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Serebii
18th August 2006, 2:25 PM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/NextOn/464.jpgThe Pokémon Center is Very Busy!

While training outside the Pokémon Center, Ash prepares his Pok?mon for a rematch against Brandon in the Battle Pyramid. However while at the Center, the Nurse Joy ends up falling ill. To make things worse, there is an accident and many Pokemon need help. It's up to Ash & Co. to help out. However Team Rocket has their eyes on the Pokemon...

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S.Suikun
18th August 2006, 8:09 PM
Holy crap, that was one gigantic Whismur. Not as much Brock action as I would have liked, as a lot of the attention was focused on Ash, filler boy, and the stray Bagon. We got an appearance by Brandon's referee, though.

Dark Cacturne
18th August 2006, 8:19 PM
Really..two thumbs up for this episode! I love the stray bagon, so cute!

AmeldaS
18th August 2006, 10:14 PM
http://i7.*******.com/24y0a4w.jpg

Can someone please explain me why at the end of the episode, in this scene, Ash so surprise? What were they talking about?

thanks.

Flamez
18th August 2006, 10:40 PM
Seen the episode.
AmeldaS I think the referee says that brandon is back and thats what gets Ash excited cuz now he can have his rematch. Im sure thats what they were talking about.

Good to see Ash training Aipom.
Max bonding with the whismur sweet when its crying Max just gives it alittle pat/rub and it feels better.
When May touches Larvitar on the back it just uses sandstorm to blow her back. It does the same to Prof. Oak. At the end its cool with May.

Overall a pretty good episode. Brock doesnt show ANY SIGN of staying or wanting to stay. So all the people who said its pretty much a guarantee that brock will stay with Nurse Joy seem to be wrong.

The Big Al
19th August 2006, 1:42 AM
In an almost Warner Brothers style accident, Team Rocket caused the chaos that occupied our heroes for this episode.

We still don't know about Brock, but we have a few episodes left before the finally leave the area.

Looks to be a busy episode (no pun intended) and I'll have to see it in motion.

Blazken
19th August 2006, 2:33 AM
I like this ep becase it gave everyone somthing to do Ash getting bragon, May with Larvtar Max feeding the Pokemon and Prof. OAK and Brock doing Nurse Joy Job. Oh And Scout fixes the Bus. The one thing is I'm a litter disponit in that it was olny six pokemon the way I thout is that there was going to be like 50 pokemon there but i guss this is more real

Umi Mizuno
19th August 2006, 3:36 AM
Aww, I actually thought this would be an episode where a Nurse Joy would end up liking Brock. Sadly, that didn't happend. :< Not much going on but the Wooper was adorable. ^.^ Larvitar, acted as expected, not suprising after seeing Ash's Larvitar back then.

Akaba
19th August 2006, 4:46 AM
I thought this episode was boring.

Really, I found no real 'fun' or 'excitement' in this episode. Joi gets sick and such, and we have some side mission and such with some crazy Rocket scheme like always. And Takeshi and Joi have no real 'love' interaction, so I totally don't see Takeshi getting bumped off that way, anymore anyways.

So yeah - this episode does nothing for me.

Bulba the Great!
19th August 2006, 6:26 AM
Anyone find it odd that Satoshi is training Pikachu, Aipom, Jukain, and Heigani at the beginning of the episode, but not Donfan or Ohsubame? Could it be he was going to use these guys against Jindai but will have a brain fart in the next one and call in the Kanto trio instead? Or could THIS be the team he starts with in Shinou? Or could the animators have forgotten Donfan exists? Did I just forget Ohsubame exists? Or was Donfan underground and the bird in the air? ...

...

So many possibilities.

Yay Takeshi.

Cheers!
~Bulbs ;001;

Flamez
19th August 2006, 7:37 AM
^^ Or donphan and swellow could be at oak's. *gasps*

Geodude
19th August 2006, 7:58 AM
He was clearly working on long-distance attacks. Donphan and Swellow don't really have any (Donphan's Hidden Power and Hyper Beam are kind of more like backups, those two Pokemon are both mainly physical attackers), so Ash was working with the Pokemon that use those attacks more often.

Ashy Boy
19th August 2006, 10:37 AM
The episode wasn't that bad, but it was predictable to see TR trying to steal Pokemon only to be easily thwarted by Ash & co.

Yamato-san
19th August 2006, 11:20 AM
what the hell is a Marumine doing sleeping in a tree? I mean, leaving aside the questions of just what that Pokemon's natural habitat is supposed to be, I don't think that a ball could get up a tree. If they needed an exploder, wouldn't a Kunugidama make more sense? God knows we haven't seen one of those since Takeshi's evolved.

Speaking of Takeshi, I noticed something interesting about this episode: it seems they showed off Upa's Water Absorb characteristic. It wasn't actually stated, but it looked that way when Takeshi's Numacraw healed the wound on its tail by squirting water. And god damn... that Lucky better evolve into a Hapinasu before they leave that Pokemon Center. On the "needs showcasing" scale, that Pokemon seems to be around the same level as Nokotchi, and this is the friggin' perfect opportunity to show it.

