Welcome to the Pokémon Anime Discussion Thread. Talk about new episodes, old episodes, upcoming episodes, anime Pokégirls, sub releases, discuss, speculate, bitch and moan, etc., etc.
>Citronic Gear On's music rips:
>Pokémon XY&Z trailer:
>Movie 19: Pokémon the Movie XY 3 [Summer 2016]
>Hoopa manga scanlation project
>XY&Z03: Mega Audino VS Giga Giga Meowth!! [Nov 12th]
>XY&Z04: Litleo and Pyroar! A Fiery Departure!! [Nov 19th]
>XY&Z05: Pikachu Dreams of Squishy! [Nov 26th]
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?
November 7th, A Trip Down Memory Train!
The Strongest Mega Evolution Act IV SUBS:
NEXT: POCKET MONSTERS XY&Z03: MEGA TABUNNE VS GIGA GIGA NYARTH!! (NOVEMBER 12TH)
>Joy and her assistant Tabunne get in a huge quarrel! What will Satoshi do? Also, if you participate in today's data broadcast, you will receive a universal serial code with which you can obtain a "level 100 Zygarde" in your video game.
>The woman Satoshi and his friends rescue in a forest turns out to be a slightly eccentric Joy who researches Mega Evolution. Satoshi and the others head to the Pokémon Center together with her, but they don't get to enter it! Apparently Joy's assistant Tabunne is angry at her for just leaving like that all the time. Satoshi and his friends do their best to make the two reconcile, but then the Rocket Gang shows up!
>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
>Hiroshi Tsuchida: Platane
>Chinatsu Akasaki: Joy
>Shiho Kokido: Tsutomu
>Miyako Ito: Chief Nurse
>Unsho Ishizuka: Narration
>"The three-week-straight data broadcast giveaway campaign"
>In today's data broadcast, a "universal serial code" for receiving a "level 100 Zygarde" in your Pocket Monsters X/Y/Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire" video game will be announced!
>*the exact timing of the "universal serial code" announcement varies by television.
>How to receive:
>Once the show has started, press the d-button on your remote to participate in the data broadcast. Then, use the button in the top right of the data broadcast screen to enter the screen where the "universal serial code" can be seen. Finally, enter the announced "universal serial code" in a Nintendo 3DS "Pocket Monsters X/Y/Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire" video game that's connected to the Internet to obtain the Pokémon.
POKÉMON NO UCHI ATSUMARU? EPISODE 6 (Nov 8th)
XY&Z04: Litleo and Pyroar! A Fiery Departure!! (Nov 19th)
>As Ash and his friends continue their journey, they witness a Litleo about to leave its pride in order to live on its own. However, in addition to Ash and his friends, a mysterious shadow has its eyes fixed on the Litleo as well.
XY&Z05: Pikachu Dreams of Squishy! (Nov 26th)
Wonder how this is going to be in-game.
Honestly, can we just admit that the battle vs Olympia was 3 v 2, and that Ash had to use an outside means to win because he's struggled against Psychic types many times?
To the anon who wanted the Infernape vs Electivire episode, I'll save you the trouble of waiting for a slow torrent. https://mega.nz/#!1BsBVRIb!aw5257hCaKX_wvHLGFBh337N7ngVgt3Ic0ys0VDKxqM
"Pikachu deserves a lot of credit for that win."
Are you blind? You know that is essentially saying it took the teamwork of Ash, Pikachu, Frogadier, and Talonflame to beat Olymipa and her two Pokemon right?
See, the issue is that you cannot rely on another ten years because the fans might just lose heart. Make one huge mistake like B/W and people will throw tantrums, but it will be fine if you get good soon; make another huge mistake in a row and people will just give your product the middle finger.
He used a third Pokémon, but it didn't need to be a Pokémon. It could have been anything else to measure time, even marking it with your own foot. Using Pikachu to measure it was just easier, but not the only way, as opposed to actively using a third Pokémon, because it's not like there's any excuse to it if the rules forbid that.
Here's my slightly edited gif of it doing Water Shuriken in reverse.
>cutting out the rest of the opening in an attempt to make your statement become true
That's beyond low
>Also if you want to get into the XYZ Anime (Which is pretty much on par with The original series plot wise but with much better animation)
>All those people who probably haven't watched the anime in awhile and hopped on the "Ash never keeps Pokemon" train.
You mean besides gradual growth of Ash getting closer to actually getting farther?
It's not the same thing because no one would buy the romance subplot when they threw the one they're actually doing out. That and reverting back like they did to BW is going to have people not even get into it.
