16th September 2012, 7:50 PM
Before I begin giving my own opinion about this episode, I do want to say that this season (Master Quest) is probably the best original series season out of all five. Yeah, that's right, it even beats the Indigo League series. So much happened during this season, that most of my list of epic moments in Pokémon happened during this season. The theme rocks too.
Now, for this sub-part (Whirl Arc) the first episode wasn't that good of being interesting, but I did like some openings like Misty wanting a Corsola and the Lugia's shadow appearing - foreshadowing events that will happen later on in this arc. That is probably this episode its strongest point.
29th September 2012, 8:28 AM
A nice episode to introduce the Whirl Islands and the Whirl Cup competition. It was great how Misty kept saying she wanted to become a Water Pokemon Master. It was nice to see Professor Elm again too. I love how calm & collected he is, his Corsola was very cute. I loved how Misty wanted a Corsola so badly.
31st December 2012, 11:33 AM
It was a good episode. But, right when Staryu's used, it loses after one hit. I'm starting to think Staryu is a glass canon. It's nice to see that the Whirl Cup is introduced. It'll advance Misty into becoming a Water Pokemon Master. She needs this.
31st December 2012, 11:36 AM
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21st August 2013, 4:08 PM
Apart from Lugia's shadow, Prof. Elm's appearance and Misty wanting to catch a Corsola, this episode was(yawn) a bore.
It was a rather boring start of the Whirl Islands arc in my opinion.
24th October 2014, 5:15 AM
Name-wise, I always get Professor Elm and Birch mixed up.
3rd June 2015, 9:28 PM
I thought this was a pretty good episode for Misty. I like how pumped up she is for the Whirl Cup. Also it seems like Misty catching Corsola was foreshadowed here. I also enjoyed seeingvProf. elm again.
4th July 2015, 6:58 PM
This episode was really boring. Beside the lore of the Water Pokemon really nothing really happen beside Team Rocket stealing the Water Pokemon. Also this is the first time in Johto that Team Rocket was able to beat one of the twerps Pokemon in a battle. So Misty had to fail of getting the Water Pokemon back from Team Rocket that was so wrong in so many way. And then Misty having to fangirl over Colsorla because Misty is girl.
So far in the Johto region there were some Pokemon type tournment in the past, but they wasn't a big deal, but when we get something about water Pokemon we have to have lore surrounded by them. That seem so unfair to some of the other type of Pokemon in the world. I think this arc would have been better in the Hoenn region then in Johto. Would it been awesome if they would put in Kyogre lore in here where it could have a better role. Because it is the creator of the sea. But I'm just spit balling something over here.
Anyway I'm going to give this episode a D
3rd March 2016, 2:53 AM
It was pleasant seeing Elm again and his Corsola was so adorable hee hee. I liked how Ash's group saw Lugia's shadow in the sea and how they learned about the Whirl Cup tournament as well. :3
8th June 2016, 11:39 PM
Lol at Elm showing up and being relevant for once. Too bad that Ash and Misty wanted to make a detour for the Whirl Cup subplot...
15th September 2016, 2:36 AM
Lugia finally made a shadowy cameo and my favorite scene was when Misty saw Corsola and began planning to capture her own Corsola some day.
11th October 2016, 4:08 AM
Oh praise Allah, Prof. Elm actually did something other than just sit in his lab. It was nice to see Misty actually get excited about catching a Water Pokemon since her last one she didn't really catch, it just sort of followed her. Also nice cameo by Lugia.
16th December 2016, 3:15 AM
I'm glad they did tho cuz the Whirl Island journey was good overall. I also liked seeing Misty get all passionate regarding the tournament here when she found out about it. :3
Originally Posted by Gillachu
16th December 2016, 8:14 PM
Even though I love Professor Elm, this episode doesn't really have much that happens in it. I do like the start of the story arc with Misty wanting a Corsola, and I thought Professor Elm's Corsola was really cool and I thought the battle it had with Team Rocket was pretty good. I was extremely disappointed when Jessie's Arbok defeated Staryu though. If that is how Misty battles, she will never win the Whirl Cup.
25th December 2016, 5:51 AM
Nice to see Utsugi-hakase again since we hadn't seen him since Wakaba Town, although I personally didn't think that Sunnygo suited him. What I liked about the anime's version of the Whirlpool Islands was that they were inhabited by people, unlike in the games, and the Whirlpool Cup tournament seemed like an enticing plot.