Huggable Alolan Raichu
- Dec 13, 2017
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Okay, time to put on my clown wig, because I have a theory I need to let out. When the new opening premiered, I noticed that in that particular scene where Grookey startled Sobble, Pikachu hit Grookey with the “calm down, calm down” hand motion. I thought, “hmm, if Ash catches Grookey, will Pikachu take on the brotherly role, protecting Grookey and trying to keep it in check whenever it gets a little too hyper or mischievous?” Now, having seen the preview and seeing Grookey somewhat attached to Pikachu (as well as the artwork we got of Pikachu and Grookey putting Ash’s puzzle-face together), I have a sliver of hope. The only counter argument I can think of is Pikachu can still have that brotherly bond with Grookey even while under Goh’s ownership, pretty much like he did with Togepi.
The scans and summary are more Goh-leaning, but the preview is more balanced, so that gives me some hope as well; and if it’s true that none of Goh’s Pokémon will be around, then that gives Ash a chance to step in and protect Grookey from TRio; thus not exactly ruling him as someone Grookey can show interest in.
As far as Grookey having a trainer, I kinda hope it does turn out to be a gatcha Pokémon, so that the transition from TRio to joining Ash or Goh makes a little more sense. If it belongs to a COTD, I don’t see that trainer just giving it away, especially so easily.
One of the best starter trios ever made. Fight me.
Technically, not yet. Rillaboom only appears next week.
Rillaboom is a huge Pokemon. Takes up a lot of space in each scene. It isn't a humanoid or metroid Pokemon say as the other Galar Final Evolutions such as Cinderace & Inteleon. There is a reason why Axew never fully evolved into Haxorous in Best Wishes. Iwane Masaaki said on his blog that Axew never fully evolved as Haxorous because Haxorous would be hard to animate every single week. This is also why Ash's Boldore never evolved into Gigalith and why Torracat evolved into Incineroar only at the end of Sun & Moon. Because its hard to draw the Pokemon every single week. I also suspect it is why Guzma & Golisopod made their debut very late. Golisopod is also a hard Pokemon to animate.What do you mean by that?