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    Canalave Gym! Steel Battle!

    It is time for Ash's sixth Sinnoh Gym battle and this is against Byron the Steel leader. With the match being a 3 on 3 match, Byron using Bronzor, Steelix & Bastiondon while Ash uses Chimchar, Gliscor & Buizel, Ash faces one of his toughest battles, especially when he finds out that Chimchar's moves barely even damage Byron's Bronzor

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    Well i believe this will be quite interesting. As Bastiodon comes last that would mean steelix could come second and bronzor first. That makes me conclude that buizel could very well beat bronzor then get thrashed by steelix gliscor helps damage it a bit then gets chimchar withdrawn to defeated steelix then he evolves into monferno but gets defeated and gliscor beats bastiodon.
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    I'll review this after the Christmas festivities, since everyone is waking up now, but here's the gist of the fight.


    -Hiko took out Bronzor, but the battle really took it's toll on the little guy. It seemed like they were both going to faint, but Hiko managed to keep itself up.
    He returns Hiko.

    -Byron goes with Steelix, Ash counters with Buoysel. Buoysel goes down really easily. And when I say 'really easily', I mean REALLY easily. Overkill to the max.

    -Hiko goes out against Steelix, still exhausted, with the effects of it's first battle clearly visable. But still, he manages to take out everyone's favourite overused pseudo snake.

    -MAGMA/AQUA BATTLE MUSIC. Hiko vs. Bastiodon. Bastiodon counters Hiko's Flamethrower with Metal Burst, and the ape finally goes down.

    -Glion's strategy is to try and hit Bastiodon from behind, just like Gravy has been suggesting. Oh, that Gravy and his correct assumptions. Glion gets behind it and clamps it's claws to Bastiodon's eyebrow things, before laying into it with a couple of Fire Fangs.

    -Glion wins, and is elated. Evidenced by it's Ash face glomp.
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    No evolution in this episode?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddieursa View Post
    No evolution in this episode?.
    Oh god, there will be riots now by the Chimchar fans who were so sure that this will be the episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andywoo View Post
    Oh god, there will be riots now by the Chimchar fans who were so sure that this will be the episode.
    i was one of the people who thought it might happen but i'm not going to riot because i knew deep inside it wasn't going too, nothing like that ever happens in gym battles, and at least Chimchar did well, that's all i could ask of it.

    now on the other hand if it evolves in the riley episode i will likely riot as it's too predictable, unorigional, and uneventful.

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    The battles were pretty shocking. Apparently blaze only works when the writers want it to work. There is no reason why Chimchar shouldn't have had blaze going for it. I know it wasn't the point but still Chimchar was "this" close to fainting a few times, blaze works in that manner.

    I'm glad Gliscor won, but I don't know it just didn't feel right. Bastiodon at most got hit with 3-4 fire fangs, and Gliscor didn't even use screech. I know it hurt but the last fire fang "exploded." Gliscor did use sand attack which was cool.

    Ash won so Candice is next, I hope they aren't speeding it up.

    Oh and poor Buizel, didn't get hardly anything in before fainting. Of course Ash was just letting Steelix knock Buizel around. Of course it doesn't help that Steelix used screech before using Iron tail.

    As for Chimchar he's got 4 gym wins. I think its time to evolve.
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    Though i am not completely sure i think Chimchar won against Bronzor & then it was pulled back. I am not sure whether Buizel was defeated or withdrawn but Chimchar again defeats Steelix. I think Bastiodon defeats Chimchar & finally Gliscor defeats Bastiodon.

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    Chimmy + another two KOs = WIN

    Looks like he's finally hitting his stride.

    Cue the Buizel bashers getting hard over it's ho-ho-horrible defeat. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Gravy View Post
    -Byron goes with Steelix, Ash counters with Buoysel. Buoysel goes down really easily. I when I say 'really easily', I mean REALLY easily. Overkill to the max.
    Reminiscent of Pikachu vs Onix?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gravy View Post
    -Glion wins, and is elated. Evidenced by it's Ash face glomp.
    Cute. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucario At Service View Post
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    The animation really makes this gym battle look epic.

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    God, Buizel looks proud of itself... dunno why. I would have far preferred Grotle in its place, even getting owned, cause at least it would feel necessary. And I love how Ash went with Gliscor in the first place- he did have Grotle and Pikachu as options but instead he chose his underdog and it paid off. Gotta love that guy.

    So after a year of being Ash's most overused pokemon, Buizel gets its smug arse handed to it by a pokemon which has been taken down by a good number of his predecessors, and doesn't even get a look in against the big boys in this one. Merry Christmas, Pokefans!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosMage View Post
    God, Buizel looks proud of itself... dunno why. I would have far preferred Grotle in its place, even getting owned, cause at least it would feel necessary. And I love how Ash went with Gliscor in the first place- he did have Grotle and Pikachu as options but instead he chose his underdog and it paid off. Gotta love that guy.

