Why are so many people complaining about physics? Idk why you guys seem to be trying to make Pokemon X Logic seem to be a thing. It just doesn't work.
Haha, I totally agree about the first part. If this wasn't a pokemon generations episode, I would have thought the episode was going in a different direction. As for Deoxys getting captured, idk, it just kinda bugs me when any legendary/powerful pokemon is shown being captured in the anime. I guess they couldnt really have just left Deoxys there, but come on, at least use a masterball or something.Am I the only one thinking the chansey looks scary? She and her trainer looked like they were horny the entire episode...
I liked the Scoop though. Nice to see how Deoxys got caught and Mega Rayquaza was badass.
I mean, they dropped the reason the player had to battle Giratina: that it ripped open a portal that was distorting the main world. Take away the main threat, and sure, no hero needed.I liked this; kind of like an alternate what-if-the-hero-hadn't-shown-up.
... turns out we weren't needed lmao
I agree. But they didn't really explore the idea of "what would have happened in the player wasn't here". They changed Cyrus so that he liked the Distortion World, thus nothing changed. If thy wanted to explore the "what would have happened in the player wasn't here" storyline they would have Cyrus defeating Giratina and continue to use Dialga and Palkia to destroy this world and we'll watch all hell break loose. The Cavern was good because it showed the aftermath of unleashing a deity's power without realizing the consequences and in the end dooming the world. Here it falls flat as they changed Cyrus to being accepting of the Distortion World instead considering part of the Pokemon World thus also needing to disappear.I don't think the Player Character is needed in any of these storylines (as in, no need for them to appear in the episode). The only ones where they actually do something are The Adventure / The Vision (iirc). I'm much more interested in the perspective of a side character / just someone else. We already know exactly what happens with the Player Character because we've played the game. I'm more interested in what happens when the Player Character isn't there, so we can experience something new rather than the same old stuff we already know. The Cavern did this well, showcasing what happens when the Player Character isn't there to interfere. We need more of The Cavern, not more of say, The Vision. If the Player Character has to be involved, I would much rather it still be told from another character's perspective (see The Lake of Rage). This is the episode style I want.
The only other type I would want are from the perspective of a character who's events we don't know much about (see The Chase). We knew only that Looker was a member of the International Police and that he helped the Player Character in DPP / XY. He must do other investigations, and I think it was nice that they showed us that (him looking for Giovanni).
Also Pikachu315111 I don't see the issue with them changing the order of events. They still are taking direct inspiration from the games. An exact retelling would be boring since we already know everything.
- Cyrus smiles. A small nitpick, but Cyrus is all about ridding the world of spirit (and thus emotion). He should remain straight face, showing he has given up on this world and what it values.
Maybe had they saved the smile for the end of the episode, having him do that slight smile before doesn't make sense. You are right that the point of the Team Galactic plot was that Cyrus was wrong about emotion and you can't get rid of it, emphasized in the games by him getting angry and Cynthia's final words on the manner. Of course that's after Cyrus plan failed and you can argue that, in Generations, since he considers the Distortion World to be the world he was looking for, he didn't really learn his lesson.I actually liked this because I think the entire point about Cyrus' place in the plot is that you can't rid yourself of emotion and spirit; and that despite his best attempts, he still has it. The point is that it's an utterly ridiculous notion and you're not better off without it.
Also c'mon man, The Cavern was by a longshot the best episode. Ranking it at 7? Really?
Because it's my list based on what my expectations, thoughts, and feelings? As Taistelu showed you guys can make your own list, I encourage it as it can help gather your thoughts together and show what your expectations, thoughts, and feelings of this series is.I'm personally confused as to why The Challenger is ranked so high and The Adventure so low. The Challenger has really cringe dialogue and is very obviously held back by its short runtime. The Adventure isn't amazing but it isn't so bad either that it needs to be second-to-last.