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My Thoughts On The Pokémon Anime XY English Trailer (WARNING – ANGRY RANT)

…So, the new english trailer for the XY season of the Pokémon anime came out, and I was asked to watch it, that I would not regret it. I didn’t know why someone would think I would care, I thought I established a long time ago that I wouldn’t. Well, I will grant them this much: They got me to care. They just didn’t get me to like it. Suffice to say, I am rather depressed now. If you haven’t seen the trailer, here it is:

And no, I’m not gonna do the evaluating time thing, I think most people are kinda sick of that. But yeah, I think I solved the mystery. The reason I’m supposed to care is because they brought back the old theme song with a new cover. Ooh. And y’know, this actually kinda reminds me of a similar situation with another show I loved as a kid that brought back its old theme song with a new cover. And I was informed that this and that are not the same thing…Yeah, it is. And I’ll tell you why: This is the producers of the show trying to get points with old-schoolers, like myself, and get us to give a damn, and to give the show another chance. It doesn’t work. Why? Because I would sit through the intro, and enjoy that part, and when it was over, so would my enjoyment.

Bringing back ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All’ does not magically fix all the problems I have with the show. If fact, it actually makes the people making this show seem all the more pathetic for trying to divert my attention away with such an obvious attempt at misdirection. There’s a reason why, when Digimon came back with Digimon Fusion, that they didn’t go back to the old song: It’s a whole new series, the show is trying to move forward in a new direction instead of giving us season after season where the second verse is the same as the first, and the third, and the fourth, and so on. Now, granted, in Season 3 of Fusion, we will be getting the old characters back for a few eps, which might actually be a great time to bust out the old themes, but not for the intro, but for the most part, this is something new, and needs to have its own identity. Pokémon XY, however, is basically the same show we’ve been watching for years now, only with the side characters swapped out.

And y’know, them going back to the old song actually fits with my problems with the show. And I’ve said this before, but the reason the show stopped entertaining me and started pissing me off was because it refused to change and to grow, to let Ash become a fucking adult, and to let someone else take over. The only time anyone ever leaves the show is when their characters and their paths are developing in a direction that deviates away from Ash, and the producers of this show are too afraid to have anyone else be the protagonist. They’ve even thrown deus ex machina obstacles in his way to keep him from achieving his goals, just so the show never leaves the status quo.

But yeah, like I’ve said, if you want to watch and enjoy the show, fine. All power to you. In fact, I’m glad that someone is. But to anyone who dares to get on my case because I bitched about this, just remember that I was asked to take a look at this trailer, and as someone who owns a blog where they bitch about stuff on a daily basis, where the title of the blog even has the word RANT in it, I’M GOING TO BITCH. The animation is okay, and like I said, the cover is decent. That’s just enough for me. Next time, try selling me on a story with an actual conclusion. Until then, have a nice day.

THE GLITCH LIVES – The Original Pokémon Glitch Is Back, WITH A VENGEANCE

Beneath the seas, beside the flames
Off the coast, where the lost beast came
To bring the world misery and shame
A piece of the world is Missing.

The path you should have never crossed,
The Beast exacts a heavy cost,
The number of the Beast is lost,
You will know it by its hissing.

The bones from hell you cannot tame,
Devour your life and all your fame,
That is the price to play its game,
And all while you’re reminiscing.

The poem you have just read was created for the popular web series and comic book review show (that I could not shut up about to save my life), Atop The Fourth Wall. In the series, the main character, Linkara, learns of an Outer God called The Entity that has infected the world, even making people disappear as they are absorbed into its being. What he later discovers is that The Entity is actually MissingNo., a glitch in the original Pokémon games, that became an Outer God in an alternate universe. In reality, MissingNo., or Missing Number, is just a glitch in the old games that was rumoured to be something of a game-breaker if encountered and captured. There’s conflicting information on just what it can and can’t do, and just how it works, but I suggest you look it up on Bulbapedia. It explains a lot better than I can.

Well, recently, there was a bug discovered in the Pokémon X & Y games, located in Lumiose City, also believed to be a game-breaker. It was apparently dealt with…However, recent images have revealed THIS!

MissingNo. in Lumiose City

…So yeah, MissingNo. is back, apparently with a vengeance…I can’t wait for Lewis Lovhaug to hear about this on Twitter. I know I’ve already tweeted him, but I’d be willing to bet he’s gotten at least a couple dozen others. Knowing my luck, he’ll integrate it into the story on his show to bring The Entity back…and I still haven’t gotten the horrifying scream The Entity let loose when it died the first time outta my head!

