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mervyn797
September 25th, 2010, 06:51 AM
The title speaks a lot about what I want to discuss about.
What do you think would be the pros and cons of Ash traveling all alone through a region without any companions? We all know that this isn't happening in the Best Wishes series, maybe sometime in the future?
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last fighter 36
September 25th, 2010, 06:55 AM
First post yes.

Well.....ASH:Im hungry no money and pikachu went and never cameback because of hunger.

And ash will be a hobo in search of pikachu.

Vernikova
September 25th, 2010, 06:57 AM
There are no pros. It would be boring because Ash interacting with no one would be boring. Ash doesn't have enough personality and one person going on an adventure is a bad idea because it limits character development.

Spinor
September 25th, 2010, 07:08 AM
Right. A good...anything, Needs proper interaction and more than just one main character. And there'd be no one to ship Ash with as well D: Imagine the agony.

countryemo
September 25th, 2010, 10:56 AM
well if some more episodes were like that acient baltoy ruins one, back in hoenn where ash gets lost, from the main group. itll be more interesting, i mean most other trainers go alone..
but i like to see ash being hopeless xD

Evoli
September 25th, 2010, 11:45 AM
As long as he had some interesting random characters to interact with, I think it would be alright for him to travel alone. Having more than on personality type certainly livens things up, but I don't think it would be impossible to have a series where Ash interacts more with the people he meets in his travels, rather than with another main character. It might even present the opportunity for him to make more meaningful relationships with the new people he comes in contact with.

Vernikova
September 25th, 2010, 01:49 PM
As long as he had some interesting random characters to interact with, I think it would be alright for him to travel alone. Having more than on personality type certainly livens things up, but I don't think it would be impossible to have a series where Ash interacts more with the people he meets in his travels, rather than with another main character. It might even present the opportunity for him to make more meaningful relationships with the new people he comes in contact with.

I think it would be very boring if every episode ran into some random character just to move the story along especially if we never see the character again. He won't have a group dynamic to make him a better character because Ash on his own isn't interesting and there are only so many different kinds of personalities that random characters can have before it becomes repetitive.

dragoniteuser
September 25th, 2010, 01:52 PM
I actually think that Ash would become a good trainer if he traveled alone!
Just compare him to Gary! Gary is 10 times better trainer then Ash is!

Vernikova
September 25th, 2010, 02:09 PM
I actually think that Ash would become a good trainer if he traveled alone!
Just compare him to Gary! Gary is 10 times better trainer then Ash is!
Gary lost to Ash in the Johto League which helped propel Gary into becoming a Pokémon Researcher.

dragoniteuser
September 25th, 2010, 02:19 PM
True, but then again, Ash won a lot of battles by pure luck!
But sereously, since the last gen, not all of his Pokemon fully evolved, they were poorly trained, and basically whenever a real challenge, and a real trainer came to battle, Ash would lose Big Time!

institutions
September 25th, 2010, 02:19 PM
I actually think that Ash would become a good trainer if he traveled alone!
Just compare him to Gary! Gary is 10 times better trainer then Ash is!

Gary was never really alone.
He always had those weird cheerleaders following him like he was Jesus.


OT: As already stated, it would be boring due to the lack of interaction between people.

Shnappy
September 25th, 2010, 02:21 PM
I don't think that's going to happen. The fans would explode, and the show wouldn't be the same.

dragoniteuser
September 25th, 2010, 02:26 PM
Gary was never really alone.
He always had those weird cheerleaders following him like he was Jesus.


Those idiots were there only for the first season. After that he was alone.

institutions
September 25th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Those idiots were there only for the first season. After that he was alone.

Ah, good point.
I never really watched past the orange islands, so I didn't know he got rid of them.

...I guess Ash would have wound up as a stronger trainer, with less emotional attachment for his Pokemon, sort of like all of the Rivals so far.
It still would make for an incredibly boring series though.

