21st December 2011, 11:03 PM
when noctowl was chasing pikachu at the battle, it reminded me of when the spearow were chasing pikachu at the first episodes, and also when pidgeotto fought caterpie and got its feet stuck on the tree <3 good memories
7th February 2012, 3:47 AM
Ah yes, another scientist episode. Those are usually pretty good. It was pretty cool to see Ash capture an alternate-colored Noctowl though when I was first watching at I didn't notice that it was any different. I actually thought that that was Noctowl's regular color for some time. Anyway yeah, a nice episode since I like Noctowl.
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11th February 2012, 3:12 PM
This episode is so funny, especially when Noctowl hypnotized Ashyboy. Nice to see a Shiny Pokemon, and great to see Ash getting Noctowl. I think Noctowl should've gotten more screen time. I liked the wacky scientist, those characters are often funny. Just like Seymour and Oswald in Kanto. 9/10.
17th March 2012, 6:24 PM
I actually found this episode quite boring, even though it was interesting to see that shiny Noctowl. And Ash capturing it! It was quite funny to see Psyduck achieving nothing!
18th April 2012, 11:35 PM
A pretty nice episode, that Noctowl was pretty slick.
11th September 2012, 8:30 PM
What I like about this episode that they introduced Shiny Pokémon in a according way and also, Ash got his first - and to date - only Shiny Pokemon he or any main character ever possessed. Noctowl is definitely a serious and a dignifying Pokémon. That is why for the (almost) characterless flying Pokémon Ash ever got, this one got at least a bit of character and therefore, I find Noctowl awesome!
29th December 2012, 8:36 AM
It took them this long to finally let Ash get a Noctowl. ._. Well, I'm glad he got the smaller Shiny one. The regulars aren't that interesting to me.
29th December 2012, 8:37 AM
3rd June 2014, 9:51 AM
Awesome episode since this marks the first time that Satoshi really obtains a shiny Pokémon. Hope that he will get another one in the future although shiny Pokémon are rare. Very funny to see that Koduck got a headache but eventually no attacks were executed.
16th October 2014, 7:27 PM
Cool to see Ash catch a shiny Pokemon instead of the usual normal colored ones.
7th November 2014, 9:21 PM
I really liked that Noctowl put up a struggle at first and didn't want to be caught willingly. I also liked the COTD's personality as well as his plan to use Noctowl's Hypnosis against it via a mirror. Anyway, I thought that Pikachu versus Noctowl could've been better, but at least Ash caught Noctowl regardless.