• Another scrumptious episode of Bulbacast has been uploaded to YouTube. Watch it here. I hope you don't feel desserted after watching this one.
  • Hello all! The forum staff have introduced a new rule set. We've reduced the number of rules, made trick language easier to understand, and have hopefully simplified the rules to make understanding them easier. Please have a read over the new forum rules here.
  • Fun & Games is searching for new mods! Did I catch your attention? Head on over here!

New Pokémon anime series to be announced Sept. 29: To feature all regions

BulbaBot

Dreams of electric Bulbasaur
Joined
Nov 13, 2005
Messages
8,208
Reaction score
71
New Pokémon anime series to be announced Sept. 29: To feature all regions

The next series of the Pokémon anime will be announced on September 29, 2019. This new series will simply be titled Pocket Monsters in Japanese, just like when the Pokémon anime first debuted in Japan in 1997.

Continue reading...
 

NeoMiniTails

A soldier of kindness
Joined
May 13, 2010
Messages
1,307
Reaction score
739
I kinda hope its the main series. Maybe this is why they also introduced the "Pokemon Masters" game. The Sun and Moon anime along with XY has shown that Pokemon can handle having many different storylines and characters so this could be really awesome.

This also makes me a bit nervous though as I'm not sure Pokemon has ever made such a big undertaking outside of Chronicles, which was a side story.

I hope this means that we'll get to see what's going on with Hikari, Haruka, and Serena along with many others.
 

RC821

Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2018
Messages
207
Reaction score
88
So, this will be the new logo of the anime series.
 

_Dog

Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2017
Messages
36
Reaction score
34
If Ash ends up being gone, then I say good riddance.
 

NeoMiniTails

A soldier of kindness
Joined
May 13, 2010
Messages
1,307
Reaction score
739
What if we actually get the Sun and Moon cast to travel different regions and see them develop more along with past characters? That would be #awesome.
 

Domino5555

New Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2019
Messages
2
Reaction score
1
Given that it's supposedly featuring all previous regions, this looks to be a last hurrah for Ash Ketchum, and all of his previous companions. Here's what I would like to happen: have him be 15 years old, and render the previous series to have happened with broad strokes. And maybe we could settle the shipping question once and for all.
 

RC821

Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2018
Messages
207
Reaction score
88
Given that it's supposedly featuring all previous regions, this looks to be a last hurrah for Ash Ketchum, and all of his previous companions. Here's what I would like to happen: have him be 15 years old, and render the previous series to have happened with broad strokes. And maybe we could settle the shipping question once and for all.
It could be related to the side missions or extras of previous games such as the Sinnoh Battle Frontier, Team Rainbow Rocket and the Delta Episode.
 

Domino5555

New Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2019
Messages
2
Reaction score
1
It could be related to the side missions or extras of previous games such as the Sinnoh Battle Frontier, Team Rainbow Rocket and the Delta Episode.
Perhaps it could. We'll just have to wait until later this month.
 

TapLover

Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2018
Messages
144
Reaction score
38
What if this is like Pokemon Generations (XY/ORAS themed webseries) and is based on various main series games from the franchise?
 

Silktree

Madame's Butler
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
17,805
Reaction score
11,086
It's most likely part of the Movie 20 continuity given the logo. They'd have to be trolls to reuse it just because.
 

Kof4495

New Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2019
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
I have a possible theory:

Maybe this show dosen’t have any humans appearing, focuses on all 1000+ Pokémon and has all of them speaking for themselves?

That would be great, wouldn’t it!
 
Last edited:

Tothenines

Registered User
Joined
Mar 8, 2005
Messages
28,884
Reaction score
164
It's time to use common sense:

  1. Ash is not going, not completely. SM isn't the saga to end Ash's story with (that would have been XY or DP before that)
  2. It's not going to be AU Ash either, that's ridiculous. Especially if they focus on old characters with ties to the main series. They just re-treaded Ash's Kanto journey in Movie 20.
Besides that I don't think we'll see that many old characters. Keep in mind focusing on old regions can mean the Gym leaders or other game related characters. Pokemon Masters shows the Gym leaders can be given fleshed out personalities if they try. I think people expecting some nostalgia fest of Misty/Brock again or May/Dawn/Serena, etc. might be getting too far ahead of themselves. Sure we might see some of them, but I don't think after 22+ years of the writers allowing old main characters to fade into obscurity after their sagas ended, that all of a sudden they had a massive change of heart.

Obviously Misty/Brock in SM was a different story as it tied into the 20th anniversary and then Let's Go. If there are DP remakes there's a slight chance for Dawn, but who knows. It's also apparent Serena won't be used without Yajima to write her, May is never going to appear again, and Iris, etc. probably just aren't popular enough and too expensive to get their VAs back for. I can see Bonnie/Clemont appearing though and I think they might.
 

PokéSean

Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2018
Messages
106
Reaction score
9
I want new people to come. Because Gen VIII is the official generation of the Switch, we need the PCs to play main roles. Maybe they show the player the menu. It's that we need Gloria a chance to shine with Ash.

It's also apparent Serena won't be used without Yajima.
Yajima? You mean Tairenar?
 

Digifiend

Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2010
Messages
151
Reaction score
8
It's most likely part of the Movie 20 continuity given the logo. They'd have to be trolls to reuse it just because.
Using that logo is a surprise to me too. I thought it would use the same logo as the games, as they actually based it on the English Pokemon logo, so you'd think that would become the new Japanese franchise logo.
 

PokéSean

Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2018
Messages
106
Reaction score
9
I think it will then only just focus on Gloria taking Ash's place.
 
Top