Worst Things About the Pokemon Sun and Moon Anime

The Top Ten

1 Animation

First of all, I agree, second of all, there are 2 characters who are almost naked, third of all, their reaction looks fake, forth of all, I don't even understand why Lillie is afraid of pokemons (I know why but still don't get it), fifth of all, I'm afraid that the island is going to be washed by Tsunami, sixth of all, this is my thought 'why is Ash the ONLY person who gets a chance to be the chosen one from the legendary pokemon or even get to CATCH IT (I don't know if he did), last of all, I stopped being pokemon fan and threw all my 3DS in the trash because of the surprise of how CUTE Ash looks (why am I saying this... )in the first episode (I meant in the 2018 movie)

The animation is actually BETTER, it has more flow and movements can't so stiff anymore. You're talking about the ART STYLE people. I both agree and disagree on that though, the latter because the SM body anatomi is better.

People keep bashing the animation because they don't like the art style. Art Style and animation are their own separate thing. There is nothing wrong with the animation, it's a lot more fluid and less stiff than XY(Z).

It's so ugly it's hard to look at. All of it. Ash's deformed face and the RIDICULOUS facial expressions they make. It's not funny, it's GROSS.

2 XY/XYZ Was Better

XY/XYZ had wayy better animation and for once ash and the others looked like they had grown up, my first look at sun and moon I was horrified, but I thought maybe the story is good or the battles but nooo, literally XYZ had it all, amazing fight scenes (ash greninja! ) ash was actually a smart battler then, he didn't look like he is 8 years old and it was wayy less childish and that's what was amazing about it. It was unpredictable, the battles could compare with other animes like one punch, Tokyo ghoul or 7 deadly sins. I'm just very dissapointed overall with that they did my favourite anime, not my favorite anymore and I can't wait till sun and moon ends

Sorry, Alola fanboys, but XY./XYZ was better than your precious Sun/Moon anime. You're here BAWWWing and throwing temper tantrums just because people aren't placing Sun/Moon anime on a golden untouchable pedestal? Grow up and accept the fact that the Sun/Moon anime is extremely flawed, and that it rotally screwed up not only Ash, but the Sun/Moon characters as well. All the other seasons took time and probably stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to make sure D/P anime, XY/XYZ, Johto Journeys, etc were the best they could be. In Sun/Moon anime, it feels like the animators said let's just slap a bunch of random stuff into these episodes and call it a day." In other words, Sun/Moon anime is just Yokai Watch version 2 with Pokemon plunked in.

I'm probably the only one who did not like XY/XYZ at all. Ash was not intresting to sit through.
Serena was nothing but an annoying wishfulfillment (She still is). The only good ones are Clemont and Bonnie but even they get shoved to the sidelines for how amazing Ash and Serena are. Even the battles felt flat and have zero suspense in them. Yea the Art was good but the animation was just meh. And the Team flare arc? Edgy for the sake of being Edgy and to show off on how cool they are at everything with zero struggles is not good writing if you ask me. Even Black and White was better. ( let the hate begin)

The final battle against Team Flare and Lysander's Giant Rock monster was a bit uncreative and could have been written differently, but the series was the best up to this point.

3 Filler

As a consequence of replacing the games' storyline with the Pokemon School, there were more fillers than any other series in the Pokemon Anime. In fact, all of season 1 of this series is purely filler.

This entire season is pure filler just like the Orange Island adventures.

Like a lot of filler in DP, the filler in SM is good.

The fillers in SM suck so bad. They’re boring. And people seriously claimed XY’s fillers were bad... =_=

4 Bad Fight Scenes

The fight scenes are terrible, too short, and super predictable. Unlike Pokemon xyz, which had good action in which the outcome was very surprising at times, Pokemon Sun and Moon has action that is the exact opposite. Watching chaotic scenes of pokemon bashing into one another isn't exciting anymore.