…Anyway, discuss, feel free to share your own MissingNo. stories. For now, I’m just gonna go hide under blankets with a Poké Ball in one hand and a Lightsaber in the other…Ja né!

No Further Pokémon X Journey Posts

…So yeah, I’ve decided to quit it with the Pokémon X Journey posts. I’ll still be doing my Twitter posts on some of the stuff I do, specifically the new PokéDex entries, but as far as the mock journal entries I was doing on here, those are done. There’s a few reasons why, but I’ll try to simplify them as best I can.

  1. It made playing Pokémon feel like a chore, and that’s NEVER a good thing.
  2. Too time-consuming. Took away from actually PLAYING the game and doing other stuff, like blog on other topics, chat with my friends, write my Birds of Prey fanfic, etc.
  3. My proofreader hasn’t been reading them since I’m ahead of her in the game, and offering her spoilers is like offering your head to a shark. lol

Anyway, I’ll still be giving a review of the game once I’ve completed it. Until then, it’s back to my usual blogging on here…which reminds me, tomorrow’s Wednesday, isn’t it? Which means it’ll be time to talk about…

What I Bought Today

Ja né!

My Pokémon X Journey: Day 2, Part 2 (WARNING – SPOILERS AHEAD)

And so, because I committed myself to doing these up for everyday, before I begin playing again, here is Part 2 of Day 2…

Calem in Camphrier Town

I entered Camphrier Town, a relatively small town compared to the blooming city north-east of it, once famous for the long-neglected manor home of a noble family. Still, it had its breath-taking visuals here and there. I met up with Shauna as we decided to check out the manor, but quickly learned about some kind of trouble going on as two men rushed past, headed to Route 7. Following them to the Rivière Walk, we quickly found the source of the trouble: A Snorlax, taking a nap on a bridge. Unfortunately, while one of the two men owned a Poké Flute, an item that could wake any sleeping Pokémon, he’d lent it out to the owner of the Parfum Palace…which meant it was up to Shauna and I to go get it. And here I was hoping to rest for the day in Camphrier.

Calem and Shauna encounter a sleeping Snorlax

Before heading into the palace, which was admittedly AMAZING looking, I decided to explore Route 6 a bit, also known as Palais Lane. While there, I engaged a Poké Fan Family in a Double Battle with their pair of Furfrou. The two Poodle Pokémon were surprisingly powerful, requiring me to use nearly my entire team to beat them, something I wasn’t prepared for at all. By the end, I emerged victorious, and my Abra evolved into Kadabra…albeit a level late, because it had levelled up twice in the battle, meaning it missed out on learning Confusion. Undeterred, I went around catching new Pokémon: An Oddish and a Honedge, the latter I named Gail. I also found an Ultra Ball, a very powerful Poké Ball, and stowed it away in my bag, knowing I’d need it later. Satisfied, I headed back up to the Parfum Palace to try to find the Poké Flute…after paying Pokémon Dollar1000 just to get through the gate. I had to agree with Shauna at that point: THIS is how the rich get richer.

Calem in front of the Parfum Palace

Entering the palace, we quickly learned the owner was having issues of his own: His Furfrou had taken off somewhere in the palace, and was missing. Shauna felt bad, since she knew how she’d feel if it was her Pokémon were missing, so we decided to look for it…while also ransacking the palace and courtyard of hidden treasures. Hey, it was a palace courtyard. They’re always filled with loot. Besides, there was an HM 01, which teaches Cut. That’s a must for travelling Trainers. Anyway, we eventually found and cornered the Furfrou, and the owner decided to thank us with a fireworks display on the ledge, which was admittedly quite spectacular. Shauna said something about this being the first time she’d been to something like this alone with a boy, and…yeah, that was when it became ever so clear to me that the owner had set me up on a date. I wanted to strangle the man, but…well, I guess it wasn’t so bad. And hey, he did give back the Poké Flute, and his butler had a little information on Mega Evolution.

