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« on: 11-15-2013 21:34 »
« Last Edit on: 11-15-2013 21:37 by Xanfor »

What's your opinion on the infamous banned episode of Pokemon that caused all those kids to get seizures? I still remember when it first aired. I was in the hospital for seven years, and I got a massive cash settlement from the company as well. Now I'm rich!
totalnerduk

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« Reply #1 on: 11-15-2013 21:42 »

What's your opinion on the infamous banned episode of Pokemon that caused all those kids to get seizures?

Myth busted. Not only did the episode never air outside of Japan, nobody received any cash settlements.

Besides which, if you were rich, you'd be on PEEL Platinum rather than slumming it with the rest of us.
TheBPB11

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« Reply #2 on: 11-15-2013 21:49 »

Did we seriously not have a Pokemon thread?   wtf?

I saw this episode seizure-free at one point when I was younger, I'm guessing on the internet.  I don't remember it standing out compared to the others.
Xanfor

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« Reply #3 on: 11-15-2013 21:51 »

Did we seriously not have a Pokemon thread?   wtf?

Just one that was closed. I didn't see the need to reopen it.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #4 on: 11-15-2013 21:54 »
« Last Edit on: 11-15-2013 21:56 »

Season 1 of Pokemon was amazing! Surprisingly it had some really good episodes back then and some had quite a bit of depth. The very first episode is one of my all-time favourites.
Tachyon

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« Reply #5 on: 11-16-2013 00:28 »


Last Saturday, for no reason that I can discern, I began watching the first Pokémon movie (I think that it's the first, but I'm not entirely certain).  It managed to keep my interest for the first 3/5 or so, but that is all I could take.  Perhaps I'm unworthy.

Chair

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« Reply #6 on: 11-16-2013 00:33 »

I've never seen or had any interest in pokemon, but I used to love watching Digimon at my babysitters many, anus years ago. I still remember the theme song.

Digimon
Digital monsters
Digimon are the...champions
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #7 on: 11-16-2013 00:44 »

First movie was about Mewtwo. It was excellent and epic, but I'm not sure how I'd feel watching it now.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #8 on: 11-16-2013 02:01 »

I used to consistently watch Pokémon, especially during Seasons 1 and Two-ish, but after a while it just faded away from me. I remember watching the first movie, and finding it to pretty O.K., but not quite amazing. I always thought it was strange that a movie about a TV show that is all about fighting had a 'fighting is wrong' theme, however. roll eyes
TheBPB11

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« Reply #9 on: 11-16-2013 02:02 »

I always liked the first movie, much like QNF I very well may not like it now, but it used to be so great.  I haven't watched the show in a while but I still play the games.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #10 on: 11-16-2013 02:08 »

I still occasionally play the games, as well. Most recently I played Heartgold for the DS, the modern remake of Gold from the Gameboy. I've played White once or twice, but I never really got into it, although I do own it.
TheBPB11

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« Reply #11 on: 11-16-2013 03:11 »
« Last Edit on: 11-16-2013 03:12 »

I truly reccommend X and Y.  It's really cool to see all of the best Pokemon in this newer style.  The gameplay is unchanged, which is the most common and a completely valid complaint about the games.  I rarely say this, but even though the gameplay's the same, in this case the graphics and new 3D style really make it worth it.  Mega Evolutions are also really cool.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #12 on: 11-16-2013 04:29 »

Should someone make a seperate thread for the games, or should all Pokemon discussion (games, anime, ect) go in here? Anyway, I watched the Kanto and Johto Seasons as a kid and enjoyed them back then, but not so much now. Advanced Battle was decent, Diamond and Pearl had way to much filler to bother watching, and I barely watched any of the Unova episodes. If anyone wants to watch a good Pokemon anime though, watch Pokemon Origin on Youtube. It uses the story from Red and Blue and makes it into an actual anime, with really good animation, especially for battles, and dialogue that doesn't feel completely staged.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #13 on: 11-16-2013 04:51 »

Let's just compile all Pokémon talk into this thread. It wouldn't make much sense to have a separate thread for the games, as this one would work just fine.
Jezzem

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« Reply #14 on: 11-16-2013 05:43 »

I haven't played any of the Pokémon games beyond Gold and Silver because I didn't have a Gameboy Advance with which to play the new ones, but I still play the ones I have every now and then. X and Y look cool but I still think I'd rather play a 3D remake of Red and Blue and/or Gold and Silver.

