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    The Fierce Fighting at Spiral Mountain! Abagoura's Miracle!! (Part 1))



    Animation - Team Kato
    Screenplay - Shinzō Fujita
    Storyboard - Shigeru Ueda
    Assistant director - Shigeru Ueda
    Animation director - Izumi Shimura



    Satoshi and his friends become lost while going through a cave in Spiral Mountain that'll lead them to Sekka City. They hear a tapping sound and decide to follow it, leading them to an amateur archaeologist named Fujio. After researching the area for a long time, Fujio has been able to escavate the fossil of the extinct turtle pokemon Protoga! However, he tells our heroes that he remembers playing with a real live Protoga back when he was a kid...could he have somehow time traveled back to Protoga's time back then? While Satoshi and the others listen intently, the Rocket-Dan move to steal the fossil...
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    *Revive Protoga*
    *Release it from revival machine with no restraints*
    *Send out Deathmas and Koromori to attack*
    *Surprised when it fights back*
    *Blows up interior of helicopter and escapes*

    Zeger sure earned his docterate, eh? :P

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    It's good to have an episode where a Team Rocket appearance is justified.

    Gosh, I'm so over this opening. I like the song, but the CGI just seems out-of-place in a mostly-2D show, y'know?

    Did Cilan just say 'mistake'? Bless you, gratuitous English!

    Oh hey, it's a non-flashback Drilbur!

    Whoa, Cilan sure is excited about the fossil. Really excited. He started to get all sing-song for a bit.

    Gah, so much cuteness in the Tirtouga flashback!

    Holy shit, did the stakes raise about that fossil or what? That Tirtouga is the same one Fujio met as as a child.

    Then suddenly, helicopter!

    I can't much to say about the rest of the ep; it speaks for itself, really.

    What's that silver rock attack Tirtouga used? I didn't quite catch the name.

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    Shame I gotta go back to class next week, so I won't be able to watch the conclusion as it airs. Drat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grave-E
    *Revive Protoga*
    *Release it from revival machine with no restraints*
    *Send out Deathmas and Koromori to attack*
    *Surprised when it fights back*
    *Blows up interior of helicopter and escapes*

    Zeger sure earned his docterate, eh? :P
    "Being thwarted by the very pokemon they're trying to capture" is the Rocket-Dan's newest running gag, apparently.

    At least they got new motto animation and brought up the Archen and the Electric Cave episodes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crysta Blade
    Gosh, I'm so over this opening. I like the song, but the CGI just seems out-of-place in a mostly-2D show, y'know?
    I was actually thinking today how much I still like this opening even after all this time.

    What's that silver rock attack Tirtouga used? I didn't quite catch the name.
    The one it used to destroy the Rocket-Dan's helicopter (I assume that's the one you were talking about?) was AncientPower. I really liked the animation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grave-E View Post
    *Revive Protoga*
    *Release it from revival machine with no restraints*
    *Send out Deathmas and Koromori to attack*
    *Surprised when it fights back*
    *Blows up interior of helicopter and escapes*

    Zeger sure earned his docterate, eh? :P
    I guess the organisation as a whole just flat-out get the whole 'targets may fight back' thing, huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogasu View Post
    I was actually thinking today how much I still like this opening even after all this time.
    Fair enough. As much as I am waiting for a new opening, it still has a certain charm to it.

    The one it used to destroy the Rocket-Dan's helicopter (I assume that's the one you were talking about?) was AncientPower. I really liked the animation.
    I thought it might be that. And yes, it sure looks great, doesn't it?

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    I am still waiting 'till Yamask and Woobat will evolve. I'm getting sick of seeing Woobat owned by a main character (or atleast, Jessie used to be one).

    Oh well, episode wasn't bad. Stella reminded me of Linda from the Accelgor episode, Dr. Zager is again with the Rocket's, Tirtouga's blackstory was cool I guess...

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    DAT MOTTO ANIMATION!!! Seriously, I didn't think any motto would match the epic Site of Dreams motto, but this episode proved me otherwise! Great job animators!

    Also, I'm glad the Rocket-dan playing a more active role in this two-parter besides standing off in the sidelines sneering.

    Stella's seiyuu was also the seiyuu for Blue Rose, so you Tiger and Bunny fans out there might recognize her voice.

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    what a moto!! wow please keep this moto it's perfect
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    This episode sounded me like the old trapinch/vibrava episode in Houenn. Except this one is a two parter.

    Nevermind, but, it's somewhat funny.
    Man, when you stop to think of it DP did have some crap in it. Its just that when people think about DP, they only remember Paul, Pokehunter J/Galactic and all the Gyms and Contests episodes....basically the good parts.
    And... there are actually a lot of BW episodes that have pissed me off. By this point it'd be easier to just list the ones that I can stand to watch. The more the series progresses, the more the writing of these episodes piss me off.

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    I wish there was more bang-for-the-buck with these Team Rocket plots...they set them up, but they're no different from the plots they pulled all the time in the old episodes. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro ~ Bajeena View Post
    I wish there was more bang-for-the-buck with these Team Rocket plots...they set them up, but they're no different from the plots they pulled all the time in the old episodes. :/
    TR were only interesting in BW when they were working under Giovanni.

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    Remember how some of us were complaining about those minute long scenes that they'd put in the episodes leading up to the other Rocket-Dan two-parters? And how I argued they were all pointless and did nothing but give the trio their obligatory appearance for the episode?

    I think this two-parter is a perfect example of why those other scenes annoyed me so much. We didn't have any build-up to this "steal the fossil" plot and yet everything still made sense. We didn't need to have an episode where the trio receives the orders to go to the mountain, another of them en route to the mountain while smirking to themselves, another of them doing surveillance in the mines, another with Seger-Hakase arriving in the area, another of Seger-Hakase explaining how powerful older pokemon are, etc. We got everything we needed in this one episode.

    I'm hoping that the days of the Rocket trio having a minute long scene where they receive a briefcase or something like that are gone because this episode proves what we knew all along; that they were a complete waste of time.
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    At last, a well-plotted and decently paced TR episode. Words cannot describe the pure epicness of that new motto animation, fantabulous!

    No complains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duque View Post
    This episode sounded me like the old trapinch/vibrava episode in Houenn. Except this one is a two parter.
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    All I could think was how ridiculously convenient it was that out of all the millions of Abagoura from the past this particular one managed to be perfectly fossilized and found in the exact same location... It's a good thing Continental drift doesn't exist in Pokémon World? It's just so dumb...
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