I'm sure every single fan of the games has, at one point or another, wished to live in the anime pokemon world, just so they could beat Ash's ass in a pokemon battle real good and show him what a friggin hack he is.
Waiting for golden Sun 3DS 2 things are infinite: The Universe and human stupidity. I'm not sure about the Universe, though -Albert Einstein
It jumped the shark at the same time it became obvious that Jessie and James were going to be in every episode. So episode 4?
(Episode 1 was actually kind of cool, episode 2 gets a pass because the pattern hadn't been set, and in episode 3 Ash caught Pokemon. We hadn't realized what a rarity that would be yet.)
The best story-telling in the franchise happens in the Pokemon Adventure manga. I keep hoping they'll wise up and release an anime for slightly more mature audiences that retells the manga adventures, but it hasn't happened yet.
"There is no overkill. There is only "Open Fire" and "I need to reload." The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates-schlockmercenary