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    Dawn's First Gym Battle!

    In an idea to boost both of their confidence, Dawn & Maylene are to have an informal battle. It's a tense time as both have to regain their faith in themselves. With Dawn using Buneary, Piplup & Ambipom and Maylene using her gym trained team including Lucario, a fierce battle is to ensue. Who will win?

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    Dawn loses, and Buneary gets creamed in particular. Poor Buneary, it was locked in its ball for months and when it finally comes out to battle it gets beaten badly.

    Man, Dawn hasn't won anything of importance in such a long time. The outcome of this battle isn't all that surprising since many predicted she would lose, but it really makes you wonder where the writers are going with Dawn's character.

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    was she sad or nething?

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    Just gonna repost this for fun

    Just saw the episode, this is from memory, so might be a bit off

    Ash got from help from Reji in teaching Staravia Brave Bird. He used himself as a moving target for Staravia, which shocked an onlooking Electabuzz. Staravia did manage to use Brave Bird (glowing and all) but not in actual battle yet.

    Battle went down like this:
    Meditite V.S. Buneary Meditite wins
    Meditite used Anticipate, Confusion, and Drain Punch. Buneary used Ice Beam, Bounce, and something else that I don't recall. Ends with a Drain Punch and Bounce colliding, which Meditite persavers through.

    Meditite V.S. Ambipom Ambipom wins
    Ash calls out to Ambipom when it is released, who calls back to its former trainer. Meditite uses Drain Punch, which Ambipom blocks with a tail, and then proceeds to lay the smack down with Double Attack.

    Lucario V.S. Ambipom Lucario wins
    Double Attack against Bone Rush. Ambipom is sent flying back and hits its noggin against the wall. OHKO

    Lucario V.S. Piplup Lucario wins
    Lucario blasts Piplup in the face with an Aura Sphere after dodgin a Bubble Beam. Piplup catches Lucario in a Whirlpool, but Lucario escapes using Metal Claw. More Bubble Beam, which is dodged, and then Lucario uses Force Palm (which involved placing its hand on Piplup's neck and shooting out a bright flash). Lucario shoots another Aura Sphere, which Piplup breaks through with Peck (since it's a flying attack) and damages Lucario a bit. Lucario shoots another Aura Sphere which is cancelled by Bubble Beam, but smoke is created. Piplup charges in with Peck, but Lucario has disappeared! It had jumped above and ends the fight with Force Palm.

    Preview for next week was good, looks like some nice animation at least. Ash is using Staravia, Chimchar, and Buizel. Shows Staravia fighting Meditite and Machoke. Chimchar is shooting Flamethrower at an unknown target. Buizel dodging an onslaught of Bone Rushes. And Lucario charging at an Aqua Jetting Buizel. No sign of Brave Bird in the preview.

    Oak's Lecture was about Ash's Chimchar.



    And no, Dawn was pretty upbeat after losing

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    I loved this epi! Staravia gets half of brave bird right the first time and learns it completelly the second time it uses it! Then ash and the bird have some bonding moments :3

    I really did like the battle, except the OHKO of ambipom, it was just sent out and when it entered a would be dbz style battle with double hit vs bone rush it got pwnd badly and Koed....

    I enjoyed the Piplup vs Lucario battle, but I was NOT excepting that Dawn would only beat 1 pokemon (meditite), even though dawn was pretty excited during the battle, almost more than Maylenne! She seemed kinda down about loosing but not enough to enter a depression or quit contests.

    Also, at about 6 minutes almost 7, you see the galactic building (a tall building with a lot of satellite dishes like the one in he last epi)

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    sounds like a great epi. cant wait to watch!!

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    So Ash is going to use Buizel, Staravia, and Chimchar for the gym battle? That's good, because (besides Gligar) they're the ones that needed to be in a Gym match the most.

    And Staravia learned Brave Bird already? Awesome.


    I don't suppose we can get a little more detail about the match between Buneary and Meditite? I mean, did it even manage to cause Meditite any damage before going down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isis-sama View Post
    So Ash is going to use Buizel, Staravia, and Chimchar for the gym battle? That's good, because (besides Gligar) they're the ones that needed to be in a Gym match the most.

    And Staravia learned Brave Bird already? Awesome.


    I don't suppose we can get a little more detail about the match between Buneary and Meditite? I mean, did it even manage to cause Meditite any damage before going down?
    Quite a lot, it was better than ambipom's battles.

    On another note, the preview also showed staravia battling medicham and machoke, meaning not only should the bird KO one of them, it also shows how strong it is infact, instead of what ppl thought

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    Wow that's great that Staravia is that strong, hey I'm glad its going to be used in the next gym battle. Hopefully it will win one of its battles...Any who sounds like a great episode, glad Dawn wasn't too sad about loosing. Tell me how was the Ash traing Dawn part?

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    Wow, Staravia learned Brave Bird that fast?O_O

    Man, that Buneary, this is probably the new Mudkip of the season... or the new Torkoal. Guess I'll have to wait until it evolves to see some power if it evolves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dax View Post
    Wow, Staravia learned Brave Bird that fast?O_O
    yeah, a little too fast I think, compared to how long it took Turtwig to get down energy ball there's gotta be some flaws for a while with the move.

