besides, I'd be ready to bet money (a little) on the fact that there are quite a few of us out there who are, as said before, 20-something and are still fans of pokemon and watch the anime, I understand the whole, new beginning, breaking off with the previous installments and all that, but still.... pikachu almost single-handedly defeated a latios before losing to a photographer's snivy....
Also, how is Ash going to be 10 ? This is not actually bothering me, but still, it'd be fun to see ash 15 or 20 and have vastly superior training skills and pokemon teams :) See Charizard alongside Garchomp and Raichu would be a truly incredible sight :)
The writers just need to face the fact that there are still some of us (some almost 20 like me) that have been watching since the Kanto days. Its disappointing for us to see Ash do something awesome (like defeat Tobias' Darkrai) and then revert to episode 1 of the original series again a few weeks later at the beginning of the next series. I understand its for the kids that just started liking it because they are younger, but it gets a bit old.
Originally Posted by Tsutarja I bet that by the end of BW, we'll witness Ash taking down a legendary again and then he'll reset again at the start of next gen. It's a never-ending circle. Which is the main problem in the first place.
Also this, Originally Posted by Masurao He's inconsistent because the writers don't expect people to still be following him since the Kanto days.
and quite frankly the entire Diamond & Pearl series because that was incredible !
This has been asked many, many, many times before. He's inconsistent because the writers don't expect people to still be following him since the Kanto days. To the older fans, were are like "WTF", but since he's being kept for the newer kids, they don't mind it at all. He's an avatar for all the new young boys and girls coming into the series. His development usually only last one saga then he goes back to square one. It's been done before, and it will continue happening until the series comes to an end.
The writers will never seemingly let anyone win in this show. It's funny comparing this show to something like Yu-Gi-Oh were the main character is wins 90% of the time due to god pulls.
Ash always starts out like that.
I bet that by the end of BW, we'll witness Ash taking down a legendary again and then he'll reset again at the start of next gen. It's a never-ending circle.