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PREVIEW: SM020: Satoshi and Pikachu, the Promise between Them

Discussion in 'Episodes Previews/Reviews Archive' started by Playerking, Mar 7, 2017.

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  1. ii kanji

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    Yeah, no.
     
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    Apparently it's a mistranslation.
    April 6th: SM20&21 1 Hour Special
     
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  3. SonansuMan

    SonansuMan That's the way it is.

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    I'm not sure why we need two specials dedicated to Ash and Pikachu, but oh well.

    Let's hope flashbacks appear!
     
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    Playerking Not in the mood.

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    This isn't a special episode and there's only one of them. The movie isn't really a special either.
     
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    I don't know how they can do flashbacks with the horrible animation, it would absolutely ruin any nostalgic benefit having flashbacks in SM style. Or they say screw it and draw the flashbacks normally like they are for M20.
     
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    What you don't like is the character design. Not animation, character design.
     
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    kantoskies Prepare for over-used stock animation!

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    It could always not be an anniversary thing and just be a random ash/pikachu episode that JUST SO HAPPENS to be on this date....

    but that's no fun to think about!

    is this basically gonna be the BW charizard episode but about the whole franchise? that'd be neat, but kinda hard to fit 900+ episodes into 20 minutes
     
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    Playerking Not in the mood.

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    Well if it is like BW116, then they could just show flashbacks of the Ash and Pikachu centred episodes.
     
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    Unown Seer Earnest

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    How many such episodes have there even been? I can't think of anything past the AG amnesia episode.

    A montage of Pikachu's victories would be hollow.
     
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    Alola FC: 2123-1290-9916 ♪♫♬

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    I just hope this episode has Ash & Pikachu remember their live's purpose and get them back on track with the Island Challenge. I'm starting to miss the world building and plot advancement, especially after that Rotom-centric episode.
     
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    kantoskies Prepare for over-used stock animation!

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    There was also that rehash of EP014 in DP with the tension about evolving Pikachu or w/e it was about

    They also wouldn't have to only have clips from episodes that were about Ash/Pikachu specifically, bc the Charizard flashback had scenes from episodes that weren't about Charizard (the Paras and Exeggutor episodes for instance). They could have Pikachu being powered down in BW001, Ash saving Pikachu from falling off Lumiose Tower in XY002, etc etc

    Also if this is a flashback-heavy episode I hope they actually use older music instead of the same current stuff we always hear/will continue to hear for the next 2.5 years. That was one of the problems I had with the Charizard episode, they only used the same boring BW music instead of older Kanto/Johto stuff that would've fit much better.
     
  12. Playerking

    Playerking Not in the mood.

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    Well lets see.

    There's EP001, Ep002, EP014, EP039, EP086, EP104, EP274, AG001, AG040, AG089, AG131, AG190, AG192, DP001, DP002, DP024, DP074, DP140, DP189, DP191, BW001, BW002, BW020, BW042, BW050, BW064, BW084, BW108, BW121, BW142, XY004, X006, XY044, XY078, XY079, XY098, XY115 and SM013. They don't have to focus on their bonding, Pikachu just has to have a prominent role in the episode, like being the main star of a battle.
     
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    I dunno guys, I have a feeling they could just about cobble together a substantial flashback (if they have to) with Satoshi/Pikachu clips from the last 20 years worth of episodes.
     
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    If there will be flashbacks, let's hope we won't see that battle with Trip's Snivy...
     
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    Some extra explanation from Adamant:
    April 6th: SM20&21 1 Hour Special - Page 9
     
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    So Shiny Fan Rotom confirmed. It's the only Pokemon that flies and levitates at the same time.
     
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    I have a feeling those scenes from previous episodes in this episode will be reanimated to fit the SM style. BW116 episode did have some scenes reanimated, so why not this one?
     
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    That would be pretty horrible.

    I'd like for this episode to just surprise us and go back to normal designs and ditch this mess. Ash and TR (even Pikachu's eyes) look like they got rammed by a train.
     
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    kantoskies Prepare for over-used stock animation!

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    They have no reason to go back to the old style, no other flashbacks to older series have ever used a different style, except for the one flashback in EP261 that used cel animation instead of the digital coloring, but that's hardly the same thing.
     
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    Playerking Not in the mood.

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