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    I liked the gym battle against Bugsy. It's interesting to learn that Cyndaquil can't start its flame immediatly. Then it was nice to see Chikorita beat out Spinarak, even though it clearly had the disadvantage. The Metapod was very surprising in how fast it was. I remember when Ash had a Metapod, and it was horrible. Scyther was amazing, and I thought it was the best pokemon in the match. However, Ash got lucky in having Cyndaquil use flamethrower from overhead in my opinion. Oh well, it is still good to see Ash win his second Johto badge.
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    When I was younger, I automatically thought that Bugsy was a boy. Now, many years later, I can see why people find him sexually ambiguous. HGSS sprite does not help, lol

    I liked poor Cyndaquil, and I was sorry when it couldn't warm up fast enough. The way it defeated Scyther, spinning in the air and using Flamethrower, that was cool. And more Apricorn Pokéballs, woohoo.

    Good episode, but really one of the least memorable of Ash's Gym Battles.
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    Great gym battle, Cyndaquil was amazing, for his first gym it's fine.

    And Bugsy wasn't strong as i thought.
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    Oh my God, I loved Bugsy. He was so natural.

    Loved his Gym. The forest layout was unlike any other gyms in the anime. Though I think his anime team was still weak. Spinark was ok. But Metapod and it's Tackle were unbalanced.

    Scyther losing after Swords Dance was disappointing. Well at least Ash got his badge. 9/10

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    Bugsy is my favourite gym leader, it was cool to see him.

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    I think that it was very intresting episode to watch.
    My favorite Johto Pokemon, Chikortia got its first win in a pokemon gym battle.
    Cydaquill needs to work on its flame a little bit.
    I also liked the battle between Ash and Bugsy
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    I forgot that Chikorita fought and won against Spinarak despite the type disadvantage :/

    Cyndaquil's flame issue almost lost Ash the battle but I'm sure it'll find a way to improve that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torpoleon View Post
    This battle was a cake walk. With Charizard it would be REALLY EASY! I'm not a fan of bug tyoes and Ash had Pokemon hat could beat bug types, so this gym was easy.
    Which is why Charizard left early on in Jotho. I was really worried about cyndaquil, but it prevailed with Ash's brilliant jump idea!

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    Finally Chikorita got a victory in a gym battle, in the 1st gym it was used and fell down pretty fast.
    Scyther was pretty powerfull. Besides, Bugsy trained his pokemon well, Metapod had beaten Chikorita and Scyther did the same with Pikachu. It's not an easy thing, But I wonder why his Metapod didn't evolve into Butterfree. Probably because they didn't want another Flying pokemon after the 1st gym.

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    Misty being afraid of bugs and accidentally pushing the ladder away was funny.

    A nice battle. Exciting and realistic. Ash had a hard time, even though Chikorita won against Spinarak, bypassing type adventages and disadventages.

    Team Rocket were awesome as always, but now they were even funnier than average.

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    Bugsy was pretty competent in this episode which always catches me off guard because I imagine Bugsy as a push over really. It was a great battle though and it was nice to Cyndaquil get an important win like this.

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    This episode was great! Bugsy's Metapod was very strong for a Metapod. It was cool seeing Chikorita defeat Spinerak even with her dual weakness against it. The way Cyndaquil defeated Scyther was awesome!

    80/100

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    I saw this episode before I ever played GSC, and because of this, I have always knwon that Bugsy is a boy. I'm so glad I never made the mistake of thinking he's a girl. ^__^

    Anyway, I was happy for Cyndaquil when it beat Scyther. It worked really hard in the battle, so I felt the win was well deserved. Also, I really liked Bugsy's Spinarak, I don't know why though, I just always remembered it.

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    Great episode.Glad to see Chikorita beat something. Cyndaquil did a very good job for beating Scyther it worked very hard.

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    I'm surprised nobody's picked up on the glaring error in the dub department - right after Chikorita is defeated, Brock says something to the effect of Ash having two choices, Cyndaquil or...Pikachu. Ash grits his teeth and says, "Alright, I'll save Chikorita for later." Well...Ash...it just lost...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulba the Great! View Post
    I'm surprised nobody's picked up on the glaring error in the dub department - right after Chikorita is defeated, Brock says something to the effect of Ash having two choices, Cyndaquil or...Pikachu. Ash grits his teeth and says, "Alright, I'll save Chikorita for later." Well...Ash...it just lost...
    I did notice, but never mentioned here. It's not the first time, against Drake (Orange Islands), Ash said the same when Lapras was defeated. In the games, revives are fine, but in the anime, if it would be possible, it would be really unfair!

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    It's Elekid!
    I really liked the Bugsy battle. The Spinarak using its String Shot to dodge moves was smart! Getting beaten by a Metapod is just shameful on so many levels. I think Bugsy should have won that battle. Ash had already used Cyndaquil and called it back just when Bugsy was going to KO it with Poison Sting. For that reason I don't think it's fair that Ash got to use it again. This battle would have been so much easier if he still had Charizard. When Misty said "aren't we forgetting something?" I thought they were talking about a Team Rocket appearance, seeing as they didn't really do much at all in this episode! But we saw them at the end anyway! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calamitу View Post
    It's Elekid!
    I really liked the Bugsy battle. The Spinarak using its String Shot to dodge moves was smart! Getting beaten by a Metapod is just shameful on so many levels. I think Bugsy should have won that battle. Ash had already used Cyndaquil and called it back just when Bugsy was going to KO it with Poison Sting. For that reason I don't think it's fair that Ash got to use it again. This battle would have been so much easier if he still had Charizard. When Misty said "aren't we forgetting something?" I thought they were talking about a Team Rocket appearance, seeing as they didn't really do much at all in this episode! But we saw them at the end anyway! lol
    I agree with you that Bugsy deserved to win this battle, but Cyndaquil wasn't defeated. Sure, it was definitely going to be defeated, but it wouldn't be fair to consider Cyndaquil defeated while he wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AquaMilotic View Post
    I agree with you that Bugsy deserved to win this battle, but Cyndaquil wasn't defeated. Sure, it was definitely going to be defeated, but it wouldn't be fair to consider Cyndaquil defeated while he wasn't.
    Yeah but then is it fair to recall your Pokémon back just as it's about to be KO'd, just so that you can use it later? If that was the case most trainers wouldn't need to train a Pokémon's evasive skills much, they'd just need to recall them before they faint. The way Ash recalled Cyndaquil was similar to forfeiting that Pokémon in my opinion, that's why I think it's unfair he got to call it back. And I know the games shouldn't be compared with the animé, but even in the games you have to be hit before you can recall!

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    A good episode, Misty being afraid of bug pokemon was hilarious. I'm glad Misty retorted Bugsy when he called her ignorant. The battle was good especially with Cyndaquil & Scyther, Ash used a smart move. Lastly I'm glad Ash & Misty got their lure balls, & Brock got his heavy ball from Maizy

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    I'm someone that steadfastly believes that Pokémon gyn battles since Kanto can't be boring to watch. Therefore, I enjoyed this episode and Bugsy only deserved one epiosde, because this was the third episode in Azalea town. Enough in my opinion.

    Also, I enjoy seeing Ash using more and more his Johto Pokémon and considering how Ash's original Kanto Pokémon have been reduced, this is a good transmission to seeing more of Ash's Johto Pokémon in action.

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    I wish Bugsy and Misty went at it a little more. But, yea, they were both ignorant to be honest. I can't believe I just said that about Misty Well, yay. Ash got the Hive Badge.

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