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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.

>NOT-SHIT SUBS:
http://pocketmonsters.edwardk.info/#PocketMonstersSun&MoonSubbed

>Citronic Gear On's music rips:
http://pastebin.com/C2gkFb0g

>Newfag Airing/Viewing Order Guide for XY:
https://pastebin.com/hWRkxP0F

>Preview of upcoming episodes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgpDcQEPfzg

>MOVIE 22: MEWTWO STRIKES BACK EVOLUTION (JULY 12TH, 2019)
http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/
Teaser 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEDJbEbFrXM
Trailer 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DOJ1UQceb8
KAZE TO ISSHO NI MUSIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDwO4_kMaTc
PROMO VIDEO FEAT. RITA ORA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxN76J9na7E

POKEMON MASTERS ANIME TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4w2rQq0yHU

ALOLA LEAGUE "HYPE" VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnNhwrojous
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NqnoFR-1xA

Next episode:
>SM139 - He's Born! The Alolan League Winner!! [September 15th]
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pokemon_sunmoon/episodes/

Upcoming episodes:
>SM140 - Akuziking Attacks! Operation: Z-Move!! [September 22nd]
>SM141 - TBA [September 29th]
>SM142 - Burn with Passion! Get Filled with Intensity! A Full Battle!!! [October 6th]

Shit people will ask:
>Is this season good? I haven't watched the anime in [x] years and-
It's been pretty dull and uneventful, with the occasional good episode. Watch XY instead if you haven't.

>Muh subs when?
[PM] is subbing SM. Their releases never really happen anymore ;_;

Old thread:
>>39967276
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M21 1080 RAW:
https://nyaa.si/view/1104442

SM138 RAW:
https://nyaa.si/view/1174662

SM91 SUBS:
http://pocketmonsters.edwardk.info/[PM]Pocket_Monsters_Sun_&_Moon_091_It's_an_Outbreak-chu!_The_Pikachu_Valley!![H265_10bit_720P][75504E91].mkv.torrent

NEXT: POCKET MONSTERS SUN & MOON 139 - HE'S BORN! THE ALOLAN LEAGUE WINNER!! (SEPTEMBER 15TH)
>The fierce battle between Satoshi and Gladio in the finals finally concludes!! A champion will be determined! For the first time in Alolan history! Will Satoshi win his first league?!
>We also have extravagant giveaways!

>Summary:
>Intense battles continue throughout the finals. One Pokémon on each side has been defeated, and a battle between Satoshi's Pikachu and what's revealed to be Gladio's Zoroark begins. Satoshi and Gladio's skills as Trainers can be said to be equal. Which of them will win?! The first ever champion of the Alola Pokémon League will finally be determined!! Will Satoshi win his first ever Pokémon League?!
>Also, we have giveaways today as well! Get the extravagant prizes!!

>Voice Cast:
>Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
>Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
>Daisuke Namikawa: Rotom
>Kei Shindo: Lilie
>Kaito Ishikawa: Kaki
>Reina Ueda: Mao
>Hitomi Kikuchi: Suiren
>Fumiko Takekuma: Māmane
>Keiichi Nakagawa: Professor Kukui
>Kenyu Horiuchi: Professor Okido
>Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
>Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
>Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
>Yuji Ueda: Sonansu
>Mika Kanai: Kiteruguma
>Chinami Nishimura: Nyaheat
>Ryota Iwasaki: Zoroark
>Masami Toyoshima: Hanako
>Mitsuaki Madono: Sauboh
>Sayaka Kinoshita: Lusamine
>Sachi Kokuryu: Burnet
>Chika Fujimura: Wicke
>Nobuhiko Okamoto: Gladio
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UPCOMING SHIT:

POKÉMON NO UCHI ATSUMARU? EPISODE 203 (Sep 15)

SM140 - Akuziking Attacks! Operation: Z-Move!! (Sep 22)
>The Ultra Beast Akuziking suddenly appears in the middle of the awards ceremony! Satoshi, his friends, Royal Mask and the Island Kings and Queens confront it as it starts destroying the venue.

SM141 - TBA (Sep 29)

SM142 - Burn with Passion! Get Filled with Intensity! A Full Battle!!! (Oct 6)

POCKET MONSTERS SUN & MOON BGM COLLECTION:
https://mega.nz/#!uRkkCKrY!g__WSNWQ12dYAbmASAlUiaiP1kqad66lIIGDGkKp2Fg

MOVIE 22 MANGA ADAPTATION:
CH 1: https://mangadex.org/chapter/642332
CH 2: https://mangadex.org/chapter/654538

MEWTWO! I AM HERE MANGA ADAPTATION:
CH 1: https://mangadex.org/chapter/654725
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3 days until Ash wins the league.
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I wish Takuto came back. Pure CHAD
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>>39975737
>2015
>caring about old news at this point
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Yeah Sorry.
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Real or fake?
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>>39975811
Fake, ash is still there.
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>>39975791
It's been three years after XY ended and you still see fags getting all pissy when someone says something bad about Serena, it's literally the same so I see no difference and saying otherwise Is just being an hypocrite.
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>>39975750
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>>39975737
What is he saying?
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>>39975737
Ok, so here's translations of the tweets:
>Random Twitterfag: "This legendaryfag Takuto appeared out of nowhere to prevent Satoshi from winning the league because of Reasons(tm). He mercilessly crushed Satoshi with a Darkrai and a Latios, forever burning a sense of despair into the souls of us viewers that will never go away.