>You mean besides gradual growth of Ash getting closer to actually getting farther?
They already did that anon
Sinnoh: Top 4, beating two legendaries.
Unova: Top 8 losing to an idiot guy who didn't bring a full team.
Whose to say the new kids on the block aka the new viewers, won't just eat up a new romance subplot with Ash whenever they do one again?
>the Cells are all around watching at all times
Zygarde is watching you fap
At least lewds of her exist, unlike a certain other someone.
it's like you've never heard characters like Ryu or something
he travels the world searching for fighters to get a good battle, that's how I see Ash using the pokemon master as an excuse
Will you be watching the anime still if the hypothetical Gen X rolls around? I doubt it. And given that what, would you care if there's a new romance subplot for Ash then? Probably not, because you're not watching.
So far it hasn't, and unless enough Pokémon cry enough magic tears to bring Terufuu back from kill, we're unlikely to get Mary in her full Terufuu glory, at least not in the foreseeable future.
It is only until now that I realized that Joy had an Audino and that it did not fit with the other Joys because everyone else had Wigglytuff.
Clearly, Wigglytuff needs a mega.
She was raised in Unova. :^) Sad how she did not assimilate Kalosian culture and used a Wigglytuff.
I really really like it to be aegilash so that we can have ash as a full shounen hero.
But i think is going to be avalugg based on that it mirrors advance generation, i hope not though.
Adamant, if given the choice between XY being Ash's last series and settling down with Serena, or Ash continuing off to the Gen 7 region leaving Serena behind like past girls, what would you pick?
To a place that looks extremely comfy.
Good taste Amelle-bro
But it also has many joyful people in it too!
Did you forget what happened?
Anywhere is comfy only if you tame it.
>xyz2 its terrible
Way to fucking go writers. You dont jump immediately into "meh" territory with your new series. Imagine if xy first episode was about prism tower and garchomp then right after is bonnie getting lost in their first time out, with no character development or a capture.
That's fucking lewd
and yet cute.
While I don't recommend it at all if you don't know where the limit is lest you damage your eardrum, it does feel really weird to go past the top layer.
It feels incredibly good using swabs in the middle tunnel section.
So this "stinger/epilogue" thing at the end of this Pokemon TV segment that replaced Oak's Lecture each episode is gonna be a thing now, right?
>yfw they use it to foreshadow shit that's gonna go down in the next episode or in the following episodes not just for jokes.
>the narrators shut up for once because of how important it is
I guess its the anime's answer to other anime putting scenes after the ED rolls and before the next episode preview happens.
We really animu now
who wants to see Steven Stone playing some kind of significant role in the new series? It didn't look like his role was over in ACTIV.
Giving Shota Mega Stone and Key Stone might be a given but I want his role to be more than that. Meeting Ash again would be cool.
Well, he's still stuck in Kalos, that redhead still has the Megalith from HIS region, Manon lost her smile, and that faggot fuccboi had gone awol. I assume he'll be getting a role at least in resolving Team Flare's shenanigans.
>sometimes it will be Malva presenting the segment in her reporter persona
>somehow neither may nor dawn nor serena has caught one
Why is he so happy?
>yfw Steven literally did not know what the fuck was going on
>yfw if Steven stayed with Manon, he would have been the one to discover what was going on with Puni-chan and stopped or at least extremely delayed Lysandre's plans
Nice going, Steven. WE DIDN'T GET MAY FOR YOU!
Okay seriously, this woman, now that's getting focus, she's getting art.
My God, the art.
Artist looks familiar...same person that draws Ash being ss'd constantly?
>Artist looks familiar...
Artist is awa.
>the animation on the last episode was terrible lol
>yeah they wasted all the budget on the first eisode duh
why do people like to talk shit when they don't have any idea of how anime production works
Because happy shota is best shota
Serena should get it, it wont even be overpowered. Even Bonnie has Puni who will eventually becomes Perfect Zygarde.
so since this season is actually really great will the writers actually have a compelling reason for Ash's inevitable loss in the pokemon league instead of copping out like they did in Sinnoh?
>the Ash Greninja synchronization makes Ash feel the damage Greninja receives
>he keeps it a secret because he needs that power to win
>final match in the league
>the final attack causes a huge explosion but Greninja manages to keep standing
>Ash is declared winner
>"And all that'll be left is pure white Ash."
if you pay attention to the batle you will notice that legendaries were beatable. ash was really good but he wasnt THAT good.
and I see more or less the same ash in XY. he probably lose in the semi final battle again
Now I am intrigued, /vp/. Let's say this guy somehow finds out about Ash-Greninja, how it works and how it's activated.
