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    Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?



    Animation - Team Kato
    Screenplay - Atsuhiro Tomioka
    Storyboard - Fumihiro Yoshimura
    Assistant director - Fumihiro Yoshimura
    Animation director - Takashi Shinohara



    Satoshi and his friends have arrived in Fukiyose City! Satoshi learns that there aren't any free slots at the Gym until the afternoon, so he decides to go take a look at the morning battles to see what kind of Gym Leader Fuuro is. Much to their surprise, the outcome of these "Air Battles" is decided by the Gym Leader merely looking over one's pokemon and then running a simulation in her head to decide what the outcome would be! Dent is appalled that a Gym Leader could decide a match without actually battling and decides to challenge her himself.
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    Default Re: BW 067 "Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?" Review Thread

    Iwaparesu lost??!!!



    Entertaining episode. I'm still kind of sad it wasn't Planes vs Trains but the reasoning of Fuuro just handing out the gym badges by sizing up opponents was an interesting angle. Dento had to defend the gym leader's honor, soooo good enough. The Dento vs Fuuro battle was....okay. By the timing in the episode that it began it was obvious it was going to be a short battle.

    Overall, entertaining to watch. Fuuro is pretty adorable.

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    Default Re: BW 067 "Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?" Review Thread

    Really glad Dent lost here because if he would have won...

    And this is Crustle's first ever loss in the whole show
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    Default Re: BW 067 "Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?" Review Thread

    So Dento suffers a crushing defeat.
    Loved Iris' reaction to "ITS TASTING TIME!"
    Some cheap victories
    And they tried to hide Ash's choice of pokemon however the preview for the next episode pretty much spoils that.
    And Skyla is just awesome!

    I think it was an ok episode in my opinion. Can wait to see next week's episode. :)

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    Default Re: BW 067 "Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?" Review Thread

    Poor, poor Stunfisk..the thing has yet to get any wins. Cilan might as well just make Crustle his vintage, that thing seems to be the strongest on his team. Let something else get wins please?
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    Crustle's first loss perhaps, but it was still the only one to do any good, and it got 2 KOs! Someone on the writing staff must really love the Dwebble familly.

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    Poor Dento.... Though, the writers handled the episode decently. Swanna's return and Dent's cockiness.... stole the spotlight.
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    Default Re: BW 067 "Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?" Review Thread

    For those who questioned the purpose of this episode, one word: exposition. Basically, it was just to get a lot of dialogue covering the Fuuro backstory, introduce the problem, show some personality from Fuuro, so it can be out of the way and doesn't impede on Satoshi's Gym battle. That being said, that doesn't mean this wasn't a good episode. I actually loved it, because this episode had a lot of things going for it that are somewhat lacking in Best Wishes: uniqueness from Pokémon, layered characters, some strategizing in the battles.

    Dent was just really personable, entertaining, and I was rooting for him. I liked the cockiness and the expressiveness before and after the battle. His "I just lost face" was priceless and got one of the biggest laughs out of me the entire saga. I liked that I couldn't tell who was gonna win the battle when I was watching it. Iwaparesu was just adorable when it was retreating in its shell all sad, and I gotta say, I really wasn't a fan of Dent getting Maggyo (because ugly design is ugly), but he's such an oddball and a lovable loser. He's strong and never looks bad winning, but I really want him to get that first win. Yanappu had some moments too. Also really really liked Satoshi in this episode. It really had some nice scenes in this episode and displayed some good personality. Another character that really worked was Fuuro, she was interesting because of her approach to battling, but also really likeable.

    Battle wise, it was a OHKO fest at first but I liked the final battle. Interesting use of tactics on both sides. So, overall, I really liked the episode.
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    So it seems QR codes exist in the Pokemon world now...
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    Default Re: BW 067 "Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?" Review Thread

    I wonder if the QR code they showed on-screen actually works in real life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hellion
    For those who questioned the purpose of this episode, one word: exposition. Basically, it was just to get a lot of dialogue covering the Fuuro backstory, introduce the problem, show some personality from Fuuro, so it can be out of the way and doesn't impede on Satoshi's Gym battle. That being said, that doesn't mean this wasn't a good episode.
    It seems like you're saying that if it isn't an episode with good battles, it isn't a good episode, period. And then there's this idea that backstory and personality can somehow "get in the way" of a gym battle?

    I really could not disagree more.
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    Default Re: BW 067 "Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?" Review Thread

    You want to know what these "Air Battles" remind me of? Those simulation battles that were featured in that Pokemon School episode in early Kanto. In other words, Skyla simply compared pokemon with type advantages or disadvantages and decided that the pokemon with the type advantage will automatically win regardless of anything else, including differences in pokemon experience and movesets.

    Either way, I believe that the best part of this episode is that we get to see all of these pokemon who have appeared little often in the series so far. It was also nice to see somebody else owning an Emolga and a Boldore other than the members of the main cast.

    Also, it is about time that Crustle got its first loss in the series, even though he defeated two of Skyla's pokemon. I was starting to worry that it would be very overpowered considering its match record.
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    Default Re: BW 067 "Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?" Review Thread

    Anyone feel like Cilan was being a total idiot during the match?

    Hello? Rock Tomb? Rock Slide?

    Use your moves, you idiot....

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    Really glad Dent lost here because if he would have won...

    And this is Crustle's first ever loss in the whole show
    Too bad it doesn't matter considering the fact that it was the only one to get a win. Two, even.

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    Well, this really shows that Cilan has a ways to go to learn how to turn a disadvantage around, even though his pokemon were perfectly capable of beating Skyla's. What was it that Swanna did anyway? Can it endure Electric attacks? If so, I have no idea why she's so concerned about losing to type advantages. (I also find that hilarious since Swanna dies in one hit to Electric attacks in the game) Also, why exactly didn't she use the tactic she imagined? I'm sure she knows Stunfisk is Electric, so if she's afraid of type advantages, why did she think she could could confuse it? Was she confident over her advantages in the other matches that it didn't matter? Why didn't she confuse it like she thought, though? It seemed like a better idea than what she did, not to mention that using Water on Crustle was better, too.
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    Default Re: BW 067 "Fukiyose Gym Air Battle! Challenger Dent!?" Review Thread

    Dento reminds me loads of Brock in this episode. But whatever, it looks pretty decent, and it's nice we get some focus on Skyla rather than going straight into a battle with Ash.

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    Dent, for fuck's sake.

    Stunfisk is part electric, why couldn't you have just Discharged off the bat and fried that Swanna?

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