- Jun 17, 2006
- Reaction score
I think that's kind of missing the point. Not to mention it's a pretty terrible way to handle Ash's Pokemon. If they're just there to fill in a quota for the shake of Ash having a full team, then why should the audience be invested in them or Ash's bond with them? I don't think that the idea of a late series capture is necessarily a bad one. I still think that Gible was handled relatively well and people really liked Glalie getting to shine during the Hoenn League. Granted, I never liked Glalie, but I don't think it was handled poorly compared to most of the other late series captures. These late series captures can be handled well, which makes the ones that are handled poorly stand out even more.Did people think Ash would enter the Kalos League without a full team of 6? Ash's late capture in every series like Melmetal, Gible, Noviern, Glalie, Phanpy, etc. is just to fill a quota and they're just there so Ash gets a full team
Phanpy was introduced far too late to do anything and Melmetal really only had its friendship with Rowlet and its brute force going for it. Noviern did give Talonflame something to do, which was nice, but there was such long stretches of where it did nothing where the writers easily could have given Noviern something to do.