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Mew~
September 29th, 2010, 08:05 AM
^ The title says it all :3

I guess mine would have to be the Kanto Battle Frontier, to be it just felt so awsome, it was like Ash didn't really have a nooby team and it was like he didn't just leave all his pokemon behind except Pikachu (Yes he didn't with johto, but to be honest his team was still CRAP!) all his team was nearly fully evolved ect...

So what saga is your favourite?

(I didn't add isshu to the poll because it's only just started and I think people would be stupid to pick it as only two episodes have aired so far~)

Pan
September 29th, 2010, 08:21 AM
I chose indigo. The anime was at it's best in the very beginning. After a few arcs if just got boring and repetitive, and there hasn't been an ounce of character development in the recent seasons.

Gleam Noiyam
September 29th, 2010, 08:31 AM
The Indigo League... it isn't as stupid as the Sinnoh League. So, Indigo is my answer. (And only answer.)

Sevii
September 29th, 2010, 12:09 PM
Indigo, Back when the anime was at its finest, and since it's what got me into Pokemon anyways.

Vernikova
September 29th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Kanto Battle Frontier is my favorite. The Grand Festival was wonderful and I enjoyed seeing Ash battling the Frontier Brains.

shot571
September 29th, 2010, 12:36 PM
I did orange islands but i changed my mind to the indigo league cos it was when he was a n00b :D

Mew~
September 29th, 2010, 12:57 PM
cos it was when he was a n00b :D
I think your confused, He still is! xD

yossarian
September 29th, 2010, 01:05 PM
For me it's between, Orange Islands, Johto and Kanto Battle Frontier. I'm still yet to decide one out of those.

I really liked the Orange Island gyms and there alternatives to battling. Tracey was a good addition to the show.

People dislike Johto because it apparently has a lot of filler. I disagree, the pacing is perfect in that. People dislike it more due to the fact it wasn't as fast and disordely as Kanto. Once again I really liked all the gym leaders and all the episodes relating to them. Although there are a few of dodgy episodes (there always are) for me it had the most charachter building episodes out of them all, two particularily great examples were the episode where Brock gets ill and the others have to take over his duties and the one where a girl actually falls in love with Brock. Just brilliant episodes.

What more can I say about Kanto Battle Frontier that hasn't been mentioned already? Frontier Brains were great, we saw a wide selection of Ash's Pokemon and powerful pokemon and epic battles.

Drew
September 29th, 2010, 01:40 PM
The Hoenn League and the Kanto Battle Frontier are on even grounds for me.

They were both still 'AG', and they've always remained my favorite.

Granted, I loved the Indigo league when I was little, but when I re-watch the episodes, I tend to not enjoy them as much these days. If I were to erase any memory of ever seeing the original few seasons when I was younger, and just re-watch them all starting right now.. I can definitely say that I would still enjoy Hoenn the most. I also wouldn't be too impressed by Kanto, I wouldn't imagine. xD;

yossarian
September 29th, 2010, 01:46 PM
The Hoenn League and the Kanto Battle Frontier are on even grounds for me.

They were both still 'AG', and they've always remained my favorite.

Granted, I loved the Indigo league when I was little, but when I re-watch the episodes, I tend to not enjoy them as much these days. If I were to erase any memory of ever seeing the original few seasons when I was younger, and just re-watch them all starting right now.. I can definitely say that I would still enjoy Hoenn the most. I also wouldn't be too impressed by Kanto, I wouldn't imagine. xD;


It's the same for me. I managed to watch the entire Indigo saga three years ago but that was purely due to nostalgia and me getting back into Pokemon slightly.

I tried watching a few episodes this summer and I really struggled with them, eventually I just watched a chosen couple (my favourite ones) and just left the rest out. Once the initial notalgia factor wears of you realise that there are problems with it, the main one obviously being the awful pacing.

Gumball Watterson
September 29th, 2010, 04:31 PM
As of now, it's DP. But of course, my new favorite is probably going to be BW. Hoenn was also excellent. In fact, Hoenn is actually my nostalgia region, unlike you other old prunes for Kanto and Jotho >__>

PlatinumDude
September 29th, 2010, 09:46 PM
I like the Advance and D/P sagas because of May and Dawn. The Battle Frontier was good as well, because Ash got to battle legendary Pokemon.

Neelh
September 30th, 2010, 10:02 AM
Johto. HG made me... Slightly attached to it.

Astinus
September 30th, 2010, 11:13 AM
If we're allowed to get really specific, I have to say the later episodes of Johto, the ones that make up Master Quest. That's the only saga that I've seen all the episodes of and that I don't mind watching again. I don't get bored and I don't find the writing to be bad. And since Johto is my favorite region, I don't even mind watching the rest of the saga (with the exception of some episodes of Johto League Champions) because it allows me to explore Johto more than just the games.

Plus that was the last season I watched, so...

As I said, I tried to watch the older episodes, even the Orange Islands, but I felt more second-hand embarrassment than any actual joy. While there are a few select episodes I do like where something was different/better about them, the sagas as a whole could have been done just a bit better.

