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With the release of Pokemon 2019, the catch roster has seemed especially unpredictable!
Like the previous thread,

Use this thread to discuss Ash and Co's captures, and characters' potential teams throughout the series. Try to explain why you think a character may have this Pokemon/may catch it in the future, etc. However, please source official news.
However, don't feel obligated to site official news or sources if you are speculating! But in the event that you are claiming something is confirmed, please remember to do so.
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*cracks knuckles* new thread, new interesting speculations.

Been hearing speculation about Goh capturing a Sobble. Tbh, I've been wondering for awhile if any of the other Galar starters would be caught by Ash or Goh. Hopefully soon. I've heard speculation thrown around about both Ash and Goh possibly catching Sobble, though, so Idk who I'd rather catch it, tbh. Ash usually at least gets one starter Pokemon in each series, so it's bound to either be Grookey or Sobble eventually, right?
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Ooo new thread... We have kinda needed one for a while.

But yeah, right now there is a lot of back and forth if Ash will get Grooky or Sobble. A lot of people don't want Ash to catch Sobble, but there are some who are bashing others who don't think Sobble will be caught by Ash.

All this has streamed from 2 I guess Corocoro scans, one showing Ash catching it and one seemingly showing Goh getting it. As well as Ash catching a Galarian Farfetch'd and Goh catching a normal Farfetch'd. However, none of these are confirmed. I will see if I can find the two scans though.

As for Galar Fartech'd, I think it is the perfect pokemon for Ash. To evolve in game, you have to get 3 Critical Strikes and I just think that matches Ash insanely well. Plus it is probably the most popular Galarian Form because of Sirfetch'd.

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This one seemingly confirms Sobble is Ash because it says introducing Ash's Pokemon, however, it doesn't really confirm anything because it is in a different window. Honestly, I hope he doesn't just so the people who are bashing others become disheartened. I just don't think they would give Ash Sobble because it isn't that popular and doesn't really match Ash. Not to mention he hasn't had a grass type that has evolved in a while.


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Next, this is the more recently one that seemingly shows Goh with Sobble and Farfetch'd and Ash with Galarian Farfetch'd. I find this one more reasonable confirming what they catch.

Not only that, but Goh has already caught a Farfetch'd.



All and all, I'd prefer Chloe catching Sobble. I think Grookey matches Ash better because he normally gets the monkey pokemon. It is also possible that Ash gets both.

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Spoiler:
Sobble
definitelyyyyy looks like it’s going to Ash imo!! Very excited for the relationship they might have if so, kinda cheering it on when it’s down or encouraging it.
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With something being confirmed, here are my new thoughts.

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So with it now being confirmed that Ash caught Galarian Farfetch'd in the latest episode, I think Gou will get Sobble not to mention it seemingly shows Goh getting Sobble in the new preview.

Goh giving Chloe Sobble in the future is a far better scenario then trading it to Ash. I am not sure why people are so stuck on Ash getting it when Chloe will eventually, probably, become a larger character and need more pokemon.


Also, someone said they saw a Haxorus running with Gengar and a Lucario in a Japanese Opening Theme, but I have yet to see this in any of the Japanese openings so far, so I am not sure how true this is or if he saw something else. However, if it is true, that means Ash might catch a Haxorus.

Edit: Going back to the Haxorus, the person who spoke about it posted a very fan made video not from the official channel. He thinks it is official, but almost nothing to go on. Plus it had a Scorbunny, Gengar and Lucario which is a major red flag given his first catch was Dragonite, so I would not put any type of faith in him catching Haxorus currently.

