Now about this episode, why are there three trainers in the title, and "Last Battle" is used for that? I'm not understanding even the logic behind this title, never mind the type logic in BW...
Last edited by ivantuga2; 26th July 2012 at 07:15 PM.
If this Title and shit Best Wishes as a whole taught me anything, it's that when you have to use a whole tournament just to make characters that are lacking look good, then from the start it really wasn't meant to be.
You see it all the time on TV dramas. A stable relationship with two likeable characters gets ruined when one of these characters in the relationship is made so unlikeable to where the other person is nothing but forced to break up with them later on inevitably. They say it is for good reason, but really it is forced writing. It's kind of how I feel with this whole episode even though it hasn't aired yet.
If it was so real and unrushed why not include Stephan and Bianca as competitors? Why not have Dawn get 3 battles instead of 2?
Anything worth having is worth working hard for. With all 3 finalists in the episode title, you can point out at least 3 things they've done in the past that go against this logic and that's what stinks....
Well in the case of type-matching by attack rather than pokemon then it would make sense if Ice-type attacks are deflected or repeled by a simple Flamethrower from Dragonite. So i would say the battles themselves potentially have a bit of logic behind them because remember, it shouldn't be the pokemon that determine type advantages but the moves that they use that do so. One of the reasons i liked Paul as well as DP series as a whole is that sometime people would use a type with no correlation whatsoever to the opponent's type.
Example:Say when Paul sent out Electabuzz on Brandon's Regirock, Electric moves deal normal damage against Rock types and vice-versa yet Paul was planning to use Brick Break, a super-effective fighting type move which in theory if not in actuality, should deal more damage to Regirock sue to type-advantage of move. So Iris may be aware of Dragonite's weakness to Ice and may be planning to use Flamethrower as an ace in the hole move for opposing the Ice types, so while this makes it so Ice type mons have a 4x type advantage against Dragonite, they still have to contend with Flamethrower which gives Dragonite a 2x type advantage to them as well. No lets look at how well those two types match in the form of attack type vs attack type rather than pokemon type vs attack type. Fire does have the advantage over Ice in type advantage so in theory Flamethrower should overpower any Ice type move under normal circumstances. so i would say that the battles between Iris vs Georgia/Dawn had some logic applied in that sense. However I believe that Iris making it this far still seems questionable if Iris has trouble getting Dragonite to obey her commands.
I will say this, here is hoping for a Trip vs Iris in the finals, maybe Trip can finally take that morbidly o' beast dragon down a few pegs once and for all. Although im hoping Iris trounces Ash first, if only to not make Ash lose to Trip directly before the league
Last edited by Five-Gate Omega; 27th July 2012 at 05:54 AM.
I full faith Iris will lose I think in the semis they are not going to have her win twice and they have to make Ash look like a decent trainer somehow
Nyanners is love. Nyanners is life.
If it does come to Waruvile evolving and facing Kairyuu I really don't think it should learn a Dragon move to beat it because that sounds like bad writing to me when an actual strategy in place would be better.
Don't know why but this guide (it's TV Taro, I think) doesn't have "Satoshi, Iris, and Shooty" part in the title, it's just "The Last Battle!!".
With Dragonite's Flamethrower stopping almost any Ice type move in the tournament, a Dragon typed move like Dragon Claw would be great for Krokorok to learn here if it can avoid those Ice Beams. Hell, that reptile beat Brycen's Beartic who IMO is stronger that Georgia's, so I'm pretty sure Kroko's got a good chance here. An evolution would be even better too.
The writers are going to have a pull a rabbit out of their hats for Ash to win this one believably, assuming they want him to win.