Things About the Pokemon Anime that Need to Be Changed

I love the Pokemon Games but I've never been a big fan of the anime. It has loads of problems and should be rebooted. Pokemon Origins gave us a great example of a Pokemon story done right. These are things about the Pokemon Anime that need to be changed. I'll pick ten, you decide the rest.

The Top Ten

1 Different main character Different main character

Other than the fact that this kid should have aged long ago, he's just so generic. He never even accomplishes his goal. Say what you will about Naruto, he became the Hokage! Even Yukiteru Amano won the survival game and I don't like him either. Ash has the same personality he's always had. Hot blooded youth with ambitious dreams. That's it. Let's make a new main character and want to follow him/her on their journey. Make them have their identifiable flaws, wholesome attitude and morals we can agree on. - RoseRedFlower

Even Red was more interesting and he only had four episodes... - HoneyClover

Red is a better trainer than Ash. in my opinion

I agree. Clemont and Bonnie should have followed Serena to Hoenn and the show would kick off with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

2 Different story line Different story line

We all know Ash's goal in Pokemon. It's to be a Pokemon Master, so basically he wants to be the very best like no one ever was. Sadly, after over seven hundred episodes of the same thing, most people are getting sick of it. He hasn't won a Pokemon League since the Orange Islands and the story line keeps repeating. Go to a new region, meet some characters to follow you on your journey, catch some Pokemon, fight gyms, some filler, Pokemon League and you have Pokemon in a nutshell. - RoseRedFlower

We need a different storyline! It's the same thing every season!

3 Have likable supporting characters Have likable supporting characters

They don't have to be like how Ash's companions are always at his side but make them interesting. Like in the games how you had Hau or Gladion. They were both great characters but they didn't have to constantly be around the player for us to like them. They had their own goals and ideas that separated them from the crowd. The most we got in the anime were little quirks and stereotyped characters. Like a deep look into how they became this way and make us want to see them again. - RoseRedFlower

I miss the old crew... - HoneyClover

4 Better fight scenes Better fight scenes

These fight scenes aren't the most interesting thing in the world. Attack, dodge, attack, hit, rinse and repeat. Make it more intense or do something with the environment. Make the Pokemon sound like they're in pain. Some of them are getting hit with electricity, fire and psychic attacks. Make it look or feel like the creature is in pain. - RoseRedFlower

I agree with this. Take a look at Ash's league battles against Paul and Alain. Those had awesome fight animation! - the2thomasklu8

5 Villains that are threatening Villains that are threatening

You know, instead of Team Rocket (who always have money to make machines for some reason) always blasting off and keep coming back, let's make some stronger villains. If you want to make them comedic for kids, that's fine. Mojo Jojo is a great example of being evil yet charming. Or if you want just a straight up comedic villain that's sympathetic, make it like Jack Spicer from Xiaolin Showdown. Even Red in Pokemon Origins lost to Giovanni, he had to learn from that failure. - RoseRedFlower

There are a lot of threatening villains in Pokemon. Sadly, the team rocket trio is the only one that people actually seem to know about. - HeavyDonkeyKong

6 Make it for a mature audience Make it for a mature audience

That image with the Marowak ;_; - HoneyClover

I'm not saying rated R or PG-13 but look at something like Avatar the Last Airbender. It's a fun action show that has fantasy too. But they made mature for kids and didn't treat them like idiots. It appealed to both children and adults because of how smart the writing is. If Pokemon had something like that, it could a million more times better. Like the Marowak and Cubone episode in Pokemon Origins. That was a mature episode that dealt with death and moving on after death. - RoseRedFlower

I agree, the show is really childish and hard to watch as a teenager. - myusernameisthis

7 Pacing Pacing

Make the pacing not too slow or too fast. Even the original problem had problems with pacing. Twenty episodes to get to one town that in the games, isn't very far away. Don't bore your audience with filler episodes and mess up the pacing. - RoseRedFlower

8 Don't recycle episodes Don't recycle episodes

Don't make it about the same morals or with the same problems. Like how Ash kept freeing his Pokemon like Butterfree, Primeape, Lapras, Pidgeot, etc. Or how about how it's wrong to treat Pokemon like tools episodes. There's so many of those! We get it! Fish are friends, not food! Or how many times we see over and over Ash losing in the Pokemon League. - RoseRedFlower

9 Make it more like the game Make it more like the game

These last two are nitpick but I think it needs to be said. Does Ash or anyone in the anime use anything except Pokeballs? What about Ultra Balls? Those are better. How about using potions during a battle, they never use those either. - RoseRedFlower

10 Pearlshipping becoming canon

The Contenders

11 Animation improvement Animation improvement

I'm not saying it's the worst thing in the world but it could use some renovating. Ash looks really weird in Pokemon Sun and Moon compared to the other characters and what he looked like in XYZ. - RoseRedFlower

Well, I guess he IS 10. - ChocoMint

12 Dawn returning to the anime
13 Pikachu should finally evolve

Into Raichu.

14 Add aging and maturing Add aging and maturing
15 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.
16 Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire should have an anime with Serena as the star

And May as the supporter, and Torchic as Serena's Pokemon.

17 Remove Team Rocket

Really who needs them?

18 Make Pichu the mascot instead of Pikachu
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