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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]
>XY&Z13: The Strongest Mega Battle! Greninja VS Mega Charizard!! [Feb 4th]
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&Z. 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:
MOVIE 18 SPECIAL - THE MINIDJINNI OF THE WORD APPEAR! RAW:
MOVIE 18 SPECIALS - HOOPA'S APPEAR! OPERATIONS RAW:
NEXT: POCKET MONSTERS XY&Z10: EUREKA AND SQUISHY! (JANUARY 14TH)
>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
POKÉMON NO UCHI ATSUMARU? EPISODE 14 (Jan 10th)
>A Tournament Battle in Pokkén is Held at Pokénchi, with Hyadain, Abareru-kun, Kayo Satoh and the Mysterious Masked Man 'Masked Tous' Competing Against Each Other!
XY&Z11: Noibat and Floette! An Encounter in the Wind!! (Jan 21st)
>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.
XY&Z12: Ash and Serena! Getting One at a Dance Party!! (Jan 28th)
>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 rival Millefeui shows up and suddenly brings up the topic of pairing up with Ash and participating with him.
XY&Z13: The Strongest Mega Battle! Greninja VS Mega Charizard!! (Feb 4th)
>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...
Getting ready to rekt ash on the league again
>tfw crushing redfags
You guys got to try it.
>Go to redfag forum
>"Ash is better than red"
>"Red beat the league"
>"Ash beat Gold." (with pic related)
>They lose their shit.
It's fucking glorious
>pikachu getting the big girl
>MOVIE 18 SPECIALS - HOOPA'S APPEAR! OPERATIONS RAW:
Why add these to the OP when we already have subs of them in HD?
The OVA raw can stay in the OP since subs for them are not in HD yet
Subs hype runs out way too fast, also we already discussed about the episode back on december 24th
>"Ash, your Pikachu better take responsibility for this!"
>Ash and PIkachu look at one another
>Pikachu scratches it's head awkwardly
>Millefeui hands the egg to Ash
>She then leans in while staring directly into Serena's soul
>"And you as well of course." >Gives Ash a kissu on the cheek and leaves within the next two frames.
>Ash and Pikachu are left to process what in the fuck just happened
Whats the name of these kind of images?
Man what are they even up to with this
With all the marketing they're doing there's gotta be a reason especially when they recently marketed one Mega Y wwith the moves of Ash's Charizard
Such a long way to go, we are still six months from the league even starting. Weird to promo something like that for a possible E4 arc when you're still a year away. I'm not a marketing expert, tho
I can imagine slurpuff as some chubby girl ala nene
Not that i'm complaining
Because you don't do that to your fuckbuddy.
H-how did you know? Seriously?
>Watching the Overview
>TR defending the Blue Core
>Edgy comes in and defeats it at 50%
I'm glade that writers are finally allowing TR to be useful/relevant (again) especially after the ep with Jessie instead of the typical obstacle in every episode, to be defeated by Tbolt.
>started watching the anime from the beginning a few months ago
>currently at BW episode 53
I'm almost there. I know everyone has said BW is terrible but its not THAT bad. DP was way better but I'm only watching it because I'm currently playing White 2 so its kinda cool seeing the Pokemon, the characters, and the places in the anime.
>Pikachu after XY&Z12
>Slurpuffs Play Rough
>Pikachu is not on the ground due to being knocked down but rather due to being tired after a fug session
Hopefully. Noibat seems to look up to him, as he and Talonflame taught Noibat to fly. Hopefully he'll play a hand in Noibat evolving.
>tfw Hawlucha is taking the backseat right now due to Greninjash powerhour
>Won't evolve so no dedicated episode
>Pika Libre took its spot in Pokken
>Only thing unique about it is its typing and "signature move" (that Pikachu now has too), and it's an inferior HJK just with added flying type
>Come Z we'll probably see more dual type moves
I'm hoping, even though I know it's very unlikely, is that TR get an OP dedicated to them for the episode with their character song. Or to at least have the character song play during their episode.
It was only two episodes. It would have still sucked.
>yfw TF vs TR gets cancelled because another earthquake
I still don't know why they haven't released those episodes online. Even if they're not in continuity anymore, why keep two finished episodes locked away forever? Its been almost 5 years.
The tragedy of the earthquake in real life is not the episodes fault.
All right, guys. What's your favorite episode of XY&Z so far? XY&Z09 is my personal choice.
You guys ready for this qt g
uy? I can never get the fucking spoilers to work...
A female cilan would be a tomboyish girl considering cilan is a faggot
>Say, what music was playing when Squishy used Land's Wrath?
