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    Battling Maylene in the show seemed just as hard like I battle her in the Daimond/Pearl Game. However, that Force Palm that Lucario usually uses in the game is much more annoying. However, like I said before that Buizel was the best trade ever. Without it he would have never came close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChimcharLuv4Eva View Post
    I think it was a good battle but they gave him the badge out of pity it is a little unfair because he didn't win
    But it was a draw. It's the gym leaders choice if the challenger gets the badge. Besides, look how Ash got the badge from Brock, Daisy, Erika, and Sabrina.
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    A really good episode featuring an intense battle the likes of which we haven't seen in a long time. I almost pity the fact that we had to wait 2 episodes after Maylene's debut to witness it.

    Staravia winning against Maylene's Machoke was expected due to the raising usage of type advantages in the anime, but I was shock that Maylene didn't start off with her weaker Meditite. Well at least Staravia showed true endurance and was able to take it down too.

    Lucario versus Buizel was what caught my attention. I didn't think Buizel was very strong in battle, but it withstood all of the hits Lucario made. The while rain and Swift Swim combo was too convenient I think, it was only used to give Ash the advantage. Glad Ash got the badge, even if it was a tie. 9/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torpoleon View Post
    Chimchar did get some hits on Meditite. Like it does not have enough screentime now.
    Exactly! I did think that it was going to be chimchar vs lucario though, given the huge type advantage. Although I didn't expect Buizel vs Lucario, I did enjoy it. Water pulse looks good in the anime.

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    Great battle and great episode. All the battles were very impressive but the Lucario vs Buizel battle was EPIC! I'm glad Maylene got her fighting spirit back and Ash got his badge.

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    It was a good Gym battle, especially between Lucario and Buizel.
    I really noticed when Maylene said to Machoke use Seismic Toss that it sounded exactly like Misty, I know it's the same VA just saying almost sounded like she was there. I wouldn't say Machoke went down that fast, it did get some hits in.

    It was good for Buizel to learn Water Pulse, it seems that the Pokemon learn their attacks even that soon after others. Turtwig- Energy Ball Staravia- Brave Bird and Buizel- Water Pulse (Not to mention Happiny- Secret Power and Cacnea- Drain Punch even if it wasn't around for much longer)
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    I'm not really sure if I can say anything too insightful about this episode that hasn't been said (and hopefully, by writing this statement, this makes it okay-lame, isn't it?).

    Okay. I think this is the toughest gym battle Ash has in Sinnoh, not just b/c of how strong Lucario is, but b/c Maylene does not make any mistakes in the battle. I think the seriousness of Maylene and Lucario in this match is best summed up by the part of the battle where Lucario is enjoying itself using Bone Rush to deflect Buizel's Sonicbooms, and then when Ash/Buizel in turn show off by using Sonicboom to defend against an onslaught of Aura Spheres, Lucario sneaks in and uses Force Palm. Maylene sort of gets ripped off by the gym challenge rules, as Ash first switches out Staravia and then later Chimchar to get rid of the confusion effect from Meditite's Confusion attack. This wouldn't be so bad for Maylene (remember Ash really bent the rules when he fought Anabel back in the Battle Frontier, as he recalled Corpfish and then sent it back out) if Ash didn't get fortunate in other areas as well, with Buizel learning water pulse and the rain. Even so, Ash still almost loses, and he has to push Buizel urgently a few times in the match to stay in it. The biggest reason why Ash ends up in such a pinch is that Chimchar sort of lets him down; I get the feeling Ash was hoping for Chimchar to deal a bit more damage to Lucario, judging from Ash's reaction when recalling a fainted Chimchar (Paul's pt exactly about Chimchar; no blaze, no use for it. But Ash is sympathetic to Chimchar, and really there's no wonder that Chimchar is so much happier with Ash, as Reggie pointed out a couple of episodes. Speaking of Reggie, too bad he's not here to watch). Ash realizes he's in a bind now that the match is reduced to Lucario vs. Buizel, or power vs power, which Buizel is probably not going to win. Ash really gets reduced to trying to keep Buizel on its feet, and unlike most other gym battles, he doesn't come up with a super strategy; Maylene doesn't give him any opportunity. Ash does use Dawn's contest Aqua Jet to overpower Lucario's defensive Metal Claw, but Maylene just upgrades to using a defensive Force Palm, which brings that match-up back to a tie. With Buizel's Water Gun being overpowered by Aura Sphere, Buizel really does not have any option to attack before it learns Water Pulse, which is a draw power-wise for Aura Sphere).

    In the end, Ash does take advantage of his luck with his finishing move, a water pulse/aqua jet combination which he had to have come up with on the spot. It's really nice, and more interesting than many water type contest moves I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshfanGirl20 View Post
    Buziel is an awesome Pokemon. His battle in this episode just increases his awesomness.
    And freaking how! I will bet you anything any Buizel haters out there are just foaming at the mouth when reading this and all the other positive comments about Buziel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravy View Post

    NICE!!

    Now my summary of the episode.

    Seriously, all you Buizel haters out there, read all the positive comments abut him, now! I dare you!

    Anyway, BEST. GYM. BATTLE. EVVVVEEEEEEEERRR!
    Lucario/Buizel were just an incredible pair of contenders! Both of them are equally awesome!
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    Buizel is soo awesome.... But Ash's buizel only

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    This episode was great. As expected Ash's battle was far better than Dawn's battle with Maylene. It was great to see Buizel learn Water Pulse in its battle with Lucario. I wasn't too surprised, cause I felt that Aura Spere and Water Pulse would look cool together in the gym battle. Staravia did great against Machoke and Meditite. It was cool to see Staravia use Brave Bird to finish off Meditite. It was great to see Buizel's Swift Swim displayed in this episode, it's a really cool ability. Interesting that after all of that Lucario vs Buizel battling, it ended in a draw. I'm glad Ash was still given his 3rd badge, he really earned it. It was interesting that for a change, none of Ash's Pokemon were KO'd.

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    I really enjoyed this Gym battle. Staravia fought hard and I liked seeing its new Brave Bird move being used. The Lucario vs Buizel match up was very intense. It was interesting to see Buizel learn Water Pulse and use it so well during the battle. The fact that it started raining after the roof blew off was a lucky break for Ash, but I didn't mind because I was glad that we got to see Buizel's Swift Swim in action. Lucario and Buizel were both very strong and put up a great fight, so I wasn't too surprised that the battle ended in a draw.

    The "massage" Team Rocket got in that one room was pretty funny. And painful looking.

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    Ash and Maylene's battle was pretty good, I liked how both of them used strategies in their match...sadly the match ended in a draw. Ash got the badge from Maylene at the end, but it didn't satisfy me. It would've been better if he earned the gym badge by beating her in the Gym battle. I didn't like how Dawn was cheering for....both Ash and Maylene, She should've picked either Ash or Maylene's side instead of cheering for both sides.
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