The fight scenes look great when they happen but the problem is what I said before, there isn't enough, as well as them being very short. I think Ash's battle with Hala and Totem Gumshoos are the only battles that were not interrupted.

Ah, but everybody worships both Indigo League and Origins, where the fight scenes are even worse.

That neither says anything related to the point nor explains why the fight scenes in these 2 series are worse.

Hey, Ash won the league in Alola! How can you be disappointed?

5 Team Rocket Beating Pikachu

A lot of people were actually happy about this? Team Rocket actually does something right for once.

I personally hated this there is no way Pikachu could lose to these idiots.

Why? You got your wish. Team Rocket is finally strong.

Agree with egnomac

6 Ash Beats Everyone but is Stupid

You've got to be kidding me. Obviously we know that Satoshi/Ash is going to win at some point but I think the battles are starting to become much better. I believe the writers are starting to balance losing and winning more. Satoshi's fight against Nanu is a great example; instead of losing because his Pokemon didn't have the brutal strength to beat him, Nanu really did test the bond between him and his Pokemon. There was the fact that Satoshi could not completely bond with Lycanroc due to the fact of its prideful attitude (gets angry when dirty), Nanu took advantage of this and pressured him through this, unraveling Satoshi's battle strategy and completely crushing him. That's an example of a battle that wasn't just two pokemon bashing each other; it was really enjoyable to watch Ash and his pokemon grow through this.

He lost against Nanu u wonka head

7 Not Funny

I hate that stupid Bewear I already got sick of it after the first time/

Well, I actually thought the Bewear tackling Team Rocket and carrying them off was pretty funny.

That Bewear was funny for like 5 seconds

Watch the Bewear scenes in my opinion.

8 Awful Voice Acting

I think the original Japanese voice actors did a much better job than 4Kids.

Please change the voice actor for Ash. Because his voice sounds off

TPCi's dub continues to get worse and worse with time.

The latin spanish dub is so horribly cringy. I see now why some guys at school hated Pokémon.

9 No Serena

People keep bringing her up on every single SM episode like ENOUGH. I know you love her, but she's gone and is irrelevant to the new season. She wasn't going to come back just because of her infatuation for Ash.

I was watching sun and moon since the first episode it was so stupid. all the characters are weird and I hate ash even more. I'm only watching it because misty brock and possibly serena might come back. This is garbage

Serena was the best and Pokemon left the ash/Serena plot hanging. The other characters in Sun and moon suck...lol. Serena should be back

Your saying that like it's a bad thing, as much as I like Serena it makes no sense for her to return since she's already on a journey in Hoenn.

10 No Misty

Misty and Brock's return are the only reason I'm still watching the Pokemon Sun and Moon series, they have done very little so far to keep me invested.

As I said 10 years ago Misty should of never been taken out.

Misty finally returns hallelujah.

Erm... you DO know she is in it?

The Newcomers

? Ash doesn't learn much of anything about Z-Crystals other than their functionality and he doesn't even collect all of them

The Contenders

11 Pikachu Beating Hariyama

I can't just stand these two stupid Ashtards (commented before me, Rue and Heavydonkeykong )
They seem to be everywhere trying to make it sound cool that 'hey look! We aren't following the herd' type attitude. But they sound as annoying as the ones they are commenting against.
It's not about winning or losing.
Pikachu beating a rock type or stronger pokemon and then struggling to win (or even losing) against a weaker/inexperienced pokemon is what people are complaining about.
Its sound as dumb as if world's best cook can't remember how to boil water.

Pikachu is the mascot. So he can beat anything. But Ash's gullible fanservice is also needed so Pikachu will also lose to anything..

And you would bash Pikachu and Ash if they lost. Pokemon fans are never satisfied regardless if Pikachu and Ash do very well and not lose.

Why? You got your wish. Pikachu is finally strong.

