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 sun and moon series should die

Wait what? Why did you make this list if you are arguing against the points? - Rue

Yeah, we should try to get admin to change it back to what the original title was supposed to be. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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.

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2 XY/XYZ Was Better

XY/XYZ set a ridiculously high bar. - HeavyDonkeyKong

XY and XYZ had better story, animation and had some actual serious parts especially in the ending of XYZ

Also what kind of reason is "this is better" as a reason to hate something. I dislike most of Best Wishes but I don't say stuff like "DP was better" when I explain why I disliked it. - Rue

XY/XYZ shows a more mature Ash. Sun and Moon took s big step back. Ash goes to a Pokémon school and acts like a 6 year old. And, S&M Ash looks wrong and drastically different.

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3 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.

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

That neither says anything related to the point nor explains why the fight scenes in these 2 series are worse. - Dave4681

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. - Rue

I predicted every move...

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4 Filler

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

Total filler

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

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

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5 Team Rocket Beating Pikachu

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

Wait WHAT!? YAY! Finally they destroyed that overpowered rat!

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

Agree with egnomac

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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/ - egnomac

The Bewear gets on my nerves so much

Watch the Bewear scenes in my opinion. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I agree

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8 Awful Voice Acting

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

I can actually agree with this one. Lillie seems really cool, BUT HER VOICE doesn't FIT HER. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

9 No Serena

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

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

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. - Rue

To be honest I'm glad Serena is gone. I wouldn't mind her not appearing at all, since she would not fit with the school idea of Pokémon. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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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. - egnomac

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

Misty finally returns hallelujah. - egnomac

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

The Newcomers

? Ash x Lillie

There is No reasonings for this ship. I hate this and people who love it. I have seen way to much people saying "Purest Ship," "Best Ship Ever" and stupid comments of this being canon. It's not and I think people need to learn the difference between being friends and being in a relationship. I really hate this ship and for people who say the episode when Ash taught Rotom would leave. They talked as friends not boyfriend and girlfriend.

The Contenders

11 Pikachu Beating Hariyama

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. - Rue

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

12 Ash is in School

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

Glad they are staying out of the topic but ash getting second in a league then going to school is unfitting - Masterofal

The entire series is supposed to be about ash on a journey, but they screwed up big time! What is ash supposed to learn from this school, algebra?! End the show and make another season of XY!

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. - Sentimental

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13 No Dawn

She should of gone with Ash

14 Team Rocket Returns
15 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.

16 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. - Rue

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. - HeavyDonkeyKong

17 Ash Suddenly Became Inexperienced Again

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

This is so stupid

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

18 Lillie Sucks

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

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. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

19 Ash Only Has Two Pokemon So Far

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

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

20 Disney XD 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? - Rue

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

There already 7 episodes dubbed now

A little talk with Disney

Me: why is Guzma not in the show

Producers: he’s too scary

Me: what about that Morelull episode

Producers: that wasn’t scary

Me:are you a bitch?

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21 Ash Didn't Bring Charizard to Alola
22 Ash is Season 1 Ash

Youve got that right

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

23 Lillie Getting Way Too Much Screen Time

Dude No. They don't Like each other in that way. People like you need to know what a relationship is.

What they need to do is have ash and her kiss in lips

24 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 :(

25 Ash Being Stupid

Ash was extremely stupid during season 1 too.

26 Character's IQ Goes Down

Just watch one single episode and you will notice it.

I bet you mallow and ash have a iq of -5.

Ash's iq was always 35

27 Ash Looks Like a 5 Year Old Kid

He looks like he has been in a science experiment where he has had facial surgery gone wrong and he looks like a 5 year old

28 Ugly Faces

This is a sign that they're trying too hard
now ash is making all these weird faces - Adventurur2

29 Disgrace to the Previous Pokemon Series

All of ash's friends would not recognize him, and even and older (lol) version of him might feel like this guy is not him. He really has devolved into a littler form

30 Mallow is a Slut

You think people warm clothes that cover themselves up in hot climates? NO. That doesn't happen unless the person has a skin condition where the sun negatively affects their skin. - Rue

Why? Because she wears clothes that makes totally sense in a hot climate weather? - Mehguy2000

This reason is absolutely stupid. - Sentimental

Calling mallow a slut?
hows mistys clothing any diffrent and yet she is not a slut?
exactly so think before u judge peoples clothing

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31 Uninteresting Characters

With the exeption of Mallow and Lana a lot of the other characters range from being totally pointless or just bland and boring. - egnomac

32 Offensive to Autistic People

What was Tajiri THINKING?! They should at least bring Clemont back to make it better for Autistic audiences (He clearly has the condition too)

33 Missed Opportunities

Not focusing on the other islands, and how the pokemon live and interact in the said islands, Missing the chances of showing us the "The human Aipom" side of Satoshi. Getting rid of the 3D camera, not having enough development for rest of cast as of 60 episodes (hell just little interactions would fix this long-term)

34 Ash Greninja is Not with Ash in Sun and Moon Anime

The only thing I wanted from this is for Greninja to return. Has it happened? NOPE!

35 Ash Twerking
36 No Hau and Nebby

First off, where is the rival, all we have are the trial captains
How can Solgaleo exist without Nebby

37 Bewear Showing Up and Taking Team Rocket

While it was a nice change from Team Rocket blasting off again and again Bewear constantly showing up to save them was fun the first couple of times but it has officially overstayed its welcome now it just feels like a parasite it got old really fast. - egnomac

38 No Progress and Nothing Like the Game

How can the trial captains be in school but not be a trial captain also all characters get removed and the story is way to different from the game also why is ash in school and not trying to do the island challenge

39 Graphics
40 Ash Looks Young and Underdeveloped Again
41 Ash & co. Haven't caught that many Pokemon
42 Easy Opponents

They are just way too easy in xyz it was better

43 There is No Champion
44 Brock and Misty Have Megas, but Ash Doesn't

Absolutely ridiculous! Z Moves are bb guns compared to Mega Evolution, and just because of Ash Greninja (which is another CLASSIC GLORIFIED EXCUSE OF GAME FREAK EMPLOYEES) and Z Moves (Which I not only hate but DESPISE), why do they have to torture Ash like this?

45 The Aether Foundation Arc Was Rushed
46 Ash Releases Poipole
47 Tpci Haters and 4kids Fanboys
48 4kids Fanboys and Tpci Haters
49 Few Battles
50 Ash’s Z-move too overpowered
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