Rumour's leaking that Ash will finally win a Pokemon league and the show will end. Why aren't you watching Pokemon X and Y /a/?
He won't and Serena will be forgotten like all of his other girlfriends.
I'll laughing at all of those posts in the archive delusional enough to think anyone will ever win the Ashbowl when X/Y ends.
Being the number 1 non-Elite Four/Champion Trainer in a region is too big a deal. You can still justify Ash's losses to Gym Leaders and other lesser trainers if he only makes it into the top 4. You can't justify him losing to Gym Leaders if he wins a regional tournament and actually becomes skilled enough to earn the right to challenge the Elite Four.
Watching Ash "earn" half his badges without actually beating the Gym Leader is "better" to you?
I was honestly getting pretty annoyed at how he couldn't rein in his fucking Charizard for so goddamn long.
Not in the anime. In the anime, the Battle Frontier has some strong Trainers, but they're not necessarily Elite Four-tier.
In-universe, the Elite Four and Champion are the strongest. The Frontier Brains are just a bunch of strong trainers who were scouted by Scott. The battle difficulty doesn't actually match up to their story reputations.
anyway, if this ends is because Youkai Watch is shitting on Pokemon. Both the games and the anime are brainwashing the current generation of lazier japanese kids that don't care about gameplay.
Why is it such a problem if Ash never wins a League, anyway? In the anime, winning the League is fucking huge. It's not just grinding your way to level 70 and trouncing a bunch of sub-bosses with shitty mons with static levels. It's like saying an athlete is shit because they're not an Olympic Gold medalist, or saying a scientist is unintelligent because they didn't win the Nobel Prize. Winning a League Tournament is the equivalent of being the best fucking Trainer in that entire region, just behind the Elite Four. If you win the tournament, you are officially one of maybe a hundred or so best trainers in the world. In a population of 6 billion where most of that number is composed of Trainers, that's fucking amazing.
>i promisse i will date you
>Why was the original pokemon anime so much better?
The man that directed LoGH directed Pokemon before The company gave him the boot because he wanted to end Ash's journey after the first movie with another by finding dinosaur bones and accidentally reviving it and having the entire Pokemon race turn on humans; leaving Pikachu and Meowth to be the only ones able to save the world
Also, the director hated misty fans but the old anime team around him actually made footage of ending the first movie with a time skip when misty is an adult and with her daughter being a carbon copy of Ash's face; implying they married and Ash followed his fathers footsteps
I wish I was joking. No one agreed with each other, the director left, and the team scrapped the idea. Because new MC means no money, apparently
I have been since the series started. My hopes for a league win has been going since Sinnoh before BW kicked me down, but i dream.
>he wanted to end Ash's journey after the first movie with another by finding dinosaur bones and accidentally reviving it and having the entire Pokemon race turn on humans; leaving Pikachu and Meowth to be the only ones able to save the world
That sounds really dumb.
Basically, it never happened because marketing were greedy gooks
That's still amazing. By making it into the top 4 of Sinnoh, Ash is officially the ninth-best Trainer in that entire region.
You're probably not even the thousanth-best in anything.
I never understood why Ash got so much shit for this. He's a kid that makes single digit placing in most of the major leagues he attend. No matter the region. In an event that his society runs on.
I'm troubled by the lack of Gary in this thread
Unova, like Kanto and Hoenn, is a single region in the whole of Pokemon-America.
It's like how Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh are all part of Pokemon-Japan. There are probably other regions beyond Unova in whatever continent it's part of.
>Do kids even care about Pokemon anymore?
Only toddlers and autists/hikkimoris/neets; and part time working women
LITERALLY LOLI ASH. And I thought Toriyama was bad
Alright thanks for clearing that up, though I'm a bit shocked Ash traveled overseas so much. But doesn't that mean being a Unova champion means jack shit? I mean there's 51 states or something in burgerland right? 1/51? The fuck?
Not even him, but your pretty much using that term incorrectly. All you're doing is insulting other since you can't actually continue an argument.
>Top 16 in Kanto
>Top 8 in Johto
>Top 8 in Hoenn
>Top 4 in Sinnoh
>Top 8 in Unova
Honestly, if anything, his making it into the Top 16 in Kanto was bullshit. Ash was a fucking terrible Trainer back then, and two of his major victories were complete flukes. How the fuck do you win a tournament match using Pokemon you've never fucking trained before? And then he loses because he still can't fucking get his Charizard to obey him. How do you think the trainers who lost to him felt when they saw that? They must have felt completely disgusted with themselves over losing to someone so utterly incompetent.
