29th July 2010, 11:52 PM
Oh hey, it's Todd. Kind of a boring episode, but one thing I noticed is that Ash's Pokedex made a mistake and said that the Sun Stone evolves Gloom into Vileplume.
Oh and there was an Articuno at the end.
I've officially claimed Swampert!
12th September 2010, 1:55 AM
Snap, what the hell? You can imagine my surprise when I watched this episode and I saw Snap from Kanto in it, though, with a new name; Todd. I was pleasantly surprised and assured that this was done in order to give him a proper goodbye since he left so randomly back in Kanto. I also think there was a good storyline in this episode and not only set up the mood for the 3-part arc but also made use of previous events. By previous events, I mean the fact that Ash won a Sun Stone and used it to evolve the little Sunkern in this episode. Good thinking on the writer's part lol. Overall, nothing much else happened in this episode, but it was a decent Johto Filler nonetheless. 6/10.
15th February 2011, 6:15 AM
This episode was ok... It was cool seeing Sunkern for the 1st time. Its Sunny Day attack was very cool. It was cool seeing Todd again. IMO he is way better in the Johto episodes than the Kanto episode. The old woman was hilarious when she kept lying to the gang. Odd how Ash's evolving prizes are never really used for his Pokemon, since he never catches Pokemon that need them to evolve.
8th May 2011, 2:49 PM
This episde was cool. Seeing Sunkern for the first time was cute and cool. Good to see Todd again.
23rd January 2012, 12:44 AM
I was so shocked when there was a 'death' in an episode, but then it turned out to just be a made up story which was pretty funny.
It was a good episode all round!
16th February 2012, 10:35 PM
The Sunkern picture in the opening post of this thread is so cute! Seeing Todd back is cool as well, and the Articuno photographing idea is very nice and original. I love this episode, especially because of those cute Sunkern. 9/10.
15th March 2012, 6:40 PM
Oh right, this episode. I actually liked this episode a lot only because the elderly couple was interesting enough. It's also probably due to the fact that they had James' and Ash's voice actors playing their parts and it was hilarious to me. But that might be a bad sense of humor on my part.
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15th September 2012, 3:50 PM
Cool to see Todd appearing after more than 100 episodes in the anime again. I love how Johto has much more recurring characters reappearing occasionally. This episode itself was interesting and I remember all to well how this old couple wanted to make the same picture over again. Also, the overall plot of Todd wanting to photograph Articuno was interesting too and a nice start to his arc for the upcoming two episodes.
27th September 2012, 5:47 AM
It's so great seeing Todd again after a long time. I love how Johto has much more recurring characters reappearing. This was a heartwarming episode to start the Freezer mini arc. Sunkern was very cute, but I wonder how it got frozen and fell like a shooting star, perhaps it came into contact with Articuno. I didn't like when the Old Lady exaggerated her story's, albeit the gangs reaction to them was funny though.
30th December 2012, 5:35 AM
Can someone tell me how that Sunkern is still alive? It's Pokemon, so what can you expect? It's good to see Todd. Now we have to find Articuno. I'm glad I'm not him, that's freaking hard to do. He should be lucky it sometimes visits the mountains.
21st October 2014, 4:55 AM
When the old lady told everyone how her husband "died" I was thinking "whoa, that dark!"
It was funny how she was always exaggerating her stories.
Cool to see Todd/Snap again!
17th May 2016, 4:39 AM
Sunkern was so cute and I liked how Ash used his Sun Stone to help evolve it. I just like seeing him remember his item inventory ha ha. Todd joining Ash's group again to get Articuno's photo was cool as well.
17th May 2016, 9:07 PM
Lol at Ash wasting his precious Sunstone on a Sunkern that wasn't even his. Truly a facepalm moment...
2nd June 2016, 4:28 AM
Sunkern was far cuter than in G/S/C and seeing Snap again was a nice gimmick. Too bad that he was as bland as in Kanto. 5.5/10
24th August 2016, 11:22 PM
I was not expecting Snap to show up again, so his presence caught me off guard. I loved Sunkern and the Articuno info parts.
27th October 2016, 4:04 AM
Well in Ash's defense he didn't even own a pokemon that could've evolved with the Sun Stone any ways, so he didn't really need it himself.
Originally Posted by Gillachu
27th October 2016, 10:24 PM
I didn't mind seeing Todd again. I also liked the old couple in this episode. It was pretty funny how the old woman kept fooling the twerps into thinking that she was telling a true story.
9th December 2016, 11:13 PM
I had forgotten about Tooru until he came back here. The fact that he was after a snapshot of Freezer was exciting since we rarely got to see Legendary Pokemon in Jouto, and even the frozen Himanuts side story was enticing. I liked how Sophia exaggerated her tale, and I'm surprised that Satoshi used his Sun Stone.