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    Okay, I’m getting really tired of this. If I have to sit through another episode of Iris being an ass, then I’m going to detonate something! As this episode opens up, I already know where this is going. And it SUCKS!

    Why the hell should Emolga be watching Axew? We already know that thing is incompetent! Iris shouldn’t be leaving him regardless of whether Emolga watches him or not. I’m tired of Axew just being treated like a baby all the time and getting into trouble. And then Iris favors him and lets Emolga leave without even caring to figure out what happened.

    So Emolga has this fascination with the word “Emo”. It’s just really fun to hear everyone say “Emo” over and over.

    And what the hell was that random thing with Iris and Axew at the end? So she just starts screaming to Axew for NO REASON?! He wasn’t even in any danger! HE WAS STANDING STILL! Why was she making such a huge deal? And she can all of a sudden magically
    tell what happened? Are. You. Serious? DEM much? What the literal hell?

    I can’t even much say anything else. -_- I’ll give it a -26/10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Gaara View Post
    And what the hell was that random thing with Iris and Axew at the end? So she just starts screaming to Axew for NO REASON?! He wasn’t even in any danger! HE WAS STANDING STILL! Why was she making such a huge deal? And she can all of a sudden magically
    tell what happened? Are. You. Serious? DEM much? What the literal hell?
    That was Iris's ability to read the hearts of Dragon type Pokémon.

    Revealed in BW027 and this one Iris first showcased it in BW089.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Gaara View Post
    And what the hell was that random thing with Iris and Axew at the end? So she just starts screaming to Axew for NO REASON?! He wasn’t even in any danger! HE WAS STANDING STILL! Why was she making such a huge deal? And she can all of a sudden magically
    tell what happened? Are. You. Serious? DEM much? What the literal hell?
    That was Iris's ability to read the hearts of Dragon type Pokémon.

    Revealed in BW027 and this one Iris first showcased it in BW089.
    I know what it was, but, to be clearer, why has it here?! Why did this just randomly happen? It seemed way to DEM to me and I just hated the way they did it like that.

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    I REALLY Thought, this Episode was Good and Funny.

    Team Rocket IS ABSOLUTELY HISTORICAL IN THIS Episode, and them and ALL of there BW Pokemon were out and that was Nice to see.

    Iris WAS A COMPLETE *ITCH Here I Think, ACCUSING Emolga immediately for Hurting Axew before She could explain what happened.

    Emolga Probably is the Funniest thing in this Episode I Think. She was Cunning and Smart, was Good and Clever.

    Axew Crybaby as Usual but I did NOT Mind him this time, Him and Emolga are Cute together.

    Hw can I say about the Exploud, Oh Yeah, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HE IS A CANNABALIST RUN FOR YOUR LIVES.

    Iris seeing through Axew was Good, haven't seen that since she got Dragonite.

    WHY DID THE Writers have to have Alexa DO NOTHING WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Overall, I Give this Episode a 10/10 VERY Good and Team Rocket is at their Best I Think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Gaara View Post
    So Emolga has this fascination with the word “Emo”. It’s just really fun to hear everyone say “Emo” over and over.
    Jessie's "To denounce the evils of emo and love" was the best one of those lines, though I'm amazed a line like that made it in.

    Something I really don't like about the episode is that it reduced some of the Pokemon's characters to one thing - Oshawott appeared just to anger Pignite, Scraggy just to Headbutt Emolga - then being recalled to their Poke Balls not to be seen again.

    That said, at least they appeared in the episode, unlike the random absence of Stunfisk and Crustle from the group eating scene.

    Still annoys me that Axew is treated as a baby that needs to be watched yet he's strong enough to explode an Exploud and Iris keeps getting told she's raising him well and is on her path to being a Dragon Master.

    One of the weakest Da! episodes overall.

