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23rd October 2004, 12:28 AM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/NextOn/196.jpgRing Masters!

When seeing a Feraligatr train, Ash decides to find out what's going on. He learns about them being in a Sumo Contest. Ash eager to take part in any contest decides to get his Snorlax so he can enter it. Can Ash win?

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Factory Head Noland
24th October 2004, 12:45 AM
I like this episode, Snorlax is soooo cool. Ash had that King's Rock for ages...I'm glad that Misty's Poliwhirl stole it!!

Shiny May
26th October 2004, 4:42 PM
The kings rock looked cool but weird that Ash didn't really knew what the kings rock was in 'A Crowing Achievement!"
Snorlax and his big belly was funny and really easy. Hilarious!
Feraligator looked cool in this one and the battle against Blastoise was cool too. I liked the Snorlax vs. Feraligator sumo wrestle battle the best!! It showed that Snorlax is just one of Ash's strongest pokemon!

Blaziken master
28th August 2005, 6:42 PM
I'm slightly upset that feraligatr isn't shown enough, its ace in this fight.Too bad its got a crap moveset in the games.One thing I noticed is one of the pokemon in the tournnament was an arbok,yet Jessie doesn't know this and dresses wobbufet up as a miltank! lol

8th September 2005, 6:54 PM
It's too bad Ash hasn't used Snorlax for battle more often. Even though it doesn't kick butt as much in this episode as it does in episodes where it can use its special attacks (the battle against Claire was my favorite for him, with his battle against Gary a close second), but he was still fun to watch. I like the reactions when Snorlax broke the scale, and when he gobbled the year's supply of pokemon food in all of ten seconds. :) I also liked the whole bit with Wobbuffet as miltank, which was really funny. :D

9th September 2005, 6:54 PM
A really good episode i Like Snorlax is funny.

30th October 2005, 7:05 PM
this was a fun episode to watch. especially feraligatr because he doesnt appear a lot. id give it a 8/10

Meganium Ex
4th December 2005, 1:20 AM
this was a fun episode to watch. especially feraligatr because he doesnt appear a lot. id give it a 8/10
Same here. This episode was cool! ^^

20th December 2006, 2:55 AM
At least Feraligatr makes an somewhat rare appearance, and overall, good

12th February 2008, 9:02 PM
A nice episode, it was great seeing Snorlax again even if it won't show up for awhile again.

10th April 2008, 11:19 AM
Snorlax was good in this episode, the use of his stomach was funny to see. And I was kind of glad Ash won, but at the same time I think the Feraligatr should have won. That was nice to see too, I only wish Totodile had have gone all the way.

By the way, is it just me or was Snorlax already out of the ring when he threw Feraligatr out...?

24th July 2008, 4:11 PM
I couldn't help but laugh at the beginning:

Narrator: Our Heroes find themselves passing through an intriguing little village

Misty: What's this?
Brock: It's an intriguing little village Misty

24th August 2008, 12:36 PM
oh yeah, the sumo battle where the stummach won the battle, it has been a while since i saw this episode but from what i know is that it was a good episode.

1st October 2008, 1:42 AM
One of my favorite episodes so far. My cousin cracks up when the ref sings.

5th October 2008, 5:11 AM
I couldn't help but laugh at the beginning:

Narrator: Our Heroes find themselves passing through an intriguing little village

Misty: What's this?
Brock: It's an intriguing little village Misty

Quite obviously the best part of the whole episode.

Actually, sumo wrestling Snorlax was funny (Poliwrath bouncing off his fat tummy = awesome), but I gotta go with dman on this one. Narrator wins the episode! =D

7th January 2009, 11:45 AM
Pretty good episode. Feraligatrs are pretty cool and so is Snorlax ^_^

12th March 2009, 11:54 PM
Feraligatr is the best water Pokemon from the second gen!
i love him in the episode, he looks so cool!

BogleDominic Crazy Anime
15th April 2009, 7:01 PM
lol when snorlax wins straight away!

28th May 2009, 6:41 AM
This ep was great for the time period. Not only is a sumo Pokemon tournament a great idea, but Ash finally uses Snorlax in an official battle, something it didn't get when it was in the Orange Islands.

Feraligatr gets a nice debut as well, funny how Ash tells Totodile it'll evolve someday but it never happens, perhaps DP can correct this mistake like they did with Phanpy?

Anyway great episode, and I love that Ash finally uses Snorlax to win the Kings Rock, which Poliwhirl later uses to evolve, thus this ep isn't even a filler. Huzzah!

30th May 2009, 9:41 PM
I thought it was great to see Snorlax again. I also l also enjoyed seeing Feraligatr. I thought that the Feraligatr vs. Blastoise match was pretty good. However the final match between Feraligatr vs. Snorlax was even better. I laughed how Snorlax ate the year supply of food in just a few seconds. I liked how the announcer sang the pokemon that were battling.

9th November 2009, 2:42 AM
This episode was strange! Why did the announcer kept on singing before the match. How couldn't they recognize that a Wobbuffet was under that Milktank costume. Yay Snorlax he is one of my favorite pokemons!!

12th December 2009, 12:49 PM
Great tournament, i loved how Snorlax participate in it, and won it too..
And i loved to see a Feraligatr fighting.
Golem and Blastoise were also great.

30th January 2010, 5:05 AM
Wow this episode was showed something similar to a Pokethlon competition in HG/SS. I liked that it was a competition, since most Fillers focus on something boring.

Ash and Co, meet a Feraligatr trainer who wants to join a Sumo competition. I knew Ash would have to participate, he always enjoys winning these things. The fights for the most part were pretty cool, though Ash's Snorlax was better built to deal with this sort of thing.