    So after a year of being Ash's most overused pokemon, Buizel gets its smug arse handed to it by a pokemon which has been taken down by a good number of his predecessors, and doesn't even get a look in against the big boys in this one. Merry Christmas, Pokefans!
    All of Ash's pokemon look happy and proud in the gym win shot regardless of rather they get a gym win or not because they are collectively happy that the team got the badge. And of course he wasn't gonna go with Pikachu or Grotle this battle, have you not noticed that this series hes actually picking his pokemon based on type.


    Quote Originally Posted by dman_dustin View Post

    Ash won so Candice is next, I hope they aren't speeding it up.
    Well when you consider that the visit between each gym town was about 15 or so episodes, and they visited Hearthome 3 times I think where we are right now is fine.

    Chimchar showed its tough spirit once again, and for the 2nd time got 2 gym wins. Way to go. Its really flourished under ash, though when i look back at it, it always got done what paul wanted it to do, for the most part.

    I know the buizel haters are just orgasmic right now.

    And way to go for gliscor, though its win would have been better had it gotten a screech or two off, since Bastidon isn't really weak against fire just neutral. But in any event this is a great comming of age when you consider what it used to be.

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    This gym was all right.

    The biggest disappointment was Symphonic Medley. Toward the end, I prayed that they would not use Symphonic Medley, as it's one of the worst music pieces ever (esp. for battles) so I just /sigh when it started playing >_>.

    I'm also getting quite tired of Hikozaru at this point. Boring moveset due to it still being base stage, and it got 4 gym KO's in a row now. It's soon more overused than Bouysel.

    Other than that, this gym battle was quite impressive. I actually enjoyed watching Steelix battle more than Bastiodon. Iwane animated it so it looked so damn fierce and awesome

    However, the Veilstone Gym battle is still the best one in Sinnoh, imo.

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    I'm very happy that Gliscor won, especially since it's sounding like it had a good bit of HP left when it did.

    Along with that, Buizel getting KO'd quickly and Chimchar taking out two of Byron's team makes for a very nice Christmas present. For once, a Gym battle goes exactly as I would have done it (if I didn't have any choice about who was used in it, anyway).
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    I knew Chimchar wasn't going to evolve by the preview of it facing all three of Byron's Pokemon at some point.

    Way to go Gliscor!!
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    Chimchar don't evoloved in this episode     Spoiler:- Spoiler:
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    God, I'm going to miss Byron. Never has a gym leader been such a wonderful blend of both the epic and the psychotic. Him and Wake need to meet, preferably in a cage match, armed with metal chairs, shovels and terrible acting skills.

    With the way many Gym Leader's initial pok&#233;mon have been swept under the rug this series, I honestly hadn't been expecting anything grand when it came to Bronzor.
    Hiding something like that under a carpet probably wouldn't go unoticed anyway.
    Anywho, this was a pleasant surprise. Bronzor isn't likely to get much more focus after this I'd wager, so if this is as good as it's gonna get for the heat-resistant mirror, I'm more than content.

    Continuing from there, Hiko's battles were very impressive, and it was great to see the little guy pulling off two victories all on it's own, despite it's obvious exhaustion. With all the previous claims about it becoming 'weak' since Shinji callously abandoned it, you can't help but feel smug for being on the ape's side all along. You can tell Iwane’s team must have a lot of fun animating this guy, with all the acrobatics, the rubber-hose arms and different camera angles they got to use.

    I was rather surprised that Blaze wasn't activated, especially with that 'cliffhanger' before the commercial break. I'd half expected him to break out the insanity once the pok&#233;mon and food ads were done and dusted. I would have at least liked to have seen it against Bastiodon, since that match didn't last too long anyway. It could have been his undoing, the lack of control giving an experieced guy like Byron the advantage, goading Ash to work on getting the ability down pat on Iron Island. Ahh well. C'est la vive.

    While I'm not all too fond of Buoysel's incessant usage, fortunately I haven't stooped down to the mindless hate vendetta most forum members seem to have for the fellow. Oh yeah. I’m callin’ you guys out.
    I did feel rather sorry for him as his dual-tailed buttocks was served up on a silver platter, with all the trimmings and condiments to boot. I at least expected him to get ONE attack in, but damn, the whipping he took was fast and furious. While it certainly did look painful physically, there didn't seem to be any damage inflicted on the guy's pride. That is, if his willing acceptance of Ash's sympathy was any indication.
    But when all is said and done, the sadist in me can’t help but enjoy the occasional clean-sweep. C’mon, Steelix may be a bunch of buttholes by nature and more common than winged rats in Trafalgur Square, but you’ve got to give credit where credit is due.