Um... yeah, three things to say about this episode (two if you disclude my comment about Lucky's evolution, having already said it once or twice before). And I come on here to see only 12 posts (I'm usually late since I wait to actually watch the episode, plus I browse other sections of the forum first).... not a whole lot went on here, did it? Well, I guess I could comment how f***ing pointless that Tatsubay subplot seemed to be (BTW, did anyone notice that the first filler character associated with Tatsubay was named "Michelle", and now this guy is named "Mike"?). Crap like this popping up near the supposed end of the saga makes you wish they could just devote more time to the important stuff (though, that probably doesn't matter to me now that the writers screwed everything with their 1st gen fanservice -_-... and the pacing with Jindai was going so well). Wait, Takeshi seemed to have a conversation with Ookido, and tried treating Tatsubay.... though the scenes in question were freakishly short for the length of this episode, they could be worthwhile.... oh, for god's sake, let this be an indication that he's gonna leave already.

The Benmeister
19th August 2006, 11:41 AM
Well, this wasn't a terrible episode. I liked the bondage between May and Larvitar, but of course my favourite two of those Pokemon (Seedot and Swinub) were the ones least shown. I suppose the others deserved slightly more screentime, though.

This is proving to be an interesting arc around the whole 'staying at the Pokemon centre' thing, so I suppose this episode was coming all along. Hope it ends soon, though.

Torkoal Stu
19th August 2006, 11:42 AM
All I can say is that was one huge Whismur Max was with.

Darkstorm16
19th August 2006, 1:00 PM
Yeah it would be the best to work mainly on long range attacks. WHo knows if this Nurse Joy will like Brock after this though. We still have a couple episodes after the final Battle.

Chris 2.0
19th August 2006, 2:32 PM
I quite like the amount of time the group have spent in this particular area. I wish in the future they would spend maybe 3/4 eps in a city or town (having a Gym/Contest in the same town/city would be cool, Ash goes and beats the Gym Leader, then May trains up and gets her ribbon) and maybe even partake in things like the Orienteering or Pokeringer contests (let's have less filler towns...go on :p)

I just find it quite nice how they've been here for a while. It just makes a bit more sense.

Juputoru
19th August 2006, 7:49 PM
Weekly rambling, start!

