OMW to steal your feelings
- May 11, 2018
- Reaction score
"Has trouble making friends" - Matters how when everyone treats him with so much kindness and he has all the Pokemon being obedient angels in his dome? Even in episode 37, which was one of the episodes where this flaw actually came to play, everyone was just soooooo nice to him.
I'm sure there are more but this is long.
- He has trouble making friends.
- He is not athletic
- He got swept in his first battle
- He failed to catch Dewgong 10.000's of times
- He failed to catch Farfetch'd
- His pokemon was acting distant towards him
- His win rate is the worst out of the JN gang
- He needed help to catch a giant Magikarp
- He lost the Magikarp Jump contest
- Sobble abandoned him
- He could not catch Zapdos
- Him and Ash got swept by Mewtwo
- He could not stop Ice Cream from melting
- He did not understand the researchers were not bad guys
"He is not athletic" - Again - matters how? He never has to employ any methods to mitigate that shortcoming, and outside of episode 3 where he needs Ash's help, he had no trouble catching up with him any other time. Became quite obsolete after he crossed the rope bridge made by his Caterpie in episode 46 without any signs of being tired.
"He got swept in his first battle" - Yeah, kinda sucks he won every other one he participated in, doesn't it, in spite of having little to none on-screen development, and did so while staying confident, right? (Barring Mewtwo. [Zapdos doesn't count. He didn't defeat Goh, he just flew away.])
"Failed to catch Dewgong&Farfetch'd" - In the later scenario, Farfetch'd just kept coming back to him as if driven by plot. And even then, whether or not he catches it has no reall impact on his goall, it's just one of the hundreds. In the former... Same thing applies here, and it wasn't because of a flaw of his character, either You could argue that it prevents him from catching a Dragonite, but putting aside what I already said about him still having plenty of other PokemAsh offered him a Pokeball and he refused it so...
"His Pokemon was acting distant towards him" - Because he was in his edgy teens, lol. Unrelated to flaws of Goh's character. Every other one was quite fine with their situation, maybe except for Sobble and even that was very brief.
"His win rate is the worst" - How does it matter?
"He needed help to catch a giant Magikarp" - And do you know how he got him out in the first place? Because James gave a him a lure that was apparently so powerfull it worked instantaneously. So either nobody ever used that lure in spite of there being hundreds of people that had the perfect conditions, knowledge and a desire to use it (the area around the lake appears pretty crowded), or the lure didn't factor in at all and Goh is tremendously lucky. Also - He needed help only to reel it in, not to actually catch it.
"He lost the Magikarp Jump contest" - Because he trained his Magikarp better than everyone else did. It jumped higher than a veteran who was implied to be in this business for some time now. It's not tied to flaws of his character at all, it only counted as a loss for him because of a technicality.
"Sobble abandoned him" - It was resolved in the same episode that happened, but this is actually one of the better counters, I'll give you that much.
"He could not catch Zapdos" - Not because of flaws of his character. At all. And this failure had no negative effect on him whatsoever. Also brought him down and got the Pokeball up to three pings. By now, I believe you have probably noticed it, but 'he failed to catch that one Pokemon' is hardly a solid argument to counter his Stui-ness. Like... Come on. He failed to catch that one Pokemon that one time - What does it matter? Who cares? Still got plenty of them, still caught a lot of them easily.
"Him and Ash got swept by Mewtwo" - And that doesn't impede his progress to his goall. It's not related to flaws of his character at all. He even smiles about it at the end.
"He could not stop Ice Cream from melting" - WHAAAAAAAAAT!?
"He did not understand the researchers were not bad guys" - And the sole evidence he needed to trust them was them saying they're researchers. It was a simple misunderstanding - again, not a flaw of his character.
Man, I respect you for trying. I really do. But... These just aren't really solid arguments.