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So i was just watching the episode in the indigo saga where he wanted the catch the specie of today's capture

So yeah Ash getting an
Spoiler:
Eevee
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ooooooh soo Ash now has a Galarian
Spoiler:
Farfetch’d
!! Personally excited towards this catch, what do y’all think?
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I'm glad that Ash got a Galarian form Pokemon since he never got any Alolan form Pokemon last generation. Although, I honestly wonder how it's gonna evolve in the anime, since critical hits don't exist there, right? I can't imagine his Galarian Farfetch'd staying that way forever, since all his current Pokemon are pretty powerful. We'll see though.
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ooooooh soo Ash now has a Galarian
Spoiler:
Farfetch’d
!! Personally excited towards this catch, what do y’all think?
Spoiler:

It is probably one of the most wanted Pokemon I wanted Ash to catch because it is so Ashy. I don't mind him catching Sobble now, as long as he keeps his Farfetch'd.

As for how it will evolve, my guess is that it he will just have to battle a lot and maybe knock three pokemon out in a single battle.


According to Sirfetch'd Entry, 'Only Farfetch'd that have survived many battles can attain this evolution. When this Pokémon's leek withers, it will retire from combat.' It just has to be in a lot of battles. It doesn't really say anything about critical hits.



Note of a certain pokemon:
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The problem with Ash catching Sobble is that people are... very sensitive, especially in these times we are in. I don't think they would be able to evolve Sobble without the risk of episodes it is in getting banned, especially in the USA because of the use of a sniper rifle in a child's show. That is one big reason I don't want Ash to catch it, as it will likely never be able to evolve.

Or if it does, episodes with it using its special may be banned or never be able to use it.

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Spoiler:
Sobble has been caught by Go. How are we all feeling about that? I'm okay with it, but I hope Ash gets Grookey. Him not getting at least one of the starters would feel very, very weird to me. I'm gonna assume that Sobble will be another Pokemon that'll always travel with Go, so we're definitely going to see a lot of it. I hope, anyway? I know Go has a lot of Pokemon, so you never know which ones are going to join him in his travels these days.
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I think right now it is really hard to say if he will forget his previous pokemon or not. He isn't going to be able to beat the Champions, and I assume he would have to beat every single champion, with his current team.

He has only had 1 match that I am aware of and he nearly lost. If they want to make this the best series possible, I think they need to bring in some of his older pokemon, similar to how the Battle Frontier was handled as well as Sinnoh League.

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Spoiler:
The episode title of 1124 says that someone cauth an pikachu! Could it be Go? Or maybe Ash wants to have an Pichu and having his Pikachu get laid? We'll see

Update

OK so Goh cauth her and she evolved to an Raichu, yay, still she likes Ash's pikachu so yeah, Pichus incoming?
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Spoiler:
You have NO IDEA how GOD DAMN HAPPY I am that Goh didn't get Zapdos.

I hate him enough as is and this would have just made him WORSE. I'm already half-struggling with the series practically shoving him down everyone's throats.

THANK. GOD.

But that rumor of Ash getting Mewtwo? Seems extremely unlikely now with Goh not getting Zapdos. It would have been more believable if he had gotten Zapdos. So this seems unlikely now too. But honestly... if it happens... I'll literally LMAO and then be okay with it. 😛
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So at this point, I am a bit disappointed with Ash's pokemon. Originally catching Gengar and Dragonite was a great idea, but now I think it is gonna hurt the rest of the saga. I thought he would catch more pokemon, but of course it hasn't happened.

Drgaonite and Gengar have both been void of growth, as far as I know, because they are already fully evolved. Riolu and now Farfetch'd have taken up screen time. And then Ash caught a fossil which are some of the most hated pokemon aside from the Meta Game. And honestly I keep forgetting he actually got a fossil. Let's not forget one that can't even evolve.

So I've began to lose interest a bit in the anime, especially since some of the pokemon Goh caught, specifically Suicune that would have made so much more sense for Ash to catch with his past encounters with Suicune.

I hope for the sake of growth, he catches more pokemon if they aren't going to give him pokemon that can grow and evolve. And if not, then bring back old pokemon so they can grow and evolve.

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So at this point, I am a bit disappointed with Ash's pokemon. Originally catching Gengar and Dragonite was a great idea, but now I think it is gonna hurt the rest of the saga. I thought he would catch more pokemon, but of course it hasn't happened.

