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Decolora Island Adventures

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by , 23rd August 2013 at 03:23 AM (1446 Views)
I know I am of an unpopular opinion in this, but I really loved the BW series in the anime for the most part, and I think a lot of that is personal bias in that Unova is definitely my favorite region for a lot of reasons.

But that aside, I stopped watching the anime when Decolora started. I think I watched the first 5 episodes or so, then just lost interest all together because....nothing was happening? I did watch the one where the Gen 6 Pokemon were introduced, and that one was pretty good, but overall it still felt like...nothing was really happening?

I've been busy elsewhere on the forums, but my favorite thing to discuss (besides Pokemon collecting :P) was always the anime, and the recent episodes seem...pretty interesting? It made me feel disappointed that I had drifted away from a show that I had loved for so long, and I think tomorrow I'm going to take some time and catch up on it. I am fairly excited to see Iris battle Claire and how that is going to go, and I am definitely excited to see Brock and Cilan meet!

Like many others, I am also very excited for Pokemon: The Origins, too.

I really want to get myself to care about the anime again the way I used to. I remember staying up until 5/6 am in the morning on Wednesday nights/Thurs mornings to watch the new episodes, and I haven't done that in months now. It used to be the highlight of my week, and now I think the last time I did that was when the Zoroark episode aired.

I still very much love the anime obviously, and am going to try to make an effort to get back in to it because I miss it. I love to watch my old Kanto DVD's when I'm working on art :P
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  1. Tsutarja's Avatar
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    Hopefully you're into it again by the time XY finally airs. :P
  2. Shiny Blaze's Avatar
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    I loved BW for the most part too! And I agree Decolora Adventures is kinda pointless. To think what they could've done instead of letting Ash and co. travel a group of islands. They could've shown Black City/White Forest, or the PWT. They could've done more with the Unova rivalries. But oh well.

    Decolora Islands does have some episodes that I enjoyed. One is an episode where Ash befriends a Caterpie and helps it evolve into Butterfree. That episode is an homage to Bye Bye Butterfree. Really brought me back to old times. Another one is an episode where Ash and co. help a girl find Jirachi to fulfill her wish. That episode has elements of Jirachi: Wish Maker in it. And a couple of others, but for the most part Decolora Islands has been kind of boring fillers.
  3. Reila's Avatar
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    I was loving BW until the second season started. The last awesome episode to me was the two part Satoshi vs Homika battle, after that the show lost a lot of its charm to me, sadly. That Meloetta was so annoying and don't even get me started on that Kotetsu boy.
  4. The Fighting Misty's Avatar
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    Best Wishes started going downhill around the time BW2 started, with the underwhelming Junior Cup and Dawn's cameo being handled poorly. It only got worse when the league started and never improved from that point on. The N saga was alright, but after that.....meh.

    You should have used the opportunity to go back and watch some older seasons you've never seen. If I remember correctly didn't you say you missed most of Hoenn and early/mid Sinnoh? You could have catched up on some of those episodes.
  5. Araragi-hakase's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blaze
    I loved BW for the most part too! And I agree Decolora Adventures is kinda pointless. To think what they could've done instead of letting Ash and co. travel a group of islands. They could've shown Black City/White Forest, or the PWT. They could've done more with the Unova rivalries. But oh well.

    Decolora Islands does have some episodes that I enjoyed. One is an episode where Ash befriends a Caterpie and helps it evolve into Butterfree. That episode is an homage to Bye Bye Butterfree. Really brought me back to old times. Another one is an episode where Ash and co. help a girl find Jirachi to fulfill her wish. That episode has elements of Jirachi: Wish Maker in it. And a couple of others, but for the most part Decolora Islands has been kind of boring fillers.
    At first I was really excited for Decolora because I loved the Orange Islands arc when I was a kid, so I was hoping it would be similar- but I think the biggest difference was that the Orange Islands still had a point; Ash collected badges earned in different ways than just battling to compete in the Orange League. Yeah, there were filler episodes, but overall he was still traveling to achieve a goal. And Decolora they're just...traveling to get to Kanto...?

    Yeah, I am going to go back through and catch up :) The Butterfree episode looked good, and the one with Claire and the shiny Druddigon looked interesting, too.
  6. Araragi-hakase's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fighting Misty
    Best Wishes started going downhill around the time BW2 started, with the underwhelming Junior Cup and Dawn's cameo being handled poorly. It only got worse when the league started and never improved from that point on. The N saga was alright, but after that.....meh.

    You should have used the opportunity to go back and watch some older seasons you've never seen. If I remember correctly didn't you say you missed most of Hoenn and early/mid Sinnoh? You could have catched up on some of those episodes.
    Yeah, I agree :/ It was nice to see Dawn again and Season 2/Episode N did have some episodes that I enjoyed (Colress in the anime was pretty A+) but I agree that it wasn't as good as the original BW series. I think I even missed a bunch of the league battles....I know what happened, but eh, didn't care for how they handled Virgil.

    I've been watching some Hoenn episodes here and there on the Pokemon TV app on my phone when I'm bored, because yeah, I still haven't seen much of Hoenn, though I've seen much more of it now thanks to the app actually. I've also pretty much seen all of DP now, too, haha. But you're right, I should go back and watch Hoenn consecutively :P I have a hard time getting in to it for some reason.
  7. Araragi-hakase's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsutarja
    Hopefully you're into it again by the time XY finally airs. :P
    I'll definitely watch XY when it starts, regardless.
  8. Phoenixphlare's Avatar
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    Unova is my favorite region too and it makes me hate best wishes more because Best Wishes is 0% badass while Unova totally badass.

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