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    Despite Primeape unfortunately leaving and never returning, I always thought that this was a fantastic episode, and definitely one of the main ones that springs to mind when I think about the original series. Primeape wasn't around for long, but it was great. It had a lot of character. I'm sure people who watched at the time will remember it fondly. Primeape's story was basically Charizard's story, condensed into 5 episodes, with Primeape leaving to "train" at the end of it, similarly to how Charizard left to "train" at the Charicific Valley. Real shame it wasn't around for longer, or that we never saw it again. I guess it made sense as it had completed its "story", similarly to Butterfree. Better writing could've easily found a way for Primeape to stay though.

    I always thought Geodude's inclusion was because it came under the "Fighting-type" in the TCG (Fighting, Rock and Ground). Anyway, obviously it was great seeing Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee. Team Rocket were at their best in this episode as well, shame how things have been for them more recently.

    The idea of the P1 Grand Prix is always something that resonated with me as well. I really enjoyed the idea of it and I remember at the time, I genuinely expected Ash to compete in another one in the Johto region. I'm disappointed the P1 Grand Prix hasn't been mentioned since. I thought it would've made a mint side competition for Ash to enter whilst on his journey. May have possibly led to Ash getting more Fighting-types as well, like Tyrogue, Hitmontop, etc. I guess the P1 Grand Prix is just resigned to fan fiction nowadays.

    Overall, a strong episode that has lasted long in the memory for me.

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    Primeape is such a badass and if ash was to have a "dream team" primeape would surely be on it.

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    Like others said, it's weird how Ash gives Primeape away after just getting him 4 episodes ago.

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    Frankly speaking, I'm so glad that Ash decided to hand Primeape over to Anthony here. Its violent tendencies clashed with Ash's style in my opinion and it was way better for Ash to give Primeape over to an experienced Fighting-type trainer. Aside from, I was glad that Brock got to compete in the tournament as well.

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    If I remember this well, Primeape was left for training, why don't get it back? after this much years, it must be the strongest Pokémon Ash will ever own

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    Well at least Ash's Primeape began listening to him although it was really late given his departure in this episode. Anthony and Hitmonchan were cool tho plus I liked how Brock was in the tournament as well. ^^

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    I kind of liked this episode, there were cool characters, but disappointed that Primeape was left for training, which I remembered the most. But at least Brock participated in the tournament though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mega Sceptile View Post
    Primeape is such a badass and if ash was to have a "dream team" primeape would surely be on it.
    Agreed I even got mad that Ash left him to train here since he was finally reliable. What a poor writing decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudySpell View Post
    Agreed I even got mad that Ash left him to train here since he was finally reliable. What a poor writing decision.
    It was disappointing to me too especially since Butterfree had recently left as well. Kanto Ash should have kept all his pokemon instead of letting some of them go, but at least Primeape left for training, which is a reasonable departure excuse. ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Oreo View Post
    Well at least Ash's Primeape began listening to him although it was really late given his departure in this episode.
    It really was too little, too late.

    I liked Pikachu's boxing moves when he was battling Hitmonchan lmao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillachu View Post
    I liked Pikachu's boxing moves when he was battling Hitmonchan lmao.
    I did too and I kind of wish Pikachu had fought in the tourney in place of Primeape just to see him with his boxing gloves some more.

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    My favorite part was when Primeape won the whole tournament, but I still don't know if he was released for good or just left for training.

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