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Pokeshipping General Discussion

skizo

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Yesssss!!!! :D Misty and Brock come back again I so happy :D I watched 43 ep SM and when Misty want Ash's Z-Ring was cute :D I hope we get more :) The creators certainly did not do it without a reason. I remember last episod XYZ "The director and the head of the storyboard for the episode, Tetsuo Yajima, stated on Twitter that there was a message in this episode, and that it was written in 'flower language'. At the last scene of the episode, when Ash is shown entering his house, the white flowers in the foreground are Baby's Breath flowers, which symbolize everlasting love. Misty's Japanese name "Kasumi", is also the name of this flower in Japan." And we get Kasumi :D

I'm surprised that no one here was hyped for Misty showing up in newest anime poster.
No offense, but maybe all of you assumed that this ship is now sunk?
I think that the response is still big. Misty is the first pokegirl of Ash (it started 20 years ago) so for so many years, there are pokeshipping still have many fans. (it's easy to see it on tumblr, pivix etc. becasue there Pokeshiping is still alive and it collects a lot of likes, no less than amourshipping which is much younger and fresher)
 
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I remember last episod XYZ "The director and the head of the storyboard for the episode, Tetsuo Yajima, stated on Twitter that there was a message in this episode, and that it was written in 'flower language'. At the last scene of the episode, when Ash is shown entering his house, the white flowers in the foreground are Baby's Breath flowers, which symbolize everlasting love. Misty's Japanese name "Kasumi", is also the name of this flower in Japan." And we get Kasumi :D

This is very interesting and not something I had previously heard of.

This is the link to Yajima's tweets btw.

What is really interesting is how vague this "message in flower language" is.
The only things we know are that the plant in question is Gypsophila/Baby's Breath/カスミソウ (Kasumisou), that is growing in front of Hanako's house and that Satoshi & Pikachu have just returned home after a journey (which ended with Serena kissing our boy).

The meaning of the flower seems to be of an innocent/everlasting love in a romantic, platonic or familial sense (both on English & Japanese language flower language websites) OR reconnecting with lost loved ones.

Frankly, the relationship in question could be between Satoshi and his mother, Serena, Kasumi or even Pikachu, OR EVEN the relationship between the anime and its viewership! There is however no getting away from the fact that カスミ (Kasumi) is a derivation of カスミソウ (Kasumisou) or that Satoshi and Kasumi are reunited not long after this scene following a VERY long separation...

What did Yajima intend the meaning to be I don't know, but there's no way he wasn't aware of the etymological connection between the flower and Satoshi's first travelling companion.
 

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I seriously doubt the XY series, which last episode ended with Serena kissing Ash, would be referencing Misty of all characters, especially when XY had very little continuity and was the only saga not to bring back any old companions for a cameo, lol.

Anyway, Misty is getting another SM cameo which I'm sure everyone knows. I didn't really think her first appearance had much shipping besides a little playful banter, what do you expect for the second? I imagine her next appearance will be her final appearance for a long time, probably for another 10 years till the 30th anniversary. So I think her next 2 (or however long she sticks around for), eps will be it for a long time, since the Kanto and 20th anniversary promotion will be pretty much over after the SM gen ends. Similar to how her cameos originally stopped back in mid-AG in 2005 and she missed 3 gens in a row (DP, BW and XY), besides minor references.

Another thing to note, is Misty/Brock aren't in the new SM opening at all. Kinda strange, they even put Misty in DP's second opening "High Touch" when she never actually returned in any of the eps that saga.
 
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Scott is that you? :rolleyes:

RE the flower message, as I said it is ambiguous but probably intentionally so. How many flowers must represent love? Yajima could have picked practically anything, but he chose a flower which shares its name with Kasumi.
 

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View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=OkyMLnsnLPw


The preview is here. There aren't any noticeable Ash/Misty scenes in the preview though. Most of the preview focuses on Brock/Olivia though so a new ship is born.

Also as most expected all the SM characters are there the whole time, so it looks like the original trio won't get any "alone time" together like OS fans want. But that should have been expected anyway.
 
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First Pokéshipping Comment of 2019!
Anyway, the newly announced series takes place in all regions, so we could all reasonably hope for a few Pokéshipping moments!
 

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First Pokéshipping Comment of 2019!
Anyway, the newly announced series takes place in all regions, so we could all reasonably hope for a few Pokéshipping moments!
And since ASH WON!
Misty could show up in Alola to congratulate him as well!
 

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Maybe Misty will be at Ash's home again once he returns from Alola and congratulate him then.
 

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I'm kinda surprised they didn't show a scene of Misty or Brock watching the Alola league from TV when he won, similar to that scene of Misty watching the Hoenn league on TV. It would be nothing but a silent cameo but since they already had their SM designs it would have been easy to do. Kinda weird Ash's original companions don't even get to see Ash win his first league.
 

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So, this has been bothering me for a while.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4JMYgGcI5g


This was recorded as a promotion for Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, but I can't seem to find any other details on it. I've heard it's for a TV commercial, but I've never been able to find the original commercial nor do I know why we have a full 3 minute version of it.

Does anyone have any leads?
 
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