-Same old valley we've been in for the past few eps. Ash is seen out in the Pokemon Center's battle field, with Aipom, Sceptile, Corphish, and Pikachu out of their Pokeballs. The animators seem to have settled on Aipom's size as "huge", since it's half the height of Sceptile.
-Ash has them use their typical long range moves(Swift, Bullet Seed, Bubblebeam, and Thunderbolt) to knock over bowling pins.
-Scene change to Brock. He's in a pink apron and saying something about Joy, when...he hears Chansey let out a surprised noise from the kitchen. Brock goes to investigate, and...Joy has collapsed!
-As Brock takes a look at the ill Joy, he lets out his last words(before the intro, that is):"joy-san... JOOOOOOOOooooooooOOOOOOOOYYYYYyyyyy SAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaNNNNNNNNN!!!"
-Back in Joy's bedroom, Ash & tag-alongs, along with Oak and Chansey, are gathered around Joy's bed. Max mentions something about all the battles that have taken place in the past few eps, Oak says something, and right after that Joy sits up and mentions something about her Pokemon Center, but some coughing from her prompts Oak to ease her back into laying down.
-Ash and May apparently volenteer to help out, and of course Brock does too(with Max having a PRICELESS facial expression throughout Brock's mini-speech).
-Cut to TR, and...they're talking about Harley and his Cacturne? They come to a fork in the road after a bit and Jessie throws a stick to decide which way to go, but...it hits a Diglett! And a Gloom...who then lets out a foul smell which reaches an Electrode in a tree(?!?), who falls down(HOW DID IT GET UP THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?!) and rolls down a slope and onto a road, and then into the path of a bus, but Electrode safely lands on the bus's hood, only causing a small explosion in the process.
-We cut back to Oak and May in Joy's room, when Max runs in with news of the mountain accident! They run out to the lobby and discuss some things with Ash and Brock.
-Ash and Brock arrive on the scene and start herding the Pokemon(a Wooper, Seedot, Swinub, Whismur, Larvitar, and Makuhita) into the car(are we to assume Oak drove?), Scott hooks the bus to the car(the driving seemed to be by a sane driver so he DEFINITLY wasn't the one who drove!), and two Fearow fly by. A Bagon that just so happens to be standing on the...fence?...next to the edge of the cliff, May 'dexes it, and TR's still on the ledge they were at earlier. Meowth gives a breech speech about the injured Pokemon's evolution lines, and you can pretty much guess what they decide after that.
-COTD calls Bagon to him, and it starts to come, but it gets distracted by a Butterfree(you know, what with those eyes and those wings and such). COTD runs after it, but the rest of the injured Pokemon won't let there be any peace if he goes too far away. He runs after Bagon anyway, with Ash following.
-Bagon tries out the old "maybe if I jump high enough and flap my arms, I'll FLY 8D" trick from a random small slope, but the laws of physics don't agree and it ends up obeying gravity after all. Ash approaches it and asks if it's okay, but right as COTD tells him not to do that...BAM! Ash gets a headbutt for his troubles and Bagon runs off.
-Ash and COTD talk about something, and COTD mentions Bagon's evolutions(don't tell me Ash forgot about why Bagon jumps off cliffs...wait, nevermind. This IS Pokemon we're talking about).
-Back in the Pokemon center, Max is feeding Makuhita and Whismur, and...wait. Wait a damn minute. WHISMUR'S BIGGER THAN MAX. Is Kanto the land of Steroid Enhanced Pokemon or something?! Whismur cries(possibly due to being unnaturally big) and Max tries to calm it down with Pokeblocks, but Whismur ain't buying that shizz! Max then pets Whismur(revealing its earholes, which look out of place since A)They're not really ON its ears and B)Most pokemon's ears are assumed to have invisible holes) and manages to feed it some Pokeblocks.
-Slightly far away from Max is May, who's playing catch with Swinub and Seedot. May notices Larvitar watching them from behind a generic cylinder and goes over to invite it to play, but she makes the fatal mistake of making contact with it, resulting in her getting a faceful of Sandstorm.
-Elsewhere, Brock heals a wound on Wooper's tail with Marshtomp's Water Gun(Water Absorb! Yay?), and after that Oak launches into a speech about something, ending with Brock agreeing to something.
-In another Elsewhere, Scott's fixing the engine of the bus, and Jindai's!referee walks into the garage, and they talk about Jindai for a bit.
-In a third Elsewhere, Ash and COTD are still looking for Bagon, and are lead to it by its (rather loud) cries. That there dragon's on a cliff above a river! It tries the "maybe if I jump high enough and flap my arms, I'll FLY 8D" trick again(perhaps thinking it simply wasn't high enough last time), and it fails again, thus causing it to fall into the river. And not only can it not fly, but it can't swim either!
-Ash shouts to it from the riverside(since apparently he can't swim either), and Bagon hits a rock and manages to hold on long enough to climb onto it. But it's attacked by the Bedrill of the Water(sometimes referred to as Carvanha), which are obviously planning to rip away its flesh strip by strip, but Ash prevents that with a Thunderbolt from Pikachu. Another wave of The Fishies comes, but Ash throws a HUGE log with his skinny arms and it manages to land in the right spot for Bagon to escape. But wait! The Fishies start gnawing at the log(what are they, The Angry Beavers?), and since Bagon would prefer for its feet to remain intact it steps back. Ash sends out Sceptile, which lands on the side of the log furthest from land, deflecting The Fishies and launching Bagon into the air. But of course COTD catches it before it becomes a Pancakegon.
-Right then, Bagon goes through what should be hours of biological activity in five seconds and becomes sick.
-Back at the Pokemon Center, Joy apologizes for not having a magical immune system that makes sure she never becomes sick ever, May and Oak say some words of encouragement, and...Larvitar's peeking in from behind the (open) door. Oak approaches it, and Larivtar acts like any good child would when approached by a strange old man - it yells and Sandstorms him. Then Max comes back acting as messanger again, this time with news of Bagon's sudden illness.
-Bagon goes to the emergency room, COTD is worried about it, and night falls.
-It's feeding time again, and as Max pets Whismur to get it to eat its food, COTD comments on that, making Max embarassed. It seems that the Pokemon trust Max and May now - even Larvitar's willing to eat with May nearby. (in one shot following this, the triangles/lines going from the bottom of Larvitar's eyes are noticably uneven. The more useless info you know~)
-Just then...TR appears, claiming to be Pokemon Suke...suketto...huh? ...Pokemon Somethings. They load the Pokemon into a cart despite COTD's protests. Then smoke shoots out of a hole in the was-a-cart-now-a-box, which...bah, you know what they'll do now. I HOPE.
-Brock informs Oak of what just happened, but Bagon becomes unstable right then. Brock tries to do something, but then...
-Joy's back! And it seems she's better now.
-Ash & co. chase after TR, who have already gotten into their balloon. Ash starts to order a Thunderbolt, but...the Pokemon are still in the box! Ash can't very well electricute the Pokemon he's out to save(although Larvitar and Swinub should be fine if we ignore the fact that the anime likes to ignore type immunities at times), so all he can do is be angry at TR.
-Max gets an idea which is telepathically transmitted to May, who orders Larvitar to use Sandstorm! TR's naturally ****** off at the resulting balloon landing and Pokemon's release from the box(angry Manene's face is priceless!), but this doesn't last long as Pikachu Explosion...er, Volt Tackles them into the stratosphere. EVERYTHING explodes, ya know. It's a fact of physics.
-Bagon's not at risk of death anymore, a night passes, the bus is fixed, Larvitar's grown attached to May and Whismur to Max, yadda yadda.
-Ash (assumedly)congratulates Bagon on getting better(since it had a choice in the matter!), and the little dragon runs in for a headbutt! Ash prepares for impact, but...Bagon's simply glomping him!
-The bus leaves as the Pokemon shout what probably translates to "Don't forget us! Be sure to mail us presents!", and Jindai's!referee comes running. Apparently Jindai's back, and mentions something about a Pokemon capture(!). And thus the ep ends.

Irene
19th August 2006, 7:53 PM
Episode watched, and as I expected, nothing exciting happened in it.
Well, we now know Enishida is able to repair cars *shrugs*. But did we SERIOUSLY need another Tatsubay based episode? I mean, I like the critter and all, but it's not like we want to see the same story of wanting to grow wings every time we see one >>

And what was Soutarou talking about, in the end of the episode? I just understood the words "Pokemon" and "get", and the fact they were talking about Jindai. Only claiming that his boss is back, or hinting at something else?

edit: fixed typos D:

HoennMaster
19th August 2006, 7:53 PM
First giant Aipom and then Giant Whismur, what's next?

