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    Default I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

    I don't think it gained a new move or changed its personality or really got any lasting development throughout all of BW. If Ash had caught snivy 2 eps ago or 90 I still feel like it would have been the same pokemon. Anyone else think this? And to think it gets more screentime than all of Ash's reserves combined.
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    Default Re: I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

    It's no worse than Gamagaru, Yanappu, Maggyo, or Emonga in my opinion.

    All of those combined being a big problem in itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokemonsquared View Post
    I don't think it gained a new move or changed its personality or really got any lasting development throughout all of BW. If Ash had caught snivy 2 eps ago or 90 I still feel like it would have been the same pokemon. Anyone else think this? And to think it gets more screentime than all of Ash's reserves combined.
    That's because it's a one of the starter Pokemon. If it wasn't, I'll bet you Snivy would be just another overly evolved Palpitoad.

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    Default Re: I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

    I think the real problem here isn't that Snivy is the most stagnant Pokémon, it's that BW Pokémon in general are the most stagnant Pokémon since Johto.
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    Default Re: I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

    That's what happens when characters catch a lot of Pokemon. There's no time for them all to be developed.

    This has been a problem with the show since day 1.
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    Default Re: I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

    That's what happens when characters catch a lot of Pokemon. There's no time for them all to be developed.

    This has been a problem with the show since day 1.
    I think a bigger problem with this saga is that, while the large amount of captures does take take away screen time from other Pokemon, the division of screentime is awful. Oshawott, Dwebble and even Pignite don't need as much spotlight as they usually get.

    "Playing around?" Wrong.

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    Default Re: I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

    If oshawott wasn't such a screen hogg, we could have maybe seen snivy develop more, it's sad because snivy was originally the most popular unova starter ash had.. then look what happened after they decided to turn oshawott into piplup.
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    Default Re: I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

    Quote Originally Posted by Iteru View Post
    It's no worse than Gamagaru, Yanappu, Maggyo, or Emonga in my opinion.

    All of those combined being a big problem in itself.
    But it gets more screentime than all of them combined..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokemonsquared View Post
    But it gets more screentime than all of them combined..
    As if. Yanappu has been in tons of fights and just used the same boring Bullet Seed/Solarbeam moves. I'd say all of them combined exceed Tsutarja's screentime and it doesn't really help that Emonga is usually out when Snivy is having interactions.

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    Default Re: I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

    I think the huge number of Pokémon in the main cast is even more of a problem this time around because of how fast-paced the series is. Of course, if training with the Pokémon was a priority I'm sure the writers could make it work but plots like that don't seem to be as important anymore.
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    Default Re: I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    That's what happens when characters catch a lot of Pokemon. There's no time for them all to be developed.

    This has been a problem with the show since day 1.
    Thank you. This is why a character should only have so many Pokemon at a time (Arceus forbid they use roster rotation more often).

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambipom666 View Post
    Of course, if training with the Pokémon was a priority I'm sure the writers could make it work but plots like that don't seem to be as important anymore.
    A lot of people didn't like that (for some reason). The fans pretty much bought it on themselves.

    And I have a theory...

    Snivy was released by her trainer at the behest of Team Plasma (like in the BW part of Pokemon Adventures). I'm probably wrong, but when she was first introduced it kinda felt like there was something up with her.

    That's the worst part BW for me: they originally had big plans for it, then it all came crashing down in the worst way possible. (corporate meddling made the situation worse)

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    Default Re: I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

    Well yeah, it hasn't changed much but neither has Oshawott. It's still as naive and immature as ever, it hasn't even gotten that much stronger.

    The same thing could be said about lots of Pokemon. Snivy is no exception.

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    Default Re: I think Snivy is the most stagnant pokemon on the cast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    That's what happens when characters catch a lot of Pokemon. There's no time for them all to be developed.

    This has been a problem with the show since day 1.
    Just because Ash has more than six Pokemon doesn't mean that they can't get proper development. I bet if this was Sinnoh, instead of those useless fillers inbetween the seventh and eighth gym, they would have had him training his reserves.

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