Updated OP with a new trailer. Here's some visuals of the characters:
What secret is hidden in the legendary never-before-seen pokémon Zygarde? What is the mysterious phenomenon that occurs only with Satoshi's (Ash's) Gekkōga (Greninja)? What is the aim of Alain and Team Flare, who stands in the way of Satoshi and his friends? When all the mysteries are revealed, the greatest danger the Kalos region has ever seen will appear!
Satoshi (Ash) and Pikachu: Satoshi, the boy who dreams of being a Pokémon Master, and Pikachu, his partner. He aims to participate in the Kalos League, and continues his journey to travel to different Pokémon Gyms.
Serena: Dreams of being a Pokémon Performer, and currently holds the rank of Rookie in the Pokémon Showcase. She wants to reach Master Class and aims to be the Kalos Queen.
Citron (Clemont): The leader of Lumiose Gym. He aims to be an inventor who makes both Pokémon and people happy. He continues his journey with Satoshi.
Eureka (Bonnie): Citron's younger sister. Dreams of being a trainer, and continues his journey with Satoshi.
Alain and Lizardon (Mega Charizard X): An assistant of Professor Platane (Sycamore). He meets Fleur-de-lis (Lysandre) during his journey to seek out Key Stones and Mega Stones. Currently, he seeks to become the strongest trainer alongside his partner, Mega Charizard X
Fleur-de-lis (Lysandre): The owner of Fleur-de-lis Labs (Lysandre Labs). An industrialist who wants to find a way to use the energy of Mega Evolution for peaceful purposes. To have Alain help him in this research, he gave him Key Stones and Mega Stones.
Team Flare: A mysterious organization searching for the Zygarde Core. It is clear they aim to use the legendary Pokémon Zygarde for themselves, but to what end is a mystery.
I watched a random episode of Pokemon on Youtube. Heard about Serena's important look transformation. She got shorter hair before. I was wondering why. I found the episode. Watched it. Sort of laugh at why she did it in the first place. I feel bad I did that. I don't hate Serena. I like her. It was sort of her fault her precious Fennekin trip on that long bow.
So much drama. Heh, oh god, I shouldn't laugh. Longer hair makes her look more womanly in my opinion.
The Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages film will air on Cartoon Network on December 19 at 6 PM.
Plot: The 70-minute animated movie takes Ash, Pikachu, and their friends to a desert city by the sea. Here they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, which has the ability to summon things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings.
After a scary incident, they learn of a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within…or will a dangerous secret erupt into a clash of legends?
Didnt know we had a pokemon anime thread, Serena is by far the best girl companion Ash has ever had (imo)
I still want Ash to get a charizardite Y, Mega Charizard X (Alan) VS Mega Charizard Y (Ash) is a MUST!!!!!!! tho I do like Ash's Greninja being unique, tranforming other than a mega evo was outtanowhere.
Right, right! exactly! that match would be so dope. Seeing Alan is on the enemies side Im seriously wishing Ash's charizard comes back, but its likely that they'll just use Ash's unique Greninja to face them off.....
Those picts are glorious *saves on computer picture* as for me I prefer short hair Serena. Meh generic shonen mc is generic lol, the only thing on Ash's head is pokemon and food.
The official website for the Pokémon XY & Z television anime series announced on December 10 that the anime is getting a two-hour special on December 31. The "Subete no Nazo wo Tokiakase! Pocket Monster XY & Z Kanzen Master Special!!" (All Mysteries Explained! Pokémon XY & Z Complete Master Special!!) special will air from 6:00 a.m.-7:55 a.m. The Pokémon franchise's official YouTube channel began streaming a promotional video for the special on Thursday.
The special will air in two parts. The first half will feature a rerun of the Pocket Monsters XY Tokubetsu Hen: Saikyō Mega Shinka ~Act IV~ (Pokémon XY Special: The Strongest Mega Evolution ~Act IV~) special that originally aired on October 29, as well as the first episode of Pokémon XY & Z, which also aired on October 29.
The second half of the special will look back at the Pokémon XY & Z series so far and provide a complete explanation of "all the mysteries" in the show, including: the secret that Zygarde hides, the goal of Alain and Team Flare, and the strange phenomenon that only seems to happen to Ash and his Greninja. The second half will also preview what will happen in the future of the series, including Ash vs. Alain, Team Rocket vs. Team Flare, and Serena taking on the Pokémon Showcase (TriPokalon in Japanese).
The charity organization Samaritan's Purse sent out the last of its donated Christmas gifts on Thursday as part of its "Operation Christmas Child." The organization sent out more than 2.4 million shoeboxes of toys that passed through its processing center in Charlotte, North Carolina but not before weeding out some that were deemed "inappropriate" by the Christian organization.
Samaritan's Purse removed any Pokémon-related toys or items from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Domestic director Randy Riddle released a statement that reads in part:
"Operation Christmas Child works with church partners in more than 100 countries from a number of denominations and realizes that not every partner has the same views."
The statement does not directly mention the conflict between the popular game franchise or J.K. Rowling's series. The Harry Potter books were challenged 23 times in 13 states for removal from public or school libraries in 1999 by religious groups and parents. Common reasons were concerns over occultism and witchcraft.
The Pokémon game franchise has also been criticized for its inclusion of evolution. The animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released two parody games to expose what they perceive as Pokémon's message of animal abuse.
XYZ EP 22, they seriously trolled the heck outta the fans when Satoshi was all like "I.... I.... IRON TAIL" tho it was obvious he was sick it was still a tease lol. Serena looked good in Satoshi's getup, she was also adorable when she thought Satoshi was gonna confess or something, by far the funniest episode.
I found the episode of the GIF I posted above on Youtube. Got to say, I love the episode. After the whole Misty, there is no girl I really love and support, Serena. She works hard. Too bad Ash is damn oblivious like he did with Misty.
Episode was awesome. There was a crazy Pikachu centric trainer and his cute spunky Pikachu going "Pika Pika Pika" like a rock star.
Serena was gosh darn cute who "cosplay as Ash" to help Ash who was too sick to battle.
'Hoopa: the Mischief Pokémon' Anime Short Prequel to 18th Pokémon Film Streamed
The official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel began streaming the "Odemashi Komajin Hoopa" ("Hoopa: the Mischief Pokémon") anime short on Saturday. The short serves as a prequel to last year's Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages anime film, and was originally available on DVDs distributed alongside ticket sales for the film. The short will be available for streaming until July 18.
Dream: Last anime I will be covering is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. Will start watching it tomorrow. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself up at this point.
Feb 7, 2020 5:19:21 GMT
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT