Going back to Regice vs Pikachu: its obvious that the show mentions or even shows Pikachu showing recoil damage when they want to. Seriously after all the damage taken from that direct Ice Beam that froze it, multiple Focus Punches and some damage from that Blizzard attack, the recoil of taking out a fully healed Regice should have taken it out of the match, but seriously the first time we really see recoil damage from Pikachu is during the Sinnoh League match with Paul and electric sparks fly off of Pikachu and it shows pain after using Volt Tackle
Pikachu jumps on its back (Meaning Latios couldn't attack) firing multiple Thunderbolts (but then Light Screen cut the damage in half) regardless the damaged added up for the finish collision and both were knocked out. In this battle, Panpour's defensive tactics kept Pikachu from attacking at all (seem familiar?) and then with Water Gun and Scratch won the match.
2 things that pissed me off:
1. Weak moves like Water Gun and Scratch no matter how many times fired knocking of Pikachu like that? Ha, looking back at that Flint battle how much damaged Infernape inflicted before it even fainted come on now writers.
2. All of those Scratch attacks and Static wasn't even activated! They were better off throwing Pidove into the match instead of making Pikachu take a fall like this, the lost to Snivy was bad enough
Oh yeah, that bear should have went down. Bulk Up did raise its Defense so that Hi Jump Kick not finishing it off is sort of understandable but for it to take Close Combat, Blaze AND Mega Kick not to mention its own Focus Blast is ridiculous. Guess it was trying to copy the magna where Jun loses to Koya's Absol in a 3 on 3 in the league without landing a hit, not to mention Abson took out his Staraptor, Torterra and Dragonite in one hit each.
Also, the constant recoil damage from Flare Blitz isn't shown but then again knocking out Buizel probably didn't cause too much damage to be honest. Yeah, I wish Ash did do better but I liked the Infernape and Buziel matches when they lost to Flint's a lot better than Pikachu lasting THAT long without fainting.
True, it was unbelievable that Volkner would come back into action like that. It was all about how Ash relates to almost EVERY adult in the series when they were a kid and it magically gives them that spirit back again...
What's is up with one of ashes friends always downplaying the elite four. I remember when ash fought drake it was pikachu vs shelgon and pikachu was attacking and shelgon just stand their like the badass it is and may said that '' I guess just being part of the elite four doesn't mean your not all that strong". FACEPALM -__-
Ash vs winona was stupid battle. Grovyle vs altaria and Swellow vs Swellow
I liked the Winona battle ONLY because of Grovyle looking badass and winning against Altaria and honestly, I think that's the reason why Ash chose him to battle Drake's Altaria. I mean he could have actually choose him for the reason of using the masts of the ship like tree branches but still. Drake pointed out how he was overconfident and that is probably why he did choose Grovyle thinknig "I beat one before and Grovyle can beat one again."
Yea ashes overconfidence is his biggest weakness as a trainer but he always wins by luck or bs. hahaha
I think Ash is at his worst in BS fights and overconfidence when it comes to fighting a rival that he "hates" basically someone that isn't caffeine happy or friendly every time Ash gets up in their face to say Hello and if they don't he act "polite" he automatically challenges them to a battle and gets his ass handed to him, then says "What was that?!" in his bitchy voice whenever they say something he doesn't like and I'm thinking "Dude, he was right in your face when he said it what in the world do you want them to repeat how weak and pathetic you are for?" Man, Ash acts like a little bitch most of the time...
DP was good outside of Paul battles because Ash really did get some good wins under his belt both in and out of gym battles. Unova...
Seriously he has the worst track record in tournaments and battles with COTD or rivals for that matter. Most of the battles that come off the top of my head are either loses or ties. I think he only won a handful (not counting tournament or gym matches) of battles and if he did it was extremely rushed or something.
Pikachu vs Magikarp
That battle made me laugh out loud
Any of Ash's "aim for the horn/mouth" battles against ground types like Rhydon.
Also, not sure if this counts, but when you lose because your pokemon goes to sleep. I mean it IS a status condition, not a faint
5. Pikachu vs Serperior[/QUOTE]
THIS. This is by the far the most bullshit battle i have ever seen pikachu gets hit about 10 times with super effective attacks leaf blade i think it was, then gets strangled by bind for around 5 minutes but still 1 hit KOs serperior with its Only attack which is "not very effective"
are you serious ??
Ash, Dent vs Prof Juniper and Bel
It seems like it was set up for Bel's actual first win in the series but then Dent pulled some BS with a double KO with Rock Wrecker.
It's official: the writers FUCKING HATE TRIP :dead:Quote:
are you serious ??
Speaking of "BS" I really hate how in the BW series they seemed to have eliminated the whole "recharge" time after a move like Hyper Beam or its variations. I know in previous seasons its been done before but in Unova its been thrown out of the window more often than not.
Tepig vs. Herdier in the 2nd gym. Seriously, standing up to Giga Impact with Flame Charge? Heck, earlier in the battle I think it was hit by one but it wasn't knocked out.
Notice that the match was called off and Pikachu didn't have a chance to use Volt Tackle. Guess even the writers couldn't have BS'd a way for Magikarp to get out of that one.
Pikachu took all of that damage and one-shot knock out on its opponent (well 2 shot if you consider that Pikachu used a combo move). I mean yeah, Ash HAD to beat Trip but I was hoping for a full battle or something but we got this crappy first round. So, let me get this straight:
Ash calls back Pikachu against Skyla because he felt that even though Pikachu didn't get knocked out by Swanna's attacks it still should be considered unable to battle because it was tired and took a lot of damage. But here Ash just stands there until Pikachu is squeezed so tight that he turns blue in the face. Seriously, if Trip didn't call for Serperior to loosen its grip for the next attack I don't know what would have happened.
Some may argue that in the gym battle Ash still had one Pokemon to use and he could just re-challenge Skyla if he lost as opposed to the league where if he lost that was it all 8 badges were "earned" for nothing. Still, that's his best friend being squeezed so hard that I was sure Pikachu's head was about to pop off like a wine cork.
Multiple Dragon Tails, Wrap, Energy Ball all hit its mark but Pikachu failed to do any damage or land a hit. Thunderbolt was close, but Serperior stuck its tail in the ground to avoid the shock and all damage (good call by Trip by the way).
Iron Tail was outclassed when it collided with Dragon Tail which was no surprise considering that Serperior had a major size advantage so Dragon Tail had more power behind it. So, you're telling me that just because Electro Ball was combined with Iron Tail it was not juts enough to overpower Dragon Tail but also do enough damage to defeat Serperior in one shot with a not very effective move?
The way I see it both Dragon Tail and Iron Tail collided but the explosion obviously came from the Electro Ball when it made contact with Serperior. If that's the case it still doesn't make sense for it to be enough to knock out Serperior. That was seriously bad writing.
It would have been more "believable" if Pikachu did damage beforehand to somewhat give the impression that yeah both Pokemon were tired from damage and the match could have gone either way. Besides, we didn't' see Serperior's 4th move, it was probably Frenzy Plant since the downloadable tournament has that as its last move.
Ash vs pryce
Pikachu vs Piloswine
how did pikachu's electric attacks effect piloswine who is part ground type? Bad writing indeed.