TeddiUrsa
19th August 2006, 10:12 PM
First giant Aipom and then Giant Whismur, what's next?

Mh, maybe we´ll see soe kingler in a future episode as a GIANT crab? Sorry,..couldn´t resist ^^;


This episode was rather boring...it was nice that james mentioned harley (-sama, I think), and seeing brock working as a doctor was a good as well,..but a bit more brock/joy interaction would have been nice...

the animation in this one were very bad as well,..

at least the bagon from this episode didn´t evolve at the end so it was only a 90% copy of the older bagon filler..
I should stop avoiding any news for an episode..It was rather disapponting.

meh, I hope next weeks episode is better...

Pikafan
20th August 2006, 12:02 AM
I think Ash Should've caught that Bagon since Ash had a close bond with it by standing by it the whole episode.

V Faction
20th August 2006, 2:15 AM
Electrode. In a tree. I think we saw an example of that back in the first season (Movie 1 or 2). Still doesn't make a whole lotta sense, but oh well.

Shoot, I thought this was a nice episode. Did you guys see the animation kick up a knotch during the Rocket fight and subsequent blast off scene? Holy heck, it was kickin'! And something other than a Pikachu Thunderbolt to finish up the scene rather nicely.

TeddiUrsa
20th August 2006, 4:32 AM
Shoot, I thought this was a nice episode. Did you guys see the animation kick up a knotch during the Rocket fight and subsequent blast off scene? Holy heck, it was kickin'! And something other than a Pikachu Thunderbolt to finish up the scene rather nicely.

I thought that the TR battle scenes were old footage from an earlier episode. the pokeball-throwing and the attacks and pikachu´s volt-tackle ( it was in another episode with the same explsion, it was mirrored this time).

but, yeah. it looked a lot better than the rest of the episode...I will have nightmare of this giant whismur today...

funny fact: I played pokemon emerald today and caught a shiny whismur after watching the episode ! I don´t play pokemon very often anymore, which makes it even more funny

but I guess even my shiny whismur isn´t as special as this episodes "monster" ( it deserves the name truly)

BattleFranky~40
20th August 2006, 4:37 AM
More boring filler where nothing happens. Yawn.

Hopefully next week will be less mediocre.

Man-Afi
20th August 2006, 8:14 AM
It does sound boring, usual TR. Is this that Larvitar Ash had?

It's nice to see Bagon, I love that pokemon, lol.

Flamez
20th August 2006, 9:35 AM
^^ Nope this is another larvitar.

Alfonso
20th August 2006, 7:50 PM
It really is episodes like this, having heard most of the negative feedback, that force me to avoid the Pokemon anime until the very last episode before they go to Shinou. Because the fillers really are incredibly boring. :<

Wait, Electrode in a tree?

How the hell did it get up there? It's a ball, so it couldn't have jumped that high. And even if it did, how did it manage to stay up there without rolling off?

...

Bring back Harley please. ;-;

SuperShadow
20th August 2006, 8:01 PM
First giant Aipom and then Giant Whismur, what's next?

I do believe that you are forgetting giant Treeko, Gulpin, Gengar, Alakazam, and Jigglypuff. Bagon thought the law of physics would bend for him.


It really is episodes like this, having heard most of the negative feedback, that force me to avoid the Pokemon anime until the very last episode before they go to Shinou. Because the fillers really are incredibly boring. :<

Wait, Electrode in a tree?

How the hell did it get up there? It's a ball, so it couldn't have jumped that high. And even if it did, how did it manage to stay up there without rolling off?
Maybe it was stuck between branches, how it got up there is beyound all of us.


Bring back Harley please. ;-;
Agreed, he was a great character, He must return.

npdargy312
20th August 2006, 10:29 PM
I read on Bulbapedia that brock's marshtomp evoles this episode , is that true?

gamefreak5034
21st August 2006, 12:02 AM
I read on Bulbapedia that brock's marshtomp evoles this episode , is that true?

no, all it did was heal a woopers wound, and where exactly on bulbapedia did u read that? Anyway it was pretty boring episode with nothing special at all cept maybe bagon and larvitars appearance

Geodude
21st August 2006, 12:40 AM
It really is episodes like this, having heard most of the negative feedback, that force me to avoid the Pokemon anime until the very last episode before they go to Shinou. Because the fillers really are incredibly boring. :<
Whoever said this ep was boring must not have actually watched it. If you look at something like "Whichever Way the Wind Blows", now there's boring. But this is yet another solid AG filler overall. And if you've missed all the AG filler episodes, Alfonso, you've missed some excellent ones.

More boring filler where nothing happens. Yawn.
So no captures, evolutions, contests, or gym battles automatically equals boring? How shallow can you possibly be? There's a lot more to the show than just those things. There's character development, moments where aspects of a character are brought into the spotlight, humor...and just plain entertainment. Whatever happened to just sitting back and watching, being entertained by a form of entertainment that you like, rather than constantly complaining about it?

I read on Bulbapedia that brock's marshtomp evoles this episode , is that true?
Why did you even post this? Use some freakin' common sense. If something as major as that had happened, don't you think it would have been mentioned long before now? And don't you think it would have showed up in the episode pictures, which you should have had the sense to check before asking this?

