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    The Battling Eevee Bros.!

    When finding an Eevee chained to a tree, Ash & co decide to take it back to its home. But when they arrive, it's owner doesnt welcome it due to his brothers forcing him to evolve it. Team Rocket appear and kidnap the Pokémon. Can Ash save the Pokémon and Mikey pick an Eeveelution?

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    This is one of my favorite episodes. Mikey's one of my favorite characters (which is why I'm writing a fic about him) and this episode is what made me start liking Eevee and it's evolutions. It's one of the few times Horsea is used and Mikey's battle against TR was cool.

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    That's one talented Eevee considering it can use Rage, Tackle, and Quick Attack all at once.

    Anyway, this proves how much Jessie, James, and Meowth are idiots. Do they go straight to the nearest Team Rocket stronghold and present this catch to the boss? Nope, they stop by a lake and gorge themselves while the twerps find them.

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    Those are the attacks it was using? I couldn't remember. Do you remember what Mikey told Eevee to do when it did all those attacks at once? I was thinking of maybe using it as part of my fic but I can't remember what Mikey said.

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    Actually; Mikey first told Eevee to use Take Down; and when TR made fun of it, it was told to do a raging Tackle; but it looked more like Quick Attack. This was an important episode since it focused on Stone-based evolutions, the most famous of which is the Eevee line. It also played an important role because there were 2 Pokémon in the group(at the time) who evolve by Evo Stones: Pikachu and Vulpix.(Okay; Staryu too, but Misty already has Starmie!) Now we know Pika doesn't want to evolve; but would Ash let him if he DID want to evolve? And what about Brock and Vulpix? I understand Brock's reasoning for not taking the Fire Stone; nice reminder of how he got Vulpix in the first place! There was a bit of character development for Misty as well; being the voice of reason in Mikey's situation, and speaking her mind about if Eevee wasn't his; she would've taken it for herself and evolved it into Vaporeon! Overall; great episode: 9.5/10!

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    I'm glad that Mikey told his brothers that he wanted to be an Eevee trainer and that they understood him. What a bunch of sweeties!!!!!!!

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    This episode was good as well; I'm glad Brock and Ash refused to evolve Vulpix and Pikachu respectively with stones.

    I liked the introduction of the original Eeveelutions too, but I still wonder what would have happened if TR had used all three stones on Mikey's Eevee at one time. XD

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    Oh, my first episode...

    I still remember Brock screaming "BUT I DON'T WANNA GIVE UP VULPIX!!!!" (or something to that effect) when Misty offered a trade...not mention my sister and I went goo-goo eyes when Eevee appeared....and I thought Vaporeon was so pretty in the anime, so that episode sealed my choice of Eeveelution (we were both about to get Eevees in our games; she had my old Blue, and I my Yellow) However, my sister liked Jolteon more, so that's who she picked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlamingRuby
    I still remember Brock screaming "BUT I DON'T WANNA GIVE UP VULPIX!!!!" (or something to that effect) when Misty offered a trade.
    Wrong episode. Misty asked Brock to trade Vulpix in the episode at Fuschia gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Togechikku
    Wrong episode. Misty asked Brock to trade Vulpix in the episode at Fuschia gym.
    Yeah, and he didn't yell quite as loudly either.

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    My choice in RBY for an Eeveelution (Vaporeon) was decided with this ep also. :3 But not because VAPOREON was pretty.....XD

    *clings to Rainer* Although my friend is obsessed with Sparky, so you know what she picked....XD



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    I give this episode a 8/10, it was fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud Strife
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    You'll have to give more of a reason than that. While numerical ratings are not forbidden here, they should not make up the bulk of your post.

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    I think that it was good that Mikey did not evolve his eevee. But in a way, Team Rocket helped in this episode. Eevee beat them so Mikey showed his brother how strong just a normal Eevee can be, without evolving.

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    A little unknown fact; in the manga Misty and Mikey do sort of have the same kind of conversation, and it is interupted (By Ash), only Misty isn't concerned that Mikey might have a crush on her.

    I thought TR would actually be a little braver agaisnt Pikachu after this, afterall, didn't they hardly seemed phased after getting shocked?