Drgaonite and Gengar have both been void of growth, as far as I know, because they are already fully evolved. Riolu and now Farfetch'd have taken up screen time. And then Ash caught a fossil which are some of the most hated pokemon aside from the Meta Game. And honestly I keep forgetting he actually got a fossil. Let's not forget one that can't even evolve.

So I've began to lose interest a bit in the anime, especially since some of the pokemon Goh caught, specifically Suicune that would have made so much more sense for Ash to catch with his past encounters with Suicune.

I hope for the sake of growth, he catches more pokemon if they aren't going to give him pokemon that can grow and evolve. And if not, then bring back old pokemon so they can grow and evolve.
I really do think Ash's mons need more focus. :( Gengar and Dragonite have barely gotten anything since their captures, and even Lucario has been on the sidelines since its focus episodes a while back. Farfetch'd's recent episodes were pretty good so I'm willing to let that slide since it's developing and will have more battles with their new rival later, but it still isn't enough. Definitely one of the downsides of Journeys so far.

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So at this point, I am a bit disappointed with Ash's pokemon. Originally catching Gengar and Dragonite was a great idea, but now I think it is gonna hurt the rest of the saga. I thought he would catch more pokemon, but of course it hasn't happened.

Drgaonite and Gengar have both been void of growth, as far as I know, because they are already fully evolved. Riolu and now Farfetch'd have taken up screen time. And then Ash caught a fossil which are some of the most hated pokemon aside from the Meta Game. And honestly I keep forgetting he actually got a fossil. Let's not forget one that can't even evolve.

So I've began to lose interest a bit in the anime, especially since some of the pokemon Goh caught, specifically Suicune that would have made so much more sense for Ash to catch with his past encounters with Suicune.

I hope for the sake of growth, he catches more pokemon if they aren't going to give him pokemon that can grow and evolve. And if not, then bring back old pokemon so they can grow and evolve.
First of all I was never on board with Ash getting Gengar and Dragonite because they're overrated as hell, but why would they need more screen time than Riolu and Farfetch'd? I mean yeah Riolu's overrated too, but it had to evolve into Lucario for marketing reasons which explains why it got so much training. The same applies to Farfetch'd now because it's obviously gonna evolve into Sirfetch'd soon.

Also you're complaining that Dragonite and Gengar are "gonna hurt the rest of the saga" while also saying that you thought Suicune would suit Ash more than Goh? What kind of logic is that? If Ash had caught Suicune it's not like it would've done anything special any ways if even Gengar and Dragonite have been snubbed recently. Not to mention that I really disagree with the logic that Ash meeting several Suicune before must mean that he deserves one himself. That same logic could apply to hundreds of Pokemon so it's irrelevant imo.

As for Dracovish I don't like it but it deserves to appear more often because iirc it hasn't appeared in weeks despite being the new guy on Ash's team. Btw why would you want Ash to catch even more Pokemon when at least half of his current ones are being badly neglected?

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First of all I was never on board with Ash getting Gengar and Dragonite because they're overrated as hell, but why would they need more screen time than Riolu and Farfetch'd? I mean yeah Riolu's overrated too, but it had to evolve into Lucario for marketing reasons which explains why it got so much training. The same applies to Farfetch'd now because it's obviously gonna evolve into Sirfetch'd soon.

Also you're complaining that Dragonite and Gengar are "gonna hurt the rest of the saga" while also saying that you thought Suicune would suit Ash more than Goh? What kind of logic is that? If Ash had caught Suicune it's not like it would've done anything special any ways if even Gengar and Dragonite have been snubbed recently. Not to mention that I really disagree with the logic that Ash meeting several Suicune before must mean that he deserves one himself. That same logic could apply to hundreds of Pokemon so it's irrelevant imo.

As for Dracovish I don't like it but it deserves to appear more often because iirc it hasn't appeared in weeks despite being the new guy on Ash's team. Btw why would you want Ash to catch even more Pokemon when at least half of his current ones are being badly neglected?
Not talking about those pokemon since they are already fully evolved. I mean his other pokemon from other sagas. Quilava, Gible, Pignite, Snivy, ect. When pokemon evolve, much like with Dragonite and Gengar, they get less screen time. It has always been like that.

As for Suicune, I am not saying Ash should have caught it, but Goh shouldn't have. Ash has had a special connection with Suicune, similar to his aura and Ho-oH, than other legends. Ash should have been the one to catch it if any one was going to catch it. It appeared to Ash 2 or 3 times specifically.

And yes he should catch more that aren't evolved, because then they will get screen time. Or as I said, his older pokemon.

I knew Gengar and Dragonite weren't going to get much screen time because they were already evolved. That was a fear from the very start. Lucario will be neglected next, and so will Sirfetch'd. Dracovish will fall into the same category as Gengar and Dragonite because it can't evolve. Just like Torkoal, Tauros, Muk, and Snorlax. It may get 3 or so episodes, but that is likely all. It just will never have the development people want because it can't evolve. Not the mention the limitations the pokemon has because it is an abomination. Much like most fish type pokemon, it needs water, and pokemon who need water rarely get a lot of screentime.

I wouldn't be surprised if Ash caught Kubfu and it takes screentime over. Especially with the sheer amount of focus on Fighting Type pokemon.

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Lucario will be neglected next, and so will Sirfetch'd.
I'm not trying to sound argumentative, but there's no way Lucario will be neglected. Even if you believe that his development is done (in my opinion it's not) the writers will always find ways to milk his popularity. This is part of the reason why I don't buy the theory about Kubfu overshadowing the other Pokemon btw, because there's no way that it would become the new star of Ash's team as long as Lucario is right there.

And that's assuming that Ash will get Kubfu at all which I don't believe will happen anyways. Like, what would even be the point when the Isle of Armor stuff isn't relevant anymore and hasn't been for almost a year? Ash is way more likely to catch a Sinnoh mon to promote the Sinnoh remakes or maybe he'll add Gible back on his team for the same reason (God willing).

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I completely understand Icy's thoughts on Gengar and Dragonite and really echo them. Stinks because they both have great characters and had really nice capture episodes (especially Gengar). They're one of my favorite of Ash's captures. I really do hope we'll get some focus on them again, at least. :( So far Journeys has my favorite set of Ash captures by a long shot, but unfortunately isn't doing so well at giving them focus and development.

I'm not trying to sound argumentative, but there's no way Lucario will be neglected. Even if you believe that his development is done (in my opinion it's not) the writers will always find ways to milk his popularity. This is part of the reason why I don't buy the theory about Kubfu overshadowing the other Pokemon btw, because there's no way that it would become the new star of Ash's team as long as Lucario is right there.

And that's assuming that Ash will get Kubfu at all which I don't believe will happen anyways. Like, what would even be the point when the Isle of Armor stuff isn't relevant anymore and hasn't been for almost a year? Ash is way more likely to catch a Sinnoh mon to promote the Sinnoh remakes or maybe he'll add Gible back on his team for the same reason (God willing).
Yeah, I honestly do expect Lucario to get some focus again at some point. Maybe not as heavily as when it was training as Riolu and evolved, but still something. They definitely know how popular it is and how long some of the long-time fans have wanted Ash to catch it lol. They do pay more attention to the older fans now too, more so than before, since we've been getting more things catered to us recently like a remake of the first movie, Misty and Brock returning, etc.

ngl I still think Ash getting rapid strike Urshifu and Go getting single strike would be cool. IoA isn't relevant anymore but it could still happen and I probably wouldn't complain haha. I just want to see my lil bear ok! Also Avery and Klara. :D

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So the latest capture!

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James got Morpeko. Some fans don't really like that since it's been super abusive to Team Rocket so far, but others (like me) don't think that deeply into it.
What do you guys think? Justified?

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