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PREVIEW: Pocket Monsters the series (2019)

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Lol I wouldn't mind if none of them evolves at this point.
How dare you?! Grookey's final evolution is the most wonderful thing ever conceived and should be owned by a main characters, just so it would always grace us with its amazing looks and receive the proper attention that it deserves.
 
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Not trying to spoil anything but I have personally changed my mind about Sobble. I hope it never evolves. Too bad since it has such a cute personality.

If there won't be a female protagonist and Koharu will only be a background character or Gou's love interest I'm going to be very disappointed. It would be a huge step backwards.
No! The Sobble fans are abandoning their boy!
 
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I also want to emphasize to keep video game leaks out of this thread. A lot of people don't want to look up leaks, especially as something as huge as starter evolutions, and I don't think people should be worried about coming across video game spoilers when they come into a thread discussing the new series. If you want to discuss the leaks, there is a thread for that in the video game section for that. Please avoid posting leaks here in the future.
Is it OK if we put a spoiler tag on it?

How dare you?! Grookey's final evolution is the most wonderful thing ever conceived and should be owned by a main characters, just so it would always grace us with its amazing looks and receive the proper attention that it deserves.
I think Grookey's evolution is the best in terms of design but how will it be able to carry around that large drum? Feels like it would be difficult to have it walk around with the drum without looking awkward. I guess it might evolve at the end of the series but it would be a shame to repeat the same mistake that SM did with Incineroar.
 
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If there would be a female companion, they would have shown her already. I don't know why they would make such a big deal about her and keep her a secret. I think this will be really the first time we won't see a traditional female lead this time.
That still doesn't make it confirmed information though. It is still speculation. I also still think that Koharu has at least a decent chance of being the female lead. Yeah, she's going to school, but I don't see why they'd give her a Yamper and a connection to Go if she was only going to appear whenever they come back from a journey to their homebase. For all we know, Koharu will slowly join Ash and Go on their adventures instead of being there right from the start. The idea of previous female leads showing up when they go to different regions probably isn't too likely, even though it is a cool idea, but I think that they'd do that before not having a female lead at all.

Besides all that, the whole "they would have revealed a female companion by now" logic just feels kind of shaky to me. They've kept details about the new series pretty close to the vest this time around. It took about two months to get an animated trailer for this new series and we still don't know a whole lot about the basic premise. Just because they haven't made it clear who the female lead is yet doesn't mean that there won't be one at all. I also still can't really see why they wouldn't have a female lead from a marketing perspective, especially when most of the other female leads tend to be pretty popular.

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Is it OK if we put a spoiler tag on it?
No it isn't. I don't really like that people are attempting to dance around the leaked starter evolutions by making comparisons with other starters or just making vague comments. Posting the evolutions in a spoiler tag without confirming if it was okay doesn't help matters either. It's just a major spoiler for a lot of people and I don't want to risk people running into the leaks here if they're trying to avoid them. Even with spoiler tags, I can see it getting out of hand and taking up too much attention in this thread. I understand why people are bringing it up in relation to the anime since they'll want to say whether or not they want any of the starters to evolve based on the leaks, but it just seems only slightly on-topic. If people want to talk about the leaked evolutions, then I think it would be better to do so in the Leak Thread as opposed to here, so please drop the starter evolution discussion.
 
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Ok guys I would really like to ask everyone to stop talking about the leaks. Hidden Mew clearly told you all to cut it not too long ago. While on one hand I personally understand that everyone wants to talk about Pokémon associated with a new generation of the anime, these Pokémon are leaks, not official releases. Please respect those who want to remain spoiler free as much as possible, even if it's mentioning something like "the starter evos kinda look like this".

This thread is not the place to discuss leaks and share your opinion on them anyway, please go here if you want to do so.
 
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Okay, then, back to the main subject.

So what do you think tomorrow's supposed "important announcement regarding the new anime series" is gonna be about? Some actual new information or just a recap of the trailer we got yesterday?
 
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So what do you think tomorrow's supposed "important announcement regarding the new anime series" is gonna be about? Some actual new information or just a recap of the trailer we got yesterday?
Hopefully new information

Looking at an analysis video on youtube, a Farfetch'd was shown which might suggest my theory of a main character catching one to evolve in Galar is possible
 
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Okay, then, back to the main subject.

