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  1. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    Hey, you and Ghost are actually being reasonable about your mentor picks. My imagination is so unbelievably and absurdly wild that I ended up imagining Unfezant becoming the mentor for Greninja. :p
  2. Jewel the Quaxly

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    Then we could just call those "popular" pokemon or "marketing pokemon" or anything that people won't use as an insult towards those who like said pokemon. I've personally always seen "shillmon" used in a negative connotation, which is why I've never been particularly fond of the term. Most...
  3. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    You know, now that I think about it, does Serena interacting with Ash automatically have to mean Amourshipping? I'm saying this because I just think it's silly that some people tend to assume that Ash and Serena interacting in any capacity automatically means it's shipping bait. Yeah, sure, the...
  4. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    From where in her story and character arc in XY do you get that impression? Let me put it this way. A good way to tell how important something is in the overall narrative of the story is to ask: "what would happen if x were to disappear or simply did not exist at all?" In this case, that would...
  5. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    I still find it upsetting that people dumb down Serena's character into nothing more than that stupid kiss and her crush on Ash. Absolutely nothing relating to her crush should be preventing her character from returning. There is a clear and obvious path for Serena to return in Journeys, but for...
  6. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    I just don't like the gym formula because I think it's boring. Sometimes it isn't even wanting the anime to change, it's just as simple as preference. I watch Pokemon for two things: the pokemon and the crazy or meaningful adventures that the cast goes on. Both are present regardless of if there...
  7. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    This actually reminds me, but is it really necessary for Ash to have an "ace pokemon" for each saga? The only thing I see that comes from this term is pointless arguments and speculation over how majority of Ash's "aces" hogged spotlight and development from their teammates or debates about...
  8. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    Sure they may know about this stuff, but they generally don't care. Also, there's a difference between a small crush and actual love. Serena has a crush on Ash and it was treated like a gimmick for the most part. The gag itself didn't center around Ash's inability to pick up on her crush but...
  9. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    ...okay, how, though?... :oops:
  10. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    I mean, if we're talking competent TRio, then SM Team Rocket were treated as such for the most part. They were pretty threatening there, not to mention how many of their appearances were actual quality and weren't there just to fill the runtime. They added on to the series itself, while in BW...
  11. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    I'm not sure why Buneary's crush on Pikachu is a major factor preventing her from evolving, though? The whole gist of the gag was that it was awkward, so if anything, Buneary evolving would help it, not hurt it. Also, considering how Togekiss went from as tall as Dawn to up to her knees, I...
  12. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    This has nothing to do with your actual post, but you are a very considerate person, lol. That's not even that much writing to me, but you put in the spoiler tag anyway. I just write 2000 word essays without a thought lol, but here you are thinking of some random user across the globe...
  13. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    I'm not too big a fan of SM either, but you have to give credit where credit's due. Alola ties in the family theme throughout its narrative like a work of art. It's a fun, loving, adventure story that really feels like it reaches out to its target demographic. There isn't as much traveling as...
  14. Jewel the Quaxly

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    I mean, we're also used to Ash's pokemon being treated like actual members of the cast...
  15. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    I disagree. SM Ash was looked into as a character far more than JN Ash has been so far. SM Ash was put in unique situations that he never was compared to series past and developed a never seen before love for an actual region. He was treated like a normal kid in SM compared to the rest of the...
  16. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    It's not perfect, but Ash and Goh's friendship not being genuine just doesn't feel right to me. Goh doesn't "worship" Ash as much as people say, and at least there's some level of dynamic present. If we're talking a friendship not feeling genuine, then I'd argue Ash and Pikachu should be the...
  17. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    I think it's less of what he should be doing specifically and more so of what the writers should be doing. I, for one, would love to see Ash get a focus episode that looks further into his character in some manner, like the zeraora arc in SM did. Even better would be Ash's pokemon interacting...
  18. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    They literally couldn't have made Ash more boring. Seriously, the guy hasn't gotten a single real focus episode. And no, the PWC battles are not Ash-focused episodes. They never actually focus on Ash as much as they do the battle or other random things. I can't think of a single episode Ash has...
  19. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    No, I am not. If that's what you choose to take away from my comment, then this is my last post on the matter because it's clear my point is not getting across. Neither style is superior than the other, both have their strengths and weaknesses, and you can't really compare them on account of how...
  20. Jewel the Quaxly

    Controversial opinions

    Right, now I'm getting lost. People do realize that Paul is a rival, right? He's not another protagonist, he's not who the narrative of DP follows: Ash is. Trying to compare who is the better trainer makes no sense to me because they train under vastly different styles. You'd be missing the...
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