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    I cackled when Team Rocket washed up on the beach; Jessie's hair looked fab though imo. Team Rocket stumbling upon a ramen shop and meeting Christopher from their rookie days was nice and all, but I couldn't really get into that subplot. Meowth leaving the group to make ramen and Jessie leaving to do Contests was sad though. Glad it was resolved.

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    That Shiny Metagross was awesome and the TRio breaking up again wasn't the most unique plot although I liked seeing Meowth cook noodles. 7.5/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizardonX View Post
    I really liked how this ep wasn't just another TR filler with Meowth's noodling skills being used as a Chekhov's gun later on.
    Not just that, he's became a full on cooking artist by the time of XY, and even more fittingly, it's almost always to help Jessie with her performance efforts. I love little hidden depths that end up going a long way like that, especially since it's something that comes from Meowth's usually pathetic Pokemon skills for once.

    This was a pretty good episode in terms of dynamic and character chemistry. Another good display of the trio's off clock talents and loyalty to each other. Even Jessie is surprisingly earnest and nice concerning this part between the three. Christopher was a touching character, and a brilliant ironic echo to the trio's current situation ("There's more to life than Team Rocket"). Another play on what Team Rocket could be if not for stubborn will and loyalty. I'm starting to wonder if everyone in that organisation has an existential crisis.

    I loved Jessie's Pokemon actually put up a decent fight against Metagross for a while, they might have actually won if they didn't get smug.

    If there's one thing that puts me off however, it's the dialogue. I don't know if it's just the English dub since I haven't found the subbed Japanese, but everything feels so wooden and over the top from the trio, even for their usual in Sinnoh (as shown in cases like Crossing Paths, they could still turn off the goofiness in other episodes). It kinda takes out the endearing story context. Brilliant moment with dub James screaming like a little girl against the Metagross though.

    I agree on Ash's interactions with TR though, even the dub acting was great ("You've lost it this time..."). If they're going to do incompetent TR this is the best way to do it, by getting funny reactions from the heroes. Reminds me a bit of Sonic Boom's handling of Sonic and Eggman, where the villain is just such a pathetic attention seeker the hero has just stopped taking him personally. "Yeaaahhhh... sorry, can I just thwart you tomorrow or something?"
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    Hee hee, Jessie looked good with wet hair and seeing Team Rocket split up felt kind of sad. James running off and finding that frightening shiny Metagross was intense, tho I liked how Meowth helped.

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    The Shiny Metagross looked really evil since it almost killed James. My favorite scene was when Jessie arrived to save James in the end.

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    I think Meowth is better off alone: he's funnier and cooler without Jessie and James. But then again, who would translate for Jessie and James, so I guess they're pretty much useless without Meowth.

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    Really great ep. I hated that Ol' Berate and Switch episode, and am glad they decided to remake it but without all the crappiness that plagued an otherwise good idea.

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    Huh this is certainly different from the other fillers. I think they could have made it a bit more sad and touching than what they have already. Metagross was awesome though; especially the part where it shoots the Ancientpower off of the cliffs.

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    TRio splitting up felt pointless since we all knew they'd get together again. Man, that Shiny Metagross seemed psycho since James almost died because of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloutℯ View Post
    Man, that Shiny Metagross seemed psycho since James almost died because of it.
    It seems like the wild Metagross was mostly just angry cuz James had stumbled into its territory. It seemed tough and violent of course, but its behavior here just stemmed from it wanting to be left alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Oreo View Post
    It seems like the wild Metagross was mostly just angry cuz James had stumbled into its territory. It seemed tough and violent of course, but its behavior here just stemmed from it wanting to be left alone.
    Even if Metagross was sour about James entering its environment, it was still ruthless toward James and James could've easily died. But the situation was heart pounding at least.

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