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    In the long run, it's just another variation of the old charge n' barge moves that Muku.BIRD has been using for the majority of it's life, so the fact that it was able to get Brave Bird down relatively quickly isn't all that surprising.

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    This episode's dub title should be called "Short Shorts vs. Short Skirts".

    Hey, Machoke didn't even get to be used.

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    So Ash used HIMSELF as a target?

    Heh, guess this'll be the most masochistic season for Ash, then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uber gon View Post
    So Ash used HIMSELF as a target?

    Heh, guess this'll be the most masochistic season for Ash, then.
    He has been doing that for ages, remember cyndaquil?

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    The reason that made Staravia learn Brive bird so fast that he already know Aerial Ace attack and Turtwig took a long time before he could master Energy ball because he did not know to use bullet seed.

    Lucario was stronger than what I though and he used a bunch of attacks. Can someone list those attacks?

    I really liked Meditite battle and the way that Maylene used when she commanded to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravy View Post
    In the long run, it's just another variation of the old charge n' barge moves that Muku.BIRD has been using for the majority of it's life, so the fact that it was able to get Brave Bird down relatively quickly isn't all that surprising.
    Hmm. I think I agree with Zard. We might have another Iron Tail on our hands, with Mukku trying to use Brave Bird in battle but failing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdStaraptor View Post
    The reason that made Staravia learn Brive bird so fast that he already know Aerial Ace attack and Turtwig took a long time before he could master Energy ball because he did not know to use bullet seed.

    Lucario was stronger than what I though and he used a bunch of attacks. Can someone list those attacks?

    I really liked Meditite battle and the way that Maylene used when she commanded to him.
    I see the resemblences in aerial ace and brave bird but bullet seed and energy ball? Just cause they are both balls of energy and are usually spit by the mouth (and grass type) doesnt mean anything...

    I think that staravia learnt it so fast was because it is very gifted, even though he does not seem like it. I mean, look at the time a weak injured starly took to learn aerial ace AND evolve! I think starly was the pokemon ash had in the beggining to evolve faster! (besides caterpie and metapo but those are different)

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    but it really makes you wonder where the writers are going with Dawn's character.
    Dawn's going to be the lovable loser. At this rate she'll only get to the Grand Festival by buying nosebleed tickets.

    He used himself as a moving target for Staravia, which shocked an onlooking Electabuzz.
    I sense some foreshadowing ...

    Man, that Buneary, this is probably the new Mudkip of the season... or the new Torkoal.
    I know I'd be crying right now if I was Buneary. Poor thing. Everyone was cheering for it and she let everyone down.

    So Ash used HIMSELF as a target?
    I'm pretty sure Ash used himself as a target in 'The Electrike Company' as well.

    Ash is using Staravia, Chimchar, and Buizel.
    Thought so. Staravia hasn't had a win for a while (like second gym a while), Chimchar and Buizel haven't been in a gym battle with Ash yet, and Gligar's too new to be expected to do well. Makes me wonder just when we're going to see it battle though.

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    Maybe the reason Staravia Laernt Brave Bird so fast while it look Turtwig ages to master Energy Ball, Is because Staravia can naturally learn Brave Bird on its own. While Turtwig had to train harder as it was learning a move it can only learn in the games via TM, so It would have to of trianed harder to learn it!
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    Maybe the reason Staravia Laernt Brave Bird so fast while it look Turtwig ages to master Energy Ball, Is because Staravia can naturally learn Brave Bird on its own. While Turtwig had to train harder as it was learning a move it can only learn in the games via TM, so It would have to of trianed harder to learn it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravy View Post
    In the long run, it's just another variation of the old charge n' barge moves that Muku.BIRD has been using for the majority of it's life, so the fact that it was able to get Brave Bird down relatively quickly isn't all that surprising.
    Although it's a massive shame that it learned it so quickly. I was expecting at least 2 episodes of bonding time between Ash and Muku as the two try and master the attack. With Staravia learning it so quickly, it annoys me that the writers seem to be being incredibly sloppy and neglectant of the poor bird yet again.

    Snorunt and Turtwig got various episode and scenes for their attacks. :|

    On another note, Ash used himself as a target for Cydnaquil's Tackle attacks in 'Hot Matches' waaaaaay back in Johto. Seems Ash is quite the one for being an 'M'.

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    Ash is used to eat Charizard Flamethrowers and Thunderbolts in the face, for breakfast. Among other painful stuff, inflicted by both pokemon and enemies. A Brave Bird or two won't hurt him much.

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    Anyways...

    It was an enjoyable episode. So she lost in the end result...but at least we got to see what her Pokemon were capable of. In addition, at least she didn't feel as bad as one would have thought after losing. She is still doing contest style battling, so she must still be doing contests then.

    The preview looks great. Got to wait for 2 weeks now. :/

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    At least she took down one of Maylene's Pokemon, but that's mostly because Ambipom still has its experience from Ash.

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