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    The Swinub Trio & The Hot Spring Battle!

    On their way to Veilstone, Ash & Co. decide to stop off at some hot springs near where one of Dawn's friends lives. However, when they get there, they discover that the Hot Springs have recently gone dry. Ash & Co. decide to look for the reason why this has happened...

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    This makes this episode.

    It was awesome, just utterly fantastic.

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    Anyone have pics?

    Also, did Chimchar do anything?
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    Oh Staravia, you make me want to watch the episodes that I originally didn't want to watch. That's how awesome you are.

    Nah... no Mamoswine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dax View Post
    Oh Staravia, you make me want to watch the episodes that I originally didn't want to watch. That's how awesome you are.

    Nah... no Mamoswine.
    Well, that sucks.
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    Gone are the days when an episode would just be watched for the sake of watching, all that matters these days is if a evolution was shown or something evolved. :<

    But *another* Swinub Trio? I have bitter memories of the ones owned by that girl in Johto. The one in the Todd episode.

    The one with the worryingly rubbish looking dad. He creeped me out quite a bit.

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    Chatsy, you big ol' meanie, that was a move of the most unfair kind. Now I'll HAVE to watch this not-even remotely epic tale of Kinoshita's quest to draw loli and fanservice. Oy!

    So folks, basic summary of the episode seems to be: Muku.BIRD bathed in a hotspring, and Jessie did a hula dance.

    I doubt anything else actually mattered. And even if anything else did matter....it still wouldn't matter.
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    Ok is it just me or does Dawns buddy look familier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravy View Post
    So folks, basic summary of the episode seems to be: Muku.BIRD bathed in a hotspring, and Jessie did a hula dance.
    And had a topless scene in the motto, can't forget that.

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    finally ash uses chimchar its been like 215 eps since the last time ash has used chimchar

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    And Dawn finally used buneary, who everyone feels is underused.

    Good to see more of Brocks pokemon though.
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    Since Dawn battled pretty well, I wonder if that's what gives her the confidence to try out at the gym in "Dawn's First Gym Battle"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Linoone View Post
    Since Dawn battled pretty well, I wonder if that's what gives her the confidence to try out at the gym in "Dawn's First Gym Battle"...
    It could be a possible catalyst.
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    Yes we all saw how good she fought in the battle. That means that she is a fair battler. She will do well in a Gym battle in that upcoming ep. Battle has never been her problem but the Appeals.

    The ep was very good, I liked how we got to see more of her past and learn about how they fought in the battle with help of this past. The battle in itself was good, Chimchar vs. Piplup was cool. Just seeing all of their Pokemons give me a great feeling.

    TR and their Mecha was cool and the background music very good.

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    God, the animation in this one was horrible. I hate you Kinoshita.

    Iwane stock footage + Kinoshita's craptastic animation = No. Just no.

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    Hmm, there seems to be a lot going on in this episode.

    I like how there were a lot of recaps of Dawn's childhood life. I also liked how Ash still can't find the answer on why Dawn is sometimes called "pikari". Haha, Dawn is always there to interrupt; a good comic relief I must say.

    Once again, the writers decide to bring up Pokemon contests another time even if it was just for a couple of seconds...I guess it is good that Dawn didn't feel so sad by that.

    It does seem to show that Dawn is a better battler now. Hmm, probably a foreshadowing for her upcoming gym battle.

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    Grrrr. Yet another cop-out from the writers to have a battle between Dawn and two experienced trainers, have her do well and get confidence but to end it so it doesn't make Ash and Brock look bad. Ash wasn't doing too well in this battle iirc, he needs to train Chimchar a little more because he starts using it properly. I don't know, it just seemed like a rather lacksure performance for a supposed experienced trainer against two newbs.

    I hated watching this episode, and doing the guide for it was boring as hell. All that went through my mind while watching was:

    -Ugly person is introduced.
    -Annoying overuse of 'Daijoubu' which I can only just put up with when Dawn says it.
    -Team Rocket doing funny stuff, James massaging Giovanni's back in a rather erotic scene. Not good enough to save the boring episode though.
    -Yumimo's parents are equally boring looking.
    -For a hot springs episode, massive lack of decent fanservice. The maid episode seems to have more than this. I demand a skimpier bikini >:0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfonso View Post
    -For a hot springs episode, massive lack of decent fanservice. The maid episode seems to have more than this. I demand a skimpier bikini >:0
    Topless Jessie wasn't fanservice enough?

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    How soothing are these hot springs! Maybe Team Rocket's up to drying the place down without water. Because I didn't know the synopsis of this episode..........

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    I thought the episode was gonna be boring.. but I did enjoy the plot... and the tag battle of Dawn and Her friend vs Ash and Brock, Dawn won by a miracle...
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    meh episode wasnt that great but ill still watch the dubbed one when it comes out saturday

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    This filler episode was one of the worst fillers I've seen. I can't think of one truly memorable thing about the episode
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    I agree with the above posts, the filler wasn't good at all because there isn't enough scenes of Dawn in her swimwear. Someone please Falcon Punch me if I see this episode again.

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    It's odd, because the upcoming episode makes this episode even more pointless.

    Except the Robot.

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    It's odd, this episode and the one after it are on the break of...well you know.

    But besides semi nude Jessie, this episode was boring.
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