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PREVIEW: SM026: Farewell, Mamane!

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According to Serebii, A TV Guide has revealed the next newepisode title from Pokémon Sun & Moon. This episode is set to air on May 11th 2017
 
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Sophocles is going to stay, the title is just another clickbait title. He has his parents and the school on the island there's no way he has to leave and he has a Pikachu-like Pokemon like Dedenne with him so he needs to promote this Pokemon in the show.
Then, even if it's VERY unlikely if he is really going to leave... Let the speculations about Trial Captains begin...
 
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Interesting to see if this is true or not and what it will mean if it does
 
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I guess he just graduates and go away. Glad that they got rid of Clemont2.0 and Dedenne 2.0.
 
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He's not going anywhere people, he's a main character.

Anyway, here's the source.

 
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Hopefully he'll get some standard form character development here and people will stop complaining about how he's the worst :-(
 
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Hopefully he'll get some standard form character development here and people will stop complaining about how he's the worst :-(
And that he's a Clemont 2.0, when he clearly isn't. Sure, they both love inventions, but apart from, they come across as very different personalities. Sophocles is more confident in how he acts, Clemont is only really confident when he's excited about his inventions.

But he is...
But he's not...
 
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SELL!! I DON'T TRUST Japanese Titles like this! It's probably a RUSE! Like... WHY WOULD it happen at this point in the Series anyway!?
 
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The only way I'd understand and accept Sophocles leaving would be if he's going to become Ula'ula's Trial Captain and the Island Challenge is about to officially get underway. And thus, I'd expect that the other students will be leaving to go to Akala to take over their Trials.

If that's not the case, I don't see any reason for him to go anywhere and doubt that he actually will.
 
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It would be great if his cousin made an appearance, prompting Soffy's almost-departure. Wishful thinking. They'll more like save Molayne for when the class takes a field trip to Hokulani Observatory or something.
 
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And that he's a Clemont 2.0, when he clearly isn't. Sure, they both love inventions, but apart from, they come across as very different personalities. Sophocles is more confident in how he acts, Clemont is only really confident when he's excited about his inventions.
Confidence and physique are the only things I can use to differentiate them.
Electric Type Specialists.
Gadget Geeks.
Own a Pikachu Clone.
 
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Honestly, I don't want him to stop being a main character, but I want him to go away long enough for Ash to begin actually going through the island trials..
 
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Confidence and physique are the only things I can use to differentiate them.
Electric Type Specialists.
Gadget Geeks.
Own a Pikachu Clone.
True, but the fact that one owns a Dedenne and one has a Togedemaru aren't big parts of there personalities and Sophocles hardly ever mentions the fact that he is an Electric type specialist. And yes, they both often show love for gadgets, but if Sophocles didn't, he probably wouldn't be as interesting. And with Lillie's knowledge from reading books, she could also be considered a geek as well.
 
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Yeah, I doubt Sophocles will actually leave the group, if only for his Togedemaru. He has the resident Pikaclone, and said Pikaclone has gotten much more focus and personality than he has.

And the presence of the Captains hasn't stopped Ash from traveling around and taking trials. He's already casually flown to Akala just to visit Kiawe and his family.
 
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Sophocles desperately needs some good character enrichment here. His presence currently feels so pointless and unnecessary to the overall plot of the series, and the Tapu Koko's rematch episode barely did anything to flesh him out more and address his actual flaws.

Even though I doubt he will leave permanently, I wouldn't lose sleep if he actually did. If all, there would be one less main character to juggle for the spotlight and crave for some development.

So… just give him anything. Whatever it takes to bring him out of the realm of the mediocre and bland characters.
 
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For a second I read "Farewell, Manene" and got scared. Then I remember where we are now.

I don't think Sophocles is going to leave.
 
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I actually really like Sophocles and appreciate his character. He definitely needs a little more development, but I find him entertaining and even charming at times. I mean, we're only 23 episodes in and I prefer Sophocles to Clemont...

I don't think he's actually going anywhere. This definitely seems like the usual clickbait titles that happen a few times each saga.
 
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