History YMMV / PokemonAnime

25th Jun '17 6:35:25 AM ExSlacker
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** Sometimes, Clemont's eyes get obscured via ScaryShinyGlasses when he tries to reprimand Bonnie on trying to hook him up with a girl, making it look like he's only ''pretending'' to be embarrassed by his sister's antics, and in reality he actually wants find a girlfriend.
23rd Jun '17 1:48:19 AM ExSlacker
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** Serena is often treated by fans as walking scenery [[SatelliteLoveInterest who only exists to be in love with Ash]]. While her development has been slow (as with almost all non-Coordinator companions), she has done some things, and her crush on Ash was only that big in the beginning. This especially holds true after her outfit swap and ImportantHaircut.

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** Serena is often treated by fans as walking scenery [[SatelliteLoveInterest who only exists to be in love with Ash]]. While her development has been slow (as with almost all non-Coordinator companions), she has done some things, and her crush on Ash was only that big in the beginning. This especially holds true after her outfit swap and ImportantHaircut. [[spoiler:Her kiss farewell]] is also a topic that's not going to be forgotten any time soon, whether discussed in a positive or negative light.
22nd Jun '17 9:04:23 AM Zoroark69
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** Likewise, some have interpreted Lillie's interactions with Ash in a similar way, especially her LuminescentBlush from being complimented by him in Episode 8.
21st Jun '17 8:57:17 PM Angeldeb82
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*** Team Rocket spent a long duration of the series reduced to a GoldfishPoopGang, to the ire of many fans. ''B&W'' tried to rectify this by having the trio [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass]] and become more serious and less overplayed antagonists, though some fans complained this was the opposite extreme and cost the team their trademark sympathetic characterisation. ''XY'' so far has [[TookAThirdOption taken a third option]], with the trio regaining their comical personalities and VillainousValor, but retaining a more moderated degree of their newly received competence, making them lovable {{Not So Harmless Villain}}s. They also stuck to ''B&W'''s tradition of omitting them from certain episodes, thus downplaying the fatigue of them getting a shoehorned CurbstompBattle every story. Sadly ''XYZ'' reverted them back entirely to overused {{Harmless Villain}}s, but even then they proved worthier competition for Team Flare than the latter realised.

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*** Team Rocket spent a long duration of the series reduced to a GoldfishPoopGang, to the ire of many fans. ''B&W'' tried to rectify this by having the trio [[TookALevelInBadass Take A a Level In in Badass]] and become more serious and less overplayed antagonists, though some fans complained this was the opposite extreme and cost the team their trademark sympathetic characterisation. ''XY'' so far has [[TookAThirdOption taken a third option]], with the trio regaining their comical personalities and VillainousValor, but retaining a more moderated degree of their newly received competence, making them lovable {{Not So Harmless Villain}}s. They also stuck to ''B&W'''s tradition of omitting them from certain episodes, thus downplaying the fatigue of them getting a shoehorned CurbstompBattle CurbStompBattle every story. Sadly ''XYZ'' reverted them back entirely to overused {{Harmless Villain}}s, but even then they proved worthier competition for Team Flare than the latter realised.



** Mallow, Lana, and Sophocles all get this to some extent. This is mainly due to the fact that in contrast to previous series, who would just have a main cast of 3-4 people, we now have a cast of ''6'' to take care of. Some find this refreshing, enjoy all of the different characters' quirks and dreams, and feel that it allows for a much more diverse and varied cast. Others, however, feel that these three characters are rather bland and uninteresting, that the show would have worked out just as fine or even better with just starring Ash, Lillie, and Kiawe, and are concerned with having so many characters to develop, as either this will end up shafting at least one character by the end of the show, or will end up cause too much filler while developing each individual character. Mallow gets the least of this, due to her NiceGirl attitude and having an interesting dynamic with Ash and Lillie. Sophocles, on the other hand, is heavily disliked by this group due to being too similar to Clemont from the previous season and not having enough quirks to separate him from anyone else.

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** Mallow, Lana, and Sophocles all get this to some extent. This is mainly due to the fact that in contrast to previous series, who would just have a main cast of 3-4 people, we now have a cast of ''6'' to take care of. Some find this refreshing, enjoy all of the different characters' quirks and dreams, and feel that it allows for a much more diverse and varied cast. Others, however, feel that these three characters are rather bland and uninteresting, that the show would have worked out just as fine or even better with just starring Ash, Lillie, and Kiawe, and are concerned with having so many characters to develop, as either this will end up shafting at least one character by the end of the show, or will end up cause too much filler while developing each individual character. Mallow gets the least of this, due to her NiceGirl {{Nice G|uy}}irl attitude and having an interesting dynamic with Ash and Lillie. Sophocles, on the other hand, is heavily disliked by this group due to being too similar to Clemont from the previous season and not having enough quirks to separate him from anyone else.



