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Old April 20th, 2019, 07:53 AM #5881
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Miraculous Bikkun wrote: View Post

... you missed the /s, didn't you? XD He was joking about Tim looking different in all the media.
My apologies for that.
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Old April 21st, 2019, 04:08 AM #5882
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Meltan's First Battle

- The kids are looking forward the gym battle. Little they know that gym's so lame;

- Ash appears to says the Kanto-like gym doesn't look like Kanto gyms at all;

- And the ninjas are shocked to find out Ash is from Kanto. Imagine what they'd say if Ash mentioned he's "beaten" all 8 Kanto gyms;

- "Beaten" means that some of his badges are pity badges;

- Guess Ash got good at throwing shurikens after being synchronized with Greninja for so long;

- Lana is good at this. The writers really made her their pet. She is really starting to step into Mary Sue territory;

- So rather than make Lana lose, they screw up her chance. Right;

- And now for Ryuki's debut;

- Ash remembers what a Zweillous is;

- I can't believe they are wasting the Ash-Greninja theme like that. There are things that shouldn't be messed up with!;

- Wow, Meltan knows how to get revenge;

- And things became a double battle because it's Ryuki's gym and he makes the rules;

- Meltan is struggling;

- And Rowlett has learned Brave Bird. Man that feels so... Unearned;

- Ash wins with only one, barely animated shot;

- Man, Alola manages to make even gym matches feel boring and uneventful. Can't believe they wasted budget with Ryuki's over the topness and not with actual battles. Sword and Shield come soon, please!;

- Guess that's the kind of badge Ash won't remember;

- Well, at least the badge was useful to fill Meltan's stomach;

- No TR. Bonus points.

Overall, mediocre episode. The only thing that seemed interesting was the prospect of Ash using Meltan in an actual battle but there was barely any action worth to watch. Makes me think how they are going to screw the Alola league. Thankfully, I expect nothing out of it.

Next time: Sophocles gets a power up. Maybe.


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So has there been any hint that this will feature anything new or is it more or less going to just be a straight remake of the original only now with bad CG for some reason?
Second option (bolded)

The writting is credited to late Takeshi Shudo.
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Old April 21st, 2019, 04:46 AM #5883
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Ah, so why are they remaking the first movie again?
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Old April 21st, 2019, 04:51 AM #5884
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Ah, so why are they remaking the first movie again?
Because remakes are what all the cool kids are doing these days.
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Old April 21st, 2019, 04:59 AM #5885
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I was watching an old edition of 90s Sat AM show Live and Kicking the other day from around spring 2000 and I got to the segment "Hit, Miss, Or Maybe", where musicians watch and give their opinion on songs and videos by other artists. "Don't Say You Love Me" from the First Movie soundtrack came up and was critiqued a bit by members of Westlife...who would go on to contribute "Flying Without Wings" for Pokemon 2000
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Old April 22nd, 2019, 01:59 PM #5886
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Weirdest part of the most recent episode is my thought that 'wait, traditional Japanese culture is Johto's schtick'.

Which was a little weird with the anime Kantonian Gym being, well, a pretty good fit for if Morty stepped aside for Ryuki.

I like the game version, Vermillion City Gym as built by people who had it heard it described secondhand, through a nightclub filter. If a Pokemon Gym was at the world showcase at Epcot, it would be that.
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Old April 22nd, 2019, 05:44 PM #5887
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Old April 22nd, 2019, 07:39 PM #5888
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(sniff)

They better still have the rights to that song once they get to the end of JoJo Pt. 6, I'm just saying.
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Old April 23rd, 2019, 02:49 AM #5889
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Yeah, from that spot I think the solution to the mystery definitely is staring right in front of us...
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Old April 23rd, 2019, 05:04 PM #5891
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AmphThoros is the best.
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Old April 24th, 2019, 02:03 AM #5892
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Reactions from an early screening in Tokyo are quite positive

https://twitter.com/DetPikachuMovie
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Old April 28th, 2019, 03:17 AM #5893
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- Vikavolt Race. This series sure like weird concepts. Though not much out of the norm for pokémon;

