Ash has proven he is decent in contests, so there is no need for him to keep doing them. Overall gym battles are better for learning to fight in many different situations and environments (as the environments in contest battles are usually the same).
Originally Posted by jaredstar
Well Focus Punch is a lot easier to use in the anime than the games, and given that Nozomi remarked on how Ash would have won if the battle continued (with that Focus Punch about to hit Nyaramu in the face), I suspect Ash was counting on the Normal type weakness (which has been acknowledged in the anime with Snorlax, while at the same time making Snorlax not be weak to Fighting because of its immense endurance) to Fighting type moves like Focus Punch to OHKO Nyaramu.
Originally Posted by S_P
I noticed that too, it was freakish...
Wow, big heads near the end, really big heads.
As for how Hikari could reasonably come to beat Nozomi at some point, its just as reasonable as May beating Drew. Drew beat Ash just as Nozomi did. In both cases Ash was using a relatively new pokemon while they were using their most experienced and best, which contributed to the wins. Indeed, its even more acceptable for Hikari to catch up with Nozomi because unlike Drew's Roselia, Nozomi's Nyaramu didn't actually knock Ash's pokemon out and won on a technicality.
Not that I'm saying Nozomi is necessarily weaker than Drew (well she is weaker than Drew was by the end of Battle Frontier, but we're comparing how they were when we first met them), but you see my point.
And so after all these seasons of having Ghost attacks work fine on Normal types they decided to at long last to incorporate that game element? I would have preferred they just kept Ghost moves working on every type for the sake of consistency, after all why should energy attacks like that not work on Normals? Normal not working on Ghost makes sense at least since the Ghost types can phase out their dimensions to become incorporeal.
Last edited by Pokemon Fan; 16th December 2006 at 4:02 AM.
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