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Wow Gen 9's been announced, that also means a new series for the anime will come soon too. yay I guess... I mean I hate being negative because I feel like I'm just contributing to something terrible, but having not liked Pokemon Journeys very much I can't help but have a certain level of skepticism, I mean sure it isn't the worst thing ever, but I hesitate to call it good. Since back when this series premiered back in 2019 I've had many stressful moments here: Fans arguing about Goh, the Anime & Manga section not being as fun as when I first joined back in July 2018 when the Sun & Moon anime was still ongoing. A lot of the progress I made being able to socialize and share opinions have been almost reversed now as I feel sharing them especially the negative ones will just create more arguments, people hating me and I also fear being mistaken for being toxic just for saying certain things. I also feel I can no longer share my hopes for Gen 9 (the anime not the games) because I feel like I'll just get shut down and I have no counter arguments to defend my point because I'm dumb and usually non-confrontational. Honestly I don't even know why I get worked up over this series, I haven't watched it in ages, I'm going to try to return soon with JN106 A New Show! Rocket-dan's Covert Kingdom Radio!! if only because it's a Team Rocket episode and they have been severely underused in this series and this image alone made me want to give the episode a shot.
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Might as well vent some more. Okay, I get it, I read all the reasons some fans prefer the PWC over the Gym Challenge, I heard their reasons, I respect their opinions, but FFS I'm not impressed with the PWC and its handling and I strongly want the Gym Challenge back in the next series. And speaking of gyms, seriously, I cannot believe we haven't seen Milo, Nessa or Kabu yet. And what about the Galarian Meowth and Perrserker, I want to see TR Meowth react and interact with at least the former. I honestly do not care if this is a multi-regional series, Galar still needs more love than this! Yeah, I'm not making many points, I'm mostly just complaining by this point because sadly I've lost my ability to care. It's frustrating because I know the show could do better than this, I think the anime's even done great things before like the Sinnoh League, the Team Flare Arc or episodes revolving around the subject of death; hell, even JN032 was pretty good which shows even this series can pump out a good episode sometimes! But okay, yeah sure when people like me want a show they genuinely like and/or care about do better they're wrong or "it's kids show", whatever, as if the target demographic for the show excuses a shows quality or lack there of.

This is what kids shows are capable of.


Just so we are all clear though, it's okay to like Journeys, I don't like this series, but I do not hate anybody who actually likes it, I'm just sharing my opinions because I've kept a lot of them hidden deep in me for too long.
 
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Okay, deep breaths. inhale exhale

If I sounded a bit angry before I apologize. Sometimes I may read something on this forums that set me off. Not sure how many people actually care but whatever. I just hope I don't come across as that much of an angry ranting lunatic.
 
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So I've finally seen JN106 and I liked it. I know, me liking a Journey's episode? Seems unheard of, but in all seriousness this one was quite enjoyable for me, not the best episode, but far from terrible. First I'll quickly say it was somewhat of a shame that it couldn't air on the TRio's anniversary of their debut episode (in Japan) EP002, but hey even getting an episode focusing on them when this series neglected them a lot is an Arceus send in of itself. Now for the episode, I think what worked is it gave me a vibe very reminiscent of the Rocket's Sun & Moon days last gen which many would consider their best time in the anime. I was saying to myself the moment James pulled out that bad, "Please be bottle caps...err, crowns because we don't have enough if any continuity nods with the Rockets in this series.", and then lo and behold, the man pulled out a bunch of them and then also there's the Premier Ball that references his Pokeball collection from SM. Jessie was fun much like in SM093, it made perfect sense she memorize the scripts on the fly as she inspires to be an actress. Morpeko sadly still hasn't changed, but Meowth and Wobbuffet's presence was good of course; and their Rotom phone continues to be the best at sass. Also...Brock made a cameo! Wow no one saw that coming so points for keeping him hidden before the episode aired, I'm genuinely glad I didn't spoil the episode for myself, and also hi Allister. Kinda a shame that Cursola's debut was relegated to a cameo, but hey it this is still Journeys we're talking about so hey, what can you do. The breaking of the fourth wall and chewing out the narrator was great. Lastly correct me if I'm wrong, but did they do a Normalium Z pose at one point in the episode. Overall the staff behind this episode did good, shows you sometimes even shows you don't like have potential to make an episode you can like. So does this mean I'm officially back to watching Journeys? Well I'm not making any promises but anything can happen, so we'll see, however I will finally go ahead and actually watch the 4 part Arceus special since I actually heard good things about that, or I will as soon as a find a way to actually watch them...or they get dubbed maybe...
 
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Journeys hits the stride from time to time. My recommendations for people that aren't sure about watching it would be (they're mostly fillers since that's where the series shines best):

-JN019: A maybe old-fashioned but great and funny TR story.
-JN023: Pokemon being Pokemon and getting into trouble with themselves in a nice plot. It has a weak beginning, sadly.
-JN024: TR has an unexpected connection with the twerps! And there's some hard drama added later.
-JN032: What happens when you revisit a nostalgic memory?
-JN037: Alola, social anxiety!
-JN047: Kanto/AG crazy competitions finally return.
-JN057: Extremely cute and very relatable for geeky adults.
-JN066: A very well-done adventure that explores Flabebe's powers.
-JN102: What if raids were actually about planning and collaboration?
 
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Okay Journeys, you got my attention again.
 
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So I finally seen JN111, and I liked it. Too lazy to do a review.
 
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