As for the anime, I remember seeing the first three movies in a cinema and thinking they were the best things ever. The last time I watched any of them was when I watched the first movie in early 2008. It was still awesome. I just recently got them on DVD along with the fourth and fifth movies and the Kanto and Johto episodes because Advanced is where I lost interest. I haven't watched said DVDs yet but I'm looking forward to it.

I've never seen the Porygon episode or any of the other banned episodes. I remember being so confused by that episode where Ash and Gary are fighting over who's caught the most Pokémon and Ash has more than Gary but they're mostly just Tauros that he caught in the Safari Zone because when did that even happen?! Then later I found out that it was a callback to an episode that was banned and it all made sense. I haven't seen Origins yet but it looks really cool.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #15 on: 11-18-2013 10:27 »


Last Saturday, for no reason that I can discern, I began watching the first Pokémon movie (I think that it's the first, but I'm not entirely certain).

Well considering that the first movie was literally called "The First Movie" I would think you'd have a hard time not being able to tell. laff
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #16 on: 11-18-2013 23:58 »


Last Saturday, for no reason that I can discern, I began watching the first Pokémon movie (I think that it's the first, but I'm not entirely certain).

Well considering that the first movie was literally called "The First Movie" I would think you'd have a hard time not being able to tell. laff

HI JOSH!

Speaking of Josh, I remember the time the bastard above me linked me to a website that had all the original episodes of Pokémon on there.

I didn't go to Uni for like a week, and marathoned the lot.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #17 on: 11-20-2013 20:15 »

Haha ya. That site doesn't exist anymore unfortunately, but I also marathoned a whole bunch of them at the time. Great nostalgia trip, and unlike what I expected, I came to the conclusion that it was actually a really good kid's show. Not perfect, but it didn't insult your intelligence and had a decent sense of humor and good morals (besides making animals your slaves and forcing them to fight each other) for kids, in addition to being probably the most well-dubbed anime by a longshot, at least at the time.
Jezzem

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« Reply #18 on: 03-31-2014 08:45 »

So I just finished watching the original series (i.e., everything up to the end of the Johto League) and it felt like the Johto seasons would never end. The stuff at the end with the Silver Conference was cool because I never saw those episodes so I was all "what's going to happen?!" and it was satisfying to finally see them get to the end.

I guess I can see why I stopped watching the show not that long after the third movie was released. I don't see why they had to stretch the same amount of game as the first season into almost 200 episodes of basically nothing happening. At least in the first two seasons the filler episodes were mostly interesting (although I'm sure a good part of that is the nostalgic value they hold for me), whereas the majority of the Johto filler episodes I was watching for the first time and was like "when are they gonna get to the fireworks factory next gym?!"

At least it ended on a high note, though. I actually got pretty emotional when everyone went their separate ways in the last episode (technically the second last episode, but the last episode wasn't included on my Johto boxset and after watching it on YouTube I can see why). I was like "all the times we've been through together! cry"

Anyway, now I'm going to watch Pokémon Origins.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #19 on: 03-31-2014 12:57 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2014 13:20 »

So I just finished watching the original series (i.e., everything up to the end of the Johto League) and it felt like the Johto seasons would never end. The stuff at the end with the Silver Conference was cool because I never saw those episodes so I was all "what's going to happen?!" and it was satisfying to finally see them get to the end.

I guess I can see why I stopped watching the show not that long after the third movie was released. I don't see why they had to stretch the same amount of game as the first season into almost 200 episodes of basically nothing happening. At least in the first two seasons the filler episodes were mostly interesting (although I'm sure a good part of that is the nostalgic value they hold for me), whereas the majority of the Johto filler episodes I was watching for the first time and was like "when are they gonna get to the fireworks factory next gym?!"

At least it ended on a high note, though. I actually got pretty emotional when everyone went their separate ways in the last episode (technically the second last episode, but the last episode wasn't included on my Johto boxset and after watching it on YouTube I can see why). I was like "all the times we've been through together! cry"

Anyway, now I'm going to watch Pokémon Origins.

My thoughts exactly. The Johto seasons were where I stopped watching because it took forever for Ash to reach the Pokemon League there (Despite the payoff being the awesome Ash vs Gary battle). Considering in Season 1 it only takes 32 episodes for Ash to get six badges in Kanto, the pacing was lightning fast in comparison to Johto. The Orange Islands (Season 2) were good too, because progress was being made at a fairly decent speed like Season 1, and the only time Ash has ever won a Pokemon League I believe, so everything after that seems pointless.

EDIT - I enjoyed Pokemon Origins alot because it showed all the old Pokemon again and the pacing was also good in the special. It gave me hope that the series could be remade to be watchable again.
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