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    Default Re: BW 110 "A Friend...His Name is N!"

    I went in to this episode thinking/hoping that N would act like an awkward manchild and I was not disappointed

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    I thought it was a pretty good episode. I'm going to keep up with this arc, hopefully.

    As for Team Rocket, I think they're easing them back to include a bit of their old ways. I still want to hear them say, Ya na kanji!
    As if the Meowth balloon wasn't a huge tipoff, now there's a huge red R on the basket. Oy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitsmoothierevenge View Post
    As for Team Rocket, I think they're easing them back to include a bit of their old ways. I still want to hear them say, Ya na kanji!
    As if the Meowth balloon wasn't a huge tipoff, now there's a huge red R on the basket. Oy.
    But they aren't. Team Rocket's personalities are still mostly serious, and they didn't bring Wobufett back.

    The writers had TR act like the used to during those Oak lecture segments and in the Radio show, what we're seeing in the anime is absolutely nothing like that.

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    Really nice introducing episode for N. He's pretty interesting character, like in the games. Maybe little creepy with all that weird stuff he does, but interesting.

    I can't say that I'm enjoying Rocket-dan's appearing every episode now, but the battle between them and Satoshi-tachi was really cool. Kenhallow was really epic there, and previous little sparring battle of Gantle and Doryuzu was enjoyable as well.
    Overall, I liked this episode.

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    I am quite dissapointed by this episode.

    The way they introduced N was mediocre, the dialogue didn't tell anything new at all (the same non-battling-pokemon-friends thing all over again).
    Maybe I wasn't able to understand some parts in Japanese, but I still think they really didn't do anything special.

    Boldore vs Excadrill was copied from the Clay battle... Out of all of Ash/Iris ' Pokemon, did they have to pick those ones?
    The ep got a bit better when TR appeared. Unfezant starts getting a bigger role and will finally become the regional bird.

    Still, the ep wasn't that decent at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino97 View Post
    The way they introduced N was mediocre, the dialogue didn't tell anything new at all (the same non-battling-pokemon-friends thing all over again).
    Well, the debut had to establish his core concepts so future episodes can delve into his character more.


    Boldore vs Excadrill was copied from the Clay battle... Out of all of Ash/Iris ' Pokemon, did they have to pick those ones?
    IIRC, Excadrill was called first. Probably because Emolga and Dragonite were used recently. Boldore doesn't get many on-screen battles, and it did beat Clay's Excadrill, so it seems like a logical choice.

    "Playing around?" Wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karamazov View Post
    Probably because Emolga and Dragonite were used recently.
    Dragonite's last appearance was the Drayden battle, and guess what, Excadrill was used in that episode for the last time as well.
    Plus, Iris sending an obeying Dragonite against Ash , in order to get revenge for the Junior Cup would be far more fitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino97 View Post
    Dragonite's last appearance was the Drayden battle, and guess what, Excadrill was used in that episode for the last time as well.
    Plus, Iris sending an obeying Dragonite against Ash , in order to get revenge for the Junior Cup would be far more fitting.
    That was indeed both Dragonite and Excadrill's latest battle, but before that, when was Excadrill last used? Wasn't it against Montgomery and his Throh? Dragonite, on the other hand, had received plenty of focus in the episode before the battle, in the TR arc, and in the Junior Cup. Not to mention that Dragonite also was the one who was the star in the battle against Drayden.

    Revenge? In a battle that's meant only for training purposes, and against a close friend at that?
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    Funny now that TR has a blimp Unfezant is getting more screen-time. In a way, I kinda feel sorry for her.

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    This episode was... a good start-up for N's character, at least. I didn't think it was spectacular, in and of itself, somehow, but I do look forward to more of N's story-arc now.

    I liked how the group waved goodbye to N in perfect unison at the end - and I don't know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masurao View Post
    Funny now that TR has a blimp Unfezant is getting more screen-time. In a way, I kinda feel sorry for her.
    To be fair, even if she was just filling out the standard flying type role, I thought Unfezant was pretty fucking rad the past two episodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommanderPigg View Post
    I LAUGHED SO HARD I WOKE UP MY ROOMATES

    THIS IS THE BEST EPISODE I'VE SEEN IN A WHILE

    I'M OBVIOUSLY BIASED.