    Gliscor's fight was quite satisfactory, considering it was it's first proper victory and gym debut. The lack of screech usage to incapacitate Bastiodon was rather disappointing, since it’s something I’d been hoping Ash would take advantage of. But never the less, I did enjoy the rest of this battle's elements.
    Gliscor tripping Bastiodon with his tail when he was flat on his stomach, in order to avoid getting hit by another dose of generic energy beam was probably my favourite part. And I was quite fond of Sand Attack being used to sneak behind ol' fort face, before landing that deciding Fire Fang. ‘Boo’ on whoever said it was a crappy technique.
    Using the air current produced by an incoming Luster Cannon in order to avoid the very attack was also quick thinking on Ash's part.


    Sinnoh is still delivering, and I've got high hopes that this'll be the first series where I've actually enjoyed every Gym. C'mon guys! Don't make an outcast out of Gravy by proving he's a horrible jinx!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravy View Post
    God, I'm going to miss Byron. Never has a gym leader been such a wonderful blend of both the epic and the psychotic. Him and Wake need to meet, preferably in a cage match, armed with metal chairs, shovels and terrible acting skills.
    How legendary would that be?

    Also, the scorpion's wink-and-tongue pose is back.

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    What did Metal Burst look like in this episode?
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    For those of you who don't know your fossil pokémon yet, that was Cradily, not Lileep.

    Overall this was a great Gym Battle. Surprisly Chimchar's battle with Bronzor was entertaining. I didn't realize Chimchar was capable of standing still in mid-air! Also, did Bronzor use Rain Dance? I'm confused on how it only rained for like a minute, and how could steam alone cause it (unless I'm even worse at how weather works then I thought)?

    Steelix sounds like it ate a child and its Screech is the child begging for help, not kidding. Gliscor's battle was funny and great all at the same time. A little over use of Fire Fang, but not expected. I'm glad Gliscor was star of it's first gym battle. Ash just got his last badge six episodes ago, this makes six, and in less then 10 episodes we will be on the snow routes, so now things are speeding up slightly.

    Quote Originally Posted by uber gon View Post
    What did Metal Burst look like in this episode?
    I believe it looked lie Ancientpower, just pure white though.

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    Watching the episode, I'm wondering how Roark reacted when he saw that Chimchar was in Ash's command...
    Well, Ash did mention Paul, but my Japanese is limited so I don't know much either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoennMaster View Post
    For those of you who don't know your fossil pokémon yet, that was Cradily, not Lileep.
    It's not like either have done anything of remote importance in this series, so I'm not gonna blame anyone for forgetting.
    Quote Originally Posted by mystkmastkal View Post
    and I really liked Gliscors vampire like Fire fang attack, at first I was dissapointed about how it looked but when it comes into contact with something then it exploads... that was pretty cool.
    Yeah, an attack in Pocket Monsters isn't officially cool until it EXPLODES. Hence why I have such respect for Take Down now.
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    Impressions:

    -Wow, great animation. This is what Pokemon's all about.
    -Hmm, not so flashy attacks this time around. Just a lot of straight-forward attacks.
    -Wow, that Steelix is really freakin' big!
    -Poor Buizel. I don't think I've ever seen a Pokemon get owned that hard, that fast before. I don't know why people hate him; he's adorable. But to get KO'd that fast... it's kinda insulting.
    -Steelix gives Dig the big FU. It was very amusing to watch. I would definitely not like to fight a Steelix IRL.
    -I totally call DEM on Steelix's massive slipup. That was totally not planned. I guess lucky breaks happen. A bit of a mess in the animation, but otherwise, not bad.
    -Bastiodon's defense is awesome. I love the music that plays, too. Bryon's animation is top-tier. He's amazing.
    -Byron's a bit over the top with the explosions o-o; It's like a second-rate action flick.
    -Gliscor gets knocked around a bit, but some good tail action has me saying 'nice!'. Looks like he's getting the hang of battles.
    -But... I don't think Bastiodon really took enough damage for Gliscor to really take it down. So while Ash's victory was legit, I would say it's necessary only for story reasons. It really wasn't deserved; he got outplayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bliksem View Post
    -I totally call DEM on Steelix's massive slipup. That was totally not planned. I guess lucky breaks happen. A bit of a mess in the animation, but otherwise, not bad.
    I disagree, Ash told Chimchar to use dig again depite Byron being able to counter it.

    I don't see the problem of dig being used to weaken the foundation and causing Steelix to fall through.
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    Wahey.

    There's good ol' Lileep.

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