26th September 2012, 4:46 AM
I wonder if this ep is where littlekuriboh got his you don't stand a ghost of a chance running gag.
30th December 2012, 6:16 AM
This episode was good to demonstrate Gengar's power. That Shadow Ball was amazing.
14th September 2013, 12:42 AM
I enjoyed hearing about the history of Ecruteak since I've always liked the story about Ho-Oh and the towers. It was nice that Ash recognized that Ho-Oh was the Pokemon he saw at the beginning of his journey. I also liked Morty and the Ghost type Pokemon in this episode. Morty's ability to understand all the Ghost Pokemon was very interesting IMO and I thought his Gengar was very strong. I liked how the ghosts were quite sneaky and created that illusion of fire. Also, I thought Team Rocket's plot with the Itemfinder was pretty funny because of James's reaction to finding all those bottle caps.
5th June 2014, 10:07 PM
An example of the anime makes no sense since normal type and ghost type should immune against each other. This episode was quite focused on Kojiro in my opinion since there were many occasions for the bottle caps using the itemfinder. I particularly liked the scene when Rocket was surprised to see Pikachu and Togepy came to them. Generally this episode was not bad at all.
21st October 2014, 12:14 AM
I liked how the show brought to light how Foresight makes a physical attack able to hit a ghost type.
The history of the burned tower being told by Morty was pretty interesting.
9th April 2016, 9:29 PM
So Ho-Oh was finally referred to by name. And Ecruteak City looked accurate with the games, so that was a good thing...
17th May 2016, 5:33 AM
Ecruteak looked amazing and I liked how James got tricked into purchasing an Itemfinder. Morty was cool as well and I liked how Ash finally learned that the mysterious pokemon he saw in Kanto was a Ho-Oh.
17th May 2016, 10:17 PM
2nd June 2016, 5:00 AM
Ecruteak City looked exactly like Kyoto but I didn't like seeing Togepi get lost for the hundredth time. I liked all the Ghosts though. 7/10
26th August 2016, 1:19 AM
I liked when Togepi got lost since we got to see Ash's friends searching Ecruteak for it + Morty had such a cool sounding VA.
9th December 2016, 12:24 AM
Satoshi and friends arrived in Enju City here, and it was great seeing how accurate the locale was to the Jouto games. Kojirou buying the Dowsing Machine was humorous since he has a habit of getting scammed, and I was pleased to see Enju City's Burned Tower, as well as Matsuba explaining its origin story and Houou.
27th December 2016, 12:46 AM
Huh, I had forgotten that in this episode we actually learned the identity of the mystery Pokemon Ash saw when starting his journey: it was also a great story on the history of the Brass Tower.