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Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon, and Goals

Since it is very likely we will see Ash travel to the Kalos region, what are your thoughts on what his new journey will be like? What Pokémon will he catch and who will his new friends be?

Who will he travel with? So far, most of his companions have been game characters, is it someone we have already seen in the previews of the game?

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Shauna is an incredibly energetic girl who is coming along on the journey to find a dream of her own. She’s friendly and outgoing, and seems to genuinely enjoy all the curiosities you’ll come across on your journey.
Trevor (orange hair) bursts with curiosity about the world around him. He’s an excellent student, and very competitive, wanting to be the first of the group to complete his Pokédex.
Tierno (black shirt) is the dancer of the group and wants more than anything to create a dance team with his Pokémon. Strong, kind, and light on his feet, Tierno gets easily distracted by watching opposing Pokémon during battles because he’s too busy trying to incorporate Pokémon moves into his dances.
Serena or Calem (the playable characters) lives next door to you in Vaniville Town. This character has a passion to become a powerful Pokémon Trainer and sets out on the journey to accomplish that dream.


Are any of these eligible travel companions for the anime? Who would you like to see the most?

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Personally I would like to see Tierno, based on the description he's a dancer. That could be used for comic relief or even a whole new competition in the Kalos region. Instead of contests, musicals, etc. there could be Pokémon Dansing Competitions. At the E3 it was mentioned that France was chosen as a inspiration because of their link to beauty. When I hear that I think of Art, and the Art of Dance is one of the possibilities.

In Hoenn and Sinnoh, Ash's partners all had a goal they were working on in the anime. Misty and Iris also had goals (becoming a Water-type and Dragon-type Master, respectively), but they did not actively participate in competitions or anything of that sort to accomplish their goals, unlike May and Dawn with their contests. What will the new partner strife for and how? Could Ash partner up with a rival that, just like himself, strives to be a Pokémon Master?

So far Ash caught Krabby and Corphish, will he catch Clauncher to add to his collection? Or will Froakie be his Water-type partner? Maybe he'll catch both, or get a complete different Water-type like Skrelp?! I can definitely see Ash partner up with a Grass-type like Chespin too.

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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

I, for some strange reason, think Cilan will keep travelling with Ash into Kalos. Not unlikely, but Cilan appears to be the type that would much rather travel to show off his connoisseur skills than be cramped up in the gym in Striaton City. Still, like I said, highly unlikely.

Iris is nearly without-a-doubt not going to Kalos: she'll return to the Village of Dragons to actually become a dragon master, or she'll decide that she wants to go back through all the Unova gyms to enter in the next Unova League then become Champion... Iris could have been a real interesting character since dragons are these awesome creatures and she seemed very lively, yet she just kept on saying the same thing over and over again.

Serena/Calem - Out because their art designs don't seem like they would fit in the anime universe, like I'd be shocked if they talked.

Shauna looks like she could be the female protagonist. Energetic like Iris, but hopefully not as belittling. Her energy could cause problems (sort of like Bianca).

Tierno could be a rival of Ash (reminds me of Stephan/Kenyan for some reason), a rival of one of Ash's companions in dance contests, or the companion that competes in contests. There hasn't been a male companion that primarily competes in contests (Brock = breeder; Tracey = I honestly forget; Cilan = connoisseur/train lover) and he could provide the classic big guy comic relief.

I hope Trevor does not become a companion because his hair is bothersome.

As for the Pokémon, it'd be nice if Ash just got one of the starters and evolved it all the way before the league. I could see him bringing along Scraggy, or Scraggy just going to Kalos (like how Aipom joined Ash in Sinnoh by being a stowaway.) Other than that, I do not see him bringing any old 'Mons with to Kalos (barring any of his old 'Mons get new evolutions and the anime would want to showcase that evolution with one of Ash's.)
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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

Well here's something we can assume:

In the anime ash always has the regional bird (or an evolution of it), the grass-type starter, a non-evolving water-type (krabby being an exception), a fire-type that comes from an abusive environment, and pikachu.

With that info we can say chespin is practically a given on his team, if scraggy doesn't come along he'll probably pull a phanpy and have it randomly come along late in the show to evolve or something.
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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

I really hope to see Scraggy in Kalos, especially since Ash hatched him and he hasn't evolved yet. I am also hoping for Gible to return and become a Gabite. He has been shown to be very powerful, and I think he's due to evolve. Personally, I hope to see Ash being accompanied by new game characters. It has been nice to see Dent and Iris in the anime, but I think it would also be great to see the newer characters and get to know them better (mainly the playable characters). So far, we have never seen a male playable character from the games join Ash on his journey. I hope to see that change this time around (it will be nice to see the anime version of the character I'm playing with).

