I like variety in Pokémon's personalities, I think if they all behaved in a similar way it would be/get boring. Plus it makes me view the Pokémon in different ways.
On topic, as I'm in the UK I've been seeing the dub episodes before anyone who lives in the US (and I can watch them legally online on ITV Player if I miss it on TV). I'm tempted to talk about one of these episodes, but I have to wait until you've all seen it and the guide is up, if I was good at writing I could have done it.
The latest episode that aired in the UK, on CITV, at Sunday 29th June, was "To Find a Fairy Flower!" (the Flabébé episode) which will be aired in the US, on CN, at 19th July. The UK is two episodes ahead of America, but once this season is finished CITV will start it back from the beginning and America will be first again.
Say, if that Bonnie filler's the episode about Flabébé, If you don't mind,I could take it off your hands. I like Flabébé, it's evolutionary line is one of my favorite Gen VI Pokémon.
Also, Going for the Gold was a boring episode, so I'd like a mulligan.
Well, I can handle it, even though I think that it is just as boring as the "Going For The Gold!" episode. But, if you really want it, go ahead, be my guest. I do not mind at all. Also, if you decide to write a guide for it, watch out for the pedo man
Sorry for bringing ( )this back up, but I also want to add the reason why it's stupid to think Iris wasn't close to Ash and Cilan just because she gets annoyed with them, calling Ash a kid and Cilan a pain, is because it's a common thing in anime to have that one friend who gets annoyed with the stupid things their friends do. Heck some of them even hit their friends if they do anything stupid (like Nami in One Piece or Sakura in Naruto) but it's clearly shown they are still friends - fact; the Straw Hat Pirates are as close as family - which is exactly the same with Iris (who's annoyance is mild compared to characters in most other animes).
Friends fight, they get annoyed with each other, but in the end they all still care. And if a silly argument breaks them apart it doesn't take them long to regret it.
The thing is, I never said wrote that Iris was not friendly to Ash and Cilan. Instead, I believe they were close to each other, and there were times that Iris went to a great extent in order to cheer for Ash (Virbank Gym, anyone?). After all, there is a difference between hostile and least friendly/most distant. I know that there have been many conflicts among the twerps, mainly between Ash and the girls - especially Misty, but, come on! This feels different! Iris went as far as abandoning her friends in the middle of nowhere and leaving everything behind, over a slight misunderstanding! Heck, if it had not rained, she would have probably left the gang for good. On the other hand, the one time Misty ran off in frustration, was because Ash was being a total dick to her (unintentionally), like everything they had been through meant nothing to him. Even then, she just needed some time alone, and she did not think about kissing their asses goodbye (she did not even take her bike with her ).
I repeat: Iris was by no means unfriendly and hostile towards her friends. It just felt that she was the most distant compared to the other twerps.
the Zorua you get that belonged to N (which also had a good nature and an almost perfect IV spread)
I have played Black 2, and, after doing some research, I came to the conclusion that N's Zorua is always a Hasty nature with 30 IVs in every stat (with the perfect being 31), which leads to Hidden Power Fighting with 70 base power.
Now, about Lucario. In my opinion, Lucario is a pretty cool Pokemon all around, and, most importantly, deserves all the fame it can get, unlike Charizard, who, until recently, got most if not all of its fame thanks to its design. Charizard has always been overrated, and the heart of the "lol u r a 'zard n00b, get gud" joke. Lucario, on the other hand, has amazing potential, and has been a pretty dependable and solid Pokemon, ever since its debut. It also has amazing personality characteristics, and this is why it feels awkward to me when I see a cheerful Lucario, like Korrina's. It is just like Mewtwo in Pokemon Amie! Like Don said, Lucario has had more than enough screentime so far, and this is why it would not be exactly great if Ash got one (Charizard and Pikachu are too much for him, anyway).
Zoroark's turn. I like everything about Zoroark, except for its lipstick. It has a great design, well-rounded stats, a nice Dark typing (Dark types really tend to get into me), an awesome movepool, and a trollish unique ability, which, like Die Lobsterguy said, is hindered by Team Preview. Fucking Team Preview, why did they have to add it? In my opinion, this is bullshit. Unfortunately, unlike Lucario, who shared a similar concept with it, Zoroark did not get the attention it deserved. It had a very limited distribution in Black and White, and, by the time Black and White 2 came out, the Generation had already come close to its end. The anime also left you wanting more of Zoroark.
Last, I noticed that nobody has called dibs on the "Breaking Titles at the Chateau!" episode! Does anyone want it, or shall I handle it myself?
Post by SeriousJupiter on Jul 5, 2014 14:26:46 GMT -4
Oh yeah, I noticed it in the last few episodes. It's kinda cute actually. Still, I hate how they change some of the most epic background music during battles, mainly Lysandre's theme. Ash and Grant's battle in the dub sounded much less epic without it.