12 Ash is in School

Easily the biggest problem. It removes the adventure aspect of the show, which is one of the biggests appeals for me. Sure, sometimes they go somewhere, but the fact they always go back to school in the end ruins it. Imagine if in, I don't know, lord of rings every night they walked back to where they started and started again the next day from scratch and most days they don't go anywhere. That's not interesting from an adventure standpoint. Plus the bad action, animation, lack of quality character development, and comedy all pile up to one bad show. Really disappointed. I went into this show ignoring the animation and was pretty excited for some new pokemon but this is just bad. I have no idea what they were thinking when they made this train wreck. 0/10

I agree that this has really change Pokemon for the worse. It is like watching a parallel universe of Ash where he has lost all of the experience and knowledge he gained through his travels. I miss the amazing strategies he use to display during his battles. I do like the Pokemon he befriends in this series and some of the humor. It was also the first time ever I saw a Pokemon die

I'm sorry but, from the episodes I watched on SM the school idea for Ash feels like it isn't going anywhere. What's the point of Ash going school? When does he graduate? How do these side characters add any significance to the story? How does this help him reach his goal of being a Pokemon Master (whatever that means...)? This whole 'school concept' is mainly why I stopped watching SM.

Who the hell wants to watch ash do algebra with his best fwends mallow the freak, Lana the squeaky doll, Lillie the person who looks screwed without a hat and kiawe who, well, is not the same as other boys. I stopped watching after seeing ash with no cap on and doing his homework

13 Team Rocket Returns

Team sullck suck

14 No Female Goals

They aren't even traveling yet. Give the show some more time. I theorize the school thing is happening because if Ash was traveling, the anime would end too quickly. They need to to buffer it out until the next generation.

Serena didn't have a go at first either. But well then eventually does. Well then it has only been fourteen episodes so please give it some time lolol.

15 No Dawn

She should of gone with Ash

16 No Gym Battles

It makes it hard to know who can enter the alola league if Sun and Moon anime will have a league like all the other main seasons.

17 Ash Suddenly Became Inexperienced Again

It is frustrating considering the power ash possessed in Kalos. However I still really like the second season of the sun and moon anime. The first has no direction and is 90% filler

He actually won the league in Season 22. Fans got their wish. I'm so surprised Ash beat Guzma...

Not only that but Pikachu got reset AGAIN! After taking out 3 sudo-legendaries, and severely damaging a mega, ended up losing to a level 10 mimikyu and Marenie

He keeps getting reset I'm not even surprised at this point

18 Ash Didn't Bring Charizard to Alola
19 Lillie Sucks

Lillie does not suck. Even though I've seen a few episodes of the S&M anime, she jumped FROM A BRIDGE to save her Pokémon. Did Serena do that? NO, she was even too scared to get across mid to save her fennekin.

Even though I hate serena. She is a lot better than this ugly alien

She's annoying
She's basically stupid
In short
I hate her

Lillie is super hot in sun and moon

20 Ash Only Has Two Pokemon So Far

What is his rush? He's not going out on adventure as of right now.

He always takes a while to catch new ones in my opinion.

21 No Ash's Eevee

After episode 89, Pokemon Company post a poster that seems that eevee is infront of Ash. Everybody thought It's Ash's. But In episode 99, Eevee is caught by Lana by using Dive ball. This is my worst things that pokemon company trick me. I hope Lana will have bad time! and DUMB ASH Also!

22 Stupid style

For me this art style is ugly!

If they make a second series I'm done for and please use better anime it sucks :(

23 Disney XD Disney XD is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Disney Channels Worldwide unit of the Disney–ABC Television Group, itself a unit of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

Disney for some reason is taking forever to release the dub. Isn't the dub supposed to be out when there are 10 episodes already aired in Japan?

It took forever just to get episode 3 dubbed. Like, what the hell Disney?

There already 7 episodes dubbed now


24 Ash is Season 1 Ash

What ash is more inmature and dumb in sun and moon then indego league.

Youve got that right

Not only he looks stupid... HE HAS AN IQ OF A POTATO!

25 Ash Being Stupid
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