So, on first listen, I THINK it's "A Fight, and then the Oltus..." from Movie 16, but I could be wrong because a lot of the other songs from the same movie share motifs that you can hear in this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dhgMKgK3jU
>Not using legacy captcha
I've just taken a closer listen to the song in the episode and compared it with the other songs from M16's soundtrack, and now I'm pretty darn sure it's "A Fight, and then the Oltus". Unless we're not talking about the same time range in the episode. Are you referring to the song that starts at 14:55 in the subs? If so, that's "A Fight...".
>Charizard Y keeps showing up with anime stuff
Alan getting Charizard Y confirmed. For real though, that mega stone Alan found looked like Gyaradosite/Manectite but they may as well write it to be Charizardite Y so he gets a mega stone that he himself worked for and didn't just receive from Lysandre. Lysandre already having a Gyaradosite beforehand doesn't really need to be explained considering he can pull mega stones out of nowhere.
I imagine the charizardite-x somehow gets destroyed during the TF conclusion but alain manages to keep the keystone, once he gets redeemed, he gets charizardite-y from sycamore
They can't, it's already been confirmed to be the Gyaradosite in Mega Evolution Act 4's intro
So no, the Mega Charizard Y is most likely Ash's
Have you ever wanted a Satoshi of your own
Well now you can!
That's what I was referring to when I wanted them to just write Lysandre having a Gyaradosite out of nowhere. Like they don't really need to establish the mega stone Alan found to be that exact Gyaradosite.
If they do establish it though, at least Alan no longer has to feel bad if he bails with Charizardite X because Lysandre took the Gyaradosite in exchange.
Nope, it's the exact same Gyaradosite, there's no way to make it a Charizardite Y
I hope they're making up for it with Team Rocket v. Team Flare. Also, in the preview it showed Giovanni's face, will he make another cameo in the series?
What exactly happened in BW? I know Persian defeated Pikachu at one point due to a YT video and Giovanni had a different colored suit.
It sounds so unfitting, even for dub standards.
No way will this actually be an intro theme for the dub?
It would serve as a perfect comparison material though to show just how big the difference between japanese and dub has become.
>yfw the dub is licensing the theme song instead of writing it because Ed Shitstain left/got fired.
>Whoever is music director next will hopefully keep more of the original music.
>based Giovanni returns
>all people can talk about is the dub
This is awful. These people must be bandcamp tier to have the cheap cunts at tpci hire them.
But I guess it's better than the opening they had that was essentially a remix of the OS intro.
The dub went from this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wr_U6CRLTY
to the current state.
Although I've always liked the dub's voice for James.
It's unfitting. Unfitting as all hell. Sounds like some motivational music for 13 year olds thinking school and being a teenager is the bane of their existence.
Yeah I'll need to do something about the shoulders.
Even so I reckon it turned out better than I thought it would, first time I've drawn 3 people in 1 picture... Not to mention having them fucking.
Man, you're just getting sad now if you're still trying the whole "Serena will fall in love with Clemont" shtick when the whole thing's going Ash/Serena at the end.
>Now wanting to dance with slurpuff
Why is pikachu such a faggot?
Pikachu is a big faggot, no big surprise
>stalebaiter and the other shitposter that emofags baiting again
>blue ribbons on the Pikachus, Eevee, and Sylveon
But the "shitposting" isn't bound to certain times.
Serena and Korrina plush where?
Pokémon XY&Z English Dub Opening:
And no, I won't upload this to YouTube. You are free to upload it there or elsewhere yourself.
So place your bets everyone, who is gonna fug (or be fugged by) Pikachu by the end of XY&Z12, Millefeui's sly Slurpuff or Serena's seductive Sylveon?
WHO WILL WIN THE FUGBOWL
I love this picture of Ash and Serena kissing so much.
>Edgy comes in and defeats it at 50%
He apparently just bought Team Flare some time, meaning Zygaarde 50% was just taken by surprise or something. Thank goodness though, since him beating a legendary outright would just be bullshit.
Well, it isn't really that bad. But it is still pretty bad.
>barely knock it down
He didn't defeat it so that guy was mistaken but it got knocked back, crashed into the side of the hole it made, slid down and it stayed down long enough that he can walk over so saying barely knock it down is wrong too.
Smaller than Perfect Zygarde, but a big guy nonetheless.
>WHO WILL WIN THE FUGBOWL
>actually asking this question
Your waifu is laid up with a sprained ankle. How do you care for her?
>implying Pikachu is into bunnies
What do you see in these eyes? I see nothing but pure love for Pikachu.