BattleFranky~40
21st August 2006, 12:50 AM
So no captures, evolutions, contests, or gym battles automatically equals boring? How shallow can you possibly be? There's a lot more to the show than just those things. There's character development, moments where aspects of a character are brought into the spotlight, humor...and just plain entertainment. Whatever happened to just sitting back and watching, being entertained by a form of entertainment that you like, rather than constantly complaining about it?


Or maybe, I dunno, it was boring because it just was? Not being about the things mentioned above doesn't make the episodes boring, but actually BEING boring does.

Geodude
21st August 2006, 12:53 AM
So seeing Sceptile jump on the end of that log and flip Bagon into the air was boring? Seeing some all-too-well-deserved spotlight time for Brock where he actually does something major was boring? Seeing development for May and Max by having them bond with Pokemon that aren't theirs was boring? Seeing the funny Warner Brothers-style chain of events that caused the bus accident was boring? It must take a lot to keep you entertained.

BattleFranky~40
21st August 2006, 12:54 AM
Yes, since I did not enjoy it and considered it boring. Opinions lol.

Geodude
21st August 2006, 12:55 AM
Opinions that make sense > opinions.

BattleFranky~40
21st August 2006, 12:57 AM
Opinions that make sense > opinions.
You yourself should know that nobody's opinion is better than anothers. That's why they're opinions.

Gravy
21st August 2006, 10:27 PM
My god!
My word!
My lumbago!
THAT ELECTRODE HAD THE BEST VOICE EVER!
...umm. That was pretty much one of the very few highlights of this episode.

There were others however, and they include (and are limited to);

-Jessie looking real fine (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/Gravyyy/getawayescaperunforitouttahereseeya.jpg) as Team Rocket were making their get away in the balloon, just after the usual motto assualt. Dayam.
-James' PO'd pose (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/Gravyyy/jamesangry.jpg). For some reason, it was oddly amusing. The very adorable image of an irritated Manene only helped in making the scene THAT much funnier.
-Sceptile proving it's masculinity by catapulting a pokémon no bigger than it's foot into the stratosphere. He needs to bully those puny baby puppy weaklings until they are no more on more regular intervals.
-Iwane stock footage from later episodes making this one look like discarded meatball sauce, with dirt and bits of dandruf in it. Stock footage: It bites animation directors in the butt.
-Buoysel's ingame cry sounds awesome. Like a lawnmower trying to cut through a bouncy castle!
-Forretress lives. For some random reason, the poor neglected rust bucket let out a very solem 'For....For....' during the closing sponsor. Atta boy Forretress! Show 'em you can still be a winner!


Final verdict: One hell of a snooze fest that could have done with more humour, more decent Brock development, more action, more anything.

Geodude
22nd August 2006, 1:40 AM
-Jessie looking real fine (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/Gravyyy/getawayescaperunforitouttahereseeya.jpg) as Team Rocket were making their get away in the balloon, just after the usual motto assualt. Dayam.
Sorry, but I just don't see it. I've tried to see what someone might see in Jessie, but it's just not there for me. What does it for you?

CrimsonX
22nd August 2006, 2:52 AM
lol. i sorta see it but not quite. I only saw this episode today as i discovered how to see them in America and its plain awesome. The only problem is i don understand a word theyre saying.

GreatLiver
22nd August 2006, 5:30 AM
This was a pretty good episode. Everyone was doing something different so you got to see alot. I think if anyone should have gotten one of these pokemon May should have gotten Larvitar. It was as good or better than the whole of the BF fillers. I just can't wait to see next weeks episode since it should be extremely good

Chatsy
22nd August 2006, 9:27 AM
Oh come now, Electrode got up in the tree by rolling its way up.

It's so OBVIOUS! >:O

Or they grow on trees, who knows?


Sorry, but I just don't see it. I've tried to see what someone might see in Jessie, but it's just not there for me. What does it for you?

Personally, I noticed how more detailed her skirt was in that scene. That's astounding!

Lol, such a long name for that screenshot.

Did no one notice how the CotD looked similar to Brandon's assistant/referee?

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i246/chatsey/blah/000284.jpghttp://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i246/chatsey/blah/000291.jpg

The clones strike again!

I laughed at the beginning when Brock walked singing/humming/just what the heck was he doing? down the hall. 'Twas hilarious.

GreatLiver
22nd August 2006, 9:49 PM
What happened was that 2 Pidgey carried the Electrode up the tree with some rope, most likely European. Reusing minor character styles is really common, I just don't know when the last time was that they used it in the same episode

CaptainBrain
3rd February 2007, 3:38 PM
"If you had a trainer who dressed like that, you'd pack a punch too."

I love how everyone responds to Harley's Harleyness. :p

WaterDragon trainer
3rd February 2007, 4:32 PM
This episode was good. Unfortunately, this wasn’t one of the better episodes. IMO, it was kind of a waste of having an episode. Bagon was pretty cool in this episode, but I felt bad for him. It was good to see him recover as well as Nurse Joy. There’s nothing much more to say about this episode.

S.Suikun
4th February 2007, 4:56 AM
Anyone notice how Larvitar was pronounced "LAR-VIH-TAR" rather than 4Kids' pronounciation of "LAR-VAY-TAR"?

Geodude
4th February 2007, 8:12 AM
Haven't seen the ep yet...it was? Great, it's about time.

Medea
4th February 2007, 11:09 AM
It was an okay episode.

