A few years ago, many people online have been wanting Iwata to be fired due to the Wii U underperforming. What they've got instead was his untimely death. Now I wonder how those same people feel after hearing this shocking news as of now.
I'll likely be imagining the haters as "yay he's gone because we wanted better from the Wii U. anyways good luck to the next president because he needs to fix this mess". I feel like they did get their wish of Iwata to go, but not in the way they expected.
At least Iris was made more tomboyish in nature, with the vine swinging and training those strong Pokemon while having cute ones at the same time. I actually like her design, which makes me feel sad for all the hate she gets.
Let's be glad that game Serena acts nothing like anime Serena, but I do wonder if game Serena will wear a different outfit for the third version like with May and Dawn or the same outfit because of customization.
Yeah, it's just so terrible that Serena is only meant to do things that are most associated with females such as being into fashion and the fact Showcases are treated like those performances with Japanese idol girls. Writers are handling her terribly if they are making her a girly-girl stereotype, even when many had a fear the haircut would be turning her into a tomboy.
Active girls are probably always going to have some kind of Contest/Performance goal as a sidequest. This anime loves to promote that boys are battlers and girls are princesses. Especially when they put the playable girl in the anime. From May to Dawn to Serena they got more girly and more battle restricted each time to the point Serena is not even allowed to battle and it's really become a male dominate sport to do battles.
Serebii user Platinum fan. brought this up, and it was worth mentioning it to you. It appears the anime heavily discriminates genders when it comes to main cast by restricting the goals they can persuade. Basically, battling in their universe is a male-only thing leaving the female leads (barring Misty and Iris) to have to pursue Contests or Contest-like goals.
So yeah, if the playable female character in 7th Gen joins Ash in the next anime saga, she'll get restricted to a non-battling goal that's targeted towards girls again. Anime why you pick on genders so much? It really loves to claim females suck at battling or something.
Looks like Ash's team now has a horribly unbalanced team, as he now owns THREE Flying types. 2/3 are weak to Ice, 2/3 are weak to Rock, and 2/3 are weak to Electric (adding Frogadier makes half of his team weak to Electric types). See this is why Goodra should've never left in the first place, so we could've prevented this mistake from happening, because as a competitive trainer, you want to have as little weaknesses as possible when developing your team to prevent yourself from getting 0-6 by a single type your team is weak to.
I'd love to see Ash lose in the league because of the huge weakness he has thanks to all those Flying-types. If they have to come up with a new way to eliminate him in the Kalos league (assuming he doesn't use past-region reserves) then they should try and go down that route, getting swept by specific types like what happens when you don't balance your team enough.
This video I've watched yesterday has made me worry about summer blockbusters never winning any Oscar awards, but it also shows that people who think pure original movies will save Hollywood is fooling themselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdwySyRSgqc