- Feb 12, 2011
- Reaction score
I thought it was executed well enough without it taking away from Serena and Chloe's interactions. In fact, keeping Ash occupied with the battle kept him from getting in the way of the girls' time together.Ash vs. Wallace feels like a waste of time and to be honest it was funny the first one or two times, but it started to get annoying.
Could be just a choice. The others simply didn't feel like they needed more Pokémon in there appeals.Still doesn’t explain why Serena was allowed to use Pokémon in her appeal while everyone else only used 1 though.
Well, Contest Lives are what ORAS's Contest Spectaculars are called in Japanese. And Journeys seems to prioritize accuracy to the most recent (chronologically and/or by release date) game incarnations of the returning regions and characters. Contest Spectaculars completely replaced normal contests in ORAS, so while I don't think this is exactly a retcon (the Wallace Cup still happened, after all), I don't think it's very likely that we'll see the old anime contests in Hoenn again. And I wouldn't be surprised if BDSP's "Super Contest Shows" are the new rave in Sinnoh if Chloe ends up going there later.Seems that this Contest was called a Contest Live so maybe the lack of a battle round isn’t them removing them from Contests but rather this being a different variation of them. Still doesn’t explain why Serena was allowed to use Pokémon in her appeal while everyone else only used 1 though.
This Contest was actually based on the Contest Spectaculars in ORAS.I think it's pretty obvious there are different types of Contests now. Do people really believe May and Dawn stopped battling? Of course not
My guess is there's Lisia's contests which is what we saw and the old style Contests with a battle round.
These are new Contests designed by Lisia, the old ones were around for 2 entire series and this was just 1 episode. They appeals shown here were at the same level as most DP contest appeals too.Now we have bland and uninspired Contests, that doesn't have the spark they used to.
What a shame, the time and effort to establish and develop them during AG and DP got trashed
Is it just me or was that moment at the end with Serena waving goodbye to Satoshi as she watches the ship disappear in the horizon and the sun setting a little bittersweet? It's like she had to accept that he has new friends now and that their goals in life are very different, perhaps not always compatible with each other.
Reminds me of that moment when Kasumi/Misty sees him battle on TV and smiles but then she is like "oh well, let's get back to work".
Yeah wondering Chloe end goal is now. Maybe the theory of evee not evolving due to gmax might actually be trueSeeing Serena again was just so nice. You can really tell that she's grown. She seems a lot more mature. It was so nice to see her and her Pokemon in action again! I didn't catch what she and Ash were saying, but glad there was some interaction. I did enjoy Wallace also and I do like that they acknowledged he was the Hoenn Champion, though that title belongs to Steven. I really hate the changes to contests though. By trying to stick closer to the games, they robbed contests of what made them unique. Doesn't seem like Chloe will really do them after this, but now what? She's seen every Eeveelution. What are they gonna do with her now?
Pretty decent despite the horrible contest change.