Before returning to the bridge, I made a couple of switch-ups on my team, knowing that a Snorlax, even a low levelled one, would attack any strangers that forcibly wake it up, and could be tricky to capture. As such, once it was woken up and went into a rage, I opened with Vivillon’s Stun Spore, paralysing the oversized Normal-type, and then sent out Gail, who let loose again and again with Fury Cutter until Snorlax was weak enough to capture with the Ultra Ball I had found on Route 6. The owner swung by afterwards, making a VERY lame attempt to patch things up with the wielder of the Poké Flute, but I was far more interested in what lay across the bridge from me: A Pokémon Day Care.

Calem and Serena challenge Tierno and Trevor

I was soon joined by Tierno and Trevor, who checked out the Day Care facilities with me, after which we went back to looking for Pokémon. Eventually, we met up with Serena, who teamed with me to take on Tierno and Trevor in a Double Battle. We managed to defeat the two, albeit in a much closer battle than my previous one with Tierno, after which I searched Routes 6 and 7 for some more Pokémon. After catching an Espurr, Nincada, and Sentret, and evolving my Flabébé into a Floette, I started to feel fatigue set in HARD, and headed back to the Pokémon Centre. However, before I went to bed, I made contact over the Player Search System with a boy named Merill, who offered to trade Pokémon to evolve my Kadabra into an Alakazam and then sending it back to me, thus filling our PokéDexes a bit more, and leaving me with an Alakazam…that can still only use Teleport. Still, a LONG day was complete, and I headed to bed feeling satisfied and desperate for sleep.

Current PokéDex Completion
68 Pokémon seen, 39 Pokémon obtained

…And that was Day 2. Hope you enjoyed, and hopefully, today’s won’t require two parts…Actually, knowing my luck, it’ll need three. lol Ja né!

My Pokémon X Journey: Day 2, Part 1 (WARNING – SPOILERS AHEAD)

Cutting this in half due to sheer length. lol

Calem on Route 22

It was early on the second day, before sunrise. Having some trouble sleeping, I decided to withdraw Vivillon, Pikachu, and Torchic from my PC and head back to Route 22 to try and catch some of the Pokémon I’d missed. I managed to capture a Litleo and a Bidoof before having to go back to town since I’d run out of Poké Balls. Along the way, I began to see the results of my training on my Pokémon, specifically Vivillon. I’d spent so much time on him specifically, trying to get him to evolve into what he is now, that his strength was much higher than the others. Still, I felt the need to get the rest of the team up to his level. After all, one should never depend on a single Pokémon to save them ALL THE TIME. Still, these were thoughts better dwelled upon in the morning, so I went back to bed.

Calem meeting Alexa

After getting up to officially start my day, I found myself face-to-face with Viola’s older sister, Alexa. She seemed interested in my skills, and thus handed me the new model for the Exp. Share, which gave every Pokémon not in battle 50% of the experience the one actually involved received. Combined with my training regiment, my team was now becoming MUCH stronger, though I suspected there was a bigger reason for it. Either way, though, I made my way to Route 4, also known as Parterre Way, and managed to catch a Budew, Ralts, Ledyba, and Flabébé. After battling a few more Trainers, and learning some new tricks on my roller blades, I ran into two of Professor Sycamore’s assistants. They gave me the TM 27, which I used to teach Fletchling the move Return, and told me how to get to the Professor’s lab.

Calem in Lumiose City

Following the assistants, I found myself in the most gorgeous city I’d ever seen: Lumiose City. Granted, I couldn’t explore much of it due to some sort of power outages, and seemingly every other store was a café, but it was still so grand. There was even a salon, where I was able to get my hair tinted orange, and a building that recorded a 10 second video for Trainers who might meet me online. Once all of that was taken care of, though, I made my way to Professor Augustine Sycamore’s lab…A fairly LARGE lab, to be honest. As I understand it, most Pokémon Professors tend to enjoy smaller labs in quainter towns. I guess Sycamore must really love the city life, and upon meeting him, he certainly seemed flamboyant enough to fit right in here. He admitted that he was only planning to enlist the other four for this mission, but upon hearing I was moving to Kalos with my mother (likely due to her fame as a Rhyhorn rider), he decided the best way to get me adjusted was to have me travel the region and see as many new sights and Pokémon as I could.

