Top Ten Reasons the Pokemon Anime Sucks

The Top Ten

1 Awful Voice Acting (Tpci Dub)

It just keeps getting worse with this show ever since they got rid of the original English voice actors.

I'm not laughing at you, nor did I ever call you names, you are a hypocrite as you bash 4Kids for things TPCi has done as well, and in fact, TPCi has done worse on music replacing as well as intros than 4Kids did. The voice acting is also worse, no matter what poor defenses you make for the current dub. - MaturePerson

Ash Voice by Sarah is Getting Worse Since DP-BW now it's in the Current Run.

2 Recycled Episodic Plots

70% of the episodes revolve around three plots:
-this person/Pokemon can't do something properly
-this person/Pokemon has become lost/separated
-two sides who aren't getting along
It's the same thing over and over again, just with different faces.

It's literally the same thing every region they go to! Ash always starts out as a newbie in each region, he rarely uses some of his old Pokemon in the newer series, there are TONS OF POINTLESS FILLER EPISODES, and Ash always loses the Pokemon League! Pokemon has established itself as the Phineas and Ferb of anime, because it is so recycled and repetitive. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Every episode, movie, plotline is basically the same. I know it's just Pokemon, but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to think of a different, interesting plot that doesn't involve Team Rocket or some evil team ruining something, and then the incompetent twerps save the day. Absolutely idiotic.

You bet that it is. But I'd like it better if Team Rocket (except Meowth) dies. After all, I'm tired of those villains' obsessions, although I'm more fed up with Jessie's bad attitude.

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3 Characters booted off the show

You guys don't like the Pokémon anime because Ash and Team Rocket have appeared in every episode, but then get angry when they are booted off the show?

4 Jessie/James Appear in Every Episode

UHG and when they do appear, it's the same thing with the stupid and repetetive intro and the blasting off again. and they are 80 percent of all of the episodes, it just makes me want to rip out my hair

At least in sun and moon they do they own thing come on they are the best characters

Yep the worst part of this show - boltslegend

Actually, since the Black and White series, they don't appear in every episode.

5 Lack of Continuity

YES, Pickachu won against a Dragonite but lost to the lv5 starter pokemon of unova

6 Ash never wins a league

I mean even if he is the protagonist he is still shown to be the average pokemon master there and when he is told of this fact from his friend, who always wears purple, he gets ticked off. Can't eve take the truth

This is worse than anything because it renders everything that happens before it in that region moot.

Why ash lost to Alain despite having type advantage

I love the games, I really do. However, I have lost every ounce of interest for the show. Why is is still going on? It should have been like just keep the gen1-4 seasons, make ONLY one gen5 season, and then can the whole thing since it’s pretty clear that the show is just an advertisement for people to try the games. I mean don’t get me wrong, the gen1-4 seasons weren’t too bad, I mean it’s not the best thing ever but it’s worth existing. But I can’t bear to watch or even think about everything else.

The show has many problems, such as not staying true to the games but even the good old seasons had that too, but it’s even worse later on. Recycling plots is bad too but then again for having like I dunno 1000 episodes then I guess it’s not too bad, characters being kicked off is fine as most replacements are characters from the newer games and so younger watchers could recognise the characters, the villains appearing every episode ehh...and bad voice acting ...more - PageEmperor

7 Serena is Overrated

"Overrated" is more of a subjective term - yungstirjoey666

You mean negatively overrated, right? She is not that bad - SocialMediaStinks

This is an opinionated topic - boltslegend

She is bad, but she is just one character so she doesn’t necessarily ruin the show for me. However, the new characters from the gen6 seasons though... - PageEmperor

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8 Team Rocket Team Rocket

Same thing over and over. Their song, appear in some random costume, attempt to kidnap Pikachu for their boss, Ash and his friends realise its Team Rocket, then Team Rocket blast off again.

Stupid motto. Stupidity. Ruining every episode - boltslegend

9 Not Knowing Why Ash Even wants to be a Pokemon Master

Ash really has no development whatsoever, and the worst part is that this isn't a series like Mario, where they aren't focusing on developing the series-they do that in Pokemon, and we're still stuck with the same generic character in every episode. - Garythesnail

Usually, when I see characters with goals, there's a solid motive, reasoning or history behind the goal. This makes me want to cheer for that character. With Ash I have no clue why he wants to be a Pokemon master. I can't really care for the guy.

Yeah mario may have the same save the princess plot line but they do their best to develope the series - Adventurur2

That stupid alien should just get killed off the show. And yes I refuse to refer him to as a human being because I don’t believe he is one anymore. - PageEmperor

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10 Lack of Character Focus

I've never heard of a series whereas the majority of the episodes don't revolve around the main characters. Your standard episode revolves around some problem which has nothing to do with the main characters, their goals or the lifestyle of being trainers.