>>Ash has casual sex, never ties the knot, and just runs away leaving someone else to take responsibility
It's funny because the director (Takeshi Shudo) wrote on the official Pokemon light novels back then that Ash's father abandoned Deliah; leaving her to divorce him while he left and vowed to reject every mans proposal to her for marriage
Fandom and vibes? That's the best you got? They always wish for the best before being utterly crushed by someone like Tobias and the writers who see pokemon as a tool to market their games and merchandise to kids.
That shit would have been legendary, dumb or not. So much better than anything having to do with Tracy.
>hurr durr I'm gonna assume you're a big loser who never achieved anything
>not projecting one's own insecurities
Sure thing faggot. Next time you wanna use the 'Not even him' line you might wanna leave out the shitty reaction images that tell me you're anally devastated.
No. Pokemon-world works different from real world. Places are divided into regions, not states. Basically, the entire world follows the Japan-standard. Real world Kanto is made up of over half a dozen prefectures. Unova's basically the equivalent of at least half a dozen or more states. Probably more since Unova's larger than Kanto, and Kanto shares its League with Johto.
So you're saying >>120605571 is wrong?
Make up your damn minds. Either way it's stupid. Unova is fucking too tiny to represent America. Being 1/51 champions is like saying you got in the preliminaries of the WC.
But the game doesn't make Unova seem much larger than Kanto. Probably because game reasons but the sense of scale is disappointing in game.
Anime whatever, Ash is filthy rich and could probably fly around the globe a hundred times with pocket change from beating up scrubs by now.
pokemon logic, it can't be helped. Stop being so devastated that it's not like IRL logic.
Unova is connected to a whole unexplored continent (for all we know). Unova REGION was only inspired by america, not the stand in for all things having to do with america in the pokemon world
Gen 1 is really weird. It also makes references to shit like Indian Elephants.
I'm guessing Mew was discovered in Pokemon-equivalent South America, but it's hard to say.
Continents and countries aren't really mentioned in Pokemon. Even though Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh are all probably connected to some extent, the word "Japan" has never actually been used in the context of the series' world. So how the various governments work and how they're all connected is extremely vague.
>implying this guy wont kick his ass
Yes. If you scroll down to real world locations mentioned here:
you can see the full extent of the list. I mean in B/W they referenced the pacific ocean in poliwrath's entry.
In the anime, winning the Battle Frontier doesn't mean jack shit. Frontier Brains are still below the Elite Four in the anime's canon. As proof, even if Ash can win the Battle Frontier, he still can't beat a single member of any Elite Four.
But he's not talking about beating the Elite Four. He means the League tournament. Like in Gen 1 vs the other kid with the Pikachu. Or the time he got wrecked by the Darkrai and Latios cheater in DP.
>implying Ash shouldn't have beaten Gary in the finals after the Johto arc, then failed during the Elite Four challenge so the show could end with him triumphing but still on his quest to improve
New MC fucking never. Fuck Pikachu.
I firmly believe Gary should be the rival in every Pokemon game. No, I don’t care if he’s 45 by the time Diamond and Pearl or whatever is out.
He should also continue to be a total dick like he was from day 1. He was 10 years old driving around a convertible and had bitches at his beck and call. This should continue.
Whenever you enter a cave and come out with all your Pokemon are at 3 hit points? Gary appears.
Get through Team Rocket HQ, out of any healing items with your best team reduced to rubble? Gary rolls up in his Mercedes.
When you finally attain all the badges you need, with your favorite Pokèmon battered and beaten? Yeah, Gary.
All your Pokèmon are knocked out and you’re 5 tiles away from the Pokemon Center -- Guess who just blocked the entrance way and says he challenges you to a fight?
Fuck yeah, Gary Oak
Winning a league tournament means much more than beating the Battle Frontier.
In-universe, the Battle Frontier's nothing more than a collection of strong trainers. They're not as strong as a tournament winner.
>He should also continue to be a total dick like he was from day 1.
No, that would scare children. It's also why the neighbors in the new Animal Crossing never get as angry as they did on the Gamecube, it scared children.
It might just happen, especially with one of the Elite Four being a part of the villain group as well.
What rumours? Those are mostly wishful thinking from /vp/
I want Serena to marry Satoshi because that little slut is just too cute
This is the way the show should have been. This niggas swag is off the charts.
How come gary is all grown up and mature but ash isn't?
>Ash makes it to the league.
>Works his way through to the finals.
>So close to his goal.
>Who should show up?
>Gary mother fucking Oak.
