Satoshi and Pikachu have arrived in Miare City of the illustrious Kalos region to capture more Pokemon and continue their journey towards becoming the very best. Meanwhile, a genius inventor named Citron and his little sister Eureka wander the city when they run into Satoshi who quickly challenges them to a battle. However, they are soon caught up in a dangerous incident when Team Rocket, following Satoshi into Kalos, cause a Gaburias to rampage through the city.
Far away in the quiet Asame Town, a young girl named Serena slogs through daily Sihorn riding practice at the behest of her mother, a professional Sihorn racer. After practice, she sees the events unfolding in Miare City on television where she recognizes a boy from her childhood. Having left a significant impact on her life, the sight of him stirs in her a desire to meet him again; and so, Serena sets off to Miare City, determined to find the boy from her past.
Pokemon XY follows the group as they travel throughout Kalos in pursuit of their ambitions—Satoshi challenging Pokemon gyms, Citron learning from Satoshi, and Serena searching for what exactly her dream is. Along the way, they meet new friends, face new rivals, and continue to thwart Team Rocket's schemes, all the while discovering a little about the mysteries of mega evolution.
#1: "The X Strait and the Y Scenery (Ｘ海峡Ｙ景色)" by J☆Dee'Z (eps 1-27) #2: "Peace Smile!(ピースマイル)" by J☆Dee'Z (eps 28-46) #3: "DoriDori (ドリドリ)" by Shoko Nakagawa (eps 47-67) #4: "Gaogao All Stars (ガオガオ・オールスター)" by Little Glee Monster (eps 68-93)
As a viewer of the Pokémon series from when they started, I would say that I enjoyed it as much as I did 14 years ago. As an old Pokémon fan I am I bought Pokémon X on release date and have enjoyed every second of it. Now the anime started, I saw a lot of elements coming alive from the game.
As I saw the trailer of the anime, I didn't expect much of it. I found that Satoshi or Ash changed his looks way to much. It looked like the characters came from a pot of gold on the end of a rainbow. How do I put it.. They looked really gay. But I as an old Pokémon fan and enjoyer of the games, decided to watch the anime anyway. Against all my expectations, it was as much fun as how it was back when I was a child. The bond between Pikachu and Satoshi is as big as ever and the new Pokémon that came to life had as much fantasy and creativity in them as back then. I think they put the new element, Mega Evolution, on a good spot and it didn't get weird or confusing.
There are only 2 episodes out yet, but I expect this to be an great and enjoyable anime for old Pokémon viewers and newer ones. This is gonna be a great adventure in the Kalos region! A must watch, for every Pokémon fan alike. read more
Pokemon XY turned out to be a really worthy entry for Pokemon fans, old or new to sit down, relax and enjoy.
STORY: 5/10 Mediocre
Don't expect much story from Pokemon, for it is still a show that is primarily directed towards kids. You will still see the power of friendship, teamwork, trust and love swirling around every episode, so the basic formula did not change from the old Pokemon series.
In Pokemon XY we follow Ash in his endeavor to beat all eight gyms to challenge the Kalos league, Serena in her conquest to obtain three princess keys by winning the Pokemon Showcases in order to be granted the right to challenge for the Kalos Queen title, Clemont in his journey to learn more about the world and broaden his knowledge as a gym leader, and finally Bonnie, generally serving as the cheerleader of the party.
The pacing is pretty uneven throughout the show, with Ash challenging the gyms at a crawling pace in the first half of the series, then him sweeping a number of them in the latter half. We see our human as well as Pokemon protagonists grow throughout the series, which is pretty satisfying.
ART: 10/10 Outstanding
Indeed, the art and animation of Pokemon XY is beautiful, that I was left dumbfounded and jaw dropped at the sight of the first episode. Granted, some characters look weird (for example Grant the Rock gym leader has hair resembling a crystallite), but most of the Pokemon designs in this generation could well be my very favourite, look at Scatterbug! It looked dull and boring in the official art, but in the anime itself it is one heck of an adorable creature. Look at Vivillion! It was majestic, almost unrivaled in its beauty.
I always loved looking at animated Pokemon Battles, they are excited, and on top of that they looked gorgeous in this latest series. Heck, even the usual Team Rocket motto looked gorgeous! The Pokemon Showcases are truly a spectacle to watch.
I have nothing much but praise to the animation team, well done. This section alone makes Pokemon XY worth watching.
