Satoshi, Iris & Dent continue their travels through the Isshu region. After successfully winning his 8th Gym Badge against Homika in Tachiwaki City, Shirona invites everyone to stay at her villa in East Isshu, where old friend Hikari is also staying, and participate in the Pokemon World Tournament Junior Cup before Satoshi participates in the Unova League. Team Rocket, meanwhile, initiate their final plan for the Isshu region-what is their purpose in their desire for the legendary Pokémon Meloetta?
Well, OLM, we meet again.
So after you put Ash through all 8 gyms (one of which was chosen to not be what it is usually because character reasons), we come to this point in the mediocre Best Wishes story where you thankfully make Iris look incompetent after she finally gets a Dragon after being DENIED one in the first part besides her Axew. But hey, it's crazy powerful and yet she doesn't have to let it go. We'll be discussing that detail in another review. Ash has SOME development in this one, but not much you could consider memorable save one mon who really
kicks ass in a tournament. It's a slight improvement, but not anything ground-breaking. Oh and the Meloetta side story made NO SENSE.
People are beginning to forget what kind of audience Pokemon cater towards, which are little children who are just coming to age.
Anyways, Pokemon Best Wishes 2 kicks off right after Ash gets his 8th gym badge in the Unova (Isshu) region. It's your standard Pokemon with Ash and friends helping out people until their problems are solved. They don't drop the formula and have a high standing in morality.
Best Wishes 2 is no exception to Pokemon's standard formula of emphasizing friendship and bonds. Expect a lot of speeches about such. The art is very repetitive, and you'll be seeing A LOT
of repeat animations in different colored backgrounds.
The characters are very standard. Iris, the annoying maybe-OTP with Ash (lol BW episode 4) and Dent the wordy cook of the group.
All in all Pokemon brings a nostalgic innocent point of view to those who grew up watching it. Instead of watching it for technical value, watch it in the hearts of a child growing up. It really helps me enjoy Pokemon for what it is and what it's meant for.
Over the years, Ash Ketchum (Satoshi) has traveled to many different regions in the Pokemon world. Each new region brings a new generation of Pokemon with it and the anime features Ash and his pal Pikachu catching a new team of Pokemon with each new adventure.
A digital encyclopedia that catalogs the many hundreds of species of Pokemon, a Pokedex is a handy tool and one of the best friends for any Pokemon Trainer. While Pokedexes do function a little differently throughout the Pokemon franchise, their base functions remain the same.