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>Citronic Gear On's music rips:
>The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV trailer:
>Pokémon XY&Z trailer:
>Movie 19: Pokémon the Movie XY 3 [Summer 2016]
>Hoopa manga scanlation project
>XY Special: The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV [Oct 29th]
>XY&Z01: The Explosive Birth of Z! That Which Lies Hidden in Kalos!! [Oct 29th]
>XY&Z02: Hot-blooded Quilladin! Squishy is Being Targeted!! [Nov 5th]
>XY&Z03: Mega Audino VS Giga Giga Meowth!! [Nov 12th]
>XY&Z04: Litleo and Pyroar! A Fiery Departure!! [Nov 19th]
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?
Ask Bonnie about it.
>Where did Mariya Ise go?
Maternity leave. Mika Kanai is temporarily filling in for her as Eureka while she's gone.
>Muh subs when?
[PM] is subbing XY, but their releases can happen any time of the week.
>Muh dubs when?
October 24th, A Legendary Photo Op!
NEXT: POCKET MONSTERS XY&Z 1-HOUR PREMIERE COMMEMORATION SPECIAL (OCTOBER 29th)
>The new series finally starts! Today we will air an extravagant 1 hour long double episode special.
>Today we're showing an extravagant 1-hour double episode special consisting of "The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV" and episode 1 of the new series "Pocket Monsters XY&Z", "The Explosive Birth of Z! That Which Lies Hidden in Kalos!!"!!
>In "The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV", we've finally reached the final act! And in "The Explosive Birth of Z! That Which Lies Hidden in Kalos!!", Satoshi and his friends meet a mysterious, squishy Pokémon the Pokémon Zukan has no data on!? And then, Satoshi and Alan finally... Don't miss these shocking new developments!
>"The Strongest Mega Evolution: Act IV"
>Kensho Ono: Alan
>Mikako Komatsu: Manon
>Yuka Terasaki: Harimaron
>Hideaki Tezuka: Fleur-de-lis
>Kenichi Suzumura: Daigo
>Kensuke Sato: Lizardon
>Hiroshi Tsuchida: Platane
>Akeno Watanabe: Pachira
>Kiyotaka Furushima: Hellgar
>Katsuhiro Tokuishi: Staff Member A
>Isamu Yusen: Staff Member B
>Noriko Shitaya: Trainer A
>Tsuguo Mogami: Fushigibana
>Chinatsu Akasaki: Joy
>"The Explosive Birth of Z! That Which Lies Hidden in Kalos!!"
>Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
>Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
>Mayuki Makiguchi: Serena
>Yuki Kaji: Citron
>Mika Kanai: Eureka
>Megumi Sato: Dedenne
>Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
>Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
>Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
>Yuji Ueda: Sonansu
>Akane Fujita: Bara
>Rinko Natsuhi: Akebi
>Karin Nanami: Correa
>Sayuri Hara: Momiji
>Yuka Terasaki: Onbat
>Hitomi Nabatame: Harimaron
>Unsho Ishizuka: Narration
POKÉMON NO UCHI ATSUMARU? EPISODE 4 (Oct 25th)
XY&Z02: Hot-blooded Quilladin! Squishy is Being Targeted!! (Nov 5th)
>With the legendary Pokémon Squishy now part of their group, Ash and his friends continue their journey towards Snowbelle Gym. As Serena is practicing for her Tripokalon during a break, a wild Quilladin suddenly appears before her. It appears this Quilladin has fallen in love with Eevee at first sight...
XY&Z03: Mega Audino VS Giga Giga Meowth!! (Nov 12th)
>The group encounters a Joy trapped behind a rock. She guides them to a Pokémon Center, but they're unable to actually enter it!?
XY&Z04: Litleo and Pyroar! A Fiery Departure!! (Nov 19th)
>A Litleo was about to leave its pride in order to live on its own! However, a mysterious shadow with its eyes fixed on it...
Didn't Ash abandon the rhythm strategy though? I think it would have been a much better sign of skill if he was able to count down the time, while maintaining the commands of the battle.