SOUND: 8/10 Very Good
You really can't go wrong with this part when it comes to Pokemon, as most of the voice cast are recurring from the previous generations, and the new voice actors did a good job voicing the new characters. The background music is often a delight to listen to as it is often the same song that plays in the game, which is sheer awesome.
For the OP and ED, my personal favorite are V (Volt) and DoriDori respectively, and they are often used as inserted songs throughout the series, the former often plays during Ash's gym battles, while the other during Serena's performance.
CHARACTERS: 7/10 Good
The old characters who made their return in this series did not change much, Ash is still brave and cares for his Pokemon as much as he did before, and is still a bit of an idiot at times. The Team Rocket Trio is still as cunning and 'evil' as ever and you can always expect them to blast off every episode they are featured in.
So the highlight should be the new companions that joined Ash on his journey. Serena is the childhood friend of Ash and the supposed crush of his in the series, she is also the cook of the group. Then, we need someone knowledgeable to provide us with all the info, and enter Clement, the gym leader of Lumiose City who will also humor us with his wide array of inventions, which will always blow up. Tagging along would be the imouto of Clement, Bonnie, who is the "awww cute" girl and she cares for Pokemon, a lot, well she's good for providing the needed cheerleading when Ash was battling.
In Pokemon, the centre of attention is not always to human characters, but the Pokemon themselves as well. Utilizing the Pokemon natures well, we get to see the many personalities of the Pokemon. Using Serena's as an example, her Fennekin is a Careful one, always cautious when stepping out as she's not one who likes to get dirty; Pancham is an Impish one, sometimes doing naughty things like stealing Ash's hat; Eevee... ah my personal favorite, is definitely a Timid one, so shy that she can cower and hide somewhere when a stranger approaches her.
Enjoyment: 7/10 Good
Pokemon XY will be a decent show to kill some time weekly, it is, without a doubt, eye candy, and for a Pokemon fan like myself, it can provide good and relaxing entertainment in a weekly basis.
The story did not end here, Ash hasn't won all the gyms, and Serena hasn't won all her princess keys. The 2nd season, XY&Z, judging from the trailer at the end of the show, promises more Mega Evolutions, more legendaries, and Team Flare will finally make their screen debut.
Saying this again, the graphics alone make Pokemon XY really worth it. read more
This is my first review so if I make some mistake please forgive me.
New season of Pokémon and imediatly you think that this would be like the past seriesand for this reason you don´t give a shoot to the new generation but you´re totally wrong!
Starting with the caracters. In this new region Satoshi(Ash) seems a little more mature and this is what we, fan´s of the series wanted to the see for a long time!
Passing to the rest of main caracters, they look very cool.
The best part in this new generation is the soundtracks! They used the soundtracks from the first pokémon game/pokémon series.
The art is the same used in the Black and White series, it´s a nine in teen points.
I saw just three episodes but I´m really excited about this new generation, I hope that they continue like this.read more
Here are my review * sorry, english is not my naive language..
Story - 9/10
The story did a petty good job here, i already watch all episode till now, and i mean, it still does have a side story, but its about character development and meeting with a new Pokemon.
The story still predictable but not as predictable like the series before it.
Just like the Gym Battle, usually Satoshi(Ash) Pokemon beaten by gym leader new Pokemon after Satoshi beat the Gym Leader Pokemon. But now, he beat it with a strategy and guts. Nice improvement.
The story is good, so i recommend this season for Pokemon Fans.
Art - 10/10
The art is like never before, its art is very good, and an outstanding improvement, most of the colorful Background is gone, and the battle is very epic. It get very good point of view in the battle. Especially when Pikachu's battle.
Recommended to see it.
Sound - 8/10
The music maybe is not the best of it, but it use the game BGM, its good,
and the opening its not bad but not that good.
8 is more than enough for it.
Character - 9/10
The new character is Citron and the game heroine, some of us is disspointed with the Takeshi(brock) gone. But with the new companion, its good to see Citron. Especially the Seiyuu is Yuki Kaji. The character development is very intense, every character has its own character and unique. And its bring back memories of Advance Generation.
Enjoyment - 10/10
With that said, i really did enjoy Pokemon XY, many people say Pokemon XY is bad and many people say Pokemon XY is good. And i'am one of them.
Well, i recommend you to watch it for one who love Pokemon. But be ready for irritated since Pokemon XY did a lot of break. Well, that did'nt decrease my will to watch Pokemon XY.
Overall - maybe 9/10
Thanx for reading my review, all i did is writing everything in my heart.
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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.