Soon enough, I was joined by Serena and Shauna. They stood watch as Sycamore challenged me to a battle, to test my skills. I was rather surprised to find that the Professor’s team consisted of Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander, three Pokémon that, while part of the Kalos Regional PokéDex, were more commonly seen in Kanto. Still, even with his vastly superior knowledge of Pokémon, his team wasn’t nearly as experienced as mine was quickly becoming, and I was able to defeat him, with Torchic gaining enough experience to evolve into Combusken. After this, he offered the three of us one of the Kanto Pokémon. My gut was telling me Charmander, but since I already had a Fire-type, and Pinhead was pulling his weight as my Grass-type, I decided to go with Squirtle, the Water-type. I named him Michelangelo. He was carrying a strange stone, very similar to the one Combusken had. It was at this point, as Tierno and Trevor finally caught up with us, that Professor Sycamore told us that he wanted us to discover the secrets of something called ‘Mega Evolution’, something I’d never heard of, but was apparently tied to these stones.

Meeting Professor Sycamore

After we learned this, the group had a small pow-wow of sorts, and it was at this point I really started to understand and appreciate what made each of them so different. Tierno just wanted to dance and have fun with Pokémon, all the while growing closer to them. Trevor was intent on completing the PokéDex, thus completing his commitment to the Professor and achieving a great collection. Shauna desired to create lots of memories with Pokémon, memories that would last their whole lives. And Serena was committed to growing strong with her Pokémon and mastering Mega Evolution. Each had their own unique goals, and aside from their love of Pokémon, they couldn’t be any more different…and yet, they were all close friends, standing by each other and supporting one another…and me. I couldn’t help but feel closer to them as a result, and I wondered if that was why Professor Sycamore chose them.

Either way, I decided it might be best to follow up on the Professor’s suggestion and head toward Camphrier Town. As I was leaving the lab, though, I met a man named Lysandre, who apparently built the Holocaster, the device Trainers used to communicate over long distances…and yet, something about him rubbed me the wrong way. After speaking with him for a bit, Serena asked me to come with her to a nearby café, and it was there that I began to learn more about the man. Lysandre was there, speaking with a world famous movie star named Diantha, asking if she would prefer to stay beautiful like she was in her first film and keep making movies like that forever, but Diantha, like myself, seemed a bit disturbed by such a suggestion. After they left, Serena had an interesting proposition for me: She wanted to be my rival, so we could grow stronger together. How could I turn down such an offer?

Calem and Serena meet Diantha

Making my way to Route 5, or the Versant Road as it’s called, I found myself face-to-face with a Lucario. It seemed…interested in me. Soon enough, its trainer, a Gym Leader named Korrina, skated by, and suggested that Lucario seemed to like something about my Aura, a spiritual energy believed to be the essence of every living creature. Lucario are able to sense Aura, as well as practically weaponise their own, so I felt special that this Lucario seemed to like mine. After they left, I wound up battling a pair of twins, Faith and Joy, and their Pokémon, Plusle and Minun. It wasn’t a hard battle, and I found myself enjoying the style of Double Battles, after which, both Fletchling and Pinhead evolved. Fletchling evolved into Fletchinder, a Fire/Flying-type with wings that would burn you if you touched it without permission, and Pinhead went from being a Chespin to a Quilladin, becoming far stronger as a result. However, just as I was feeling good about that, and liking the idea of battling multiple Pokémon at once, I wandered into some tall grass, where I was confronted by a horde of five Scraggy! I only had time to call out a single Pokémon at a time, making this a 5-on-1 handicap battle! But, as luck would have it, Squirtle had learned Bubble, which hit multiple targets at once. Using this attack, I picked off three of my targets, before I was forced to switch to Fletchinder. Fletchinder took down the fourth Scraggy, leaving the leader open to be captured.

Having somehow survived that last encounter, I was feeling VERY lucky, and managed to keep that luck going, catching an Abra, Gulpin, Pancham, and Furfrou. After this, though, I took a look at my team, and noticed something bad: My team consisted of a Grass-type, a Fire/Flying-type, a Water-type, a Fire/Fighting-type, a Bug/Flying-type, and an Electric-type. Even though they were strong, too many types and their weaknesses were overlapping. I knew I’d have to start rotating Pokémon from here on out. It might slow training down a bit, but it was the only way to make sure my team was varied enough to compete with multiple sorts of opponents. As such, I made it a regular practise to return to the nearest Pokémon Centre often to switch team members in and out.

