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Preview JN101: One Stick, Bachinkey!

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BigDocFan

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Very nice, I did wonder when Thwackey would appear
 

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Wonder if we'll get a Sobble like storyline where Thwackey acts as a mentor to Grookey who will be inspired and train hard

Personally I would love to see Grookey evolve but maybe in a later episode like Sobble
 

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Welp... Goh needs another shoulder mon after this. My money is on Toxel.
 

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I’m fine with Grookey evolving, honestly the sooner the better
 

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That monkey has been nothing but a giant drink coaster this series so an evolution for it is really not going to be deserved.
 

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That monkey has been nothing but a giant drink coaster this series so an evolution for it is really not going to be deserved.
If an evolution will change that I’ll take it

Not like I’m invested in his arc anyway
 

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This might just be a potential evo teaser like the Inteleon actor episode
 

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I'd love to know what the producers of this show have against the grass starters middle evolutions. This is three times in a row they've been held back until around the 100th episode of the series... and I'm willing to bet Sarunori doesn't evolve and this is the only time we'll see one.
 

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It seems like this episode, JN099, and JN100 may all take place in Galar. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, it would be great if Journeys had more consecutive episodes in a region besides Kanto.
 

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I’m guessing it’ll be somewhat like Sobble. Sees Rillaboom in JN099 and then Thwackey in JN101, now it gets inspired to start working towards its evolutions.

It’s shoulder-mon status will be passed on to Kubfu, probably. Tsurugi and Asuhi both have Urshifus, so him getting Kubfu and then seeing the differences between their abilities and personalities makes sense to me.
 

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I'd love to know what the producers of this show have against the grass starters middle evolutions. This is three times in a row they've been held back until around the 100th episode of the series... and I'm willing to bet Sarunori doesn't evolve and this is the only time we'll see one.
Grass starters are usually less popular than fire or water starters. Same reason in XY that Chespin's evolutions only appeared in two awful fillers, and in SM it took so long to see Dartrix and Decidueye especially be treated poorly.

Grookey evolving could go either way, they may want to replace it with the next shoulder mon for Go. Too bad Go didn't get to keep that Cyndaquil from the Arceus specials as I could have seen that be his next poke.
 

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Only 2 ways this can go for the Monkey


Either this way:
(Becoming inspired by his Evolution in order to Evolve)


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OR it can go this way:
(Becoming a Rival to it's Evolution and staying the way it is)

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Which path will you take Little Monkey?
 

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Only 2 ways this can go for the Monkey


Either this way:
(Becoming inspired by his Evolution in order to Evolve)


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OR it can go this way:
(Becoming a Rival to it's Evolution and staying the way it is)

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Which path will you take Little Monkey?
The first one is more likely. Grookey doesn't really seem like a Pokémon who'd develop a rivalry.
 

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(Becoming inspired by his Evolution in order to Evolve)
An uninispired, insipid rehash of a plot that this same series already used.

That monkey is the worst starter ever, both in Games and Anime, so it's poetic/appropiate instead.

I wasn't expecting anything else from the staff, anyway.
 
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