I apologise for not having the Malamar episode guide up yet. Since I don't live in America, I have in no way access to Cartoon Network, so I have to wait a day or two for the episode to be uploaded on the Internet. The guide will most likely be up some time on Tuesday. After that, you can call dibs on any episode you want to write a guide for, and I can take care of the rest. I can handle just about every episode that has aired as of now.
I just realized that this Saturday on Cartoon Network instead of the next episode of X/Y they're going to air the Mega Evolution special.
Having only seen the English episodes to date, I have no idea what it's about (Maybe Mega Evolution) but apparently it doesn't feature the twerps, so I guess everyone has a bye-week.
The only thing I will give away is that this Special episode has nothing to do with the twerps and Team Rocket, except maybe for a brief mention of Ash, but that's about it. The protagonist is different.
The question is if we are going to write a guide for this episode or not. Most likely not; after all, it has no dodginess that needs to be highlighted.
I hope you aren't including the special with Virgil, the prologue to the 16th movie, in your line about pointless and stupid edits, because it doesn't have any.
Not that I'd want a guide for it because I don't give a fuck about Virgil, plus his role in it was boring anyway. There are rivals who are more deserving of one.
No, I was mainly referring to 4Kids' "gems".
Personally, I would like to see a Special episode that focuses on Paul; where he reaches Snowpoint City, and rechallenges Brandon, but he is an old and forgotten rival by now, just like the whole Diamond and Pearl series.
There are a lot of concepts in the Best Wishes series that were discarded; a proper conclusion of these two rivals, the connection between Pikachu and Zekrom, Iris' special ability, overall development of Cilan's character (both Iris and Cilan were just screen fillers for the most part, they only got a chance towards the end of the series, and their respective Special episodes), and most importantly: a shit-ton of fillers in the end that could very well be used to implement the aforementioned concepts.
It felt like the writers had almost given up on the show, and the whole thing was just to hold us off for something bigger: the XY series.
Last Edit: May 31, 2014 16:27:00 GMT -4 by Swampert
I didn't say the XY series doesn't have its flaws. It sure as hell does. Where to start from? Well... Serena, (since you mentioned her) has had a whopping ZERO DEVELOPMENT so far. Funnily enough, even her Fennekin has had more development than her (it even learned Flamethrower!). Second, what the fuck?! Where is this series going, anyway? What to make of it? I guess Bonnie doesn't count. She is designed to be the annoying/cute (you'll be the judge) character of the gang, like Misty's Togepi, Max, Dawn's Piplup and Iris' Axew before her. I thought for a while that she was about to get some development, when I saw her will to take care of a Pokemon for her whole journey (something Max never did), but I was wrong. And here we have a loaf of bread that is even more useless than the traffic lights in Grand Theft Auto. Now that I think about it, it maybe does have some use: to provide electricity for said traffic lights, and sell extra merchandise. Of course, Bonnie looking for a wife to take care of Clemont is a very good piece of comedy as of now, but, in reality, it is just a cliché that will get dull and boring over time (see Brock). Team Rocket are starting to become slightly more stale already. Also, after all these years, I can tell almost certainly that associating Ash with romance is a pretty bad idea. It will most likely get discarded towards the end of the series, just like many concepts before it (see Best Wishes). In conclusion: So much for the hype!
However, the XY series has some key features over Best Wishes, which make it a better series overall, at least in my opinion. First and most importantly: CLEMONT! Clemont is the only character so far (ever since the very first episode of the anime) to CONSTANTLY gain development. Cilan had GREAT potential, he could be an awesome character in his own right, but the writers wouldn't give him a chance. Second, Ash showing competence. If the protagonist starts off as a complete idiot right from the beginning of a saga without apparent reason, while he showed an excellent performance in the previous one, you know something is about to go wrong. Terribly wrong. In my opinion, they attempted to completely reboot the series, only to result in a complete failure. They did it once back in Hoenn, but, for some reason, the Advanced Generation series was not a complete failure, probably because of May, who actually got some development, and the Battle Frontier (I don't know). Third, switching focus between characters. In order to keep things interesting, in XY series, they constantly shift the focus between characters. One episode focusing on Ash, followed up by an episode focusing on Clemont and so on. I know that Serena, for example, is hardly any interesting, but the whole idea is amazing. You see quite frequently Action Hero Ash being swapped with Action Hero Clemont, and that is a huge plus for the XY series. As mentioned before, Iris and Cilan hardly had any notable screen time. And last, the XY series have WOOOOOOOOBBUFFET!!