I cannot believe Ash won though, even if Snorlax is strong, it didn't have any Sumo training. King's Rock would come in handy later. 9/10

Willow's Tara
18th April 2010, 11:35 AM
Did anyone else noticed an Arbok in the list of competitors? If an Arbok is heavy enough (Which I don't see how it could even keep a opponent back) to be used then why didn't Jessie use Arbok instead?

Nice to see Snorlax again, I guess it would be granted that he knew how to do it. For some reason I didn't like that director that much. And the guy who was singing the Pokemon names was a bit weird

16th February 2011, 3:00 AM
This was a very cool episode! It was cool seeing Feraligatr for the 1st time, he's cool and strong! The Sumo competition was awesome to watch! I'm glad Ash won it. Wobbufet dressed as Miltank was hilarious!


Champion Jared 14
19th March 2011, 4:07 AM
Ash had to rotate his Noctowl to get Snorlax for this match...cool...
I like how Snorlax woke up instantly at the mention of the food!!
Team Rocket sucks, Wobbuffet as a Miltank? lol
I think the Pharoah from Yugioh's voice actor was in this episode!
Ahh! Epic showdown! Feraligatr Vs Blastoise!!

Ash ended up winning with his Snorlax!! This episode seems like it was repeated in the Pokeathlon.

Ash won his King's Rock here, which was also used as a plot device to evolve Misty's Poliwhirl!

8th May 2011, 5:33 PM
This was a great episode. Glad Snorlax was the main character. It was really cool seein Feraligatr for the first time also. Wobbufet as Miltank=Win


1st February 2012, 8:41 AM
I loved the announcer singing, it reminded me of R Kelly! Go snorlax!

Bulba the Great!
5th February 2012, 8:53 AM
Seriously though, why was the referee singing?

18th February 2012, 2:49 PM
I love this episode. Snorlax was nice, it was good to see him again, and seeing him eat the prize food. Feraligatr made a nice debbute in his introduction episode. And let's not forget to mention Wobbuffet in his awesome and epic Miltank costume... And the announcer was great! What an awesome episode, 10/10.

23rd March 2012, 2:09 AM
Well, the animation sucked. That's not the worst part of this episode though.

It's the fact that Ash won the damn competition. What the hell? It's ****ing ridiculous how people like this Ash more than any other Ash. Johto Ash is clearly the worst rendition of Ash in the entire series. Besides that, Team Rocket shouldn't have been in this episode. They did nothing. Or at least, have them advance into the semi-finals to face Ash or something. Seriously.

26th June 2012, 8:35 PM
Look's like everybody wins in this episode. Ash wins a contest, Misty gets a new Pokemon in Politoed later on, and Snorlax gets dinner. Happy days :D

16th September 2012, 9:45 AM
How the referee is announcing the Pokémon is awesome ( From the Weeeeest, Ursaaaaring) I liked this episode and it was awesome introduction to Feraligatr, coupled with the battles both Raiden and Ash did, it became one of my favorite episodes out of the entire season 4.

28th September 2012, 3:31 AM
A great episode, it was nice seeing Snorlax again. Very cool seeing Feraligatr in it's debut and how Misty loved it. Funny how Ash told Tododile that someday it'll become a Feraligatr when it never does. The referee singing really annoyed me though. Nice to see Ash won the King's Rock which will be used as a plot device for Misty's Poliwhirl to evolve into Politoed later on.

21st December 2012, 11:43 PM
I liked this episode, I wish more events like this were shown in the anime. Snorlax really shined here!

Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama
31st December 2012, 12:13 AM
Shame Ash. Why would you tell Totodile that's how it's going to look when it evolves? Well, it was a good episode. Wobbuffet as a Miltank was funny.

31st May 2014, 4:56 PM
Great filler in my opinion and it is funny to see that Kabigon actually destroyed the scale when measuring weight. Counter from Sonans is the best move in this episode because he just took the damage and send the opponent out of the ring. Love to see the water starters are fighting too. Kabigon surely has a big stomach because he can eat one year food in one go.

The Pokemon Broadcast
22nd October 2014, 5:09 AM
I thought that having the referee sing the Pokemon who were competing was a neat touch. :)

9th May 2016, 4:41 AM
Finally we saw Ash use Snorlax again even though I would've liked if Heracross got used here too so he could get more development. 7/10

Mrs. Oreo
19th May 2016, 2:43 AM
I really enjoyed the sumo pokemon tourney and I was surprised that Ash brought back his Snorlax for that. I didn't think he would win at first given how Snorlax didn't seem motivated, but I'm glad he won the King's Rock.

19th May 2016, 10:17 PM
So all that trouble in the sumo competition and Ash just won a King's Rock that he never got to use himself?!

Mrs. Oreo
20th May 2016, 2:35 AM
So all that trouble in the sumo competition and Ash just won a King's Rock that he never got to use himself?!

Well he won a year's supply of food as well, tho Snorlax consumed it unfortunately ha ha. ^^; Still, the King's Rock prize was still better than nothing from my perspective.

20th May 2016, 11:23 PM
Still, the King's Rock prize was still better than nothing from my perspective.

Meh. And come to think of it, Ash should've used his Fighting-type here (Heracross)...

Mrs. Oreo
21st May 2016, 5:25 AM
Meh. And come to think of it, Ash should've used his Fighting-type here (Heracross)...

Well Snorlax had more muscle I think, so even tho Heracross was part fighting type and strong, I feel that Snorlax was still Ash's best choice for this tourney.

25th August 2016, 11:43 PM
The best thing about this episode was seeing Ash bring Snorlax brought back so he could fight. Too bad he ate the food prize.