** The notion that no Pokémon is truly evil is a point of contention for some fans. Some are disappointed with it since many [[EvilIsCool cool]] or [[CreepyAwesome creepy]] villainous Pokémon (including fan-favorites like Mewtwo and Deoxys) are ''always'' [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood revealed to be misunderstood]] or [[HeelFaceTurn turn good]], thereby detracting much of their appeal for some.[[labelnote:*]]It also doesn't help that many CanonForeigner human antagonists tend to be regarded as generic and flat, as opposed to actual Pokémon antagonists like Mewtwo and Kyurem.[[/labelnote]] Others see no problem with it since the games push the notion that [[FriendToAllLivingThings you can befriend every Pokémon]], and will claim that animals aren't capable of evil either as a defense.[[labelnote:*]]Though [[MoralMyopia this often forgives cases of animals doing things humans would consider reprehensible]], such as ants enslaving other ants.[[/labelnote]] Regardless, later evil Pokémon like the Malamar in ''X/Y'' and Mimikyu in ''Sun/Moon'' seem to be an attempt to break away from this.

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** The notion that no Pokémon is truly evil is a point of contention for some fans. Some are disappointed with it since many [[EvilIsCool cool]] or [[CreepyAwesome creepy]] {{creepy|Awesome}} villainous Pokémon (including fan-favorites like Mewtwo and Deoxys) are ''always'' [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood revealed to be misunderstood]] or [[HeelFaceTurn turn good]], thereby detracting much of their appeal for some.[[labelnote:*]]It also doesn't help that many CanonForeigner human antagonists tend to be regarded as generic and flat, as opposed to actual Pokémon antagonists like Mewtwo and Kyurem.[[/labelnote]] Others see no problem with it since the games push the notion that [[FriendToAllLivingThings you can befriend every Pokémon]], and will claim that animals aren't capable of evil either as a defense.[[labelnote:*]]Though [[MoralMyopia this often forgives cases of animals doing things humans would consider reprehensible]], such as ants enslaving other ants.[[/labelnote]] Regardless, later evil Pokémon like the Malamar in ''X/Y'' and Mimikyu in ''Sun/Moon'' seem to be an attempt to break away from this.



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** In the Master Quest episode "Pop Goes The Sneasel", Jessie attempts to replace Meowth with a Sneasel. Sneasel's voice actor is {{Creator/Jimmy Zoppi}}, who ended up [[TheOtherDarrin replacing]] {{Creator/Maddie Blaustein}} as Meowth a region later. For extra irony, {{Creator/Eric Stuart}}'s James is almost as adverse to the idea as Meowth is.
** More Meowth vs Sneasel irony. In the Advanced Battle episode "Hail to the Chef", Team Rocket is heckled by a Sneasel serving as a chef, overhearing Jessie boasting about being a top co ordinator[[note]]She had not yet TookALevelInBadass in performing[[/note]] and mocking Meowth for a lacking a skill like Sneasel. Come Sinnoh and Kalos regions, Meowth has learned culinary abilities, which Jessie frequently uses to win appeal rounds. Verges on poetic irony in "Performing With Fiery Charm", guess what species Pokémon they outdo...

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** In the Master Quest episode "Pop Goes The Sneasel", Jessie attempts to replace Meowth with a Sneasel. Sneasel's voice actor is {{Creator/Jimmy Zoppi}}, Creator/JimmyZoppi, who ended up [[TheOtherDarrin replacing]] {{Creator/Maddie Blaustein}} Creator/MaddieBlaustein as Meowth a region later. For extra irony, {{Creator/Eric Stuart}}'s Creator/EricStuart's James is almost as adverse to the idea as Meowth is.
** More Meowth vs Sneasel irony. In the Advanced Battle episode "Hail to the Chef", Team Rocket is heckled by a Sneasel serving as a chef, overhearing Jessie boasting about being a top co ordinator[[note]]She had not yet TookALevelInBadass [[TookALevelInBadass Taken a Level in Badass]] in performing[[/note]] and mocking Meowth for a lacking a skill like Sneasel. Come Sinnoh and Kalos regions, Meowth has learned culinary abilities, which Jessie frequently uses to win appeal rounds. Verges on poetic irony in "Performing With Fiery Charm", guess what species Pokémon they outdo...



* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: This is one of its biggest criticisms, as not much has actually changed in the show's 15+ year run:

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* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: ItsTheSameNowItSucks: This is one of its biggest criticisms, as not much has actually changed in the show's 15+ year run:



** One of the many [[RecycledScript recurring]] elements is the backstory for Ash's Fire-type starters; they all get abandoned by their abusive trainers, meet Ash, become his Pokémon, and eventually confront their former trainer in some fashion.