This episode just reminded me of a couple of episodes in the past. A Chansey Operation (because of Ash and the gang helping out with sick and injured pokemon). Let Bagons be Bagons (because of the Bagon...duh). Nice to know that some things never change in seeing Pokemon they've seen before and act like they've never seen it before. Hatch Me If You Can (Larvitar) Seeing Larvitar again brought back some Johto memories (I never said they were great memories) It was mostly because of Larvitar's Sandstorm attack on May and Professor Oak that had me going.

And that's about all.

RageKaiser
5th February 2007, 12:52 AM
I don't understand why I practically hated this episode =/
The music in it annoyed me for some reason, Was it all dub music? (It was quite loud for some reason)
And the plot..It was just useless, This is one of my least favorite episodes and I don't hate alot of episodes o_o;

wobbanut
6th February 2007, 1:29 AM
You know, I really enjoyed this episode. While it could have been a tired retread of "A Chansey Operation" (it was more a retread of "Let Bagons be Bagons"), it had drama that that Kanto episode didn't, and it was done well. It was also interesting seeing all those pokemon that we haven't seen for awhile, though the new voices had mixed results. Whismur's voice was okay, but the new larvitar is nowhere as good as the one for Ash's adorable Larvitar from Master Quest. Also, I couldn't help noticing that bagon sounds EXACTLY the same, even though I'm fairly sure they didn't use sound bytes from his previous appearance. Now I'm beginning to wonder if that was Nanba's voice actor, since he was there back then too.

I really loved the motto for this episode, too, with the streaking meteors and the explosions at the end. :) It's interesting how Team Rocket brought about the whole medical situation in the first place, too, with just Jessie throwing a stick. I also still loved seeing Professor Oak.

Overall, 9/10.

CyberCubed
6th February 2007, 2:18 AM
I liked this ep. Mainly because everyone was helping out, (Oak, Brock and Max, and Scott included), and we got to see a lot of old Pokes in the same episode.

For the last filler of AG, it was a good one.

flyboy1308
6th February 2007, 2:42 AM
You know, that valley has looked exactly the same since Kanto...
Unoriginal.

Shift
6th February 2007, 4:42 AM
I thought the episode worked well, with each character getting their own Pokémon to bond with. Still, as the others have said, Ash was way too surprised with Bagon's behavior despite having interacted with one before.

Also, I couldn't help noticing that bagon sounds EXACTLY the same, even though I'm fairly sure they didn't use sound bytes from his previous appearance. Now I'm beginning to wonder if that was Nanba's voice actor, since he was there back then too.
I actually never saw that ep myself, but it's pretty likely that would be the case. And for the record, that would be Jimmy Zoppi, now known as Billy Beach.

Knight_Ram
7th February 2007, 9:06 AM
Ash has super strength!

ShinyManafi
28th February 2007, 2:08 AM
This episode wan't all too exciting =/

some random filler, I guess <<

Igottapoo
19th January 2009, 11:17 PM
Bleh another episode where TR wants to steal Pokemon Center Pokemon >_> At least Joy was the real victim this time. Nice.

(s.i.e)
10th March 2009, 12:45 PM
Bleh another episode where TR wants to steal Pokemon Center Pokemon >_> At least Joy was the real victim this time. Nice.

yup, it was decent but not too special in my opinion.

cg_25
24th June 2009, 9:51 PM
Ash threw a tree!

Ash-kid
25th July 2009, 1:02 PM
I liked this episode, when Bagon tackled Ash...it's was funny^_^

catzisconfus
15th August 2009, 6:48 PM
it was a good episode, but the voice of larvitar bothered me, it was just the voice of some kid and it was pretty obvious -.-
also, the carvanha(or however you spell it) were jumping out of the water in slow motion to give ash enough time to call for his sceptile?? /facepalm
i cant wait for the next episode, i think ash will have his rematch :)

*starts next episode*

;)

Surfer_Dude
26th October 2009, 10:27 AM
Really awesome episode! Bagon is awesome :D

Lorde
1st March 2010, 8:01 PM
Such a horrid Filler, right before the biggest battle of the arc too. I thought that Corphish and Sceptile were getting some nice training in right before Brock discovered the dazed Nurse Joy, who apparently had some sort of flu (Swinub Flu maybe?). Prof. Oak being involved in the whole scene with Nurse Joy in bed was awkward, I don't even remember why he was there at that Pokemon Center in the first place. The whole chain of events with Gloom surprising Electrode who then rolled and hit the mini-van was just an odd way of getting the plot moving :S

Ash and Brock helping the van and the Pokemon inside it was no surprise since they love Pokemon, but that Bagon was getting on my nerves since it was too identical to the one we met in Hoenn. At least May and Max got some time for themselves, but the Whismur Max was tending to was TOO big. At least 4 times the normal size. I really liked the Larvitar May was attending, it was anti-social but so cute (attacking May with Sandstorm lol). I thought that Brock looked so cute holding that Wooper in his hands though, and then seeing Scott working on the van was something new, since the story didn't center around a BF battle, I was surprised to see him in this episode.