Trevor, Tierno, and Calem on Route 5

Returning to Route 5, I ran into Tierno and Trevor again, and found myself battling Tierno and his partner, a Corphish. It wasn’t too much of a challenge compared to other battles I’d had recently, but he held his own well. Afterwards, I battled a few roller bladers up the hill, and when it was over, Squirtle had grown strong enough to evolve into Wartortle. With that accomplishment saved in my PokéDex, I made my way to Camphrier Town, once famous for the long-neglected manor home of a noble family, where I had planned to end my day…Little did I know what lay ahead for me, and what was left for me in the day…

Part 2 of Day 2 will be written in the morning. Right now, it’s late, and I’m tired. I’ll write Part 2 when I get up, and hopefully Part 3 won’t be nearly as long. Ja né!

My Pokémon X Journey: Day 1 (WARNING – SPOILERS AHEAD)

Okay, so I thought about how best to do this, so I’m gonna type it up as sort of a journal, like I’m actually the person in the game, so bare with me as I do this. lol

Calem, the male protagonist

I began my journey after having just moved in to Vaniville Town. I awoke to the sensation of my mother’s Fletchling using its patented Peck on my ass. Not cool. After getting up and changing after my pyjamas (after my mother nagged me into going back up to my room and doing so, that is), I went outside to check on Mom’s Rhyhorn, the lazy bum, when I was confronted by my new neighbours, a pair of girls. They told me the Professor of this region, Augustine Sycamore, had a job for me. He wanted me to complete the Kalos PokéDex by registering every known Pokémon in the Kalos Region in it, which meant capturing every last one. A difficult task, but not impossible, as a pair of boys travelling with them had in their possession a trio of Pokémon for beginning Trainers like myself and the two girls. I chose the Chespin, feeling a connection to the Bashful little guy. I named him Pinhead, as he’s also somewhat of a clown.

Your new friends/rivals, Serena and Shauna

After defeating one of the girls, the peppy one named Shauna, in a Pokémon battle, I told my mother what was going on, and was somewhat disturbed when she thought the letter from Professor Sycamore explaining the matter was some sort of love letter…Ew, what would Dad think? o.O At any rate, she saw me off on my journey with some extra gear, and even Rhyhorn managed to take some time out of his busy schedule of sleeping to see off the boy he watched be born in front of his eyes. I joke, but I know how old he is and how much it must have meant to him to see me leave on a journey.

Before I met up with my other newfound ‘friends’ in Santalune Forest, I decided to try to catch as many Pokémon as I could find on Route 2, AKA the Avance Trail. While I didn’t find them all, I did manage to catch enough to fill my team, with Scatterbug, Fletchling, Pidgey, Weedle, and Bunnelby joining Pinhead, who only grew stronger with each battle. Content with that, and defeating a Trainer who owned a Zigzagoon, I entered the forest. Shauna decided to accompany me along the way…I think she MAY be smitten with me, but I’m not sure. It’s either that or she’s just INCREDIBLY friendly. Either way, I battled many more Trainers and captured three more Pokémon: Caterpie, Pansage, and Pikachu. Pikachu was the most trouble, but that mainly due to my own mistake, as I had foolishly tried to paralyse it with Scatterbug’s Stun Spore, having forgotten that recent studies showed that Electric-type Pokémon were becoming immune to paralysis. This single mistake nearly cost me greatly, but I pulled through.

Serena, Shauna, Calem, Tierno, and Trevor in Santalune Forest

By the end, our group of five started to split a bit. Shauna and the boys, Trevor and Tierno, remained behind to catch the remaining Pokémon in the area. The other girl, Serena, ran ahead to challenge the Gym Leader in Santalune City. After a little deliberation, I decided to follow after her, all the while battling Trainers along Route 3, AKA the Ouvert Way. By the time I reached Santalune City, however, I’d long since lost sight of her. Still, my Pokémon were becoming stronger, and challenging a Gym didn’t seem like a bad idea. Still, I needed a bit more training, so I battled more while trying to fill the PokéDex. After a while, my Scatterbug evolved into Spewpa, and I found a trainer in Santalune City willing to trade their Farfetch’d for my Bunnelby. Thankfully, we hadn’t really had much chance to connect, so he was fine with it.

While in Santalune City, I ran into Tierno, who showed me the Pokémon Centre and explaining the updates to the facility. I logged onto the PC to check on my Pokémon in storage, and discovered that the Pikachu I had captured was holding a Light Ball. Knowing this meant it had power beyond that of the average Pikachu, I decided to make it part of my team, while also depositing Pidgey and Weedle. After that, I noticed a special offer being held over Mystery Gift. Interested, I signed in, and within minutes, I found myself the proud owner of a Torchic, all the way from Hoenn. Of course, since it wasn’t native to Kalos, there was no page for it in the PokéDex, but I was alright with that. Also, it was holding a strange stone. I wasn’t sure what it did, but it seemed like it belonged with the little guy, so I let him keep it. After that, I went next door to the Boutique to get a change of clothes, battled a Trainer for a free pair of roller blades (that I’m STILL having trouble controlling), and headed out to Route 22, AKA Détournet Way.

