16th September 2012, 3:33 PM
What makes this filler episode interesting is that they implemented a competition into it. It else would have been boring to see. I like the whole suspense and Meowth being so competitive with winning. They ended it greatly with both Ash and co, and Skyler and his dad ending with a tie and, understandably, giving the motor engine to Skyler and his dad. Good episode indeed for filler standards.
28th September 2012, 1:38 PM
A nice episode, Meowth was great. I think he would have had a good chance of winning if Jessie & James didn't ruin it for him. The competition was fun to watch as well.
31st December 2012, 1:35 AM
It's good to see Meowth doing something good for a change. Usually it would be Jessie and Meowth doing something nasty while James tries to do good. Now, I lost a bit of respect for James.
14th September 2013, 9:25 AM
This episode was focused on a hot-air balloon competition, and I that's what I like about this episode. It's nice to see All the Pokémon-shaped balloons.
It's good to see Noctowl doing a major role, I liked how it pulled the balloon in the right direction. This time Meowth was trying play fair in the competition, too bad Jessie and James didn't let him.
Ash and co. didn't win the competition, but at least they didn't lose and managed to tie with tha COTD's balloon.
23rd October 2014, 4:33 AM
Poor Meowth, he wanted to win fair and square, but J&J had to ruin it for him by cheating.
21st April 2016, 12:05 AM
Finally we got to see TR being good at something lmao. I liked the hot air balloon competition because it was original.
13th May 2016, 1:43 AM
It was refreshing to see Ash's friends up on a hot air balloon for a change hee hee. I wish Team Rocket hadn't cheated here however since with their experience I figured they could've won fair and square.
28th August 2016, 9:42 PM
The hot air balloon race here was unique and my favorite part was watching Team Rocket compete against Ash's friends with their own balloon.
4th November 2016, 1:48 AM
I laughed during the part where Meowth tried to win the contest, but unfortunately, I didn't like the part where Jesse and James cheated. They could've won with some honest hard work. :/
21st December 2016, 3:13 AM
Ordinarily I don't like Onidrill, but for some reason, I liked Dobio's Onidrill-shaped hot air balloon. I also enjoyed how Satoshi and friends got to ride on a Pikachu-themed hot air balloon, and how Satoshi's Yorunozuku pulled it too fast. Nyasu's enthusiasm for the race was infectious, but it's too bad that Musashi and Kojirou cheated.