So what was up with the end of the episode, with Team Rocket? Was it the usual stuff of foreshadowing that the TRio will help out during Team Flare like they usually end up doing against the villain groups?
Did you really thought the would start with the shit that early?
This is technically not father-son, so what should we call this rasengan
gotta need breathing room anon
>What that a new song playing when they were counting down the timing to the last Future Sight? Sounded like some halloween type music.
No, I think it was "The Escape 1" from the Kyurem movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFYy6AQ44bs
someone said they wanted this in a webm?
They should have made the ceiling look more heterogeneous. All you could really see moving for a part of it, due to the uniform navy blue color of the ceiling, was the arches. That made it look like the camera wasn't rotating but rather the arches themselves were moving.
>letting Olympia set up
what the fuck ash
Eevee is the Axew of this generaction, perfect to easily write filler episodes
You know we are gonna have a filler of pic related during the league arc
who knew hand posing is a requirement for trainers
I still love the final Orange Islands Gym battle with Pikachu/Charizard Vs. Alakazam/Marowak.
Its kind of ironic the first double battle of the anime happens during the Gen 1 era....5 years before Gen III would actually make them canon.
>still no double battle with ash & serena destroying their opponents
I know the battles aren't her focus, but i still would like to see a full double battle with them
Who knew Talonflame was a ballerina and ninja
>tfw Frogadier would be an NFL first-round draft pick as a defensive end or linebacker with his tackling ability
too much to webm for the gym battle
Can someone Photoshop talonflame and ninja frog on the faces?
Did Olympia just give Serena an idea for her free performances?
I loved this attack
How the hell did they take 2 Future Sights and a bunch of Dark Pulses and not get KO'd
Future Sight is supposed to be strong as fuck, hell its the strongest Psychic move there is outside of Psystrike
love and determination.
Has Serena given Ash leglock love like Frogadier has?
she better step it up otherwise is no love or octopus.
Pantsu view, gym destroying erections, and just general erections.
And a reason to smile again.
>probably missed some scenes
>2 episodes next week
More people need to realize Ash has a legitimately attractive personality, it's not strange how he attracts so many girls.
>very positive attitude
>never gives up
>always tries his hardest
>has faith that you will do the same and try just as hard
Whether it be guy or grill this stuff is genuinely attractive in people.
Take note faggots, be more like Ash.
so Ash gets pretty royally fucked by this dude.
avalugg laughs off super effective physical hits from both birds, and mega obama fucks up both greninja and pikachu. noivern gets fucked in general.
what will he do? and don't say charizard, he won't bring back old mons before the league.
He won't lose to Wulfric. Ash has always beaten the 8th Gym leader on his first try in every region.
For some reason the writers never have him lose to the 8th Gym which is weird, because they're usually hyped up as the strongest Gym of the saga but Ash always wins
>Waited over 6 months for leprechaun and that edgy bastard
>Ends up getting edgy bastard with even more psychological problems and qt leprechaun is most likely going to end up in her grave
Why is this allowed?
This entire gym battle delivered in the goosebump department. Like, holy shit.
I espeically loved the music in these scenes.
Would anyone happen to know what it's called?
Since some of you remarked on how much you liked the music in XY93, here are the BGM tracks from the episode. This list runs in chronological order, but I don't have exact timestamps right now:
B/W (Remixed): Title Screen
B/W (Remixed): Pokémon League
X/Y: Wild Pokémon Battle
X/Y: Battle Spot
Unknown (maybe from a movie?)
M14 (Remixed): The Sword Castle out of Control! Reshiram Version (title via pocketmonsters.net)
M15: The Escape 1
Unknown Battle Theme (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-crnRKLgKo)
X/Y: Mega Volt
X/Y: Victory! Trainer
B/W (Remixed): Unity Tower
M14 (Remixed): Entering the Cave (title via pocketmonsters.net)
X/Y: Congratulations on Entering the Hall of Fame!
