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Pokémon Sword and Shield anime speculation thread

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Why not? The series are not showcasing the new Sword and Shield anyway.

In Indego Plateau, we had Togepi to promote Gold and Silver.
In Johto we had the two Kecleons to promote Ruby and Sapphire.
In Hoenn May had a Munchlax to promote Diamond and Pearl.
In Sinnoh, we only had the Zoroark film to promote Black and White.
In Unova I think it was a mention of Kalos before the end of the series to promote X and Y.
In Kalos there was the Solrock and Lunatone souvenirs to promote Sun and Moon.

So far we're hardly getting anything Sword and Shield related in the anime, not even in the films nor anything. There's hardly any trailers as Sun and Moon had, which makes me think that the release of Sword and Shield will go poorly.

Until we get more news, it looks as if we're getting yet another self containing ending after wrapping up the arcs yet to fulfil, such as Gladion and Lillie finding their father and Mallow helping Shaymin to become it's Sky Form. I'm sure they can squeeze something in there for the last 6 episodes.
I'm not sure why you listed all of that to me, it doesn't really have anything to do with what I said. I was talking about human characters telling Satoshi about the new region in the last several episodes of the series to convince him to continue his travels, which could very plausibly still happen. I know that Kasumi had a Togepi and Haruka had a Gonbe, I'm not sure what that has to do with the possibilities of someone from Galar approaching Satoshi at the end of Sun&Moon.

I'm not even saying I think it's definitely going to happen, I was just responding to someone who said that that kind of thing doesn't happen in this show, when actually it has happened more times than not.
 

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Nowhere. After a series ends in Japan, there is usually about a 2-3 week hiatus before the next one begins.
But only time well tell if this will be the case for SM and Sword & Shield.
At this point I am just as likely to see Sun and Moon end with

A: Ash trying to get a baby to smile for a month

B: Ash catching a Pokemon who evolves in Galar a la Aipom

C: A Pokemon evolving like May's Combusken did at the end for one final fight with someone

D: A tease of Delia x Kukui x Burnet....

...Sun and Moon is just bizarre at times.Attach files
 

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At this point I am just as likely to see Sun and Moon end with

A: Ash trying to get a baby to smile for a month

B: Ash catching a Pokemon who evolves in Galar a la Aipom

C: A Pokemon evolving like May's Combusken did at the end for one final fight with someone

D: A tease of Delia x Kukui x Burnet....

...Sun and Moon is just bizarre at times.Attach files
I don’t understand what u want to end with???
 

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I was referring to the ending of Yu gi Oh ArC V

And Ash catching a Pokemon late in series who evolves into a new form in Galar he takes with him for easier access to it.
Oh, I’m curious how does this work these forms

How pokemon becomes these different species
Like zigagoon becomes galar zigagoon
 

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Oh, I’m curious how does this work these forms

How pokemon becomes these different species
Like zigagoon becomes galar zigagoon
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Aipom got a new evo in Gen 4. That was what I mean. People have rumored about new evos for old mons even before Obstagoon, and while there are some rumors about what might be out there, it wouldn't be the hardest to have Ash catch the base form in Alola and evolve it in Galar.
 

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Also slightly unrelated to the SwSh anime but if Satoshi wins the tournament but loses to Kukui is that still considered a "win" for the league as a whole?

Having someone from the Galar region in the crowd during the Alola league watching Satoshi, coming up to him in the last few episodes and mentioning sponsoring him for the Galar league wouldn't be entirely out of the ordinary for this franchise.
Since the match against Kukui is an exhibition, there's not reason for it to not be a league win.

Also, a cool premise would be to have Ash stay at home for 2-3 episodes at the beginning of SwSh and then get the invitation. The last time we saw him at home or at Oak's ranch for a lengthier period of time was after Hoenn / before Battle Frontier iirc. Would love to see some old Pokemon (especially ya boi Wu Kong).

I'm still wondering if Meltan will Aipom its way to Galar with Ash or not.
Meltan (or Melmetal?) would most likely stay with Rowlet. Rotom on the other hand is a guaranteed since the Rotom Phone is the next Dex design. I do hope he takes at least one of his neglected or unevolved Pokemon, namely: Totodile, Gible, Snivy or Scraggy. Even Primeape, if they're gonna introduce a third evolution for it.
 

