So as of late I really got into watching pokemon episodes from the childhood days and I've noticed that right after season 5 was over I didn't want to watch it anymore and I'm convinced that it was because Misty left. Just from all the episodes I watched from when Ash stole Misty's bike to the Orange Islands where Misty didn't stay with that gym leader because she was in love with Ash to Ash defeating Gary in the Johto League.
Just from all the things that were hyped up including Misty being in love with Ash, Ash beating Gary but ends up losing again in the top 8! Like I understand money makes the world go round and I'm taking this a little further because I'm older now and understand stuff that I didn't understand as a kid BUT how do you just start these hyped up things and never solve/answer them.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that Ash's goal to become a pokemon master really was in front of your eyes when he beat Gary but when he lost I was about to stop watching there. Then what do you know... 4 episodes later Misty leaves but doesn't even tell Ash that she loves him? WOW. In my opinion (I know season 6 started a long time ago and I know that the video game was the most popular at the period of time) I felt ending the series where Ash was the main focus could of ended perfectly in season five with Ash winning the johoto league and Misty tells Ash she loves him which leads to a season 6 with either the same characters OR go to Gary's point of view for a season or two... Btw I'm mainly disappointed because I saw one episode from season 7 and one from season 16 and from what I saw it just wasn't the same. I mean don't even get me started on season 16 because that wasn't pokemon... that was the worst cartoon I've ever watched in my life... the voice, clothing, friends, and EVEN Pikachu was different! I will never watch another episode because of that! It was terrible. Please give me your thoughts on the transition from season 5 to season 6 (when Ash, Brock, and Misty split up and Ash goes to Hoenn).
Sorry if I spelled the regions wrong :p Just please give me some feedback to know that you guys agree with me, have answers for me, or even some points to prove why my opinion should change! This show was the greatest show/video game of my childhood and seeing that season 16 episode almost made me angry lol. Again please let me know what you think!