The problem is, those improvements are pretty much non-existent. Everything before BW 006 was the same shit people complained about pre-BW: failed thefts that only eat away episode time. After that, they had that string of utterly useless appearances during that boring meteorite stuff that did jack shit to advance their characters. And now, they're back to trying to steal the pokemon-of-the-day, and failing.Originally Posted by Hellion
The only real difference between pre- and post- BW is that they now show no signs of being able to produce human emotions.
They did that before BW as well. They also made a lot of these high tech gadgets themselves, showing that they were actually rather intelligent despite their constant buffoonery.Originally Posted by Kazamatsuri
What, all three of them? I mean, seriously, before Kojirou got his first pokemon 25 episodes into the series, the trio had all of one battle. And all of those have resulted in a loss for the Rocket trio.And the battles are still as engaging as ever.
Why, because they replaced "blasting off" with jet packs? Y'know, after losing against terrifying pokemon like "untrained starter" and "floating cotton balls"?And I like how they actually maintain some of their dignity after losing in the end.
You don't, but the serious Rocket trio haven't managed to do that, either. The current trio just comes across as inferior expies of the Ginga-Dan.You don't necessarily have to make people laugh in order to be entertaining or engaging.