>Asada: lol I'm sorry.

>Asada: I directed this episode lol

>Asada: I forgot if it was done for Reasons(tm), but back when the episode was originally made, I was like "seriously?!" lol There's no way to win against someone that uses nothing but legendary Pokémon lol
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>>39975882
So he apologized to a random person over being upset about the Sinnoh League almost four years ago? Really?
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>>39975896
>apologized
He's just offering his commentary on it really. "lol I'm sorry" isn't exactly a heartfelt apology.
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>>39975882
>forever burning a sense of despair into the souls of us viewers that will never go away.
Gotta agree with this, thanks Adamant.
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>>39975882
>>39975945
>this is from 2015, so this entire conversation took place before the Kalos League
ouch
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>>39975831
Ash/Satoshi has been confirmed to still be the main character.
No matter how you much you want a reboot, Japan aren't going to give you one.
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>>39975811
Old fake, lurk more.
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Quick random question. Did Pocket Monsters start the trend of using the English word GET as a verb? GETする, GETだぜ, etc.
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>>39975791
Nigga it was reported on Pokemon Matome two days ago.
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>>39976132
Not "get" in general, but "getto da ze" is absolutely recognized as a "Pokemon phrase", and if you ever encounter it somewhere else, it's an intentional reference.
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are satoshifags ready for being BTFO once again?
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>>39976166
BTFO how?
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>>39976166
omg he looooost how could this be happeningggggg surprised pikachu face
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>>39976134
>that long of a report
Literally a waste.
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Satoshi is still the main character alongside Pikachu in the new 'Pocket Monsters' animation.
They're keeping the series a bit of a surprise, because Satoshi looks 'Different'.

You may or may not like his new look.
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>>39976188
>long report
If you don't know what Pokemon Matome is, just stop posting.
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>tfw was clicking around on Pokemon Matome and came across this
http://pokemon-matome.net/articles/105223.html

Pretty fucking based if this was intentional, and it may very well be.
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>>39976305
fug
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Wife
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>>39976305
tldr:

From XY&Z20:
>Serena: You'd never feel unsure about what to do, Satoshi.
>Satoshi: I feel unsure sometimes too.
>Serena: What?
>Satoshi: But you see, if you have time to feel unsure, you should just try making a move.
>Satoshi: If that ends in a failure, you'll still be left with something.
>Satoshi: There's nothing you could do that'd be pointless.
>Serena: Satoshi...

From OS101:
>Kanna: Nothing anyone ever does on their journey is ever pointless.
-later in the episode-
>Satoshi: If I ever feel unsure about anything, I'll just remember what Kanna-san said!
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>>39976166
Alolan Ash is a chad
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>>39976407
owning a mythical is pretty based even if it lost
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>>39976401
Nice reference.
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>>39976401
Whoops, actually checked the episode and the dialogue in OS101 should be
>Kanna: Nothing you ever do on your journeys is ever pointless.
>Satoshi: If I ever feel unsure about anything, I'll just remember what you said!

I thought it was two separate scenes, but it's the same one.
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>>39976401
Based husbando.
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Ash is seriously about to win?
no bullshit?
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>>39976729
Truth is we don't know but there's arguments for him having a good chance
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>>39976729
>Ash is seriously about to win?
>no bullshit?
pfft
there's like 0.15% chance he'll win
prepare for another Kalos
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>>39976729
Asahi TV leaks heavily point to him losing
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>>39976631
>japanese names

these subs are garbage
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>>39976757
lol fat amerimutt
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>>39976748
I stopped watching during BW and just watched a few episodes leading up to the XY league before the truth came out
should I watch SM?
im still seething from 2016
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>>39976729
maybe, it's not a real league so the possibility is not 0%
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>>39976761
no, SM is absolute garbage to be truthful with you.
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>>39976761
Read the OP man:
>>39975737
>Shit people will ask:
>Is this season good? I haven't watched the anime in [x] years and-
>It's been pretty dull and uneventful, with the occasional good episode. Watch XY instead if you haven't.
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Anyone reading this from twitter, if you guys hate Bonnie you guys can go straight down to hell!
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>>39976775
>Read the OP man:

sorry, I have ptsd from XY
and DP
and AG
and Jouto
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>>39976789
>judging series based on the end result of a single episode
Don't do that shit. XY and DP are top tier regardless of how mad the final few minutes of a single episode made you.
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The fascinating thing is whether or not ash wins or loses is irrelevant, both options cause a riot because at this point it's too late for either option to have mass appeal
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>>39976798
DP is alot of filler but its character development filler.
I fucking loved DP I wont lie.
Croagunk is still one of the best supporting cast members

I'm thinking about the episode when Staravia fell in love with the doll, kek
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>>39976763
>muh no real league
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>>39976756
Not him but how do?
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>>39976836
The masses don't really care about this league. It's mostly just established fans that really acknowledge there's a league going on, and they're in general not too into it either.
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>>39975882
>even the staff thought the Tobias thing was bullshit

Damn. I wonder how much of this shit is really due to higher ups and out of their control
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>>39976401
Based director including references only the truly most dedicated of fans would notice
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Forget whether or not Ash WILL win or lose, what do you WANT? Do you want him to win or to lose?
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>>39976883
Asada is an episode director and storyboarder, he literally has no influence on the plot. His job is to storyboard and direct the screenplays he's given.

