Video Game Collection & Wishlist
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I'll say this.
Totodile, Chicorita, and Cyndaquil all have more personalities than the starting Indigo ones.
However, the Indigo characters were fourtante to have good storys based around them...at a time when the series was still doing something new and fresh so that's why their a bit more memorable than the Johto ones.
I rewatched the Indigo sries all recently, and they were just his original Pokemon.
Chickorita loved Ash
Cyndaquil was timid
I believe that the others were just victims or poor storytelling/not having that much follow up to them.
I'd consider Totodile's dancing more of a gimmick myself.
That's kind of what Johto was. Gimmicks. Chikorita had a crush on Ash. Noctowl was shiny and uncharacteristically large. Totodile danced whenever it was called out. Phanpy was a baby Pokemon.
None of these really affected the overall plotline, whereas in Diamond & Pearl, Buizel's pride, Aipom's love of all things contest, Chimchar's abandonment issues, etc. have all been addressed.
Especially since Michael Haigney was a head writer for the series. You'd think that by the time they got to dubbing the eleventh episode (assuming they dubbed these in order) they'd have a basic grasp of how certain aspects of the show work.Originally Posted by Pokemaster Justin
I think it'd be hilarious if Mr. Haigney ended up being the one who actually wrote the Charmander episode. That would make his comments even more ridiculous.
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Turtwig, which doesn't really have one to speak of. I always did think Ash's Chikorita was the cutest thing ever.
Cyndaquil and Totodile never really had personality to me. Corphish was what Totodile was probably intended to be like, so the writers got it right the second time. Noctowl, like Ash's other birds, didn't have much personality either.
Honestly, if Ash's Johto team was Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charizard, Heracross and Phanpy...it would have been a hell of a lot more enjoyable season than it turned out.
Totodile should have went to Misty, and Brock could have captured Cyndaquil to replace Vulpix. Ash didn't need those Johto starters at all and now they're completely useless compared to his other teams. No wonder why the writers abandoned them.
I disagree Scott I think that Chrizard would have made his gym battles less intersting..
I wish Johto he did like these other seasons and just got rid of his Pokemon/stored them at Oaks.
Perhaps than you would have like his team better.
Pikachu doesn't really count...
Last edited by Pokemaster Justin; 10th September 2008 at 10:23 PM.
Yeah...that's why I went ahead and posted the picture so that you guys could kind of see for yourself. The movie rental only cost me the equivalent of like $1.50, so it's not that big a deal that I spent money to get some screenshots of people who only barely resemble the characters in Pocket Monsters.Originally Posted by Adamant
I went and checked the DVDs, and:I've been trying to pay close attention to things like punctuation and capitalization in the episode titles for the past two years or so (fun fact: most Pokémon USA episode titles capitalize every single word and also end in exclamation mark)
- "A Chip Off the Old Brock" has no exclamation mark
- "Wheel of Frontier", "May's Egg-cellent Adventure", "Harley Rides Again" too
- "Tactics Theatrics!!" has TWO o.O
- "Queen of the Serpentine!", and everything between "Odd Pokémon Out!" and "Talking A Good Game!" has one.
As for "Queen of the Serpentine", the DVD version has wery weird bug on the title screen...
Seems they, for some reason, chose to remake this titlescreen (which leaves in question all the "exclamation" inconsistences between your site and first boxset), then put the "corrected" title over it...
Oh, there are definitly a lot of intentional references in the series. I doubt anyone believes the fact that one of Team Rocket's remote controls for one of their mecha looked a lot like a Wii remote was just a freak coincidence, for instance.