Hm, nothing really special, but STILL interesting episode. The funny part of it were Ash and Dawn...
And it was great seeing Quilava and Croconaw again...
I haven't seen 'the bicker the better' but this episode annoyed me alot. The only thing good was seeing Dawn and Ash's pokemon attack one annother.
The ending was what really got to me though. Not actual quote as my memory sucks but 'If you don't mind we're going to cut you're first battle as that last one had alot more drama.' The quote itself isn't so bad but why the heck is she asking Dawn and Ash that? Surely she should ask the winners of that battle.
Anyway, a nice way to showcase true double battles again, even if the Sinnoh region rarely uses them. Though it still had this odd feel to it, like Filler, because nothing too grand ever happened. Ash and Dawn battling was fun though so that's something to be happy about. 5/10.
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Great episode, i love Quilava.
this ep was like that episode from Hoenn, but this time Ash and Dawn managed to win because they were given two opportunities.
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This was a really great episode, I loved it. I'm glad Quilava and Croconaw made an appearance, they're both awesome. I thought the little fight between Piplup and Turtwig was funny, especially when Turtwig tried to high-5 Piplup and Piplup smacked him, hilarious! The other funny part was how Jack kept hitting the News Reporter Lady in the head with the mic, funny stuff. The Champ Twins were really tough and had good teamwork and I'm glad they weren't sore losers after they lost in the re-match. I also loved the Whirpool/Razor Leaf combo Turtwig and Piplup used to finish the battle, it was quite impressive. Really great episode.
Croconaw didn't have much appearances when compared to Quilva really. Now this isn't too much of a bad episode, it was kind of funny how Dawn and Ash were fighting. And it is kinda like the bicker, the better only James and Jesse weren't fighting this time and tried to steal the Johto starters.
Interesting that Aqua Jet and Ice beam are later used as a combo in the contests.
It was good to see Croconaw and Quilava again in the show.
Ash's Turgtwig-I've expected from it to be calm with Piplup.... It is a Grass pokemon.
Wow, another episode review thread that has no posts along the lines of "maybe this is foreshadowing to Ash's Totodile and Cyndaquil coming back!"
Ash and Dawn need to learn to get along if they encounter any more tag battles in the future, or they are going to tun into problems.
I was looking at the pictures from the episodes just to refresh my memory and my favorite pictures are the very first one with Piplup and Turtwig evilly staring each other down.
Also, Kung-Fu Turtwig!
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The one thing could have been avoided, is that if Piplup could stop constantly bumping into other Pokemon. This wasn't the first and last time this has happended where it's clumsiness had cost fights to break out. Too clumsy is not good in a tag battle.
Can't believe Ash and Dawn lost to the champ twins in the first battle even if they were fighting
This episode was ok... It was cool to see Croconaw and Quilava for the 1st time in awhile. It was cool to see Ash and Dawn team up to do a Double Battle vs the Twins. I'm not surprised they lost the 1st battle since they were not working well at all as a team. It was hilarious when the sound guy kept hitting the reporter and jessie in the head with the microphone. It was great to see Ash and Dawn come up with a strategy and then winning the rematch with it.
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Looking back, I thought Ryan and Bryan were such forgettable COTDs. I loved the Sinnoh Now reporter though as well as Team Rocket's various antics here. I was pleased to see Turtwig and Piplup being uncoordinated in the Tag Battle, as well as seeing Ash and Dawn at each other's throats. At least Ash and Dawn found their groove eventually.
Rhonda wanted to take shots of the tag battle.
I don't mean to complain, but I really wanted to take shots on those ids for some of those stupid things they said in the beginning.
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While it was neat seeing a Croconaw and Quilava again, Ryan and Bryan annoyed me. Ash and Dawn arguing was funny however and it reminded me of when Ash and May argued during a tag battle in AG.
I liked this episode even though it has been done before but it did help their relationship.
This felt like that Ash & May bickering episode from AG. The 2 twins owning Croconaw & Quilava made me miss Ash's Totodile & Cyndaquil. 6/10
Ash and Dawn not getting along was like a reminder of the fourth DP episode. My favorite scene was when they both put their prides aside.
Tsk. I'm not sure exactly how to feel about this episode. On one hand, it's great to see Croconaw and Quilava again. On the other hand, this episode is essentially an inferior version of "The Bicker the Better" from AG. :/
While it is more or less a a rehash of The Bicker the Better, I actually liked this episode a lot better. I thought there was a lot more character development between Ash and Dawn than there was between Ash and Maty in the previous episode. I mean, here, they both started making up around the halfway point of this episode, rather than waiting for the climax during a would-be Team Rocket scene, which was really pretty contrived.