Calem in Santalune City

On Route 22, I once again found many Trainers to battle. One of them had a Flabébé, one of the new Fairy-type Pokémon. I learned the hard way in that battle not to underestimate Faeries. Not that they’re insanely powerful, just strong enough that they will defeat you with ease if you take them lightly. I also managed to catch my first Fairy-type, an Azurill, as well as a Psyduck, before I took notice of the entrance to Victory Road, the last obstacle before the Pokémon League. However, to enter, one needs to defeat 8 Gym Leaders and win their badges as proof, so no entry for me. With no other path available to me for the moment, I decided to enter the Santalune City Gym, defeating the Gym Leader’s lieutenants along the way, until my Spewpa at least evolved into a Vivillon of the Polar Form.

Viola, the Santalune City Gym Leader

To complete my day, I confronted the Gym Leader: A young photographer by the name of Viola. She had two Pokémon: A Surskit and a Vivillon. Before challenging her, however, I decided to go back to the Pokémon Centre, depositing all but two of my Pokémon, since I feel it’s cheap to earn a badge with a high numbers advantage. I went in with just Fletchling and Pinhead. Despite being a Chespin and thus vulnerable to Bug-types, I sent Pinhead out first, as he had learned a move through his training that was super effective against her team: Rollout, a Rock-type move that became stronger the more he rolled with it. Naturally, starting the battle and using it right away was the best use of it possible, which in turn won me the battle, the Bug Badge, and a TM to boot. Overall, a great way to cap off my first day on my Pokémon journey.

Current PokéDex Completion
30 Pokémon seen, 14 Pokémon obtained

…So, hope you enjoyed that, ‘cuz I’m gonna be doing it every day from now until I beat the Pokémon League. lol Ja né!

Is Ash Older in the Pokémon XY Anime?

So, ever since we got our first look at the Pokémon anime‘s XY series, a lot of people have asked the same question: Does Ash look older?

And no, I’m NOT just talking about the fact that he has teeth now, although that IS an improvement. Just look at him! He looks taller and a bit lankier. His hair seems a bit different, like it’s added some length. So, as far as my own personal answer goes…Yeah, he looks older. However, that brings up a much more important question for me: Did Ash finally GET older?

Now, anybody that’s been watching the show since it started has taken notice of this, especially since Best Wishes started with the declaration that Ash was still 10 years old. And, I’m gonna try to avoid spoilers here by keeping names out, but SOMEBODY uses the Kanto-Johto Magnet Train in the second to last episode of Best Wishes, and the last time we ever saw that Magnet Train, they said it would be a year since it would be finished. That was a LOOOOONNNGG time ago, so we can no longer make the argument that Ash is completely these Regional Championships in a few months, AT LEAST ONE YEAR HAS PASSED. And this is not the first time that the passage of time has been addressed in the show, and yet, Ash remains 10.

And before anyone theorizes, tossing out crap like the coma theory, lemme put this to rest: The reason Ash is 10 is because the writers intentionally keep him 10 to appeal to the main demographic for the show, whether it makes any sense or not. It’s extremely weak logic directing that decision, but that’s the reason. If you want the whole story and all forms of evidence and arguments, I suggest you watch TheJWittz’ video on the matter, which I will give the link to below.

Speaking of which, in said video, he brought up the possibility and potential for a time skip. And I’m not saying that IS what’s happened, but it sure as heck looks like it. And honestly, I kinda hope so. The longer that he goes without growing up, the less people will tolerate him. He’s been at this for a while, he should NOT still be such a screw-up. And hey, there’s some hope on the horizon, since one of the first episodes apparently features him battling a Garchomp on a high rooftop. And y’know what? At least the opening promises to be more badass than Best Wishes did. lol

So, what do you guys think? Vote or comment below, and be sure to check out JWittz’ take on all of this as well (Hey, I like co-operating with my fellow Pokémon fans, gimme a break), and we’ll see what happened when the XY series begins. Ja né!