The Newcomers

? Genwunners obsession with Misty
? Pokémon say their names

Then, you might like Digimon. We have Digital Monsters who can talk human language!

Pokémon are (for the most part) based on animals, so it makes absolutely no sense that they say their names out loud. Why couldn‘t they keep the original cries (perhaps a bit modified), given that they sound a lot more realistic.

The Contenders

11 Ash Works with the Same Type of Pokemon

Fire/grass/water/regional bird/Pikachu...

They do starters to make them more popular

12 True Villains Rarely Appear

They would be better if Team Rocket didn't appear, it just ruins them and gives TR all attention but, what about other villains? They don't get character because, of them.
Good thing we have the movies though.

Team rocket ruins it - boltslegend

13 Type Matchups are Meaningless

Thunder Armor!


14 Brock Left
15 Misty Left

Oh shut up or do you like bullying fans of when it started, you wouldn't have the show.

I have to laugh at these retarded Misty haters, Ash might of been the body but Misty & Brock were the Heart & Soul.

Genwunners need to grow up - SocialMediaStinks

Seriously - boltslegend

16 Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy's new designs

Why who gives a dam about the Pokémon center
Anyway and what the fxxx is

17 It's Childish

The main reason why I loathe this "anime" (notice the quotations? Because this shouldn't qualify as an anime. It's a disgrace). - SelfDestruct

What you guys hate kids? Child abusers confirmed

They should do something for 12+!
They have Pokespe (Pokemon Adventures/Pokemon Special)!
Why they didn't make Pokemon Special anime?

18 Zero Progression in the Mainstay Characters
19 Ash ditched Charizard

How boring would it be sweeping every gym and half the league though - boltslegend

We all loved charizard

SocialMediaStinks needs to shut up.

Genwunners need to grow up - SocialMediaStinks

20 Does not follow video game canon

Brush, anime and games don't relate to each other. If that's what you're whining about, go watch something else. - TheEliteComet

Why do people dislike this. It’s not the games so don’t complain - boltslegend

21 It's boring
22 Serena Serena Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship more.

Serena evolved the series. Then of course sun and moon destroyed that - boltslegend

Serena fell in love with me now.

23 Lazy lip sync

It's really lazy, the lip sync is the mouth then I goes smaller shuts and recycles it! It is annoying and lazy!

24 It is considered the only good anime
25 Too many Pokemon

So... the Pokemon anime... has too many Pokemon?
Conclusion: you guys don't know why it's the Pokemon anime

26 Jumped the shark after 90s
27 Running Out of Ideas

Here's an idea kill off ash in the next series after sun and moon anime ends for good in 2019.

28 Never Showed Ash's Father

I think the main reson they never showed his father is because he probably does not have one. I think he was just some weird ailen who got thrown down to earth because his alien pals wanted him away due to his dumbness - PageEmperor

Just wait - boltslegend

Maybe his father died? Mewtwo killed him? or another killer Pokemon I dunno childhood is the past.

29 Newgenners and their obsession with Serena

They go as far as to wish death upon characters like Misty, Latias, or any female associated with Ashy boy. They have no respect for different opinions and they throw tantrums if you disagree with them or when they don't get their way.

I watched xyz last and still preferred Serena. Still wishing death opon misty is psychotic - boltslegend

When will you idiots just get over it? And get over YOUR obsessions with your precious Dawn & Misty just cause you hate Serena? - TGBBOD

30 Dawn Left
31 Clemont & Bonnie Left

THIS is another reason why the anime nowadays sucks! Cause there’s absolutely no likeable characters whatsoever! Seriously why put a floating robotic Pokédex with an annoying voice on the anime for good? Bring Clemont & Bonnie back! - TGBBOD

32 No Adventure

When they were writing this season were they like "What is something every child loves and wants more of? " and then some other idiot was like "SCHOOL! " - ZachAnimations

33 Ash looks like a girl even though he is not

Meh, he looks pretty cool to me.

No he doesn’t - boltslegend

34 Ash's redesign

The battle animation gets better with this - boltslegend

35 Ash is a Gary Stu

Gary Stu? He had flaws. He doesn't win every Pokemon battle. - yungstirjoey666

36 Girls just come and go

True - boltslegend

37 They Changed the Original Trio

That’s a ignorant thing to dislike - boltslegend

38 No Plot

This is by far the worst part of it all - boltslegend

39 Songs are Stupid

Disagree - boltslegend

40 Ash is Still 10

Perhaps u perrfer 30? - boltslegend

Shouldn’t he be like around I dunno, 30 or something? Oh wait yeah, he isn’t a human being. He’s probaby some weird creature from a distant planet where everyone has a different life cycle. - PageEmperor

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