I really don't see why they wouldn't reveal a sixth generation Pokemon in this movie. Considering the faster pace of the BW anime and how they already have four fifth generation game in the main series out, I don't see why they would delay promoting the next generation of Pokemon through this movie. If there were a couple of other secret legendary Pokemon that hadn't been revealed yet, then I could see them getting maybe another year of promoting the fifth generation, but since Genesect is the last one, I don't see how they wouldn't start promoting the sixth generation. The only way I could see that working out would be if they did actually release R/S remakes to make the fifth generation last a bit longer. As cool as that sounds to me and I would like R/S remakes, I don't think that's likely to happen. I think that there is a much better chance that they'll start promoting the next generation and save those remakes for some time after the first two games come out.
As for Genesect being the biggest Pokemon of this generation, I don't really see that myself. It's the last of the secret legendary Pokemon, but I don't think it's important enough to make it the biggest Pokemon of the fifth generation. Besides, I could see them giving Genesect and the possible sixth generation Pokemon a fairly equal role, especially if the two are connected or Genesect is connected to the new games, so that one Pokemon wouldn't overshadow the other in the movie.
Gen VI Pokemon vs Genesect..
The event pattern and how it relates to the movies has ALREADY been broken. When BW released, they had a distro for the in game event, they didn't need to have a whole other movie for it, but they did, simply because they didn't program it to have V-Create. True, it was a forgone conclusion that they would follow the succession of events after that, but then they broke it again by doing two of them at once. I think past conventions have gone out the window and it is possible for them to do the final event for this gen AND reveal a new poke for the next one. Otherwise, what would the second promo be? (please don't answer that because I'm sick of generation extending theories) Even if this isn't the end, what then? We have filler for a year and a half or better in the anime? Your suggestions would not last that long, not even in the farthest stretch of the imagination. If you can compound upon your reasoning, I want to know, because that just seems flipping ridiculous to me, and a sign of poor planning on the writers' part. The indication would appear to be that this gen was intended to only last 3 years, just like the first and second did. Just because the 3rd and 4th were longer doesn't mean that they all have to be that long now. Please, tell me how this can be lengthened that much.
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The majority of the fandom is certain that specific event-exclusive pokemon will appear in future films, but those pokemon are often never seen during the promotion of the next year's film after the credits for the current year's film. I'll cite timetables from the six most recent movies that support the revelation of a new pokemon other than Genesect for M16, which I have put in spoiler tags for those who don't want to read.
Why is Genesect revealed in the promotion for the next year's film? Could this mean that, like Victini, Genesect wasn't going to be the main star of the next movie. It probably means that a new pokemon related to Gen VI will be revealed next year.
Last edited by Ampharos King; 2nd July 2012 at 01:50 AM.
The difference is that Genosect is the last Pokemon of the generation intended to be the big event. Its not like a throwaway legendary they can just shoehorn into a movie like Heatran or Kyorge or Regigigas just for the hell of it.
Mewtwo, Deoxys, and Arceus all essentially were the stars...and the Pokemon they shared the spotlight with were from the same generation.
Not really surprising - I kinda expected that.
Though... are there any news of Team Plasma appearing as well? I mean, Genesect WAS created by a Team Plasma member anyways...
Genesect be the surprise Pokemon revealed later, similar to what they did with the Lucario and I think the Manaphy movies. I don't think that they would announce Genesect first if there was an older generation Pokemon starring with it. Since they already announced Genesect through this trailer, it's pretty likely that they'll have a sixth generation Pokemon there with it. I don't see any other way given how they've already used the other legendary Pokemon and I don't see why they would wait until 2014 to start showing sixth generation Pokemon in a movie given the how they've handled this current generation.
Genesect is definitely going to be the star, because, after all, the movie preview wouldn't like about something this big. Because Genesect is clearly intended to be a big event even though in-game, Genesect has the least interesting event, even before they reworked Keldeo's. Obviously, its going to be a big thing, with Team Plasma being referenced as being involved with making it, and we all know how important Team Plasma is to the anime.
I honestly don't understand how you keep ignoring the fact that unlike Genesect, Deoxys
and Mewtwoweren't revealed until after the initial title was shown. Genesect is shown in the preview, the most uninformative part of movie advertisements. Are you just not going to address this point because addressing it contradicts whatever point your trying to make?
Last edited by The Outrage; 1st July 2012 at 10:56 PM.
Mewtwo, Deoxys and Arceus not the stars of the movie?
Were Mew (co-stared with Mewtwo), Celebi, Jirachi, Manaphy, etc. not the stars of their movie?
Event legends that you can't capture in the games are of course going to be given the biggest and best treatment. That's why I don't see Genosect being upstaged.
Meloetta is the second last, which puts it in the same ranks as Manaphy and Darkrai in Gen IV, yet it debuts in a Pikachu short. Meloetta itself, gets better treatment in the games by having a Fes Mission added onto its event, whereas Genesect still gets nothing. Just because you say Genesect deserves a big event, does not make it true.
Genesect and a sixth generation Pokemon having equal importance in the movie so neither one is upstaged. I still think that you're ignoring how the movies with Mewtwo, Deoxys and Arceus weren't set when their respective generations were close to an end. Not to mention Genesect was announced first through the trailer and I don't see why they would wait until 2014 to show a sixth generation Pokemon in a movie at this point. It would make the faster pace of the series and the release for B2/W2 seem unnecessary if a new generation wasn't on the horizon.
This movie probably isn't set at the end of this generation either. I very much doubt the 6th gen on the 3DS is hitting 2 months after this movie comes out.
If that were the case it would star all 6th gen legends or Pokemon to hype up the next game....much like Latios/Latias did for Hoenn, Manaphy did for DP, and Zoroark did for BW.
Kyogre was featured in the Manaphy movie, and the Legendary Beasts, as well as Celebi played a substantial role in Zoroark's? If it wasn't for Celebi, there wouldn't have even been a plot in Zoroark's movie.
So I guess we know the answer to the above question: "Are you just not going to address this point because addressing it contradicts whatever point your trying to make?"
Also, your argument right there, once again ignores what we all know happens in these movie promotions. It's baffling that you can be a member in this fandom for so long yet make the above claim that "if Gen V is ending, this movie would star all Gen VI Pokemon" when all we've seen is the preview for next year's movie, which, anyone can tell you, is the biggest load of crap the animators give us.