Compared to the anime and origins?
it's still way better in terms of writing.
the anime has progressed anywhere and still resets itself all the time. Its movies are also shit and barely had any effort.>Ash does dumb shit and Pikachu saves the day by "thunderbolt" most of the time>all battles consists of "Dodge it!" and friendship is power memes>Ash loses for the dumbest of reasons>so many fillers instead of letting Ash train or evolve his Pokemon>Team Rocket's joke is overdone and aren't funny anymore
Origins is a fanfiction written by a Charizardfag to advertise Charizard X.>everyone in the story has a Charmander in some way>Charmander made the bad guy good>Charizard is the only pokemon in the whole Kanto to have a mega>All legendary birds and Mewtwo are weaker than Charizard>All battles are literally just having Red throwing 5 jobbers and then Charizard wins by the friendship is power meme
Manga at least had Gym leaders do stuff and saves the city, and gave the bad guys more background and story other than "lol I want to be the strongest XD" and rivals had more story than just being a flat douchebags like Gary and Blue in Origins.
Red also relied too much on tactics and stragies in his battles rather than shouting "Dodge it!" and spending 10 minutes every single battle talking about how he's fucking his starter like Origins's Red.
And Manga Red is the only one who had a fully evolved (except Pikachu for obvious reasons) and balanced team while Ash uses NFE all the time and Red never trained any Pokemon except Charizard.