And in the case of major plot points that affect more than just that specific episode, the episode's scriptwriter generally doesn't have much input on those either.
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Am I worthy of procreating Serena?
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>>39976943
I feel like that's the general consensus.
In a typical hero's story they're supposed to succeed in their toughest struggle yet for the finale, not fail and then get a smaller struggle later
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>>39976969
What if Masked Royal has 4 legendaries on top of Incineroar and Braviary and then Ash wins with a team of 5? That would be a more impressive victory than what the Kalos league would have been. It's unlikely, but it would be his biggest victory.
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>it's a Fire episode
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>>39976933
Unless you're Ash the answer will always be no
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>>39976913

Technically, I want him to beat Incineroar's ass without evolving Torracat, so yeah, I suppose I want him to win. My mind just automatically assumes he's going to lose though, from all these years and nothing really changing. And if he does win, I honestly felt like this season really made things easy for Ash this time around, which frankly, doesn't feel as gratifying compared if he had tougher times, but also more effort put into his own battles, even if he is by far learning. This season felt more convenient compared to past times due to specific traits of his pokemon or mistakes of other people.
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>>39975737
A guy full of legendary Pokemon will forever remain the most epic cockblock Ash has ever had
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How come we don't have the newest preview of episode 139? Even though we can assume the outcome the VA sounds really choked up about the battle that's about to come to a conclusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EKCTx5Hrxg
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>>39976913
Inconclusive. Battle called on account of Ultra Beast
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>>39977060
What the hell are you on about?
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>>39977060
Who the fuck is voicing this
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>>39977081
Jeekyo the announcer.
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>>39977081
>>39977088
Or Yuji Ueda if you wanted the VA.
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>>39977081
The guy who’s been narrating the League

Sounds incredibly forced. This battle isn’t intense at all and doesn’t have any emotional weight behind it besides “muh oto-san’s pkmn ;(“
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>fucking Fortnite
are you shitting me
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It's really weird to think Ash might win his first league in just 2 days and most people don't seem to care. This is an event 22 years in the making.
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>>39977060

Man, I just can't feel excited about this battle knowing Melmetal's going to shove its own giant metal ass in between the battlefield to make Ash win a easy one. Of all the places to shove forced 8th gen promoting and they make it feel like Ash will ever only win with a bloody ass legendary no matter how incompetent he may be.
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>>39977101
Like it or not Gladion and Ash have some rivalry with each other and it's being settled in the first ever Alola league so there's some weight to it
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>>39977088
>tfw I literally just realized it's a pun on "jikkyo"
How slow am I?
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>>39977123

Knowing Ash might have potential to win, but only also with Melmetal in his team honestly does water down things.
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>>39977133
>Can understand Japanese puns to a extent

Definitely not slower than me.
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>>39977142
It's literally nip for commentator.
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>>39977117
And poop jokes now.
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>>39977123
20 years of failure and at least two instances where he got screwed over pretty hard will do that to you. People still believe he had the type advantage in the Kalos and mock him for getting "One shotted"
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>>39977123
He won his first league 20 years ago.
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What makes it obvious he will win is 2 full eps for a Kukui battle. We're not going to sit through a two parter of watching Gladion battle, narrative-wise there's no point for it either. They also never show full battles of a rival
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>>39977190
>What makes it obvious he will win is 2 full eps for a Kukui battle.
>implying

>They also never show full battles of a rival
Both DP, BW and XY did that
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>>39977198
A 6 on 6 battle? That's never happened before.
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>>39977190
But isn't there a slight chance they do this to give a chance for Mohn to show up? Because it seems like he could in the Guzzlord episode
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>>39977203
Are you pretending to be stupid?
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>>39977217
When have we ever seen a 6 on 6 battle of a rival fighting someone else, without Ash participating and just watching?
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>>39977227
When had we ever seen an episode dedicated to showing us a rival's battle until DP gave us one?

Literally everything in the show is "something they never do" until they do it, faggot.
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>>39977248
Calm down faggot
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>>39976756
TV Asahi? I thought the show is on TV Tokyo?
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>>39977125
His rival has a legendary that can switch types whenever he wants. Ash needing a mythical isn't a sign of incompetence. If anything, it makes him equal to Gladion, and it would make his victory realistic if he does happen to defeat him.
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>>39977255
It is. I have no clue what he's talking about. There's no "TV Asahi leak".
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>>39977285
The real leak is that Ash's 6th pokemon for his full battle with Kukui will shock the world! Here's a hint. SM141 spoils the name of Ash's 6th pokemon!
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I love Dawn.
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>>39977324
You making things up and calling it a "leak" does not make it a leak.
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>>39977329
And she loves Ash's Charizard more than Ash-Greninja because she has good taste.
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>>39977324
There's an Ultra beast ep between the league and Kukui's match. It's pretty obvious Poipole will return to complete his team
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>>39977324

