29th June 2010, 9:19 PM
The battle between Cyndaquil and Skarmory was really good. I can't stop thinking of how much power Cyndaquil has used here, and I think this is one of the only time that the writers have given some of Cyndaquil's real power.(except of the first episode where it used aswell)
Skarmory had a type disadvantage and it got along very well with those Fire attacks. But it wasn't enough...
12th February 2011, 12:34 PM
This was a cool episode. I'm glad Cyndaquil finally got its flame to work correctly and finally defeated that tough Skarmory. Too bad Brock's Vulpix lost though...
8th May 2011, 2:23 PM
One of my favorite episodes. Really cool to see Skarmory since it is tied with Wooper for my favorite Johto Pokemon. SKarmory was a tough opponent. Good to see Cyndaquil controling it's fire power correctly.
11th February 2012, 3:09 PM
Good to see Brock and Vulpix getting some screen time, and to see Cyndaquil get screen time and to see him win against Skarmory. This episode is good, 10/10. However, I would've preferred to see Brock win and not Ash, because Brock rarely battles.
14th March 2012, 7:28 PM
I was quite happy to see Ash and Brock being thrashed by that Skarmory! And what great timing from Team Rocket lol. The second battle was a bit rubbish, seeing as a Cyndaquil's tackle should do literally nothing to a Skarmory. I agree that it should have been Brock doing the second battling, as he does rarely battle!
11th September 2012, 7:15 PM
That Skarmory was a tough one. Happy to see they are also investing episodes in Cyndaquil and Totodile (Episode after this one). Pretty similar in how they did it with Chikorita in a episode a while back.
27th September 2012, 1:13 PM
This was a good episode, I got goosebumps while watching all the battles. That Skarmory was really strong, but I wish Brock won instead of Ash. It was still good to see Brock and Vulpix in action though.
29th December 2012, 8:33 AM
That's one tough girl. Well, it's good that we don't have to wait until Cyndaquil's flame is lit. If only this episode came sooner.
5th June 2014, 11:04 PM
Great to see that Hinoarashi has much development in this episode because it knows how to control the flame on its back. I think Takseshi did not need to save Airmd since it knows how to fly and it was a stupid decision because Takeshi could hurt himself. Finally a nice victory against Airmd so awesome episode indeed.
2nd July 2014, 8:38 PM
Great episode for one of my favourite pokemon. Always enjoy episodes about Cyndaquil whether it was Ash's or Dawn's, I just love the species. I enjoy training episodes like this as it allows us to invest more in the pokemon, and it was also great to see Brock's Vulpix getting some action too.
16th October 2014, 7:13 PM
When Brock volunteered to battle, I thought "Wait, Brock dosen't have any fire Pokem-"
*he sends out Vulpix*
I keep forgetting he still has a Vulpix
6th May 2016, 2:53 AM
I liked Miki's design alot and her Skarmory was way strong as shown when it defeated Vulpix. I liked how Cyndaquil trained with Ash and learned Smokescreen and Agility and managed to defeat Skarmory.
11th May 2016, 12:42 AM
Lol poor Brock's Vulpix. Even with a type advantage, it still ended up failing against a Steel-type like Skarmory.
11th May 2016, 2:35 AM
I guess Vulpix was simply much weaker, not that that's a surprise considering how little training Brock's Vulpix had in general hee hee. ^^;
Originally Posted by Gillachu
12th May 2016, 10:22 PM
I wasn't expecting Cyndaquil to have issues using Fire moves here. I thought he should've been at full power from the start.
29th May 2016, 2:02 AM
Skarmory was incredible here and I liked seeing Ash train his Cyndaquil like a real trainer should and I was pleased with Brock and Vulpix. 8/10
12th June 2016, 5:12 AM
Well we saw hints of his flame charging problem before this episode. It was just a relief to me that we saw Ash actually work hard to help Cyndaquil improve himself.
Originally Posted by Moonstardust
9th October 2016, 10:09 PM
That's actually a good point because it seemed as if Cyndaquil wasn't able to use his full power up until this episode, but I felt that he peaked in his match against Skarmory and never showed his true skills again.
Originally Posted by saar
28th November 2016, 1:33 AM
I chuckled when Takeshi began flirting with Miki, only for her to grin and challenge him to a battle, which she won easily. Poor Rokon, though. It was great that Airmd was focused on since it was the first Steel-type that Satoshi had encountered in Jouto. And I was so proud of Hinoarashi when it defeated Miki's Airmd.