Oddly, there were those in the Pokémon fandom who didn't want to buy PokémonHeartGold and SoulSilver. And then came the revelation that you can play the old 8-bit music in place of the new tunes...and there was much rejoicing. Not only that, but the fact that Nintendo/"Game Freak" not only allowed their fans the chance to get ALL but the rarest Pokémon...they gave us what we really were after all along...MEW!!!
Giovanni appearing, being able to be battled, and the reveal that he's Silver's father.
The fandom was already rejoicing, but the notion that the new protagonists in Black and White aren't the same age as the previous one and the female's clothing set them off.
No, it's not enough said, because TMs have infinite uses just like HMs now! Too Awesome to Use no more!
Pokémon Black and White ...2. The first pair of games was already one of the most hyped set of Pokémon games since Red and Blue, a continuation of the story just made the fandom hype even more.
New, awesome Gym Leaders? Old Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex? And what's this, you can fight old Gym Leaders and Champions? This is going to be GREAT!
And just when nobody expected... BAM! Generation VI. Pokémon X and Y, baby.
The first Nintendo Direct of 2013 was entirely about the mysterious announcement from Game Freak: "So, an announcement's being made on Pokémon Direct... wait... Pokémon X and Y?! Do you mean, Generation VI? IS THAT A 3D OVERWORLD MODEL. Okay, that's sort of cool - roller blades? FULLY 3D POKÉMON BATTLES? LOOK AT THOSE GRAPHICS! Alright, that was awesome - WHAT DO YOU MEAN SIMULTANEOUS WORLD RELEASE?! There's also already rejoicing that, as far as can be discerned, the Fire-type starter does NOT evolve into a Fire/Fighting-type Pokémon. Yessss! (with Blaziken, Infernape, and Emboar as 3 consecutive Fire/Fighting fully-evolved starter Pokémon, it's getting old.) The rest has already earned an And the Fandom Rejoicedsubpage.
Although not a North American release, the fact that Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure got any sort of non-Japanese (European English, German, and French) release made some eager fans happy.
And then later they brought it back to the Japanese version!
Ash can't seem to win against Brandon, and now it's time for the final chance, wonder who Ash will..CHARIZARD! Yes, but we already saw him battling Noland's Articuno....wait, Bulbasaur and Squirtle and Pikachu! The Four icons of Season 1! They do care for the old fans!
Cool! Another season of Pokémon, I wonder how it'll compare to D/P - they have a female sidesick who isn't Ms. Fanservice? They're cutting Brock from the main cast?! They're cutting down the filler?!
So, its the Sinnoh League, bet Ash'll just use his Sinnoh...wait a minute, he's using old ones!? CYNDAQUIL EVOLVES!
There was also some fan-squeeing when the Team Rocket trio slipped back into their original motto for one episode in D/P.
Team Rocket is getting a promotion. Likely going to goof it up somehow...wait a second. Are they actually being competent? Taking their job seriously? No silly little fantasies about the boss? They have not been sent blasting off again ever since this new series started?! Holy shit, this is the most incredible growth in badassness ever!
Damn Earthquake, now we'll never see Team Plasma in the anime...Wait, what's that? N is finally going to appear in BEST WISHES? YES, OH YES!
To add to that, they're finally appearing with Ghetsis and Colress, no less. Given how the former is such a Love to Hate villain, the fandom went CRAZY.
Unfortunately, the same episode (BW112) has confirmed that ifthe two-parter still exists, it did not happen in its original place in the story. Until Gen. 6, whether the two-parter exists in any form at all will remain up in the air...
Charizard's return in BW. Not only that, Brock and Misty appear in reanimated flashbacks from the Original Series, featuring Charizard's story, so it all worked out somehow.
SWEET MOTHER OF ARCEUS! The anime team has remembered BUTTERFREE! ASH'S BUTTERFREE!
You know, I really do wish that the current arc of Pokemon would show off some more old school characters than just Charizard and Butter....Clair!? Blackthorn City Gym Leader Clair!? YES!
You know, Best Wishes were fun, and Kalos looks neat, but it still needs something....a mysterious trainer with a Mega Blaziken appearing mysteriously...cooler than Paul perhaps, and maybe a sign of a darker story...but I still feel there needs to be something more...Wobbuffet Returns!?
Let's see, first episodes....Team Rocket is still being blasted off again, so that's kind of Badass Decay....wait, did they actually use Wobbuffet well enough to actually cause damage!? (They actually still have some competence from BW's!) Pikachu didn't just randomly lose power and lost or tied with a starter's Snivy this time, but actually had a decent fight with a Gym Leader's Pokémon!? The new female character is being developed before she drops in for a Pokémon!? Perhaps you can teach an old anime new tricks and avoid all the fandom complaints from Best Wishes!
The romantic subtext for Ash and Serena has been surprisingly popular, to the point where even non-shippers are delighted by their chemistry. Oddly enough, there's been little to no Ship-to-Ship Combat over the pairing.
When is Serena going to catch a Pokemon?! It's been almost 40 episodes! This pretty much confirms that she's just a prop for viewers—-WHAT?! She's going to catch her own Pokemon at last?! FINALLY!! Better late than never!
Ugh, can't Ash see that Serena is completely smitten with him? I mean, I know he is Oblivious to Love, but come o- Ash and Serena's First Date?! The Vow Tree And The Presents!?! OH YEAH!
"An anime Mini Series? Sounds interesting... Wait, it's a new animated take on Pokemon Red And Blue featuring the game incarnations of the characters? Neat! Red's getting voiced by the Japanese voice actress of Naruto Uzumaki?! Nice! Brock and Lance are appearing? Cool!" These instances were just a few of the reactions to the announcement of the anime special miniseries Pokémon Origins, and fans practically went ballistic when Giovanni and Mewtwo were revealed to be making appearances.
To top those reactions, the revelation that the special was actually getting dubbed in English and was going to be viewable online sealed the deal for even more fans. No Export for You averted yet again!
People who were looking for a breath of fresh air when it came to the voice acting were excited when it was revealed this series will be dubbed by California-based voice actors, including veterans such as Kyle Hebert as Professor Oak and Bryce Papenbrook as Red.
Wait, Pokémon Special is finally going to be re-released in America?! YES! No more expensive imports from Singapore! Going beyond the first seven volumes?! The GSC arc is finally going to be released in America?! YES AGAIN!
Although now there are quite a number of fans who don't like how Viz is running things when it comes to Pokemon Special. Running the fourth gen arcs aside of the second gen to catch up with the Japanese release? A few possible spoilers aside, yay! The not-yet-collected-in-volume-form fifth gen arc is being released as well? Um, okay, even if the previous point also applies here and that a lot of details that get changed from the magazine to the volumes...What?! You have no plans to release the third gen arcs, whose loss will inevitably cause massive plot holes in the arcs you have already published?
WRONG! The Ruby/Sapphire arc and FREAKING HEARTGOLD/SOULSILVER arcs have been confirmed for release in 2013! LET THE FLAILING COMMENCE!