inb4 it's Rowlet versus Incineroar
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>>39977335
This actually makes sense. Poipole could be back in the same ultra whole that Guzzlord.
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>>39977344
>Rowlet vs incineroar
>Rowlet gets a burst evolution into decidueye while using brave bird to counter incineroar
>Smoke clears they're both out for the count
>Decidueye is laying on top of incineroar in perfect position to count to 3 for the pin
>This is how ash wins
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>Champions League
>Fifa World Cup
>Teams are selected from Countries (Regions)
>Only the best get to enter (Regional Champions)
>Ash wins the Alola League and enters as the Alola Rep
>Everyone in Galar and beyond think the Alola League was a joke and weak sauce
>Ash has trouble getting sponsored but is sponsored by a shitter who felt the atsui passion in his fight against Royale Mask
>Ash goes on to make a name for himself as the Alola Champion out to prove that Alola wasn't a joke and that it was just the beginning
Boom, I've saved SM.
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>>39977382
Nigga literally every Champion we've seen in the series can solo any 6-mon team Ash could possibly assemble. Ash isn't fucking Champion-tier.
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Would this be the strongest team that Ash has amassed in a single region?
>Rowlet
>Lycanroc Dusk
>Incineroar
>Nagandel
>Melmetal
>Pikachu
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>>39977421
hahahaha no
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>>39977377
>Decidueye is laying on top of incineroar in perfect position
mmmmmm
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>>39977382
Alola really is a fucking joke though, even among Pokemon anime terms
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>>39977409
Ash is only nerfed by the writers, he fucking fought on par with Diantha in XY. If he pulled out the ultimate goon squad (Pikachu, Charizard, Heracross/Snorlax, Sceptile, Infernape, Greninja) he'd legitametly be a threat if the writers wanted him to be. This nigga has been battling for 20 years. Have him enter the Champions League and win it before being able to fight the Elite Fours.

I meant it more like Ash VS John Dickson type thing rather then Ash VS Lance. Region League Champions instead of Elite Four Champions.

>>39977421
Lol no.
>NFE
>Dog who hasn't had any noteworthy fights or battles
>2nd stage who hasnt had any notable wins
>1st stage UB who only knows fury attack
>Torterra 2.0 but only has 2 moves
Pikachu is Pikachu and is carrying the Alola Captures hard.

Hoenn Ash would unironically be stronger since all his mons at least have plenty of training and battle experience. Fuck, the Alolamons didn't even get to battle Team Rocket every other week for that weak EXP boosts.
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>>39977203
>A 6 on 6 battle? That's never happened before
Yes actually: AG.
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>>39977409
>literally every champion
That's wrong though, and Ash-Greninja had Diantha's M-Gardevior on the backfoot even though Greninja wasn't even close to using his full power. Hell, Ash did better against Alain than Malva. Remember, Malva's M-Houndoom was taken out pretty quickly after Alain's X-Zard had cleared a gauntlet of trainers. Remember, Ash didn't use his best pokemon against Alain and only opted to use his Kalos mons. Ash's absolute best team would easily be champion tier.
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>SM141 - The final party before the last match! Welcome, Poipole!
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>>39977433
Exactly, that's why you should have everyone in Galar shit on Ash for being proud of winning it. Have him try to use Z-Moves in a broadcasted battle but it fails because of the Dynamax Energy - it makes him an even bigger joke.
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>>39977454
There's no such thing as a "regional league champion". The winners of the leagues are called "league winners"
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>>39977454
>NFE
That can carry some weight, it's not Bulbasaur tier but at least slightly better than Gible or Buizel
>Dog
This league match could make for a noteworthy battle
>2nd stage
Taking on totem Pokemon is pretty notable
>1st stage UB
That could come back with multiple moves learned at least to make three moves or a full set
>Noivern 2.0 with 2 moves
It technically has Double Iron Bash, Flash Cannon, Headbutt, and Harden
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>SM141: 'Ulu Returns! Lickilicky Gets Lost!!
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>>39977454
>Dog who hasn't had any noteworthy fights or battles
The dog managed to defeat some enemies, even learning the SAME movement of his adult counterpart as surprise factor.
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Why do people still think Ash is going to be retired? There's still no evidence for that happening so far.
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>>39977540
Why do you ask us and not them? Go to them and ask them.
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>>39977454
>Torterra 2.0 but only has 2 moves
Melmetal is a Chad. He was sodomizing Sivally until Gladion changed its type mid- fucking battle. Regardless, his W/L ratio is better than Torterra, and he hurt Silvally to the point where Pikachu could take it out with Iron Tail.
>Lycanroc
Whether he's shit or not depends on whether he wins or loses against Gladion's Lycanroc. If he wins, then he's honestly a better shillmon than Ash-Greninja for getting the big win when truly matters.
>Torracat
He'll evolve against Kukui's Incineroar.
>Rowlet
He beat Hau's borb twice.
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>>39977571
>He beat Hau's borb twice.
>beat a guy whose only known accomplishment is winning against Alola Fucking Oak with a different mon
wow
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Is the digimon anime actually better than pokemon's?
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>>39977616
He was also one of the few trainers who partook in the trials.
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>>39977454
>Pikachu, Charizard, Heracross/Snorlax, Sceptile, Infernape, Greninja
>good
No
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>>39977631
It depends. Digimon has much higher highs than pokemon with Digimon Tamers being a classic and Our War Game being good. However, Digimon's lowest points are so bad that it's offensive (Xros Hunters and Adventures sequels.) If Konaka's Tamers sequel gets adapted, it would be absolute kino.
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>>39977123
Only twitter fans and ppl who dont keep up with the Anime only care. Most ppl realize this league is a joke and it's a poorly directed mess.

