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Old 09-18-2017, 03:43 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Leofan26 View Post
I don't care how hated Tracey was by the fandom, he should still be mentioned, he was a big part of the series since Orange Islands, showing up in Chronicles all the time and cameos in the older series. He was always with Misty than suddenly he's not talked about? Or at least that's what viewers who watched the episode in subs said, guess I was right in not checking out the show and acting like it's not apart of the series.
Not sure about "Tracey", but I really liked Kenji. He's one of my favorite characters from the series. I saw the recent Pokemon episode and was surprised that he wasn't in the episode since he was an assistant to Oak. Is he still one? Sucks people didn't like him much. I thought it was a nice change to have a guy with a different occupation and stuff as a traveling companion. My ideal traveling group was always him along with the other two. Brock would have someone his age to associate with and Ash would have someone his age to associate with.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:39 AM   #42
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Anime has always had fan service even in kids shows but the term fan service is thrown around a lot, especially in a negative sense. Bathing suits can be really obvious fan service or subtle, I mean it's only clothing. Tons of western shows have characters wearing bikinis, it's not meant to be taken that way even if it can. That is just Misty's outfit in the game, and I believe we see Brock shirtless doing his game pose as well in the next episode.

As far as Tracey, he got a lot of flack mostly because he was replacing Brock and "ruining" the original trio. We are now used to seeing the cast change but Tracey got all the hate for being the first one, ironically enough it was done to appeal more to western audiences. Sadly he's been forgotten, I don't see how he was a "big part of the series" after Orange Islands. Chronicles was an awesome way to give other characters the spotlight, sadly none of that worked out since we rarely get specials like that anymore. Featuring him in the openings is far from "being important" and with the cast of previous "main" characters growing gen after gen then it's obvious they would cut the fat, and non-game characters like him the first to go. I like him though
I agree, Tracey was a great character, and I wish they would do another Chronicles series, to catch up on some older characters. Would be cool to see what happened to Ritchie and sparky.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:40 AM   #43
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The animation for the battles next ep look really good. This might actually be Misty's first good battle in the 20 years she existed. Misty was generally poor at battling throughout most of her run in the anime, to the point where she bombed or failed all her battles or had to rely on Psyduck's headache to save herself. Then in Johto she barely battles at all till the tail-end of the saga when she gets Poliwhirl/Corsola. Prior to Serena, Misty also did the least amount of battling of all the main girls in the show, so there are hardly any Misty battles to even go back and rewatch in the first place.

Brock also rarely ever battled in the anime, and when he did it was just to watch him lose. After he joins Ash, he literally loses every single battle he has on the cast for all of Kanto/Johto besides some TR blast-offs, and I'm pretty sure he loses all his battles in AG as well. I don't think Brock ever won a battle till he got Croagunk in DP.

This combined with the fact that the battles in general during Kanto/Johto were the weakest of the anime's entire history (as we know, most of Ash's battles back then were terrible too, he won most battles by luck), it is a shock to see Misty and Brock portrayed as competent battlers like they are in the games. It took 20 years, but Misty might have her first actual really good battle in the anime. For once Misty might not be considered the worst battler of the main girls.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:30 AM   #44
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I will be watching the Pokemon 20 I choose you movie, crazy. Even if I"m unhappy with the way they handled it, it's still going to be awesome. I haven't watched a Pokemon movie in theaters since Pokemon 2000, I'll also receive a TCG just like back in the day & a special Ash hat pikachu so that's cool.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:55 AM   #45
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:32 AM   #46
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So Ash was able to beat Misty in their battle. She was annoyed, but there was a lot of sweet and playful banter between them afterwards where she points out most of his badge earnings were often out of pity
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