2nd March 2011, 12:24 AM
Grass Pokemon for the win! Love them. I like Skiploom and Bellossom.
18th March 2011, 12:10 AM
Ahh, this episode aired not too long ago...at least for me...It was nice to see a competition that revolved around Grass type pokemon...A few pointers...
Skiploom (Ephram's Skippy) was very cute in this episode, and they sure were working hard. Ash's practice battle with them was good, but he was being rather reckless and got carried away. Skiplooms attacks were pretty good too. Tackle, leech seed, double team, I thought leech seed couldn't work on other grass types??
Anyways, here's another place where Ash really got far too confident in his own abilities...Very arrogant and cocky was he in this episode, and it was resting upon his past accomplishments in the Indigo Plateu and the Orange League.
I'm glad Misty at least proposed the question if he was going to train, because Ash underestimated the competition. Skippy came back at Bulbasaur and beat it with a powerful Solarbeam, and beat Ash's strongest grass type.
29th March 2011, 7:12 AM
Love it, grass Pokemon are my fave so i enjoy this one.
8th May 2011, 4:36 PM
A good episode. Cool to see Skiploom for the first time. I'm glad Ash lost he diserved it.
15th February 2012, 4:44 PM
The Grass Pokemon tourney was a great idea! I'm a fan of Grass types, so that makes it extra nice to see this one. Meowth dressed up as a Sunflora was great, it's really awesome when Meowth dresses up to look like another Pokemon species. 10/10 for an awesome episode. Also good that Ash lost, he needs to not win sometimes, to learn from it. But he and Bulbasaur did a good job.
15th September 2012, 11:47 AM
I enjoyed this episode because of the tournament and seeing some more of Ash's last Kanto Pokémon he still had in his party at that time + was also nice to see Chikorita at the beginning. They basically gave both of Ash's grass Pokémon some screening time.
23rd September 2012, 2:37 AM
I really liked this episode, Skiploom was very adorable. Having a Grass Type Tournament was nice I suppose. Meowth dressing up and imitating Sunflora was hilarious. I didn't really like Ash's cockiness too much. Lastly, I knew he wasn't going to win, because he wouldn't have any use for all those leaf stones. So it was good that Ephram won.
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30th December 2012, 2:50 AM
It was good to see Victreebel battle good. But, I didn't like that it lost. I hate that they were only using Victreebel for comical reasons. And Ash was too cocky in this episode.
14th May 2013, 3:47 AM
The episode was OK but I didn't like how cocky Ash was. Now don't get me wrong, I know Ash is a bit of a braggart and likes to toot his own horn, but I've never seen him that unconcerned or that unwilling to even "pretend" to train. This seemed like such an aberration from his character. Plus even with the Solar Beam, Bulbasaur would be at such a high level how could it be wiped out from that one and only attack.
One interesting thing to note - Ephram is one of the few Pokemon trainers to have both his parents.
20th October 2013, 7:42 AM
This was a disappointing episode. the idea of a Grass tournament was was good, but I didn't like how the writers made Ash so cocky in this episode. I hate it when the writers make Ash acting cocky just for the sake of a COTD. As expected the COTD Ephram ended up winning the tournament and Ash ended up losing the tournament. *Sigh*.....poor Bulbasaur.
Oh well, at least Ash's Chikorita defeated Ephram's Skiploom in a match before the tournament.
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3rd June 2014, 9:39 AM
This episode was good but not awesome to me. Nice to see that Kojiro actually enters the competition with his Utsubot. But I think neither Satoshi nor Kojiro needed the leaf stone so there is no point for either of them to win in my opinion. Worth mentioning that Nyarth dressed as a Kimawari and used Hikkaku as well as Midare Hikkaki because it was quite funny.
20th October 2014, 9:29 PM
It was funny to see Meowth dress up as a Sunflora again.
17th May 2015, 1:11 AM
I loved Ash's cockyness. But it was humiliating his highly trained Bulbasaur lost to...... a Skiploom
9th May 2016, 11:22 PM
So Ash's Bulbasaur lost to a freaking Skiploom of all things. Trololol. I felt more bad for Bulbasaur because of Ash's ego trip here.
16th May 2016, 4:34 AM
Wow I liked the grass pokemon tournament that took place here, although I didn't think Ash and Bulbasaur should've lost given their experience. I did like Skiploom however and Meowth's Sunflora disguise was funny.
16th May 2016, 10:22 PM
Exactly. Having some CotD kid defeat Ash and Bulbasaur with a basic Skiploom was trashy writing...
Originally Posted by Mrs. Oreo
17th May 2016, 1:41 AM
Yea but I'm guessing that despite how strong Ash was at this point, him losing was mostly meant to teach him a lesson about his overconfidence even at the cost of Bulbasaur's loss.
Originally Posted by Gillachu
8th June 2016, 12:46 AM
If he was gonna lose no matter what, he should've just used Bayleef instead since her battle record sucked anyway...
Originally Posted by Mrs. Oreo
26th August 2016, 8:37 PM
My favorite scene: Ash losing. I like Ash as much as anyone does, but his arrogance needed to be put to an end so his loss here did him good.
4th November 2016, 1:50 AM
It was nice to see Chikorita and Bulbasaur battling. I also liked seeing James actually use his Victreebel in a battle other than against Ash and co. and it was nice to see the Sunflora costume make its return even if it didn't last long.
6th December 2016, 9:41 PM
Minoru challenging Satoshi to a battle straightaway was a nice surprise, because normally it's Satoshi who challenges people. I was awed when Chikoriita injured Minoru's Popocco, although at the tournament we saw Minoru get revenge by defeating Satoshi's Fushigidane. I liked that Kojirou competed in it, too.
16th March 2017, 1:05 AM
Well I guess if someone had to be the 'fall guy' then Chikorita could've worked too since she was also a grass type, but I think we needed to see Ash's strongest grass type lose to drive home the point about Ash's ego. :[
Originally Posted by Gillachu
16th March 2017, 1:15 AM