It's the Finals and we dont even have sakuga...
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>>39977123
Don't worry, Kotaku will write an article about it for you
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>>39977454
>he fucking fought on par with Diantha in XY
Why do people keep spreading this lie? She was going easy on him. If she was battling seriously she would have put Ash in the fucking ground.
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>>39977631
Depends, but overall Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02, Digimon Tamers and Digimon Frontier as a whole are better than anything the Pokemon Anime has done
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>>39976933
>>39977048
Unless you're Clemont the answer will always be no
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>>39977631
Digimon anime has always been better than Pokemon for longest. The only thing Pokemon now has over Digimon is the sakuga.
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>>39977137
Melmetal is the only Pokémon on Ash's current team I actually respect. Lycanroc too, but not nearly as much.

The rest is unfiltered toxic waste.
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>>39977179
He didn't have the type advantage, but an Ash-Greninja taking a Mega Sceptile's Leaf Storm head-on and not fainting, while taking a Mega Charizard's Blast Burn and losing is just retarded.
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The anime writers shot themselves in the foot.

I don't know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture (I'm an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It's not like it is in America where you can become successful by being an asshole. If you screw someone over in Japan, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance.

What this means is the japanese public, after SM crashing and burning and this possible Gen 8 reboot, the animes ratings will decline even more till the show is either canceled entirely or another rebooted pokemon series takes its place.

Matsu I suggest you publicly apologize for SM and let Tomioka and Yajima back in the directors chair or you can kiss your business goodbye.
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>>39977819
This is the anime. Been inconsistence with the types since the 90's.

>>39978283
Cringe.
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>>39976401
huh
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>>39977631
No contest. Tamers and Adventure are kinomon, Savers, Frontier and Xros are better than anything Pokeani, and 02 and Tri, as much as they sucked (for different reasons), are better than at least 3/4ths of the Pokemon anime. Hunters is irredeemably shit though.
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>>39978725
Tri makes SM look like Tamers.
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>>39977695
She Mega Evolved her Gardevoir when facing Greninja, because she could feel the pressure. The princess was sweating balls looking at Ash-Greninja.

You sure you've watched XYZ, anon?
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>>39978686
>>39978698
That's a common Japanese phrase, everyone knows it.
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>>39978871
Wew i remember seeing this image from the unreleased Pokemon DP episode where Dawn had a contest while naked, To this day i don't know it it was a fake or not
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>>39978899
>To this day i don't know it it was a fake or not

Really? You really think there would be an episode from over a decade old ago now with Dawn nude and nobody would ever talk about it for the last 10-12 years?
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>>39978918
Well, it never aired like the BW episodes and that one Hoenn episode
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>>39978768
Diantha is like the weakest Champion so it doesn't even matter
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>>39978899
>unreleased Pokemon DP episode where Dawn had a contest while naked,
Something tells me that they wouldn't even attempt to make this, let alone succeed and get it close enough to air that people know about it.
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>>39978974
> Diantha is the weakest Champion in the games while we're talking about Anime power scaling, so she might as well be on par with other Champions.

FTFY
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>>39977123
SM isn't a popular series, one thing that helped XY was that western sites would write about it since it was more action focused, SM got next to nothing which is why they brought back Brock and Misty multiple times since it spikes viewership.
It also doesn't help a series with little to no focus on battles and with the least developed team in series history is the one that he might win with.
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>>39979030
It's almost depressing to hear, for someone like me who's been keeping up with the anime for 15+ years.
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>>39977127
No, there is no emotional weight to it. Both of them are barely even interacting during the battle itself. There’s no banter nor is there any commentary on their rivalry. If this wasn’t specifically at the Pokémon League, it’d be just another rival battle.

You have weight confused with stakes. The stakes are that the Champion title is on the line.
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>>39979041
The anime has little to no presence in America ever since DP since most people burned out around then due to how long it was and how so much of it seemed like filler.
From that point the major headlines that people read about are as followed; Black and White Anime announced, Ash forgets what a Koffing is, Ash is stupid in the anime again, Charizard comes back to anime, Misty and Brock show up in flash back, XY Anime announced, Why you should watch XY, Look at this battle from the Pokemon Anime, Ash might win the league, Ash loses and fans are mad, (repeat last article for the next few months), Ash gets kissed, SM anime announced, Cartoon Network loses rights to Disney, Ash looks dumb, artstyle is trash, (repeat forever), Dog dies in Pokemon, Misty and Brock return, Misty and Brock return again, League happening but who cares.
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>>39977695
She was not going easy on him and if she was she would’ve said so. You know what she did say though? That if Grejinja landed one more hit in Gardevoir would’ve been done for.
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>>39979073
The dub lost its popular when the voice actors were changed. For most people the 4kids voices were the characters, and the switch to Battle Frontier and DP back in 2006/2007 is where most people fell off, besides the ones who quit even before that when Misty left.

