ash-greninja makes the water disappear? Is it when the shuriken on its back is forming?
They spent time together and her cheerful disposition was a blessing for his loner attitude. There were some end segments during regular episodes between Act I and II called Manon's Mega Evolution Diary that showed Alan gradually get less and less cold with her.
Looks like the shitposter was right about the whole Eevee/Bunnelby thing leading to Clemont/Serena having to do something together. Unfortunately for him, it ends up back to Ash/Serena anyway.
>the battle looks great in the trailers
>probably don't even know a shit about the animation directors
>episode hasn't even aired yet
You better come up with something better.
>Eevee can't be with ease with anyone but Bunnelby
>ends up with Pikachu anyway
The animation doesn't look great at all. Look at that Blast Burn animation for example. The movements are stiff and slow. Compare it to how it looks in the Mega EV specials, the difference is huge.
The Brobowl is a very rare exception and should really not be used as an argument in this regard, as they obviously felt that the battle was very important and hired some expensive, talented animators from the outside. Generally every battle that Iwane doesn't animate = shit or average at best. That's how it's been for years.
That argument could be the same for Iwane since his best animated episodes usually are important for the series and most likely has a high budget.
But then again. You're retarded if you judge a battle that hasn't even aired yet.
>Omode making Eevee shy as fuck around everyone but Bunnelbro was really just a long winded way to build toward an Ash-Serena episode
Why is she so based? Even though I didn't like XY91
Well, I guess this summary confirms for anyone that Millefeui doesn't actually like Ash in that way. For anyone who couldn't tell already.
>yfw Millefeui accuses Serena of cheating on Ash with another guy
>Serena: "I'M NOT CHEATING"
>suddenly spills spaghetti
>smug Bonnie and Millefeui
>Ash and Clemont look on cluelessly.
well fuck looks like we got a shitload of new info
I'm hype, this is definitely gonna be worth the wait
Why do you feel such an urge to whine? Save it for when the episode has aired. Why did you delete your posts btw?
>inb4 i-it's criticism guys
Since TR will be in this I wonder if Jessie and Clemont are the ones who dance together next and they both lose...hence not in the battling.
Ash and Serena get to dance and Millefeui gets to dance with James, and those two go to the finals. Makes sense if Jessie dancing with Clemont screws them both over.