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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

I can see Trevor going in the show, maybe as a side character/rival? I swear to god, if Cilan stays.... I will be raging! I think Brock will return though...
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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

(06-26-2013 09:16 AM)Drohn Wrote:  I really hope to see Scraggy in Kalos, especially since Ash hatched him and he hasn't evolved yet. I am also hoping for Gible to return and become a Gabite. He has been shown to be very powerful, and I think he's due to evolve. Personally, I hope to see Ash being accompanied by new game characters. It has been nice to see Dent and Iris in the anime, but I think it would also be great to see the newer characters and get to know them better (mainly the playable characters). So far, we have never seen a male playable character from the games join Ash on his journey. I hope to see that change this time around (it will be nice to see the anime version of the character I'm playing with).
Definitely could see Cilan/Dent being gone, but he just seems like a "stage-5-clinger" and I'm not sure why. He is likely gone because I think Pokémon is trying to be fresh with everything going into this Gen (though they were somewhat "fresh" with Gen 5), but that's more game-wise I suppose.

I want Scraggy in the mix, and, yes, how could I forget about Gible? He has so much potential.

You make a good point - no male playable character from the games has joined Ash on his journey. I just can't see Calem (or Xavier) being in the anime, though. To me, his design looks like he'd be silent.
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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

The only 2 male playable characters I could see traveling with Ash are Ethan and Brendan.
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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

He also always has at least one gym leader traveling with him.
Generations:
1.Brock and misty
2.Brock and misty
3.Brock and (Normans kids: May and max)
4.Brock
5.Cilan

Also at the end of Gen.III max started on his journey so maybe he might be back


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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

(07-01-2013 02:18 AM)Ghost King Wrote:  He also always has at least one gym leader traveling with him.
Generations:
1.Brock and misty
2.Brock and misty
3.Brock and (Normans kids: May and max)
4.Brock
5.Cilan

Also at the end of Gen.III max started on his journey so maybe he might be back
Was Max not left at home until he was old enough to travel? Since Ash did not age (yet) and doesn't seem older in the X&Y picture, I doubt Max would travel with him as a trainer.

I would rather see more X&Y characters in the anime instead of older characters. So far we've seen one Gym leader who is a journalist. Maybe she would want to travel with Ash to find good stories around the region? Not very likely, but it's all possible I guess =P

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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

I can guarantee you Cilan won't be returning, to those who are worried he might. Haha

Ghost King, I think it would be pretty cool to see Max or an older character come back to travel for a little while. Oh boy that would do wonders for those of us who are the nostalgic types! I don't think they should be the official traveling companions though because they had their spotlight in other generations (and I'm not just referring to Ash's old traveling partners, it would be good to see any of the notable characters or even the rivals travel with him for a little while.) I always look forward to the new main characters though. Usually I hate them and first and then I quickly grow to like them. At first I hated Iris and Cilan, now I don't want to say goodbye to them. *tear*. You build a connection to the characters.

What I think would be extremely interesting to see is Ash traveling with two females instead of one male one female. This goes against the trend though, and I know it would never happen for other reasons that I won't even go into here.

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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

The only thing I'm building a connection to is Cilan's departure from this series forever:

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I hope we never see him again.

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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

As a current-anime outsider, I've seen a lot of hatred towards Cilan. Is that more because his character was terrible or repressed anger due to Brock leaving and any not-Brock male sidekick would have gotten the same amount of hate?

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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

For me it's just because I hate his character. He's so annoying. I've only seen a few episodes of the bw anime and in every one he wouldn't shut up about food puns. Plus I hate the way he looks. Like, ew.

I miss Brock as much as the next guy, but I'm at least open to cool sidekicks. Cilan is... not it. No. Then again, the Kalos Krew doesn't look too much better, but I'm willing to wait for XY anime to pass judgment on them.

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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

Brock would have been epic, Misty would have been even more epic :3
I don't know why I am even hoping for the return of Misty when it obviously won't happen :'( I watched all the episodes up until she left :3

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RE: Ash in Kalos: New Friends, Pokémon and Goals

I would love to see Misty return in the anime, too; I really disliked that she left in the first place. Although I like the new characters too, I would never mind seeing Misty return.

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