27th December 2009, 4:17 AM
Good episode, but only because the Leader was introduced in the same episode and not in a different one like now-a-days.
Loved that Ash's Bayleef shinied in this episode against Chuck's Pokemon.
This marks the beginning of the Whirl Islands saga. 5/10
9th February 2010, 3:14 AM
Wow I really liked this episode! Bayleef really did good in this episode..
Chuck is one of the few gym leaders that I really liked. And I love his pokemon
Love You ♥
Credit to Pink Skitty
28th September 2010, 3:51 PM
Lol, @ the dub title .
But I love this episode with Bayleef proving just what a powerhouse she was for Ash's Johto team.
17th February 2011, 12:28 PM
This episode was very cool! Bayleef was very strong in this episode, especially when she defeated the Machoke for Ash to win the badge. Seeing Pikachu lose to Poliwrath drove me nuts though...
8th May 2011, 4:28 PM
This episode was nice. Bayleef was good in this episode. Cool to see Poliwrath again aswell as Machoke good to see Ash win his 5th gym badge.
4th July 2011, 10:09 AM
A great gym battle. I am a big Bayleef fan, it was great to see Bayleef being decisive in a gym battle by beating both Poliwrath and Machoke. Also good to see Pikachu not being way too strong, Pikachu got beaten by Poliwrath.
5th February 2012, 7:34 PM
Haha, it is so true about the writers hating Noctowl!
Originally Posted by Hibachi
It was a good episode tohugh, roll on the next season!
12th August 2012, 8:42 AM
What is the name of the song that plays right as Bayleef begins to "turn things around" and throw Machoke? It plays in A LOT of the episodes but i can't find the name of it to save my life D:
Any help finding it would be greatly appreciated.
16th September 2012, 7:23 PM
Well, for a season that was dominated by filler after filler, I think they ended it quite well with this epic gym battle against Chuck. Its good to see that from this point onward, the writers decided to spend more than just one episode to a gym leader. Chuck was hilarious as trainer and gym leader and I love fighting type Pokémon. Probably one of those underrated gym battles from the original series.
29th September 2012, 7:11 AM
A very good gym battle episode, I liked the entire training sequences that Chuck and Machoke went through. Chuck was really funny, It was cute when his wife called him flabby lol. Bayleef is the real star in this episode since she really came through for Ash by defeating Chuck's Poliwrath & Machoke. I'm glad TR didn't interfere in this episode, it made the gym battle much more enjoyable. I also liked how they didn't blast off like they always do. All in all, a very good episode to end Johto League Champions. This marks the beginning of the Whirl Islands saga.
31st December 2012, 6:50 AM
Literally training with your Pokemon is interesting. It was funny when Chuck made the gang march to the Gym. What I didn't like was when Ash didn't listen to Brock or Misty. I sometimes wish that he would listen to them. Adding to that, I wish Chuck didn't lose so easily either.
31st December 2012, 7:01 AM
Chuck's training method was odd. You think having the Machoke use submission on you would hurt a little. That gym leader was just proud, and I was like. "No pain, on your part?" xD
15th August 2013, 12:00 AM
Great episode, that gym battle was so intense and Team Rocket were pretty funny in this ep! Kinda pointless having that little girl at the start though
31st May 2014, 5:24 PM
Awesome gym battle and great episode indeed. Bayleaf has shown a great development as she took out Goriky. It was better than Pikachu to finish off in my opinion. I have to say Rocket act pretty funny in this episode as they helped to wash the dishes. Sonans must have a big stomach because he ate the whole bowl of food I guess.
24th October 2014, 4:41 AM
This gym battle was okay. Not absolutely awesome, but not horrible either.
On to the next season!
15th November 2014, 11:14 PM
I liked that Ash and friends got the SecretPotion thing over with quickly here and that more time was devoted to Chuck and his Gym. I loved Chuck's introduction and personality; he was so robust and passionate.~ I was disappointed that Ash's Pikachu flopped against Chuck's Poliwrath despite Poliwrath's type disadvantage though, but alas.
29th February 2016, 5:45 AM
I was surprised by the pacing in this episode cuz we got the Cianwood gym battle finished with, some info on the Whirl Islands and other subplots without the episode being too cluttered. I liked how Bayleef won against Machoke.
1st April 2016, 11:09 PM
Meh, Chuck didn't live up to my expectations. His Gym match with Ash just felt rushed and bad overall.
2nd April 2016, 2:45 AM
I didn't think it was rushed, it was just slightly less spectacular than some of Johto's other gyms from my perspective, but that's likely due to the Whirl Islands arc that was coming up. ^^
Originally Posted by Gillachu
24th April 2016, 1:48 AM
Chuck versus Ash didn't seem that exciting to me since the main point of Ash going to Cianwood was to get Jasmine's medicine. 5/10
24th April 2016, 2:30 AM
That was Jasmine's assistant's job tho. Ash and his group went to Cianwood city with the Cianwood gym as their priority. ^^;
Originally Posted by JudySpell
26th August 2016, 9:21 PM
I normally prefer when Gyms get two episodes unlike this one, but Chuck's battle against Ash was still good since Bayleef got screen-time.
4th November 2016, 2:47 AM
Poor Pikachu couldn't even beat Chuck's Poliwrath even with an advantage. Sigh. I liked the entire training sequences that Chuck and Machoke went through however, and I was glad that Bayleef was able to win the Storm Badge for Ash.