>want to catch up the anime
>shitty netbook can't play files in mkv, the framerate drop like a video games and the audio lags
I spent two nights trying to find a program capable of running mkv files, but I just can't. Is there 480p/360p torrents of this current season?
What's the appropriate non-context caption for this
I mean he could also take out a phone and start a timer or use a watch but he doesn't have either of those devices. Pikachu did it instead. All it did was be a clock/alarm so that's fine.
I'm ready for some motherfucking calendars.
No way, you must be hallucinating. No way that butler outfit and green tie can be anything like Cilan.
I can see Wulfric beating him due to the line he says in the games 'I could be your most challenging opponent yet or I could be a total pushover'
Seeing as Ash has steamrolled every Gym, would be interesting to see Wulfric wall him. Plus Wulfric uses very tanky slow mons like a polar opposite of Ash (except Cryogonal but I can see that being replaced with something else)
Ramos = Olympia > Clemont > Korrina > Viola > Grant = Valerie
Olympia's had better animation but Ramos had the surprise factor
Clemont was great animation wise but I still don't like how Goodra was handled
Korrina was pretty shit, sure it was pretty but her team was pathetic
Viola is good but lacks compared to the later battles
Grant and Valerie were just full retard
>Korrina was pretty shit, sure it was pretty
>sure it was pretty
Aren't you confusing Korrina and Valerie there?
Will the mega evolution Meganium At what time would have appeared ...
But seriously why did they give Grant a fucking Onix
Haven't we had enough fucking Onix over the years? Onix is so boring, its way too big so all they do is stand there like a huge pile of shit and maybe flail a little because animating it actually moving around a lot is too difficult
It hurts everytime you remind us...
She did trauma. Good enough.
You know, Olympia's battle really makes us ask the following question:
Why isn't Iwane animating ALL gym battles?
Pretty much all non-Iwane gyms automatically gets degraded quality-wise due to bad to average animation. (Clemont's gym being the only exception.)
>"The long-awaited anime series "Pocket Monsters XY&Z" finally starts airing! The ending theme for this notable anime series will be sung by Little Glee Monster. This girl group is on a roll!"
song written by sako.
>Still, overall I feel XY is still clearly - not vastly, but clearly - inferior to DP and will be even after XY&Z concludes. DP had its fair share of problems, but imho it’s already too late for XY to catch up to that level of storytelling, consistency, and handling of key characters such as villains and rivals. Maybe the next series will, but I doubt it.
Based Sushi telling it like it is. XY faggots rekt.
DP > XY.
The DP being mentioned there is from start to finish anon. The fact that DP has Galactic whereas XY's evil team is in XYZ should be a point.
And besides, so what if Sushi says DP is better? She ain't god.
So basically, DP is only better because of Paul being there?
>went to the biggest gaming convention in the country
>found Triforce Heroes for 29€ and the Mewtwo amiibo for 9€, both day-one
>got TH signed by Satoru Shibata and took a pic with him
>got noticed by a TPC representative due to the Mewtwo amiibo and picked for a live Pokémon quiz
>won and got some cool Pokémon prizes
Shit, today my autism was satisfied hardcore.
Gaogao was written specifically for the movie, so it's unlikely they had too much input in what it would be like. It's the one song you SHOULDN'T use an example of what the group is like.
Have my ugly TH-holding mug on the left with Shibata's moe-ass face on the right.
Holy fuck, I haven't watched the anime in years, why is the animation looking so great, where did that budget come from?
It's a crazy world when Pokemon has better fight scenes than DBSuper
I only bought Zelda and Mewtwo, everything else was in the winner swag bag, including the Mario Maker bag itself. The book on the right is the Kalos Pokedex.
>No "NEXT TIME... A NEW BEGINNING!"
New series fags BTFO
>I don't care fact that the characters, setting and progression are all the same! Putting a Z in front makes it a completely different series
I hope you guys weren't this autistic when BW Season 2 was announced
That's what I mean, Toei is fucking shit, and Pokemon's animation was always as shitty or worse, suddenly it's better than that and probably better than at least half of the anime airing currently.
