What characters can join the team in XY? Why or why not? (Edited 20/6/2013)
by, 19th June 2013 at 04:08 PM (801 Views)
In 4 months, the new series of XY will start. In that series, new pokemon will appear and it will be new adventures. With new protagonist.
We know the following:
-The new series will start in October and not earlier.
-It will exist a new character from the games with 3 XY Pokémon to promote the games, Alexa/Pansy.
-That a poster hinted the departure of Iris and Cilan. But remember Brock in AG.
-That the ratings are the lowest in the 16 years of Pokemon, and more important, is outside of Top 10.
What characters can appear? What not? Let's see:
-Ash: Take that as technically confirmed. In BW they promote the ending of Ash, now they aren't. Now is impossible because Pikachu is programmed to hae merchandise, is "everywhere" in "game" promotion and if the show is rather "weak" right now... is most important an ever. Also, the presence of Pansy discard a posible aging of Ash. It probably won't be a reset, at least like the BW series.
-Cilan. Is in the Sayonara part of the departure, but we know nothing yet except a second of the opening of how Cilan will leave. There's the fact that Brock stays for 4 regions and the support role is needed with him or another character. As a favour, he has the fact that Alexa is travellinjg with the gang.
-Iris. I think that she will leave as a Opelucid Gym leader She has two episodes (specially the Clair one). Other alternative is Johto but I see more of the former. Is too related to the Unova story to stay. But there's still a possibility. She is travelling with Alexa with is an advantage. Axew is promoted for being in the game. And right now is actually more popular than Cilan and has more screentime than him.
-Dawn. Contests are possible in the game and the menu, if anything, hinted (Pokemon amie ISN'T a sidequest and isn't intended to be a replacement). Kalos is very fashion-y which means that Contests could return easily.
THe merchandise from early XY has the Kanto starters, not Piplup. But next month they are releasing Piplup merchandising... that contain Manaphy And Manaphy is being releasing as a C-Fear with Jirachi... and Jirachi appears next week in the anime. Remember that even is possible that the ending is rioght and she get Iris' Emonga/Emolga. If she returns, Pochama* will be one of the main reasons. Remember that Contest is a hint, not a fact. Of course, she won't appear in July. Is probably the second most opular character in Japan behind Ash, even in 2013.
Brock: There's Croagunk merchandise in September. Is from 2010, which means that Brock has a bit of possibility of returning. It's possible but difficult. There'0s a key difference between a Brock and a Dawn cameo this late in the series. Dawn has already got 8 episodes of screentime in Best Wishes Brock hasn't made a speaking role yet. Also, remember that Brock is expected to be in Kanto, the place where our heroes will go. I don't say that it's impossible, but. In the case of cameo, possibility of being overshadowed by departures, Alexa. Somebody will hate that Brock return if that means that the DP Trio returns... even for an episode.
May: Why do another Coordinator when behind you there'0s another of the same popularity than you. However, I don't discard completely because May has the Kanto starters, Contests could return, is rather popular (probably more than Iris even right now but here I can't be sure) and Gen III remakes could come this gen. Possible but very difficult.
Misty: Sorry but she is too old. She isn'0t that popular in Japan unlike many oif you think. Specially right now. Is the last of the list if a character were to return in the show. Also, is the least popular of all and isn't that mentioned on 2ch (compared to the other two, I check).**
Tracey. Is co nfirmed to appear... in the ranch, not in the series.
Max: I don't se him in the series... even if May somehow makes a return.
Team Rocket: They aren't leaving. I'm not 100% sure but I'm 90% at least. And if they return, it will be a more funnier version that they are in BW. Also, like DA proves to us, that we take account that episodes with no TR will be rare. Probably they aren't in every episode on XY but not expect large gap of 10 episodes without them like in BW***.
New characters: I know that it will be new characters from the XY games in the aninme. At least 1. And if a second character, apart of Ash, takes part on the XY cast, I see a 4-person group.
Later I will do what new characters has more possibilities of becoming new members of the aminc ast of the anime.
Right now I'm doing this.
-Serena. I think that is the most probable options for a new character right now. The reason is because she is the female star of the games and she promotes Kalos. I can't say yet what she could do in the anime. She has the issue of the age but I think that the writers can break things. I don't see her as a rival in any way.
-Callum. Sorry, but not. The male player character is in the anime Ash, who represents the PC. I don't see it.
-Shauna. Is advertised as a rival, whose means that she has issues wioth being main character. However, she is the age of female trvaelling companies in the anime, is the first one to know to the audience and she is in the place where theanime will start. But she is supposed to be a rival. All of this depends if Shauna is a rival or if is only a friend.
-Tierno. He is also around 10 but Ash has the role. But it can appear because his dance role could be interesting for the anime. Difficult to being MC.
-Trevor. I see him as the people that gives the Pokedex to Ash in the Kalos region. However I don't see him as a travelling companion.
Viola. I see her as a main character if she is the 4th main character of the anime (and probably the second girl). If there is, ishe would have more of a support role.
About a possibility: Rotating cast. Personally, I have doubts of being good but I see that as a possibility. And it could be interesting for the anime. However, I don't see the anime without a main girl in it as a permanent travelling companion. However, OI see something like this:
-Permanent travelling companions: Ash (main star), Serena (support role + sidequest).
-A range of side characters that appears in the first episodes of the series (for being known) and appears in many episodes helping the star but not in all the episodes.
*Pochama, not Piplup. What is cray popuylar in Pochama, not Piplup. Is very popular in Japan, not internationally.
**Misty is more popular in the US simply because the difference of popularitry between the Misty season and the rest is very high. If not, Misty won't be that popular.
*** Long abscenes are a cause of why we have funny Team Rocket back.
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