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  1. Whirling Around

    As anyone who's read my blog knows (especially anyone who's read my Retro Reviews), there are several episodes I've complained bitterly about. An early one is "Challenge of the Samurai," which was supposed to be about Ash learning to own up to his mistakes and not pass the buck--even though the events of that episode were Samurai's fault for interfering in Ash's Weedle-catching. (I'm not the only one who thinks this way--at least two other reviewers feel the same.) Another one is "Hypno's ...

    Updated 6th September 2014 at 06:39 AM by DracoMan

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  2. Potential Eeveelutions

    In an earlier entry, I talked about Eevee (or, as I sometimes call it, Squeeevee) and its multiple evolved forms, or Eeveelutions. As of now, the tally stands at eight, each of a different type. Well, good for Eevee, but there's still plenty of potential. After all, there are ten other types, so TPTB still have plenty to work with for more of these little guys. The question is, if they do create more Eeveelutions, what will their types be?

    Well, assuming that they don't create any ...

    Updated 18th October 2014 at 06:26 AM by DracoMan

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  3. Noctowl For A Loop

    Wayyyyyyy back in Season 3, during Ash's Johto journey, he caught the region's resident Flying Pokémon: Noctowl. Ash's, however, was unique in that he was smaller and more brightly colored than other Noctowl, as a brief visual in the ep demonstrated. This was, of course, meant to help show off the concept of Shiny Pokémon, but it actually got me thinking about something else entirely: sexual dimorphism.

    Anyone who knows anything about zoology knows that sexual dimorphism refers ...
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  4. Team Rocket--Time To Ground Them

    As everyone knows, one of the greatest measures of a hero is the villain he faces. Captain Kirk had Khan, a genetically-engineered superman who tried to kill him twice (in one timeline, at least) and whose ultimate defeat came at the loss of Kirk's closest friend. (Fortunately, Spock got better.) Harry Potter had Lord Voldemort, a psychopath who could kill just about anyone in his path and who came back after his first destruction thanks to the darkest form of magic. And Ash Ketchum has...Team Rocket. ...

    Updated 7th August 2014 at 12:06 PM by DracoMan

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  5. Let Ash Win For A Change

    So yesterday, I was lamenting the fact that Ash's dream to be a Pokémon Master is going nowhere fast. Specifically, how TPTB won't even let him win a league tournament. I also suggested that if they were to change this policy and let him win for once, it would give his development the push it so desperately needs. So how, exactly, is that?

    For one thing, there's the mere satisfaction factor. After so many years of being a major-league also-ran, a tournament victory will show that ...

    Updated 1st September 2014 at 07:04 AM by DracoMan

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