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** One of the many [[RecycledScript recurring]] {{re|cycledScript}}curring elements is the backstory for Ash's Fire-type starters; they all get abandoned by their abusive trainers, meet Ash, become his Pokémon, and eventually confront their former trainer in some fashion.
18th Jun '17 8:23:23 AM ReynTime250
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*** It could also be considered the Pokemon equivalent to [[Videogome/SonicTheHedgehog Metal Sonic.]] Both resemble twisted versions of their series mascots, both are single-minded and full of hate and both juxtapose the LaughablyEvil main antagonists with their sinister personalities.

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*** It could also be considered the Pokemon equivalent to [[Videogome/SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Metal Sonic.]] Both resemble twisted versions of their series mascots, both are single-minded and full of hate and both juxtapose the LaughablyEvil main antagonists with their sinister personalities.
18th Jun '17 8:01:31 AM rjd1922
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** A trainer ordering a Scizor to "finish it off with [[HpToOne False Swipe]]." In this example's defense, the anime portrays this exactly like what would happen if you tried to finish a Pokémon off with False Swipe as Ash's Heracross wasn't actually knocked out by the attack. CriticalResearchFailure would have been a lot worse had the knock out actually happened, but the question still remains if the creator's at the time forgot that False Swipe doesn't defeat Pokémon.

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** A trainer ordering a Scizor to "finish it off with [[HpToOne False Swipe]]." In this example's defense, the anime portrays this exactly like what would happen if you tried to finish a Pokémon off with False Swipe as Ash's Heracross wasn't actually knocked out by the attack. CriticalResearchFailure would have been a lot worse had the knock out actually happened, but the question still remains if the creator's creators at the time forgot that False Swipe doesn't defeat Pokémon.
16th Jun '17 11:02:42 AM SpinAttaxx
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** Are [[NonSerialMovie the movies]] canon to the series, or do they exist in their own continuity like the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movies? What doesn't help is the flip-flopping level of continuity at play; [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie some movies]] are foreshadowed in the series itself, yet nothing from them affects continuity, while concepts [[Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew from others]] reoccur in later episodes. And then there are a few that, for [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo one reason]] or [[AlternateUniverse another]], can't ''possibly'' fit into the series' chronology.
8th Jun '17 6:43:11 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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* RonTheDeathEater: [[SarcasmMode In what was in no way connected]] to resentment over Alain [[spoiler:beating Ash in the Kalos League]], many viewed his inaction as Ash was captured by Team Flare as outright betraying him to them. In context, Alain [[UnwittingPawn was unaware of their evilness]] until then and was then [[HeroicBSOD too stunned by their actions and his own guilt to act]]. Subsequent fan art outright invented flaws, [[YourCheatingHeart like sleeping with Serena]] despite [[UpToEleven being even less romantically inclined]] than [[ChasteHero Ash]]. This died out once Alain got a ''massive'' MyGodWhatHaveIDone over his actions and inaction.

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* RonTheDeathEater: [[SarcasmMode In what was in no way connected]] to resentment over Alain [[spoiler:beating Ash in the Kalos League]], many viewed his inaction as Ash was captured by Team Flare as outright betraying him to them. In context, Alain [[UnwittingPawn was unaware of their evilness]] until then and was then [[HeroicBSOD too stunned by their actions and his own guilt to act]]. Subsequent fan art outright invented flaws, [[YourCheatingHeart like sleeping with Serena]] despite [[UpToEleven being even less romantically inclined]] than [[ChasteHero Ash]]. This died out once Alain got a ''massive'' MyGodWhatHaveIDone over his actions and inaction.inaction, but several people still dislike or outright hate Alain for not receiving any punishment for his actions and "killing the anime"
8th Jun '17 12:00:36 PM Retloclive
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** Dawn's development with her battle-hungry Buizel that was touched upon in "An Elite Meet and Greet" was pretty much thrown out the window when the writers decided to have her trade Buizel away for Ash's Aipom.
8th Jun '17 7:07:08 AM Psi001
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*** The opening episodes forgo Team Rocket altogether to focus on properly establishing the protagonists, and when the trio finally do appear, while buffoonish as ever, they gain a fearsome Pokémon squad that, for the first time, [[TeamRocketWins are able to overpower Ash's whole team]]. Some of their more repetitive habits have also been downplayed, their blasting off RunningGag being replaced with Bewear dragging them off for example, while in many episodes their roles are more isolated cameos or sub plots that don't interrupt the protagonist cast's story and battles.

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*** The opening episodes forgo Team Rocket altogether to focus on properly establishing the protagonists, and when the trio finally do appear, while buffoonish as ever, they gain a fearsome Pokémon squad that, for the first time, [[TeamRocketWins are able to overpower Ash's whole team]]. Some of their more repetitive habits have also been downplayed, their blasting off RunningGag being replaced with Bewear dragging them off for example, while in many episodes their roles are more either isolated cameos or sub plots their own ongoing agendas that don't interrupt the protagonist cast's story and battles.
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