    BUT MY FAVORITE PART

    WAS WHEN N DiD THAT POSE

    HIS SOLAR BEAM CHARGING POSE IDK

    AND HE CALLED HIS POKEMON FRIENDS TO HEAL PIKACHu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AND

    MY SECOND FAVORITE PART

    WAS WHEN N

    WENT ON HIS RANT ABOUT POKEMON BEING UR FRIENDS/BATTLES BEING BAD OR WHATEVER AND HE GETS INTENSE

    AND EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT HIM LIKE HE'S LOST HIS MIND

    I LOST IT

    GOODBYE FRIENDS


    It's...Goodbye World...not Goodbye Friends.
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    It was a good enough set-up episode. Enjoyed N's interactions with TR and Satoshi. Nice job establishing his thoughts and a little exposition on Reshiram and Zekrom. I mainly wonder if this power will impact anything heavily in the future, TR confrontation should have been a straight-up battle to make it more interesting. Probably would have enjoyed this episode more if I didn't see the sneak-peak clip of it yet. N felt a bit too regular at some scenes but that's okay, he was interesting enough to carry the episode. I'll probably enjoy his next episode more, but this one was dialogue-heavy which is why I wasn't hugely into it. But it was a fun episode.

    P.S. The way some were talking about Kibago being lost I thought he would:

    A.Be lost for a long while and not be gone for about ten seconds.

    B.He would actually be lost and not just walk away and then him and Pikachu get ambushed by TR.

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    I didn't expect to, but I did enjoy this episode.

    It was a pleasant debut for N, and showcased his personality, as a pensive, passionate person pretty well, in my view. I did like how they used Ash's dream of being a Pokemon Master to show discomfort as it's comprehendible, and a nice touch, since no one does really ever has a noticeable reaction towards it, at least in recent times. I can kind of see as to why they chose Reshiram to appear before N, even though I do think Zekrom's an easier choice- you know, seeing the honesty in relationships and that truthfulness as well as trust is the key to a perfect relationship with a Pokemon.
    I liked the gang's interactions, too. Ash being so proud about his and Pikachu's connection with food, and Iris slyly commenting on it was amusing in my opinion, and a nice typical setting. Dento's wariness and disbelief is also a good touch, and as is Ash's neutrality to this. I really like how they referenced Ash's encounter with Zekrom, I didn't think that would occur. I love the gang's brief silence when N says something compassionately to them before Ash tells him he is a Pokemon Master. Since, they are young, and such matters aren't something they'd probably dwell on with such a seriousness awareness everyday. I was very impressed at the berry slices in the dishes for the Pokemon as well as the pallets. Fancy, that. N exiting and Ash being worried about what he told him was also a great way to show how N is.
    The TRio luring in Kibago with berries, I thought, was kind of insightful to how he is a baby Pokemon, that would wander with not too consideration and a little coaxing. Also that Pikachu would notice, as he is next to him, and be concerned about him enough to follow him in the attempt to bring him back. I do think they show a bit of a personality in this episode, as well, when N calls them on stealing the Pokemon, and they're put out by it, which anyone'd be, if they're attempting to thieve, they don't want someone preaching at them. I'm glad he's there to witness TR at work; since he'd particularly detest it. How erratically N runs when he blocks the moves out of harm's way with his body, was very amusing. It was clever of Ash to trick the TRio into believing that Unfezant was aiming for Frillish, thus leaving the capsule open to be broken by Aerial Ace and Kibago helping out, too.
    Pikachu being poisoned was also a good touch, because intended or not, it would have just left him with the aliment. This helped to show N's communication with Pokemon being top notch, and I loved how he closes his eyes, but you think he's just wondering what to do without success, and the two Alomomola appear out from the water and assist to heal. Also, that N still gives an Oran berry to rejuvenate the Pokemon afterwards.
    The sunset scene was... interesting, yes, as with what Dogasu translated for N's statement, it does implement the Reshiram/Zekrom dynamic between N and Ash, like in the games, with N and the protagonist.
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    Default Re: BW 110 "A Friend...His Name is N!"

    One thing I found impressive was N commenting on Meowth's ability to talk in human words. Asking why he's talking in human speech when there are beautiful "pokemon language" - I'm pretty glad they touched on that part.

    Also, I like how they had N call Alomomolas from the sea to cure Pikachu of paralysis.

    And... N really likes to talk XDD When he was talking about his dreams, N was almost excited that he was talking faster every second XDD That was nicely done by the voice actor

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