Those two fought to no end to prove each other who's way of training was superior and, after their last battle, though Ash won, it was clear the superiority was slim, as Infernape couldn't even stay up for too long. Then, Ash unleashes a power that can only be achieved through a love link between trainer and Pokémon. How would Paul react to that?
His heart isn't pure enough just Vegeta who couldn't become SSJ3.
With his back toward Satoshi, Shinji says "Satoshi, I was wrong." No more words spoken afterwards. But from that day on forth, though Shinja remained cold and strict in his training, there was now a little warmth in him that he refused to show, though his Pokemon knew, and they were glad.
meme magic is real
we nardo then, and we nardo now
my anti-Serena coming back when?
POKÉMON NO UCHI ATSUMARU? EPISODE 6 (Nov 8th)
>Members of the Oha Suta Pokémon Club Come to Pokenchi! / The Television Viewer Battle is Against Hyadain! / Abareru-kun's Pokemonitations are of Blue Pokémon!
>After reuniting with the ninja boy Sanpei and his Greninja, Ash and his friends get invited to a festival being held in the ninja village. The group has fun at the festival, interacting with the villagers, but suddenly trouble occurs when the village elder is abducted by a mysterious ninja army.
Also, summary for XY&Z5:
>Pikachu wakes up one night the group is camping out to find that Ash and his friends' Pokémon are all talking human language for some reason. Pikachu is completely confused, having no idea what's going on at all, but just then, it hears someone tell it "Help me!"...
I bet that episode in the back is from this episode. It was posted few days before Rica celebrated the 100th episode.
>Animation Director 小山知洋 (Tomohiro Koyama)
>Animation Director 志村泉 (Izumi Shimura)
>Episode Director うえだしげる (Shigeru Ueda)
>Screenplay 武上純希 (Junki Takegami)
>Storyboard 飯島正勝 (Masakatsu Iijima)
>Animation Director 直井由紀 (Yuki Naoi)
>Episode Director 渡辺正彦 (Masahiko Watanabe)
>Screenplay 園田英樹 (Hideki Sonoda)
>Storyboard 村野佑太 (Yuta Murano)
>Animation Director 北島勇樹 (Yuki Kitajima)
>Animation Director 中野彰子 (Akiko Nakano)
>Episode Director 渡部周 (Shuu Watanabe)
>Screenplay 武上純希 (Junki Takegami)
>Storyboard 木村哲 (Tetsu Kimura)
>Animation Director 中村路之将 (Michinosuke Nakamura)
>Episode Director 吉村文宏 (Fumihiro Yoshimura)
>Screenplay 藤田伸三 (Shinzō Fujita)
>Storyboard 樋口香里 (Kaori Higuchi)
Reminder that Sanpei predicted Froakie's potential from the very beginning. I suppose the legend of the heroic Greninja is about him.
I hope Manon follows through on this and gets her own DNA digievolution with Hari-san.
>mfw the rival Ninja village uses the Treecko evolutionary line.
>the dub kept their names
>it also kept Eureka counting their names off on her fingers and chuckling
>it did not explain in the slightest what was supposed to be funny about their names or why she counted them like that
Why is this allowed?
>There is a barrier between them
>Ash in the light
>Alan in the dark
>From his point of view, Alan has the high ground over Ash
What did they mean by this?
>Brock is significantly older than all his brothers and sisters.
>Has a much different hair color than his mother and siblings.
yfw Brock was from some random chick Flint banged before he met Lola
Is there a character that could even possibly EVEN TOUCH Lysandre? Let alone defeat him. And I’m not talking about Lysandre and hisPyroar. I’m not talking about Lysandre and his Mega Gyarados either. Hell, I’m not even talking about Lysandre imbued with the Megalith inside his own soul, with the power to control Kyogre, Groudon and Fug, all in their respective Primal and Mega formes, riding a /m/-Zygarde as he puts the world to a complete reset.
We're talking about Lysandre imbued with the Megalith inside his soul with complete power to control Kyogre, Groudon and Fug with all their respective Primals and Megas while riding on /m/-Zygarde as he puts the world to a complete while using the Megalith to channel Xerneas and Yveltal's power as he has them release and absorb energy while fusing the mechanism that allows the Ultimate Weapon to fire at will.
I made a comparison pic of Manon's expressions from each act when IV came out.
Alan needs some smile protection lessons
>Manon digivolving with Hari-san as Brave Heart plays
>That scene in act IV where Manon just can't take it anymore and brakes up to tears
Alain you are such a faggot. Just take the leprechaun with you, start living your life correctly AND BE HAPPY.
