Can you all please just focus on this episode...if you want to analyze and compare May's contest wins, make a thread in spoilers
This episode was pretty good although TR was extremely pointless and rather annoying after their first scene.
At the beggining May and Harley trash talked also I think Harley though her Eevee was cute unless I misunderstood the pic. There was some funny TR/Harley interaction at the beggining. Squirtle did a cool looking appeal. Harley did as well but, when he was done wobbufet came crashing from the middle of nowhere. Then there was a juggling machamp. There was two pointless scenes of watching TR get blasted off by Pikachu. Which couldve been extra time spent in Munchlax battling Politoed or Octillery vs. his opponent. I thought Munchlax was excellent the commander was not so good during Harley's battle. Actually everytime they talked it seemed May was being too overconfident. Im glad the writers finally used the fact that solarbeam takes a tiny bit to charge to the opponent's advantage. Since Octillery got an attack through to stop Munchlax from executing the attack. They also brought up that she shouldnt of used metronome so much. Although a cool looking will o wisp was used by munchlax via metronome. In the end Harley didnt rub it in but, he did the oh so cliche behind the wall thing. I actually felt sorry for Munchlax being upset because it lost. Then May recieved a letter about another contest and with the letter/map came a rose so we know it was Drew who sent the letter. Anyway there was quite a few worthy avatars of Harley and possibly one for Munchlax.
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Wow. This episode... had a LOT of older humor. Violence, paper fans, random stuff... Crap, this episode felt like an oldie! For sure they need to keep up this kind of high production value.
I'm getting sick of seeing some certain Pokemon... Rhyhorn and Rhydon; Furret; Machamp; any small, cutesy Pokemon; SUNFLORA.
Politoed vs. Munchlax: As quick as it was, that battle was a thrill. OHKO from Solarbeam on a Water Pokemon finally makes it more genuine.
Octillery vs Munchlax: Simple in terms of attacks and strategies. Nothing outrageous or convenient (like a certain Ice Beam). Constrict actually constricted Munchlax. Focus Punch was forced to lose its focus. Solarbeam had power up time!
Metronome scoring Thunder I'll let slide. It did allow for that spectacular Rest scenario. Capitalizing on the Pokemon's vulnerability... that was exploited in the Battle Arena episode, wasn't it? Mighty entertaining.
Just what was that physical attack Munchlax was using on Octillery? It appeared to be either Headbutt or Tackle.
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Think he was using headbutt since tackle uses more of the shoulder and he was using his head the couple times he used his physical attacks.
tai tari = TackleOriginally Posted by V Faction
yep. I thought Harley had quite a few funny scenes as well.Wow. This episode... had a LOT of older humor. Violence, paper fans, random stuff... Crap, this episode felt like an oldie! For sure they need to keep up this kind of high production value.
I agree with Jikkle. Also I would prefer anything over tackle. edit just kidding guess geodude answered the question. Oh well Munchlax needs a weak attack. I'm glad though that Metronome was actually random though.Just what was that physical attack Munchlax was using on Octillery? It appeared to be either Headbutt or Tackle.
Team Rocket stealing Pokemon and thunderbolted into the atomsphere. Dang, this was a throwback episode and attached to the best contest in a good while. This one is going into the best of pokemon archive.
Some people don't think it's funny that Exit 69 gets off on Big Beaver.
So much? She used it a grand total of once.Originally Posted by ghost master
Will-O-Wisp? Uh, no. Completely wrong. At first they thought the attack basically did nothing, but it was just a delayed Thunder.
Ariados had a awesome appeal, making itself a mummy. Who knew its eye spots could move!? And Wobbuffet falling down, and running off stage, priceless.
Harley was a total Drama Queen in this episode, he's precious!
And admit it, Munchlax was awesome. HE put up a great fight, and anyone notice May has dumped Squirlte for Eevee?
Yeah, they gayed him up big time for this one.
Some people don't think it's funny that Exit 69 gets off on Big Beaver.
and this comes from a guy who hates may and contests. So you know its a good episode.Team Rocket stealing Pokemon and thunderbolted into the atomsphere. Dang, this was a throwback episode and attached to the best contest in a good while. This one is going into the best of pokemon archive.
wrong choice of words. meant rely not use. Also I looked over the pics again. I had thought that when octillery was glowing green and in the air Munchlax had used will o wisp on it.So much? She used it a grand total of once.