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    This was also one of my favorite episodes. Jolteon is the best and so is Flareon. Team Rocket was tough on this one. Did you see that Pikachu Thunderboly em and Team Rocket just flinched. Anyways Eevee is the cutest Pokemon of all

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    Aww, eevee is so cute. It'd be great to see the eevee brothers again to see if Mikey has stuck to keeping eevee the way it is. He probably has, but of course this was before they introduced espeon and umbreon. At least the U.S. will get to see Sakura and her espeon again when the Chronicles start airing here, but I'd really like to see Mikey again.

    I also like the part when Misty calls Jessie old for the first time, and Jessie starts breathing fire. LOL
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    Why are all these Episode discussion popping up o.O
    Better say something about the episode, or it will be classed as Spam
    This as a good epiosde because i love the Eevee evolutions, Spec Vaopeon

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    This is a nifty little multi-introduction episode. How many pokemon debuted here? At least ten!
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    i liked this episode. it was a good debut for the eeveelutions and the stones. pretty interesting to watch as well

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    That's one of my favorite episodes! I adore Eevee... I like how Mikey liked his Eevee the way it was and decided not to evolve it. It was cool how Eevee was really strong against Team Rocket! I love this episode a lot. ^^



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    Yes yes yes!! An Eeveelution episode! All of them were fantastic. And there was a Starmie and Victreebel in this episode as well too. Epic! Eevee's Rage Tackle was amazing, if only that was a move in the games. xD

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    thank you Horsea, you're a hero!

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    Good points about this episode:

    Team Rocket actually wins a battle for once, and against worthy opponents to boot. This episode shows Arbok and Weezing are actually good for something other than being punching bags. It would have been cool to see Meowth go up against Vaporeon or Flareon, however.

    Bad points about this episode:

    For a long time, I thought the anime writers had some sort of bias against evolving your pokemon, especially with stones. Seeing a puny shrimp of an Eevee take down Team Rocket when its three evolutions lost just felt, to me, like a major cop-out. No wonder I don't like Kanto that much...

    (Sorry for dissing Eevee folks, but I think Mikey was being a total nimrod for refusing to evolve his Eevee. Maybe it was just the tone this episode had when discussing the issue, but one of my pokemon mottoes is that "the only good Eevee is an evolved Eevee". I can buy seeing Bulbasaur and Squirtle win fights against strong opponents, but the way the writers ripped into stone evolution here really got on my nerves.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Sun View Post
    For a long time, I thought the anime writers had some sort of bias against evolving your pokemon, especially with stones. Seeing a puny shrimp of an Eevee take down Team Rocket when its three evolutions lost just felt, to me, like a major cop-out. No wonder I don't like Kanto that much...
    That was pretty much how I felt about this episode too. I enjoyed the fact that it served as the anime debut for Eevee and his then-current evolutions, but at the same time, it kind of annoyed me how much of a negative press it seemed to give stone evolution. I wasn't at all bothered by Mikey's decision not to evolve his Eevee at all, since it honestly seemed like the most viable solution to his problem of which of his three brothers' footsteps he should follow in. Rather, what bothered me was the vibe that that conversation between Ash, Brock and the Eevee Brothers gave off that those who evolve their pokemon using stones do so because they are basically selfish and care far more about getting stronger battlers than they do the feelings of their pokemon. It irked me because quite a significant percentage of my favourite pokemon (including Eevee's original Red/Blue evolutions) could only be obtained through stone evolution. Granted, Ash and Brock were almost certainly never going to evolve Pikachu and Vulpix, but it turned into something of an ethical debate, and when Ash (or maybe Brock...I haven't seen it in years) stated that "we just don't evolve our pokemon that way", it was all too obvious whose side the writers wanted you to sympathise with.

    I did at least take some consolation in the indication that, though it was never explicitly stated, Misty clearly did not share her friends' biases against stone evolution. She owned a Starmie, after all, and did state that if no one had claimed Mikey's Eevee, she would have kept it and evolved it into a Vaporeon. Shame she never actually got a Vaporeon of her own at any point in the series (at least that I know of).

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