Dooonerz
September 25th, 2010, 02:35 PM
I wouldn't watch the anime if ash wasn't with friends, I don't know why, I just like dawn's fashion contests, they're really cool ^.^

Kirbychu
September 25th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Gary lost to Ash in the Johto League which helped propel Gary into becoming a Pokémon Researcher.
Gary beat Ash before he decided to travel to Sinnoh.

I think things would be even staler if Ash traveled alone. It could work if the anime went at a faster pace. It would just mean more fillers.

PlatinumDude
September 25th, 2010, 03:38 PM
The cons: Ash wouldn't have anyone supporting him during important battles. When he's up against a villianous team (Rocket, Galactic, Plasma, etc.), he also wouldn't have anyone with him to stop that team, as he can't do everything by himself.

I don't know of any pros, though.

Vernikova
September 25th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Gary beat Ash before he decided to travel to Sinnoh.

In a one-on-one battle using a Pokémon that Ash had never seen at that time. Also, don't forget that Ash has accomplished more than Gary and has been traveling as a Pokémon Trainer for a much longer time.

Yuoaman
September 25th, 2010, 06:12 PM
He would probably go mad like the Tenth Doctor did for a time there. We wouldn't want Ash becoming the Pokemon Master Victorious, would we?

Kirbychu
September 25th, 2010, 09:14 PM
In a one-on-one battle using a Pokémon that Ash had never seen at that time. Also, don't forget that Ash has accomplished more than Gary and has been traveling as a Pokémon Trainer for a much longer time.
Yes, it was a one-on-one battle, but Ash's strongest Pokemon still fell to Gary's Electivire. And for all we know, Gary could still be finding the time to train.

mervyn797
September 26th, 2010, 02:50 AM
The cons: Ash wouldn't have anyone supporting him during important battles. When he's up against a villianous team (Rocket, Galactic, Plasma, etc.), he also wouldn't have anyone with him to stop that team, as he can't do everything by himself.

I don't know of any pros, though.
That reminds me of how Ash isn't even able to decide on his Pokemon at times during battles.
And I think if Ash would travel alone it would help him gain a lot of more experience in life. He is too dependent on Brock at times.

dragoniteuser
September 26th, 2010, 02:54 AM
Oh, I just remembered! If Ash would have been traveling alone, he would have starved to death!

Vernikova
September 26th, 2010, 07:13 AM
Yes, it was a one-on-one battle, but Ash's strongest Pokemon still fell to Gary's Electivire. And for all we know, Gary could still be finding the time to train.

It's debatable as to whether or not Pikachu is Ash's strongest Pokémon. Regardless if Gary is finding time to train or not, it's still clear that Ash trains a lot more than Gary since Ash is a full time trainer while Gary isn't. Also, don't forget how both Gary's Electivire and Umbreon were both beaten with ease by Jupiter's Toxicroak.

And I think if Ash would travel alone it would help him gain a lot of more experience in life. He is too dependent on Brock at times.

Except this a cartoon so his experiences in life don't really matter. He could master everything that Brock is able to do but it would still be boring to him traveling with no one. No one wants to see a CotD every other episode just so Ash can interact with someone that isn't Pikachu or any of his other Pokémon.

Poketto-Monsuta
September 26th, 2010, 07:26 AM
If he goes alone the show would be boring I think. Sure there would be new characters along the way but... I don't like the idea. Also is Brock in the new series?

XFakerX
September 26th, 2010, 07:34 AM
Well, Ash would get lost in the woods and probably die of hunger.

mervyn797
September 26th, 2010, 07:39 AM
If he goes alone the show would be boring I think. Sure there would be new characters along the way but... I don't like the idea. Also is Brock in the new series?
No Brock isn't in the Best Wishes series. Dento is replacing him. So Ash isn't going to be alone. XD

cyan.
September 26th, 2010, 08:12 AM
I think if Ash traveled alone for a while in a series, but not completely. That way he might learn some new things and still be with his friends.

I think it would also be boring if he went alone. I love the fights he has with his female companion.