- Shouldn't Togedemaru's Lightning Rod ability attract all of Vikavolt's eletricity to her rather than hitting the gang? I don't remember how that work in the game for multi-target moves like Discharge;

- Well, at least they showed Sophocles training and preparing himself. Makes his obvious victory feel earned, at least;

- Look, it's that Sophocles rival that almost anybody remembers!;

- Another redux of boss fantasies. That joke should stayed dead;

- Sophocles get a non-Kamen Rider bike... In an age where Kamen Riders barely ride bikes anymore;

- So they are still going with the whole Sophocles is afraid of the dark thing?;

- Though it's kind of weird... Sophocles isn't really riding Vikavolt so... Why isn't Vikavolt still flying? Supposedly, it should still be flying ahead while Sophocles shakes in fear;

- So... In a way, TR cheated in favor of Sophocles even if unwillingly. I mean, it's possible Sophocles wouldn't have been able to catch up the other racers had the race continued uninterrupted;

- An obvious victory for Sophocles. Well, at least they made a good build up for that;

- Guess that's kind of the end of Sophocles' rivalry with the guy almost nobody remembers;

- Sophocles gets a Z-crystal... And Hapu gifts him a Z-ring!;

- In the end Sophocles conquers his fear of the dark, gets a Bugium-Z AND a free Z-ring. A trifecta!

Overall, decent episode. Some good development for Sophocles although it feels like it should have come sooner. It's kind of telling when the only real consistent rivalry we get this time was with Sophocles and the other guy. I mean, there's Ash and Kiawe, but most of time they are friendly with each other.

All in all, not a bad episode.

Next time: Kyogre... And after doing nothing, Brionne evolves!

(yeah, the preview pretty much spoils that)


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Ah, so why are they remaking the first movie again?
Probably because they think the nostalgia will make them more money. I mean, some of the promotional material has them mentioned about how much the original grossed at its time.

But then, it'll be going up against Toy Story 4 by the time it debuts. Not really crazy for Disney but I hope they kick their butts hard so they'll think twice before shamelessly remaking the same story again.

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To be honest, I like more that one with pokémon versions of the Justice League that was posted in a previous version of the Pokémon Thread.
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Old April 28th, 2019, 05:30 AM #5894
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More reactions

https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a2...tions-pokemon/

One noted it was too "simplistic for adults" yet "too complex for family audiences", I think that'll be good for the kids actually, it's obviously got a mystery that needs solving, so if it can invite the kiddies to put together the clues as the film goes along it should entice a couple of keen minds.
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Old April 28th, 2019, 08:45 AM #5895
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And after doing nothing, Brionne evolves!

(yeah, the preview pretty much spoils that)

Such is what happens when you're the most popular final form in Alola yet the anime decides to keep you in a mascot-like first form for 5/6ths of the running time.

Have any middle starters been treated well? Probably the only ones I can think of off the top of my head are Grovyle, Frogadier and Braixen.
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Old April 28th, 2019, 10:53 AM #5896
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Such is what happens when you're the most popular final form in Alola yet the anime decides to keep you in a mascot-like first form for 5/6ths of the running time.

Have any middle starters been treated well? Probably the only ones I can think of off the top of my head are Grovyle, Frogadier and Braixen.


Heh, how do you mention Grovyle and forget Combusken in the same series? There's also Ash's Bayleef which of course stayed in its middle stage and got a lot of screentime.

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Should have said those two but suppose that I was more thinking as just key ones. Bayleef and Combusiken did do a lot.

I'd say Charmeleon but...he was more just a joke to build up to the mess with Charizard.
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Review embargo for Detective Pikachu has lifted

Currently sitting at 71% on RT

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pok...ective_pikachu
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