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    Default Re: BW112 "Achroma VS Handsome! Plasma-dan's Conspiracy!!"

    I'm uncertain what this is setting up. Regardless, it's pretty good, what the antagonists should be. Pikachu overcoming the thing by the power of friendship was a lot quicker than I thought it would be. But evil Pika is pretty scary. Should it happen again and they make it stronger, will anyone be able to stand up to Pika? Even Charizard? Come on, Plasma, bring the army of evil pokemon. Also, is this how they're all going to be? If so, then I think I know how this saga is going to play out. It's Johto with evil villian plot instead of gyms as key plot points. Regardless, nothing but filler inbetween to pad this out to October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurott View Post
    It's Johto with evil villian plot instead of gyms as key plot points. Regardless, nothing but filler inbetween to pad this out to October.
    The main problem with this saga is that Ash and co. don't really have a goal. They just happen to encounter N and/or Team Plasma every now and then.

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    Default Re: BW112 "Achroma VS Handsome! Plasma-dan's Conspiracy!!"

    I guess this prooves that the postponed two-parter isn't postponed anymore, but instead officially banned.
    Hooray for the Fairy-type!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silktree View Post
    The main problem with this saga is that Ash and co. don't really have a goal.
    ...their goal is "meet up with Paparagi at the White Ruins/Dragonspiral Tower and hopefully get to meet Reshiram", as has been mentioned in like every episode so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamant View Post
    ...their goal is "meet up with Paparagi at the White Ruins/Dragonspiral Tower and hopefully get to meet Reshiram", as has been mentioned in like every episode so far.
    Which isn't a real goal as they haven't even explained why they're so interested in the White Ruins. Wanting to encounter Reshiram (for the second time if Movie 14 is supposed to be canon) doesn't justify traveling through Unova again, considering that they could easily take a boat to the vicinity of Icirrus City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silktree View Post
    Which isn't a real goal as they haven't even explained why they're so interested in the White Ruins
    They want to meet Reshiram. Pay attention.
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    So.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamant View Post
    They want to meet Reshiram. Pay attention.
    Which just leads to the obvious next question: Why are they so interested in Reshiram? Ash has never had his goal be focused on a particular Pokémon. If they knew about Ghestsis' plans to control Reshiram, that would be a different story. But as of right now, their motivation leaves a lot to be desired.

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    Default Re: BW112 "Achroma VS Handsome! Plasma-dan's Conspiracy!!"

    Maybe. But that IS the entire explanation.
    So.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamant View Post
    Maybe. But that IS the entire explanation.
    I was well aware of that without your pointing it out. My point is that it is a poor explanation, official though it may be.

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    Default Re: BW112 "Achroma VS Handsome! Plasma-dan's Conspiracy!!"

    Ash is interested in meeting Reshiram because he met Zekrom in BW001, and there's a connection between the two Pokemon.

    Quote Originally Posted by LDEJRuff View Post
    I guess this prooves that the postponed two-parter isn't postponed anymore, but instead officially banned.
    Or it could mean they're being retconned into the current timeframe ala the fishing episode, like the Episode N opening suggests.
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    Default Re: BW112 "Achroma VS Handsome! Plasma-dan's Conspiracy!!"

    Holy shit. This episode was awesome!
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    "Playing around?" Wrong.

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    Default Re: BW112 "Achroma VS Handsome! Plasma-dan's Conspiracy!!"

    For an episode entitled "Colress VS Looker," there weren't too many moments in which the characters directly opposed one another. Really, the only confrontation the two characters had in this episode was between the radio signals that their machines sent out, in which Looker's machine was easily overwhelmed by Colress' pokemon power amplification device.

    Aside from Team Plasma making their debut in the anime, this episode didn't stand out too much. It was nice to see Iris finally sending her Axew out to battle alongside Pikachu (something that should have happened a long, long time ago), but since there were only two Team Plasma grunts/pokemon and only four pokemon that Team Plasma controlled with the power device, the battles were conducted in duos. That meant that Cilan and Looker hardly contributed much of anything to the episode, which left a sour taste in my mouth.

    The writers also failed to explain the significance of the control devices on the pokemon. At first it appeared that those devices were implanted to control the pokemon that are affected by the radio signal, but even the wild pokemon and the pokemon belonging to trainers in Flocessy Town were shown to be affected without those devices, although they were farther away from the signal's source. And why didn't Colress use the control device on Axew as well, since he was also out?

    TRio also played some significant role in this episode, although their interactions were borderline comedic and serious. At first it felt that TRio was handled very seriously when they decided to hack Colress' data, but then they were easily overwhelmed when Team Plasma attacked them with a missile, and they blasted off here. It is also nice for the writers to remind us that Meowth is a pokemon and can use attacks, because Jessie and James used a metal brace to tie Meowth's limbs so he could not use Fury Swipes on them.

    Overall, an average episode. Next week's episode should be one of my favorites for obvious reasons.

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    It's nice to see that Team Rocket's Blast Off is officially back.
    TRio had been "blasting off again" since the start of Episode N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karamazov View Post
    Holy shit. This episode was awesome!
    Best of Episode N (so far)

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    Default Re: BW112 "Achroma VS Handsome! Plasma-dan's Conspiracy!!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Silktree View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Samurott View Post
    It's Johto with evil villian plot instead of gyms as key plot points. Regardless, nothing but filler inbetween to pad this out to October.
    The main problem with this saga is that Ash and co. don't really have a goal. They just happen to encounter N and/or Team Plasma every now and then.
    I don't see how trying to collect badges/ribbons/symbols is the only thing that constitutes as a reason for traveling.

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    Default Re: BW112 "Achroma VS Handsome! Plasma-dan's Conspiracy!!"

    It's been a thing for quite a while that Ash wants to meet as many people and Pokemon as he can on his journey, as last mentioned (I think?) in the Sawsbuck photography episode. Going to see Reshiram and the White Ruins is a perfectly good reason for him to keep traveling around Unova.

    And it's never been confirmed that either of the Victini movies are "canon"... or which one of them is, for that matter.

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