>He's out of retirement and he's here for revenge
>Still using his old team
>Stronger than fucking ever
Pokemon Adventures anime when?
>Ash looks at Serena, rethinks all his life.
>Finds what he was looking for all the time
>Sends out Greninja and activates sweep mode.
>Ash becomes new Nate >Champion title, dosh, and super cute girlfriend
Yup, its no big deal get some ugly grills an go to dates at least.
Where's the fun in that, I may as well just go with my daki. At least I'll be able to tolerate it instead of an ugly girls banter.
>She get rejected by ash
>She goes to different journey.
>Ash stays with Pikachu
>New quest begins.
I don't care about shipping, I just wanted ash to fucking grow the fuck up.
>tfw no Origins show with each seasons basically being a different game
>no RGB season
>no HGSS season
>no RSORAS season
It hurts a bit. But then I just watch Build Fighters and hope it stops sucking.
Well, he was said to be 10, not that he barely became 10 in BW, so if anything he's 11 come XY, but they're just keeping his age vague along with Serena's, so the two of them are the same age.
I hate that Japan keeps him eternally 10 like people are retards. the X/Y protagonist and hell the B/W protagonist are not even 10 anymore so there is no need to keep Ash as a 10 year old.
It's more convenient for the writers and producers to keep him ten forever, and it's better for the core audience. Your opinions don't really matter, since they're not making the show for you.
It's like wanting Elmo or Big Bird to grow up.
>mfw the end reveals Ash died on the spearrow attack at the beginning of the series and all of it was him imagining what could've been
Serena and Serena are different characters. You can tell which is which by the color of their collar.
Though I would not have minded them using the ~16-17 Serena as an older-sister type to Ash.
Like I said, the passage of time doesn't matter.
A whole year passed between Ash leaving Pallet and returning to Viridian to obtain the Earth Badge. In the Pikachu short for the third movie, he celebrates his one year anniversary with Pikachu. Months are repeatedly stated to pass, anniversaries are everywhere, Christmas specials came and went, and Ash is still ten-years-old.
You want him to age, but that's just not gonna happen. This isn't the first time this "x months have passed" thing happened, it probably won't be the last, and it will never have any actual bearing on Ash's age.
The shorts were never canon and the original only used "a while" for that return to Viridian. A summary uses "a year" but the actual show uses "a while". Unless you're basing this off of the dub?
23 and only been on one actual date but had several girlfriends.
It never works out because they say I'm boring and spend too much time on the internet. Haha like I give a fuck.
>Ash traveled all these regions in a month and 2 weeks
This is nuts
>he doesn't go back to his one true love, Misty.
>picks some slut that has probably been pregnant gang banged multiple times by faceless old men for fun.
>it does not help that my ideal girl would be 10yo
Shudo hated misty fans for spamming his webmail back then, and the team took his only promise of not letting Misty win when she was supposed to in the first place.
Move on, people who grew up with Pokemon did. They know anime is a money pot just for money and nothing else
Yeah, just less use of actual weapons and more use of his body as a weapon.
>ITT: beta overlord trying to play it cool stuttering like faggots
If you're older than 20 and never been on a date you should stop watching anime. If 3d pussy doesn't want you chances are than 2d doesn't as well.
Are you all ready for Serena to get a haircut?
I wish the anime pokemon fights weren't so garbage. Do you really need to tell your pokemon to dodge attacks? They aren't even limited to 4 moves either, think of all the horseshit strategies you could do. But nope, just spam the signature attack over and over again.
Why the fuck do people act as though Ash not aging is somehow even noteworthy.
It's a fucking kids show. It'd be weirder if he did age. At least they don't do the bullshit where they have birthdays but stay the same age. They handle it pretty well.
Do you dumbasses also think Nobita should be in his 40's now?
If she's that cute then fucking yes.
b-but they age in naruto and one piece
Doesn't make her immune to being a slut.
Those two are considerably less childish than Pokemon.
I don't believe it has an official demographic but the anime certainly leans more towards Komodo than Shounen, at least in overall tone.
Have you never watched this show? Every generation he abandons all his pokemon except for pikachu and catches only new ones to hype up the new gen.
Obviously you wouldn't know if you don't play the games.
B-but gamefreak said that if it has a high bst it's automatically good!
5 EST right?
It's a fan thing, actually being duel-typed used to be considered a requirement so a lot of people still don't consider goodra one.
>Had Pickachu for fucking years
>It still gets rekt from the stupidest of shit
It's the name used by the battle community in Smogon that ranks Pokemon based on battle capacity and shit. The name's used for the regional bird Talonflame because it's one of the top Pokemon in the battle scene. Ash has the pre-evolution of it.
