When I first heard about the episode, I thought it will be a flashback one. As soon as I saw TP, however, I though it will become more Team Plasma than flashback… It turned out 50-50, it seems. Okay with me.
The N flashbacks were nice because they are the only moment so far where N is more BW than B2W2. It was nice to see such aspects of him as well. All that talking with the girls at the Plasma part was useless, however. Annoyed me seeing those right inside the battle. (N/co got Colress’ role this time…)
I also noticed something else… N keeps saying: “Tomodachi no koe na”. We should really add it at the Catchphrases thread as N’s one
What I liked a lot was Gardevoir’s reaction to it being scanned by Ash’s Pokedex, and Pidove’s reaction of being touched by Iris.
Charizard not appering was a surprise, but since it’s 95% paired with Dragonite, the ep would seem too overfilled with those two out. This ep was given to the other of gang’s Pokes.
My real surprise, however, was… MAGNEZONE! This powerful-yet-non-showcased Poke has only appeared in one DP filler! I had lost all hope, yet it’s back in an important and it rocks! (well, it rocked until Uberchu beat it…) Still it was seen quite powerful for the bad guys to have! (Former Bulbapedia Editor-In-Chief MAGNEDETH definitely agrees with me…)
Lipeard/Ash’s Oshawott were indifferent, yet most of the other Pokes that appeared were nice additions. Cilan’s Pansage (hasn’t battled since BW099),Iris’ Excadrill, and Ash’s Pignite. This episode, together with the last one, equalized the Pokemon screentimes quite a part. Nice to see most Pokemon in action.
Finally, I surprised myself once again by forgetting Team Rocket. When I saw them NAPPING at the end of the episode, I was all about: “Heck, they were in the episode too!” . Not to mention that the BW Team Rocket was napping! Finally, some character! They did nothing!
N leaving the group is okay, but makes me wonder how will he appear in BW119 (he is supposed to appear, yet I don’t see him returning pre-climax the way he left)
Whatever, this ep that surprised me a lot is still one of BW’s best. 9,5/10 once again!
Good job, writers! Keep it this way till BW122!