ShiningStarlia: I absolutely have no idea how anyone draws the conclusion that it's bringing forth the Apocalypse. Or a Japanese cartoon show having characters use different forms of Japanese dialect and accents to fit their different cultures is the worst thing ever.
Jun 22, 2019 19:24:41 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Either way, it's over with, and tomorrow's episode is something more plot before the league episodes start up. Can focus on that instead of losing one's mind over a forgettable filler episode.
Jun 22, 2019 19:29:23 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Sorry, I need to say this; When you posted those other forum comments, Ryu, it's clear you were reading what you wanted to read and took me saying that you shouldn't act like your life was ruined by this episode as me saying you shouldn't like it at all.
Jun 24, 2019 4:32:42 GMT -4
Donkarasu: This is why I got so pissed off at you, because you purposely twisted what I had said. In fact, a majority of those comments you posted basically had the correct way to dislike this; calling it dumb or annoying, but without any of all the unnecessary rage.
Jun 24, 2019 4:39:48 GMT -4
Donkarasu: I listened to the full version of the remake for Type: Wild and I found Shōko Nakagawa did a great job.
Jun 25, 2019 12:40:48 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Also way before that (like last week) I heard the remake of Together With The Wind, it was good too.
Jun 25, 2019 12:42:09 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Excellent. I'll get to hearing it whenever I get the chance to.
Jun 25, 2019 16:43:30 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Goodness gracias that type wild remix was amazing! I love how so full of energy it is!
Jul 8, 2019 17:07:22 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Hah, I can't get over how good the Alolan remixed Type: Wild is. I remember when it played during Infernape vs Electivire; if this song got remixed, we're due for something amazingly good and fun. Can't wait!
Jul 9, 2019 11:53:30 GMT -4
Donkarasu: I forgot to post the magazine scan and translation for the episode that aired yesterday... Oh well.
Jul 15, 2019 5:35:27 GMT -4
Donkarasu: I had no idea this forum had a block button which hides posts that you can open to see.
Jul 15, 2019 18:12:13 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Huh really. Anyway, enjoyed the newest episode. Ash's ironic tobias moment done accidentally and Mallow & Lana's clash.
Jul 15, 2019 22:01:52 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Rowlet in that Decidueye costume is extremely adorable
Jul 28, 2019 17:04:34 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: You know, THAT was probably the anime's biggest fake-out that I've ever seen and made me go "Wait, what?!" for a couple of minutes until everything was cleared up.
Aug 4, 2019 20:46:02 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: I find it so poetically ironic that even its been weeks after that bait and switch fake-out with Rowlet falling asleep...I still see some circle jerking around a few other boards.
Aug 24, 2019 19:26:39 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: For all the fire that 2016's Kalos League failure drew for Ash losing it down to the wire...never in my wildist imagination would I ever see parts of a community screaming so violently lividly that he should've lost instead.
Aug 24, 2019 19:27:39 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Whether or not the joke was in good taste is up for debate, though I find it quirky and humorous, I wouldn't think people would get this levels of upset.
Aug 24, 2019 19:28:20 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Saw the incoming upcoming anime episode clip and a certain old friend we've long missed makes their return! I'm so darn excited!
Sept 20, 2019 22:22:02 GMT -4
Donkarasu: I usually post full summaries for next week's Pokémon episodes on Monday, because that's when the previews show up on YouTube. But this time I decided to post it on the day it was revealed, seeing as that was the ONLY summary for the episode.
Sept 21, 2019 11:30:45 GMT -4