- Oct 13, 2014
- Reaction score
N/A, will decide when the current series is over
Admittedly there were some episodes of no consequence in Johto such as "Pokespoke Person", "Dunsparce Deception" or "Carrying On" for example which were awful in my opinion as well. To this day some of this episodes astonish me in how lazy written, predictable and uniform can be.By far it's Johto. See one thing that is always bad about it and OS in general was the fact that Misty did NOTHING to pursue her goal as a Water Type Trainer. Sure she had a few episodes here and there for character development but they screwed her over in terms of being a trainer. Then you add in the repetitive fillers, so terrible they could only be topped in terribleness by DP fillers and XY Year 1 fillers. Dub-wise, it is amazing but taking that factor out, it is a mess.
These posts perfectly articulate my choice for least favourite saga so far, and cover every point that I made against it on these forums during its run. The only thing i'd like to add is that the Charizard episode was its one saving grace. Honestly, if you only watched that episode of BW you're not getting an accurate feel for what the rest of that saga was like. The way that Ash recounts his old adventures with Charizard to Iris's complete awe is at odds with the portrayal of the characters throughout the rest of BW, almost as though the episode was a parody of every aspect of the saga before and after it.This. Best Wishes was actually one of the reasons why I stopped being interested in Pokémon... until B2/W2 trailer managed to recover my faith in the franchise ;DBest Wishes for sure, almost made me quit the anime after watching it for more than a decade, that's how bad it was. :/ Thanks XY for redeeming the show!
Why do I dislike Best Wishes?
First, I couldn't stand Ash's reset back into the 10 years old brat he was when he began his adventure in Kanto. The pure statement that declared that Ash was still 10 years old was the first nail in BWs coffin for me. The next nail would be that, not only his age was possibly regressed, but also his ability as a Pokémon Trainer. DP was Ash's best series in my opinion. He had become a smart, prepared and mature trainer, with a good amount of experience, who battled strategically rather than with brute force. Then comes Iris. She became a big bossy boots over Ash, scolding Ash for his renovated stupidity. I never liked her background about being a Dragon trainer, yadda yadda yadda... By the end of BW, she only had 3 Dragon-type Pokémon. Only one of them, Dragonite, was fully evolved. And that's because she caught it when it was already fully evolved. And finally, here comes Cilan, who was essentially an unlikeable Brock clone... the less I talk about him, the better.
XY seems to be trying to fix what BW broke down. It's not as good as DP, but at least it's trying to do restore Ash's personality back to where it was when DP ended.
This is what I think about the anime:
If anyone plans to do an anime marathon, my advice is that you can skip all of BW. That way you won't feel uneasy when you realize how drastic were the changes.
Now hold on. The Kalos Saga isn't coming to a close. It's just being renamed. They maybe adding "& Z" to the title, but the major storylines are still ongoing.*Unpopular opinion incoming*
Now that the XY arc is coming to close in a few episodes
No, you're right.PD: mmm Johto didn't deserve that many votes :/ maybe it's my OS nostalgia kicking in but the Johto saga has a place in my heart and my childhood. XD
Same here. With all flaws Johto had it at least had more consistent development, actual continuity and better main cast chemistry than i could say for BW series. Most of Johto issues came from disorganization between writing staff and arguing in what direction to take anime at that time(mr. Shudo himself brought in blogs how there existed lot of conflict between him and director, other members of staff reflecting on writig itself).No, you're right.
A lot of people give Johto crap for having a dull, fairly uneventful middle part after the GS Herring derailed the original plans it, but there's still a good bit to like.
Particular, it's last year (heck, maybe year and a half) was filled with good, really good, and even some great moments
I meant fully evolved Unova starter. Charizard didn't really had a reason to comeback and served no purpose in the Unova saga.Uh...Tepig/Pignite would have a word with you.
Also, I wouldn't say Charizard really stole the spotlight because he really didn't do much, let alone anything truly impressive to imply much spotlight stealing...