Will-O-Wisp? Uh, no. Completely wrong.
His repeated uses of Engrish were hilarious:
"Harley very surprised!"
There were a couple more too, can't remember them off the top of my head.
No, that's when Munchlax was knocking it around while it was using Rest to shake off the paralysis from the earlier Metronomed Thunder.Originally Posted by ghost master
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Munchlax had become a pretty good battler, even before this epsidoe. I think I've mentioned before how much I appreciated how the writers executed Munchlax's growth and in-battle technique. This wasn't the best example of Munchlax's battling ability, and I think that is more of May's choice of attacks. I'd like her to have a little out of battle training and have Munchlax do a spectacular job during the next contest. Good thing its only 2 episodes away.
Munchlax has pretty much always shown itself to be a strong battler. After all it is just a miniature version of Ash's Snorlax. That thing will just get knocked around and come back for more.
I have seen this Contest episode. Too bad May's Munchlax lost against Harley's new Pokemon, Octillery. That is why Harley won this contest with his Ariados & Octillery. But never mind, maybe Munchlax had done its best. Munchlax is a good battler. This is the first time I saw Munchlax in a contest battle.
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I have one question.
...Why was Harley laughing at Rocket-Dan?
I dont think ive seen the eye spots on an Ariados move before but it hs been seen on Spinarak a few times so it makes sense for its evolution to have the same effect.Originally Posted by Kojiro
Whoo for Harley! Its about time he won. When i saw him holding the ribbon in the pics i started clapping and said Yay he finally won! I laughed at the beginning when he came in running like a girl would. Heh i just love Harley, hes such an awesome character. Squirtle's appeal was really cool, even though i dont like Squirtle much. I wish TR didnt barge in on Harley's appeal. Why must they ruin the good stuff? Do the writers think its funny to have TR constantly appear and ruin things? I find it more annoying than funny. The battle between Octillery and Munchlax looked awesome. I'm glad Octillery got some redemption and kick some rear end but i did feel bad Munchlax lost in his first contest battle. Ive really grown attached to the little dude. He's so cute. I think hes made it on to my list of favorite pokemon. The end of the ep was good. May got a rose from Drew, aww. Bet the May/Drew shippers liked that one. I think this was a good episode. Someone mentioned they wanted to downlod it. Where's a place you can do that?
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That was a pretty enjoyable episode. When Wobbuffet fell through the roof I instantly thought "REVENGE!" It would have been interesting if it had held a grudge against Ariados for what happened back in Saffron.
Somebody actually used a Magneton for a contest appeal. The anime has made it a good battling pokemon, but it really just seems too inflexible to be any good for showcasing.
Munchlax was adorable with all of his flexing. Squirtle also pulled off a very nice appeal, which even got Lillian spinning.
I know they all said it must have been Drew who sent the letter, but couldn't it also have been from that Wakana person who will appear in the next contest? She (?) could have sent it as a trap so she could defeat May and impress her idol. Besides, if Harley already has four ribbons Drew might have five. He was always two steps ahead of the competition.
I think Jessie "asked" James to use Manene in the next contest episode, can somebody confirm this?
I hope it uses mirror move,barrier, mimic an dother funny stuff ^^ but that´s offtopic...
It was funny how Harley was creeped out because of team rockets motto and he recognized them after all. I think he wanted to ask them for help or something like that to fool May but remembered then that they are loosers after all ^^; But again..just speculation.
Brock is the ladies man with his little bonsai! yay! he deserves it.
Harley was good as usual and he uses one of my favourite water pokemon as well, no complaining for me.
And as long as Squirtle does the appealing part and no Uber battling, I have no problem with it. I don´t understand why everybody still hates it.
Same with Munchlax who battled well in this episode, without any unfunniness if you ask me.
But Harley was just better. I think May could do nothing to prevent her loss.
Munchlax arms are just to short to knock octillery off its head ^^
I liked the whole atmosphere of this episode. Contests ARE the best part of pokemon for sure ^_^
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This episode was 'fun' in the purest sense of the word.
I loved the way the episode starts of, as its much more humourous than usual. At the begining, Brock's Bonsly was attracting hordes of girls who where squeling and commenting on how cute it is.
