- Dec 14, 2008
- Reaction score
DP is better. Especially the last season.
I would argue it is a very solid reason, It ruined my enjoyment of the series and ruined the Advance generation character development mainly because the voice acting was so bad. But I don't think it was a terrible Arc some of the animations were fantastic. Diamond and Pearl got my vote because nothing really went wrong and it had some really memorable battles thanks to ingenious ideas like the counter sheild.
One thing I disliked about DP was the loss of humor. What happened? With the exception of a few things Croagunk did and some of Barry's antics, DP was rarely funny.
AG still had the same type of lighthearted humor that both the original series and Best Wishes have.
DP almost felt too serious or plain at times. WTF happened in the humor department that saga?
For me, it depends on what perspective we're talking about. If it's Ash's story, then DP was leagues better than AG. It really does highlight how much a direct, long-term rival can make a story more engaging, as Ash had no long-term rivals in AG whatsoever. But DP brought Paul, later Barry, and a number of smaller-scale rivals, and suddenly Ash got a lot more interesting both storywise and characterwise, and I think his Pokemon for the most part had a great benefit in the development as well as many of them had their own individual, unique rivalries with Paul's Pokemon.
On the other hand, there's the Contest side of the story. Even though there were BS wins galore in AG, I think overall May's story was superior to Dawn's.
Really, the deciding factor there is in the rivals. Drew and Harley trumps pretty much all of Dawn's, both long-term and minor-scale.
I can't recall any of May's Pokemon particularly annoying me.