History YMMV / PokemonAnime

7th Dec '16 10:57:17 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The team Ash built in the XY series is scrutinized for having 3 flying types, and 3 have a shared weakness to ice types. Common weaknesses and typings actually exist in previous series [[note]]in the Orange Islands Ash has three that have an electric type weakness (Charizard, Squirtle and Lapras), in Sinnoh Ash had three ground-types (although Gliscor's departure happens before Gible's capture and Grotle's evolution), and then there's the overlap in both factors in the original Kanto roster as well as the rotating ''Best Wishes'' team[[/note]], but the real issue is that back then the type chart is only relevant in the anime when the plot actually calls for it.
6th Dec '16 4:10:59 PM ExSlacker
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** The team Ash built in the XY series is scrutinized for having 3 flying types, and 3 have a shared weakness to ice types. Common weaknesses and typings actually exist in previous series [[note]]in the Orange Islands Ash has three that have an electric type weakness (Charizard, Squirtle and Lapras), in Sinnoh Ash had three ground-types (although Gliscor's departure happens before Gible's capture and Grotle's evolution), and then there's the overlap in both factors in the original Kanto roster as well as the rotating ''Best Wishes'' team[[/note]], but the real issue is that back then the type chart is only relevant in the anime when the plot actually calls for it.
6th Dec '16 2:05:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[StatusQuoIsGod Ash losing the leagues]] was never popular, but was forgivable since [[RealityEnsues a rookie trainer doing less then well in a major tournament]] was understandable and [[UnbuiltTrope novel]]. As the series dragged on, Ash became so experienced he lost that excuse and they resorted to controversial at best reasons for Ash to lose that it became the biggest criticism of the anime.

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** [[StatusQuoIsGod Ash losing the leagues]] was never popular, but was initially forgivable since [[RealityEnsues a rookie trainer doing less then well in a major tournament]] was understandable and [[UnbuiltTrope novel]]. As the series dragged on, Ash became so experienced he lost that excuse and they resorted to controversial at best reasons for Ash to lose that it became the biggest criticism of the anime.



** One of the main criticisms towards the team Ash built in the XY series is that three of them are flying types, and 3 out of 5 have a shared weakness to ice types. Common weaknesses and typings actually exist in previous series [[note]]in the Orange Islands Ash has three that have an electric type weakness (Charizard, Squirtle and Lapras), in Sinnoh Ash had three ground-types (although Gliscor's departure happens before Gible's capture and Grotle's evolution), and then there's the overlap in both factors in the original Kanto roster as well as the rotating ''Best Wishes'' team[[/note]], but the real problem is that the type chart is only relevant in the anime when the plot actually calls for it.
6th Dec '16 11:10:33 AM technickal
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** One of the main criticisms towards the team Ash built in the XY series is that three of them are flying types, and 3 out of 5 have a shared weakness to ice types. Common weaknesses and typings actually exist in previous series [[note]]in the Orange Islands Ash has three that have an electric type weakness (Charizard, Squirtle and Lapras), in Sinnoh Ash had three ground-types (although Gliscor's departure happens before Gible's capture and Grotle's evolution), and then there's the overlap in both factors in the original Kanto roster as well as the rotating ''Best Wishes'' team[[/note]], but the real problem is that the type chart is only relevant in the anime unless the plot actually calls for it.

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** One of the main criticisms towards the team Ash built in the XY series is that three of them are flying types, and 3 out of 5 have a shared weakness to ice types. Common weaknesses and typings actually exist in previous series [[note]]in the Orange Islands Ash has three that have an electric type weakness (Charizard, Squirtle and Lapras), in Sinnoh Ash had three ground-types (although Gliscor's departure happens before Gible's capture and Grotle's evolution), and then there's the overlap in both factors in the original Kanto roster as well as the rotating ''Best Wishes'' team[[/note]], but the real problem is that the type chart is only relevant in the anime unless when the plot actually calls for it.
6th Dec '16 7:52:23 AM ExSlacker
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** In their hurry to catch their plane back to Kanto at the end of XYZ, Team Rocket left behind a pair of Solrock and Lunatone figurines. As usual this is a nod to the upcoming ''Sun and Moon'' games, but it becomes even more hilarious because of the ironic fact that these Pokémon aren't even available in the Alola region.
6th Dec '16 6:19:19 AM ExSlacker
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** A subtle RunningGag is how they make it look like small Pokémon are looking up at a certain angle, and a girl's skirt is in the "way". This is most infamous with Dawn and her ''miniskirt'' and later Lillie.

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** A subtle RunningGag is how they make it look like small Pokémon are looking up at a certain angle, and a girl's skirt is in the "way". certain "angles". This is most infamous with Dawn and her ''miniskirt'' ''miniskirt'', Serena to a smaller extent, and later Lillie.