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Satoshi wins the tournament but loses to Kukui is that still considered a "win" for the league as a whole?
The winner of the league gets to battle Kukui in what’s just an exhibition match, so yes. But I think Ash's going to spin into "I'm going to become stronger after travelling more" he usually does after losing a league.
 

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I doubt Ash takes his old Pokemon with him too Galar. You know 'Dex Cut', so the Pokemon he can take with him is limited.
 

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I still stand by my prediction that Gloria won't be the female companion unless GameFreak is keeping secret from us that she'll be the fourth Rival for male players in the games.

But if she is, does anyone have any predictions as to what her personality might be like? For obvious reasons they won't actually go with that Scottish Pokémon Trainer meme...but I wouldn't be surprised if she is more of a tomboy/tsundere type like Misty & Iris.
 
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I still stand by my prediction that Gloria won't be the female companion unless GameFreak is keeping secret from us that she'll be the fourth Rival for male players in the games.

But if she is, does anyone have any predictions as to what her personality might be like? For obvious reasons they won't actually go with that Scottish Pokémon Trainer meme...but I wouldn't be surprised if she is more of a tomboy/tsundere type like Misty & Iris.
So far we know it could either be Gloria or Bea. However we are yet to know the other Gym Leaders. For all we know we have Milo, Nessa and Allister, but Allister is running the same Gym as Bea.

If there is a companion for Ash, then we'd probably have seen them by now...

BW - A Character Sheet was leaked that showed Iris.
XY - Clemont was one of the earliest Gym Leaders shown in one of the trailers.
SM - Mallow was shown in a leaked Confidential Sheet of Incineroar.

We won't know until September. We might even be introduced to a Gym Leader character that'll be in the teaser poster for the Sword and Shield anime, everything so far have been all quiet for leaks and news, aside from a small few.

Mallow along with the other Trial Captains were Officially Revealed 1st August 2016, so perhaps we're either going to have two options... (The Gen 4 Route) Ash, Gloria and Milo. Or... (The Gen 5 Route) Ash, Bea and Milo. These are the most likely that'll be Ash's companions.
 
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The main reason why I say that it probably won’t be Gloria is because so far the anime has only included the female player characters that have been Rivals to male players.

RSE - May is your Rival if you play as Brendan
DPPt - Dawn is the assistant to Professor Rowan if you play as Lucas
XY - Serena is the main Rival for male players

I suppose there is always a first time, but we already know that Sonia (who I agree looks way too old to be a companion) will be the Dawn/Bianca/Lillie of these games (Professor’s Assistant). And I feel like if it was planned that the opposite gender Player Character would be another friend of yours competing with you in the Galar League, they probably would’ve said so by now.

As for Bea...we haven’t seen a Fighting type specialist companion yet, so she would be different, and she would be a nice fit - I think she’d be a Blue Oni to Ash’s Red Oni (going by her bio on the official website).
 

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Yeah. Unless they confirm that the opposite gender PC will be a rival (which has a low chance of happening now that Bede and Marnie are revealed) I am assuming that Ash will be traveling with two Gym Leaders again like in the OS.
 

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That's a strange way to look at it. She is still the playable female character and represents the current generation like the previous female leads. Of course she still promotes the games. Dawn barely had any presence in D/P despite being an assistant, or at least I don't recall seeing the other playable character appear as a NPC outside of the early stages of the game, so I don't think that being a rival or NPC within the game is that big of a factor. It's just another pattern fans have picked up on and firmly believe it to be true as a result. They may go with a different female lead, but the idea that the playable female trainer doesn't promote anything because she supposedly doesn't have impact on the game is just strange and confusing to me.
I thought Hidden Mew had already addressed this debockle. Just because Gloria is no rival nor assistant does not mean that she isn't likely to be a companion.
 

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I thought Hidden Mew had already addressed this debockle. Just because Gloria is no rival nor assistant does not mean that she isn't likely to be a companion.
It is a pattern that has persisted throughout the entirety of the anime. May, Dawn, and Serena do play a major role if the player plays as the male PC (and they did become companions) while Hilda and Selene did not (and they didn't). The OS doesn't count because back in those days there was no female PC.
 
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