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Why Sabrina should be in the anime more

Why I and others want Sabrina to make a return to the Pokémon anime.

I present to you a topic I’ve been seeing a lot in YouTube videos I’ve seen when rewatching the Sabrina vs Ash battle in the Pokémon anime series. Some of the comments within the YouTube videos I’ve watched have been wishing Sabrina would have been in the anime longer. Some also have stated that they feel she made her appearance, and she doesn’t need to come back to the anime.

I had also asked this question in a post I made in the PokéCommunity forums. So far as of publishing this article, users on the forum seem to want to see her again. A post by user Palamon said that we could perhaps see her in the Pokémon Journeys anime.

Since most of the Kanto Gym Leaders that weren’t Brock and Misty didn’t appear much in the anime, I’m going to have to say yes to that one. Maybe she’ll appear in Pokemon Journeys at some point.

One other comment posted by tigertron said he’d like to see all the Kanto Gym Leaders make a return, especially Sabrina.

It would be great to see the other Kanto gym leaders make a return, especially Sabrina.

A final comment that a member by the name of Sheep posted shared on the thread was that they like Sabrina’s design, and the scene in the anime where Sabrina was laughing while Haunter was being funny.

I’d love to see more of her – she had one of the best episodes and a very pretty design! That scene in your avatar is still one of my favorites from the Kanto saga. <3 For now I’ll just settle for having her in Masters haha.

We may have seen Sabrina in the video games department more than just once such as in HeartGold and SoulSilver, and Black and White 2 in the Pokémon World Tournament. She also appeared in Gold, Silver, and Crystal too of course.

I personally would like to see Sabrina make a return to the anime again even if in a spinoff or OVA(original video animation). She was just the first Pokémon Gym Leader I fell in love with as a teenager in Pokémon Gold and Silver. The reason as to why I like her so much is just due to the supernatural side of her. She was also the first scary Gym Leader I felt could be a threat outside of just using her Pokémon. Sabrina turned Brock and Misty into dolls, so of course kid me was all scared by that. Besides that, I also just find her looks to be adorable. She just seems to be my type of character in anime or manga. I feel like it’d be a good choice to bring back all the Kanto Gym Leaders in some form of an OVA or a movie, perhaps.

What do you guys think? Do you think Sabrina should return to the anime alongside perhaps the rest of the Kanto Gym Leaders?

Edited by bobandbill and Kitty.