So I'm finally done with Sinnoh and with me being a huge Kanto fan (back when I was smaller) I've really been hesitant to watch the DP series. Now after watching it I have to say it might be the best series. I really enjoyed how well and balanced it was. So here are my thoughts on the goods, bads, and what you disagreed with the writers about
-Team Galactic was great. Much better than Magma, Aqua, and even Team Rocket imo
-Paul was the best rival and character the series could have ever had. I'm shocked that I'm saying this but I feel Paul is a better rival than Gary.
-Dawn was a very good supporting cast figure. I felt she was much better than May and Dawn's Piplup was a good pokemon to have with Pikachu.
-Filler episodes were not as annoying as they were in the Hoenn series.
-I really liked how the Elite Four were active in DP compared to other series. Thought it was cool how Aaron and Flint challenged Cynthia.
-Liked how Chimchar's progression lead to the final battle with Paul's Electivire (spelling?)
-Barry was awesome. Great rival. Nice to have a balance of Ash's equal (Barry) and his opposite (Paul).
-The pokemon battles themselves were better to watch with the new moves, counter-shield, and that most of the attacks were not dodged in DP. lol.
-Really liked how Jessie actually won contests in DP. If was stupid knowing she was going to lose everything back in Hoenn.
If I forgot something I'll probably post a little later.
-Zoey was okay didn't really have a problem with her, but Kenny was a little annoying. Especially how he left DP. Seemed like a waste of time with him besides that he helped Dawn in an episode or two.
-Buziel seemed like he didn't win a battle after defeating Flotziel. Also disappointed how he never evolved either. Their didn't seem like they wanted the "cute" factor with Buziel so why not evolve him sooner or later?
-Cyrus's exit with going to the portal was a little much. Though Galactic was really good like I said about, the ending to Cyrus was still a little stupid.
-Team Rocket trying to steal Pikachu and other pokemon was not only old way back in Hoenn but even more so in DP. Even though I knew it was going to happen, I was really hoping the one episode where Meowth became a noodle chef, Jessie went to contests, and James on his own could have been a decent ending to something as old as Team Rocket. I feel that Team Rocket does deserve a good ending with everything they have been through, I still am getting tired of them.
-Even though I'm okay when they drop a pokemon and say good-bye mid season (Pidgeot, Squirtle, Butterfree, etc) I thought becoming a ping-pong master was a little stupid when they dropped Ambipom.
-I felt that Pikachu took a step back at the end of DP as well. Remembering the great things that Pikachu did past, it seemed like he wasn't as stong in DP overall.
*Note the bads are mainly small details compared to the goods being important parts of the plot. So even though it looks like I have more for the bad, DP was a great series.
MY DISAGREEMENTS WITH THE WRITERS
-I thought that DP was so good dropping both Dawn and Brock was a bad idea. I liked how them made Brock actually want to pursue something but with how well he helped and how him and Ash have been together since Ash's first gym battle, 32 gym battles, 7 frontier symbols, and several pokemon league victories, dropping off Brock isn't sitting well with me at this point. As for Dawn, I felt Dawn was great. After Misty left I felt that the show was a little bit behind with May and Max but it seemed to me at least that Dawn brought that right back.
-Though from what I've seen (which is only a little) I really dislike how Unova is in general. From the pokemon to the gym leaders to even the region it self. I understand that pokemon is still going strong but I'm just not liking how Unova is set up. I felt like the series after DP should have been "The Series to end all Series" lol.
-And lastly, I'm not sure about how Ash and Brock went their seperate ways. A handshake is nothing for what they went through together. I mean Butterfree got a flashback collague after 20 episodes. I feel Brock should have gotten something more.
ANYWAY PLEASE GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS! LOVE SEEING ALL THE DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND IDEAS PEOPLE HAVE ON THIS SITE!