Satoshi, Pikachu and the other Pokémon are pumped before the finals. But then Fleur-de-lis suddenly appears before them. He says he’d like a word with Satoshi, but just what is his agenda?
Summary: Miare City is in a state of excitement thanks to the Kalos League! Even Satoshi takes a short break to enjoy himself before his battle against Alan. But while everyone’s out having fun, Citron’s Harimaron ended up getting lost! Satoshi and the others frantically start searching for it. Meanwhile, as Harimaron is lost and confused over being separated from the others, somebody appears before it… but who?
My favourite is Kalos, in addition to just liking all of the Pokemon individually and being a slut for the hype of the “everyone’s fully evolved for the first time” factor I’ve never been this involved with his previous teams before, I’ve partook in speculation since day one, made multiple drawings of them as the team updated, FIENDED for the release of each figure, and I actually FELT the team grow as I kept using them myself in online and Battle Maison matches in the games (I even used Fletchinder and Frogadier as much if not more than the final forms before their evolutions were confirmed), they’re my babies through and through.
I also love how no one in the team has gotten true shaft and seemingly won’t unless Noivern somehow gets fodderized in both league battles. Like yeah there’s some issues like Goomy’s and Noibat’s rushed evolutions but they still got cool moments for them, Goodra starred VS Clemont and got its own arc, Noivern fought Zapdos and has had two nice battles against Alan and Shota since then. And of course I’m overjoyed that my regional favourite Mon (Talonflame) is FINALLY one that gets some actual respect by the writers in the battles department. Yeah I’m biased, I’ve suffered through Squirtle doing nothing in Kanto, Kingler getting humiliated every time it appears since the Kanto league, Heracross getting Oaked without any Gym battles, Torkoal, TORTERRA and Boldore, I DESERVE THIS GOD KNOWN AS BBY BIRD.
Also I don’t recall ever seeing so many full shots of the team going into the league, not to mention articles in Pokefan talking about them. IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY.
My least favourite is Johto, even though Heracross and Noctowl are in my top 10 favourite Pokemon of all time and I really like the others too. They just didn’t really get any respect as a team in Johto, they got completely shafted in favour of the Kanto starters in the league and not a single one of them was used in the final gym. It’s also really dumb how Bulbasaur stuck around in the team for almost the entirety of Johto instead of letting Heracross stay or devoting more time for Phanpy. Also the fact only one of them evolved in Johto while two evolved in LATER series really says a lot. I love all individual Ash Mons unconditionally but yeaah that’s not a good look.
Though Kanto is a strong contender for the bottom ranking as well seeing as how Ash went through most of the region with 5 POKEMON FOR NO REASON. EITHER KEEP PRIMEAPE OR CALL IN A REPLACEMENT IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS. AND EVOLVE YOUR FUCKING BIRD BEFORE THE LEAGUE, HELLO?! But it’s not like Kanto had many good battles anyway and later events like the Orange and Johto leagues and the final Battle Frontier match made the Kanto team standout as something special (the starters at least).
also that last doodle makes me realize i almost never draw happy golden boy ash. that should be rectified. he should get to be happy more considering he’s half immortal firebird.
then again he’s probably happier since i retconned his wingless sleeves to be short-sleeved ones, it fits his style more and his arms are freeer. also he gets to fly. he loves flying. why wouldn’t he love flying.
I find it so adorable that whenever Ash encounters his Tauros they always seem to carol towards him for his affection. I find it also similar that if Serena had a heard of Rhyhorn, they would do the same and run their way to her for affection as well. Because you know….it happens if she is around a whole heard of Rhyhorn