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    Sekka Gym Battle! Ice Battlefield!!



    Animation - Team Kato
    Screenplay - Atsuhiro Tomioka
    Storyboard - Takaomi Kanezaki
    Assistant director - Tetsuo Yajima
    Animation director - Mizuho Tajima



    Satoshi enters the icey battlefield of the Sekka City Gym to fight for his seventh Gym Badge! The first pokemon he sends up against Hachiku's Ice-Type Vanirich is...Warvuil!? The Dark-Type pokemon sustains quite a bit of damage, so Satoshi recalls it and sends out his Fighting-Type Zurug. Later, Hachiku sends out his Tsunbear. Does Waruvil have what it takes to defeat an opponent it's weak against?
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    Default Re: BW 079 "Sekka Gym Battle! Ice Battlefield!!" Review Thread

    A pretty kickass Gym battle.

    Yay, foreshadowing for future events.

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    It was a great battle! But I missed something! The final punch Krok was giving to Beartic wasn't convincing to me!
    Scraggy's focus blast coming back as a boomerang LOL!
    Pignite's win and lost were both convincing!
    It was one of the better GL battles! After Clay and Skyla TOP!

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    Zuruggu :3 why are you so cute? I liked the gym battle, I thought there were good strategies on both sides, but I wasn't wowed by it. Chaobu has personality now... ish. Also, shocker, Iris actually looks like she's friends with Satoshi and cares what happens in the battle, we need more of this cause she was actually somewhat likeable in this episode and wink wink foreshadowing. Hachiku was kinda bland.

    Good episode, but my interest kinda diminished after Zuruggu got knocked out.

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    Default Re: BW 079 "Sekka Gym Battle! Ice Battlefield!!" Review Thread

    Which events? Who battled who in the gym battle? I mean which pokemon against which pokemon, and who lost and won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Togepi0304 View Post
    Which events? Who battled who in the gym battle? I mean which pokemon against which pokemon, and who lost and won.
    Krokorok vs Vanillish - Krokorok is recalled.
    Scraggy vs Vanillish - Scraggy wins.
    Scraggy vs Cryogonal - Cryogonal wins.
    Pignite vs Cryogonal - Pignite wins.
    Pignite vs Beartic - Beartic wins.
    Krokorok vs Beartic - Krokorok wins.

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    I am glad Scraggy finally got a win, but I am not too impressed with this gym battle, other than Ash copied Bianca.
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    Default Re: BW 079 "Sekka Gym Battle! Ice Battlefield!!" Review Thread

    For being featured in the episode title, the "ice battlefield" really didn't play a role in the battle, did it? I would have thought Charbu would have melted something, or Satoshi's pokemon would have had trouble keeping their balance on the ice, but nope!

    This battle could have taken place anywhere, really, and nothing would have been any different.
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    Ash...remembered an old battle in the series and used that strategy to win? Writers, what do you think this is, Diamond and Pearl?

    With Krokorok arming himself with Stealth Rock, I wish they would've used Beartic's Pokedex entry mentioning how he's capable of forming claws and fangs to fight with.

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    Default Re: BW 079 "Sekka Gym Battle! Ice Battlefield!!" Review Thread

    I thought this episode was good. It didn't have an evolution and Satoshi was using his head. I really liked when Satoshi and Waruvile had their little firing up(?) speech before battling Tunbear.

    Certainly not a gym battle I'll distinctly remember but it wasn't of low quality like some of the previous ones have been this saga.
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    The gym battle was decent. I am a little disappointed that Ash's Scraggy somehow perfected Focus Blast without any supplemental training, but I am not expecting any real training sessions in BW after all this time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro ~ Bajeena View Post
    Ash...remembered an old battle in the series and used that strategy to win? Writers, what do you think this is, Diamond and Pearl?
    Surprisingly, that seems to be the case, though I don't think Ash's Krokorok actually learned the Fling attack.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro ~ Bajeena View Post
    With Krokorok arming himself with Stealth Rock, I wish they would've used Beartic's Pokedex entry mentioning how he's capable of forming claws and fangs to fight with.
    That was Stone Edge. Ash's Krokorok can't use Stealth Rock.

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    Default Re: BW 079 "Sekka Gym Battle! Ice Battlefield!!" Review Thread

    Frost Breath looked a lot like Powder Snow... Anyway, it was a decent battle.

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    Default Re: BW 079 "Sekka Gym Battle! Ice Battlefield!!" Review Thread

    Fun gym battle. Aside form Brycen, I thought everyone was decently enjoyable in this episode. I liked Ash's quiet little "yoshi" when he started his strategy. Oh, and foreshadowing the Ash/Iris/Drayden stuff was nice too I suppose.

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    Default Re: BW 079 "Sekka Gym Battle! Ice Battlefield!!" Review Thread

    Also, Iris and Kibago were kind of surprised when they heard about Souryuu Gym.

    Geee... I wonder why =P
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    Iris looked pretty nervous at the ending shot there, she obviously knows Drayden is there and that he's gonna rip into her about what a terrible job she's doing with Kibago.

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