The main anime has never struck me as anything special, I'll watch it on youtube if I'm having lunch and am out of anime ideas. I do prefer Pokemon Origins and the Mega Evolution anime far better. So now for this season.
It is okish, I don't like TR's new design as their eyes are really freaking creepy. And to be honest it just seems... boring, it's all the same. You know TR will get their butts kicked and it will take a entire damn episode to do so and I am fed up of these episodes, even as a kid all I wanted was to watch the gym battles! And even then Ash sucks! He gives no reason as to why he sucks but he just does. He is a good trainer but should be far better by now after all that experience! I'm not a fan of his design and he looks weird.
So really nothing has improved...
So as for the characters, I thought Bonnie would be annoying but she's alright. Clemont is ok and Serena is... eh? I like her, but probably because she seems quite like Dawn... and I like Dawn :/
But I like professor Sycamore! And a lot of the animation is great!