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    Going For Choke

    After just getting through the preliminaries, May gets ready for the finals of her 5th Pokémon Contest. However her rival Harley, still trying to stop May from getting through lends his Cacturne & Banette to Jessie who also got through the preliminaries. However, May & Jessie wind up having to battle eachother in order to get the ribbon. Will May win?

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    So, did May win this contest, or was it a loss?

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    She won (of course), Squirtle beats Banette and May gets the ribbon. She now has all five and can enter the Grand Festival next month.

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    oh my! have you seen it?? *-*... what happened to Ash and co.?? Did Drew saved them?? o.o??

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    Squirtle beat Banette? Pssh, chalk up yet another 'Mary-Sue' moment for May.

    I was looking forward to this episode until I found that out........

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Butler
    I was looking forward to this episode until I found that out........
    ...and it wasn't totally obvious from the get-go?!

    And jesus. You should at least see how the battle played out before bringing up the whole 'Mary-Sue' garb. For all we know, this could have been a postive turning point for Squirtle, in terms of how it battles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Butler
    Squirtle beat Banette? Pssh, chalk up yet another 'Mary-Sue' moment for May.
    Let's wait till we see the battle first. At least this time Squirtle already knows Ice Beam, so it didn't pull an attack out of nowhere!

    I was looking forward to this episode until I found that out........
    I take it you didn't watch the preview then? It showed Squirtle and Banette battling each other right in the preview clip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberCubed
    Let's wait till we see the battle first. At least this time Squirtle already knows Ice Beam, so it didn't pull an attack out of nowhere!



    I take it you didn't watch the preview then? It showed Squirtle and Banette battling each other right in the preview clip.
    It was Squirtle actually beating Banette which disappointed me. May needs a dose of humility rather badly, that would make me like her a lot more. It's long overdue for someone in this series to not make it to the League or Festival and decide it isn't the end of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Butler
    It was Squirtle actually beating Banette which disappointed me. May needs a dose of humility rather badly, that would make me like her a lot more. It's long overdue for someone in this series to not make it to the League or Festival and decide it isn't the end of the world.
    Don't forget about Munchlax versus Octillery. ^_~ Harley beating her humiliated her. Still, I agree.
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    It would also be the biggest cop out to build up to a tournament and then not deliver. If May didn't get to enter the Grand Festival, I'd wonder why the writers wasted time making Contest episodes with no payoff at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberCubed
    Let's wait till we see the battle first. At least this time Squirtle already knows Ice Beam, so it didn't pull an attack out of nowhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberCubed
    It would also be the biggest cop out to build up to a tournament and then not deliver. If May didn't get to enter the Grand Festival, I'd wonder why the writers wasted time making Contest episodes with no payoff at the end.
    Well, it would make the anime more realistic, but I guess that's not really all that fun.
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    Is Squirtle winning suprising at all? I mean, I went in to this with "Squirtle will win". It might not be cheap, Squirtle may barely win, or Squirtle could use Hydro Pump. You should wait till you see it.

    So, my question is, whose Skarmory was it?

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    Eh. I guess I've been bittered by May's numerous other 00ber-fied wins.

    And what would stop her from attending the Grand Festival anyway and rooting for Drew? It would be a nice change to see normally supporting characters get to star for once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Butler

    And what would stop her from attending the Grand Festival anyway and rooting for Drew? It would be a nice change to see normally supporting characters get to star for once.
    The fact that she's not competing would still make it a cop out. I'm not going into the Kanto GF for the sake of seeing the spotlight on Drew, I want to watch the Kanto GF with the focus on May, you know, the character we actually watched working toward this goal all season.

    Just like how watching Morrison battle in the Hoenn league was fun, but if they didn't focus on Ash, I would have been pissed.

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    Squirtle winning = no-brainer.

    Weird how little information is out for this ep. :/ People seemed more interested in last week's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo-Jo
    Weird how little information is out for this ep. :/ People seemed more interested in last week's.
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    Trust no one; learn Japanese and become independent.
    *g* I've filed 'learn Japanese' on my life-list just under 'learn quantum physics'.

    The only event of importance is the revelation of the Grand Festival's location - Indigo Plateau.
    Ooooh, The Big Al's not going to like that.

    Seriously, though, that is interesting news. Does that mean the GF will be held in the stadium itself? If so, that might decrease the odds that Ash will redo the Indigo League. Then again, perhaps the IL is going to run immediately after the GF. Hmm.
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    That's pretty cool actually. Ash re-entering the Indigo league just got a hell of a lot more likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberCubed
    That's pretty cool actually. Ash re-entering the Indigo league just got a hell of a lot more likely.
    I'm sure that there'll be some big challenge awaiting Ash at the end of his Battle Frontier journey, but I really don't see it being the Indigo League... surely there would've been mention of it by now.
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    So far there's still no mention of Ash doing anything after the Battle Pyramid, so it can go either way. It's not as if we know where he's headed after he gets the 7th symbol. (aside from traveling to the Indigo Plateau for May's Grand Festival)

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    I can honestly see the Battle Frontier ending with a whimper for Ash with a pathetic Legendary-fest versus Brandon and nothing more while May gets a second Grand Festival. I'm getting rather sick of all the over-glorification of May lately.....the even bill from Hoenn worked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Butler
    I can honestly see the Battle Frontier ending with a whimper for Ash with a pathetic Legendary-fest versus Brandon and nothing more while May gets a second Grand Festival. I'm getting rather sick of all the over-glorification of May lately.....the even bill from Hoenn worked fine.
    Ash gets to battle an Elite 4 member, 7 Brains, and at least two legendaries in the BF saga. May just competed in 6 more Contests and a Grand Festival.

    If anything, the BF saga is all Ash glorification. Not that there's anything wrong with that, because it shows how strong Ash is now. May hasn't been able to beat a legendary yet, and she probably never will, so I don't see how she's being glorified just because she can get 5 ribbons.

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    What attacks does Bannette use here?

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    Gawd, the only reason I hate May-centric episodes is because of stuff like this.

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    Does Ash really need a new Pokemon? He's using his best team ever as well as his strongest Pokemon on Oaks, what does he need a new capture at the moment for?

    As for Jessie, I guess that's because she already has 3 Pokemon, (Seviper, Dustox, Wobbufett) and that's about the limit for TR Pokemon.

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