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Does anyone still follow this?

I know it is more geared towards kids, I have not watched it myself since like 2002 I think. I took a long break from Pokemon all together but now I play the games again and really enjoy the competitive side of Pokemon. Just curious to see how the anime is doing with older fans. I am not sure there are many out there.

I bring this up because of that James "nut" scene that went viral the other day.

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I loved it during Kanto and Orange Islands. It went downhill during the Johto season, but I still kept up with it since it still held my interest. Got bored with it during Hoenn and Sinnoh, and stopped following it completely during Unova and beyond.

I think they should have switched the main character at some point in the series. That would have kept the audience's attention enough in the long term. They attempted that with Pokemon Chronicles, but they quickly focused on the side characters of the Anime instead.

If anyone wants to get into the Anime, I strongly suggest they watch the original season (Kanto, Orange Islands, and Johto) and forget about everything else. Even then, the Pokemon Games and the Pokemon Manga (Pokemon Special) are the only material from the franchise I can see someone who wants to become a fan of Pokemon would enjoy.
 
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I watched when it first came around, and I think I watched the first three series, but then I gave up on it. I was young when I watched it, and just grew out of it, I suppose. I did go back and watch some of the Kanto series in recent years, and...yeah...that's not holding up too well, but it worked for me when I was younger. I still play the games and I even still have my old TCG stuff tucked away in a box somewhere, but the series is a no go for me. Hard to watch as an adult.
 
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I watched when it first came around, and I think I watched the first three series, but then I gave up on it. I was young when I watched it, and just grew out of it, I suppose. I did go back and watch some of the Kanto series in recent years, and...yeah...that's not holding up too well, but it worked for me when I was younger. I still play the games and I even still have my old TCG stuff tucked away in a box somewhere, but the series is a no go for me. Hard to watch as an adult.
That is what I was reading online. A lot of adults seem to lost interest after the first 3 seasons. I remember loving the show and then one day, just not caring anymore. I have not watched a single newer episode.
 
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That is what I was reading online. A lot of adults seem to lost interest after the first 3 seasons. I remember loving the show and then one day, just not caring anymore. I have not watched a single newer episode.

I tried to watch some of the newer episodes, but I find the new voice actors to be grating and difficult to tolerate. It's also super formulaic and skews too far towards kids than I remember it doing when I watched it. Very hard to really enjoy.
 
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I tried to watch some of the newer episodes, but I find the new voice actors to be grating and difficult to tolerate. It's also super formulaic and skews too far towards kids than I remember it doing when I watched it. Very hard to really enjoy.
Yeah that would annoy me quick. I think the first few seasons had enough adult humor in them to make them appealing to all ages and then they banked on keeping kids interested only.
 
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Yeah that would annoy me quick. I think the first few seasons had enough adult humor in them to make them appealing to all ages and then they banked on keeping kids interested only.

Oh absolutely, I think the first couple of seasons they just produced a genuine anime and were caught a bit off guard when it became the success it was globally, and since the vast majority of the audience that took to it were kids they skewed hard towards them and pushed that as their core demographic moving forward. It's a shame, because there are parts to the original series that were good to watch that just don't exist in the new stuff. I mean I remember being younger and watching Bye Bye Butterfree and feeling sorry for Ash for letting Butterfree go, or feeling upset when he left Pikachu behind to live with his own kind. Sure, I was much younger then so I guess it was easier to get a youngster to emote, but I can't see the modern stuff doing that in any way. The voice actors don't have the range for anything beyond "I'm gonna' win everything!" and "aww man, I'm hungry." I don't see them having the depth to do anything more than that. Nor should they, really, since it is a kids' show.
 
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Oh absolutely, I think the first couple of seasons they just produced a genuine anime and were caught a bit off guard when it became the success it was globally, and since the vast majority of the audience that took to it were kids they skewed hard towards them and pushed that as their core demographic moving forward. It's a shame, because there are parts to the original series that were good to watch that just don't exist in the new stuff. I mean I remember being younger and watching Bye Bye Butterfree and feeling sorry for Ash for letting Butterfree go, or feeling upset when he left Pikachu behind to live with his own kind. Sure, I was much younger then so I guess it was easier to get a youngster to emote, but I can't see the modern stuff doing that in any way. The voice actors don't have the range for anything beyond "I'm gonna' win everything!" and "aww man, I'm hungry." I don't see them having the depth to do anything more than that. Nor should they, really, since it is a kids' show.

I had no idea they change the voice actors that much. Like at least match them to the original. I just miss the trio gang of Ash, Brock, and Misty.

