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    What are some of your guys favorite nonsensical things that have happened in the anime? Quite obviously, the anime is quite infamous for the amount of mistakes, blunders and straight up bull crap (like thunder armor). What are some of your favorites?
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      Pikachu beating Brock's Onix. Does not matter that water was on Onix, there is no excuse for Pikachu beating a rock/ground type with an electric attack.

      I also don't like made up techiques like Thunder Armour.
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        Pikachu infusing Electro Ball and Iron Tail.
        Serperior had beaten the shi*t out of Pikachu then all of sudden Pikachu infuses Electro Boll into Iron Tail and defeats Serperior. I've only got one word for that: bullsh*t.
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          When Ash only brought Palpitoad to the Elesa gym match in Unova.
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          Old December 21st, 2017 (10:32 AM). Edited December 21st, 2017 by Alexander18.
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            There are moments where characters assume the color of a pokemon means it is a certain type. For example Misty thought sentret/furret was a Ground type in one episode.

            What?!
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              Whenever Ash says 'What's That?' or something along those lines whenever he sees a Pokemon he has seen before.

              I haven't watched the anime for some time but I vaguely recall him saying 'What's That?' to an Oddish multiple times.
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                There are moments where characters assume the color of a pokemon means it is a certain type. For example Misty thought sentret/furret was a Ground type in one episode.
                What?!
                She also thought Oddish was a water Pokémon because it just happened to be standing near water in the episode that Ash catches Bulbasaur.
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                  Brock using his frying pan as a drying pan.

                  Just that pan isn't going to keep you dry, Brock! Especially when you've already been rained on! It can't even absorb liquid because it's metal!
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                    Old December 23rd, 2017 (6:15 PM). Edited December 23rd, 2017 by strangerhypno.
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                      Ash-Greninja is a ridiculous form, a mega stand in and is pure fan service, Greninja gets a mega equivalent while Delphox and Chesnaught don't. Make a pokemon popular enough and they get special treatment. I wonder if I convinced all of Japan to become obsessed with Dunsparce, maybe then Dunsparce will get a Mega or some power up of some kind.
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                        Ash-Greninja is a ridiculous form, a mega stand in and is pure fan service, Greninja gets a mega equivalent while Delphox and Chesnaught don't. Make a pokemon popular enough and they get special treatment. I wonder if I convinced all of Japan to become obsessed with Dunsparce, maybe then Dunsparce will get a Mega or some power up of some kind.
                        I doubt you could.
                        Greninja is the most popular Pokemon in Japan to date and it's all due to the ridiculous Ash-Greninja thing.
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                        Ash-Greninja was so odd... I never understood why they did that at all.
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                        Old December 26th, 2017 (8:05 AM). Edited December 26th, 2017 by CidHazard.
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                          I doubt you could.
                          Greninja is the most popular Pokemon in Japan to date and it's all due to the ridiculous Ash-Greninja thing.
                          I think you've got it backwards... He's the most popular Pokemon in japan, that's why he got the ridiculous form XD

                          There was also a poll on The Escapists site, where they asked people about their favored starter, and Frokie was chosen by 50% of the poll voters. And not to mention that he was already super popular in japan even before the anime.

                          Also, He's a ninja and ninja's are cool... which makes him easier to market to the younger fanbase. He's also notorious for being one of the best sweepers in singles in XY, so he's also popular with the competitive crowd. Even when we disregard the anime, It's easy to see how he rose in popularity.
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                            I think you've got it backwards... He's the most popular Pokemon in japan, that's why he got the ridiculous form XD

                            There was also a poll on The Escapists site, where they asked people about their favored starter, and Frokie was chosen by 50% of the poll voters. And not to mention that he was already super popular in japan even before the anime.

                            Also, He's a ninja and ninja's are cool... which makes him easier to market to the younger fanbase. He's also notorious for being one of the best sweepers in singles in XY, so he's also popular with the competitive crowd. Even when we disregard the anime, It's easy to see how he rose in popularity.
                            Makes it worse tbh.
                            I mean its ninja abilities like moving fast, water shuriken, etc are super cool yeah but give him the Ash-Greninja thing only because it's the most popular Pokemon makes it super ridiculous as it contradicts Mega Evolutions themselves and it makes Greninga look so overhyped. It is contrived as heck.

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                              There's lots of em, but Ash's silver conference match against Gary is into the realm where I can't suspend disbelief. The Magmar vs Heracross matchup was one of the least plausible. Heracross was not only ravaged by super-effective fire blasts and flamethrowers but he was literally attacked from out of the sky! Heracross not only tanks all of these devastating attacks, he survives one by just slowly fluttering his wings. What attack is this and why would it allow him to walk through fire unscatched?

                              The battles just gets increasingly over-the-top. Its hard to believe that
                              Ash's Charizard could overcome Blastoise. Blastoise not only had the clear type advantage but likely was at a very high level due to the duration of time that he was with Gary-- this was his starter Pokemon. Charizard would also not be at full strength because he had fought multiple battles by this point without resting, including against Gary's Golem, whom he is 4× weak to.

                              I know that this is a really popular episode, and it is very exciting. But at the same time I think some of the drama does descend into the theater of the absurd.
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                                Yeah the Charizard portion was weird as well, Charizard soloing half of Gary's team? Ash needs to drop all of his pokemon off at the Charicific Valley if Charizard got that strong.

                                Heracross is a beast tho, that's why he took out Magmar no problem
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                                  Pikachu defeating two pseudo legendaries of Alain's team. I am sorry but that was just bad writing and wasn't suppose to happen.
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                                    Pikachu defeating two pseudo legendaries of Alain's team. I am sorry but that was just bad writing and wasn't suppose to happen.
                                    How's it bad writing? That thing is the most trained Pokemon Ash has; I'm honestly surprised it doesn't sweep gyms on its own.
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                                      How's it bad writing? That thing is the most trained Pokemon Ash has; I'm honestly surprised it doesn't sweep gyms on its own.
                                      Defeating one maybe. Defeating two is just a cheap way of rushing the battles. Pseudo legendaries are suppose to be strong.
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                                        Makes it worse tbh.
                                        I mean its ninja abilities like moving fast, water shuriken, etc are super cool yeah but give him the Ash-Greninja thing only because it's the most popular Pokemon makes it super ridiculous as it contradicts Mega Evolutions themselves and it makes Greninga look so overhyped. It is contrived as heck.
                                        I don't think it contradicts Mega Evolutions at all, The bond phenomenon doesn't oppose the excistance of Mega evolution niether does it make it look superfluous. In fact it strengthens the Idea of trainers being one with their Pokemon just as Mega's do. Contrived well look at it this way... it's a monster of the week show aimed at kids... the bond thing was bound to happen eventually.
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                                        I doubt the voters expected pokemon pseudo fussion tho XD
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                                          I don't think it contradicts Mega Evolutions at all, The bond phenomenon doesn't oppose the excistance of Mega evolution niether does it make it look superfluous. In fact it strengthens the Idea of trainers being one with their Pokemon just as Mega's do. Contrived well look at it this way... it's a monster of the week show aimed at kids... the bond thing was bound to happen eventually.


                                          I doubt the voters expected pokemon pseudo fussion tho XD
                                          It is contrived when you've already got Mega Evolutions on hand. People won't say this because Ash-Greninja was included in Pokemon SM games so you can now ''say'' it is not contrived it but it still sorta does to me. All the bond thing was pure and mere plotdevice so Ash wouldn't keep a strong Mega Pokemon in Oak's lab cause it'd be a burden for the writers in future sagas if Ash keeps such strong Pokemon. That would make Ash win easily next time when he wants to use said Pokemon. The fact they forced to release Greninja and Goordra proves this. They were their XY team's strongest Pokemon. They only include a special transformation for one of Ash's Pokemon that ONLY Ash can access when there's already Mega Evolutions and said transformation only lasts during XY? It is indeed contrived.

                                          I mean that poll was like an experiment.Once they knew Greninja was so damn popular they decided to give him the Ash-Greninja transformation thus Greninja gets more overhyped. Voters didn't obviously expected it but they were satisfied.
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                                            I mean that poll was like an experiment.Once they knew Greninja was so damn popular they decided to give him the Ash-Greninja transformation thus Greninja gets more overhyped. Voters didn't obviously expected it but they were satisfied.
                                            I think they'd already decided the whole bond/Ash-greninja as a thing even before the popularity contest. The results for the popularity contest was released around June of 2016. Pokemon's XY's second arc (XY: Kalos quest in the internationally) was released in Japan on November 6, 2014, This is the arc where we got the foreshadowing to the Hero of Kalos and the bond phenomenon. And XYZ was released on October 29, 2015 where we finally got Ash Greninja on it's 7th episode.

                                            There was always going to be a bond-thing... The Pokemon that the writing team choose just happened to be Greninja. They never planned on giving Ash a Mega from the beginning, especially since all the Pokemon who got a mega evolution where of an older generation and Ash's main team was an all Kalos in origin.

                                            Now those facts doesn't stop the whole bond thing from being contrived tho... just food for thought XD
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                                              How hard is it to write Ash calling on Heracross, Glalie, Sceptile or Charizard? It's apparent they focus on Greninja cause it's the new hip thing in Japan and brings in a lot of $$$, and that justifies a complete BS fan service form
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                                                How hard is it to write Ash calling on Heracross, Glalie, Sceptile or Charizard?
                                                Maybe it's because Heracross, Glalie, Sceptile and both Charizard's mega forms already appeared in the show, owned by rival trainers. If Greninjas arc is any indication, and as I stated in the previous post, I believe the whole bond pokemon thing was planned from the beginning. As it was properly foreshadowed in the story.

                                                Really the bond phenomenon thing is kinda like an insanely exaggerated reward from pokemon amie minigame. When you max out your pokemon in Amie, your pokemon will crit more often and will sometimes say that they are perfectly synced with it's trainer. They even get the very anime "I wont fall yet because of friendship" cliche, where a maxed out Amie pokemon can survive a potential KO and stay at 1 hp because of bonds and stuff...
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                                                It's apparent they focus on Greninja cause it's the new hip thing in Japan and brings in a lot of $$$, and that justifies a complete BS fan service form
                                                Yep, Just like Charizard before him he gets special treatment...So Pokemon Company gets loads of merch money as they sell tons of figures, plushies , posters, etc.
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