I'm really excited that we're finally getting to see Cheren, and as a gym leader at that, I'm glad they're going with his BW2 design.
But wow, I really hope we get some type of flash back where Cheren talks about his Pokemon journey, I doubt he'd mention that he knows Bianca since they seem to be on different time frames than they are in the games so maybe they don't in the animeverse. I wonder if this is going to be his first battle as gym leader, like it was in the games, too?
I'm more excited by the Shinx.
Considering N is going to be watching the battle, I wonder how he will react to Ash pushing a Pokemon beyond its limits again just by encouraging it instead of doing the right thing and recalling it early - or will Ash suddenly have fixed this flaw that cost him (most recently among dozens of examples) Pignite against Cameron, just so that N sees Ash as a trainer of the ideals he doesn't really practice?
It's nice to know that N will probably be watching Ash's Gym battle, along with Iris and Cilan.
Isn't the battle supposed to take place outside? The change in scenery was probably for the opening only.
New images from Dengeki for Kids.
Cheren's Herdier knows Thunder Fang
Last edited by G50; 19th January 2013 at 12:51 AM.
Cheren is way better than Bianca IMO, I guess they were just waiting till BW2 to show his face. I liked his quirks in the game so hopefully they don't dumb him down to much.
well since this has a trainer school episode, are we going to find a missing poliwag, a kid who is afraid of pokemon, and Ash battling a Nosepass...i mean Herdier to get the Stone..i mean Basic badge? i jsut hope ash doesnt have a hard time battling Roxanne.. i mean Cheren. i feel this episode is taking the plot from a previous one. just a hunch. i wasnt impressed with Ash's battle with roxanne and all of the hints point this episode down the same path.
Well ideally the story would involve Iris trying again at taking some classes now she's been on a journey for a while and isn't such a kid anymore.
I just hope they dont make cheren's personality like they did in that trailer... If he still acts in that over dramatic like "this will be the battle of the freaking century to remember" i will unleash MY rage.
Because i have VERY high expectaitions for this arc and if we get yet another happy bubbly episode with a Marlon style battle and because Cheren isnt one of my higly reguarded characters, my reaction would be pretty close to this.
With all of the given info, this episode is not going to be a highly reguarded one by me, but that may change when it actually comes out. only time will tell
So, N does stay with them for a while? Is he curious about Ash treats his Pokemon? Another school type episode eh? Meh, well at least Ash gets to battle Cheren.
Ash fan. Multi Ash shipper =]
Definitely seems very late to introduce another gymleader. My reaction to Ash having another gym battle despite already having all his badges and having competed in the league: He's pulling a season 1 Gary Oak! Yep, I actually remembered how Gary won ten kanto badges despite needing only eight just for some extra experience. XD
Have these summaries been posted before?