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    It was a good episode but why does pikachu sound like a jigglypuff in a scene?
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    My bad, didnt mean to put it twice. I thought my comp was lagging.
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    I loved Mistys face when Ashs saw Giselles picture.. haha
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    A nice episode, it had it's points. Giselle is pretty but she's very arrogant, I think she may be even more conceited than Jessie, glad to see Ash put her in her place. I would love to see Misty wearing one of the Pokemon Tech uniforms she'd look good in it. Nice to see Ash isn't totally oblivious to girls and that he likes them and look at Brock drooling over a younger girl. Anyone else notice that Pikachu's voice was different turns out it was being voiced by Rachael Lillis guess 4kids couldn't get good Japanese audio for this episode.
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    I loved this episode, showed that although there are stats, and levels, the anime prefers to fly its yasashi approach true to the end. Funny thinking Team Rocket attended this school, how would jessie afford it though? I like how Brock fits everything in his backpack, and is always totally prepared, and that Ash expects firewood to come out "here firewood!". That poor guy under the tree studying desperately to pass XP Joe was sweet, i wonder Cubone's head must be quite short since pikachu was able to spin the skull around. I always thought its head was similar to the skull shape, but i guess its more like a praire dog and those old cartoons with the cattle skull, resemblance. Anyway good episode, "A simulator is one thing, but this is real life!" good quote from Misty... yup :P
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    This episode never appealed to me. Although, I love the part when Pikachu gets angry at the treadmill.

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    I love this ep! Some good jokes on Brock's behalf, Misty saying "romantic", and a story that would put obsessive EV trainers to shame completely. I'm surprised this was invented before EVs. Misty's lines in this are amazing, I think. Joe was cute, I really want to ship him with someone, pronto. But not Misty. There's only one true love for Misty. <3

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    Its funny how they brought up levels in this episode and then pretty much not again. I agree with them not mentioning it anymore though, you don't need that aspect in a cartoon, just have the pokemon evolve after a period of time, as they did show later on.
    Gisselle would be a good candidate to come back, great character.

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    from the first series this episode was one of the ones that i liked less, defending against school bullies is old in movies.

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    i wierd because they used levels and exp like in the game but i don't know how the trainers know what there pokemon levels and moves are.
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    *sigh* I miss the days when the show didn't take itself so seriously as it does now and this episode is a shining example, so many cut aways and whacky gags that are completley off the wall.

    Misty day dreaming about Paris only to be interupted by a japanese style slurping of green tea by Ash was done brilliantly, the over dramatic anger with large screaming heads and obvious statement of collapsing on the floor and cascades of worrriment on the side of the head, this stuff I miss, now we're lucky if Dawn farts and makes a facial reaction.

    Bring back this style of animation I say!

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    I saw this episode not too long ago, and I just have one thing to say; brilliant.

    Pokemon Tech has been one of barely a handful of actual schools discussed in the Pokemon Universe, and with good reason. No other school-centric episode could live up to this one.

    The episode had lots of awesome stuff: Pikachu running on a treadmill, Giselle, and lest we forget, great dialogue between Ash and Misty ("Stay out of this, Misty! I don't need your help!" "You're right, Ash. You know, it's pretty brave of you to take on all six guys at once. I'll be over here, on the sidelines, waiting to drag your carcass away...")

    Oh, and I almost forgot. This is the only episode in which we have a definite (read: only) listing for girls that Ash finds attractive. Definitely a classic episode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadashi View Post
    This episode had lots of awesome stuff: Pikachu running on a treadmill, Giselle, and lest we forget, great dialogue between Ash and Misty ("Stay out of this, Misty! I don't need your help!" "You're right, Ash. You know, it's pretty brave of you to take on all six guys at once. I'll be over here, on the sidelines, waiting to drag your carcass away...")
    LOL, I forgot completely about when Misty was telling Ash that stuff after he refused her help. But that Pikachu on a treadmill scene is one that I will never in a million year forget! XD I think that's one of the funniest things in the entire series.

    As others are saying, this is a great, classic episode. Even if it is just a filler, it is probably one of the best examples of what Pokemon episodes used to be like.

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    lol this one is another with brocks humor that made me laugh out load, where joe shows ash misty and brock the picture of giselle and Brock says: She can violate my rights anytime lol Im sad that eric stuart doesn't do the voice acting for James and Brock anymore

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    Yeah I really like that line that Brock said. This was a good episode, but another dumb example of how Pikachu can beat ground types.

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    The basic concept of this episode was interesting, though it was rather a disappointing debut for one of my very favourite pokemon. I tell ya, I'm in LOVE with Cubone. His voice, his design, his mannerisms...to me, he easily rates as one of the most interesting and endearing of all pokemon. I couldn't help but feel that this episode gave him something of a negative press. Being an opponent's pokemon is one thing, but it seemed as though Ash took particular exception to Cubone's attack methods - calling bonemerang a "dirty trick" and such. I really don't see how that attack is any more of a "dirty trick" than is Pika's zapping his opponents with Thundershock...both pokemon are simply using the attack methods which come naturally to them. If anything, some of Pikachu's tactics therein are more likely to be considered foul-play - twisting Cubone's helmet and such - since they do not conform to any recognised attacks. Of course, in a sport in which the objective is to beat your opponent senseless, it's difficult to judge what qualifies as foul-play and what doesn't.

    EDIT: I assume that Cubone/Marowak's original character arc in the game was considered too dark for usage in the anime?
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    I was wondering, is this the only episode in the whole anime what mentions levels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliveKoopa View Post
    I was wondering, is this the only episode in the whole anime what mentions levels?
    This is the only episode that I know of to focus upon them extensively...nonetheless, I do seem to recall them being referenced elsewhere from time to time. In "Enter the Dragonite", for example, I'm sure I can remember Drake commenting, upon Ash's Charizard, "This one's at a higher level than I thought." I can also recall Misty once taunting Ash with the statement, "My Staryu's at a much higher level than your Chikorita!" Such references possibly aren't intended in the same strictly numerical sense as they were in SOHK.

    Of course, since I only followed the anime up until the latter half of Johto, I cannot vouch for the rest of the series.
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    This episode was always my favorite. For some reason, I really liked the Starmie/Weepinbell/Graveler battles...

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    I think this episode was good because it showed that if a pokemon is trained right, they can overcome type advantages.

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    I like this epi, my favorite Pokemon ever shows up..Cubone =3
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    This ep was cool.^^ because I never heard it again about Pokemons levels. Some how the school kids were kinda annoying with that Pikachu couldn't do that attack because he was low leveled.

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    This episode is very good and special because you will see that Ash fall in love with a girl and is the first time that you will see this and maybe the last.

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    Even though I haven't seen this episode in a long time, I still loved watching it. Plus, this was the first episode that aired on my Birthday! Though, I cant quite remember what happened during that same day.

    I though it was funny of Ash to ask Misty why they can get along like that. And Misty gets all mad. Ahhh...true love. (sort of)

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    This is the first episode to connect a pokemon battle to the games that gets forgotten sometime in Johto.
    Giselle is one of my least favorite characters in the first season and is worst than Gary in bragging.




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