29th December 2012, 7:54 AM
Bye bye Charizard. See you when you get stronger. This is for the best for it. But, Ash didn't have to call it weak. I know he wanted Charizard to stay, but that wasn't needed. The ending was good.
8th May 2014, 4:45 PM
This episode really made me angry as a kid. Back then, I didn't realise it was a plot device to get rid of Charizard and replace him with a Johto equivalent. I still don't like this episode that much though, as they made Charizard really weak just for this one episode. Struggling to be able to fly with Ash on him was just complete bull*******. We all knew he was Ash's best Pokemon. Sure, he comes back in the occassional Gym and League episode, but things were never quite the same.
31st May 2014, 2:42 PM
I am fine with Satoshi leaving his Lizardon there for training because he needs to be stronger. Nice to see that he did have an improvement after the training. But I think somehow he is too over powered compared to other Pokémon he owns that should not be too big difference in my opinion.
16th October 2014, 5:31 AM
Dang it, Ash! Why must you give up a Pokemon just when I start taking a liking to it?!
I know Charizard comes back a few times in future episodes, so it's not all bad.
27th October 2014, 7:56 PM
This has to be one of the best episodes ever made. That emotional moment when Ash left Charizard behind brought tears to my eyes. Just to make things clear: i was about ten years old when i first saw this episode (i am 23 now). But later on during Ash' journey it was proven this was the right thing to do, Charizard came back as his strongest Pokémon. Yeah even stronger than Pikachu, i doubt that little thing would be able to defeat Charizard if they were to fight.
7th November 2014, 9:31 PM
Ash and Charizard flying to the valley was odd in my opinion; Charizard's comical facial expressions were out of character for him in my opinion. Anyway, Ash's overconfidence bugged me, and I actually felt really bad for Ash's Charizard when it got beaten. Team Rocket's support of Charizard was endearing though.
10th December 2015, 2:17 AM
I wasn't pleased by how bad Charizard was made to look for part of this episode especially when he lost to another Charizard. Liza's voice was a bit grating too and the part that I liked most was Ash's farewell scene with Charizard.
21st March 2016, 2:01 AM
It was done to balance his team and I'm grateful for it because he was too overpowered to stay.
Originally Posted by Painkiller2001
21st March 2016, 2:51 AM
I understand that he was strong, but him leaving to get stronger seemed like a bad move then if the writers really wanted to make him less over powered.
Originally Posted by JudySpell
25th March 2016, 4:29 AM
Well that was the whole point - he left to get stronger otherwise he wouldn't have grown as much.
Originally Posted by zhixun
25th March 2016, 5:38 AM
I think he meant that the training that Charizard did in the valley was too successful and made Charizard so strong that there was a huge gap between its strength and Ash's other pokemon's strength. ^^;
Originally Posted by Gillachu
9th August 2016, 12:49 AM
Charizard seemed to have an ego problem here, but I felt sad for him when he got beaten up and kicked out of the Charizard valley.
12th August 2016, 8:25 AM
I agree. The right things to do are often the hardest.
Originally Posted by squirtleboy12
12th October 2016, 10:54 PM
I was kinda sad when Ash's Charizard left. Ash seemed so mature when he made the decision and told Charizard to go though since Ash knew that this was what Charizard wanted most.
12th November 2016, 7:18 AM
Zeek being an expert Lizardon trainer was great, and the Lizafic Valley looked pretty cool for an anime-exclusive area. I thought that Satoshi's Lizardon had a big ego here as seen when he challenged the other Lizardon, but it was so kind of the Rocket-dan to sympathize with Lizardon and help him out.
13th December 2016, 11:37 PM
Ash seemed to mature a little here when he told Charizard to go. Ash knew that this was what Charizard wanted to do, if Charizard wanted to stay and train so he be a stronger Pokemon, then it wouldn't be right for Ash to make him stay if it didn't want to and I think it took a lot of strength for Ash to to it. That super sad farewell moment when Ash left Charizard behind in the valley brought tears to my eyes.