GlalieX
September 30th, 2010, 08:19 PM
The Hoenn travel saga. Mostly because it had my favorite character set out of them.

mervyn797
October 1st, 2010, 03:54 AM
I always liked the Indigo league far more than any of the others. Maybe that is because of the concept of Pokemon which first appeared. I liked the originality of that saga. It's not that the others aren't good, they just follow the same pattern of events. Just a few additions like the contests come in. Otherwise, I find the Jhoto League and DP quite monotonous.

The Hoenn Saga was quite good as well. It was good to watch four companions traveling together. The concept of contests first started here, and May was a lot more fun to watch at contests than Dawn. I really liked Max as well, though he doesn't really play a big part in its storyline.

Satoshi Ookami
October 1st, 2010, 06:53 AM
Hoenn and Sinnoh are my favorite. Sinnoh probably because of the league and Hoenn because of Haruka and dark Satoshi =D

PearlShipper4Life
October 1st, 2010, 03:16 PM
My favorite is D/P so many reasons why, Pearlshipping, this league to me was the best. It had Ash/Pauls rivalry which I found wicked awesome and Ash caught some cool Pokemon, the only thing that dragged it down was Brock other than that. I have a feeling, by the time Best Wishes ends that will top this one.

luf100
October 1st, 2010, 05:08 PM
Haha, had to go with nostalgia and choose the Indigo League. Hoenn was my second favourite though, definitely.

MarillBubbles
October 1st, 2010, 08:41 PM
Hoenn. As much as I love, and I mean LOVE, Indigo, we all know it's our favorite because of nostalgia, not because it was actually the "best".

Orange Legue, I loved it! The only thing that really bothered me was the "Orange League Challenge". It was too different. And the lack of Brock.

I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but I didn't really like Johto. Kanto is my nostalgic region and I always felt as if Johto was a cheap Kanto knock-off little too much like Kanto. Richie was my favorite rival and Casey was pure awesome-sauce! And Eusine was Eusine...XD

Hoenn was refreshing and I love the tropics so it was perfect. I really hated May, but I came to like her almost more than Misty (almost, not quite), by the end of Advanced Battle. Max was meh, but I came to love him too. Contests were awesome and I loved Ash's Sceptile.

Battle Frontier brought back gooood memories. I'm biased, though, since I hated the actual Battle Frontier in the games, the anime just didn't do it for me, even if it was Kanto. The new voices were at their worst back then, and that didn't help.

Sinnoh was refreshing too. Dawn didn't do it for me though. Her contests were boring and until I took an interest in Pearlshipping, I really didn't like her. BUT, Sinnoh has some awesome myths. The league was good too.

Da Games Elite
October 3rd, 2010, 02:50 PM
Naturally, Indigo. The pacing was better, the characters more distinct, it had Misty, Team Rocket at their prime, and, back then, gym leader fights weren't simply plot necessities; they were experiences. I still feel the Sabrina arc is one of the best story arcs in Pokemon history. It had many extremely emotional scenes that are still tear jerkers, and a lot of heartwarming scenes that, even in the dub, leave you moved and teary eyed.

Plus, it was in an era where Ash and Misty were bound to be romantically involved.

Noibat
October 4th, 2010, 06:29 AM
Sinnoh. The gym battles where cool and of course Team Galactic is there <3

donavannj
October 4th, 2010, 07:00 AM
Uh... my favorite was... uh... Indigo League/Kanto saga, because the running gags weren't old at that point, among the facts that Ash/Satoshi was often the butt of all the jokes, and really struggled with training his Pokemon a lot. ^-^;;

Though the Johto saga was more technically impressive for its era than any other saga, save for the early Advance Gen saga, in my opinion.

Guy
October 4th, 2010, 07:37 AM
The Kanto Battle Frontier; not because we were back in Kanto again, but because I enjoyed more or less a majority of the episodes that were in this arc. The bringing back of Ash's older Pokémon again put a good touch on things. However, I would say it was the Grand Festival in this saga that had me favor it the most. While the Sinnoh Grand Festival had an impressive way of showing off contest battles and appeals, I just didn't find it as great as when May did it. While I know that sounds biased, considering I'm a fan of May, I just never got the same enjoyment out of it with Dawn.

The Indigo Saga was great for old times sake, but it wasn't the best. To be honest, if I had to watch it all again, I doubt I would enjoy it as much. I missed a lot of Johto, which is depressing because to me they had the best generation of Pokémon at that time, but I don't think I missed much either. I got to see Ash compete in the Johto League - from his victory against Gary to his loss against Harrison. But this too just doesn't spark as much interest as the Advanced Generation, Battle Frontier, and DP Saga have.

Demigod
October 4th, 2010, 08:51 AM
Anyone who voted for Sinnoh or the upcoming B/W is a newb and in 90% of cases under 14 years of age. I'm not being a jerk because it means "new" and it's true. As for me Kanto and Johto is a tie.. I mean Kanto was the first one so it was amazing but Johto was just as awesome if not better, not to mention orange islands emotional role. I voted for Johto simply because it only had 2 votes. Kanto and Johto regions will never be beaten anime wise.

