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Sun and Moon Anime- 138 episodes?

HiroHunter

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I feel like the Alola League is going to be the worst league because if they can't keep focus on UB arc without padding then what chance does the league have?
 

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I haven't seen much of its build-up. I only remember Kukui mentioning it once in an episode.
We learned about it at about the same point we learned about in-game.

Kukui first mentioned it in the Kanto two-parter, then again in the Ilima episode, then he finally revealed it to Ash and co. at the beginning of the Ula'ula arc.

I feel like the Alola League is going to be the worst league because if they can't keep focus on UB arc without padding then what chance does the league have?
There are a lot of UBs, plus doing all of the episodes back to back was a huge problem with the Aether arc.
 

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There are a lot of UBs, plus doing all of the episodes back to back was a huge problem with the Aether arc.
I would be fine with it if there was less padding and the UB eps were better.
 

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I could care less about the League, given we already know Ash will lose it.
 

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I could care less about the League, given we already know Ash will lose it.
We knew Ash would lose the Kalos League, but that didn't stop people from getting hyped for it.
 

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I could care less about the League, given we already know Ash will lose it.
Well for me after the Kalos League if the league has good battles then i'm fine. But I don't think that the Alola League can give even that.
 

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Well for me after the Kalos League if the league has good battles then i'm fine. But I don't think that the Alola League can give even that.
What makes you say that? There could be late rival development, Kiawe could be a really good rival etc. In my opinion, I think I don't have enough information to judge the League yet, only to speculate.
 

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Unpopular opinion: He's gonna win the Alola League. It's perfect opportunity to give him a league victory here, considering how newly established it's supposed to be.
 

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Unpopular opinion: He's gonna win the Alola League. It's perfect opportunity to give him a league victory here, considering how newly established it's supposed to be.
I would say that because he is newly established it would give him more of a reason not to win the League and to learn from the experience like he was meant to in the Indigo League. Perhaps he could win if there are no more rivals added to the anime between now and the League but I agree with SinnohEevee that he will probably lose this league too. I think it is hard to predict whether Ash will win any League because the writers are so unpredictable e.g. writing in Tobias at the last secon as up until that point he could've won the Sinnoh league and probably would've done.
 

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What makes you say that? There could be late rival development, Kiawe could be a really good rival etc. In my opinion, I think I don't have enough information to judge the League yet, only to speculate.
OK maybe there will be some ok battles but with how SM going I have no hope that it will be that great.
 

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The executives don't want to win, and they have no incentives to change their minds.
 

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We knew Ash would lose the Kalos League, but that didn't stop people from getting hyped for it.
The reason people were hyped for the Kalos League was because the results weren't as obvious as they had been. They didn't reveal the outcome during episode previews and there wasn't an obvious League only rival that he would lose to. Given that they were hyping up Tobias so much, Ash already lost to him twice and Greninja had mastered its new form, a lot of people took that as a sign of Ash winning the Kalos League. It's also why people were more upset that he lost again. I was so sure that Team Flare would interrupt the battle, but a lot of people had hope that he would win. Granted, the immediate backlash did cool down after a couple of weeks, but I don't think that people are going to get as excited for the Alola League for a few reasons.

The Alola League is newly established, but I don't know if that makes his chances any greater. He doesn't even have a full team yet and while I think most of his battles have been pretty good, they aren't good enough to make me think he could win the Alola League.
 

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While I wasn't following or watching the anime when that happened (I saw people on a forum saying he reached the final, and when they said he lost the SatyrdSa after, I wasn't syrpsurpr), I don't see any reason to get excited or hyped for the League. In addition to that, SM has a great lack of battles.
 

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With the way the anime is shaping up and Ash's team, I feel like its quite likely he will use some of his old mons. I don't really see Ash hitting a team of six (usable mons, since Poipole has YET to battle and theres already minimal chances for his Pokemon to legitimately train)
 

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138 episodes? Maybe so. Especially now that the next generation games is coming out...
 

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SM096 - November 11, 2018
SM097 - November 18, 2018
SM098 - November 25, 2018
SM099 - December 2, 2018
SM100 - December 9, 2018
SM101 - December 16, 2018
SM102 - December 23, 2018
SM103 - December 30, 2018
SM104 - January 6, 2019
SM105 - January 13, 2019
SM106 - January 20, 2019
SM107 - January 27, 2019
SM108 - February 3, 2019
SM109 - February 10, 2019
SM110 - February 17, 2019
SM111 - February 24, 2019
SM112 - March 3, 2019
SM113 - March 10, 2019
SM114 - March 17, 2019
SM115 - March 24, 2019
SM116 - March 31, 2019
SM117 - April 7, 2019
SM118 - April 14, 2019
SM119 - April 21, 2019
SM120 - April 28, 2019
SM121 - May 5, 2019
SM122 - May 12, 2019
SM123 - May 19, 2019
SM124 - May 26, 2019
SM125 - June 2, 2019
SM126 - June 9, 2019
SM127 - June 16, 2019
SM128 - June 23, 2019
SM129 - June 30, 2019
SM130 - July 7, 2019
SM131 - July 14, 2019
SM132 - July 21, 2019
SM133 - July 28, 2019
SM134 - August 4, 2019
SM135 - August 11, 2019
SM136 - August 18, 2019
SM137 - August 25, 2019
SM138 - September 1, 2019

But there is, usually, weeks with no new episodes. For example, between XY096 and XY138 there is six weeks without new episodes. If we add six weeks to the list above:

SM138 - October 13, 2019
 

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It would make sense. They did say they wanted Gen 8 out by the end of next year and this is roughly the length of most of the Pokemon anime.
 

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You can't predict the episode count. You only know that it will end and be replaced with another anime when Gen 8 comes out late next year.

If Gen 8 were to get delayed to late 2020, then Sun & Moon would be extended to last that long.
 
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