I am quite impressed that pokemon and YGO are quite focusing on shipping for reasons i dont know why but i wonder what stopping pokemon to do something like pic related or maybe because it will create massive shitstorm.
>ending a show that advertises the game when they can still milk on it.
That rumors are retarded.
If it has shit nature/IVs/EVs, uses shit moves, uses no item, and is a shit pokemon, even being level 100 wont save it from being bad.
It makes perfect sense.
Wasn't Pikachu fucked from Zekroms foreshadowing magic?
Pikachu is a gary sue.
Ash also said he was travelling for 3 months, and showed blatant interest in a girl in that episode.
This was also the season where Bulbasaur used whirlwind, and there were real fish and cows.
I hope Ash doesn't win this league. I always pictured Ash losing every league then going back to Kanto and stomping everyone there for the big finale.
Getting rid of Ash and Pikachu and putting new main characters is like getting rid of Nobita and Doraemon and making new main characters, or getting rid of Naruto or getting rid of Conan.
I just don't get why anyone would want it. Ash and Pikachu are basically a staple of the series. You all remember what happened with "cool new Team Rocket". You guys pretend to want things to change but then complain when they actually do. The writers just know better than to pull of of that "new MC crap" Just like the game developers know better than to make a game where you "playthrough all the regions".
When these things are factors in a multi-billion franchise, you just don't take big risks like that that are unnecessary and are more than likely to drive more people away, than bring them in. Origins was a flop too. I don't think anytime they've had a new MC, even temporarily, it was well received.
People who are whining about ash are faggots who hate kid show protagonists, he's perfectly fine and pikachu a cute.
I've watched this little faggot grow up slowly for 17 years, I'd be fucking pissed if they replaced him with some "cool new guy" like that faggot in the mega-evo specials.
This I'd be fine with.
Brendon made a quick cameo in one of the movies, some of the protags have more major roles.
>applying age to the pokemon universe
He was ten in BW and they realized how retarded it was to state this, everyones headcanon is correct.
This. You guys should be getting your fill of shitty new protags from all the specials they put out.
Well, in BW it was Cilan. Pretty flamboyant, but still cool. XY has Clemont while his sister tries hooking him up with girls a la Brock.
I really expected to hate Citron, especially considering he's the only faggot along side Ash and two best girls, but he's been pretty entertaining.
Ash should have stopped being protag after the Kanto finished. All he does is lose at the end of every season and all it shows that after 10+ years and a lvl 100 Pikachu and he's still a shitty trainer.
I really like Citron. He has quite a lot of personality compared to Ash's past male companions. Brock's only shtick was his flirting, otherwise I think he went whole episodes without even talking. Especially after Johto.
Citron is pretty entertaining and he's helpful when he needs to be and he's a genuinely good older brother. His machine invention gags are still well written too.
What I also really like is their attention to detail on how unfit he is. Hes always running behind or falling or something like that. Normally they'd forget about something liek that 80% of the time and have him run at the same spped with the group.
Also Yuki Kaji is pretty pleasing to listen to and he does a really good job with him.
He manipulated both time and space to force himself into a her past just so that he can get a tickle of that ass crack before leaving her for his next victim
/a/ please listen, I need to say this.
In my entire life, my dick has never been as ready for anything as it is for Serenas haircut. Every time I think about it, I start getting antsy and my heart starts beating faster. I don't know how I'm going to deal with it when it happens, I don't think there will be enough doujins in the world to satisfy my lust.
How do I cope with this?
why he fits the role of the standard "never ending" anime main character. not op yet not shitty where he is irrelevant with a never give up attitude to give kids something to "look up to"
>Takes out legendarys
>Proceeds to job to a fucking Eevee and even a fucking Magikarp at one point
I haven't watched this show in years.
Are Team Rocket still around?
>Game and anime based around "catching them all"
>He letsall the legendaries escape and doesn't evolve his pokemons
>anime based around "catching them all"
No. The motto for the anime was always just "Get Pokemon!".
>doesn't evolve his pokemons
I never even got this meme. What does it mean? Do people think that trainers force their pokemon to evolve? Ash has never prevented a pokemon of his from evolving.
Well, he did one time, but he only did it to have Gligar get a bit better before having him evolve into Gliscor.
XY > DP > Kanto > AG > Johto >> shit > BW >>>> Orange Archipelago
Serena and Eureka make XY best despite DP having an amazing League.
AG was so-so, but I missed most of the battle frontier series so I might be being too harsh.