Mew~
October 4th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Anyone who voted for Sinnoh or the upcoming B/W is a newb and in 90% of cases under 14 years of age. I'm not being a jerk because it means "new" and it's true. As for me Kanto and Johto is a tie.. I mean Kanto was the first one so it was amazing but Johto was just as awesome if not better, not to mention orange islands emotional role. I voted for Johto simply because it only had 2 votes. Kanto and Johto regions will never be beaten anime wise.
-.-" Sorry but that sounded terribly "newby"
I didn't add Isshu to the poll because it's only just started!
But for DP I think your just being Nostalgic! DP finnished just last month, I don't see why anyone wouldn't pick it whatever age they are, my cousin is 10 and hes watched the whole series and wasn't alive when it started! I don't see whats wrong with DP being their fav, at least most people have ACTUAL reasons like how it's improved etc.. other then "the indigo ledge because it was first season" n' all that poo... Look at that, you wrote kanto because it was first and amazing xD

My cousin would be very ashamed of you! LOL

Crystal Clair
October 4th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Johto and Shinou for me. Shinou was so colorful and it had Shinji and so much unexpected turns and twists. I hear the writers are going to try to top Shinou with Isshu cuz they said they were going to make the pacing better but that's about quality and not personal preference.

Johto had everything that I liked about the Indigo League without the things I disliked about the Indigo League. It was Ash, Misty and Brock but in all new episodes and with new Pokemon. Sometimes nothing beats a mix of old and new.

And to be honest, I do still miss the old trio now and then, no matter how much I like Hikari or Iris.

mervyn797
October 4th, 2010, 11:05 PM
Anyone who voted for Sinnoh or the upcoming B/W is a newb and in 90% of cases under 14 years of age. I'm not being a jerk because it means "new" and it's true. As for me Kanto and Johto is a tie.. I mean Kanto was the first one so it was amazing but Johto was just as awesome if not better, not to mention orange islands emotional role. I voted for Johto simply because it only had 2 votes. Kanto and Johto regions will never be beaten anime wise.

Firstly, BW isn't even there in the list. I don't think there is anything wrong with people liking DP, it is just their personal preference. Most of us, the older guys, find the original series better, because it was new to us. Maybe, as the series progressed, some of us got bored of the Anime. To a person who starts watching DP or BW, would find that to be interesting as well.

We haven't even seen much of BW, but of what I have seen of the first few episodes, BW looks great. But again, that is my personal view. Might be very different for someone else.

donavannj
October 5th, 2010, 06:48 AM
We haven't even seen much of BW, but of what I have seen of the first few episodes, BW looks great. But again, that is my personal view. Might be very different for someone else.

I think the quality of artwork is a bit lacking, 'cause I've seen screencaps people have taken where some characters look completely 2-dimensional and have no depth.

Baronnecro
October 5th, 2010, 06:53 AM
Indigo, I think shows get more involved as they go on. I like a simple, nice anime with good plot. in the beginning Ash was very dumb and weak. The series shows his growth and his humble roots are IMO what draws a lot of ppl, we can all relate to being that newb when we started playing pokemon.

mervyn797
October 5th, 2010, 09:18 AM
I think the quality of artwork is a bit lacking, 'cause I've seen screencaps people have taken where some characters look completely 2-dimensional and have no depth.
I went back to see the episode, and yes, you are right. All characters lack depth and they don't give the impession of being 3D.
Maybe they have a rookie graphic artist?

Vernikova
October 5th, 2010, 02:57 PM
Tomohiro Koyama (BW002) started doing things solo in DP169. Shino Ikeda (BW003) and Takahashi Shinohara (BW004) are both new. Izumi Shimura (BW001) has been there since Kanto and the episode she directed was pretty good.

e: Also, the proper term is Animation Director.

PearlShipper4Life
October 5th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Anyone who voted for Sinnoh or the upcoming B/W is a newb and in 90% of cases under 14 years of age. I'm not being a jerk because it means "new" and it's true. As for me Kanto and Johto is a tie.. I mean Kanto was the first one so it was amazing but Johto was just as awesome if not better, not to mention orange islands emotional role. I voted for Johto simply because it only had 2 votes. Kanto and Johto regions will never be beaten anime wise.

Alright, now you got me angry, I've watched the show since the Kanto league and I still find D/P series the best. I liked the other past series too for many reasons, D/P series just had more things that I liked about it. You have to love Kanto in order to be a pro fan eh? Geese.

Blue_Drifblim
October 5th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Sinnoh. I think it's the only series I've watched from beginning to end. I also think it had the best battles in the series, both in intensity and animation-wise.

Tomohiro Koyama (BW002) started doing things solo in DP169. Shino Ikeda (BW003) and Takahashi Shinohara (BW004) are both new. Izumi Shimura (BW001) has been there since Kanto and the episode she directed was pretty good.


I hope Masaaki Iwane and some others from DP come back.