Top Ten Reasons the Pokemon Anime Sucks

The Top Ten

1 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.

Walk around. Meet some chick. Team rocket plot something. Dress up in some pathetic disquise. Steal a Pokémon. Blast off again - boltslegend

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2 Awful Voice Acting (Tpci Dub)

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

Shut up about the voice acting in TPCI’s Dub AND GET OVER YOUR NOSTALGIA PEOPLE. The voice acting isn’t even bad in TPCI’s dub anyways. LOL
And the only time the voice acting was ever bad was in Battle Frontier. - TGBBOD

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 Lack of Continuity
5 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

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

Yep the worst part of this show - boltslegend

6 Ash never wins a league

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 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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9 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.

10 Ash Works with the Same Type of Pokemon

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

They do starters to make them more popular

The Newcomers

? 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

? Dawn Left

The Contenders

11 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

12 Type Matchups are Meaningless

Thunder Armor!


13 True Villains Rarely Appear

Team rocket ruins it - boltslegend

14 Zero Progression in the Mainstay Characters
15 Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy's new designs
16 Brock Left
17 Misty Left

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

Genwunners need to grow up - SocialMediaStinks

Seriously - boltslegend

18 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

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 is considered the only good anime
22 Jumped the shark after 90s
23 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

24 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!

25 Ash looks like a girl even though he is not

Meh, he looks pretty cool to me.

No he doesn’t - boltslegend

26 It's boring
27 Ash's redesign

The battle animation gets better with this - boltslegend

28 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

29 Ash is a Gary Stu

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

30 Girls just come and go

True - boltslegend

31 Too many Pokemon
32 They Changed the Original Trio

That’s a ignorant thing to dislike - boltslegend

33 No Plot

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

34 Songs are Stupid

Disagree - boltslegend

35 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

36 Running Out of Ideas
37 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

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