Ash and that other guy having to chase down Bagon in the canyon was painful to watch since Ash always seems to have his hands full when it come to Pokemon like Bagon. Though apparently Bagon got some of that Swinub Flu too and was in a hospital bed while everyone worried about it but on the bright side Nurse Joy made a swift recovery. Team Rocket's scheme was ruined once again by Pikachu and things went back to normal with Bagon also recovering. Kinda bland and Filler-y, 6.5/10

Willow's Tara
31st May 2010, 2:12 AM
Not the greatest episode really, the other hospital one where Ash, Misty, Brock and TR had to be doctors was a better one. Although it was good the Pokemon were cured and they managed to get them to trust them.

saar
23rd June 2010, 5:48 PM
I loved to see Ash training his pokemon in the begining of the episode, Sceptile got some screentime. It was very funny to see how Bagon butted in Ash, it reminded me how Treecko and Turtwig have done aswell.
And Larvitar was so cute May should have took it lol...

Lance The Champ
20th December 2010, 2:29 PM
Nice filler... focus on breeding is good to see

Painkiller2001
21st January 2011, 7:09 PM
Weekly rambling, start!

-Same old valley we've been in for the past few eps. Ash is seen out in the Pokemon Center's battle field, with Aipom, Sceptile, Corphish, and Pikachu out of their Pokeballs. The animators seem to have settled on Aipom's size as "huge", since it's half the height of Sceptile.
-Ash has them use their typical long range moves(Swift, Bullet Seed, Bubblebeam, and Thunderbolt) to knock over bowling pins.
-Scene change to Brock. He's in a pink apron and saying something about Joy, when...he hears Chansey let out a surprised noise from the kitchen. Brock goes to investigate, and...Joy has collapsed!
-As Brock takes a look at the ill Joy, he lets out his last words(before the intro, that is):"joy-san... JOOOOOOOOooooooooOOOOOOOOYYYYYyyyyy SAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaNNNNNNNNN!!!"
-Back in Joy's bedroom, Ash & tag-alongs, along with Oak and Chansey, are gathered around Joy's bed. Max mentions something about all the battles that have taken place in the past few eps, Oak says something, and right after that Joy sits up and mentions something about her Pokemon Center, but some coughing from her prompts Oak to ease her back into laying down.
-Ash and May apparently volenteer to help out, and of course Brock does too(with Max having a PRICELESS facial expression throughout Brock's mini-speech).
-Cut to TR, and...they're talking about Harley and his Cacturne? They come to a fork in the road after a bit and Jessie throws a stick to decide which way to go, but...it hits a Diglett! And a Gloom...who then lets out a foul smell which reaches an Electrode in a tree(?!?), who falls down(HOW DID IT GET UP THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?!) and rolls down a slope and onto a road, and then into the path of a bus, but Electrode safely lands on the bus's hood, only causing a small explosion in the process.
-We cut back to Oak and May in Joy's room, when Max runs in with news of the mountain accident! They run out to the lobby and discuss some things with Ash and Brock.
-Ash and Brock arrive on the scene and start herding the Pokemon(a Wooper, Seedot, Swinub, Whismur, Larvitar, and Makuhita) into the car(are we to assume Oak drove?), Scott hooks the bus to the car(the driving seemed to be by a sane driver so he DEFINITLY wasn't the one who drove!), and two Fearow fly by. A Bagon that just so happens to be standing on the...fence?...next to the edge of the cliff, May 'dexes it, and TR's still on the ledge they were at earlier. Meowth gives a breech speech about the injured Pokemon's evolution lines, and you can pretty much guess what they decide after that.
-COTD calls Bagon to him, and it starts to come, but it gets distracted by a Butterfree(you know, what with those eyes and those wings and such). COTD runs after it, but the rest of the injured Pokemon won't let there be any peace if he goes too far away. He runs after Bagon anyway, with Ash following.
-Bagon tries out the old "maybe if I jump high enough and flap my arms, I'll FLY 8D" trick from a random small slope, but the laws of physics don't agree and it ends up obeying gravity after all. Ash approaches it and asks if it's okay, but right as COTD tells him not to do that...BAM! Ash gets a headbutt for his troubles and Bagon runs off.
-Ash and COTD talk about something, and COTD mentions Bagon's evolutions(don't tell me Ash forgot about why Bagon jumps off cliffs...wait, nevermind. This IS Pokemon we're talking about).
-Back in the Pokemon center, Max is feeding Makuhita and Whismur, and...wait. Wait a damn minute. WHISMUR'S BIGGER THAN MAX. Is Kanto the land of Steroid Enhanced Pokemon or something?! Whismur cries(possibly due to being unnaturally big) and Max tries to calm it down with Pokeblocks, but Whismur ain't buying that shizz! Max then pets Whismur(revealing its earholes, which look out of place since A)They're not really ON its ears and B)Most pokemon's ears are assumed to have invisible holes) and manages to feed it some Pokeblocks.
-Slightly far away from Max is May, who's playing catch with Swinub and Seedot. May notices Larvitar watching them from behind a generic cylinder and goes over to invite it to play, but she makes the fatal mistake of making contact with it, resulting in her getting a faceful of Sandstorm.
-Elsewhere, Brock heals a wound on Wooper's tail with Marshtomp's Water Gun(Water Absorb! Yay?), and after that Oak launches into a speech about something, ending with Brock agreeing to something.
-In another Elsewhere, Scott's fixing the engine of the bus, and Jindai's!referee walks into the garage, and they talk about Jindai for a bit.
-In a third Elsewhere, Ash and COTD are still looking for Bagon, and are lead to it by its (rather loud) cries. That there dragon's on a cliff above a river! It tries the "maybe if I jump high enough and flap my arms, I'll FLY 8D" trick again(perhaps thinking it simply wasn't high enough last time), and it fails again, thus causing it to fall into the river. And not only can it not fly, but it can't swim either!
-Ash shouts to it from the riverside(since apparently he can't swim either), and Bagon hits a rock and manages to hold on long enough to climb onto it. But it's attacked by the Bedrill of the Water(sometimes referred to as Carvanha), which are obviously planning to rip away its flesh strip by strip, but Ash prevents that with a Thunderbolt from Pikachu. Another wave of The Fishies comes, but Ash throws a HUGE log with his skinny arms and it manages to land in the right spot for Bagon to escape. But wait! The Fishies start gnawing at the log(what are they, The Angry Beavers?), and since Bagon would prefer for its feet to remain intact it steps back. Ash sends out Sceptile, which lands on the side of the log furthest from land, deflecting The Fishies and launching Bagon into the air. But of course COTD catches it before it becomes a Pancakegon.
-Right then, Bagon goes through what should be hours of biological activity in five seconds and becomes sick.
-Back at the Pokemon Center, Joy apologizes for not having a magical immune system that makes sure she never becomes sick ever, May and Oak say some words of encouragement, and...Larvitar's peeking in from behind the (open) door. Oak approaches it, and Larivtar acts like any good child would when approached by a strange old man - it yells and Sandstorms him. Then Max comes back acting as messanger again, this time with news of Bagon's sudden illness.
-Bagon goes to the emergency room, COTD is worried about it, and night falls.
-It's feeding time again, and as Max pets Whismur to get it to eat its food, COTD comments on that, making Max embarassed. It seems that the Pokemon trust Max and May now - even Larvitar's willing to eat with May nearby. (in one shot following this, the triangles/lines going from the bottom of Larvitar's eyes are noticably uneven. The more useless info you know~)
-Just then...TR appears, claiming to be Pokemon Suke...suketto...huh? ...Pokemon Somethings. They load the Pokemon into a cart despite COTD's protests. Then smoke shoots out of a hole in the was-a-cart-now-a-box, which...bah, you know what they'll do now. I HOPE.
-Brock informs Oak of what just happened, but Bagon becomes unstable right then. Brock tries to do something, but then...
-Joy's back! And it seems she's better now.
-Ash & co. chase after TR, who have already gotten into their balloon. Ash starts to order a Thunderbolt, but...the Pokemon are still in the box! Ash can't very well electricute the Pokemon he's out to save(although Larvitar and Swinub should be fine if we ignore the fact that the anime likes to ignore type immunities at times), so all he can do is be angry at TR.
-Max gets an idea which is telepathically transmitted to May, who orders Larvitar to use Sandstorm! TR's naturally ****** off at the resulting balloon landing and Pokemon's release from the box(angry Manene's face is priceless!), but this doesn't last long as Pikachu Explosion...er, Volt Tackles them into the stratosphere. EVERYTHING explodes, ya know. It's a fact of physics.
-Bagon's not at risk of death anymore, a night passes, the bus is fixed, Larvitar's grown attached to May and Whismur to Max, yadda yadda.
-Ash (assumedly)congratulates Bagon on getting better(since it had a choice in the matter!), and the little dragon runs in for a headbutt! Ash prepares for impact, but...Bagon's simply glomping him!
-The bus leaves as the Pokemon shout what probably translates to "Don't forget us! Be sure to mail us presents!", and Jindai's!referee comes running. Apparently Jindai's back, and mentions something about a Pokemon capture(!). And thus the ep ends.

