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Pokeshipping General Discussion

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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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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?
The only places I can think of it being is Dailymotion or YouTube. And yes, it was a promotion for Ruby and Sapphire. Never actually heard it myself, but heard of it.
Also, just something about Misty herself, she's the only character that ever got a song about her and Ash. And she didn't just get one, she got five. Beat that, Serena.
 
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How does nobody notice this:
Ash X Misty are the Phineas X Isabella of Pokemon universe.
Like Ash being dense as Phineas
and Misty being obvious about her feelings towards Ash as Isabella
 
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Actually, You know why the character of Serena was ever created.
Its said that she was only created due to financial condition of Pokemon company.
When Pokemon Black & White (Best Wishes) was finished, the ratings and the economy of the company was in an all time low.
That's why new writers and animators were brought in to create a character in order to revive the series and in fact to incite some spiciness in the series, Serena came into being to be a romantic interest because after Misty's departure, there were no serious romantic interest left in Ash's life and as we that in each series a new female character was created to revive things up they created Serena, who was opposite of all the past female companions of Ash, especially Misty, unlike Misty, Serena was polite, calm and all favorite just like the company wanted and in addition to that, it was told she had a past with Ash to make it, well easy, to comprehend Serena and Ash as a couple.
It might seem like I'm praising Serena, I'm but she still doesn't hold a candle against Misty. Cuz
What Serena represented was all opposite of Ash's past female companions
like she was polite but in case of Misty, she and Ash bickered at each other which showed that there was some heat b/w them.
unlike Misty or May or Dawn, Serena wasn't clear about her goals or future, she was only concerned about her future with Ash.
unlike Misty, she was ready to give everything up for Ash which showed her lack of individuality, but Misty didn't depend her future over Ash but became someone whom we all love.
Also, if you didn't notice, that Pokemon seems to couple two people who have the interests like May with Drew and Dawn with Kenny.
So probably Serena will be paired with some Pokemon performer.
Like Ash could be paired with a trainer like Misty.

Serena's who character was to be desired as favorite by us.
One other proof of that is that when Pokemon XYZ (The Last season of The Kalos quest) was finished then they released Pokemon Go in the same year.
So basically, Serena was a tactic played by Pokemon company in order to stall for their game to be released.

Also like Ash met Misty when his Pikachu destroyed her bike, its the same kind of arrival May got from ash when she met him which we could have been intentional considering that May was just a friend but for Misty as she said it was more than bff stuff.
Not to mention, that Ash has only cried over three things till now,
1.When he tried to leave Pikachu
2.When he left Charizard
3.When he left Misty because she meant more to him than any other companion he traveled with plus Misty is the only companion who is Ash's connection to his past life as a kid with one of the most uncontrollable pokemon a starter one and also as a full-fledged trainer cuz, she knows most Ash from Original Series and The Sun and Moon.
Its also said that Misty was the only one who could get some real emotion out of Ash without doing something crazy like Serena (The Kiss Thing).
 
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Dude, no petition is going to get Misty back in the anime nearly 20 years after she was written off the series. Much less something from the western/english speaking fandom that virtually nobody on the Japanese staff will ever see.

She might get another cameo for 2 eps again like she got in SM though, so you have that to look forward to if it happens.
 
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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!
Old characters appearances, per se, would be great. I am looking forward to Korrina's cameo.

Obs: It has already aired. Lol

Yet, May participation would be the best. :bulbaWave:
 
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Hey there,
Has anyone noticed the most simplest clue there is that Ash will end up with Misty one way or the another.
Think last year Pokemon company released its first 3D adaptation movie- Pokemon Detective Pikachu, right.
so in the movie Tim who happens to hang out with Pikachu throughout the movie and Lucy, another protagonist, sort of Tim's counterpart, who also happens to hang out with a Psyduck. Think about it, out of 800+ pokemon why'd they choose Psyduck, because Ash who has Pikachu and also hung out with Misty who also happened to have a Psyduck.
From the movie its proven(canon) that Tim liked Lucy. So is the director trying to hint something or not?
 
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