So now it seems that Brock can use the thing as bait. Child Labour Laws: Do they exist in the pokémon world?!
It was also amusing how Brock thought Harley was another girl when he heard his voice. Priceless.
Speaking of Harley, my god. He crashed right through the top of the campness scale and kept on going this time around. The hip-wiggling, the blowing of kisses, the limp wrists, the pink handkercheifs, the overuse of 'very' ...you name it, he's got it. All of it was fantastic and he was on top form this time around. Brilliant.
Squirtle needs to stop doing appeals now. I can't say I'm impressed by its Ice Beam and Bubble performance any more. Especially when it has such an amazing appeal like Harley's to compete with.
...and when the HELL is Combusken going to get a chance at another appeal?
Kudos to Wobbuffet, for proving he's still a pro when it comes to random, off-the-wall amusement. That entire scene, despite how short it was, was executed suberbly and was truely hillarious.
Also, he's cute when he's angry. Just lookit dat face. Daaaw!
Hahahaha! Oh man, that final battle was fecking sweet. Watching Munchlax get totally pwned by Harley's Octan-chan was definatly the best part of the whole freakin' episode and then some. There is nothing better than watching a character you dislike, struggling in futillity whilst being crushed and pelted with high power attacks coming from such an awesome underused pokémon. Especially when, for the majority of the episode, its constant flexing and cocky attitude were just as bad as its insatiable appetite.
'Harley very thank you!' indeed!
Edit- Just something I didn't notice the first time around. A big ROFL to Lillian, who during the intro to the contest, shouted out "Very Sexy!"
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I say from now on we call Octan-chan Octan-sama the Salyer of Haruka. *laughs insanely and is then shot*
Some people don't think it's funny that Exit 69 gets off on Big Beaver.
did anyone catch the Engrish that Harley used when he first release Octan? I'm wondering what Octan-chan's nickname is.... Noctus and Jupetta are his "cool buds", Ariados is "King of Cool", so Octan is....?
God damn that Zenigame.... not only does it appear again, but it scores top appeal. Even with the scoring system taken away since Kantou began to prevent me from seeing how well each appeal did, they still manage to severely piss me off. That thing beat Ariados again. Yamato angurii! Apparently, popping bubbles is more impressive than bungee jumping and spinning yourself like a mummy with your own silk -_-. But it seems like but a minor gripe in comparison to the rest of this majorly kickass episode.
The beginning was funny as hell. First there was Takeshi almost mistaking Harley for a girl in the crowd (after the orienteering episode, and now this scene, Usohachi is quickly gaining my respect), and Harley scaring off all the girls as he came strutting up. I loved that fake voice that Kojirou was putting on as he was disguised as a Polock salesman, and after Rocket Dan did their motto, this little bit was the icing on the cake.
Harley: "Oh, you're the Rocket Dan that always loses to Haruka-chan, aren't you?"
XD I was bursting out laughing with that one. The insanity with Rocket Dan only continued, as Sounansu randomly fell in and Ariados scared the living s*** out of it. Then when Satoshi caught Rocket Dan stealing Pokemon on the roof, they tried putting up some ruse that they're supporting Haruka, since they have a grudge against Harley for his earlier insult. Then Satoshi asked what the Pokemon in the cage were for, and not finding an answer, Pikachu immediately Thunderbolted them away. And while I'm still talking about the comedy aspect of this episode, I also got a chuckle when I saw Sukizo and Contesta scared half to death by Ariados's afforementioned appeal, while Joy didn't let it get to her a bit.
It's nice to see that they're properly preparing Eievui for its eventual use in contests, making Takeshi hold it in order for it to see what a contest is. I guess I won't be seeing any of that rush-right-into-being-cheap-after-several-episodes-of-goofing-off-and-barely-training bullcrap that a certain turtle did (and I just got through translating the orienteering episode, where Haruka states that Eievui needs to work on some techniques before she'll let it participate in contests. Really good to know ^^).