Really the anime hasn't been popular in the west since like the early 2000's.
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>>39979097
That didn't help either but the dub change happened so late into Battle Frontier it didn't stop people from finishing it, DP was right around the corner and was a perfect place to stop watching.
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>>39979073
>League happening but who cares
Not really that one. Most people that don't follow the anime have no idea there's a league going on now unless they hang out on "everything Pokemon-related in one place" type communities like /vp/ or GameFAQs where you're going to see occasional threads about the league no matter what.
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>>39978768
>>39978993
>If Ash won a unofficial test battle, that mean he will do it again 100% in the real one!
Underestimating the rival again, uh?
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>>39979103
Back then people were also still stupid enough to think Misty was coming back. I remember on forums when Dawn was introduced people were like, "Another Misty replacement" and were pissed off Misty didn't return.
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>>39979105
I'm just talking about headlines one anime/game sites.
For some reason sites like Kotaku love to talk about it and Crunchyroll/Funimation will talk about mainly because they are mad they wont get that license.
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>>39979110
>Misty was coming back

Misty came back, fuckin scott. I wouldnt be surprised if Misty returns during the reboot
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>>39979097
Nigga there's literally just 4 western countries that even got the English dub and have any kind of attachment to the English dub cast. Are you seriously so deluded you think anyone in France or Germany or Spanish-Speaking Country 1 through 50 gave a flying fuck that some English dub cast got replaced? Or even knew for that matter?
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>>39979115
Have those sites seriously been running "The Pokemon anime has a league again and here's why you shouldn't care" articles?
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>>39979134
I meant permanently. People probably don't remember this, but back then people compared the Misty/May switch to the Brock/Tracey one. When AG was airing a lot of people assumed when May left the writers would bring Misty back. It was only until Dawn's first anime poster was revealed people started to think otherwise. This is why Misty fans were so bitter at the time, they spent all 4 years expecting Misty to return (remember back then we didn't know she was gone permanantly), and then another new girl is introduced and Misty stays gone again.

It's funny how long ago that was, especially since it would take another 12 years for Misty to even show up in an episode again till 2017.
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>>39979146
Close, its "In The Pokémon Anime, Get Ready For Ash's Crushing Defeat"
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>>39979106
Ash didn't stop improving after that. Remember that Ash-Greninja wasn't in it complete perfected form when it battled Diantha's Mega Gardevoir. Plus the only reason the battle ended was because Ash lost consciousness.

I'm confident that Post-League Ash would be able to give Diantha a tough time in an official battle, if not win.
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>Ash nevers wins anything

Buah buah this isnt fair!!!!

>Ash about to win the alola league

No! no no! that doesnt count!
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>>39979204
Ah shit, here we go again
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>>39979204
This argument has been beaten to death on /padt/
Ash being a shit trainer in SM and the series being slice of life bs is why it's nowhere near attractive for him to win.
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>>39979209
>>39979228
You want him to win or not?
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>>39979240
by their logic, ash wins the sekiei league would be bad
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>>39979240
You're right. Yes, he should win. Not like he did special training or anything to get this far in the league. He totally deserves to win this time, and he didn't deserve to win in DP or XY.

My bad, anon. I was being a fag with how I was thinking.
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>>39979257
>and he didn't deserve to win in DP or XY
Who say that?
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>>39979204
>Can't stop being a kissless virgin

Buah buah this isnt fair!!!!

>40 year old tranny prostitute about to consume your dick

No! no no! that doesnt count!
This is your reasoning
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>>39979294
> Who say that?
The writers, who made that bs canon.
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>>39979301
>he doesn't know what OS was more focused on humor
>he thinks anime has always been the same robotic formula that saturated in BW
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>>39979351
Let's not forget another important thing
OS Comedy was infinitely superior to the cringe you get from SM
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>>39979312
Cry me a river, xyfag. At the end of the day it doesnt matter how "epic" your league was, the only thing that counts is if ash wins or not. And he didnt win.
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>>39979351
>muh comedy
Are you trying to deny something?
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>>39979369
""""epic"""" = good animation and artstyle, as the entire XY series
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>>39979388
It doesnt matter, faggit. The only shit that counts is winning the league, that is why you maggots are so traumatized with that stupid series because he didnt win the stupid league
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>>39979396
> The only shit that counts is winning the league
And that's exactly why the Orange Islands League is held in high regard among the fandom.

Fuck outta here with your bs, faggot.
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>>39979411
you realize the orange league is one of the few things that make Ash respectable as a trainer, right? That and the battle frontier are the only things Ash has ever won, without them he would be the most pathetic anime protagonist out there
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>>39979426
Now I know you're just trolling. Thanks for making it obvious. Go suck on Lillie's toes while masturbating to the shit animation in the Alola League, SMfag.
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For a series that was hyped to have super amazing animation due to the simpler artstyle, the League has been pretty awful anime wise
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>>39979437
It has been years, anon. Grow a spine and get over Ash losing the Kalos league.
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>>39979437
Go watch the videos of theories of Serena's return on youtbe
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>>39979478
Because simpler artstyle doesn’t always =/= better animation. Most of the best animated animes that have come this year have detailed art styles. Just look at Demon Slayer. Hell not even just this season, even other shonen anime in general. Remember that Naruto and Sasuke fight in the Boruto anime? Or Mastered Ultra Instinct Goku VS Jiren? Ichigo VS Ulquiorra? Fucking Deku VS Todoroki?

