Though I'm also a Blaziken fan
- Aug 30, 2021
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At this point I don't care.Knowing this series, they'll probably use it as a way to evolve Grookey....Without ever doing anything to deserve it.
It didn't use a normal or fighting type move (or a move in general) so you can basically just say Grookey just hit Drakloak with a typeless attack.I like Goh's Grookey and think it's cute but it hitting Drakloak on the head was uncalled for (shouldn't Drakloak not be affected by that since it's a ghost type?)
Damn that's almost word for word what I said on serebii that's a funny coincidenceLemme just repeat what I said in the worst gagmon thread:
"...Honestly can't believe im asking for this but if they could just rush through Grookey's evolutions and have him banished to off screen land that'd be awesome actually
If a CotD owned the Grookey, they’d probably have Ash and Go arrive on the scene, scold the trainer and have Go capture the Dragloak because the CotD was so horrible to it in comparison. But because apparently the main character is doing it it’s fine.This is not okay at all. Grookey is basically abusing an innocent pokemon and it's treated like a joke that we're supposed to find funny.
I can’t even compare them, honestly. At least Greninja didn’t actively cause misery amongst people and Pokémon and force everyone to take blame for itself. Greninja is a victim of overpromotion whereas Grookey just likes being a little s*** that's enabled by its trainer, so I can’t see how a comparison between them is possible.Here's the thing. Despite everything, Goh's Grookey has still not bothered me as much as Ash's Greninja did. Literally nothing will top that hot garbage as far as I'm concerned.
Also, another thing I was thinking about: another probable reason on why neither Goh nor anyone else calls it out on it's misdeeds it's cuz it would admit in the text itself that Goh is incompetent and doesn't knows how to raise Grookey right. By calling Grookey out, you also automatically have to call Goh out on it, since a captured Pokémon and all of it's acts are in responsability of it's trainer.Grookey's whole deal is precisely because you don't need to write Grookey. It already had it's basic backstory that stabilish it that was laid out in it's capture episode, and, considering the way they like to use Grookey, they don't need anything else. There's no arc for it, it doesn't battles, it's not a Contest/Showcase Pokémon, nothing. It's intended role doesn't requires anything else.
On the contrary: it's most obvious arc, which would be about it calming down and suffering consequences for what did/does and maturing actually steers away from what they want it to do, which is to wreck havoc. Grookey having any resemblance of an arc or character development actually shatters it's function as a plot device, hence why it never learns anything: it's not supposed to.
It's all by design. With Grookey, it causes trouble squarely because it likes to hit stuff with it's stick. No rhyme or reason, no motive or anything. And as quickly and easy as it begins, it ends.
When you put it this way, I think this is another one of the negative side effects of giving Grookey to Goh instead of Ash. If they had to give him to Ash, they would have had to focus on Grookey more as a character rather than a plot device. It would have been a poorly written arc for sure knowing the Journeys writing staff, but they at least would have been required to use Grookey in battle and Ash probably would have had to address Grookey's behavior....if Grookey got to interact with Ash's team and cause disruptions to training, but we know the writers don't like showing that anymore.Also, another thing I was thinking about: another probable reason on why neither Goh nor anyone else calls it out on it's misdeeds it's cuz it would admit in the text itself that Goh is incompetent and doesn't knows how to raise Grookey right. By calling Grookey out, you also automatically have to call Goh out on it, since a captured Pokémon and all of it's acts are in responsability of it's trainer.
So, in summary, this would make Goh look bad, and they sure as hell don't want their perfect golden child looking anything less than perfect.
…huh? Nothing about this makes sense.
Greninja had a Mary Sue exclusive form, stole screentime from it's Teammates, and was overly hyped up and overexposed to near Charizard levels (tho this has died down)I’d like explanation for this.
Ash's Greninja is what elevated the Pokémon to my (shared with Hydreigon) #1 favorite overall. However, I can also see why people might not be happy to see it return, even if I would be.Greninja had a Mary Sue exclusive form, stole screentime from it's Teammates, and was overly hyped up and overexposed to near Charizard levels (tho this has died down)
Mary Sue form aside, I didn't find Greninja that bad personally but I can see why it annoys some people