>curious about other people's opinion of this ep
>gets sidetrack on the "XYZ ED" thread
>immediately after a few posts
>"I bet they'll sing a cutesy song. So much for a dark series LMAO"
I'm sorry I disobeyed you guys for going to the forums.
We're still kind of waiting for subs from last episode.
Yes, it says "Frogadier, use Water Gun".
>pistola de agua
>not the classic chorro de agua like in the old dub
I mean if you are going full retard go all the way
>taking a picture instead of a screenshot
you should avoid the place like the plague
you get terrible posters there with this "MUH OPINIONS" shit, when they make a terrible post and you try to refute them they go "but this my opinion!"
there are a few good posters there but what's the point, they probably post here judging by how some of their posts go
>Thing is Ash actually shows an interest in Serena.
there is this meme again
Does anyone else hope she appears? Steven still being here, as well as the Pokedex Z makes me think the ORAS hype is still going strong.
She's attached to the lore of Mega Evolution just as much as Ash and Alain and she can provide another perspective on things
Hell she can be the one to show off Mega Salamemce
It's not going to be 100% yet but his behavior in general has been pretty different with Serena over past girls. It's why you get Ash doing things that goes against what's expected of him.
hopefully, I want Emma to be in the anime too eventually.
Thing I like about XY is all the extra exposition it gives to the characters from the games. If it wasn't for these past two episodes, we'd all still think Olympia is a massive waste of space.
They could really make the story a lotmore interesting with Zinnia involved. I mean shit, her name starts with Z.
Frankly, all characters with their own stories in XY and ORAS deserve to appear. Lisia can be used for Tripokalons or showcase Contests like Wallace did. Emma is with Team Flare and her story can get interesting if Looker returns. Zinnia is self explanatory.
Even that guy with the Flygon appear
>Polish Dub airs Brobowl
>they paired it up with Citroid episode
>tfw your dub manages hype better than nips
Not that guy, but this is the biggest they have.
>confusing friendship with romance
Ash gives her as much interest as any other girl. The only difference is that Serena has a crush on Ash, yet you choose get blind sighted by the shipping glasses you got on to think Ash has shown interest in Serena.
POKÉMON NO UCHI ATSUMARU? EPISODE 4 (Oct 25th)
>Pokémon Sommelier Sako Presents Anime Recommendation / 'Pokénds...' in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Part 2 / Abareru-kun and Sako Battle!
There's our title.
>implying it's too late when it'd work even better now
>Sako will never write a character song for Cilan sung by Miyano.
Most serebii users are terrrible now. All they do is complain about the anime.
I remember a decade ago Serebii actually had good posters who geuninely liked the anime like Gravy, V-Faction, Alfonso, S.Suikun, Yamato-San and we were all in the fandom when AG was airing and discussed the good and low points of the anime like gentlemen.
Gravy was around till about 2012 or so. Guys like V-Faction, Alfonso, S.Sukin all largely stopped posting around when DP was airing.
I really loved the online fandom when AG was airing. Its like we all had the same opinions back then because we all returned to the anime after Johto's repetitiveness for the AG series, and everyone was a huge May fanboy. The fact that we all used to have regular threads on how hot May was and talk about AG forever, its one of my fondest moments of being in the pokemon fandom back in 2004-2006.
>we pride ourselves on taking that extra bit of time to make sure that the information we’re presenting is accurate to the best of our ability
Tumblr is celebrating asexual Pokemon characters week. They put characters like Iris, N, Solidad, Barry and Ursula there:
What the fuck is up with this.
Maybe this is the reason why she's such a
>anons thinking shitfus will show
hope you faggots enjoy more Daigo
I actually stopped watch the anime in mid BW and I've now caught up to the first episode of the Unova league. I wonder if this league will be as good as the one in D/P. Let's find out.
>The next Wallace Cup gets held in Kalos.
>May appears to compete.
>Lisia is a judge.
>Serena tries her hand in contests.
>The writers get a reason to mention Dawn
or bring her back as well because why the fuck not.