Simpler art styles definitely help but they aren’t anywhere near as necessary as SMfags try to make you believe. XY is proof of that. Akihiro Tamagawa was one of the best animators on the staff and his episodes were way more expressive and well animated than most SM episodes. Watch the episode where Ash and co. first meet Gible and you’ll be wondering why they even pulled the “simpler artstyle” bullshit in the first place
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>>39979532
You know serenafags are so sad to look, they yearn for the return of her queen, yet they refuse to accept the high execs will never allow it
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>>39979073
True. Pkmn Anime was dead in US after Johto was over. It had a bit of a resurgence during XY Finals, and declined back down until the Brock and Misty cameo.

>>39979105
Twitter/Tumblrinas are the only ones that care about, but even then, most of them realize its garbage.
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>>39979030
>they brought back Brock and Misty multiple times since it spikes viewership
Second time around did absolutely nothing.

>>39979563
What's sadder is how much you try shitposting but give away where you're from instead.
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>>39979478
For whatever reason, the animation directors just dont give a fuck about the battles. It's so few and far between seeing any expressive animation during battles.
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Yo can I get the link to where to watch the next episode with y’all live? Thanks bros
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>>39978283
LOL
You should really kys for thinking that was a clever or quality post
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>>39978899
>>39978937
Ooooh spooky! Oh wait no, you're a faggot
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>>39980136
And no one cares, hell a lot of people don’t even know. Sad. I want to watch live just like last year but I don’t really feel like it
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The last days of Sun & Moon era are comming.
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>>39979978
I feel like it's just the directing in general, not just the animation directing.
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>>39977123
Alola league is irrelevant, have you seen the quality of the competitors?
The schools brats got that far and they are absolute crap besides Kaki
Even that other brown kid (hao?) that ash beat is weaksauce...
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>>39979175
>abandoned plot points
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>>39979209 >>39979228 >>39979312 >>39980302
Swallow it
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>>39980716
My wife-pika..
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I know no one really cares because of how horrible the league was, but can you honestly all jokes aside see Ash winning? On one hand it feels like they are spoonfeeding him to victory with stuff like the Hau fight and all, but then again hes lost 6 times in a row. What do you anons think?
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>>39980745
Someone suggested that Ash would lose the League but be given an exhibition match with Kikui as a reward for stopping Guzzlord, and I think this is probably the most likely outcome here.
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>Not bringing Snorlax or Charizard to the final battle

Sorry, Ash sure as fuck isn't winning. Maybe when he decides to stop being a dumbfuck.
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>>39980745
>What do you anons think?

I think if Ash is not even allowed to win Alola League and repeat the Kalos League incident all over again there are something seriously wrong with the head executive.
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>>39980835
>there are something seriously wrong with the head executive.
They've already admitted they pulled out Ash's loss in the Lily of the Valley conference out of their ass, and then confirmed it again for the Kalos league.

They're batshit insane, and they don't care. Ash isn't winning.
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How the hell is no one gonna die from this?
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>>39980855
Is Ash holding a cup? I don't remember runner up receiving any trophy
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>>39980855
>Ash, Kukui and the Four Kahunas together
Mofos couldn't even bother to use a more subtle image, could they?
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>>39980855
Friendship.
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>>39980863
>>39980868
Yeah unless it’s another fake out. Looking like he might of won. Not seeing edgy boy either.
Hard to tell with such a small pic tho.
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>>39980855
>Ash holding a trophy
HAHAHAHAHA SM ASH WON THE LEAGUE
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>>39980879
The two silhouettes definitely don't look like Gladion, given that neither of them have blond hair or even a shape to his head.

Unless Gladion conveniently stayed at the other side of the stadium and tasked Ash to bring the cup to him, there's no way he could've won.
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>>39980894
I thought that at first but I realized it might be Guzzlord's pattern.
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>>39980901
I wish there was a better image. I don't see Ash's arms so he might be holding a trophy.
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>>39980901
I think your right. Same pattern not to far to the right. Just makes it look like Ash is holding something.
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>>39975854
RENT FREE
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>>39978283
I don't see how Tomioka and Yajima did any better than Matsu. I did enjoyed Matsu's writing after all.
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>>39980855
>Hau and Kaki but no Gladion
I want to believe, but he probably either just leaves after winning or Guzzlord attacked while Ash was getting a runner up trophy.
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Hajimaru yo.
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Tuxy and Dressy ep today, right?
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>>39980855
He fucking did it

It’s not fair...
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It's time.
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>>39981014
Yeah, they demand to be made king and queen of the town in order to register in it to meet the 100 egg goal. Should be fun enough.
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I wish I had a Haruka
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They're eventually going to release toys of all these eggs, aren't they?
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hello I;m new to the anime. anything i should know before i start?
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>there's a ghost now
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Based Chaco
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>>39981041
don't watch SM and you're okay.
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I love how Haruka always falls for these dumb schemes.
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>we'll do anything you want if you register
Wrong people to say this around
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Ok, this should be pretty fun. I don't think there's any way out of this one
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>they've even enslaved Haruka
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They're such dicks, I love it.
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>>39981063
Some other eggs are probably going to drop by and register in their place or something.
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>>39978871
That’s a really good edit. Right?
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>>39981068
I wish I could do that.
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>>39981076
Yes, and it's old as hell.
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>hes never coming back
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>>39979097
America will never learn that a voice IS the character. It sucks. The Powerpuff Girls reboot cemented this.
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>Tuxy and Dressy aren't fmiliar with the Sakuracho Guardians
Huh, I guess they wouldn't be.
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qt
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What was the wish?
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>>39981087
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>>39981092
She's noticed her favorite dress brings bad luck and wishes it wasn't so. Turns out it's because it's been possessed with Minus Power.
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That was an easy problem to solve.
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Find a flaw.
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>>39980908
it's not only that, there seems to be a bit of yellow near the black pattern but then you realize that's just ash's pikachu shoulder. the lack of arms might just be the low quality pic and the dust.

