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While Iris's win may have seem "cheap" to some, I still liked the battle and you have to remember that Pikachu was reset by the writers whether you like it or not. Plus, Iris did train hard with Drilbur/Excadrill before the series AND Ground-types have the advantage over Electric-types.
Also, I wish Iris had some character development to build up to her victory.
Now then, LET THE CONTROVERSY BEGIN!
Last edited by matt0044; 19th November 2011 at 11:22 AM.
Pikachu was only reset in the first episode, apart from a few losses, it's done pretty well since then. Ash has trained with Pikachu a lot as well and Ash has found ways over type advantages before, what with his strange ideas up his sleeves. So he could have used some here.
Speaking of Ash's ideas, I liked that spinning Iron Tail technique. Anyway, it was a pretty close battle in my opinion and I'm kind of glad that Iris won.
Iris didn't do any off-screen training to get to Ash's level.
As for this arc, it's would've been better if the writers took their time and focused on each (main) character, their Pokemon, their opponent and their battle each episode to develop everyone better. No need to cram everything into 4 episodes. Also Three on Three battles would've been good too.
For the post above me, there is a way for all kinds of Pokemon to lose, but that wasn't the way.
I really enjoyed this episode, even though I was kind of half-asleep while watching.
What delivery service did Iris say she was sending her Wings via to Dragon Village? I thought it was a Pokémon, but now I just can't remember.
Even more Misty parallel's:
Iris sending the feathers back home in delivery service reminds me of how Misty sent the princess dolls back to her Gym after she won them in the Princess festival episode.
Wow, the writers really drove the point home, didn't they?
pigeon service. Haw-haw-haw! XD
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Yeah, I still have no problems with this. I just find it unfortunate that Ash suffers a brainfart once they do get to Nimbasa. Even though this tournament was Iris's vehicle, it also showed that Ash is still plenty capable himself, it's just that the writers can't decide how to portray him.
Step into the Fairy circle
Oh, Ash. Just admit you screwed up. We won't look down on you because of it.
Maddie Blaustein, 1960-2008
You will be missed.