Why do they never give us figures of the movie characters? Where's my Mary toy?
So I was doing this, but I'm kinda in the mood for a lewd, maybe one of Serena?
>when 3d printing becomes more accessible, you'll be able to print figures of your waifus
Somehow I think people will go further than that to replicate their waifus. I don't much relish the thought.
pls don't forget the iconic shot
J-Just in case you do
There exist lip gloss for guys, but I think he was referring to lip balm.
>Why would a girl kiss Zoey?
Serena is the lewdest...
>she tries KEEPUing the kunoichi >suddenly Shinobu returns and it becomes a kunoichi free-for-all
Why was ninja village so gay? I mean, there was literally only one prominent ninja grill in the village.
They could have at least have turned Lairon Mask guy as a girl, I mean, really, that niggah following Kagetomo around is really really gay.
How does Bonnie feel, knowing that her big brother is a prime, juicy piece of /ss/ bait?
She knows it well, since she will eventually keepu her brother for herself.
Glad they wiped off that stupid smug look off her face with a dose of suffering.
So, what are your expectations for the next week episode?
Pretty sure she is more on despair than smug
We'll have more of that in a few days, and then some more when Puni-chan finally mind controlled and then leaves.
>Ash gets hospitalized after his fight with Alan
>Sycamore learns about it and finds out it's because of Alan
>tries to find Alan and talk sense into him
>brings along Garchomp since Alan's friends with it
>situation goes sour when Sycamore tries to convince him Lysandre is a bad influence
>you have allowed this Lysandre to twist your mind until now you have become the very thing you swore to fight
>yfw mega battle
Seriously though, I think a mega battle between them would make for a great turning point since he's fighting one of the people he swore to protect.
It's over Alan, I have the type advantage
You underestimate my power
Where did Z1 and Z2 come from? What force of nature or divine spirit created two cores and made them such that they would somehow exist alongside a bajillion closely related cells and that they could all undergo these mergers/transformations?
I think one episode of not being the focus would be nice. Imagine an episode where the 1st half is Ash unconscious in bed and told from the perspective of his friends. Serena at his bedside, Bonnie trying to comfort Ash's pokemon while trying not to cry herself and Clemont trying to use his smarts to find a way to help.
The other half is Sycamore confronting Alan. The episode ends with Ash waking up.
Yeah, I know it'll never happen.
But that's something that we know will happen.
Then she pulls a Hinata again.
>Ash wakes up so the audience will expect everything to be fine and happy now
>it happens at the same time that Sycamore's Garchomp gets badly hurt and Sycamore's heart is broken into pieces because of what Alan did
Another day, another smile destroyed. Business as usual for Alan.
>breaks a leprechaun's smile
>breaks a blonde girl's smile because he causes the guy she likes end up hospitalized from crazy amounts of damage to his syncing with his Pokemon
>breaks the younger blonde girl's smile by taking her squishy green friend
>breaks young blonde girl's brother's smile by making his sister cry and lose her smile
>causes a professor he worked for lose his smile by damaging his Pokemon to hospitalization
He's not living his life correctly.
I don't recall the anime delving quite this deep in terms of character motivations, details and emotions for a long time, if ever.
The anime has never been particularly good with subtlety and nuance and its characters, particularly COTDs, have suffered from superficial and simplistic personalities. In particular, COTD villains suffer from a "I'm evil because I'm evil!" syndrome where they set out to do things without us getting a sense of how they developed that way.
Maybe things are changing positively even if only to a modest degree, as evidenced by the mega specials, Alan's character, even the main gang to a certain extent
It feels like some of the shitposters are starting to wake up.
>the leprechaun chose to follow him despite him trying to push her away so she won't face danger
>he didn't know that blast burning the enemy pokemon would actually hurt the guy
>he's just trying to help a friend's pokemon and the squishy green thing is the culprit anyway
>that professor probably tried to blame Lysandre without any proof
Alan did nothing wrong.
Neither recognized the other in Act 4, anon.
My point is more that we actually see character evolutions and developments much more concretely. We see nuance in their characters which helps to humanize them (as opposed to seeing, say, just some random maniacal COTD villain like Belmondo whose personality is nothing aside from "bahahaha I'm going to do evil things today, bahahaha!").
I mean the end of Act 4 was chilling, the way Lysandre and Malva interacted and you could sense something sinister about how they were talking about Alan, yet it didn't feel cheap or contrived like, "Bahahaha! Let's use Alan because we are feeling very evil today!" Instead it ended with that sly smile and Malva's cutting, observant wit.
