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    The best episode in the entire series, perhaps. The element of great danger, the war that has to be put to rest to survive... Shame James did not have the Gyarados under control... TR should indeed threaten Ash seriously with new Pokemon, in the 5. generation, so that more moments like these appear.
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    This episode was amazing even if it ripped off Poseidon but overall I was entertained.


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    Poseidon anyone?

    This was a very funny episode. I kinda liked the whole concept of them having Ash, Misty, and Brock work together with TR to survive. James kicking Magikarp, making it evolve was freakin hilarious. What I also found funny was Misty's so-called strategy to deal with Gyarados.....RUN AWAY!!! Overall a great episode.

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    It's cliffhangers at the end of filler episodes like these that make me really appreciate the Kanto fillers, and the existence of filler episodes period in the anime.

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    This episode is a prime example of everything I love about the Kanto arc. Ridiculous humor, and circumstances totally beyond the party's control- even more than the current stuff. One of the few instances of Kanto having an "arc" too, which I'd put everything from SS Anne to Tentacruel.

    Not to mention is was such a departure from the games- the anime singled-handedly spread the rumor that the SS Anne sunk in the games.
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    When Officer Jenny and her colleagues were honouring the guys who sank, was it ever verified, once TR and Ash & co returned, that they were not actually lost at sea? Because if everyone still assumed they were dead, it would have been a bit of a shock for Ash to suddenyl turn up at the Pokemon League and gyms.




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    Loved the ending with the gang and the Magikarp/Gyrados and the Dragon Rage attack. Very cool seeing TR and the gang work together to escape. But other than that, very average episode for me.

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    I think Magikarp evolving was its way of getting revenge on James for kicking it. It was awesome.

    I always found it unbelievable how they all managed to swim to the surface without drowning. It seemed like they were deep below the surface, too far down for someone to make it back up in one breath.

    I wonder if they were reported dead to their families. It never mentions anything like that, but it would make sense. I also wonder if the people shown at the memorial ceremony thing at the beginning know that they're alive.

    But I guess these things don't really matter...it's just a cartoon after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle
    I think Magikarp evolving was its way of getting revenge on James for kicking it. It was awesome.
    This was the highlight of the show for me! Love seeing a stupid-looking Pokemon evolve from a vulnerable one to a kick-butt one! TR deserved what they got. And remember the episode where Jesse found a Feebas but ended up releasing it because she thought it was ugly? :O
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    This is the first episode of Pokemon I watched from start to finish. Good times, good times. I saw it again not that long ago and I couldn't help but think of the 90's era back in the day. Takes me back to my childhood days. I remember the ending I was like "What happens next? Did they die?" This was one of the best cliffhanger endings of the series for sure.
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    This is one of my all-time favorite episodes of any anime. Forcing TR and Ash+Co. to work together was brilliant. Pikachu showed its dark side, too.

    Side note: The voice actors for Jessie and James really did a good job in my opinion. (Dubbed) TR's voices are some of my favorites out of all the anime I've seen. (Mostly subbed)

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    Pikachu: Darn...Not dead...

    Lol. I just saw it. Excellent episode indeed.

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    Watching this episode again, the only part I liked about it was when they were stuck on the raft complaining about how hungry they were. I just felt that this three episode adventure that they have wasn't that strong at all though this episode wasn't the worst of them. You have to love how Magikarp evolves when James gets rid of it.

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    This episode just oozed brilliance. I loved how Team Rocket and the twerps had to work together and it was quite nice to see that they could put their differences aside to... well survive! It was funny to see how Magikarp evolved into Gyarados as soon as James ditches it. James must have an awful lot of bad luck!

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    James laughing and sending out Magikarp was so epic! James should've called Gyarados back in his PokeBall and give it to Giovanni, then he would have a strong Pokemon, be satisfied and give Jessie, James and Meowth promotion... Keeping Gyarados theirselves would not be an option, Gyarados would never listen to James. 10/10.

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    In my opinion, this episode symbolizes the good aspects of what made Kanto so good. The over-the-top story, the humorous parts implemented within a serious story. This episode was probably another "blockbuster episode" out of the entire Kanto saga. And oh did I like Team Rocket and Ash and his friends working together xD.

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    Another excellent episode, I wonder if the gang were reported dead to their families though? It's an interesting question/idea to be honest. Anyway It was great to see Team Rocket along with Ash, Misty, & Brock working together to get out of the St. Anne ship. Nice to see Misty take the initiative and lead the gang to safety too. The Magikarp/Gyrados at the end was so unexpected but I suppose it needed to get it's revenge on James for mistreating it. I liked the cliffhanger.

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    So apparently everyone in town thought Jessie, James, Meowth, Ash, Pikachu, Brock and Misty were dead but were their families told? No. No they were not.

    As for the rest of the episode, it had potential to be better but it came off as boring at least IMO.

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    The scenes of everyone imagining how they would eat Magikarp always makes me laugh

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    I would have been the same way as James. I wouldn't have crossed those vines either. If you fall, it's over. (O.O) But, I wish James would have returned Gyarados, it would have been awesome on his team.

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    i love how they made the ash-gang team up with team rocket.

