There have been copiousness of stupid Pokémon episodes via a years, though Pokémon Sun and Moon’s latest might best them all. The series’ 28th part aired in Japan progressing today, and Twitter is carrying a margin day over how uncanny it was.
The simple tract of a episode, according to fan site Pokémon Go Master’s recap, is that Ash’s Pokémon propagandize in a Alola segment is visited by a ball master. Naturally, this leads to some intensely intense, Pokémon-infused ballgames.
Pokémon Sun and Moon’s new animation style has been polarizing with longtime fans of a Pokémon anime franchise, and a reasons for that are on arrangement via this episode. Episode 28 has no seductiveness in personification it straight; as a satire of one of Japan’s biggest sports, this installment’s modus operandi seems to be go large or go home.
That’s because we have thespian flourishes like furious shading or on-screen content during generally concerned moments:
This stage goes straight-up Dragon Ball Z with how into a diversion Ash and Kiwame, one of Alola’s Island Trial Captains, get:
If you’ve ever seen Ash Ketchum lift a weirder or funnier face than these, we need we to uncover us ASAP:
The weirdness doesn’t stop there. Seriously: What is function in this scene, even?
Pikachu gets a possibility on a pitcher’s mound, even, display off as always. We get it, Pikachu: You’re a best Pokémon.
“This is overtly a funniest and best charcterised part of a deteriorate so far,” wrote user Danny Kazari on Twitter. Based off this clip, we’re super prone to agree:
Personally, we’re also large fans of Sun and Moon’s jokey tone. This ball part is a summary of what creates it so fun — it doesn’t take itself so seriously. Pokémon is fun; a anime isn’t in a wrong for reminding us of that. (It really knows how to get critical when it needs to, anyway.)
Sun and Moon’s initial deteriorate only started airing stateside on wire channel Disney XD, so it’ll be awhile until we get this part in English. Stay tuned — we really will.