When Nurse Joy spoke to him at the end, did he straight away agree or think about it beforehand?
DP 190 "Pokémon Doctor - Takeshi!"
On the way to Futaba Town, Satoshi and Co. meet Nozoko, the caregiver of a group of baby Pokémon. After some Dokukurage chase Rocket Gang onto the group's ship, the baby Pokémon become poisoned and with no doctor on board, Takeshi proceeds to nurse them. Pinpuku helps as well in providing medicine made with berries. A Pichu was in the worst condition and was hard to deal with. Pinpuku tries to feed it medicine, but in the process evolves into Lucky. Lucky then proceeds to heal Pichu with what appears to be Softboiled. Nurse Joy then boards the ship and commends Takeshi's actions, while suggesting he becomes a doctor.
This episode seemed to be a typical Takeshi-focused one, but with the significance of being his last. It was nice to see that he has made-up his mind with becoming a doctor. We got a chance to hear Kaze to Issho ni and a variety of Drkrai music. Overall this episode deserves an 8.4/10.
He actually doesn't; that's why he and his friends had to spend half the episode searching every nook and cranny of the ship for whatever Berries they could salvage.Originally Posted by V Faction
He's just thinking about it at this moment. The dialogue implies that the thought of being a Pokemon Doctor had never really crossed his mind before.Originally Posted by Bubblewrap
Poison is the bane of all Nuzlockers, so don't just call it a 'tiny annoyance' especially in a challenge where fainting equals death.
On-topic, it took long enough for an evolution, yet it still can't save stale ol' Brock.
Chansey it somehow cheapens the experience.
A show run by Nuzlocke rules would be very intriguing.
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This episode was really wonderful and one of the better Brock-centric episodes IMO. The fact that he put a lot of work and effort while trying to heal those baby Pokémon, really makes it seem like he was a Pokémon doctor all the time. It seems like Happiny only evolved in order to help Pichu and the others, but besides that, Happiny could have evolved long time ago. Oh, and I really really liked the BGM which played, it was so soothing and touching at the same time.
Overall, it was a great episode and a nice conclusion for Brock although he doesn't leave until the next episode. That reminds me, did we ever get such sort of episode in previous sagas?
Quick question: is this the first time we've seen Softboiled in the animé?
Ok, seriously, what is up with all this Rocket screen time as of late? This is supposed to be Takeshi's time, but they hogged like half the episode! Are they getting completely new personalities in BW, and this is the writers way of saying goodbye? It's really beyond annoying at this point.
The rest of the episode was kind of weird. It just kind of meandered along with Takeshi trying to heal the Pokemon, then Pinpuku finally evolving, then Takeshi not being sure what to do. I was hoping for something a bit more substantial, but it was still an enjoyable episode.
What trouble those bottlecaps cause...
That's sort of out of character for Brock
From a character perspective, it seems a strange time for a Nurse Joy to throw that idea out now after all the other injured Pokémon he has helped over the years. But maybe we're only hearing it now because Brock is suddenly ready to become a productive member of society.
Though it would have been far more appropriate to treat him like Misty and have a phone call in the last episode to leave him stuck in the Gym forever. His parents are unreliable enough...
Ah well, it's just nice to get a Brock episode as the penultimate episode of the series. I would have liked to have seen Blissey but I guess there's time for that if he temporarily returns in BW.
Chansey. I said bonus points if it evos, so +2 for them wrapping up everything they possibly could for Brock. I can't say that I was too impressed by this ep, though, as it seems anticlimactic in some ways. Get rid of Tentacruel, just throw the bottlecap back into the sea. Blast off TR? Have Happiny sock them to the moon. TR did steal the show, though. I can't say I expected much of this ep anyway, so no real loss.
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