    And james' magikarp evolving was priceless XD
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    This really is indeed one of my favorite episodes, both from my childhood and now. There is a reason how even after all these years, I remembered what went on in this episode. For starters, this is that rare episode where the characters are actually in peril; they are underwater about to topple into the deep abyss (though that's some luck even for a show for the St. Anne to land on a piece of protruding rock). And yet despite all of that, it still manages to make it one of the funnier episodes—complete with dark humor. Another is that the pacing is well-done in this episode. Everything flowed in a nice way that it made for a great story-telling. Episode 15 was okay, though the catalyst of Team Rocket taking over and everyone fighting back was what led to the rising action of this episode, which would continue into the next episode where we would get a pretty cool climax.

    The beginning is very somber for a Pokémon episode, one you would not expect in a children's show, to be honest. They don't directly say they died, per se, but it's very obvious it's a memorial service with somber music and a bouquet of flowers thrown into the water. It's beautiful. (I have to wonder if Vermilion City still thinks they're dead—because I'm pretty sure that was the Vermilion City police.)

    And then after that, Ash is woken up to find out he's upside-down, and physics takes over in time for him to land on Pikachu. Classic. Team Rocket's day-dream is just as funny, though James makes it funnier with the “burning” repetition. The sultry way he says it is just perfect. Eric Stuart really makes James pop like that, and this episode really shows it. How it is they didn't burn automatically makes me scratch my head, but this is Team Rocket we're talking about. They can survive just about anything—even drowning. My God, their first drowning scene was pretty graphic, I don't blame Ash and the others from freaking out. But then they drown a second time later on (though it's not as graphic), and their screams of “ZOMBIES” just further proves it was a set up for a small gag and dark humor (a scarcity in Pokémon).

    Anyway, after their first drowning, when they get up to fight Ash and Brock and they release their Pokémon, my favorite scene happens. For about a minute, they struggle to keep the ship from tilting with eight Pokémon and five humans all with different weights. Geodude especially gets the honor of actually being funny in how it hops over at one point just to be ordered by Brock to return to him xD. (Though how odd that Onix doesn't make the ship move, yet other Pokémon did... oh well, plot convenience.)

    I also love how this is the one rare episode where Ash and Team Rocket work together, albeit hesitantly. But even then they don't completely cooperate. They were basically going to leave Team Rocket behind as they talked to one another how they're never going to leave each other (which is one of my favorite Rocketshipping moments, honestly), and when they cut a hole in the hull and escape with Water Pokémon. Misty could've given them her Staryu, really.

    But if she had, we wouldn't have had the honor of the Magikarp Chekhov's Gun for a nice piece of dark humor. James being so proud of having a Magikarp is so funny, he's so confident in it (his eyes say all, which is why I screen-captured it for my screen saver), but then after several seconds, they realize how useless it is. Meowth's joke was great, “Forget swimming, it can barely splash.” I just have to wonder how they managed to get out.

    Them drooling over Magikarp while they're on a make-shift raft was great. It was them realizing Magikarp isn't edible was what got James to kick it with his now-infamous magical boot that causes any Pokémon he kicks to evolve. Remember that I did not play the games at this point, though I don't think I've had that Pokémon book that showed all (then) 151 Pokémon yet. So I did not know that Magikarp could evolve into such an awful (as in scary, because Gyarados is awesome) Pokémon. (By the way, “I'm James, your master. Obey me.” X3 Pfft, now he's proud of his Pokémon until it roars and he gets all wimpy.)

    Gyarados was shown in an amazing way here, they really wanted to prove that it was as terrible as it was said to be. And you know what, they succeeded. This end of the episode was very nightmarish, it's much more scarier than the giant Dragonite. If Misty, the Water Pokémon trainer of the group, is very antsy about them escaping Gyarados, then you know how much you're in trouble. Dragon Rage in this context was especially frightening, the music being part of it. Misty saying no one's ever escaped Dragon Rage is probably true (though it's possible some sailors have survived a Gyarados attack in order to tell such stories), since its Accuracy rating is 100%.

    Damn, Pokémon, you scary. (But I still wish you were real.)

    This was a much crueler cliffhanger, that water cyclone at the very end really stuck with me for all these years. I wouldn't say I was traumatized (I've seen much scarier before then), but for a six-year-old, that was something, especially when you've come to like the characters. I guess for the time, we were lucky Pokémon aired throughout the week, so we (unlike the Japanese audience) didn't have to wait until the following Saturday to see if they made it out alive. But hey, the next episode is an awesome episode (and another personal favorite), so no matter if we had to wait for a week, we were in for a treat.
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    I totally forgot, until I watched this episode again just today, that this, the previous, and the next episode were a... I'll say 'pseudo three-part-episode'.
    I always enjoy episodes where Team Rocket and the twerps have to work together on something, even though they're enemies to each other.

    ...So, apparently Onix is as light as a feather compared to everyone else put together.

    Best moment of the whole episode (at least to me): James kicking Magikarp. just to have it evolve in to a Gyarados.
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    I really liked the memorial scene at the start; it made Ash's situation seem more intense in my opinion. Seeing the St. Anne upside down was really cool as well; I especially liked how Team Rocket got burned by the upside down stoves as they were dreaming. I felt bad for James's Magikarp when he kicked it, but the Gyarados' Dragon Rage made me scream.

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