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New Pokemon Movie Involves "Evil" Ash

like pokemon could get more evil...


 He's a rebel who doesn't play by anyone's rules.
 He's a rebel who doesn't play by anyone's rules.

 Double Trouble!
 Double Trouble!
As if we couldn't find enough reasons to overwhelm the screen with more Pokemon, a new movie has been announced recently, and features a 2nd, darker Ash. Of course, if you take heed of our warnings, you'll realize that all pokemon are darkspawn, and that their corrupting influence makes everyone evil... but that's another issue entirely.
 
The Phantom Champion Z, 13th movie in the franchise comes from the Diamond/Pearl line. Though it is notable that each Pokemon featured was from the Gold/Silver line. This makes sense when you account for how Japan recently released HeartGold and SoulSIlver remakes of the originals. Oh, yeah, and the Celebi time travels, in case you needed more plot/justification/whatever to let you get excited about getting to see some old faces.

 The full trailer follows, filled with poke-splosions, and finishing off with some Ash on Ash action. Hot.
  
JJOR64on Dec. 12, 2009 at 11:28 a.m.
OH NOEZ, ASH HAS GONE EVILZ!!!
Dream moderator on Dec. 12, 2009 at 1 p.m.
 
An evil clone? This I can't resist poking fun of! XD
 
 Movie reference should be obvious to horror fans!
 Movie reference should be obvious to horror fans!
Daniel_Newton moderator on Dec. 12, 2009 at 3:42 p.m.
Hmm, Gold/Silver Pokemon? Evil Ash? Time travel?... I might actually give this a go... just for the hell of it.
Nerxon Dec. 12, 2009 at 3:49 p.m.
finally
Konandaon Dec. 12, 2009 at 5:13 p.m.
@Dream said:

An evil clone? This I can't resist poking fun of! XD
 
Movie reference should be obvious to horror fans!
Movie reference should be obvious to horror fans!
"


You mean like this. 
 

Ash (Pokemon)as Ash (Evil Dead) about to kill Ash (Pokemon)inside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during Fan Expo 2009.
Ash (Pokemon)as Ash (Evil Dead) about to kill Ash (Pokemon)inside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during Fan Expo 2009.

 
crusader8463on Dec. 12, 2009 at 5:35 p.m.
It has been scientificly proven and mandated by federal law in all major nations that ALL evil clones have a goatee. How else are you supposed to know they are evil?
Dethfishon Dec. 12, 2009 at 6:04 p.m.
@crusader8463: Wow, Ash looks like a badass with a goatee. I hope evil Ash's Pikachu also has a goatee.
AHR staff on Dec. 12, 2009 at 7:41 p.m.
That Ash from Pokemon/Ash from Evil Dead mashup cosplay is the best thing I've ever seen in my life.
John_Martoneon Dec. 12, 2009 at 10:26 p.m.
This post is made of so much win. Everyone wins gold stars and an extra ration of internet.
 
Once again I am proud to be a member of this community.
sora_thekey moderator on Dec. 12, 2009 at 10:33 p.m.
Haven't seen a Pokemon movie since the 3rd one so maybe I'll give this a go!
OmegaMekixon Dec. 13, 2009 at 8:51 a.m.
I knew the Pokemon series was running out of good ideas, but an evil clone. That's just hitting the bottom of the barrel.
John_Martoneon Dec. 13, 2009 at 11:40 a.m.
@OmegaMekix: Oh man, I find evil clones to be like... the greatest plot arc's ever. Outside of comic books mind you... *shudders at the thought of spider-man*
InfiniteGeasson Dec. 13, 2009 at 3:47 p.m.
He's not evil in my eyes unless he has an evil mustache.
Konandaon Dec. 13, 2009 at 5:48 p.m.
@AHR said:
"That Ash from Pokemon/Ash from Evil Dead mashup cosplay is the best thing I've ever seen in my life. "

I know eh? I was fumbling for my camera when I saw her, while getting ready to leave at the end of the first day of Fan Expo. Having someone else dressed up as Ash from Pokemon in the same Original outfit was just an awesome coincidence. Although he was confused at first especially when a bunch of us passing by asked the two to do that pose because I guess he never saw Evil Dead 2 or Army of Darkness and didn't get the reference.
JackSukeruon Dec. 14, 2009 at 5:27 a.m.
5 bucks says evil ash is a random legendary in disguise.
Nikoon Dec. 14, 2009 at 8:29 a.m.
It's Lance.
OmegaMekixon Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:11 p.m.
@John_Martone said:
" @OmegaMekix: Oh man, I find evil clones to be like... the greatest plot arc's ever. Outside of comic books mind you... *shudders at the thought of spider-man* "
I'm not saying that anything with an evil clone is going to be bad but Pokemon hasn't been very creative recently so I won't be surprised if this fails.
Nikoon Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:11 p.m.
@John_Martone: Ben Reilly weeps now because of you.
Slimon Dec. 14, 2009 at 3:04 p.m.
God ... 13 of them.
John_Martoneon Dec. 14, 2009 at 3:17 p.m.
@Niko: Don't act like he has feelings!

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