Here are some more i can think of.
-I think original trio still had most memorable and compelling dynamic out of all groups in pokemon with Ash naivety, Misty adventurous/hotheaded side and Brock mature, flirty exterior complimenting each other well feeling like genuine group of friends which spontaneously had fun when exploring world with friendship gradually growing.
Likewise i thought original series used to be more humor based and creative in aspect of writers straying more from games.
- i believe Misty leaving was one of biggest mistakes made in pokemon. They got rid of one of most complete, engaging characters who knew how to add spice and liven things up bringing healthy interactions within group and memorable moments. She had unique story and goal of becoming water master with fresh material waiting to be explored, unique pokemon and established popularity existing potential and prospect to flourish but instead they canned her without much closure leaving much more to be desired. Which was was poor and bad move imo.
-Way i see it May was one of best developed characters in pokemon series having quite detailed and well told growth. I enjoyed more in her contest arc than i did with Dawn giving fresh, interesting angle to her and rivals were largely part of appeal which made her quest memorable,. Arrogant Drew or envy and peculiar Harley are pretty much recipe to success.
Iris' hair is bigger than her...
Someone needs to smack Trip in the face.
In game Krookodiles need Dark Glasses THAT SHOW on them in battle.
Brock and Team Rocket should have left after Johto.
Ash needs to stop being 10 and grow up.
I think that DP is better than BW, especially after I finally finished rewatching the series through my DVDs yesterday.
Paul was the best rival for Ash due to how they were polar opposites and affected each other through the course of DP.
While Iris had an interesting premise and I honestly believe that she had potential at the start of the series, I think that she has become the worst handled out of all the traveling companions.
Trip is by far the worst rival introduced in any series. He barely interacted with Ash, was overpowered for a rookie trainer and Alder felt more like a rival for Trip than Ash did since it was Alder who had an effect on Trip's attitude. Ash was just there and their rivalry quickly became nonexistent.
Team rocket needed to become the villains there are in BW far sooner.
Cameron already pisses me off almost as much as Trip and he's only recently made his dub debut. The fact that Ash could end up losing to that guy is just unbearable...
The anime is horrible lately. (What people have said is the reason I'm not going to watch any of the new episodes as of now.)
I think the Indigo league arc and the Orange league arc are the two best ones
Elite Four Flint he was straight up badass.
The original trio was the best ever.
Both Misty leaving AND the voice change were the biggest mistakes of all Pokemon anime history.
Gary > Paul and Trip
Season 1 theme is the best.
Team Rocket (seasons 9 and beyond) are LAME!!!!
The first is popular, you just have to look in all the right places (for example, Youtube, Tumblr, LiveJournal, etc.).