** [[StatusQuoIsGod Ash's losing the leagues]] was never popular, but was forgivable since [[RealityEnsues a rookie trainer doing less then well in a major tournament]] was understandable and [[UnbuiltTrope novel]]. As the series dragged on, Ash became so experienced he lost that excuse and they resorted to controversial at best reasons for Ash to lose that it became the biggest criticism of the anime.

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** [[StatusQuoIsGod Ash's Ash losing the leagues]] was never popular, but was forgivable since [[RealityEnsues a rookie trainer doing less then well in a major tournament]] was understandable and [[UnbuiltTrope novel]]. As the series dragged on, Ash became so experienced he lost that excuse and they resorted to controversial at best reasons for Ash to lose that it became the biggest criticism of the anime.


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** One of the main criticisms towards the team Ash built in the XY series is that three of them are flying types, and 3 out of 5 have a shared weakness to ice types. Common weaknesses and typings actually exist in previous series [[note]]in the Orange Islands Ash has three that have an electric type weakness (Charizard, Squirtle and Lapras), in Sinnoh Ash had three ground-types (although Gliscor's departure happens before Gible's capture and Grotle's evolution), and then there's the overlap in both factors in the original Kanto roster as well as the rotating ''Best Wishes'' team[[/note]], but the real problem is that the type chart is only relevant in the anime unless the plot actually calls for it.
5th Dec '16 9:14:51 PM Dr.XXX
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** The music the XY dub uses has been criticized by many for being either repetitive and overly generic or too happy in dramatic moments. Either way, the music ruins the mood the scene is trying to convey.
5th Dec '16 6:18:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* LighterAndSofter: Alola season, zig-zagged with DenserAndWackier. While it may still be too early to judge, it seems this season is going for a bit wackier, sillier formula. There's a lot more emphasis on humor in the writing, and the new animation style (with lots of facial expressions, especially coming from Ash and Pikachu) seems to help accentuate that. It feels rather refreshing and currently aired episodes have a lot of genuinely funny moments.
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: Non-deadly example: Practically once every year during the ''Diamond and Pearl'' seasons, there was an episode wherein [[TerribleTrio Team Rocket]] would either [[BreakingTheFellowship break up]] or [[LeaveYourQuestTest actually quit following Ash & Pikachu to]] [[CutLexLuthorACheck do something legit]]. [[StatusQuoIsGod It never]] [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready sticks.]] They did it ''again'' in ''Black and White'', culminating with Meowth [[SixthRanger joining Ash's team]] for a few episodes! But [[HeelFaceMole once again]]...

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* LighterAndSofter: Alola season, zig-zagged with DenserAndWackier. While it may still be too early to judge, it seems this season is going for a bit wackier, sillier formula. There's a lot more emphasis on humor in the writing, and the new animation style (with lots of facial expressions, especially coming from Ash and Pikachu) seems to help accentuate that. It feels rather refreshing and currently aired episodes have a lot of genuinely funny moments.
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: Non-deadly example: Practically once every year during the ''Diamond and Pearl'' seasons, there was an episode wherein [[TerribleTrio Team Rocket]] would either [[BreakingTheFellowship break up]] or [[LeaveYourQuestTest actually quit following Ash & Pikachu to]] to [[CutLexLuthorACheck do something legit]]. [[StatusQuoIsGod It never]] [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready never sticks.]] They did it ''again'' in ''Black and White'', culminating with Meowth [[SixthRanger joining Ash's team]] for a few episodes! But [[HeelFaceMole once again]]...
4th Dec '16 4:42:53 PM ExSlacker
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** A subtle RunningGag is how they make it look like small Pokémon are looking up at a certain angle, and a girl's skirt is in the "way". This is most infamous with Dawn and her ''miniskirt'' and later Lillie.
4th Dec '16 11:47:37 AM Dr.XXX
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*** Good lord, ''Alain.'' Some see his presence at the league as an AssPull while others see this as natural CharacterDevelopment. There are those that say that this takes away from his character, making him another person tied to Ash, whereas others believe that him being his own character before meeting Ash adds another dimension to their rivalry. People that argue that this is another AssPull say that Alain shouldn't be there because he and Ash only interacted for two episodes, hardly enough interaction for proper rivalry to take place. People in this camp also say this is just another means of CharacterShilling Ash. Others argue that the whole point of Alain's fixation with Ash is that Ash ended up being an unexpectedly fun opponent, leaving an impression on him. Alain even flat-out says as much in their battle during the Pokémon League. [[spoiler:After he [[StatusQuoIsGod beat Ash in the league]], the split massively widened over the oblatory hatedom for such, those who think his extensive buildup, Ash having his best league showing to date and his (compared to the last two leagues) respectable loss adequately mitigated this, those who think he's a decent character unfairly persecuted by fans for the leagues disappointing outcome, and those and/or those who think Alain admitting Ash the better trainer is victory enough.]]