The Pokemon Anime officially became a kid show once Ash went to School in Sun and Moon. That was an awful writing decision.

Went to school? How old is he now? Is he still a kid? I really thought they would have switched over to a new character by now lol
 

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I didn't actually know that was a thing. Ash went to school in Sun and Moon? That's completely contradictory to what his Pokemon journey was all about! Roaming around, having adventures and making new friends. That's the formula!
 

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So yeah me as a long time pokemon fan (although i stopped after gen 7) but yeah what is the reason that you stopped watching Pokemon?

FILLER!

I mean the first game was adapted into one season (and even than some of the best parts where cut out) after Kanto every game was made into 3 seasons!
I mean they inveted so many towns and routes and areas its ridicoulous here for example:
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That along with the fact that ash is a boring protagonist, that each episode is basically identical and sooooo many awesome story moments from the games being cut out and replaced by worse versions are the main problems of the anime!
 
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So yeah me as a long time pokemon fan (although i stopped after gen 7) but yeah what is the reason that you stopped watching Pokemon?

FILLER!

I mean the first game was adapted into one season (and even than some of the best parts where cut out) after Kanto every game was made into 3 seasons!
I mean they inveted so many towns and routes and areas its ridicoulous here for example:
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That along with the fact that ash is a boring protagonist, that each episode is basically identical and sooooo many awesome story moments from the games being cut out and replaced by worse versions are the main problems of the anime!
Do you still play the games?
 

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Do you still play the games?
I didnt play sword and shield i mean they have just 2 Short caves heck they dont even have any evil team bases!

The pokemon cuts where terrible but even the storymode seems to suck! So yeah im not buying it!
maybe if gen 9 has decent world design and looks somewhat better i give it a chance again but yeah pokemon SWSH is just Yeesh!
 
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I didnt play sword and shield i mean they have just 2 Short caves heck they dont even have any evil team bases!

The pokemon cuts where terrible but even the storymode seems to suck! So yeah im not buying it!
maybe if gen 9 has decent world design and looks somewhat better i give it a chance again but yeah pokemon SWSH is just Yeesh!
I enjoyed Pokemon Sun cause the story was interesting and the region was nice but I didn't even bother with this one either. I prefer the older style and was not a fan of the gigantamax mons. The Z crystals were fine because it was just a one-turn thing and wasn't severely overpowered. I wish they would just go back to mega forms.
 

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I've long since stopped watching the anime series. I gave up at some point during the May episodes. Have been meaning to check out the Sun & Moon anime though since it seems like a bunch of fun and something actually different.

Last Pokémon anime I've seen was the the movie: I Choose You!, which I recall thinking was good for the first two thirds, but outside of the horrible decision with Pikachu I don't remember much about it. Before that, I saw that Pokémon: The Origin 4 episode mini-series, I think the last episode was just a blatant promotion for the X & Y with Mega-Evolution but I recall it being a decent adaption of the first game. If nothing else, I recall really liking how the handled the Cubone stuff, even if the rest of it wasn't very memorable to me.

But I also long since stopped playing the Pokémon games, I played a ton of Gen 2 (went through the game twice, once with Cyndaquil & once with Totodile) but have probably played a total of fifteen minutes of the other mainline games since then. It doesn't feel like the Pokémon games ever changed enough to justify spending that much time on them.
 

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I've long since stopped watching the anime series. I gave up at some point during the May episodes. Have been meaning to check out the Sun & Moon anime though since it seems like a bunch of fun and something actually different.

Last Pokémon anime I've seen was the the movie: I Choose You!, which I recall thinking was good for the first two thirds, but outside of the horrible decision with Pikachu I don't remember much about it. Before that, I saw that Pokémon: The Origin 4 episode mini-series, I think the last episode was just a blatant promotion for the X & Y with Mega-Evolution but I recall it being a decent adaption of the first game. If nothing else, I recall really liking how the handled the Cubone stuff, even if the rest of it wasn't very memorable to me.

But I also long since stopped playing the Pokémon games, I played a ton of Gen 2 (went through the game twice, once with Cyndaquil & once with Totodile) but have probably played a total of fifteen minutes of the other mainline games since then. It doesn't feel like the Pokémon games ever changed enough to justify spending that much time on them.
Yeah Dp has also contest episodes and there is still to much filler!

I did watch origins and for me the main point of critique is ! why is it just 4 episode if it where 8-12 we couldve got most of kanto but yeah!

I dont really think pokemon needs to change fundamentally! not only is it played competivly its also a turn based rpg and should stay one BUT you dont miss much because in the 8 gen the quality dropped extremly!
 
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