Category talk:Episodes by character focus

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Hmm. Now that I've made this category, I should open up the floor to discussion on what qualifies as focusing on a character and what does not, particularly since it's more subjective than episode events and it can be kind of vague in the beginning when there were more episodes focusing on the friends as a group rather than spotlighting an individual character or Pokémon.

Pikachu is of particular note, since there are going to be plenty of episodes, I think, that have Pikachu in a battle but don't actually focus on Pikachu. I think ones like, say, the Pewter Gym and Vermilion Gym episodes count as focusing on Pikachu, since there's a lot of focus on how Pikachu will overcome the challenge.

Jessie, James, and Meowth are also going to be tricky, because there are a lot of episodes with their antics as a sideplot. I think we might have to be a little more discriminating with them, because while they are pretty much always playing a role, they usually are doing such outside the focus, whereas it's only a few where we get to see things more from their side.

What do you guys think? --Pie ~ 19:13, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

  • snerk* I think I can count all the Brock or Tracey episodes on my fingers and toes. Those shouldn't be too hard. Tracey had what - his intro, the Wacky Watcher, and Tracey Gets Bugged? --Zeta 19:22, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, Tracey gets like nothing. Brock might have a few more than you think, though, especially since I'm leaning towards being more liberal with focus. Like the Mt. Moon, Hidden Village, and Charmander episodes I'm all classifying as Brock-focused, since even though he wasn't staring, he had a notable role in the plot of each. --Pie ~ 19:27, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Subjective is the same word I'm thinking. I would say that the Petalburg Gym Battle is an important episode for Max but the focus until the last few minutes is on the battle. Maybe rephrase it? --FabuVinny 19:35, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Maybe. Which is one reason why I kind of was thinking of only adding this to a few obvious ones before we had talked about it some... >_o' But anything in a wiki can be changed, after all... what do you think it should be rephrased to? Could say something about character development, but not all episodes that focus on a character develop them... and things like "Notable Brock episodes" or "Episodes important to Misty's character" and stuff like that are... a little vague, and hard to pin down. *sigh* --Pie ~ 19:44, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

I'd say a character focus episode is any episode where a major event happens (as long as it focuses on the event and it's not incidental, such as Brock catching a Zubat offscreen), or the character gets most of the screentime, story, and any backstory. Most are obvious, such as "Go West, Young Meowth!" Ash is the harder one to classify, since as the main character, he has a starring role in most episodes, but a lot of episodes are also an ensamble thing like the Pokemon Orienteering ep or Wake Up, Snorlax . . . The best examples I can think of for Max are say - Roxanne's School, Poochyena, and Ralts. --Zeta 19:41, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

A good example of a Satoshi-centered episode is the one where he caught Yukiwarashi. "Snow Way Out" is the same kind of thing. --Argy 17:16, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Episodes Focusing on Charizard

Bulby and Squirtle get one but not Charizard? He had quite a few. (His debut, evolution, Paras episode, evo again, gym battle with blaine, orange island ep where he starts obeying ash, episode where he leaves, and probably more)--Burgundy 00:27, 16 October 2010 (UTC)