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*** Good lord, ''Alain.'' Some see Specifically, his presence at involvement with the league is seen as an AssPull while others see this as perfectly natural CharacterDevelopment. There are those that say that this takes away from his character, making CharacterDevelopment or a massive AssPull. Was it a good idea to tie him another person tied to Ash, whereas others believe that the main plot rather than keep him being his own character before meeting Ash adds another dimension to their rivalry. People that argue that this is another AssPull say that Alain shouldn't be there because he and in the specials? Was having a rivalry with Ash only interacted for after two episodes, hardly enough interaction for proper episodes a new flavor of rivalry to take place. People in this camp also say this is just another means of or highly forced CharacterShilling Ash. Others argue that for Ash? Is his motivation for entering the whole point of Alain's fixation with Ash is that Ash ended up being an unexpectedly league (Ash gave him a fun opponent, leaving an impression on him. Alain even flat-out says as much in their battle during battle) a good motivation or the Pokémon League. aforementioned CharacterShilling? [[spoiler:After he [[StatusQuoIsGod beat Ash in the league]], the split massively widened over the oblatory hatedom for such, those who think his extensive buildup, base divided even more, all of it concerning if Ash having his best league showing to date and his (compared should of won thanks to the last two leagues) respectable loss adequately mitigated this, those who think he's a decent character unfairly persecuted by fans for the leagues disappointing outcome, and those and/or those who think Alain admitting Ash the better trainer is victory enough.buildup.]]



** Kalos: Whether the season started out strong like ''Black and White'' appeared to at first, Team Rocket [[BadassDecay resetting to incompetent fools]], [[IdiotHero Ash]]'s [[TookALevelInBadass newfound maturity]], [[SatelliteLoveInterest Serena's only goal seemingly being her crush on Ash]], whether her character redesign is good or not, Bonnie being Max 2.0, Team Flare being absent for most of the first arc, ArcFatigue left over from ''Decolora Adventure''. Serena's showcase goal has been a major point of contention as well. Was it an ExcusePlot with ShipTease left and right or was it a natural progression of her character? Was spending one year's worth of episodes in order to find a goal worthwhile or a waste of time? Did this series have a ton of CharacterShilling for Ash? And this is to say ''nothing'' of [[InternetBackdraft what transpired in XY&Z and the Kalos League...]]

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** Kalos: Whether the season started out strong like ''Black and White'' appeared to at first, Team Rocket [[BadassDecay resetting to incompetent fools]], [[IdiotHero Ash]]'s Ash's [[TookALevelInBadass newfound maturity]], maturity]] at the expense of dropping completely into a VanillaProtagonist, [[SatelliteLoveInterest Serena's only goal seemingly being her crush on Ash]], whether her character redesign is good or not, the quality of Serena's redesign, [[OutOfFocus Clemont after year one]], if Bonnie being is Max 2.0, the ArcFatigue of year one, the lack of Team Flare being absent for most of the first arc, ArcFatigue left over from ''Decolora Adventure''. Serena's showcase goal has been a major point of contention as well. Was it an series, the ExcusePlot with ShipTease left and right or was it a natural progression nature of her character? Was spending one year's worth of episodes in order to find a goal worthwhile or a waste of time? Did showcases, whether this series have a ton of CharacterShilling for Ash? And this is to say ''nothing'' of had too much Ash CharacterShilling, and [[InternetBackdraft what transpired in XY&Z and the Kalos League...]]



*** Pikachu taking out two Pokémon each in Ash's Kalos league matches against Sawyer and Alain. Either fans are happy that the little electric rodent is finally being portrayed as a seasoned badass after fighting alongside Ash for six sagas, or Pikachu is a SpotlightStealingSquad that's taking away some of the glory from the rest of Ash's Kalos team not named Greninja.



** Pikachu taking out two Pokémon each in Ash's Kalos league matches against Sawyer and Alain. Either fans are happy that the little electric rodent is finally being portrayed as a seasoned badass after fighting alongside Ash for six sagas, or Pikachu is a SpotlightStealingSquad that's taking away some of the glory from the rest of Ash's Kalos team not named Greninja.



* CreepyAwesome: Conway remains an EnsembleDarkhorse well after the end of ''Diamond and Pearl'' due to his hilariously disturbing demeanor (A BadassBookworm strategist frequently framed in ScaryShinyGlasses while speaking in a CreepyMonotone) and equally creepy awesome Pokemon.

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Conway remains an EnsembleDarkhorse well after the end of ''Diamond and Pearl'' due to his hilariously disturbing demeanor (A BadassBookworm strategist frequently framed in ScaryShinyGlasses while speaking in a CreepyMonotone) and equally creepy awesome Pokemon.Pokemon.
** Mimikyu in the anime runs off the sheer hatred and contempt of Pikachu because of how much love he gets. Fans love this for being somewhat of a TakeThat to the species while being highly disturbing, especially the animation of the disguise ability.



** The anime is often ignored when game-wide canon is discussed due to being a liberty-taking adaptation.
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