Post by SeriousJupiter on Jul 19, 2014 14:20:35 GMT -4
So, who was in charge of writing the next guide? The Gym Battle episode was awesome, I'd like to discuss it soon in its own thread. We're also still missing a guide for the Battle Chateau episode as well.
Post by Die Lobsterguy on Aug 8, 2014 23:02:01 GMT -4
Hey guys just wanted to post and apologize that I haven't put last week's episode up yet. I won't bore you with the details but basically the universe decided to give me the busiest schedule this week. I feel especially shitty about this since I promised the last time this happened that it wouldn't happen again, but I'll do my best to get it up by late Sunday.
Also haha am I up for those next five episodes already? Sheeeeeeeeiiiit.
ShiningStarlia: I remember her voicing a blind kid who was healed by Fat Buu back in Z. And that must've been like, almost 20 years ago I think!
Dec 6, 2018 0:08:07 GMT -4
Donkarasu: It's funny, despite Ribrianne getting so much hate (not me, I think she's an entertaining character and love the Magical Girl parody Toei added with her and her team mates) people were excited to hear that Veronica Taylor was voicing Ribrianne.
Dec 6, 2018 6:04:19 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: In a way though. I personally have no problem with her and think her magical girl parody is hilarious and her transformation is meant to look hideous that even in-universe Vegeta couldn't bring himself to punch her when she tried to use Rollout on him.
Dec 8, 2018 0:28:31 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Though considering how much screentime she soaks up, I can see where most of the complaints come from. Then again, one can say the same thing about the Saiyans (U6 and U7) so who am I to complain? Haha.
Dec 8, 2018 0:29:21 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: I think the forum's banner pic should be changed to Tsareena's butt closeup from today's episode. Pokemopolis thrives on easy-to-take-out-of-context stuff like that.
Dec 8, 2018 18:08:39 GMT -4
Donkarasu: So have been hearing Movie 21 has a heart warming story, it's not another movie that shoehorns in a Mythical and/or Legendary Pokémon for the sake of views, but rather their use in the plot is respectable, all characters get to do something notable, etc.
Dec 9, 2018 9:41:38 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: While that's true, it did still default to the whole "mythical/legendary hates humans until it meets Ash and friends" formula. Some parts of the old formula just had to stick around.
Dec 10, 2018 21:52:31 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: Everything else was fresh and well-done, though. And though I trash the music (the only weak point of the movie, and boy is it an Achilles' Heel; that is except for the dub's ending song), the movie itself is spectacular.
Dec 10, 2018 21:54:07 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Actual so-called-music that deserves to be called "noise" is whatever 4kids used in their dub for One Piece. Music you don't like, but can still clearly hear the instruments, should be called "bad music", calling it "noise" is just a petty insult.
Dec 14, 2018 12:09:50 GMT -4
Donkarasu: There were no instruments used for the 4kids' One Piece dub music, it was all synthesizers.
Dec 14, 2018 12:13:09 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Also that dub of that thing which when I showed Ryu the Japanese verison of long ago he said it was fine, but when I brought it up again, Ryu got all aggressive and started saying the original version was bad, despite the dub having all the flaws.
Dec 14, 2018 12:17:09 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: You never showed me that thing any more than once. And also, you showed me it in a failed attempt to make me like something about the JP version.
Dec 14, 2018 12:29:39 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Yes I did actually, I showed it to you to show you that when the narrator started singing it wasn't like in Brother Bear, like you thought (when the song was put over one character explaining something to another) but rather she was singing with them.
Dec 14, 2018 18:16:26 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Only you believe it was to get you to like the original, while I was just correcting your misinformation.
Dec 14, 2018 18:18:09 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: That first time was just a correction (and back then, the JP version hadn't fully earned my utter abhorrence). The second time was an attempt to sway me.
Dec 14, 2018 19:35:55 GMT -4
Donkarasu: No it wasn't, it was me having to get this thing out of my mind and so the best way was to let it out and share my thoughts with others. I mean by that logic, I guess you telling me that Popplio says "Arwoo" and Ashimari doesn't is you forcing me to like
Dec 15, 2018 6:14:45 GMT -4
Donkarasu: the dub voice and sway me away from the Japanese one, despite the fact that Popplio only goes "Pop! Pop!" and I have listen to Ashimari's voice more than enough to fully confirm it says what I said it does. But don't worry, I won't make that assumption.
Dec 15, 2018 6:26:40 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Oh and by the way, I do like the dub voice, but for a different reason from why I like the Japanese one.
Dec 15, 2018 6:30:30 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: All in all that was a good two parter: wish it lasted longer! And as for Dragonball Super, goodness it was great hearing Veronica Taylor again. She used bits of her May voice in the most recent dub episode.
Dec 16, 2018 12:35:04 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: HUGE dub-related news: Matori's dub name (or rather, only name since the dub kept her name as Matori) has finally been said in a dub episode.
Dec 16, 2018 18:51:11 GMT -4