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    Default Re: S16 EP30 "The Island of Illusions!"

    I thought this episode was cute! That line by Ash to Iris was indeed hilarious lol. "Don't get technical" lol.

    I feel kind of dumb for not figuring out that it was a Zoroark behind all the shenanigans for awhile though. xP And Team Rocket's presence felt rather unnecessary, but besides that, great episode. :D

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    I don't know why, but it annoys me to no end how they made a big deal out of some gigantic shadow they saw.

    Group: "Waah!! We saw a humongous shadow!"
    Group member #1: "Don't worry guys, I'm sure we were just seeing things; you know, due to this thick fog."
    Group member #2: "You're right! Let's stop at the next island and see if anyone knows anything about it!! :D"

    Whyyy? Why would they do that? I mean, I understand this is a kid's show, but surely they could've done better. Like making a whole episode based on some serious incident or a tournament. But... making a big deal about a shadow? If I saw my dead dog walking around being transparent in a thick fog early in the morning, I would get the f*ck out of there instead of knocking on the nearest door and asking, "Hey neighbor, ever saw my dead dog walking around here?"

    Surely they could've introduced the character of the day first to get a good story going, but nooo~ "Let's introduce the character of the day at half the episode!! :D"

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    Default Re: S16 EP30 "The Island of Illusions!"

    I really liked this episode when it aired in Japan, and the dub does fine job (expect with replacing those bgms). Zoroark's story really got me.

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    Default Re: S16 EP30 "The Island of Illusions!"

    I enjoyed the episode, if only because I'm very fond of the Zorua and Zoroark line! And I'm a sucker for heartwarming stories, it doesn't take much for me to get invested.

    ... oh, and the big, gravelly-voiced man Ash mistook for a Snorlax. xDD The episode had cute animation and funny scenes!

    ( Oh, and everyone pulling their weight around, renovaitng, while Cilan just sticks flowers in a vase. xDD )

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    Still haven't found an answer to my questions. I guess those two scenes I was talking about were just (unintentional?) mistakes made by the writers.
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    Default Re: S16 EP30 "The Island of Illusions!"

    Yeesh, now I REALLY feel sorry for Zoroark

    It's bad enough it went from being the Badass of Gen 5 to being completely forgotten (while Zorua was crammed in our faces for a while), but to get an episode THIS late in the saga and barely get any screentime as itself?

    That's proof that Arceus just hates some people.

    That's said, I did like that bit with Snorlax-man, that Zoroark could talk in human form and that the TRio upgraded to a sub of a water Pokémon that's worth something

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    Default Re: S16 EP30 "The Island of Illusions!"

    That thing with the "Snorlax" that turned out to be a guy was funny. The Nurse Joy/Audino switcheroo seemed to go on a little too long, and I'm not sure what the big deal was about getting onto or off of the small island when they have a Charizard and a Dragonite who, between them, should have easily been able to carry them across. Overall though, heartwarming stories like this are always nice. It's always interesting to see how intelligent Pokemon can be too. Zoroark learned how to make at least basic medicine from Nurse Joy and kept doing it for the wild Pokemon. Sure, its technique was a little rough around the edges, being a Pokemon and all, but the end result was just as effective. You'd think someone who prides himself on his detective skills like Cilan would have figured things out, but oh well. The events of this episode were a lot weirder than a gem theft, you have to admit. :p

    Regarding Zoroark being able to talk while disguised as Nurse Joy, it was all part of the illusion. Since they could not only see, but also smell and hear the giant Heatmor attacking and the apparent forest fire, it stands to reason that Zoroark would be able to make them hear "Nurse Joy" speaking as well, at least relevant lines that it can remember her saying.
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