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    The Ultimate Test!

    While travelling, Ash notes it has been a long time since his last badge so Todd suggests he takes the Pokémon League exam. Winning this will get you immediate entry into the Pokémon League. Will Ash win this or be forever earning Badges?

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    A very bland, unneeded episode in my opinion, though the best part of it was Jesse, James, and Ash's score.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt Flower
    A very bland, unneeded episode in my opinion, though the best part of it was Jesse, James, and Ash's score.
    Hmmm, I didn't mind it, thought it was something different as oppose to your regular filler. It was kinda expected I guess that he would end up with Arbok, Weezing and a Meowth in the fighting competition.

    Brainbox Ash attempting the quiz was funny, mainly because he sucked.

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    I know one of my favorite moments from this episode has to be James's ultra-cute reaction when he actually gives a pikachu an order. I think it would be so cool if James got a pikachu of his own someday, but he does seem really great with grass types.

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    I liked this episode for some reason...maybe because all the weird quiz questions and stuff? *shrugs* Who knows, but at the time it was really new and different to the pokemon world.
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    I thought this was a really funny episode too when Ash and TR fail and Todd takes pictures. XD It was funny when they all battled too and the questions were funny with Jigglypuff, Ponyta, and Poliwag. I cracked up when they got the questions wrong XDD. 9/10

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    Ash isn't too bright, is he?
    This was a funny episode. I liked seeing them take the quiz.

    "True or False: Lickitung's body is twice as long as it's body"
    Ash:"Nah, it's gotta be longer than that"

    It wa hilarious when James shook Jessie off. Didn't he say, "Shoo you old bat"?

    It's not a Voltorb, or an Electrode, but a Jigglypuff seen from above.

    I liked the battling. "Pikachu, Charizard, Ivysaur, about face!" (It was those three, right?)

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    This episode was probally one of the strangest episodes out of them.
    This one was full of humor and i liked ti for that reason. i mean ash getting weezing arbok and meowth all in the same draw very odd.
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    This was one of those episodes that had as much comedy crammed into it as possible. I personally thought it was great. The test was rediculous and it was hilarious seeing Ash, Jessie, and James trying to figure out what the stuff on the screen was.XD

    "...A Jigglypuff seen from above" *everyone falls out of their seats*

    The battles were also funny, especially when Ash sends out Weezing and their facial expressions are exactly the same. Great stuff.

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    The first episode I ever saw - and in my opinion, not a good one to start with, considering that it really relies on a lot of episodes before it for the setup. Still, not bad. At least the test sequences were funny, if not a little impossibly difficult (I still find "Jigglypuff as viewed from the top" funny - would have been funnier if 4Kids kept the original "Pokémon Dare Da?" for this episode). Since I'd never seen any prior episodes the first time I watched, the irony of Ash receiving Arbok, Weezing, and Meowth as his three random battle Pokémon was lost on me. Still, at least this one did a good job of explaining the techniques of battling, so I wasn't totally lost going into the next rerun I saw - which, fortunately for me, was "Pokémon! I Choose You".


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    This was an odd episode. I liekd it, but I don't see how the test let the...supervisors?...see if someone was qualified for the League. The test questions had nothing to do with battling as far I as I could tell, the siloette identification was pointless, and the the battles weren't a good measure of skill(what trainer would battle in the League using Pokemon they've never used before?).
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    i thought it was funny when Ash Jesse and i think James gets the lowest scores.

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    A funny episode I admit. The quiz portion had it's moments, like Jessie just picking True for everything, and James having bad memories from the Magikarp incident, but I find it hard to believe Ash got every question wrong. (though there were some trick questions, like the one about Vulpix evolving from Ninetales with a fire stone, and who could've gotten that Jigglypuff one right?)

    As for the battle portion, it seemed Ash and James really got screwed in terms of choices. James had to figure out a way to beat a Graveler who can OHKO using a Pikachu, I mean jees, talk about a disadvantage. I was pretty impressed by the way Ash was able to use Weezing in beating Flareon, that was good. I was a bit confused about how his Arbok apperently "overloaded Jolteon's spikes" though... And don't get me started on the whole Meowth vs Vaporeon thing... he didn't have a chance.

    But look at what Nurse Joy had, having a Squirtle use Water Gun on a Charmander... yeah... that takes real skill. >.>

    That teacher guy's voice really got on my nerves too... ><

    Did it occur to Ash, Misty and Brock that they forgot Todd as they were leaving? O_o

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWobbuffet View Post
    As for the battle portion, it seemed Ash and James really got screwed in terms of choices. James had to figure out a way to beat a Graveler who can OHKO using a Pikachu, I mean jees, talk about a disadvantage. I was pretty impressed by the way Ash was able to use Weezing in beating Flareon, that was good. I was a bit confused about how his Arbok apperently "overloaded Jolteon's spikes" though... And don't get me started on the whole Meowth vs Vaporeon thing... he didn't have a chance.

    But look at what Nurse Joy had, having a Squirtle use Water Gun on a Charmander... yeah... that takes real skill. >.>
    Oh gosh, my sentiments exactly! Joy was definitely assisted as much by luck as she was by skill in the practical, if not more so, and it kind of annoyed me compared to what poor James got stuck with. It was nice seeing a "normal" Meowth for what must have been the first time in the anime, even if this episode did portray it as being a bit useless. I believe that it was also one of the first times that Meowth's being a talking pokemon actually earned him any special attention - there was a point, in the earlier Kanto episodes, when it was just sort of accepted, with very few characters ever taking to the trouble to comment upon it.

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    If I'm not mistaken, the last panel was only for the lowest scores. Jessie got kicked out, so she got an automatic zero. I seriously doubt the screen was only for those who completely failed. Besides, it's been pointed out that Ash had at least one question right (I forgot which one). We can only imagine what James's score was.

    Incidentally, it's interesting that Ash, James, and Jessie were never chastised for talking during a test (or at least Ash, since he was the loudest).
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    This episode showed how a guy with merely a Magikarp could qualify for the League by lucking out and answering stupid questions.

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    This was a really good episode (the jigglypuff gag still gets me).

    But one thing I never understood was, did Ash get Teams Rockets pokemon?
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    I don't think they were Team Rocket's pokemon, they were just trained pokemon from the school (much like in season six's "Gonna Rule the School"). Apart from Meowth, obviously, I can tell a difference in the Arbok, which has a lower voice than Jessie's did.
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    For me this episode it's sort of special, because this time Team Rocket used an Nice combination Team . but next it was no fun when Ash got team Rocket's PKMN Team , to obvious and weird, he lost anyway, Lol

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    I saw this episode before I really understood pokemon, so it was a bit wierd to watch. I wish they'd do something like this again, to see how they would do now.
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    One of the most pointless ones I've ever seen.

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    I was funny to see Misty acknowledge that Ash got most of his badges from Gym Leaders who felt sorry for him. xD I did like when Ash used Arbok, Weezing, and Meowth. But, it was hilarious to see Jessie and James actually taking notes from his battling.

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    Loved it when Ash had the Pokemon that TR use and James had the Pokemon (pretty much) that Ash has.
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    [QUOTE]
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    One of the most pointless ones I've ever seen.
    How is this episode pointless? It was one of the best and unique episodes they made.

    Have you seen half the fillers in Johto before you call an episode pointless?

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    Another one interesting episode,in which we find out that there is another way to join to pokemon league instead of travelling.The battle part was also good and i like the Ashs reaction when he find out that all pokemon he is using are like the same one which team rocket is using.Anyway he managed to battle pretty well with pokemon,with which he isnt used to and almost achieved win.The part when James battle with pikachu against graveler was also very entertaining.

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