To me, that expression said "If I have to put up with this any longer I am going to kill him!"




Did no one notice how the CotD looked similar to Brandon's assistant/referee?

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The clones strike again!



Wow, they do look similar! I never noticed that till now!

This episode was cute!

It had some really adorable Pokemon in it! (especially Bagon and Larvitar! Awwwwww!)

Speaking of Larvitar, It's voice was odd at first (It did sound like it was done by a little kid!) but it was kind of cute once you got used to it.

Yeah, that Whismur was waaaaaaaay too big!

To everyone who said that May/Max/Ash should have kept the Pokemon they were "closest" too, remember, they belonged to someone else already.

G50
27th April 2011, 3:57 AM
This episode was ok... It was interesting to see a very sick Nurse Joy during an episode. It was disappointing to see no love action between Brock and Nurse Joy. It was cool to see a Larvitar again, and May bonding with it. The Whismur was huge that Max was with. It was cool to see Ash having his Pokemon training and practicing with Bowling Pins.

20/100

Littlemyuu
14th June 2011, 2:45 AM
It was an okay episode...remind me of an old one..cant really remember

Vernikova
2nd October 2012, 8:15 PM
An average episode. The Bagon reference from early Hoenn and the shy Larvitar were cool things to see if you connect the dots I suppose.

PokemontrainerY
6th August 2013, 12:08 AM
I enjoyed watching this episode.
When Ash and his Pokemon were training and practicing with bowling pins with his Pokemon, Brock founds an ill sick Nurse Joy. It was nice of the group to help her . I liked how Ash and Bagon bonded with each other, the intractions between May and Larvitar were good too.
It was awsome when Ash threw that huge log to save Bagon, who knew he has that strong. xD.
Team Rocket were annoying as always, but they got blasted off by Pikachu's Volt Tackle at the end.

Painkiller2001
18th November 2014, 2:45 AM
It was an alright episode on my second watch through.
Similar to that one episode back in the OS where they were helping at the hospital.,