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    Did Jessie really said "To denounce the evils of emo and love"? LOL, how did a line like that made it in?
    And why are Iris and Ash they assuming their Pokémon are all friends between them when they clearly aren't?
    Unlike Sarah Natochenny, our current voice actor for Ash is not a sound-alike. The character's personality has also severely changed due to the voice actor switch.
    Please sign on "FIRMAR", and help us make Ash Ketchum's voice actor return! We Latin American fans would really appreciate it!

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    Team Gara basically hit the nail on the head when she complained about Axew being treated like a baby again and again. What makes me even more angry is the fact that although wonderful Cynthia deemed Axew mature and worthy of battling against her precious Garchomp, the writers seem to have gone back to seeing it as a baby that won't be safe without somebody constantly looking after it. Not a good way of developing a character at all if you ask me.

    As for the story itself, I liked the plot and I think it had potential but what really bugged me was the awful and exaggerated amount of screaming and shouting throughout the episode, especially all those many high-pitched voices that really made it hard to listen. Was that really necessary?

    As I said before, an episode with potential if only it had been a bit more mature.
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    Silly James, trying to use Stun Spore on Emolga. Don't you know electric types can't be paralyzed any more? :P

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    I always enjoy watching the Emolga/Snivy rivalry and I'm glad that it was present in this episode, albeit limitedly. I think Emolga made the episode entertaining, what with her "emo emo emo" fantasy thing and prettying herself up for the second motto (even though Meowth cut them off before she could do anything). I also really liked Meowth's "You don't wanna know" translation of Emolga and Snivy's little fight.

    But aside from Emolga, the rest of the episode wasn't too great. I admit that I completely forgot about Iris's heart reading ability and it seemed like a Deus Ex Machina when it happened this time. Doesn't she have to actually touch them or something? And was it really necessary to read Axew's heart to figure out what really happened? They had already considered that it wasn't Emolga's fault, so that should have been enough. Leaving Axew alone with Emolga of all the Pokémon was also not one of Iris's better decisions.

    The random wild Exploud reminded me of the Loudred from Gotta Dance!
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    This episode was ok. Team Rocket's motto with Emolga in this episode was both odd and interesting at the same time. Iris sure learned a lesson about knowing what really happens before placing the blame on someone. Although it was odd the way she was able to read Axew's heart from so far away, I think it was to show how close they had both become where she wouldn't have to be so close to be able to do that.

    Meowth was quite amusing in this episode, trying to keep up with all of the commotion with the angry Pokemon bickering back and forth, and Emolga telling Axew her real plan. His expressions were very funny at some points. It was nice to see Exploud have the final attack in mid-air to blast off Team Rocket after what they put it through.


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    So Iris can read Dragon's minds now. What is this sorcery?

    Quote Originally Posted by YamiiDenryuu View Post
    Silly James, trying to use Stun Spore on Emolga. Don't you know electric types can't be paralyzed any more? :P
    Not gen 6 in anime land yet ;o. Dubbed anime land at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muur View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by YamiiDenryuu View Post
    Silly James, trying to use Stun Spore on Emolga. Don't you know electric types can't be paralyzed any more? :P
    Not gen 6 in anime land yet ;o. Dubbed anime land at least.
    I am completely aware of that. The joke was that randomly changing mechanics like that would make no sense in the anime. :P

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    Terrible episode, TR was unbearable even by DA! standards, the episode seemed like a waste of time after you found out Emolga was tricking TR (you'd think Meowth of all characters would have known that), dialogue sucked, Axew was a bigger baby than ever.

    21/100.

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    This episode just plain proves something I've been saying for a while now: Don't jump to conclusions because if you do it can get you into a whole lot of trouble. In this case that would be emolga pretending to join team rocket (who should really go back to playing the exact same role they played in Unova for the rest of the series) which resulted in both her and axew getting locked up in a glass cage with pissed off exploud. And also at the end of episode Cilan tells Iris that she is one step closer to becoming a dragon master. I could not disagree with him about that anymore than I do now. In my opinion if she's just gong to jump to conclusions about her pokemon like that then has taken a huge step away from becoming a dragon master. So what do you guys think, do any of you agree with me about any of my opinions? That includes the part about team rocket.

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