to get stronger and bond with said Pokemon
to get stronger and bond with said Pokemon
You know, you could take the majority of the Rocket scenes in BW thus far, edit them all together, and you'd have a show in itself. The Rockets and Satoshi's plot couldn't be more separate from each other.
What Sakaki showed us looked very interesting. Hope this is all building up to a Rocket focused episode eventually. At the very least, you can already sense that the general Rocket plot in BW is going to lead up to some kickass conclusion.
I also think that new agent looks pretty cute. Hope he gets a semi important role. It'd be nice to see some new bad guys interact.
I really liked the rest of the episode as well. Iris' backstory with Kibago was so adorable, and it was nice to see her knocked down a peg after calling Satoshi a child all this time. I really liked how everyone worked together to rescue Kibago.
But BW Satoshi sure seems to have some strange fetish of getting attacked by Pikachu. O_O
What I don't understand: she is willing to battle with Dent but not willing to Satoshi. Is there any reason for this or that's just excuse for future plot?
- Satoshi/Ash Ketchum: 765 episodes
- Team Rocket: 706 episodes
- Takeshi/Brock: 630 episodes
- Kasumi/Misty: 280 episodes
- Hikari/Dawn: 201 episodes
- Haruka/May: 197 episodes
- Masato/Max: 192 episodes
- Iris: 108 episodes
- Dent/Cilan: 104 episodes
- Kenji/Tracey: 43 episodes
...which is the entire reason Satoshi yelled at her in the first place.Originally Posted by martianmister
Well Iris being all talk wasn't totally unexpected. I'm interested in seeing how she develops over the course the series. The battle in the beginning was quite amusing. This trio's interactions are pretty good.
* I'm glad to see they went with Dent battling Iris. It's nice to see him showing off his battle skills, and Yanappu is always fun to watch.
* Kibago was adorable in this episode, and the giant blast it set off was unexpected. I especially liked its "mean face".
* I'm not sure I know what this whole Team Rocket meteor thing is about, as I don't remember anything like that in the games, but glad I'm not the only one who thought of Takuto when I saw the cloaked figure.
* Pendra is HUGE. I also loved it how his acid actually melted a tree. Have we ever seen that? Just imagine it hitting one of the Pokemon.
* I liked how the trees looked in this episode. :0
Well, in truth, I'm glad Iris got knocked down a peg or two. I was getting pretty tired of her calling Ash a child. Kibago is the real child of the group. And insult to injury, Doryuzu refuses to listen to Iris. Guess she was all talk after all (it's not that I don't like her, but her attitude does wear one thin after a few episodes).
On the other hand, Kibago's backstory is so adorable. Given to her when it was just a day old. From a nice old (and respected) lady from her hometown. I found that adorable. It explains Kibago's child-like demeanor, but it shows how close they are. Although I did get a kick out of the "Dragon Sneeze" bit (even though Dragon Rage does seem a bit overpowered now, but, then again, this is the anime we're talking about).
Side note, can TR be any more distant from Ash and co? That is getting old quick.
Overall, a good episode. I was happy to see my favorite Ground-type (Doryuzu) appear, and not listen to Iris (although, judging by what I've seen and heard, it is a whopper in power). Looks like Iris really needs to practice what she preaches, since she's not one to talk. However, this will give her character more development (and she'll probably level out as time goes on, I hope), and, perhaps, she'll stop openly criticizing Ash and be a little more understanding to his character (something that I REALLY hope will happen). But, overall, a good episode.
Oh, Cynthia. Where for art thou Cynthia? Heheh. Seriously, where are you!?
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That reminds me, will they ever come back and address Doryuzuu, and have Iris try and fix it's disobedience, or will it appear sparsely? I can't see the writers focusing on it that much. Seems like it might be one of those Pokemon that appear once in a blue moon and might get left out of picnic scenes even.
I'm so glad Iris and Kibago finally got some battling and development, they really needed it.
Doryuuzu is one of my favorite 5th Gen Pokemon and it's first appearance was great. I hope Iris starts using it more often, it's pretty strong.
This episode was OK to me, I enjoyed it more than the last one at least.
Iris addresses Kibago's desire to evolve into Ononoksu by having Dent and Yanappu (who she knows will go easy on her) battle Kibago. However, even while holding the majority of their power back, Kibago is still being thrown around. This was one of the funniest fights in the entire anime. From Yanappu's whispy Solarbeam to Kibago's Dragon Rage causing a huge explosion to everything except itself, I had a few laughs.
I am surprised Pendra received no damage from the attack at all. Well then again, it is clearly on a tier so high that Ash's pokemon cannot defeat it at the moment.
At this point, it's safe to say that Kibago is the weakest pokemon in the series. Even Meowth could defeat it in a battle.
Iris explains the origin of Kibago, a pokemon who hatched only a day earlier and was given to her by a respected elder of her village (Souryuu City). In the anime, Souryuu City is more old-fashioned, similar to how it looks in White (where Iris is the gym leader).
As expected, Doryuuzu was the only pokemon who was able to fight up against Pendra. It initially refused to battle, but only done so because Pendra accidentally kicked it back. Doryuuzu is definitely going to take the badass route in disobeying its trainer, only fighting opponents it deems to be a challenge, similar to how Charizard was during the original series.
The end of the episode was very "interesting." Iris refused to battle Ash and Pikachu so the two fight against each other. Nobody finds this weird... at all?
Team Rocket's storyline is getting further and further from Ash and co. At the start of the episode, they were already receiving their orders from Giovanni in Shippou City to go to the Resort Desert.
What was that Poison move Pendra used, anyway? I know it's not Acid, as previously stated, as Pendra can't learn that. Then again, as the Anime move errors page on Bulbapedia proves, that's never stopped the writers before. My guess is Venom Shock.
With a mustache.
I find the fact Yanappu's Seed Toss (if you will) very surprising, because it does seem exaggerating that every seed does a lot of hurt to Kibago. However, that explosion (what was it?) was quite strong, surprisingly that everyone around was hurt. Doryuuzu was the disobedient kind it seems, which I guess it's no wonder Iris doesn't seem fond of sending him or her out. Also, Ash vs Pikachu was odd, but if I were to read the other comments made earlier, I would guess that Ash wanted to convince Iris that losing is OK, right?
Thanks for reading.
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So we finally know why Iris is here. This eases some of my worry, because that means Ash's experience can prove useful again. (and evo possibilities just got a nudge towards the good again) So we have a new Gible and a new Charizard. I will greatly enjoy this. That was the final Gym city? Are you sure? Did they actually say that? TR has me intrigued. This is great.
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