That's why I said "forgotten", as in forgotten by Sycamore. We all know Lysandre knows who Sycamore, and it is the reason why he was able to manipulate Alain. Lysandre pretended to not recognize who Sycamore is for whatever reason.
>Alan felt like an innocent boy that simply got manipulated and slowly became obsessed/paranoid so he started doing crazy things
>Lysandre felt like he's a guy who did nothing wrong but there's still something sinister about him
>Malva is like an enigma and you're still unsure whether or not she really lost or if she could have done more and was just manipulating a poor boy's emotions like how her teasing personality would suggest
>Steven is shown as competent, open-minded but also cautious enough not to buy into Lysandre's antics like how an adult would act
I really liked how they handled the mega special characters. If Manon follows up on her words that she'll try to become stronger so she can be by Alan's side then that's even better so she's not just a morality pet tag-along character.
I want to know how Steven Stone's suspicion in Act 3 and 4 will play into things in XY&Z. Although one thing I can't remember is if he's confirmed to return as a character this season.
I hope Steven returns to fight Lysandre once his suspicions get confirmed. Steel/Psychic vs Water/Dark is a type advantage for Lysandre and would make for a good reason for a champion to struggle. Would also hype Lysandre up as a very strong trainer.
The only character I truly disliked in the mega specials was that green-haired Mega Venasaur boy with the glasses and umbrella in Act 4. Fuck, I just wanted to punch that little shit, he was such a cocky little brat who reminded me of Max.
Manon still doesn't feel to me as though she stands on her own. She had a sense in her mind of what she wanted to do as a trainer, but all we've seen on screen from her is her following Alan around and more recently sitting in the hospital at Hari-san's bedside.
I mean I think she's got a fine enough personality, I just wanted to see more of her journey on HER terms before she got totally caught up in what Alan was doing.
Still hoping she tries to find a cure for Hari-san so she journeys on her own under Sycamore's guidance and ends up befriending Bonnie for some solo development and serious pottery. The cause of Hari-san's coma being due to Bonnie's Puni + getting to know Ash who just collided with Alan so she can tell them Alan's story.
>yfw through Sycamore's research of Puni-chan, he is able to find a cure for Hari-san
>yfw Hari-san's sickbed is transferred to Sycamore labs and she has Manon search for Ash and gang as he needs Puni-chan to continue his research
>yfw she meets her idol Ash
>it happens at the same time as team flare getting Bluni after Alan fights Zygarde
>Lysandre informs Alan that they can now continue their research
>Alan's finally happy that Hari-san can be cured due to his efforts so he can see Manon smile again
>finds out that since Sycamore is luckily affiliated with Bonnie who has the real Puni that caused all the trouble, he was able to find a cure first
>Alan simultaneously feels happy and bitter
>it drives him even farther away to side with Lysandre more
Obligatory "you turned her against me"
I uploaded your .swf file.
Yeah, you should have just left it there to rot.
I'm highly tempted to upload it to YouTube just to see their reaction.
Good, you did well. That will show those elitists. /vp/ is also /a/ content so it should be allowed.
>implying anyone stood a chance
Have you guys seen this?
http://satoshipediaeng.altervista.org/ it has info from two novels hard to find which detail Ash's past as well as his birth,his father's where abouts etc and also it connects with XY's Ash Serena child meeting showing what he was like as a child. Amour may happen because Serena was the first girl Ash ever properly talked to as a child,apparently kids bullied him because he had no father
>This “reset” has totally changed also the soundtrack of the anime: the OSTs (Original SoundTrack, in simple terms the “background music” in the episodes) used until DP have all been replaced with new ones
Well, that's something I didn't know,
>yfw we will never hear Type-Wild ever again.
>someone actually literally husbandos Ash
>hates BW so much that she considers it non-canon and doesn't even mention it anywhere other than a single page detailing it as an "erroneous" series.
Holy shit. She must be furiously schlicking to XY Ash constantly.
...so you're saying Serena made that website?
>it's actually Serena disguised as a new girl
>Ash is obviously to disguises so it totally works
>using Bing Translator for the Japanese
already knew that but it wasn't justified? I can' think on another way to say "do you like me?" without pronouns and keeping the politeness. But then, I'm a newfag in japanese so I don't know
>tfw most people on 4chan don't even know what "rape the maids" even means or when and where it comes from
Regular spaghettifag here. Holy crap, is she autistic, down to the analysis of Ash's supposed current age. Kinda want to contact her to organize irl fan gatherings though, it'd be fun.
>someone somewhere actually drew Green Maki
It still hurts, even after this time