The Badges in Unova look bigger than the ones in previous regions. They're longer at the very least. Axew
fall down! Let's hope the little guy (or girl?)'s antics don't get old like certain other out-of-Pokéball Pokémon...
Huh, Axew is blushing. Did Iris
remind it that it was once in an Egg?
Uh-oh. Our little dragon friend can't bear to watch, eh? I love when any Pokémon does that.
Good thing Pikachu
is super fast. That landing, though? Ouch. Nonetheless, all is well!
And the moment we've all been waiting for: the hatching of the Egg! Nice ta meetcha, Zuruggu
! Don't worry about holding your
excess skin up.
Oh jeez, not a good first impression, for the gang anyway. It's scary and short-tempered!
Iris blushing, I assume from the 'Axew can only use two moves too' thing mentioned in above posts.
Dang, Zuruggu is a violent little bugger.
Oh, Ash. Never one to resist a battle, huh? Though I imagine a hit from your first Pokémon, even if it's holding back, is still gonna hurt.
Now for introducing Ash's newest addition to the rest of his team. Heheh, Pidove
looks like she wants to shake Zuruggu's hand with the way her wing is raised.
Owie. So we'll put that down as a 'do not want' from Pidove, then? Pfft at the feather left behind when she cheeses it. Let's see how Oshawott
goes. Chaotic, I assume.
Chucking a fit. No surprises there, when personalities clash... Loving that Pikachu
are trying restrain that otter. And Oshawott's not taking this lying down!
Oh snap! The shell has been knocked off! And stepped on! Of course, Oshawott believes violence is always an acceptable solution.
Wow, Zuruggu's one durable newborn. Still not down or out. Nice use of the skin to halt Water Gun.
Tepig's next in the firing line (pun not intended). Oh? What's this? Zuruggu's in a daze? And about to take its frustrations out on Snivy
. Or the rock that Snivy was on seconds before.
Dizzy Zuruggu! Snivy just does not give a damn, does she?
Now it's Ash's turn to get knocked down. No-one's safe, are they?
Hold up, Team Rocket's here. Judging from the psychadelic buildings, still in Shippou
. I like Jessie's hair up like that.
Back to the twerps? That was quick. Zuruggu seems distracted. =(
What the--The Rockets again!? This episode's all over the place. And as soon as I said that, we're on the twerps again. Criminy!
So Zuruggu has some dinner after all. Well, it is
late, so maybe it's time to--okay, no Poké Ball for Zuruggu yet.
Later still, Axew notices Zuruggu watching the moon. And the latter disappears.
Hm, so Iris keeps her hair up when she goes to sleep
. Interesting. Hey, I like those little details. And I don't think we've seen her pyjamas before. They're so cute!
Wakey wakey, guys, we've got a missing Pokémon on our hands. The boys don't seem to appreciate being woken up at a late hour, if how groggy they look is anything to go by.
Lead the way, Axew, lead the way. Ah, there we are. Oh, a Denchura! One of my newest favourites. Good thing has all that hair for her pet dragon to hide in.
This can't end well. But that won't stop Zuruggu from trying. Which, in retrospect, was the worst idea it's had in its still very brief life. Lucky
Pikachu saves its backside.
Now Zuruggu's really hurting. =( Poor baby, not even a little brat like that deserves what it got. Oh, out comes Dent
's... map thingo and Iris and Axew go to hunt down a healing plant for medicine. Ehehe, Zuruggu doesn't like the taste.
Back to the Rockets again. 0_o A helicopter lands and we meet Professor what's-his-name. Sehger, was it? He has a monocle. How villainous!
Next morning! I take it you're feeling better, Zuruggu, if you're running out for revenge like that. And there's four of 'em now. So much for the twerps having a leisurely breakfast.
Oh, here we go. That is one badass entrance. Battle royale begin! Admittedly with just Ash's team but it's still a battle royale. I'm speechless as to how cool that was.
Finally, breakfast time. This makes me think of those high school shows where a lone kid is approached by another at lunchtime. But Zuruggu's not a fan and Axew's good intentions cause things to go sour.
Alright, fight it out, then. I'll just kick back and...oh my. Is Iris about to order Dragon Rage?
Kaboom. At least the misfired blast radius has shrunk a bit since last time. And with that, into the Poké Ball Zuruggu goes!