28th November 2010, 10:13 AM
That volt tackle of Pikachu surprised Paul.... He was leaving the stadium but after seeing that move sat down again.....angrily
27th April 2011, 6:54 AM
This episode was good. It was odd, but expected for Ash to lose the 1st time to Roark in the Gym Battle. Onix's Screech attack was very powerful in this battle. Pikachu was just too exausted from defeating Cranidos to be able to go on and defeat Onix. It was a twist to see Roark using Cranidos 1st instead of last in this battle. Paul's attitude again during this episode was very bad.
16th June 2012, 9:53 PM
Nice to see Paul got rid of Azumarill. Poor inconsistent Pikachu always losing to unevolved weak pokemon like Elekid and now Onix.
10th August 2012, 12:53 AM
I just finished watching the episode and man I miss it XD.
I loved the battle between Ash and Roark, it was intense. I also liked the part where Paul goes to leave then Pikachu defends Ash. It was funny how Ash lost though, right in front of his rival XD.
Also the part where Paul forgets Dawn's name and gets mad at him was hilarious XD.
I give it a 10/10!
10th August 2012, 1:08 AM
Funny how this is the only gym Ash ever loses in Sinnoh. In other words Paul is Ash's bad luck.
Originally Posted by thedehydrator
10th August 2012, 6:25 AM
No. Onix is his bad luck since its presence made Ash lose the first gym battle of Kanto and Sinnoh.
Originally Posted by Sinnoh Ash
Bad Onix, bad!
10th August 2012, 6:26 AM
No, he always loses in one of the early Gyms.
Originally Posted by Royal_Qeca
10th August 2012, 6:27 AM
I know... It was a god damn joke.
16th July 2013, 1:29 AM
Congrats Ash you just showed why your the noob in your rivalry with Paul.
24th July 2013, 10:17 PM
This was a good episode ..... It's funny when Dawn was mad at Paul for forgetting her name.
The battle between Roark and Ash was pretty intense, sadly he lost the battle.
Paul was behaving badly as always.
Yeah, Paul definitely was surprised, and that's what made him watch the battle.
Originally Posted by Lance The Champ
Last edited by PokemontrainerY; 24th July 2013 at 10:20 PM.
24th November 2014, 12:26 AM
I cackled at Dawn acting as a mediator between Ash and Paul. The scenes with Team Rocket at the museum were interesting, and I laughed when Ash told his Staravia that it would be sitting out during the Oreburgh Gym match. I was surprised that Roark used Cranidos first here and even more surprised that it took three of Ash's Pokemon to beat it.
12th December 2014, 3:43 AM
Being a flying type, you'd think Staravia would be aware of it's own weakness to rock type Pokemon, and knowing it would be the odd one out in who Ash picked for the battle.
14th March 2015, 4:05 AM
This episode was pretty funny. I loved when Dawn got mad after Paul forgot her name. Also seeing Ash get dominated in front of his rival was pretty funny too. 10/10
8th January 2016, 2:53 AM
Wow I was stunned that Roark's ace pokemon Cranidos wasn't the last one standing and that Onix was stronger instead. Onix's Screech seemed overpowered however, but I liked how Paul just gave his Azumarill away. :3
7th May 2016, 4:39 AM
Okay so Ash lost to an Onix of all things. I was reminded of the Pewter Gym match when that happened & I guess Onix is Ash's kryptonite. 4/10
13th May 2016, 3:46 AM
Dawn and Paul's interactions here were funny. Also Brock holding Dawn back was funny as well. As for the battle i really enjoyed it.
16th June 2016, 2:39 AM
I thought that Dawn's anger seemed out of character however since she wasn't usually so hot-headed. ^^; I mean even Ash didn't get that annoyed by Paul.
Originally Posted by Pikachu979
16th June 2016, 7:06 AM
well it was still early into the series so it wasn't really that out of character in my opinion. i think it showed she has a little more personality than what we seen since it was only the 16th episode of the series.
Originally Posted by Mrs. Oreo
17th June 2016, 5:28 AM
Well that's true I guess. Still, I'm glad that she kind of grew out of it after this episode cuz Paul was Ash's rival and Dawn didn't need to waste her time yelling at him. :3
Originally Posted by Pikachu979
27th July 2016, 12:16 AM
Why did Paul dump his Azumarill just because of one loss? It made him seem petty, but I liked that Ash lost to Roark here nonetheless.
18th August 2016, 2:19 AM
Paul was too petty I think. His pride was probably wounded in the battle against Roark since Azumarill's type advantage did nothing, so he dumped it cuz he thought it was useless.
Originally Posted by Moonstardust
19th October 2016, 6:49 AM
Omg, I loved when Dawn got angry when Paul didn't know who she was. She dragged him good. It was cool to see a Head Smash, too. The battle between Pikachu and Onix was pretty lame though. :/
31st December 2016, 11:26 PM
Overall, a very nice ep to watch. The only parts that bored me were the parts with TR touring the fossil research facility and fantasizing, though I guess it couldn't be helped as it was setup for the next episode.
1st January 2017, 12:09 AM
That, and their scenes here added some lighthearted humor to an otherwise intense episode.
Originally Posted by Alloutℯ