So what do you think tomorrow's supposed "important announcement regarding the new anime series" is gonna be about? Some actual new information or just a recap of the trailer we got yesterday?
Doubt it could be the same. In the past, the pre-Sunday information came from leaks whereas this time the pre-Sunday reveal was an official one without any leaks occurring.
 
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Looking at an analysis video on youtube, a Farfetch'd was shown which might suggest my theory of a main character catching one to evolve in Galar is possible
Well, here's hoping that maybe Ash will get a Sirfetch'd. Though it might also go to Gou, since he wants to capture one of each Pokémon, but considering how much of a battler it's supposed to be, it should be Ash's (for obvious reasons).

Doubt it could be the same. In the past, the pre-Sunday information came from leaks whereas this time the pre-Sunday reveal was an official one without any leaks occurring.
Yeah, but we've also had stuff like Professor Sakuragi and his daughter being revealed earlier (which wasn't a leak, as far as I remember), with the Sunday "news" being just a recap of that, so you never know. Though I do hope it's something new.
 
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Just over two weeks to go, I really hope we get a high episode count this series as if they're doing all 8 regions, they'll need far more than 140 episodes to fit everything in
 
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FINALLY something animated!!! Some random thoughts:
  • Satoshi looks a bit different in animation than what I expected. Not bad or anything, just different
  • The Rocket trio, at least in that brief shot, looks identical to their Sun&Moon days. Perhaps it was just because it was a far-off shot but it looked straight out of a SM episode, I’m wondering if more close-up shots will look different.
  • Speaking of the Rocket trio that shot is from what I assume to be their motto. Even though it looks like a redrawn version of their SM motto it’s hard to say which one they use (personally I think they’ll either have a brand new one or once again return to the original, maybe switching off in different regions) but what’s interesting is how it’s not stylized. All of their stock mottos from BW onward have been heavily stylized but this looked like the rest of the trailer so it makes me think perhaps this series will return to form and finally ditch the overused stock mottos? Or at least use them much less frequently?
  • To open the can of continuity worms, I’ve only briefly skimmed peoples’ thoughts but there’s like zero chance this is the M20 continuity. Satoshi was wearing his regular clothes when meeting pikachu in that film and the supposed flashback of them in this episode looks to be a shot-for-shot remake of EP001. Him wearing his pajamas is also meaningless because he wore them in the last episode of BW. While the chance of a reboot is technically not impossible it seems like to hold on to that idea at this point is just being stubborn.
  • The BGM sounded nice but definitely different than what we’re used to, excited to hear more of the composer’s work!
  • The new opening sounds great as well and I can’t wait to hear it!
  • PIKACHU BACKSTORY PIKACHU BACKSTORY PIKACHU BACKSTORY
  • I think there’s a like 50/50 chance that new girl will eventually become a third member of Satoshi’s group

All in all very excited for this series to begin!
 
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Would it really be that of a big deal if we will not get a traditional girl character?
 
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Speaking of the Rocket trio that shot is from what I assume to be their motto. Even though it looks like a redrawn version of their SM motto it’s hard to say which one they use (personally I think they’ll either have a brand new one or once again return to the original, maybe switching off in different regions) but what’s interesting is how it’s not stylized. All of their stock mottos from BW onward have been heavily stylized but this looked like the rest of the trailer so it makes me think perhaps this series will return to form and finally ditch the overused stock mottos? Or at least use them much less frequently?
Miki did specifically mention the motto in this Animate interview. He said:
"そしてロケット団の登場の際には“お楽しみ”な部分があるので、こちらも注目していただけたらと思います。"

Which translates along the lines:
"Whenever Team Rocket appears there will be a fun bit to look forward to, I hope you'll pay attention to this."

Whether he's referring to the motto in general, or that the motto will change or FINGERS CROSSED that we are leaving the era of stock mottos behind, I think it's interesting that they have been referenced in particular with regard to the new anime.

Your observation about how un-stylised the footage we saw is gives me more hope! <3
 
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I'm still thinking that Ash is not getting a starter.
 
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