Very nice episode to be realistic. Excellent showcase of Eevee and its evolutionary partners. I liked the part where Eevee has participated and liked more in which eevee was waving its ears like wings.. very adorable:):) love the animation. most importantly its explained why virgil had more than 6 pokes. When in his ranch he had more than 6, but when he came to dam for the rescue mission he had only 6(eevee,vaporeon,flareon,jolteon,umbreon nd glaceon).. its like when Ash is at oak's lab.. but stil questions remain on how Virgil wil manage to use his pokes in the league also the fact that Ash knows what pokes he wil try to bring in the league but on other hand virgil doesnt know more of Ash's pokes.
Last edited by Rajagopal90; 18th November 2012 at 10:41 AM.
Does anyone have the link for the preview that played at the end of this?
Okay, Virgil using Glaceon and Umbreons abilities in unison to make an ice key was pretty damn cool.
Haven't seen that before.
Last edited by Hellwarden; 19th November 2012 at 11:52 AM.
Nice episode overall, loved to see these overrated foxes/whatever they are. And I don't mind seeing more Thunders, as it is my favorite eeveelution and one of my favorite Pokémon overall.
I'm not going to post a big episode review for this week's episode like I had in the past. Aside from the fact that the Eeveelutions were seen together at once in this episode, it hardly stood out in any way. I liked seeing Virgil use his Eeveelutions simultaneously to overcome natural and physical objects; his rescue team reminded me of what Pokemon rangers had done in AG and DP.
The best part of this episode, imo, was that this episode was not entirely focused on Virgil, like episodes in the past had attempted to "glorify" some of Ash's other league-debuting rivals. Virgil's brother, Davey, contributed a lot in this episode as well; he was the one who had actually solved the Cryogonal crisis by using his Darmanitan to free the young Cryogonal stuck in the power plant's metal pipes.
I would have wanted to see more episodes of Virgil commanding all of the Eevees at a team, instead of just skipping right to the league competition in which Virgil will most likely use the Eevees only in single battles. I felt bad for Leafeon, who had to be left out of both rescue missions because it wasn't going to be of much help against the Ice-type Cryogonal. We did see Zoey use a Leafeon during her battle against Nando in the Sinnoh Grand Festival, but I felt that this relatively new Eeveelution deserved a bit more screentime (unlike pokemon like the three first-gen Eeveelutions, who had plenty of episodes in the past).
This episode was average.
To be completely honest, Ash and Virgil only know a few attacks of certain pokemon. Ash only knows that Eevee can use Dig, Helping Hand, and Protect; Vaporeon can use Bubblebeam; Jolteon can use Thunderbolt; Flareon can use Flamethrower; Umbreon can use Flash, Psychic, and Shadow Ball; Glaceon can use Icy Wind and Ice Beam; and Espeon can use Psychic. He doesn't know what Leafeon can do considering that Virgil had not brought it along with him on either of his rescue operations in this episode. Each of Virgil's pokemon have at least one more move that they had not used, so Ash is not completely aware of the Eevees' potential.
I say that Ash and Virgil are on even footing here. Virgil has pokemon of eight different types, and some of them (at least Eevee, Umbreon, and Vaporeon) are shown to use many moves of types different from their own. Virgil has attacking coverage on at least fifteen different types; Ash only owns one pokemon (Scraggy) that is not completely weak to any of the Eeveelution's moves (assuming Leafeon knows grass-type moves, which will cover Palpitoad's sole weakness to Grass).
Furthermore, Virgil has excellent command over his pokemon, having raised them from when he was just a young child. From their experience in the rescue operations, Virgil s able to get the Eevees to respond quickly to his commands, and these pokemon are used to working together. His Eevee especially is able to support the other pokemon with Helping Hand and Protect. Meanwhile, very few of Ash's Unova pokemon have cooperated alongside one another on this level; at least two of them (Pignite and Oshawott) still have a feud. Ash and Virgil might be on equal footing for a single battle, but if the writers decide to incorporate double, triple, or rotational battles in this league, Virgil will definitely have an advantage over Ash.
Last edited by Ampharos King; 18th November 2012 at 05:56 PM.
Nice to see more of the Eeveelution's. Hopefully Leafeon will be used more in the league
1. Ash doesnt knew entirely about Harrison,Tyson,Paul and Tobias pokes(exceptions: Ritchie,Gary,Morrison).
Harrison-Blaziken(Gen III used in Gen II)
Tyson-Metagross,Meowth(Ash doesnt know much about both)
Paul-Ninjask,Froslass(both out of the box)
I honestly accept your point even if he knows abt rivals pokemon attacks nd strategies its hard to manage a win.
2. Other than Hoenn we havent seen double battles in the league. So its a matter of question on how Virgil wil adopt to single battles.. Double battles in Unova may be highly doubtful but u cant put anything out of frame as this series ""Best Wishes"" seems very unpredictable.
To be fair we saw paul capture ninjask onscreen so that was explainable. Although I thought torterra over drapion would have worked better. They could have still given gliscor the moment of glory and we can see how badly ash fails at using torterra so it was a win win.
Also I just saw this ep in its entirety and I loved it, Virgil seems like a more mature and less impulsive trainer than any of Ash's rivals. The heighet difference will also play a huge role as well. And so I thought eevee was the mascot but then it turned out eevee was just the little kid of the team who is trying to prove itself lol.
This episode was average
This episode received a 5.8 rating.