This episode was basically just a big argument in a forest and little more. Admittedly the argument was comical but watching this episode could make one bored easily. Pidgeotto and Caterpie were caught in this episode which was good. They weren't terribly interesting members of Ash's team, but it was good to see him slowly improving his catching skills.
Before this episode, I didn't really expect Ash to catch a Pidgeotto in that episode but did expect him to catch a Caterpie.
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I loved how Ash caught Caterpie here and that Misty was scared of it ha ha. Caterpie's scene at night with Pikachu was so cute plus I liked that Caterpie fought Team rocket on his own and won while Pikachu was incapacitated. ^^
I wonder why there aren't more examples of the Pokemon food chain outside of OS. We know it exists, because Pidgeotto tried to eat Caterpie here.
This was a cute episode with Ash catching two new Pokémon and evolving one. I really like how Ash is maturing and seeing what being a Pokémon trainer is really about.
Also, I love how Misty blatantly makes up the bike excuse just to travel with Ash. I found that pretty funny.
It kind of sucked that Pidgeotto was the fall guy for Caterpie here. I wish he had defeated the TRio instead of a weak little insect doing that.
My favorite scene was when Misty tried petting Caterpie and he just began spitting silk and evolved and scared her to death.
Good episode, but man, poor Kasumi. She had to endure a forest filled with insects. When Satoshi succeeded in catching Caterpie, I thought he was done catching Pokemon for the time being, but then he captured Pigeon. The Rocket-dan being sillier here was enjoyable, too.
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Wow, the title was fulfilled 10 seconds in! That must be some kinda record
He caught it! Now it's enslaved for the end of time! Some hero.
** Pikachu fainting from watching them.
Nice use of dripping purple backgrounds. Very avant-garde.
* Misty's facial expressions
Caterpie doesn't seem to have a mouth. That's kinda strange. Or maybe it's perpetually open.
** Ash's facial expression was also funny.
Pikachu comforting Caterpie was pretty cute.
Wow, such a deep, meaningful conversation. If only I knew what they were saying.
Like the artistic, hand-painted backgrounds.
Wow, Ash's gonna catch TWO Pokemon! The title lied.
* More great facial expressions with Ash.
Yay, I got it right!
Woot, the classic "replay the last 5 seconds before the commercial break".
** Great battle scene, the first of it's kind!
Yay, Ash enslaved a second helpless animal!
* Pikachu's random screamed "PIKA-CHUUU!"
* The gang beating up Meowth
Why doesn't Caterpie say it's name? All the others do.
Classic anime split-screen.
Wow, they just used the same animation they used 15 minutes ago.
** Another great battle scene.
* "We're gonna get a Pokemon"
Another classic anime technique, repeating the same scene over and over!
Wow, Caterpie evolves into Metapod. It's pretty ugly.
A great episode!
The story was great. Ash catches two Pokemon, a Caterpie and a Pidgeotto, and battles Team Rocket who try to catch his Pikachu (A major first!). Misty doesn't like Caterpie, though. Fast-moving, exciting, and lacking filler.
The action was top-notch, both scenes were great.
The humor was excellent, funny facial expressions and cutaway gags aplenty.
Overall, the best one i've seen! 8.5/10.
I got the jist of what Caterpie and Pikachu were talking about at night, but I think it would have been better if subtitles were provided, but that probably wouldn't add to the mystery of Pokemon. The two things I really loved in this episode were Pidgeotto eating a real worm and Caterpie's evolution.