And to top it all off.... Harley got a win. Boo-f***ing-yeah! He appeared at the start of the episode to show that he already had three ribbons (four counting this one), as well. That's the kind of stuff you'd see Shuu pulling off before royally handing Haruka her ass. The writers finally got it through their heads that they need to portray this guy as more of a threat, especially given his popularity. It's about damn time, I say ^^. It's just too bad that the Battle Frontier is in a rush, now. A first part episode that's setting things up, like how things were for that attrocity in Yamabuki, sure would've been nice (ah well.... at least I'm ever so closer to a certain upcoming evolution). But I'm with The Big Al, this episode is definitely one of my instant favorites.
Yeah... to be honest, I'm like the majority that's gained some respect for Gonbe after all the development it was getting (hell, unlike Zenigame, it actually would've made sense if it were to win this battle. Not that I'd want Harley to lose again, of course). But, all that flexing really did get on my nerves after a while. Thank god Octan came to lay the smack-down on that cocky little b*stard.Originally Posted by Gravy
Because it's a stupidly pointless and late Fire/Leaf advertisement (at least Gonbe's an advertisement that makes sense), was nothing but a crybaby for 15 episodes before majorly p*ssing us all off in Yamabuki, stole Heigani's thunder in what was rightfully his showcasing episode, and still has yet to do anything or have something happen to it that will redeem itself of those things. Its voice is damned annoying, too, and tries looking cuter than your average Zenigame but horribly and sickeningly fails.Originally Posted by TeddiUrsa
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She says that now, but I'd be surprised if she didn't use it in next fortnight's contest. Apart from Eevee, they really haven't got anything new to work with. Though I hear Wakana (who is a decent enough bet for Haruka's main opponent this time around) is a rookie coordinator, so I suppose if Eevee DID battle and defeat her it wouldn't be too bad, ne?Originally Posted by Yamato-san
Bah. I'm far too stubborn to start respecting Munchlax at this point I'm afraidYeah... to be honest, I'm like the majority that's gained some respect for Gonbe after all the development it was getting (hell, unlike Zenigame, it actually would've made sense if it were to win this battle. Not that I'd want Harley to lose again, of course). But, all that flexing really did get on my nerves after a while. Thank god Octan came to lay the smack-down on that cocky little b*stard.
But here's to hoping that Squirtle is the next to be battered. It wouldn't be fair if a pokémon I don't like gets its face pounded into the dirt, whilst your disliked creature gets away scott free :P
Just when I thought it wasn't possible to make Harley any campier, they outdo themselves. This episode was pure genius! Harley really outdid himself (and not just because he won, everything else he did in the episode was hilarious!)
The writers must have been planning ahead for this episode for a long time, because it was just about perfect in every sense of the word. If every episode of the series was like this, we'd have a truly fantastic show on our hands.
Is it just me or is Lilian starting to look slutty? Guess the outfit must be getting to me. (Not that I wouldn't mind May wearing something like that someday)
LMAO at Team Rocket. Jessie "powering up" and Wobbufetts antics were great. And I agree that it's great that Eevee gets to WATCH a contest before participating, hopefully Eevee doesn't turn out to be Skitty's replacement.
Loved Brock falling for Harley at the beginning too. Is Brock becoming a chick magnet lately?
May was fun to watch as usual, I'm surprised she took her loss so well. What else can I say? This is Pokemon at its best, and its a shame that the writing can't be as consistently brilliant as this episode.
Ok after watching this episode it turned out to be better than I thought really.
*Brock falling for Harley was LOL, maybe he's giving up on girls ;D.
*Octillery was a twist, out of all the Pokemon I thought Harley would have I wouldn't of thought Octillery to be one of them. But at least it got an appearence, we haven't seen one since Hoenn when it clinged to Max's face :P
*Wow Drew letter, i'm so glad he's returning in the next contest. He's like losing the spot light to Harley, he needs a contest episode already! Plus I wouldn't mind seeing him lose to May, even though I am a Drew Fan.
*Now all I need to see is a Jessie victory and i'm golden. I mean if Harley finally one, my hopes for Jessie are reviving. I mean James did win the that thing, so maybe Jessie will strike lucky and win the next contest. *croses fingers* We can all dream.
*Since May used Squirtle for her Appeal and Munchlax for her battling, I can imagine her using Eevee for her next battle and Munchlax for her appeal.
But that outfit is what makes her better than Vivian :POriginally Posted by CC
Wait one last question, has Jessie entered any contests in Kanto so far?