and then ash is both near kukui to imply victory and near kiawe and hau to imply defeat.
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>they protected her smile so hard it made even Tuxy and Dressy realize how cute smiles are
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Anzu needs a hug
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Fure
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>>39981102
She’s not naked?
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Anzu's design kinda reminds me of Hina.
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>>39981113
>this smile was so perfect even the villains that hate humans wanted to protect it
I love it
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And now they agreed to register. Cute.
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So they have a 100 now?
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Fanart from a 20 year old viewer.
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>>39981129
There was a second one later too.
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>>39981082
It's fascinating because the digimon and yugioh revivals actually brought back dub actors from the 90s/early 2000s because there is no fucking reason to market nostalgia in english territories without them.

Pokemon still has access to 4kids actors since they occasionally bring them on, yet yugioh and digimon aren't even dubbed by the same studios and still keep theirs. weird how that works
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Next week: Memefaces
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>>39981129
Both seemingly computer keyboards.
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>>39981139
Also evil Minus Power Ghosts.
Episode title is "Advance Forward, Sakuracho Guardians!"
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>>39981139
Memefaces are fine once in a while.
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So is next week the season finale then? Or is there one more after that?
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Wakaba looks like she's not wearing pants.
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>>39981151
One more after that.
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Oh right, we're getting an actual duel between I Believe and Love Me Tear today. First time in Friends history.
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>Stars only get the tiniest excuse appearance in that ad
Rude
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Will this board freak again
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Looks like someone likes shiitake
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loli karen
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This is hilarious.
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>Mirai doesn't like black coffee
How can you not
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That much coffee at once is going to murder her stomach
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This episode has so many great screencap-worthy scenes.
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Silly I Believe, you don't pronounce the u in aikatsu
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gay
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>alarm clock needs to sleep
That sounds like it could be a problem.
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>>39980894
It's Pikachu
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Action idles
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Yuru camp!

>>39981193
Aurora lesbian
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Holy shit look who decided to exist again.
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>>39980855
>As soon as Ash wins the Alola League, Guzzlord appears. Dia's universe was just foreshadowing what would happen and Ash's world ends
>New reboot anime
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>>39981196
Heck no it isn't.
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>>39981205
Goddammit that got fucked up.
Have a not-Serena instead.
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So two performances today?
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This song is so good.
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>>39981215
Yeah
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Isn’t SM on Sunday?
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>>39981232
Yes.
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Meh, this song doesn't really do it for me.
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Not that big a fan of the song, but the visuals are nice
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I want a new Chronicles. I want to see how Dawn’s doing in Hoenn and what Duplica is doing back in Kanto and how Ash’s Squirtle is doing back with his squad.
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>>39981237
It's better than I remembered it being and it's not the worst thing on the CD (thanks, Mirai), but Karen's and Wakaba's songs are both better.
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So they're not going to declare a winner? But the summary talked about a duel.
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Next week:
>"You're Not Alone"
>The ones to crown the finale of the Jeweling Festival are Pure Palette! However, Sorbetto once again gets hit by a Giga Cold Wave. How will this performance the fate of the entire country rests on ultimately end?
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Next week: Mio proposes or something
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>>39981266
And Honey Cat... uh, exists.
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Yup. Gayest Aikatsu song performance.
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>very sweet and heartwarming eggs with genuine character moments for Tuxy and Dressy, rather than the pure comedy I expected
>idles that started great with lots of good character bits, but which fell a bit flat when the festival bit came
I have no hopes for SM. Cocotama won this week.
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>decent but not terribly exciting first half followed by a pretty great second half for an overall rating of pretty good eggs
>good but overall pretty fucking nothing first half followed by a good second half with some less good songs than last week but a return of some qts for an overall rating of good idles
>SM with Fujisaku and league finale
Does this mean that we're in for a shit battle but a good post-battle scene?
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>>39980855
>no Gladion
>Ash holding a trophy
IT'S OVER
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>>39981296
I can't believe people are coping and saying that it's Pikachu, when you clearly can't see Ash's hands. This means he's holding something, and it looks like the trophy.
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>>39981282
>first half of idles was good, second half was meh
>>39981287
>first half of idles was meh, second half was good
Heh
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Move:
>>39981306
>>39981306
>>39981306
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>>39981301
The object in the picture is too long to be Pikachu. I don't care about the Alola League itself, but Ash winning a league means that the status quo is finally broken. It finally means that new things could finally be done with the character and the universe instead of constantly losing leagues and failure.
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>>39981334
He won the Orange League.
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>>39979361
BASED



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