>just wanting an excuse for clothes-less Manon
>"Kensho, that's not the line"
>"Sorry, this feels oddly familiar with that other shit...MANOOOON!"
>So when Serena starts to fall for someone else in XYZ
You lost me.
Ash-Greninja is on par with a Mega, if not more powerful.
Pikachu is as powerful as the plot needs him to be.
Noibat will evolve and become a fully evolved Dragon type, raised by Ash since birth for extra "you can do it" strength.
Talonflame got some solid hits in on Moltres.
Hawlucha might be confirmed to have Mold Breaker, which would prevent someone stonewalling Ash with a bullshit ability. This is more impressive considering Hidden Abilities have been seen lately.
And there's still a sixth slot waiting to be filled. Whether it's a new capture or an old Oakmon coming back, it's sure to be a powerhouse this late in the game.
I can't fucking wait for the League.
>Aegislash can detect great leadership in a person
>Whoever it recognises is destined to become King
Kalos King and Kalos Queen
It's been there the whole time. The pottery wheel keeps on spinning.
Hawlucha never struck me as a jobber. It just demands a certain kind of fight. It wants to have a clean, straightforward, heart-on-your-sleeves battle. Most opponents don't allow for that to happen though, so it ends up losing. Taking advantage of Mold Breaker would force an opponent that relies on its ability into a good clean fight, letting Hawlucha shine.
They just need an episode for Mold Breaker to be explained and then based Ash can put it in the right situations.
What if the old man from the Cosplay Pikachu episode gave Satoshi a Light Ball as thanks, and it's being hidden until the right moment?
>Pikachu with a little Mega Stone collar, but with a Light Ball in it instead
Watching Blizzcon, they even made a Pokemon reference.
Anything that would otherwise prevent the attack from succeeding. Earthquake against any Pokémon with Levitate, for instance, or Hydro Pump against Water Absorb, Toxic against Immunity, and so on.
Who even goes to their AmourShipping page?
Pretty straightforward question. Serena is eventually going to fall for Clemont or Tierno (more likely the former) over the next 80 or so episodes we have remaining. Would you drop the series when is starts to happen?
>Screenplay 園田英樹 (Hideki Sonoda)
>yfw the mysterious shadow is
Makes no sense, because Serena barely tolerates Clemont's nerdy antics and Ash and Dawn are both fuckin dense.
This isn't Kyoryuger. So, Tomioka will never pull a Riku Sanjo and force pairings.
>unironically shipping in a children's show that's historically known to have bullshit shipping bait that gets abandoned
Ya know, now that I see the full scene, Bane appears to be a bit of a dumb-ass, unless he specifically wanted to raise suspicion.
Even without testifying survivors, the NTSB will investigate this shit. They'll invariably find the black box in the plane's tail section to hear the Mayday calls, probably hear the second plane's engine sounds get picked up on the cockpit voice recorder, the flight data recorder will show that the plane wasn't flying naturally after the second plane arrived, residue from the explosives on the tail section's forward end and forward section's aft end will be a dead giveaway that explosives were used to separate the halves, and at that point the NTSB's jurisdiction would end and the FBI would pick up the case as a terrorist or otherwise criminal act.
Even if you assume that Bane's plane had no transponder to directly indicate that it was flying in the same airspace, they're still gonna know more or less exactly what happened here.
We're not talking about police here (at least not until the FBI takes over), we're talking about people in labs who do more slow, analytic thinking than split-second wrong decisions.
Because the writers are building up to Serena/Clemont getting together
>Chespin/Pancham being bros
>Both being similar in they like to cook and create things
>an irrelevant blue ribbon and past
I know it's funny that after 90 episodes of Amour they're going to switch Serena to Clemont. Those writers...
OH MY GAWD SERENA
YOU'RE SO FUCKING KIND, LOVABLE, AND BEAU~
I'M WILLING TO MAN UP AND PUT MY LIFE ON THE LINE TO PROTECT YOUR SMILE AND PURE HEART
I'm going to learn some French cooking.
>not literally the perfect role model for people to aspire to be like
>never gives up on his goals
>never truly stops smiling
>keeps faithful in himself and always has faith in others
>selfless beyond belief
Fucking faggot, Ash changed my outlook on life when I realized the way he thinks leads to happy lives.
pls no bully ;_;
So pretty much like the Pikachu movie episode?
This also gives me vibe of that giant pokemon episode from OS
Implying that is something new